TAG: Kelenna Azubuike

NBA / Mar 3, 2011 / 12:00 pm

NBA Free Agency Roundup

Al Thornton

Al Thornton (photo. Keith Allison)

Of the Top 5 Available NBA Free Agents I wrote about on Tuesday, Mike Bibby is the only one to officially ink a deal. But that doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been progress as to where they, and others, are headed for the rest of the season. Here’s what we know: Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 22, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Carmelo Anthony To Wear No. 7 In New York

Carmelo Anthony

While last night a source close to Carmelo Anthony told me that he would most likely wear No. 13 in New York, today a new source has confirmed to me that ‘Melo will wear No. 7 for the Knicks – despite Kelenna Azubuike already wearing that number. One potential reason why Anthony shied away from No. 13 could be because the Knicks plan on retiring the number for Mark Jackson, a Brooklyn native who played seven seasons in New York. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2010 / 10:00 am

Cleveland should show LeBron “nothing but love,” says Cavs teammate

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. David Alvarez)

On paper, it’s a matchup between an 11-8 team and a 7-10 team. Both are in third-place in their respective divisions. Between them, only two players (maybe three) are on track to play the NBA All-Star Game next February. But it is the dynamic — and potential interaction — between one player and the crowd that has made Heat/Cavs tonight the most anticipated game on the NBA schedule so far this season.

When LeBron James returns to Cleveland to play the Cavaliers as a member of the Miami Heat, it could be in front of the most hostile crowd any pro ballplayer has faced in decades. Every pro has been booed at one time or another, but speaking to players in the League, almost all of them agree that this is a unique situation. Read More »

Smack / Jul 22, 2010 / 12:03 am

Gone By November

Chris Paul (photo. Zach Wolfe)

Chris Paul (photo. Zach Wolfe)

Monty Williams and Byron Scott are gonna have a lot to talk about the next time they cross paths. Around the same time ex-Hornets coach B-Scott walked into a job with the Cavs thinking (maybe) he had LeBron James — only to watch him take off for Miami — new Hornets coach Williams was thinking he had Chris Paul on his side. But maybe not for long now. CP3 reportedly wants to be traded ASAP, and would prefer to go to Orlando, New York or the Lakers … Money-wise, Paul has two years left on a deal that pays him about $15 million per, so whoever tries to get him likely won’t be doing it for spare parts. Read More »

NBA / Jul 8, 2010 / 4:50 pm

NBA Trade Rumor: David Lee To The Warriors One Step Closer

David Lee

Last night, Dime‘s Aron Phillips reported on a trade rumor of David Lee being sent to the Warriors for Anthony Randolph and pieces, and now it appears Lee has agreed. Although nothing will go down until the world hears from LeBron, according to Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson, Lee has agreed to the deal with Golden State worth about $80 million over six years, or $13 million a year. Read More »

NBA / Jul 7, 2010 / 7:00 pm

NBA Trade Rumor: David Lee To The Warriors For Anthony Randolph

David Lee

After the Knicks inked Amar’e Stoudemire, it was pretty clear that they weren’t going to make another move until LeBron signed on someone’s dotted line. But while reports surfaced earlier in the week that the Warriors would have to give up Monta Ellis in order to acquire a big man, now it appears they don’t. And instead of David Lee ending up in Minnesota, he very well could end up in the Bay. Read More »

NBA / May 5, 2010 / 11:30 am

The Warriors Keep A Vital Piece To The Puzzle

Kelenna Azubuike

In a year where everyone and their Mom is opting out of their contracts in the pursuit or more money and longer contracts, Kelenna Azubuike is opting in. According to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, Azubuike exercised his option to stay with the Warriors for about $3.3 million in 2010-11. While that might seem like chump change while everyone talks about $100+ million deals for the max-contract guys, Azubuike’s decision should pay dividends later. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Jan 12, 2010 / 10:30 am

The Last Remaining Hope For The Warriors’ Season

Photo. Jack Arent / Warriors.com

Photo. Jack Arent / Warriors.com

In one of the NBA’s most recent – and unnoticed – moves, the Golden State Warriors signed forward Cartier Martin to a 10-day contract; making him the fifth Gatorade call-up from the D-League this season. Cartier, who had spent some time with the Charlotte Bobcats last season, was averaging just over 14 points and four boards a game for the Iowa Energy. Not only does Martin bring some much-needed relief to the injury-ridden Warriors, he has a chance to catch on for the remainder of the season. Read More »

College, Video, We Reminisce / Dec 17, 2009 / 10:00 am

We Reminisce: Kentucky vs. Michigan State 2005 Elite Eight

With Kentucky plowing through everyone this season to a current No. 3 ranking in the country, and their trio of impact freshmen (John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe) playing beyond expectations, it got me thinking about past great UK games. One game in particular will always stand out in my memory: the 2005 Elite Eight, Kentucky vs. Michigan State. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2009 / 12:30 pm

Can Monta Ellis Work Out In Golden State?

Monta Ellis

Earlier this month, we talked about an almost inevitable trade with Monta Ellis and the Golden State Warriors. With seemingly nothing going right in the bay this season, it looked as if the relationship between Ellis and the Warriors front office was deteriorating quickly. But, with consecutive wins over Portland and Dallas (granted without Shawn Marion), things in Northern Cali are looking a little less gloomy. Read More »