Archive for December 26th, 2007

Knicks lineup suggestion

One possibility is to play Nate Robinson at center, and give Eddy Curry a shot at running the point, with Spike Lee at SF and Fat Joe at PF, and a lucky fan chosen at random playing SG.

Spurs sign Marcus Williams

The San Antonio Spurs announced today that they have signed forward Marcus Williams.  Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

The 6-7, 205-pound Williams has been playing with the Spurs affiliate in the NBA Development League, the Austin Toros.

He had been with the Spurs before, and was drafted by them in 2007, but was waived in October.

More info is on insidehoops.com.

Rumors commentary: Bynum improving

After seeing Andrew Bynum several times over the last week and a half, including once live, I understand why some still feel he’s got star, possibly superstar potential. He’s still got a ton of development and game refining to do, however… Word is, Gordan Giricek has locked himself in a room with no phone and is just surfing InsideHoops.com 18 hours a day, rocking back and forth while muttering stuff under his breath about Jerry Sloan, being a good defender, and how great InsideHoops.com is. Or, I could be making that up… The Bulls coaching job, at least for the rest of the season, appears to be Jim Boylan’s to lose. Better to keep someone from the current staff who knows the player strengths and weaknesses than bringing in someone new… Scott Skiles was fired because the team was losing but also because he and many key players weren’t getting along. It was simply time to move on… Jason Williams feels like a prostitute. I definitely feel badly for him. The dude has a rough life. I know that very few InsideHoops.com readers would quit their current jobs for an opportunity to make millions of dollars being a famous sports star… Eddy Curry is a nice guy who appears to lack killer instinct. He’s also extremely big, and it’s hard for him to become as quick, agile and explosive as people want him to be. He can leap if there’s room to leap, but otherwise, he’s just a really huge dude blessed with size but not too much else… Stephon Marbury sure is taking a very long time to return to the court… Inglewood, up to no good.

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New Knicks starting lineup, for now

The Bergen Record reports: Jared Jeffries and David Lee are in, along with Quentin Richardson, Eddy Curry and Jamal Crawford. Zach Randolph and Fred Jones are out, and Nate Robinson will still come off the bench. Yes, Zach Randolph, the Knicks’ second-leading scorer (18.0 per game) and top rebounder (10.3). “It ain’t like I played my way out of the lineup,” Randolph said before Isiah Thomas trotted out his new starting five Wednesday vs. Orlando. “I’ve been playing good.”

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