TAG: Dajuan Wagner

NBA, Where Are They Now? / Aug 26, 2009 / 12:48 pm

Where Are They Now: Omar Cook

milk-carton-omar-cook

Yesterday’s “Where are they now?” post on Troy Bell generated a lot of discussion of our favorite has-beens. We saw all sorts of names: Dajuan Wagner, Scotty Thurman, Harold Miner and even David Benoit. So we’re going to do what we can to dig up information and catch you up to speed on everyone.

One name I saw come up that really struck a chord with me was Omar Cook. Read More »

Smack / Aug 4, 2009 / 5:16 am

Minnesota messed up again, plus Allen Iverson going to Greece?

This never would've worked...

This never would've worked...

Can’t the Timberwolves do anything right? The same franchise that used its first-ever draft pick on Pooh Richardson when Mookie Blaylock, Tim Hardaway and Shawn Kemp were still on the board; that cost itself five years of first-round picks just to overpay Joe Smith under the table; that wasted Kevin Garnett‘s prime by not getting him a good enough supporting cast; that may have fumbled their biggest post-KG opportunity at the ’09 Draft; that’s taking way too long just to eventually hire Elston Turner as its next coach — they’ve done it again. Read More »

Smack / Jul 24, 2009 / 6:21 am

LeBron and Greg Oden vent; the worst-case Plan B for Odom

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Mannion)

Thursday’s NBA news wire looked like the brainstorm meeting for an after-school special. First, with the promotion for LeBron James‘ quasi-autobiography (Shooting Stars, co-written with Buzz Bissinger of Friday Night Lights fame) underway, the big bombshell — and perfect cover-up for the Jordan Crawford thing — was ‘Bron Clinton revealing he smoked weed once in high school. In a book that mostly focuses on his high school career, LBJ also wrote about dealing with fame at a young age. “We had become big-headed jerks, me in particular,” James said. “And we are to blame for that, but so are adults who treated us that way and then sat back and smugly watched the self-destruction.” … Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 11, 2009 / 3:17 pm

NBA Draft ’09 Stock Watch: Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington (photo. North Carolina)

Wayne Ellington (photo. North Carolina)

In the age of versatility, how much is an old-fashioned pure scorer worth?

That’s the question NBA teams will have to ask themselves when Wayne Ellington‘s name pops up in the war room. The North Carolina junior would have been a Top-10 pick back in the days of Trajan Langdon (11th in ’99), Jamal Crawford (8th in ’00) and Dajuan Wagner (6th in ’02), but in 2009, teams want their starting two-guard to be able to do everything: Read More »