Age limit. What age limit?: “This year or next year, Vaccaro predicted, a player will turn pro and head to Europe after his junior year of high school. If that seems like one more sign of the basketball apocalypse, consider that many of the Europeans who populate NBA rosters began playing professionally as young as 14. In any case, Vaccaro believes Europe should be a destination only for exceptionally talented and relatively mature players.
Word on the street is that the Nets have grown tired of his antics and may cut him loose soon: “The Nets suspended Sean Williams for two games for conduct detrimental to the team…You also have to wonder if Williams, who rejoined the rotation on Feb. 23 and had been playing well, will ever play again for the Nets. There is no word on whether they will waive Williams outright, which a source said yesterday they could at some point.
by Marcel Mutoni
Forget the fact that he’s expected to miss very little time after getting shot a couple of nights ago, Carl Landry is thankful and lucky to be alive.
Landry spoke publicly for the first time yesterday about his ordeal, and according to the Rockets forward, the shooting was likely a case of mistaken identity. It was also an unimaginably harrowing experience.
Jay Triano must be loving this: “A few eyebrows were raised yesterday when Marc Iavaroni attended Raptors practice. Respected throughout the league, Iavaroni will spend the week ‘observing’ the team, a Raptors official said. When he ran the Phoenix Suns, general manager Bryan Colangelo brought in Rick Carlisle for a similar purpose.”
“Add Wally Szczerbiak to this list of Cavaliers wounded. The guard-foward left the game against the Orlando Magic with 3:33 left in the third with a left knee sprain. The team had an MRI performed on Szczerbiak today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.”
by Marcel Mutoni
Enough to refuse to visit one despite pleas from his team’s medical staff.
“Crash”, well, crashed yet again last night, and appeared to have badly injured his left knee. Doctors, teammates and fans thought he was done for the night; Wallace had other ideas.
From the Charlotte Observer:
by Ryne Nelson
I learned a nice lesson today, and it’s something I feel is important enough to pass on. It’s more of a pattern, actually and it’s something most people—especially hoops fans—should be aware of. I’ve noticed that, if you convince yourself that it’s there, this lesson can be taught about pretty much anything. It’s not a Law of Nature. It’s not even a theory yet. It’s just a lesson, a parable, if you will. So enough already, let me see if I can put it semi-succinctly here:
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