The NBA will announced reserves for next month's All-Star game this week and in advance of the release, we wanted to name our own list. First, the starters as announced by the Association. The guards are Boston's Rajon Rondo and Miami's Dwayne Wade. Wade's teammate Lebron James will man one forward spot, alongside New York's Carmelo Anthony with Boston's Kevin Garnett manning the middle. The starters are always a popularity contest, now a look at those deserving of a reserve roll.
We are approaching the magical 41 game mark as the NBA season reaches the midway point. Unfortunately, NBA fans now have to share time on Sportscenter with NHL fans, less highlights from the hardwood to make time for the ice. Lets make the rounds in the Association and check in on each Division. What veteran players have emerged? Grading the acquisitions and evaluating draft picks. Most importantly, the fantasy winners and losers across the Association. We begin in the Atlantic Division.
As we roll into the 2012-'13 NBA season, we're going to take you through an overview of each of the six divisions. Who are key newcomers? Who are notable for your fantasy team? Last season was brutal with a late and sudden December start to an abbreviated season. We continue our previews with the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Does Boston have another run left? How improved is Brooklyn with a healthy Brook Lopez and the addition of Joe Johnson? Are the Knicks ready for a run with the best front court in the Eastern Conference? And is Andrew Bynum durable enough to provide the post presence to support the perimeter rich Sixers? Toronto... in a case of the rich getting richer, one of first round picks that Oklahoma City received in the James Harden deal is going to be a Raptors lottery pick.
As we play out the final month of the 2011-'12 NBA season, we take a look at each franchise. Who emerged, what went wrong, what lies ahead. A look at post season chances, long term potential and upgrades possible in this summer's NBA draft. We continue in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference with the New Jersey Nets..
It seems like the season just got started, but we are already well into the second half. Yes, the playoffs are next month, a great opportunity to review each member of the Association. We begin with the Eastern Conference, specifically the Atlantic Division.
The NBA world is buzzing over last night’s preseason battle of Los Angeles between the Lakers and the Clippers. Chris Paul didn’t disappoint in his Clippers debut with 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the 114-95 win over the Lakers. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 22 points before injuring the wrist on his shooting hand. The injury has been determined to be minor.
Has Dwight Howard finally made up his mind? First he was demanding trade as free agency opened. Then, as recently as yesterday he began hinting that he was happy in Orlando and it was his favorite place on earth! Now, Howard again leads the NBA news cycle as New Jersey has aggressively entered the sweepstakes in what could be a four-team mega deal. Where are the Lakers in all this? They are rumored to have focused on Chris Paul in the realization they cannot land both.
NBA camps are officially open! Free agency is also underway and we have the latest rumors. The proposed deal that would send Chris Paul to the Lakers is still in play. Houston, Los Angeles and New Orleans continue to look for ways to make it happen with league approval. For the most part, all players under contract reported for duty for training across the country.
It's official! The NBA labor deal has been approved by all parties and camps are set to open. It is a 10-year deal, but both sides have the option to opt out after six. Contract limits were lengthened, a soft salary cap is in place but the luxury tax will have more impact on owners. There were also be increased drug testing of players. While camps open today,, those involved in the CP3 trade remain in limbo in Houston, Los Angeles and New Orleans.