Archive - Jun 2010
By Eric Yearian
Jerome Jordan, a native of Jamaica, picked up the game of basketball at a late age. Attending Tulsa, where he has played for four years, he has grown by leaps and bounds. Known primarily as a defensive player capable of blocking or altering virtually any shot, the “Jamaican Sensation” has focused on preparing himself for the NBA game the past few years.
It took about five years for Kendrick Perkins to make his impact for the Boston Celtics.
The Texan was the typical prep-to-pro center, not at all ready physically or mentally for the rigors of the NBA when he entered the league at 18 years old. Slowly, he developed into one of the toughest players in the league, a physical force who nullifies the best post players in the league on a regular basis.
2010/11 Detroit Pistons Payroll: $51.4 million
2010/11 NBA Salary Cap: $56.1 million
Roughly: $4.7 million under cap
By Tyler Ingle
Jeremy Lin was one of the premier seniors in the NCAA this past season. He has been featured in numerous major publications including Time magazine and Sports Illustrated despite playing in the academically focused conference. He has been an athlete of interest for the Asian American basketball enthusiasts who are eager to see a contemporary succeed at the highest level of basketball.