The top news in the NBA is the big Dwight Howard trade scenarios in which there are as many as four teams involving 11 or more players on the move. NBA.com in a four team trade scenario the Nets would get Dwight Howard, Jason Richardson, and Earl Clark and Chris Duhon. The Orlando Magic would get Brook Lopez, Damion James, Sheldon Williams, Armon Johnson, Luke Walton, ans 3 first round picks. (Two from the Nets, one from the Clippers). Cleveland Cavaliers would get Quentin Richardson, Sundiata Gaines, Kris Humphries first round pick from the Nets, and $3M in cash. LAC would recive Marson Brooks.
This deal has so many moving parts to it lets just see what actually materialize from this proposal. Should the deal happen this would make the Brooklyn Nets a formidable team having Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, Joe Johnson, and Gerald Wallace. My X-factor on the team is Gerald Green. That bunch has the potential to be a very good team. The word was that a deal was trying to get done on Monday but medical records had to be reviewed. Day nine of this free agency frenzy and the saga continues. Stay tuned.
First I want to preface this by saying I pride myself on being Brooklyn’s favorite stepson……lol I am extremely happy for the borough and the Nets in uniting the franchise with each other. When I was a kid I remembered the Nets playing in Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale Nassau County. Now they are in the legendary borough of BROOKLYN and I love it.
So let’s talk basketball. Nets are ready to position themselves to get Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks which is obviously a cog in the piece of retaining Deron Williams (Good move in my opinion), and the Nets are looking to sign Dwight Howard. If they do not get Joe then go for Andre Iguodala in Philly. This will assure the Nets playoff contention along with excitement in the new arena for the next few years. Gerald Wallace has already been locked into a contract, and they are trying to re-sign Gerald Green so that would give the Nets (if all is as planned) D-Will, Dwight Howard, G. Wallace, and Gerald Green. Im just saying NYKnicks is going to have their hands full in games as well as competing for the city of New York. With all of the Brooklyn Nets paraphernalia flying off the shelves they are quickly becoming a popular team. The Nets as an organization is becoming a whole movement.
Let’s just say the Nets do not land Dwight Howard (which seems far fetch to me) they still have the possibility of Deron Williams, “Iso” Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Gerald Green, and Brook Lopez! Nets fans can live with that (I think). This 20012 free agency is beginning to look very interesting.
So Amare is under fire for allegedly using a gay slur towards a fan, but I need a clear view on exactly what was said before the STAT man used those words. As a native New Yorker and a frequent Garden attendee I know just how harsh some fans can be. Not to excuse anyone for using offensive language but we all are human. Superstars included. As a fan I believe he had a moment where he let his emotions get in front of him and made a mistake. Amare later apologized for the statement he made and awaits the review of what happed by the league. As for the fan he is getting 15minutes of fame but my suggestion is if you can not take it, don’t dish it out.
Knicks receive Bird rights for Lin/and Novak which allows teams to exceed their salary cap without penalties to retain their players. The Knicks are expected to match offers on both players.
On Wednesday the Washington Wizards acquired Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza from the New Orleans Hornets for Rashard Lewis and the No. 46 pick in next week’s draft. This was a decent move to get some solid veteran players around John Wall. This may be just the beginning as reported by NBA.com's Sekou Smith.
You have to take your hats off to Miami. They all worked collectively to get it done. The Heat was on literally! It would have not been a good thing for them to go back to Okalahoma City where the Thunder has demolished there opponents. OKC lost only one time at home in this post season. Great job by a great team in a sport where it is the best who wins the championship.
They are the Champions my friend.
Here we are at game four and the Heat leads the series 2 to 1. Tonight is a must win for OKC as history says with one more loss they will not be able to recover from a 3 to 1 game deficit. The momentum has shifted from the Heat being in serious trouble. LBJ has found the motivation to lift his game and his team positioning them to close out this 7 game series. Lebron seems to have tuned out the critics and he is just playing at another level right now.
Serge Ibaka of the Thunder seems to have fueled a verbal debate with Lebron James about his defense….smh.
Note to Serge please do yourself a favor champ and let everything on the court speak for itself. Lebron is a super star in the league for a reason. You sir should not give that man any ammunition to turn it up yet another notch. Please see Reuben Patterson who was dubbed the “Kobe Stopper”. We all know how that played out. Patterson never won a championship before his exit from the NBA. Just play with the same intensity from Game 1 save all the talk for the hardwood floor, and I repeat 3 to 1 hole teams usually do not recover to win a championship. See you on ABC at 9pm ET.
According to a report by Marc Berman of the NY Post Phil Jackson called the Knicks “a clumsy team” . The coaching legend had been rumored at the end of the Knicks season to have had some interest in closing out his career in NY where he started. Some fans feel that Jackson is the answer for getting Amar’e Stoudemire, and Carmelo Anthony to play together. Phil Jackson has incredible credentials along with 9 championship rings, and it wouldn’t be too far off to believe he could get Amar’e and Carmelo to bring a championship to NY, but it seems he is glad MSG never called him (yea right).
If Phil Jackson came to New York and got the Knicks a ring or two in the next three or so years I think that would be the icing on the cake for his legend. His story would have been bigger than Michael Jordan’s last shot as a Bull in 1998 over Bryon Russell. Unfortunately that will not happen for him which is why I think he has let some daggers fly towards the organization. MSG he at least deserved a call c’mon people. Phil is scheduled to be on HBO’s Real sports this evening at 10pm ET where he says that why he feels this is a “clumsy team”, but I think Jackson may have felt burnt by MSG to not have reached out. I will watch the Heat vs. OKC and HBO’s Real sports this evening.