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Insidebayarea.com is reporting Gary Payton will make a decision regarding his future this week. The veteran point guard has played 18 years in the league, most recently with the Miami Heat. Payton, an Oakland native, is mulling retirement or possibly signing with the Golden State Warriors according to his agent.
According to the Detroit News, Flip […]

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9-14-07 Rumors Part III

The Phoenix Suns are still looking to add pieces to the puzzle. The Arizona Republic reports that the Phoenix Suns are “Looking to fill the frontcourt void created when they traded Kurt Thomas and his $8 million contract to Seattle, the Suns held workouts this week with free agents Elton Brown, Vitaly Potapenko and Michael […]

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9-14-07 Rumors Part II

The NBA Rumors for 9-14-07
ESPN.com reports, “Prosecutors decided not to file marijuana possession charges against Pacers forward Shawne Williams on Thursday following his arrest this week, but the team suspended him for three games for poor judgment.”
After a disappointing season, the Hornets are looking to bounce back. The Times Picayune reports, the New […]

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9-14-07 Rumors

Forget about watching Greg Oden this year,  poor guy can’t stay healthy.  The AP reports, via the Chicago Tribune: “Earlier in the day, the former Indiana high school star and No. 1 pick in the June draft went in for an exploratory procedure on his right knee and ended up having microfracture surgery, which means he […]

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The NBA Board of Governors last week voted to approve the use by officials of instant replay to review all Flagrant Foul Penalty Two calls and player altercations, beginning with the 2007-08 season. Both actions were taken at the recommendation of the league’s Competition Committee.
With respect to Flagrant Foul Penalty Two calls, the Competition Committee […]

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Since writing my four part piece on the inanity, insanity, and absurdity of NBA players participating in FIBA tournaments, some news has transpired supporting my position. I figured I’d share:
Lets start with my personal hero, Canada’s coach Leo Rautins, who was forced to watch his son’s future disappear after he tore up his knee […]

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The Knicks currently hold the rights to 17 players for the upcoming 2007-08 season with 16 of them possessing fully guaranteed contracts. The League only allows a maximum of 15 players on the roster. The big question that remains for Isiah Thomas and the Knicks: which two guys won’t make the opening night roster?
Let’s first […]

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NBA ratings have been on a steady downturn. Not coincidentally, the first significant drop in finals ratings happened when ABC took over from NBC. Just to illustrate, in the 12 years that NBC had the NBA Finals, the ratings for the Finals were in double figures EVERY YEAR. Cannot give all the […]

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TAIPEI 101
In case you’re wondering, Taipei 101 is not a JDBASKETBALL class on thoughts concerning offense and defensive philosophies in Asian basketball—it’s actually (for now), the world’s tallest building! In the shadows, a few kilometers away lies the Tshai Hsing School where I was invited conduct basketball camp for a couple hundred Taiwanese kids the […]

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Word out of Boston is that James Posey has gobbled up the C’s mid-level and will be the presumptive 6th man for two years. A good defensive player and reasonable 3-point threat, Posey is exactly the sort of player Danny Ainge needs to be pulling in for this 2-year finals window.
I’d still like to […]

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