Archive for December 27th, 2007

McGrady out two games

Tracy McGrady is not expected to play in the next two games for the Rockets due to tendinitis in the left knee.

Yao Ming also missed practice today with flu-like symptoms, but is expected to be in the lineup for the Rockets tomorrow at Memphis (12/28/07).

Brent Barry out 10-14 days

InsideHoops.com NewsWire: The San Antonio Spurs today announced that an MRI revealed that Brent Barry tore the plantaris muscle in his left calf.  The injury occurred during the first quarter of the Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls game on Dec. 26.

Barry is expected to miss 10-to-14 days.

Bulls name Jim Boylan interim head coach

Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson announced today the team has appointed Lead Assistant Coach Jim Boylan to Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2007-08 season. Boylan’s role as the Bulls’ Interim Head Coach will begin immediately.

“After sitting down with Jim yesterday and discussing our team I feel comfortable giving him the interim head coaching position. Jim has paid his dues as an assistant coach and has his own ideas on the way he wants us to play,” stated Paxson. “Many top assistants never get the chance to be a head coach in the NBA and Jim has assured me he will provide the necessary energy and commitment this position requires. Ron Adams, Pete Myers and Mike Wilhelm will continue to play integral roles on the staff and will give great support to Jim and our team.”

Full info on insidehoops.com.

Nuggets waive Jelani McCoy, again

The Denver Nuggets have waived F/C Jelani McCoy, team Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien announced today.

McCoy was signed on Dec. 21 and appeared in one game, posting two points and four rebounds in 18 minutes as a starter at Portland on Dec. 21.

In two stints with the Nuggets this season, McCoy averaged 0.5 ppg and 1.2 rpg in six contests.

Latest All-Star voting results are in

The latest voting results for selection of the starters for the NBA All-Star game are posted on InsideHoops.com.

If the voting ended today, here’s who would start:

East: Wade, Kidd, Garnett, LeBron, Dwight Howard

West: Kobe, McGrady, Melo, Duncan, Yao

Full results and detailed info is here: Updated All-Star Voting Results

InsideHoops interviews Andrew Bynum

I was recently with Andrew Bynum. Here’s one piece of the interview:

InsideHoops.com: I remember when you were a rookie I asked if you were maybe going to try to learn Kareem’s sky-hook. Did that ever happen?

Andrew Bynum: Naw. I tried to pick it up, but still haven’t gotten it yet. We shoot it every day. I shoot it against Vlade [Vladimir Radmanovic, who is sitting next to Bynum during this interview] repeatedly. It looks good against Vlade. I got him scared.

See the full Andrew Bynum interview.

Rockets rarely win without T-Mac

The Houston Chronicle reports: Without Tracy McGrady, the Rockets are 0-3 this season, 2-12 the past two seasons and 11-42 since he joined the Rockets for the 2004-05 season. McGrady has left three games with injuries this season — a sprained elbow, a sprained ankle and the sore left knee. But in the previous game McGrady missed, the Rockets took the Nuggets to two overtimes in Denver before losing on a last-second shot.

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