SH Blog: Iguodala has hamstring strain; Gasol won’t get surgery

andre-iguodala-game-winner

The big news of today is that Derrick Rose has another knee injury. This time, it’s not an ACL tear, but it is a meniscus tear, which obviously isn’t a good thing. This is terrible news for the Bulls, of course, but it could be good news for any team shopping a point guard. Orlando and Jameer Nelson, I’m looking at you. Also, do the Suns really need Goran Dragic right now? There’s not many prospective playoff teams in the market for

Read more...

Tweet of the Day: Chalmers Disagrees with Suspension

The NBA has disciplined another player this season, this time it’s Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers. Chalmers will be suspended one game (served tonight against Charlotte) for a forearm to the head of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki in Friday night’s game. Chalmers was unhappy with the ruling by the league. He later took to Twitter to explain his side of the story. Never in my career been a dirty player. It’s clear that my arm was being held and that’s wat caused

Read more...

NBA Rumors and News for October 23, 2013

Mark-Cuban-explains-why-he-wont-trade-Dirk-Nowitzki.

Wednesday, October 23 Daily Trivia: Which of these players has Steve Nash never played with in an NBA game – Vince Carter, Shawn Marion, Tyson Chandler or Dirk Nowitzki? Answer below. Cavs exercise four player options Posted at 04:29 PM ET The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year options on guard Kyrie Irving and forward Tristan Thompson, as well as the third-year options on guard Dion Waiters and center Tyler Zeller, reports InsideHoops.com. The announcement was expected as these four players are likely to

Read more...

Preseason Playoff Picture: Western Conference

gasol and nash

In a teleconference last week, we asked NBA analysts Chris Webber and Greg Anthony to pick a Western Conference team which missed the playoffs last season but will make the playoffs this season. “Dallas, mainly because of Dirk Nowitzki,” Webber said. “He’ll be back healthy. What he does, with spacing, getting guys involved … We take his game for granted.” “I would go with the Pelicans,” Anthony said. “I think that’s a team that could make sizeable leaps and surprise a lot

Read more...

Bernucca: 10 Predictions for the 2013-14 Season

Kevin Durant

This is the time of year where everyone and their mothers offer up a series of fearless prognostications about the upcoming NBA season. Here’s what I can tell you about my skills at predicting the future. If I was really any good at it, I wouldn’t be wasting it on the NBA season. And neither would anyone else. I am not reading tea leaves, interpreting tarot cards, gazing into crystal balls, holding seances, poring over analytics or buying classified information on the

Read more...

Evening News: Kobe progressing nicely; Knicks-Nets rivalry heating up; Dirk off to a healthy start

Kobe Bryant

In today’s NBA news, Kobe Bryant is healing nicely from his torn Achilles, the Knicks-Nets rivalry is quickly gaining steam, and Dirk Nowitzki looks to be healthy heading into training camp. Black Mamba right on track According to the Los Angeles Daily News, future Hall-of-Famer Kobe Bryant has been running at 75 percent of his body weight on a treadmill, and looks to be a few weeks away from advancing to full-weight bearing running. This is music to the ears of all Lakers’

Read more...