Sheridan Hoops Sixth Man Rankings: Week 11


As the season progresses, the NBA’s top teams begin to try to create some separation from the rest of the league. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs are doing just that in the Western Conference, while the Miami Heat and New York Knicks are attempting to do the same in the East.


Gibson: Gustavo Ayon and the European Buyout

Gustavo Ayon, Orlando Magic

One year ago, the Hornets bought power forward Gustavo Ayon out of his Fuenlabrada (ACB) contract and brought him to New Orleans several days before their unlocked season tipped off. Ayon started 24 games as a 26-year-old rookie and was shipped to Orlando in a sign-and-trade for Ryan Anderson this summer.  That’s fairly incredible value for someone New Orleans plucked from a small Spanish club only 12 games into its ACB season. So will Ayon’s leap become the archetype for signing post-draft


Steve Nash Returns; Lakers Win in OT

Jrue Holiday

Finally using their best lineup, the Lakers played Steve Nash (12 PTS, 9 AST) for 41 minutes and won in overtime. Nash will be sore today after his first game in eight weeks, but should be ready to spend Christmas Day in Manhattan.


Podcast: How the Bulls can get Pau Gasol


We’ve already told you that the Los Angeles Lakers have Ryan Anderson atop their wish list if they decide to trade Pau Gasol, who sat out last night’s loss to the Houston Rockets with what the Lakers called “knee tendinitis.” Guess the “big boy pants” will have to wait for another night. With each passing day, it appears the likelihood of the Lakers moving Gasol increases. We are now 10 days away from Dec. 15 — the date when players who signed