Archive for March 30th, 2009

James Posey out 3 games

Forward James Posey will miss the next three games with a sprained left elbow. The injury occurred during Friday night’s road game in New York. Posey will be re-evaluated on Saturday once the Hornets return home from the three-game road trip. He will travel with the team on the trip.

The Charlotte Observer (Rick Bonnell) reports (via blog): Bobcats coach Larry Brown made it clear Monday that Adam Morrison is no longer here because he didn’t want to be here, and couldn’t handle the pressure associated with being chosen third overall in the 2006 draft. “I was happy Adam got to leave because he was never comfortable here. You were hoping it would be a new lease on life for him. I still think it can be,” said Brown of the Feb. 7 trade that dealt Morrison to the Los Angeles Lakers. Brown said the other factors — the glut at shooting guard and small forward and Morrison’s recovery from a knee injury that cost him the previous season — were secondary to how expectations rattled Morrison.

Cavs want homecourt in playoffs

The Akron Beacon Journal (George M. Thomas) reports:  Rest is the last thing on the Cavaliers’ minds. With nine games left in the season, the Cavs have the league’s best record at 60-13. They are pushing for home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, an edge that many observers believe the team needs to win its first NBA title. While it would be nice to sit out an occasional fourth quarter, Cavaliers forward LeBron James says he can’t. ”We’re fighting for a No. 1 seed and trying to continue to get better,” he said. ”You got to be careful with trying to get rest and things when you’re playing so well. You take someone out of the lineup when everything is going well — you may do it for one game or two games — it can mess up the whole thing.”

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