Archive for June, 2008

On the Mark: Shaq challenges Stern to battle with rap

Anyone still wondering about the NBA’s much-alleged image problem is well-advised to view Shaquille O’Neal’s now-infamous experiment in freestyle rap.

Carmelo-to-Detroit rumors unlikely to stop any time soon

The silly season in the NBA where rumors, speculation, half lies — and full ones, too — seem to reside in the land of fact instead of their rightful home of fiction, is upon us now.

NBA mock draft

One of the deeper drafts in recent years also is becoming one the toughest to project because of so many trade discussions involving teams that own some of the high picks.

U.S. hoops team should win

LINCICOME: U.S. hoops team should win By Bernie Lincicome , Rocky Mountain News Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Photo by Russel A. Daniels/Associated Press Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the USA team, second from left, …

Wolves impressed by USC star in workout

The Minnesota Timberwolves sent seven officials, including coach Randy Wittman, to watch draft prospect O.J. Mayo work out in Chicago on Saturday for the Wolves and four other teams.

Report: Iverson won’t opt out of Nuggets’ contract

Allen Iverson won’t opt out of his contract with the Denver Nuggets , his agent told The Rocky Mountain News.

A.I. appears unlikely to opt out of contractNuggets center Marcus…

A.I. appears unlikely to opt out of contract By Chris Tomasson , Rocky Mountain News Originally published 08:06 p.m., June 19, 2008 Updated 08:08 p.m., June 19, 2008 Nuggets center Marcus Camby ran into …

Green, Ellington, Lawson withdraw from NBA draft

According to , North Carolina stars Ty Lawson, Danny Green and Wayne Ellington will all return to Chapel Hill to join Tyler Hansbrough in their quest for an NCAA championship.

Kickin’ It: Bad trade idea

No need for a Melo fellow. “The Detroit Pistons would be crazy to break up their team by trading for Carmelo Anthony.

Nuggets must get right player if Melo dealt

By Dave Krieger , Rocky Mountain News Saturday, June 14, 2008 Melo’s plans to include Beijing You can’t fire up a laptop without tripping over a Carmelo Anthony trade rumor these days.

Easy, Canada

Easy, Canada by Kevin @ 8:32 am on June 9, 2008. Let me get this straight. The possibility of Marshawn Lynch being convicted in his hit-and-run could leave him faced with the possibility of being barred from …

Should the Detroit Pistons Trade for Allen Iverson or Carmelo Anthony

Font Joe Dumars is usually the most calm guy in the NBA among general managers. But following the Pistons’ loss to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, he was mad.

Nuggets Limp Into The Offseason

Posted by Brent Blaze Published: June 5, 2008 - 1:40 PM After two difficult losses the Nuggets welcomed the opportunity to set the record straight in Game Three against the Lakers.

The 19th Pick Is Far More Valuable Than You Think

You heard that the Lakers got Pau Gasol for next to nothing. Or that all the Nuggets really had to give up for Allen Iverson was Andre Miller.

Woelk: Bzdelik stays firm to CU commitment

Woelk: Bzdelik stays firm to CU commitment By Neill Woelk Thursday, May 29, 2008 First things first: Jeff Bzdelik isn’t actively looking for another job.