Knicks aint going nowhere unless they get a good ball distributor, and form a better denfensive game all around. Once de defense lapse, Chandler, their "defensive saviour" is always gonna be in foul trouble. When a good basket attacker bypass melo and amare, there's a 50 percent chance chandler is fouling, because the man is just that foul prone. His contract way too high imo.
Bynum DOMINATED again tonight. 21 points/ 22 rebounds.
Kobe had 37/8/6
Thank God for NBA league pass. Worth every penny.
His shot selection is a major problem. He was terrible in the first half. At one point he was 5 for 15. Then in the 3rd and 4th quarter he hit a bunch of shots in a row.
Rondo, Allen, Pierce, Garnett, Shaq/Perkins.
So far this year it's been
Rondo, Allen, Pavlovic, Garnett, Jermaine.
How can changing two starters and the first two guys off the bench WITHOUT A TRAINING CAMP not be significant?
Lemme ask you a question: if you heard that Mark Cuban or any other owner turned down a trade request, you would be complaining that the owner screwed the other team, or would you say the owner was well within his right to do what's best for HIS team?
The problem with people's thinking in this Stern so-called-veto is that you all don't realize Stern was acting as the Hornets owner. Not commish. You can't sell the Hornets by increasing their debt.
Stern did not veto the trade as a commissioner. He declined the trade as an owner. As owners do all the damn time.
The trade they eventually made got them younger players and lowered salary. That was their aim.
As for Dooling, he's played nearly 25 mins/game in those losses.
If your point was that the Celtics will be alright, well that's the self-same point I'm making. I was only pointing out why they were losing. All I said was that the teams that are struggling, like Boston and Dallas, had significant roster differences. I didn't say those same guys will be playing the rest of the year, or that those teams will keep struggling. In Boston's case, they get Pierce back, in Dallas' case, more reps will make them more comfortable with each other.
You guys just missed my point.
Wojo from yahoo Sports wrote several articles on it. He is the best NBA insider. It was much deeper than you are making it seem.
Here are the article links
Stern's power trip takes NBA for wild ride - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Hornets resubmit Paul-to-Lakers deal to league - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Lakers end Paul trade talks, ship Odom to Mavs - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Clips wait for NBA to lower Paul demands - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
NBA trades Chris Paul to the Clippers - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Chris Paul trade stained NBA's credibility - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
You want an article? Try this one on for size:
Did New Orleans Hornets get enough for Chris Paul? - ESPN
That is 3 ESPN NBA writers, a Hornets and a Clippers analyst who -- after the Clippers trade, in something called hindsight -- each and every one of them said the Hornets got a BETTER deal and that Stern was right for holding out for it.4. Fact or Fiction: David Stern made the right move.
D.J. Foster, ClipperBlog: Fact. Call this "The Decision," Round 2. Stern did the right thing for New Orleans in holding out for a better offer, but the execution of it all and public relations management was unbelievably shoddy. Sort of ironic, isn't it?
Joe Gerrity, Hornets 24/7: That's a fact-bomb if I've ever seen one. I have defended David Stern, and nothing could have validated that stance more than a trade like this coming to fruition so soon after.
Tom Haberstroh, ESPN.com: Fact. It's a Pyrrhic victory though. Yes, he negotiated a great deal, but at what cost?
David Thorpe, ESPN.com: Fact, because we have to consider what new ownership will be looking for. And we have to believe that Stern knows what new ownership will want.
Brian Windhorst, ESPN.com: Fact. It was unpopular and, depending on whom you talk to, maybe in violation of antitrust laws. But the Hornets got a better deal. Owners have to make hard and sometimes unpopular decisions. Stern made one.
All those Woj articles were shemotional responses to something no one took any time to reflect upon before banging away at their keyboards.
What I am speaking on is actually a lot deeper than you realize. This is America, and the NBA is a business. They do not care about "image" when there is money and a bottom line at stake. If they do not prepare the Hornets and get them sold, they are on the hook for potentially BILLIONS of dollars. The NBA needs the Hornets franchise to find a buyer. That is their ONLY concern.
It is high time us fans take the rose-coloured blinders off and realize that the NBA is nothing but a business. A bunch of whining owners isn't hurting Stern in the NBA's pocket. But not being able to sell the Hornets most certainly will.
I strongly urge you to read that article I posted in full.