Hey now, it’s another week of news to roundup for ya. With our first full week of NBA action, I’m sure there’s quite a bit of news to take a look at. Again, I’m only looking at news; not player performances and such. Rumors, trades, signings, injuries and other stuff like that. I actually think this could be a cool daily feature; however, I personally can’t make that happen. I got too much on my blogging plate. Still, this is good. It’s great to showcase what FanSided is all about.
First, some very interesting pictures were shown. The NBA have special Christmas themed jerseys. I saw them. I died. They don’t look good. Take a look.
The Knicks have started the season off slow. Now, fans are ready to hit the panic button. Tyson Chandler is out 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his leg. Oh friends at Buckets Over Broadway have a little reaction post on how the team will carry on. They also talked about a rumor that the Knicks apparently aren’t going to look for a replacement big man. Good luck with that.
Michael Redd, who made a career out of shooting the 3′s, is officially retiring as a Buck, where he spent most of his career. His career really started to spiral down after the dreaded ACL tear. He’s no HOF, and calling him an All-Star is a stretch. However, he’s in the “inspirational” category as a 2nd rounder who just exploded on the scene after the Bucks sent Ray Allen packing to Seattle. He did great work for the Bucks. Behind the Buck Pass has all of the fine details on his career.
Also, at Behind the Buck Pass, they got a post up on Larry Sanders having his second child; first daughter. Awwww! Oh, and there’s a surprise waiting in the link too. Something extra and really special.
And now, some injury concerns. Al Jefferson of the Bobcats is struggling with a sore knee while head coach Steve Clifford is recovering from surgery on his heart. Whew, get well there guys.
Wizards news here: Coach Randy Wittman was fined $20,000 for foul language during a press conference after the Sixers beat them last Friday. He was a little upset. Wiz of Awes has the exact quote that got him in trouble.
You thought that Chalmers story was tough? Well, guys, hold on to yer nuts cuz it’s about to go down (the punch, that it). Dennis Schroder hit Demarcus Cousins in the “groin”. I love how we use that word when sometimes it means something…different. Anyway, Schroder got suspended for this action vs just a fine for Chalmers.
My boy, Kyle Korver, doing the thing at an historic level. He’s tied in third place for longest game streak of 3 pointers made. Guess who’s in first? Dana Barros. Remember him? He played for the Sixers. Hm, Sixers know how to pick up some shooters, huh? Go get em, Kyle! Actually, don’t. Go Sixers.
Magic still waiting on Tobias Harris to be game ready. His recovery from a sprained ankle is taking longer than expected. I hope he didn’t go bowling (aw, too soon?).
Russell Westbrook returned from injury and apparently is just fine. Thunderous Intentions takes a look at how the team looked with him back on the floor.
Ronny Turiaf is down for 6-8 weeks after a fractured skull. Youch!
Kobe had some comments about Dwight Howard as well as his recovery from his injury. Lake Show Life has the scoop.
The Pelicans revealed their new mascot and I’ve had the unfortunate chance to see him multiple times thanks to Twitter an their obsession with seeing attached photos without needing to open a link. If you haven’t seen it, don’t. Why did I put it here if I’m telling you not to look? Because we all know you’re going to click on it and see for yourself. I might as well be the guy you possibly hate for introducing you to this…this…I don’t know. But, um, Sixers…where’s yours at?
Let the good times roll. Or, in Stephen Curry’s case, let the bad ankle roll. He’s bruised it this time. He’s day to day.
Sacramento Kings plan on being just that for a long time. Head over to A Royal Pain for this great story about the team ownership trying to connect with their fans. But, that’s not all. Look out Loud City (although Bucks fans actually hold the current record) because the Kings’ fans are going to the gold. They’re going to try to break the Guinness record for loudest indoor noise during a Kings home game of course. The exact date is on November 15th and this game will be on ESPN. Next week, I’ll have an update on that but, like I said, go to A Royal Pain since they cover the team and will have better coverage of the experience.
It’s the Zach Randolph show! In today’s episode, Zach talks about his future in Memphis. He clearly states he wants to retire here if things can work out. In any event…aw shucks I’m not gonna ruin the quote. Go to Beale Street Bears for the quote.
Time for commercial.
And we’re back. Now, we’ve got Randolph apparently leaving in the middle of a Grizzlies game to be a part of the birth of his son. I know: Awww! Congrats on the baby boy, Z-BO!
Boy, this a long article, isn’t it? Or is it just me? Thanks for sticking around. We’re almost done.
Nicolas Batum got a triple double against the Spurs. According to him, it was an accident and he felt bad. Air Alamo has his quote. Also, there’s a response from coach Gregg Popovich.
Vince Carter gets suspended a game for throwing an elbow on Steven Adams. He is quoted as saying he wished he could take it back.
Dwight Howard enjoys the UFC. And he’d be a part of it…for the bargain price of $10 million. Yeah, okay.