The biggest upset of the season? The Hornets, coming off a lopsided loss the night before (their seventh straight defeat) and at the end of four road games in six nights, had ‘no chance’ against the mighty Clippers.
The feud between Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo that helped lead to Allen signing with the Heat has been one of the biggest stories of the NBA offseason, and it’s apparently not over yet. More on that below.First, though, in case you missed it, Amar’e Stoudemire will be out for at least a couple weeks with a ruptured cyst in his knee.Power forwards just keep on dropping, as Kevin Love and Dirk Nowitzki could have told you.Also, we’re having a fantasy
Today’s major news might make you very sad: Sasha Vujacic is no longer in a relationship with Maria Sharapova. Actually, most guys are probably happy to hear of this development (or not give a damn). In equally important news, former 90210 stars Jennie Garth and Luke Perry are not dating as previously thought. Jokes aside, we do have some very interesting material in today’s news, including a slew of noteworthy quotes from Rajon Rondo, an explanation of Dwyane Wade’s beef with Erik Spoelstra
With the official day for players to sign contracts finally coming on Wednesday, plenty of decisions were made throughout the day. See all the player movements, trades and other NBA news (some are rather crazy) around the league on Tuesday:Tim Duncan will stay with the San Antonio Spurs, from Johnny Ludden: “Tim Duncan will sign a three-year contract with the Spurs this week, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Duncan’s representatives and the Spurs are finalizing a few items in the contract,
From the “things that are not breaking news” department, Dwight Howard still wants out of Orlando. We’ve got news on his potential landing spots, plus all the latest news from everywhere in the NBA. Be sure to also check out Jan Hubbard’s column on the USA Olympic basketball squad, Chris Sheridan’s report on the two Olympic qualifying games today, and as always, keep an eye on our team-by-team index of offseason moves. Here’s what’s going on around the NBA:Ken Berger of CBS
We told you restricted free agency is tricky. Well, it’s so tricky that the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves decided not to participate in it. This week, the Grizzlies decided against making a $7.4 million qualifying offer to guard O.J. Mayo while making cheaper QO’s to forwards Marreese Speights and Darrell Arthur. The Timberwolves made the same decision on their $8.2 million qualifying offer to Michael Beasley. Those decisions make Mayo and Beasley unrestricted free agents – and remove them from our
Yesterday, we ran down the top 20 unrestricted free agents. Today, we look at the top 10 restricted free agents, which is a little trickier. By and large, restricted free agents are all on their rookie contract, which provides guaranteed money that can establish the starting point for negotiations. And that’s where it gets tricky. JaVale McGee made $2.46 million this season and has a qualifying offer for $3.49 million next season. Both figures are well below what starting centers receive. But how