TAG: Mike James

Smack / Feb 14, 2013 / 1:57 am

Vince Carter Tops Larry Bird; Kevin Garnett Says This Will Be His Last All-Star Game

Vince Carter

It’s not often you hear Vince Carter‘s name mentioned with Larry Bird‘s. But before you start in with the “Wince” jokes, know that he’s been one of the most surprising players this season, playing like he’s 30 years old again. In Dallas’ 23-point thumping of Sacramento last night, VC hit for 17 in the third and 26 total to pass Bird for 29th all time in points. Read More »

Free Agency, NBA / Jun 19, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Report: Jason Kidd “Can’t Rule Out The Bulls” In Free Agency

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd wants a team where he can win with a reduced role. That could still be the Mavericks, but the longtime Dallas point guard has also said today he’s eyeing another team once July 1 hits: The BullsRead More »

Smack / Jan 12, 2012 / 2:03 am

Clippers & Miami Play A Thriller; Kobe Bryant Goes For 40 Again

Chris Paul (photo. Zach Wolfe)

Chris Paul (photo. Zach Wolfe)

You talkin’ about playoffs? The atmosphere in the Clippers overtime win over Miami felt like an NBA Finals game. Down the stretch, we can’t remember the last time we’d seen so many bodies hitting the deck. Miami really should’ve won it during regulation. But LeBron (23 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists) fouled Chauncey Billups on a three, as well as going half n’ half at the line two times in a row at the end of the game (Damn he looked uncomfortable at the end of the game). It stayed close all the way through the overtime until Mario Chalmers (18 points) missed a three. With the Heat down three, they couldn’t get a foul, DeAndre Jordan (six huge blocks) got a wide-open jam, Erik Spoelstra flipped out and got tossed and the Clippers had a 95-89 win … Read More »

D-League, NBA / Jan 2, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Top 10 Former NBA Players In The D-League

Ricky Davis

Ricky Davis (photo. Rich Obrey)

When you’re considered a “former NBA player” in the D-League, this is often one of two things: 1) You’re on the 30-something-I-still-want-to-play comeback trail, or 2) You made it for a minute but never really got your shot. Either way, the following 10 players received paychecks with David Stern‘s signature and at least one complimentary pair of NBA socks. Now, they’re doing everything they can to try and persuade NBA GMs that they’re worth a second look. Read More »

D-League, NBA / Mar 15, 2010 / 2:00 pm

With Rafer Alston Suspended, Heat Add A Point Guard

Kenny Hasbrouck

With two empty roster spots and in dire need of a point guard after moving Rafer Alston to the suspended list for the remainder of the season, the Heat made a move today by signing former Siena shooting guard Kenny Hasbrouck. While it might not seem like much, this is a great move. (And during March Madness no less.) Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 2, 2010 / 10:45 am

10 NBA Free Agents Who Can Help Your Team Right Now

Michael Finley

Last week, in the wake of the NBA Trade deadline, I put together a list of five free agents who can help your team right now. But let’s be honest: The pickings were slim. And as I said, any player who has spent time on an NBA roster this season had to be waived by March 1 in order to be eligible for the playoffs with another team. So in light of a bunch of need commodities that surfaced on the market, here’s an updated and expanded list of free agents available to the highest bidder. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 23, 2010 / 12:51 pm

Breaking News: Josh Howard Out For The Season

Josh Howard

Josh Howard (photo. Monte Isom)

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Washington Wizards, they just did. After trading away Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson, word broke this morning that Josh Howard is done for the season after tearing his ACL. Read More »

NBA / Feb 18, 2010 / 1:54 pm

NBA Trade Rumor: Carlos Boozer To Miami (Updated)

Carlos Boozer

After the rumors quieted surrounding Amar’e Stoudemire, Miami has decided to check in on another Western Conference power forward. And even though this deal doesn’t appear like it’s going to happen before the deadline, the Heat and Jazz are talking about a trade that would send Carlos Boozer to Miami for the expiring contracts of Udonis Haslem and Quentin Richardson. Sources say that the Jazz and Heat might need a third team to complete a deal, and the Wizards (who are about $830,000 over the luxury tax threshold right now) could use the cap relief. Read More »

NBA / Feb 18, 2010 / 8:00 am

The Washington Wizards Blew It Up, And Have Started Over… Again

Washington Wizards

Before the season, I made a pretty bold declaration by writing that the Washington Wizards could win the championship this year. And on paper, I still stand behind that statement. But when your whole starting five from the beginning of the season is gone by the trade deadline – something that I bet has never happened before – all expectations are thrown out the window. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 9, 2010 / 11:00 am

NBA Trade Rumor: Caron Butler To Dallas Or Houston

Caron Butler (photo. Douglas Sonders)

Caron Butler (photo. Douglas Sonders)

The time has come, and the Wizards are finally ready to blow up the squad – that at least on paper – looked like the fourth best team in the Eastern Conference before the season. After finding out that the League granted them some cap relief (almost $4 million) after losing Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton to suspension for the rest of the season, they’re going to try and move their $74 million payroll below the cap threshold of $69.9 million. This means that Caron Butler‘s days in D.C. could be limited. Read More »