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More NBA Draft rumors; is Jersey getting Vince’s replacement?

Vince Carter, Dime #21

Vince Carter, Dime #21

Lots of NBA Draft stuff populating the news this weekend, be it players moving up or down the board in this last stretch of workouts, teams making promises, or draft-related trade rumors. The Nets have been one of the toughest teams to figure out. Ever since they landed the 11th pick in the Lottery, we’ve seen them connected to eveyrybody from DeMar DeRozan to James Johnson to Tyler Hansbrough. There was even a short-lived rumor that had the Nets trading Devin Harris to Memphis for the No. 2 pick; its seems the only position where NJ satisfied is at center with Brook Lopez. The latest we’ve heard is that Jersey is very high on Louisville’s Terrence Williams. But would them taking a two-guard have anything at all to do with the recent Vince Carter-to-Cleveland trade rumor? … Jordan Hill worked out for the Warriors and spent some QT with Nellie, after which Hill said Nellie gave him a “probably” that he’d take him with the 7th pick. Then again, you could probably ask each member of the ’08-09 Warriors about Nellie’s reliability from one day to the next, and they’d just roll their eyes. If Hill does wind up in the Bay, he should anticipate running the gamut from starting to getting DNP-CDs all in one week. Just ask Anthony Randolph what his rookie year was like … The Knicks (#8) have supposedly narrowed their list down to three point guards: Stephen Curry, Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday. There’s a small chance all of those guys could be gone before New York picks, but not likely. Which one do you think would fit Mike D’Antoni‘s system the best? Curry has the shooting touch to be one of those 50-40-90 guys like Steve Nash in his prime; Tyreke is more of a power/pure scoring combo guard; and Holiday is an amazing athlete with lots of room to grow. Holiday would be the best defender of the bunch, but since when as Coach D cared about D? … And by the way, wasn’t Chris Duhon supposed to be the answer for NY at point guard? … Also, the Bulls (#16) are in love with DeJuan Blair, and word is the Pistons have promised B.J. Mullens with their #15 pick. That actually makes a lot of sense; Mullens is a 7-footer who can shoot from the outside — he could be their new Rasheed Wallace, only without the increasing apathy … Nobody is really talking about this yet, but keep an eye on the stalemate going down between Dwyane Wade and the Heat. Wade can either sign an extension this summer or become a free agent in 2010, and while just about any player in Flash’s position would wait and test the market, obviously Miami would prefer he re-up with them now. A lot will have to do with whether Wade feels he can win another championship in MIami — which means he needs some better help around him — but Pat Riley has said he’s not gonna make any major roster overhauls until he knows Wade is in the fold. Wade, meanwhile, has said all along he doesn’t want to go anywhere, but hasn’t said he’s definitely going to sign an extension. So either Wade locks himself into Miami long-term now and then has to hope Riley follows through with the supporting cast, or he goes into this season already knowing he’s got another Me Against The World schedule in front of him … In an interview with HoopsHype, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was asked, basically, what’s wrong with Andrew Bynum and why won’t Bynum incorporate the skyhook into his game. Kareem’s answer: “I think Andrew feels that he wants to make his own statement and he will do that by discovering how he can dominate in the league.” Is it just us or does that sound like AB is being stubborn and Kareem is kind of in that, “OK, go f*** yourself then” mode? … The Nuggets and Pacers will open the ’09 exhibition season in Taiwan, at the Taipei Arena. Maybe while they’re over there, the Pacers can finally find a trade partner for Jamaal Tinsley … We’re out like Bynum’s skyhook …

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  • joshlee9

    1st! oh and rubio shouldnt go to memphis

  • joshlee9

    and for the love of all things good, please let dwade re-up with miami…

  • rocky lobs

    lol@ miami w/o wade

  • josh tha roc

    BJ Mullens is terrible.

    Does Nellie just like having athletic PFs that he sit on the bench while Cap’n Jack plays the 4??

  • http://uoregon.edu sans

    wither? Mean whether? My first comment was too short, did yall do that for the “1sters”?

  • vcn

    .98.6° is the internal human temperature

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Powerslave

    Wade should win the Oscar for Best Supporting Shaqtor

  • BRUCE

    Hopefully the Kings are able to land Tyreke Evans and Terrence Williams.

    I like those twos, the are nice. Tyreke, Martin, Williams, Thompson and Hawes.

  • dk

    @Josh da roc – you a fag. you’re comments are stupid. You must never get females.

    But me? oh yeahhh!!!!

    i gets pussy and i gets brain. SHOCK dem BITCHES TILL I GET BRAIN! ROCK dem Bitches till I GETS BRAIN. BLAM Dem Bitches while i GETS BRAIN!

    oh and powerslave, don’t neva talk about wade da GAWDD!!! get Merc’d. Bitch!

  • Pia

    Vince with LeBron? That would be awesome! Of they both go to NY :-D

    p.s.

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Vince-Carter-Dunk-or-How-to-Dunk-Like-Air-Canada&id=581663

  • fabi

    what people dont realize is that the skyhook is just not that easy to learn. you think no top player ever said to themselves hey why not try to be unstoppable and learn this move?? its just freakin hard to hit consistantly! only one guy did this for the last 30 years !!!

  • Dagomar

    OR it means “the skyhook is one of the most difficult shots in the history of the game and maybe Bynum should work on more basic post moves first,” but expressed in a nice way . . . .

  • AZ

    LOL….THATS A HARD SHOT TO PULL IN GAMES!

  • that’s whats up

    Doesn’t Riley coach the Cavs?
    Why would he give a damn about Wade, unless he wants him next to Lebron.

    Maybe Riley goes back to New York with Wade at the 2 and Bron at the 3, Yao at center, Lee at the 4 and krypto-muchkin running the point.

  • Coop

    Do you guys not bother proof-reading your stuff? Jesus, have some pride for the love of God.

  • Ashlov

    Wade said yesterday that he’d rather see Riley change up the roster THIS season instead of waiting for 2010. If Riley can acquire Bosh, Wade will absolutely sign an extension before 2010.

  • http://allthatjazzbasketball.blogspot.com/ Amar

    Yeah . . . I’m not that impressed with Bynum at this stage in his career . . . this is a little chart I made to take a look at how well (or poorly) he was actually performing. (it doesn’t include the denver and orlando series stats yet)

    http://api.photoshop.com/home_2b9cfd5172294a0486be51ca0d78a064/adobe-px-assets/1793cbd39442464ea523faeb7715d692

    Bynum has some work cut out for himself.

  • ponky_alolor

    i dont think wade is leaving heat but he is doing a kobe by asking riley to give him help. smart move.

  • steve nasty

    @dk your the fag. You are obviously disturbed and don’t follow Golden State.

  • Coop

    Cut the homophobic slurs you idiots.

  • Ansonious

    @DK

    Your still front runner for “PLAYER HATER OF THE YEAR” and exactly what does DK stand for anyway?

  • http://bounce fan

    The Knicks need Tinsley, Nash or Flynn. We’re dying for a passer to build chemistry. If we could get curry we have to get a pg to compliment. Even Skip would be an upgrade over Duhon. If he remains the starting pg we can’t make the playoffs. Nate isn’t a pg. No Jordan Hill unless we trade for Sessions and Villaneva for Lee and Robinson. We could even use Kirk Hinrich. Somebody Omar Cook and PG please. I really want Flynn or Brandon Jennings both would thrive in D’antoni’s style both are scoring pg’s who score and pass exceptionally well.
    Dolan and NY if you guys mess this draft up. We’re cursed another 10 years. We need a mixture of nice and tough guys. Duhon is a back up that’s it. I’m venting a little bit. I apologize. I just cant stand the Knicks losing and not making the playoffs anymore. Like I said before you guys should really pay attention to these blogs. A lot of times the real fans make great assesments. Where winning comes 1st and business comes 2nd. Quentin Richardson and Larry Hughes ship them off somewhere far far away. Harrington & Chandler we keep. Curry ship him off to the hornets for Tyson Chandler

  • Sanpitch

    lol @ 16.

    i guess we found his comparison. bynum = ostertag. lmao. i love it.

  • Josh

    Can’t believe no one has posted this yet.

    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1914089

  • Bill Bixby

    You’re wanksta comedy bit is tired, dk. Go prove your e-penis length somewhere else. Like http://www.bitchpleeeeeze.com
    or even http://www.faggotfakerswhoringforattention.com

  • Bee

    by the way: did you know that this years german-league (BBL) finals are loaded with former us-college-stars and nba-players. Ricky Pauldig, Jason Gardner (MVP), Brandon Bowman, EJ Rowland, Ken Johnson, Vincent Yarbrough & Ruben Boumtje Boumtje, just to name a view. Sometimes it feels like watching a d-league game :-)

    here r some high.lights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjtVAbXItfk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFXcPZfRb-w

  • http://www.nbadraftdaycountdown.com NBADRAFTDAYCOUNTDOWN

    Have heard that NYK are hoping for Hill to drop… And may be trading for Sergio on draft night.

    I’d be surprised if Derozan slides to the Nets…

    LIVE DRAFT CHAT – http://www.nbadraftdaycountdown.com

  • dmitry of jersey

    if i was rod thorn i’d trade L Frank and VC for a Chipotle burrito and a blunt.

  • Danny

    the fan, you seriously think you need another pg if you get curry?? curry is a very good player and can pass just fine. You must’ve never seen him play.

  • Heckler…formerly ‘yallallreadyknow’

    ATTN DIME CREW & ALL OTHER NY’ERS:

    http://blog.thedammagazine.com/?p=268

  • Maynard

    Duhon was never supposed to be “The Answer.” You have to know that, right? He was a stopgap option at best whose contract conveniently ran out before 2010. Plus, don’t forget how effective he was early in the season before playing many more minutes than he was used to caught up to him, since the Knicks never found him a legitimate backup. I mean, he did average 13-9-4 in December. He was like a baseball pitcher who’d never been asked to go more than 130 innings suddenly being pushed up toward 200. I think he’d be an outstanding backup for a D’Antoni team, though I don’t believe he’s in the plans for 2010.

  • ponky_alolor

    Bixby – ur just as stupid as dk. yall both are fucking losers. remedial minds. lame ass dorks who argue on boards. Stupid panzy bitches dat would get yo ass WHOOPED. Plus your knowledge of hoops is suspect. Go to a more retarded site and fit in with your own people…youll contribute more there.

    Ponky keepin it real.

  • ponky_alolor

    @ Ansonious & Steve Nasty

    U2 are just as much haters and faggy as ya boi DK. Dime please start screenin for lames. Fucking dorks.

  • QQ

    hmmm @ everyone wtf is going on in here? lol. looks like a lotta dumb people in this room. WTF happened to the real talk bout hoops and shit. lotta haters. i mean shit, i had that impostor giving me shit for days. I think he’s finally stopped messin with me though. Lets see. cmon peeps, stop ruinin these boards. people who used to be normal are even proving to be dumb.

    At any rate, GOO MAGGGICCCC!!!!!!!!!

  • MSkittle

    Love the Tinsley joke haha

  • http://dime sure

    @Danny
    We get Curry. We ruin both the team and him with the losing and asking him and Duhon to do what there incapable of doing. Flynn or Die. Point guards are born. He’s a undersized 2 guard. A.I. at the 1 project F. Farmar at the 1 Failed. Chalmers at the 1 F. You see where I’m going. You can only transition if you have the game and choose to score like flynn. He could be a setup man all day. On the flipside though if need be to take over a game. He could do it as well. He is going to be just as good or better than Paul. Big shoes to fill. But great heart and passion & even better work ethic. He’ll be a better pro than college player. Coming from a basketball player. I know talent. Give sheron collins a shot next year. Better than holiday and lawson- biggest flop worse than redick. Duke doesn’t produce guards. T.Williams definitely sleeper. Give Tinsly 1 more chance and hang em. He’s a true PG with more baggage than JFK though. P.O.E. (Product of our Environment) Hoping ihoops helps the bridge the gap with life skills and helping us athletes learn to keep the money. Aside from the making it aspect. We want to learn and do better and be something were not. What that is we still haven’t figured out. Trying to fit into someone’s window of how you should be isn’t easy. You should be a role model or a grown up if your taught. You should be a all star or H.O.F talent if you work the hardest. ???? What would be great for basketball. If we all come together and help one and other with our weakness.

  • doc

    Maybe Kareem just being real and saying He cant master that shit Im the only master of that shit.Bynum aint being stubborn he ball good when healthy.If u could learn the Skyhook just being around Kareem we been woulda seen people doing it.

  • QQ

    Danny you retarded. and sure should change his name to “not sure”

    Stupid lames.