Some days are simply filled with bad news, and Monday turned out to be that day. A number of players around the league got news about the status of their respective injuries, and it was all bad, starting with the unexpected extent of Kyrie Irving’s finger injury sustained during Saturday’s game against the Mavericks. See which players will miss an extended period of time, along with some very interesting quotes from Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat below:Kyrie Irving will miss four weeks
Have you ever had high expectations for something only to be let down? Ever have high expectations for the weather? Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has…and he is disappointed.
Special mention atop this column is deserved for Andre Iguodala, Nicolas Batum and Tony (SLJW) Allen, three of the league’s best man-on-man defenders who all had a chance to guard James Harden over the past week. Not that Harden is a marked man or anything, but after going for 37 and 45 in his first two games — and earning the No. 1 ranking in last week’s edition of these rankings — the guy should strike a personal endorsement deal with
Fire Mike Brown. That has been the sentiment of many Lakers fans after watching their super team open the season with three straight losses. Don’t believe me? Check out our “When will Mike Brown get fired” poll. It turns out, fans aren’t the only ones having an issue with the scrutinized coach’s methods, from Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld: Fans have already started calling for Brown’s job and many of his players have started wondering if he’s the right person to lead the team. Behind
Once upon a time, I discouraged any and all MVP talk until a quarter of the season (at the very least) had been played. Nowadays, I am a reformed man — and I have Sam Presti, Clay Bennett, Daryl Morey and Rob Pelinka to thank. After slightly less than one week of the NBA season, we find ourselves in a situation no one could have envisioned in the waning days of October. The game of poker between James Harden (repped by
The NBA is a strange place sometimes. As this blog goes to press, the Bobcats and Rockets are undefeated, while the Lakers and Celtics are winless. We’re not even a week into the season, of course, but all 82 games count the same. Nick Gibson was a witness to James Harden’s 45-point outburst in Atlanta last night, and it’s up to the boss where to put The Beard in the debut of the MVP race rankings on Sunday. Also on Sheridan Hoops,
The mixed messages coming from the Hornets and Eric Gordon about his knee are confusing. I’m not a doctor and haven’t seen the MRI, but my ‘diagnosis’ is, the desert heat in Phoenix would be a miracle cure. For fantasy purposes, he’s out indefinitely. Sorry about your luck, Gordon owners. You can’t cut him until there’s some tangible news, like another surgery. Tonight, it’s the first Sheridan Hoops Friday Freeroll of the season. It’s completely free to open a FanDuel account
New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon is out indefinitely with right knee issues that have plagued him since he joined the team. Asked about Gordon’s status for the team’s season opener Wednesday night vs. San Antonio, Hornets coach Monty Williams said, “He’s gonna be out, and the way I understand it, he’s gonna be out indefinitely until we get some clarity as to what’s going on.” Gordon did not play at all in the preseason due to the knee injury before participating