Reports the Washington wizards are interested in Redd and Webster how much can these players help the wizards off there bench with there shooting touch? As a wizards fan i take either one of these players i would love to add Michael Redd he still got a nice shot and he was decent for the suns last season.
Milicic gives the Celtics some size when they need it, depending on match ups. If he doesn’t bring much nightly, Boston may not need much nightly.
I Think Webster signed with the Wizards last week....
The Lakers visited their avid fans an hour east of Los Angeles with just 60 percent of their projected starting lineup in uniform. Bryant sat out to rest a strained right shoulder, and Howard isn't playing during his deliberate return from offseason back surgeryoiup978
There's no anointing or Hall of Fame predicting going on right now, but it's safe to say that Pistons rookie Andre Drummond is a very exciting prospect -- a player unlike any they've had in a while.
"I think he played real well," Monroe said. "He did all the things coaches asked him to do, run the floor, rebound, blocked a couple shots, finished strong in the paint.
"It's his first time in real NBA action. He did really good."
Every game is not going to be like that for Drummond. At the NBA level, every player is talented, and there are quite a few big men who have plenty of tricks up their sleeves.
Plus there are long road trips and far many more games than you play in college. It can be grueling, especially for a rookie who is trying to learn the NBA game.fa
Just like Shaquille O’Neal, right?
“No. They’re different,” Bryant said. “Shaq was a goofball. But Shaq was a big a-hole. I was a little a-hole. It worked well.
“Dwight has a lot of that in him. He just needs to bring it out and make guys pay every single day.”het
Kobe Bryant confirmed an internet report that he is indeed retiring.
And he happily pointed out how good the Lakers seem to be and how much he truly enjoys playing with Steve Nash.
First, as far as starting his five-year countdown to enshrinement in basketball's Hall of Fame, it's definitely going to happen—just not in the near future.4te43
Sullinger is also enjoying his time with his new mentor. Garnett has been running a sort of big-man camp within training camp, coach Doc Rivers said, and the 2004 NBA MVP has been passing along what he knows to Sullinger and Collins as well as returnees Chris Wilcox and Brandon Bass.
Waiters again played a lot of backup point guard, and on this night, he was much better than reigning rookie of the year Kyrie Irving (more on that in a minute). While Waiters wasnt drafted fourth overall for that reason, its nice to know he can maybe rescue the club when Irving is way off.
''We didn't execute as well as we should as a whole,'' said Bryant, who hit 9 of 11 shots in the third quarter. ''Hopefully we can get Dwight out there at some point and play together. The more we do that, the better we're going to be down the road. But in practice, we play quite a bit together. That's the most important thing for us, just to get out and play together.''
“He’s just a coach’s dream,” says Williams. “He handles the situations with wisdom that’s beyond his years. He listens, he’s humble, and yet he still has an edge. I saw him get on a few guys a couple games ago, and it kind of took me back. And he has some ways to go as far as allowing his body to mature. His game is going to develop as he explores. He’s going to be pretty special if he continues to work and allow himself to be coached the way he has so far. He’s just an amazing kid.”
As far as the organization’s stance on the matter, the Rockets decline to comment any further on the issue, but the front office maintains that they remain committed to working with White.
“We are committed to Royce’s long term success and we will continue to support him now and going forward,” Rockets GM Daryl Morey said earlier this month via press release.
Dominant big men are a dying breed in today’s NBA game, but the league’s historical landscape is littered with elite centers leading their respective franchises to postseason berths and championships. This is one of the reasons why the Philadelphia 76ers, with four playoff appearances over the past five seasons, acquired All-Star center Andrew Bynum from the Los Angeles Lakers this past summer to become the face of the franchise.
“We’re going to probably start to experience some contact [Friday], and get some officials in and have a couple of scrimmages and try to test him and see where he is and go from there,” Woodson said. “Today was his first day where he actually ran with the team and did all the conditioning that we do at the top of the practice, and it was nice to see. He got through that. It’s just a matter of time, but when that is, I don’t know yet.”
When Jennings graduated from Oak Hill Academy in 2008, the young man headed off to play professional basketball in Italy instead of attending a college in the United States. The move may have cost him several spots in the NBA Draft a year later, but it didn’t take long after being selected tenth overall by the Bucks in 2009 for Jennings to make a huge splash in the USA. Barely two weeks into his rookie season, Jennings hung 55 points on the Golden State Warriors and his reputation as a scoring point guard was cemented in stone.
“I don’t know how much stock you put in these games,” Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said. “Certainly I know he feels good about it and we would rather he shoot the ball well than not, but if he was shooting the ball poorly, I would probably give the same answer. For most of the point guards in the league, it’s not realistic for them to shoot up around 50 percent because the ball ends up in their hands with the shot clock going down and they have create something and occasionally take a bad shot and things like that just happen in the course of a game. When his feet are set and he is taking good shots, like right now and he is in a bit of a groove right now, we hope he can keep it going.”
This preseason, Jennings has been more disciplined in his shot selection and more willing to let other ball handlers put him in a position to succeed. If this trend continues into the regular season, Jennings really will have figured it out and the Bucks will be a much more dangerous team as a result.
“It is a process for a rookie,” Casey said. “He is not that far behind because the one thing he can do that makes up for a multitude of sins is he can shoot the ball at the end of the day and that’s part of the process too.