Happy Trade Deadline Day! There will be more deals to come before this afternoon’s deadline, and we will have all the fantasy fallout for you tomorrow morning. On Wednesday, Houston acquired rookie Thomas Robinson from the Kings, and with Patrick Patterson going the other way, T-Rob has a chance at increased minutes in a more professional organization.
Over the All-Star break, news broke that longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss had been hospitalized and was battling cancer. Monday, Dr. Buss passed away. [Heisler on Buss: As owners go, he stands alone] Many NBA players (former and current), owners and personnel sent their regards via Twitter.
While we get ready for Lent, Valentines Day and the All-Star break, SheridanHoops.com presents five interesting items from the previous evening’s NBA games. Six games were on the schedule on Monday night. The Spurs won without their “Big Three” in Chicago, the Nets ended their losing streak in Indiana and seven was the luckiest and unluckiest number in Charlotte.
When you think about how good or how far the Brooklyn Nets might go this season, it all comes down to this: which version of Deron Williams are we going to get? Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson are integral pieces to the puzzle, but the main reason the Nets have become as relevant as they have is because of the acquisition of Williams. This team goes only as far as he can take them. During his days as a member of the
Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams will miss the next two games, tonight at Indiana and Wednesday vs. Denver, due to synovitis (inflammation of ankle joint linings) in both ankles.
“If you don’t see Brook Lopez play a lot, this is why he made the All-Star team,” explained a hyped up Jim Spanarkel, the YES Network color commentator, after Lopez blocked Jodie Meeks’ shot attempt from the weak side. “It’s plays like that at the defensive end of the floor – it’s not that they were non-existent – but they weren’t Brook Lopez of a couple years ago.” That play – and statement – so adequately sums up Brook Lopez’s season