Archive for November 29th, 2010

The Sacramento Kings have assigned forward/center Hassan Whiteside to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie announced today.

Whiteside was selected by Sacramento with the 33rd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft and has made one appearance with team this year, logging two minutes in the season-opening win over Minnesota (10/27/10). He represents the second assignment of a Kings player to the Bighorns, following Donte Greene in 2009.

Raptors recall Ed Davis from D-League

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday rookie forward Ed Davis has been recalled from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League.

Davis appeared in two games with the BayHawks, averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 17.5 minutes. He shot .583 percent (7-of-12) from the field.

Davis is expected to rejoin the Raptors for practice Tuesday and be on the active roster for Wednesday’s game versus Washington.

Kings waive Antoine Wright

Kings waive Antoine Wright

The Sacramento Kings today announced that they waived guard Antoine Wright.

Wright totaled two points and three rebounds in seven appearances this season.

The Kings roster now stands at 13.

For his NBA career, which began with the New Jersey Nets in the 2005-06 season, Wright has averaged 5.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.2 minutes per game. He’s also played for the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors. editor says: I think another team will sign Wright in the near future, likely for the league minimum. He certainly has lacked staying power, being bounced the league around like a pinball. But I think Wright is good enough to stick around.

McGrady says LeBron, Wade do not mesh

Miami Heat guard Dwyane  Wade, forward Chris Bosh and forward LeBron James (L-R) wait at the scorer's table during a timeout in the third quarter of their NBA basketball game against  the Boston Celtics in Boston, Massachusetts October 26, 2010.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Can LeBron James and Dwyane Wade learn to play together and make each other and their other teammates better? Maybe, but in the opinion of Tracy McGrady, himself once a superstar, the two don’t mesh well.

Chris Iott of Booth Newspapers reports:

“It’s what I expected,” Tracy McGrady said of the Heat’s struggles Sunday after the Pistons suffered a double-overtime loss to the Knicks. “You’ve got two guys (James and Wade) that really don’t mix. I mean, they’re the same type of player. They just don’t complement each other.”

Some predicted that the Heat would win 70-plus games in the regular season and be the favorites to win the NBA title. But McGrady said he is not surprised they have struggled the way they have early this season.

“Not at all,” he said. “It’s tough to get that chemistry. You can’t just go somewhere and create that type of chemistry. (James) had that in Cleveland. He had everything going for him. Great energy in the building. He created a great atmosphere. I enjoyed going to Cleveland because the atmosphere was just unbelievable.

“The chemistry he had with his teammates was unbelievable,” McGrady continued. “You can’t just go somewhere and create that. You can see it on his face. He’s not having fun. I’m so used to him doing all his antics on the basketball court, and he’s not doing that. You can see that something is just not right.”

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