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NBA / Nov 19, 2010 / 3:00 pm

From Bad News to Worse for Yao

Yao Ming

In the same week that the Blazers learned Greg Oden will miss the rest of the season due to another knee surgery, the Rockets found out their injury-prone franchise center, Yao Ming, will miss (at least) another two weeks due to a bone bruise in his ankle.

Yao has been out since Nov. 10, when he hurt his ankle early in Houston’s loss to the Wizards. He was originally slated to miss about one week, but now his return date has been pushed back. Read More »

NBA / Nov 9, 2010 / 4:15 pm

Top 5 NBA Players Taking Their Sweet Time To Adjust

Moving to a new place is never easy. With that in mind, a professional basketball player that gets traded or signs with a new team must be able to adapt to a new environment often on short notice. Whether due to a new coaching style, teammates or playing in a higher altitude (Thanks Denver), some players have a harder time adjusting than others. The following is a list of players that although talented, have had trouble transitioning their talents to their new home. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 29, 2010 / 1:45 pm

NBA Rumor: Erick Dampier To The Rockets

The Erick Dampier sweepstakes appear to be coming to an end. After talks with Miami fell apart in September, the next teams to enter into the mix were Milwaukee, Portland, Toronto and Houston. And according to HOOPSWORLD’s Bill Ingram, the Rockets “offered the best financial package, as well as a shot at being a part of a potentially-contending team.” Read More »

Smack / Oct 21, 2010 / 1:41 am

Orlando runs unbeaten preseason streak to 21 wins

Vince Carter

Funny how everybody looks at preseason differently. If your team is killing, the exhibition games only make you more optimistic for the season. If your team is getting killed (or if your rival is killing), you’re in full “It’s just preseason, it doesn’t matter” mode. However you slice it, the Orlando Magic have turned the NBA preseason into a Rookie mode dynasty on NBA 2K. Last night’s win over the Mavs was the 21st straight preseason win for the Magic, and it seems like every one of them has been a blowout. Does it mean anything? Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2010 / 11:00 am

Yao Ming Is Still A Mess

Yao Ming

Speaking of Daryl Morey, the Rockets GM might have some enemies when it comes to diehard Yao Ming fans who have been waiting to see him on the court. After missing all of last season following foot surgery, according to Morey, he’ll only be able to play a maximum of 25 minutes a night. Read More »

NBA / Aug 26, 2010 / 1:00 pm

NBA Trade Pitch: Carmelo Anthony to Houston for Kevin Martin

Carmelo Anthony

Since I’m guessing the Denver Nuggets won’t take my advice and keep Carmelo Anthony this season, and the list of rumored destinations for ‘Melo grows by the week, it’s time to explore what the Nuggets can do trade-wise to get something close to equal value in return for the man who’s been their franchise centerpiece for the last seven years.

Although I still believe ‘Melo ultimately ends up in New York, recent rumors have gained momentum that he has the Houston Rockets at or near the top of his wish list of teams with which he’d sign a long-term extension following a trade. How exactly would ‘Melo end up in Houston, though? Read More »

Smack / Jul 18, 2010 / 2:19 am

Making a Point in Miami

LeBron James

Should LeBron play point guard for the Heat? Can LeBron play the point? The answer to the second question could make the first question moot, but with the pool of potential starting PG’s in free agency pretty much dry, Erik Spoelstra has to make sure LeBron isn’t a better option over Mario Chalmers and Carlos Arroyo (who is talking to Miami about re-signing). LeBron came into the NBA hyped as another Magic, but after seven years as his team’s primary scorer and probably losing some of that automatic trust he had in his teammates from high school, can he move to point guard right now? Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2010 / 12:30 pm

Top 10 Available NBA Free Agents

Josh Howard

The top tier guys are signed, sealed and delivered, but there are still a ton of guys that can help impact teams next year. With that being said, here’s a list of the Top 10 Available NBA Free Agents. Spend your money wisely… Read More »

NBA / Jul 7, 2010 / 6:15 pm

The Blueprint To Recreating A Championship Squad In Miami

Chris Bosh

As of right now, the jury is still out on where LeBron James will land. But with that being said, let’s take a look at how Miami won a championship in 2006. We know Chris Bosh will be joining Dwyane Wade in Wade County, but besides Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers, who else should the Heat bring in to help them win another championship. We break it down here: Read More »

Smack / Apr 28, 2010 / 2:35 am

To the Left, To the Left

LeBron James

What if Michael Jordan had shot his famous shut-eye free throw in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of a playoff game against a heated rival? Then it’s not just a cute footnote; it goes down as the worst (or best) prick move ever, making MJ’s Hall of Fame speech seem like Lamb Chop‘s sing-along by comparison. So what do we make of LeBron James last night, when he stepped to the foul line with a chance to close out the Bulls and shot one free throw left-handed? (He missed.) LeBron said his right elbow was sore, but try selling that to a bitter Chicago fan … Read More »