- The Houston Rockets have made their intentions known that they are interested in trading for Kevin Love. They sent over an offer or two to the Timberwolves for K Love, but they were all quickly declined. Since Love is still on his rookie contract, I imagine that the Rockets offered up Aaron Brooks who is still on his rookie contract as well. Kahn may be crazy enough to take another point guard, good luck on the deal Rockets.
- Kobe Bryant confirmed that Carmelo Anthony has looked to the Mamba for advice on what to do regarding his contract/team situation. I am happy that Melo reached out to Kobe and not to LeBron. Kobe clearly made the right decision and stuck with the team that chose him from the beginning. Melo has an opportunity here to completely rebuild his image – if sticks with Denver, he looks like a loyal hero…unlike his buddy LeBron.
- It looks like Yao Ming will only miss a week with a strained tendon. Houston fans every where are breathing a sigh of relief here…kind of. Yao looks as fragile as Chris Bosh’s psyche right about now.
- Andres Nocioni got fined $25,000 for throwing his mouth guard into the stands during the first quarter of the 76ers game against the Thunder. Gross. What causes a guy to throw a saliva-coated mouth guard into the crowd? Probably the same thing that causes a guy to drive drunk.
- The Celtics beat the Heat…again. The score was truly not indicative of how the Celtics crushed the Heat. The Celtics are deep, the Heat are not. The Celtics are a cohesive unit with the great team chemistry, the Heat are not. Oh yeah and Chris Bosh looks like Smush Parker on acid out there.
Top 5 of the Night
- LeBron James, Miami Heat: 35 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals. King James looked like a one-man team tonight, zero support.
- Ray Allen, Boston Celtics: 35 points and 1 rebound. Ray was vintage Ray tonight, knocking down seven three-pointers on nine attempts. At one point in the game he was a perfect 7-for-7!
- Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets: 32 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocked shots. You’ve got to hand it to Melo for still playing hard even though you know he wants out of Denver.
- Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls: 26 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocked shots. Deng has been on fire recently. If he continues this level of play when Boozer returns, the Bulls will be dangerous.
- Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers: 34 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal. Kobe took 10 three pointers and only made three of them, especially some key ones down the stretch.
Fantasy Stud of the Night
While LeBron was only one assist shy of another triple-double, I am giving the nod to Spanish Fly – Pau Gasol. Take a look at his line from last night’s loss:
- 17 points, 20 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot.
It’s nights like these that can you give the boost you need to take over a category like rebounding. Pau has been playing like the All Star that he is this season, averaging 23 points, 12 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game. Congrats if you were able to nab him in your drafts.
Dunk of the Night
Rajon Rondo only scored 8 points last night, but these two may have the most impressive from the entire game.
I am not trying to take anything away from Rondo’s dunk, but what in the world was Chris Bosh thinking? Bosh made absolutely no attempt to block Rondo’s shot. In fact, it looked like the thought did not even enter his mind. I do not care if you are worried about getting put on a poster, put out some effort and try to help out your team. Which leads us to…
Deadbeat of the Day
Chris Bosh is looking like he is eligible to win this honor on a nightly basis, but last night was particularly bad. His line from last night was not shocking – right in line with his season averages. The reason I am dubbing him Deadbeat of the Day, is because of his total lack of effort during the Heat/Celtics game last night.
Bosh was out-hustled by every single player on the court last night. There were moments were he was not even jumping for rebounds and letting guys jump over him for easy boards. The dunk by Rondo was another example of Bosh just flat out not trying. If Pat Riley has a dog, I am sure it got kicked a couple of times last night.
I know it is early in the season, but the best move may be to cut your losses with Bosh now and start exploring a trade. Maybe something like our Crazy Trade of the Day.
Hilarious Pic of the Day
Welcome to the NBA Tim Duncan!
I know Karl Malone is not known for his hard fouls, so this picture may surprise you. I am not sure how something like this happens – I do not even see the ball in this picture. Karl loved to show the rookies who was the boss and he certainly did it to Timmy.