Friday, February 27, 2009

***UPDATE ON DUNCAN***

Duncan is going to miss his third consecutive game tonight, according to Jeff McDonald of the Express News.


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Ok now I feel better.

Celtics Sign Marbury, KG Punches Man in Face

From ESPN:
The Boston Celtics signed Stephon Marbury on Friday after the guard cleared waivers, and the club hoped to have the New York Knicks castoff in uniform for Friday night's game against the Indiana Pacers.

"We are very excited to have a player of Stephon's caliber joining our team," Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said in a statement. "Our entire organization is confident in the belief that Stephon can play an important role in helping us to win another championship."

Marbury, a former All-Star guard who alienated Knicks management, teammates and fans, was signed after having his physical at the Celtics' suburban practice facility early Friday.

He agreed to a buyout of his $20.8 million contract and was waived by New York on Tuesday. The Celtics were expected to sign him for a prorated share of the veteran's $1.3 million minimum.

Marbury, who turned 32 last week, hasn't played a regular-season game in more than a year. He will wear No. 8, formerly worn by Celtics star Antoine Walker.[my bold]


I don't see what could possibly go wrong with him wearing the number of Shimmy Legend Antoine Walker. Especially if he plays like shit. I see everything working out fine.

Oh and the headline about KG punching someone in the face? There's no hard evidence of it but you know some pasty faced ball boy got a face full of fist from "ANYTHING IS POSSSSSSSSSSSIBBBBBBBBBBBBLE" Garnett.

Cavs @ Spurs Game Preview: I Smell Trouble...

...and it isn't just the stench of Wally Szczerbiak's vagina.


"Please oh please can I have a Barbi Mansion with the hot pink corvette?"

The much ballyhooed (a made up word if I've ever seen one) match-up tonight against the Cavs is looking more and more worrisome. Tim Duncan is going to be a game-time decision.

But that's not even the most worrisome part. What worries me is that the Rockettes (sans Googlie Eye) absolutely destroyed the Cavs last night. The Cavs have lost 2 games in a row once all season. Now I know what you're sayin, "But, they're on a road back-to-back." Thanks. Doesn't change the fact that Manu is out and Tim might be as well. Tony Parker can't contain LeBron's murderous rage by himself. And you know LeBron is gonna be pissed. I mean, how do you let Ron Artest outshine you? That's like Julia Roberts being outshined by her semi-retarded brother Eric.

The keys to the game will depend a lot on Tims' status. Ben Wallace broke his right leg last night when Yao sneezed on him. If Tim plays, I would imagine the game would run through him. It's hard to say what kind of shape Tony will be in. He has been lights out but there's no telling how we'll shoot against a defensive oriented team. So if Tim plays, I'd see him getting more shots than Tony. It helps that Big Z isn't a great defender.

One thing that we can be sure of is we'll see some level of double team on LeBron. The Spurs just don't have someone big, strong, and fast enough to guard him one-on-one (MALIK HAIRSTON!!!). Money Mason Jr. and Bruce will more than likely split time guarding him. If Pop is feeling real adventurous he'll put Malik on him for a couple minutes. Don't count on that.

With the double likly coming, the Cavs two best shooters, aforementioned Wally Pussy Queen and Delonte West, are going to be shooting a bunch. The closeouts will need to be perfect because of their accuracy and Delonte's quick release.

A problem could arise from using Bruce to guard LeBron. It's no secret Tony couldn't guard a mouse in a wheelchair. Mo Williams is a decent shooter and a very good facilitator. If Tony can't keep a handle on Mo, he'll likely be switched off to Delonte. But Finley can't guard Mo either. So we might see some Parker/Hill combo out there tonight. That lineup has seemed to work in the past when it was used but Hill is still a rookie. Impossible to say how he'd perform against a team he's never faced before.

I'm not feeling too confident about tonight. Cleveland is gonna come out really pissed off they lost so profoundly last night. I'm still hopeful, but I have a feeling I'll be screaming "PASS THE FUCKING BALL YOU FRENCH PIECE OF...." well you get the idea.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

All The Things We Missed

While we were sleeping...

The Trade Deadline Passed. No one noticed. Not a whole lot happened other than Orlando getting a PG who likes to shoot and dribble funny and Chicago remembering they hired Vinny Del Negro as their head coach. The Bulls made 4 trades before the deadline passed. But it has nothing to do with the players not respecting their coach...nothing at all.

Manu Ginobili's ankles should buy all of us dinner. It was discovered Manu has a stress "reaction" in the distal right fibula. He's gonna be out for another 2 weeks (at least) and he might not make it back in time for the game against the Lakers on March 12th. This injury is taken on a case by case basis so it's really unclear how long he'll be out. Pray.

Tim Duncan is also hurt! Joy! He has missed the past two games with right quad tendonosis (whatever the hell that is). Luckily for the Spurs, the Mavericks suck and Parker dominated both against them and the Greg Odenless (shocker!) Trail Blazers.

We signed a guy named Pops. No, really, that's his name. Pops Mensah Bonsu is a 6'9"-6'10" forward who had been dominating the D-League. We all know that means he'll dominate the NBA so be ready to hear MVP chants coming from the upper deck when he's playing later on this season.

Site News: Back From Hiatus


So maybe technically a hiatus is a planned event but I was having trouble keeping up with everything NBA related. We'll hopefully have some more people posting and I'm gonna try to keep up as best I can. Stay tuned for a Game Preview for the Cavs game tomorrow night.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Karma Called: Bynum Out At Least 8 Weeks

The Lakers official website is reporting that Andrew Bynum, of repeated injury and Gerald Wallace killing fame, has suffered a dislocated knee cap and a bruise of that same knee. It's strange to think that he hurt his other knee against the same Grizzlies team almost a year ago to the day. It's also funny to think that the Lakers and Grizzlies were involved in one of the more lopsided trades in recent memory last year. Oh and there's also that little flagrant foul Bynum committed that collapsed the lung and broke the rib of Gerald Wallace. Karma is real apparently.

***UPDATE***

ESPN is now saying Bynum has a torn MCL and will miss 12 weeks. Ouch.

Suns Have Meeting, Nash Probably Cries

After most of the Suns players had left, Grant Hill and Steve Nash went into Porter's coaches' office at about 10:20 p.m. for another closed-door meeting with coaches, Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver and Suns General Manager Steve Kerr. Hill and Nash stayed for about 45 minutes before leaving together while the rest of the group wound up meeting for about one hour in whole.

You know, watching a team implode like this is kind of hard to watch. Unless it's the Suns (or Lakers). Then it's pretty fucking awesome. Phoenix is currently 11.5 games behind the first place Lakers in the Pacific. They have lost two in a row and see themselves barely clinging onto the 8th spot in the West. Oh joyous days.
 

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