Doc says it ain't so.
LinkBoston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday morning that forward Kevin Garnett did not include Carmelo Anthony's wife in trash talking during Monday's victory over the New York Knicks, as has been rumored.
"Well, No. 1, I know what's been reported did not happen," Rivers said adamantly during his weekly interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI. "I know that as a fact."
Well of course they are going to deny it...
Talk of Oden joining the Miami Heat...Could he start reaching his potential within 3 years starting from the 13/14 season? Too much later than that and Lebron/Bosh will start showing some age, Wade will be effectively done...but if he starts playing well before that, then shit...that's a lot to deal with.
Yea, I been following him all season... His stats for the season are very impressive.
No lose for me. I have both LaBron and Matthews.
Batum is good, and Damian Lillard is a beast as well.
Great win for Portland tonight. Came back from 12+ down.
Any night the Heat lose is a good night. They've been struggling lately.
I mean, I see it making most sense that he will very likely end up on a team with legitimate championship aspirations for the next 3 to 6 (Heat, Thunder, Clips, Lakers, Spurs, Celts, Knicks, Grizz).
Of the contenders, I think it makes most sense for him to sign with the Heat, Thunder, Spurs, Celts and Lakers (assuming Dwight leaves L.A. and I think he will).
If I'm Greg Oden, the only one of those I immediately ignore is the Lakers because they're in a tumultuous time and he really needs a stable situation. I wouldn't be big on the Celts because, while slightly more stable than the Lakers, they will have a lot of movement over the next 3 years. If Duncan has 2 more years in him, it would be great to kind of play under his tutelage.
But really, if I'm Oden, it's between the Thunder and the Heat. Both of them give Oden a chance to slowly work himself back into the game with minimal expectations and a chance to reestablish a still relatively young career. Unfortunately, were I him, I'd probably go with Miami because there is a great possibility that Oden can be the air to the throne. But OKC is a good option (and I genuinely think his usage is more flexible if Perkins is still on the roster). I think the youth and character of the Thunder would be better for Oden's spirits and the lack of constant distraction in OKC would help him focus on being the best, healthiest ball player he can be...but the allure of having my own team 3 to 5 years from now when Lebron stops lacing up...that would probably win me over.
The fact he won't contribute immediately in a magnificent manner is the the reason I believe the Thunder would make reasonable sense... OKC doesn't need him to come in and be a world beater, OKC can slowly work him into the rotation and then possibly become a starter within a couple of years if he develops. That and the fact that he will probably be snagged for a bargain!... Wishful thinking.
I think the Thunder, with all the resources they have, could do a 2 year $12M or 3 year $15M at most. Preferably those dollar amounts would 15% less, but it may be well worth the risk. Imagine if he slowly developed over the course of next season and really started rounding out in April. A rotation with Perkins/Ibaka/Oden/Collison would be an incredible front court.
But I bet Miami would be willing to pay him a 3 year $18M if it kept him out of OKC.
Seeing NY and Miami lose makes me very happy.
Jesus the East is bad. 4 teams in the west with better records than Miami.
C's playing well since Bradley returned. Knicks have looked pretty bad the past month.
I find it funny that Dwight Howard jumps up and laughs and acts like a rookie on the bench when his teammates make a big shot... that is part of the problem with him, I think. He is a great athlete and seems like a nice, fun guy and all, but if he would get serious and be a badass he could be dominant. You see it in moments but not all the time.
Shaq was funny and joked around, but when he was in the game he was a beast. And he got better and better throughout his career until his fat Elvis stage in his twilight.
Also...Miami is really ****ing good, so regardless of their record at the end of the season, can't really say anyone else should be favorites over the Heat.
I agree about the Heat. It appears like they are just coasting thru the reg season and will turn it up come play-off time... They're def still the team to beat
It just seems like there's always the thought that the East sucks so bad. I agree the bottom of their conference is bad, and the middle, too. But the Celtics got theirs, Pistons got theirs and swept L.A., Heat got theirs, and all in years where people said the East sucks. Its weird its like the West teams just separate themselves better throughout the season at the top and have great records.
I agree Miami when they play hard is the best team in the NBA, until someone knocks them off.
I realize that he's been able to get by his whole life because he's who he is. That's what burns you because you see how really good he could be. Just think if he'd have worked as hard on his game as DeAndre jordan has. I always think back to Micheal Jordan. He worked harder than anyone. He used to make those guys come over to his house everyday and lift weights. He was relentless in practice. I'm just saying that when you get to this level you shouldn't need to be pushed or have someone rub off on you. Sincerely...Get of my lawn guy.
Jazz beat the Heat.
Atlanta only scored 5 points in second quarter in 39 point loss to Chicago..
Hawks are in free fall. That Durant dunk on Gortat tonight.
Looks like trades rumors for Rudy **** are heating up. Looks like the Wizards want him in exchange for Bradley Beal.
The Clips blasted the Grizz on the road and didn't even play Chris Paul.
Great story lines around the league last night!
So why do the Heat get a special ESPN page linked at the top of the NBA espn page? "Heat Index"
Watching the Clips/Wolves. Terry Porter is one ugly Mofo.