Morning News Roundup

Chris Paul

“Curry, agent optimistic about extension” Matt Steinmetz: “DiLeo: Bynum ‘feels very good’ after knee injection” Tom Moore: “Chris Paul says he’ll be ready” Arash Markazi: “Kyrie Irving returns to Cavs after breaking hand” Mark J. Spears: Yahoo! Sports “Utah Jazz’s Paul Millsap embraces biggest year of career” Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: “Amundson agrees to deal with the Wolves” Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune:


SH Blog: Brandon Roy admits lift is not what it used to be, O.J. Mayo can be a star?


The Dallas Mavericks acquired loads of solid players over the summer and have put themselves in position to be successful despite losing key players in Jason Kidd and Jason Terry to free agency. But can O.J. Mayo be good enough to become a star in the NBA? Could Chris Kaman become the best offensive center of all time in Dallas? Both are conceivable, depending on who you ask. See the chatter going on in Dallas, along with the true status of


SH Blog: Shaq has some advice for the Knicks


It’s time to start counting the weeks, not the months, until NBA season starts, and we’ve got a whole bunch of ways to help you get ready. Start with Chris Bernucca’s column to find out which NBA stars might not be playing on Opening Night, and also be sure to check out Kent Williams’ awesome NBA depth chart, whether as a cheat sheet for a fantasy draft or just because it’s really cool. And now let’s get to all the latest


Bernucca: NBA Injury Update: Some stars won’t be ready for season’s start

Dwight Howard

When training camps open later this month, a handful of teams will be at less than full strength. And some of them may be that way for a while. The Los Angeles Lakers, a legitimate title contender, will be without the biggest prize of the offseason. The Chicago Bulls, who have the NBA’s best record over the last two seasons, will be without their best player. The New York Knicks, who claim to be contenders, will be without two of their three shooting guards.


Fantasy Spin: September 14, 2012

kyrie irving

PG Tiers It’s a deep, talented pool at the point guard position. Most teams have an experienced starter, several backups are well worth owning and the rookie crop is interesting. These are one man’s opinions, early in the game. I don’t even attempt to compile “accurate” rankings, only these tiers. After adjusting for each league’s settings (and specific needs in categories or positions) my own cheat sheets will evolve over the next six weeks and no two will end up identical. Many SG have


Who exactly is Rich Paul, LeBron’s new agent


CLEVELAND — LeBron James announced his change of agents with a hashtag announcement on Twitter — #THETAKEOVER. Which leads to two questions: _ Is this Step One Before “The Decision” Part II? _ Who exactly is Rich Paul, who becomes LeBron’s third NBA agent, replacing Leon Rose, who replaced Aaron Goodwin. Early this morning, word began to spread that the reigning MVP, Finals MVP and Olympic gold medalist would be joining Klutch Sports, a newly formed agency by his childhood friend, Paul. The face of


Fantasy Spin: September 10, 2012

basketball lights

Welcome to the first full season of the Fantasy Spin. From now until the NBA tips off, we’ll help you prepare to draft. All year long, we’ll keep track of injuries, role changes, suspensions and more. Every morning, we’ll recap who’s hot, who’s not and who looks best on the waiver wire.  Follow us on Twitter @SheridanFantasy for updates. Joining me on the beat are two terrific writers who excel at all fantasy sports, not just hoops. Over the years, we


SH Blog: Don Nelson to join Hall of Fame, wishes he could have coached Rubio and Love

Don Nelson

As we slowly prepare ourselves for an exciting upcoming season, it’s good to have an idea of who is still left on the market and what teams can go after them. Who still has enough cap room or trade exceptions to land a player of relevance? Moke Hamilton has all the details on the subject. On to today’s news, soon-to-be Hall of Famer Don Nelson had plenty to say about a wide range of topics, including his former player Monta Ellis.