Oct 30, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Will Bynum (12) during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

NBA News From FanSided: Rajon Rondo Almost Ready, Dion Waiters Trade Rumors, Jason Kidd Says "Hit Me", and more

It’s another week of round-up! If you’re excited, let me hear ya scream! I can’t hear yooouuu. No, seriously, I hope you didn’t scream at a screen. I can’t hear you because I’m not there with you.

Or am I?


Cavaliers are shopping Dion Waiters. Some teams they’ve talked to are the Sixers, Knicks, and Bulls. However, Buckets Over Broadway, the site covering the Knicks, makes a good argument to why the Knicks won’t be in talks for long. For one thing, Knicks are looking for front court help. Also, Waiters doesn’t appear to be a major upgrade over Iman Shumpert anyway. I agree with the first statement. I guess I can see the second statement as well.

The Blazers are interested in Omar Asik of the Rockets. As you may remember last week, Asik wasn’t too happy playing behind Dwight Howard. Blazers could use a center like Asik, but Rockets would like a PF that can shoot and space out the floor; something the Blazers don’t have. Will the Rockets settle, or will there be a third team involved? One GM thinks that the Rockets’ asking price is delusional.

The Clippers are still interested in Lamar Odom.

Lakers looking at Luol Deng? Perhaps.

Apparently, Kings will move Jimmer Fredette this season.

Mavericks going for Chris Bosh at the end of the season? Probably. And, really, I think it could work. Maybe play the emotional card since Bosh is from Dallas. I bet this though: LeBron James’ decision may be altered if Bosh leaves and perhaps the opposite could be said with LeBron’s decision influencing Bosh’s decision. We’ll see.

Roster moves

Kings and Timberwolves made a trade. Derrick Williams left the T-Wolves and Luc Mbah a Moute left the Kings.

Kobe and the Lakers agree to a two year contract extension. Don’t have any details yet.

Off the court

Rudy Gay of the Raptors does not care for stats. Well…he banned stats sheets from the team locker room. So yeah, I would think he doesn’t care for stats much. He says it’s more about team effort; not individual stats. I can’t say I disagree there.

Here’s some…*clears throat* interesting news. The Bucks are among a few businesses that are fighting the opening of a strip club from across the street of the Bradley Center, where the Bucks play. One example of how bad it could be is that there’s parking over where the strip club would be. So, folks that come out to the game, including children, would actually have to pass by the club. Mercy.

I put this under Off the court, but, if you saw this, this happened on the court. Nets coach, Jason Kidd, got desperate and decided to try to stall a game to give his team a chance. With his team down by two to the Lakers, Kidd had one thing on his mind: “Hit Me”. He asked one of his players to bump into him while he was holding a glass of soda. Just watch the video if you haven’t. It’s funny. Still, the NBA was not amused and fined Kidd $50,000 (video in link). Ouch. Think of how many sodas that could buy.

Will Bynum becomes hero. A couple of women’s homeless shelters were in trouble of losing power. Bynum comes in, pays for the bills, and hosts Thanksgiving dinner. That’s what it’s all about. On a side note, that’s what my blog, DALANEL, aims to spotlight: The heroes of our time. Anyway, apparently Bynum’s named surfaced because someone tipped off the media. Bynum was gonna go in and out quietly. Nothing like a humble hero.

Gerald Henderson made headlines…thanks to hitting a lady in the head during a game. Henderson passed the ball into the crowd where a woman was walking and it hit her in the head and down she went. You can bet that’ll be on the blooper reel for a long time. However, when you look at the pass (which is in the link), it appears Henderson had no business throwing it her way.

Cavaliers fans want LeBron James to “come home“. Will LeBron return to the Cavs? Stay with the Heat? Heck, is there a third place?

Blazers and Warriors got into a scuffle. Players were suspended and/or fined. We have video of it to in that link.

Kobe got a big raise on that salary. And so, I guess he was in a giving mood. He treated the Lakers roster and staff to Thanksgiving dinner. Article is really just a list of tweets and photos of the good times. I’ll admit: I smiled.


Rajon Rondo is almost ready to return. At least, that’s the idea. After seeing him win a race against his teammate, I guess his knee is feeling a little better.

Brandon Knight is struggling with a hamstring injury.

Jimmy Butler’s toe is feeling better, although still no return date.

Bradley Beat has a stressed right fibula. They’re thinking missing at least two weeks.

Kyle Korver is out. He’s on the verge of tying the NBA record for 3’s made in consecutive games. Being injured, the streak is simply on pause. He’s missed the past two games from a rib contusion.

Glen Davis is back in action after being out since January of this year with a broken foot.

Marc Gasol is to be out 3-4 weeks with a MCL strain.

Jeremy Lin is out two weeks with a knee sprain.

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