Regular-season games are must-see TV about as often as Raymond Felton shoots 3-of-19 in the field, but both certainly happened Monday night. The Nets turned back the Knickerbockers in overtime in the first game of their long-awaited, much-debated Battle of the Boroughs, and here’s what I got out of it:
As we do every Saturday afternoon, let’s examine the lessons from the Week That Was, review our Depth Chart Updates, the Upcoming Schedule and make our picks of Sits and Starts for the upcoming week. This week we welcome back some stars who returned ahead of schedule (Kevin Love, Nene Hilario and Kyle Lowry), update on some of the more intriguing injury situations (Andrew Bynum, Brandon Roy and Andrew Bogut) and give some pointers on how to evaluate your team’s disappointments.
(This is another in a series of 30 guest columns that will run in October, when optimism reigns supreme across the NBA. The theme will be “Five Reasons to Feel Positive About … ” We encourage you to follow the authors on Twitter and visit their sites. – CS) The Washington Wizards’ rebuild is now into year three as the plan remains to grow with a young roster. But the team sprinkled in veterans this summer, adding big man Emeka Okafor and
After playing a vital role in the Olympics for Team USA, gold medalist Kevin Love had high expectations for the Timberwolves and their revamped roster for the upcoming season. Unfortunately for him and the team, those expectations took a major hit on Wednesday afternoon when Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports tweeted and broke the news that Love has suffered a broken hand. Chris Bernucca has the details of the situation. This really is a tough break for a franchise finally hoping
This was definitely not the start to the season the Washington Wizards were looking for. The Wizards were counting on growth and maturation from John Wall, their blindingly quick point guard whom they believe is destined for NBA stardom. But the team announced Friday that Wall has a stress injury in his left knee and will be out eight weeks. Wall felt pain in the knee and had an MRI on Thursday in New York that revealed the early stages of a
Here are this morning’s top NBA news stories.“Gilbert Arenas considering China,” by Marc Stein of ESPN.com. “Celtics sign Milicic,” from NBA.com. “ESPN sets sights on ex-Knicks GM Isaiah for TV role,” by Phil Mushnick of The New York Post. “Warriors’ GM dishes on team’s centers,” from the San Francisco Chronicle. “Lakers sign Ronnie Aguilar,” from NBA.com. “Step by step, Wolves’ Rubio resumes basketball career,” by Jerry Zgoda of Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Nene’s status in doubt for start of Wizards training camp,” by Gene Wang of the Washington Post. “League’s answer to floppers might run foul