Miami may be looking to bolster it's backcourt by trading away one of their many frontcourt players. Club stalwart Dwyane Wade has missed a number of games with knee concerns, and the team wants some reinforcements to help keep Wade fresh for a deep playoff run.
Wade missed his fifth game of the season Thursday night, this one due to illness, as the visiting Heat lost 107-87 to the Chicago Bulls.
Coach Erik Spoelstra started Ray Allen in Wade's spot, the first start of Allen's tenure with Heat. Allen is the third player Spoelstra has tried in place of Wade this season.
The Heat (14-5) have a glut of big men and have been looking into trading one for a guard, or to clear a roster spot so...
Written by Nick Metallinos Tuesday, 03 December 2013 14:23
Mirza Teletovic will "quietly" request a trade away from the Brooklyn Nets in the coming months according to a report in the Sarajevo Times which quotes the players' agent. Teletovic, a sharp-shooting forward has struggled to find consistent minutes under head coach Jason Kidd, averaging just 14 minutes per game. He is posting numbers of 6 points per game, along with 3.5 rebounds.
The players' representatives believe his skills could be better utilised elsewhere.
Already battling numerous injuries to their core players, the Brooklyn Nets will now have to deal with not having Paul Pierce for the next 2-4 weeks after he was diagnosed with a broken bone in his right hand.
Pierce's frustrating start in his first season in Brooklyn now includes a nondisplaced fracture of the third metacarpal of his shooting hand.
Coach Jason Kidd said he did not know when Pierce injured his hand, but in a news release the team said he was hurt...
Written by Nick Metallinos Monday, 02 December 2013 18:57
The Knicks have now lost nine in a row, and the frustration is begining to show out on the court as well. During last night's loss to the Pelicans, Iman Shumpert took out his frustration on Carmelo Anthony during a timeout after the Knicks' forward had messed up defensively during the third quarter.
The media may be overblowing the incident by calling it a screaming match, but there are signs that the team is not cohesive right now. For what it's worth for those wanting to read...
Written by Nick Metallinos Thursday, 28 November 2013 18:37
Jason Kidd has been criticized for his X's and O's, or lack thereof, during his time as Nets' head coach, but this move was quite shrewd. Kidd specifically told Tyshawn Taylor to hit him causing a break in play while the court was cleared of the spilled drink.
The Nets were down one-point to the visiting Lakers and had no timeouts left at the time. The break in play allowed Kidd and his staff to draw up a play.
After the game Kidd denied he did it purposely, but...
Written by Nick Metallinos Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:39
Derrick Williams, the former No. 2 draft pick who never really lived up to his high selection, is off to start fresh with the Sacramento Kings after the Minnesota Timberwolves sent to him California in exchange for Luc Mbah a Moute today.
"Luc is known as one of the premier defensive players in the league with an ability to guard multiple positions," Flip Saunders said in a statement issued by the team. "He adds a lot of energy, grit and a high basketball...
Written by Nick Metallinos Monday, 25 November 2013 20:19
J.R. Smith likes to party, we all know that. Now in the latest commercial from Foot Locker as part of their Week of Greatness campaign, we also find out that J.R. has a sense of humor as well. Smith has seen his fair share of nightclubs in New York City since he became a Knick, and has often made the headlines for the wrong reasons, see: once before a playoff game against Boston, then again against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Written by Nick Metallinos Monday, 25 November 2013 16:32
Forget about any kind of amnesty talk, and shelve those retirement plans, because Kobe Bryant has agreed to a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The deal was announced by the team via their Twitter account, along with a posted picture of Bryant with Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak and Executive Vice-President of Player Personnel Jim Buss.
The new deal is believed to be for an additional two-years, there's been no reports of how much it's worth. The Lakers signed him to a...