[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Dwight Howard Trade Gives Lakers Large Piece of Puzzle (Sun, 12 Aug 2012 01:36:12 GMT) Los Angeles acquired the best big man of the era — for the second time since signing Shaquille O’Neal in 1996 — and with Steve Nash, can also claim the N.B.A.’s top starting backcourt. [New York Times] Talk | Billy King: The New Net Worth (Sun, 12 Aug 2012 02:47:28 GMT) The Brooklyn Nets G.M. Billy King on soap operas — on and off the court. [New York Times] Basketball: Another Golden Stroll for Taurasi (Sun, 12 Aug 2012 …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Dwight Howard Trade Gives Lakers Large Piece of Puzzle (Sat, 11 Aug 2012 05:50:06 GMT) Los Angeles acquired the best big man of the era — for the second time since signing Shaquille O’Neal in 1996 — and with Steve Nash, can also claim the N.B.A.’s top starting backcourt. [New York Times] Dwight Howard Joins Star-Studded Lakers (Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:39:05 GMT) Dwight Howard could complement the Lakers’ roster in a smoother way than have past star-driven mash-ups. [New York Times] Basketball: U.S. Coach Riled by Question on His Impact (Sat, 11 Aug …continue reading
[New York Times] Lakers Set to Obtain Dwight Howard in Four-Team Trade (Fri, 10 Aug 2012 06:20:06 GMT) Under the proposed deal, the Lakers would acquire Dwight Howard, the N.B.A.’s top center, from Orlando while sending their own All-Star center, Andrew Bynum, to Philadelphia. [New York Times] Lakers Complete Deal to Acquire Dwight Howard: Report (Fri, 10 Aug 2012 04:23:30 GMT) The Los Angeles Lakers have reached a deal to land six-time All-Star Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic as part of a four-team trade including the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets, ESPN reported on Thursday. [New York Times] Reports: …continue reading
Reports indicate that the Orlando Magic are preparing to trade disgruntled center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers for three future middle-to-late first round picks (the Lakers pick is likely 2017, the Sixers 2015), Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and Sixer rookie Moe Harkless. You did not misread the above sentence. That is what they are getting for Dwight freakin’ Howard. The Lakers get Howard and give up Andrew Bynum and a first rounder. The Sixers get Bynum and Jason Richardson and give up Vucevic, Harkless, a first rounder and Iggy. The Nuggets get Iggy and give up …continue reading
Hi! So uh, sorry about the crickets here these last few weeks. However, very soon y’all will be privy to part of the reason some of us have been absent. We can’t give away much in the way of details, but it’s quite exciting, and we think you guys will enjoy it. For now, though, mum’s the word! In the mean time, I wrote a piece for the Times’ Summer Games blog about Melo’s performance, and what it might mean for our ‘Bockers heading into next season: At its current trajectory, the United States team’s run to the podium on …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Bulls Sign Kentucky’s Teague as Backup to Rose at Guard (Thu, 09 Aug 2012 05:40:06 GMT) Chicago signed its first-round draft pick, the Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague. [New York Times] Basketball: U.S. and Spain on Course for Final Repeat (Thu, 09 Aug 2012 01:41:22 GMT) Holders United States and Spain are one step away from a rematch of the 2008 gold-medal game after recording quarter-final victories in the Olympic men’s basketball on Wednesday. [New York Times] Bryant ‘Wakes Up’ to Show Olympic Best (Thu, 09 Aug 2012 00:56:22 GMT) Kobe Bryant, one …continue reading
[New York Times] Blazers Name Stotts as New Head Coach (Wed, 08 Aug 2012 05:20:24 GMT) The Portland Trail Blazers named Terry Stotts as their new head coach Tuesday, injecting fresh blood to revive their stagnant franchise. [New York Times] Basketball: French Women Reach Semis Over Czechs (Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:53:24 GMT) The French women’s basketball team roared back from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to overtake the Czech Republic 71-68 on Tuesday, advancing to the semi-finals of the Olympic tournament.