“Because the NBA season moves, you only get 28 days of practice and you’re in it. Twenty-eight days is nothing if you put seven or eight exhibitions in. Then you have travel days, and you give them a day off somewhere in there. Then you’re down to 16, 17 days of practice. And then the season comes and there’s not a lot of practice. It’s hard when you’re playing 82 games.” Fratello, whose last NBA gig with the Grizzlies ended 30 games into the 2006-07 season, is relishing his job with Ukraine, where he was lured by its basketball federation president Sasha Volkov, one of his former players in Atlanta. He will not, however, completely rule out another NBA shot, if an opportunity were to arise. “But you have to get a call first.
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He’s coming off of a season that saw him earn Sixth Man of the Year accolades with more points, but faded late in the year. He’s been suspended for failing a drug test to start the year, but Smith is going to be a key offensive weapon. Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler played well in their roles for majority of the season. Amar’e Stoudemire seems to be at full health but the question is how will he and Melo fare when on the floor together. The Knicks also added a number of other key players on their roster such as Kenyon Martin, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Metta World Peace. With a roster that includes a number of players that perform well in specific moments, it will be interesting to see how well they mesh and share the ball.
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Sports . View gallery Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom arrive at a party at Club Nokia in L.A. on February 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (AFP Photo/Scott LeBron James Shoes 2013 Kirkland) September 13, 2013 5:40 PM Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, after being arrested while driving erratically in LA last month, officials said. Odom — the subject of a rash of news stories about alleged drug use and troubles in his marriage to reality TV show star Khloe Kardashian — was detained in the early hours of August 30, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) police force. An arrest report said the 33-year-old former Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers standout, an NBA player for 14 seasons who has not signed a deal for next season, was seen driving his white Mercedes SUV in a “serpentine manner at 50 miles per hour.” Odom, who showed “objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated,” was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, according to CHP. He was transported to a local police station, according to the report. Bail was set at $15,000, and he was released more than three hours later.
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there’s outright racists. We won’t discuss those people other than to say their opinions don’t matter anyway and thankfully those people are few and fortunately very far between. As for the NFL vs the NBA comment. Why do people feel the need to compare the sports? First and foremost, I like following the NBA because I just like basketball played at an extremely high level. Full stop. I will write an article dedicated to how is basically impossible to run the NBA like the NFL, but I will say I don’t understand how liking the NFL keeps some people from enjoying the NBA.
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Andre Drummond Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports During his rookie season, Andre Drummond showed critics that hes not the liability scouts feared he was. His motor was good, his decision-making was excellent, and his ability to impact the glass was everything fans could have asked for. The problem is that the team refused to throw him into the deep end, as it held him to just 20.7 minutes per game. During training camp, the Detroit Pistons must figure out how they want to use the 20-year-old. In his inaugural season, he shot 60.8 percent on 5.7 attempts per contest, and he blocked 1.6 shots on the other end.
Season Stats: 14.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.7 BPG, 19.57 PER The 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Years numbers may not jump out at you, but Marc Gasols impact is undeniable. Gasol has a high basketball IQ and is one of the best passing big men in the NBA. Hell continue to do a little bit of everythingmost of which wont show up on the stat sheet. 1. Dwight Howard ( Houston Rockets ) 2012-13 Reg. Season Stats: 17.1 PPG, 12.4 RPG, 2.4 BLK, 19.48 PER 2012-13 was a tumultuous season for Howard and the Lakers. It was considered to be one of the worst seasons of his career. Thats how good D12 isa 17/12/2 season is considered a letdown.
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The one-time All-Star who played in the NBA from 1991-2002 was believed to have broken into and lived in a Paradise Valley, Ariz., home from July 2010 to August 2011. He also tried to rent the home out. Gatling obtained a driver’s license with the home as his residence and then cashed two renter’s checks given to him from a woman who wanted to rent the property. Stacey Ezel signed a lease agreement with Gatling, but found out he was not the owner after he failed to give her the keys, forcing her to investigate the home further: According to the report, Ezel responded to an ad on Craigslist, which read: “$800/4 br – EX NBA – Paradise Valley Home for rent with Pool & Utility included. … Going back to Miami, Mexico City, Italy for a year or 2 need someone to watch my home here in PV and what a great place, close to everything and Very Very Quite! Really looking for a Woman, but guys can feel free to contact as well …
Lamar Odom Update: NBA star charged with DUI stemming from August arrest
The former Los Angeles Laker and Clipper was arrested by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in the early morning hours of Aug. 30 after officers noticed him driving slowly and weaving in and out of lanes. The CHP pulled Odom over around 3:25 a.m. after he exited the freeway at Coldwater Canyon Boulevard in Studio City. He was arrested after he showed “objective signs or symptoms of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained,” Officer Ming Hsu said, according to the station. During booking, Odom refused all chemical tests and, as a result, will have his driver’s license suspended for one year under state law, reports the station. Odom posted $15,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 29 in a Van Nuys courtroom.
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Mark Cuban would have paid extra for a Mavericks option there. However you do get to play out a couple of scenarios. Which sounds like a fun little diversion. Clever idea by the folks at 2K Sports. Just for the record, the Knicks most likely do not have the money to chase LeBron next summer, not without a lot of help. They would need Amare Stoudemire to decide he wants to surrender the $23.4 million last year of his contract and Andrea Bargnani to decide to opt out of the $11.5 million in the last year of his deal.