"The Dwight Howard sweepstakes have begun. Golden State offered Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins and Ekpe Udoh. Unlikely that'll get it done." Draft Expresshttp://twitter.com/#!/DraftExpress/status/82057219851563008
We need to add some veteran pieces . . . one thing you noticed in the Finals and conference finals, there were no young guys playing. They were all veteran guys out there."Billy King
Fact: danxcr called the Deron Williams trade in July! "But really does AL replacing Boozer put them over the top? NOPE, and i dont even think they got better. They lost Wes Matthews, and Okur is still recovering from his injury. It could be a tough start for the Jazz and maybe an unhappy Deron secretly asks the Jazz to trade him. Just a thought :)" Jul 25, 2010 8:22 PM EDT WHAAAAAAAAAAAhttp://www.netsdaily.com/2010/7/25/1587262/contracts-for-sale
Ric Bucher Lakers have slipped on Dwight's list for reasons beyond that. I'd rank his preferences in this order: Orlando, Dallas, NJ, Lakers. But for Orlando to keep him, they're going to have to make some serious deals, ones that I'm really doubtful they can pull off.http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/38551/nba-with-ric-bucher
"You said an inch, so I'll take that inch. One inch of my mind just wants to experience that, see what it's like, you know... I'm not saying that I want to go to another team or I want to go to a greater market. But just how much it was publicized this summer, I just want to see what that's like. I'm an interested person, I'm a curious person. And once again, I'm not trying to say I want to leave or anything. But I just want to see how that is." DWILL/DURANTULA/BIG DISNEYlink
Getting Dwight Howard would do a lot, but upgrading the roster in general will be the biggest factor. From what I hear, Deron's family already has been out house-hunting and he regularly texts with Billy King about players that would be good to add to their team. That, at least, sounds like a guy looking to stay. -Ric Bucher, ESPN chat on 4/8/2011
"Deron is the most complete PG in the league"Jose Calderon I found this article, it's from a month ago. It's in Spanish. Btw, Calderon is surprised that the interviewer included Raymond Felton on his top10 PG list and declines to comment about him, LMAO.
UPDATED Former Net Performances for Night 3/6 As long as my latest one is still on the page, I'll just keep updating it so I don't kick people's FanShots off the home page. This is fun to look at every night. I'll try to update it as much as I can. Brian Scalabrine (CHI): DNP Eddie House (MIA): DNP Jamaal Magloire (MIA): DNP Joe Smith (LAL): 0-1 FG in 2 mins Richard Jefferson (SAN): 1 pt (0-3 FG, 1-2 FT), 1 reb, 1 blk, 3 PF in 20 mins Chris Quinn (SAN): DNP Yi Jianlian (WAS): 1 min Tony Battie (PHI): DNP Shawne Williams (NYK): 12 pts (4-8 FG), 6 reb, 2 stl, 1 blk in 28 mins Jason Collins (ATL): DNP Vince Carter (PHX): 29 pts (11-22 FG, 1-3 FT), 4 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl in 40 mins Garret Siler (PHX): DNP Jason Kidd (DAL): 4 pts (1-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 6 ast, 3 reb, 2 stl in 34 mins Keyon Dooling (MIL): 7 pts (3-7 FG), 1 reb, 1 ast in 14 mins Chris Douglas-Roberts (MIL): 0-2 FG, 2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl in 14 mins Earl Boykins (MIL): DNP Nenad Krstic (BOS): 17 pts (7-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 3 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk in 29 mins Troy Murphy (BOS): 2 pts (0-2 FG, 2-2 FT), 4 reb, 2 ast in 15 mins