Sunday, February 3, 2013

Boston Celtics Meets Oden

Boston Celtics hopes to move up the teams that catches the interest of Greg Oden, formerly the No. 1 overall pick after they met on Saturday.

Supposedly, Oden was to change the franchise of Portland Trail Blazers but he had fracture surgeries on his knees and needed to take the season off to recover fully as he tries another comeback.

Oden has participated in 82 games since he entered the NBA last 2007. He hasn't totally recuperated with his surgery since missing the whole rookie season. His last game was on Dec. 5, 2009 with Portland, which sustained him another severe knee injury causing him to miss 2 seasons.

Kidd Gilchrist Suffers From Concussion

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the forward of Bobcats, was hospitalized tonight when the player got hit in his head while playing against the Rockets. 

Alert and able to move, Kidd-Gilchrist underwent a CT scan and X-rays as precautionary measures, and fortunately, cleared of neck and head injuries. However, the Bobcats forward does develop a concussion and need to stay in Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital overnight for further observation.

The injury happened at the 4th quarter when he collided with Jeffery Taylor, his team mate.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Phoenix Suns and Gentry Part Ways

Alvin Gentry and the Phoenix Suns have a mutual agreement to separate ways after his 5-plus seasons of being a head coach.  The new coach will be revealed in 1 to 2 days.

Gentry became the interim head coach of Phoenix last February of 2009, and became the 14th head coach in the history of franchise on May 2009.  In all the 5 seasons, Gentry’s teams made a 158-144 (.523) record, 1 playoff appearance and a participation in the Western Conference Finals in 2010.  Today, the Suns have a 13-28 (.317) record at the middle of the 2012-2013 season.

Just recently, Gentry said that Phoenix, with the season apparently headed south, may turn to the team's younger players and eye at the future. 

Phoenix Suns lacked a go-to scorer and had a struggle with depth as he continuously tried making new lineups. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Elton Brand Says Mavs Should Expect More From Him

Elton Brand has encountered struggles this season.  However, he thinks his 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks in their win against the Pistons this Saturday shouldn't be a surprise at all. Brand even expects more nights such as this in a Mavs uniform.

“Nah, that’s not vintage,”Not even close. That’s what I can do. That’s where I’m at right now," said Brand who has an average of 6.2 points and 6.0 rebounds entering the game. “

“With the opportunity and the looks, I’m still right there. I can do that every night – most nights – with those opportunities.”

Nando De Colo Assigned to D-League by Spurs

Today, San Antonio Spurs assigned Nando De Colo to the NBA Development League's Austin Toros.

De Colo appeared in thirteen games this season for Spurs with an average of 2.5 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in a  span of 10.4 minutes.

This French player is now in his first season of playing for the Silver and Black. De Colo was chosen by Spurs with the 53rd pick in the 2nd round of the 2009 NBA Draft and spent the previous 3 seasons playing for Spanish ACB League's Valencia.

Friday, November 16, 2012

NBA Investigates Argument Between Perkins and Randolph

As a standard procedure of NBA, the confrontation between Thunder's Kendrick Perkins and Memphis's Randolph last Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena is under investigation.

Both players got ejected with 2:05 left in the last quarter and had an argument in a hallway nearby the locker room of the Thunders after they left the court. The two players were ceased by police officers of Oklahoma who patrols the area.

The game was on national TV on ESPN and a court side mic picked up the conversation.

Perkins: “I’ll meet you by the bus.”

Randolph: “I’ll beat your ********!

Lebron Leads Win Against Nuggets

LeBron James made a total of 27 points and 12 assists which gives Miami Heat its first win against the Nuggets with a score of 98-93 last Thursday, after a ten-year-long drought in Denver.

Shane Battier made 18 points - all 3-pointers - in the first win of Heat at Denver since 2002, a stretch of ten straight losses. 

The Heat almost blew a 19-point lead on the second-half but managed to pull it through even without Wade (foot) and Chalmers, who needed to step out after only 7 1/2 minutes because of his strained triceps.