In today’s NBA news, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins gets a big contract extension, and we still have no timetable on when Danilo Gallinari will return from his knee injury.
It was 12 years ago today that the horrors of 9/11 were etched into the annals of history, yet the events of that day still seem so recent.
Two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City causing them to collapse and two other planes flew towards targets further south—one crashing in a field in Pennsylvania, the other hitting the Pentagon in Washington.
Today, as many across the United States take time to reflect on the tragedy that occurred so many years ago, so to do our favorite NBA athletes.
Free agent guard Nate Robinson has a new home.
He will be joining the Denver Nuggets for the next two seasons. As detailed in today’s Evening News, the deal is reportedly worth the bi-annual salary-cap exception, which is about $4.1 million.
The addition of Robinson gives the Nuggets six new players heading into the 2013-14 NBA season, including JJ Hickson, Darrell Arthur, Randy Foye, Erick Green (46th pick in the NBA draft) and Joffrey Lauvergne (55th pick).
He leaves the Windy City behind, as the Chicago Bulls expect the long-awaited return of Derrick Rose.
First it was Grant Hill who made waves with news of his retirement.
Two days later, the man who shared Rookie of the Year honors with Hill in 1995 took his turn.
New York Knicks point guard and NBA journeyman Jason Kidd has decided to hang up the sneakers after 19 seasons of professional basketball.
As cliché as that may be, it’s something that NBA coaches tend to live by in terms of player rotations. However, sometimes things break, and it’s the coach’s job to fix the mess.
The Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics both have had to deal with adversity of late and have had to make the tough choice to put their most productive sparks off the bench – Gordon Hayward and Jeff Green, respectively – into the starting lineup.
While this isn’t necessarily what they would have preferred at this juncture of the season, it’s what they have to deal with. So far, both players are making the best of the situation, both individually and as a team.