Archive for October, 2006

Robert Hite Likely A Keeper For Heat

Monday, October 30th, 2006

The off season is a time when a team tries to improve through the draft, trades, free agent signings and development of present players. During training camp, many young players that went undrafted are invited to show their stuff and if they’re lucky they could make an NBA team. Such is highly likely the case […]

Jalen Rose a Goner?

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Signs are pointing to veteran guard/forward Jalen Rose not being a Knick for long.
Jalen Rose has not been part of the Knicks rotation, and isn’t a part of their future, either. The only question remaining is how long until the tie is formally cut. It could happen in a couple of days, based on […]

Legendary Coach Red Auerbach Dies at 89

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

It’s a sad time in basketball because it has lost a legend. Arnold “Red” Auerbach, known best for the 9 amazing championship rings he got while coaching the Boston Celtics during the time of Bill Russell and Bob Cousy in the 50’s and 60’s. It was known as the Celtics Dynasty and back then Celtic […]

Mutombo Confronts Fan Due To Racial Slurs

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

ORLANDO, Fla. — Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo got into it with a fan who allegedly yelled racist slurs at him in the third quarter of the Rockets’ preseason loss to the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.
Mutombo yelled at the man and gestured back. The fan was ejected. No action was taken against Mutombo.
“I am […]

Sonics’ Robert Swift Out For The Season

Friday, October 27th, 2006

With the season just days away, the Seattle Sonics have been dealt a blow when they learned that their projected starting center Robert Swift will be out for the season. Swift sustained an injury to the right knee just minutes into the Sonics-Kings games a few days ago. the Sonics won 103-88.
He jumped toward […]

Poll: Season Opener Games

Friday, October 27th, 2006

The season is starting in just a few days and I’m sure we’re all hyped up to watch it start. There two games on opening day and they are two very interesting ones too. Both bring back memories from last year’s first round of the playoffs. The Miami Heat will get their championship rings and […]

Knicks Sign Cato

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

With training camp pretty much done and the NBA teams are just waiting for the season opener a few days from now, the Knicks’ signing of center Kelvin Cato is quite surprising. Cato is a veteran big man who was the 15th overall pick in the 1997 draft by Dallas. He was traded on draft […]

NBA GM’s Make Predictions

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

A preseason poll was given to the NBA General Managers for their predictions for the season. It’s already the fifth of an annual poll. The results are in. (2 of the 30 GM’s did not respond)
NBA Champions - San Antonio Spurs
Are the Spurs big 3 healthy? It’s the reason why they struggled last season. If […]

Borderline Stars part 4

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

It’s been a while since I last posted on my Borderline Stars series but here’s part four.
Richard Jefferson

Known for being an amazing dunker when he first came in the league, Richard Jefferson has proven that he has more than that to his name. Over the years he has really shown an improvement in his jump […]

Mark Price Fired From Australian Ball Club After Just 5 Games

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Whoa! This is quite embarassing!
Four-time NBA All-Star player Mark Price was fired Monday after only five competition games in charge of South Dragons, the new franchise in Australia’s National Basketball League.
A day after the Dragons slumped to 0-5 to start their debut season, the club announced that Australian ex-Olympian Shane Heal would replace Price […]