thetruth week 5 and week 6 pre game talk trash
so week 5 im playing gatorheels.and you know i have respect for him alot. hes pretty smart in basketball and football. so i give him props. but anyway ima have to make him look like a sad sack.and have him run in his room crying. saying why cant i win like i should . meanwhile ima be chillin and eating a big steak with carrots, rice, potatos and drink it down with a big cup of ice tea. walking aorund in my boxers watchin games and mine points go up like mall elevlators.yep and then ima go high five lee evans . and then ima see ah bunch of offers for him. and ima say no &$#%#&@! way dude. lol. im just playing. aint no way no go trade for bum ass hands evans after one good game. then ima move onto week 6 and play birdchest . and shut him down like windows when it rains. he called me a &$#%#&@!. lol last time i check i was the pimp .
i was born ready like biggie. whatsup though.
let go im ready.
A defensive stop, an outlet pass and an easy bucket in transition.
The Nets would love to see Blatche come off the bench behind Brook Lopez and give them another strong presence in the paint on both ends of the floor. If he can do that, he could turn out to be one of the real steals in this summer’s free agency crop. Considering the Nets don’t have another true center under contract, this is a very real opportunity for Blatche to get his career back on track.
While the team landed talented guard Kyle Lowry in a trade with Houston to become their floor general, most Raptors fans had been anticipating a bigger move which would catapult the franchise higher into the Eastern Conference hierarchy.
You might read into that, a guy named Iguodala.
Not surprisingly, Evans’ future with the organization has come into the question and he’s been the subject of an assortment of trade rumors over the past season. Evans could potentially be a free agent next summer, but the Kings could choose to lock him up to a multiyear deal before letting the guard hit the open market.
Evans worked out with the Kings extensively this summer and says he’s recent struggles were due to injuries and conditioning.
Williams was expected to battle for more consistent minutes in the nightly rotation this season after the departure of veteran shooting guard Jamal Crawford in free agency. Rookie guard Will Barton now becomes a candidate to earn some minutes at the backup shooting guard position behind Wesley Matthews.
Isaiah Thomas: One pick away from going undrafted in 2011, Thomas turned out to be one of the best players the class had to offer. Overlooked because of his size, Thomas proved that you don’t have to be over six foot, or even 5’10 for that matter, to succeed in the league. He’s become a real fan favorite and someone who his teammates love playing with.
Admittedly, it’s a hard sell at first. After all, this new group of Mavericks is made up largely of cast-offs who don’t have a championship ring among them. It’s a far cry from the familiar faces who defined the Mavericks for much of the last five seasons and won a championship just over a year ago.
I’m settled in and I feel comfortable with the coaches and everybody around me. We have a great staff here and I’m really happy to be here at this point. … Since 2008 I played with Dirk on the German national team even though I’m not very German. I think I have some ancestors somewhere down the line. I’ve been very comfortable during the offseason and the summer participating with him at the different events. I knew from conversations with him the kind of guy Mark was and Coach Carlisle that this would be a great place to play.”
Of course, it doesn’t hurt for a couple of people on the team to feel like they have something to prove, and while none of the new Mavericks have championship hardware, two in particular come to town feeling like Dallas is a place where they can prove their past critics and detractors wrong.
Indeed, it is. And with a group as motivated and with as much experience as this new-look Mavs team will have, anything can happen.
Blatche, Nets Finally Team Up
For the Nets, who have outspent nearly every team in the NBA this offseason, it’s about adding one more big body in a low-risk, high-reward type of scenario.
Although the Raptors remained relatively quiet this summer other than adding forward Landry Fields in free agency, Colangelo said Toronto had the opportunity to get insert itself into the league’s blockbuster deals this summer before opting against that strategy.
“We had a chance to jump in there but he wasn’t the right fit for our team given the circumstances and the pieces that needed to go in and out,” Colangelo said. “His contract with one year of permanency and one year where he could opt out was too much risk given that we were unloading several current and future assets.”wq
In the rumored Iguodala scenario the Raptors would have had to part ways with promising guard DeMar DeRozan, third-year forward Ed Davis, guard Jose Calderon and a first-round pick.4213421
But Colangelo didn’t rule out the team actively seeking trade offers for Calderon with Lowry now in the fold. Calderon, a low turnover guard, is in the last year of a contract which will pay him $10.6 million in 2013 – a deal which could bring tremendous value near the trade deadline.42124114
“I mentioned whether Jose [Calderon] was with this team or serving this team as a trade asset,” Colangelo said. “He really is a trade asset with that expiring contract.”3w321123
The Raptors finished 23-43 last season but significantly increased their win percentage over their 2011 edition. The team enters the 202-13 season as a sleeper pick to make the postseason boosted by the addition of veterans Lowry and Fields and rookies Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross.3512431423
Sacramento Kings Hesitant To Commit Long Term To Tyreke Evans32132121
Let’s be clear, Tyreke Evans, the former Rookie of the Year, has game. But, the problem plaguing Evans isn’t about overall talent or ability. Evans hasn’t been able to find his niche at the pro level as the Sacramento Kings have tried to utilize him at point guard, shooting guard and small forward without finding the right fit.
Not surprisingly, Evans’ future with the organization has come into the question and he’s been the subject of an assortment of trade rumors over the past season. Evans could potentially be a free agent next summer, but the Kings could choose to lock him up to a multiyear deal before letting the guard hit the open market.421241423
Kings general manager Geoff Petrie says the team isn’t looking to lock Evans up immediately, but didn’t close the door of something being worked on down the line.rwarqw
“I don’t think it’s something on the front burner at this point,“ Petrie told Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. “Going forward salary cap-wise, we have a lot of flexibility. There are no real concerns about our ability to pay going forward because of our future numbers. The most important thing in the big picture is that Tyreke takes his game to another level. The reward for that is ultimately what’s greater in a lot of respects.”gdstgse
Evans is taking the trade talk and uncertain contract situation in stride, choosing to focus on his game as the first priority.
“Eventually something would happen,” Evans said. “I’m just trying to do whatever I can to get us rolling this year. I’ve been working on my game. I got a lot to prove. The most important thing is I’m a lot better than I was last year. I’ve been receiving a lot of criticism about not being healthy and not playing like I did my rookie year. I just want to come back this year and show people I’m still here and that I haven’t lost a step.edwae21
Evans worked out with the Kings extensively this summer and says he’s recent struggles were due to injuries and conditioning.e13212
“He’s been a lot more focused this summer,” Petrie said. “Part of it is maturing as a player. You kind of forget that he is only 22 years old. He’s definitely put in more work and concentration in trying to improve parts of his game. He wants to be thought of as one of the best players in the league.”e21121
Portland Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams will require surgery to repair his torn left Achilles tendon after injuring it during a voluntary workout at the team’s practice facility.r3242323
Williams, the No. 22 overall pick of the 2010 draft, has been oft-injured since entering the league. The guard missed his entire rookie season recuperating from knee surgery on both knees. Last season Williams appeared in only 24 games before being forced to shut it down due to a shoulder injury which also required surgery.er2132121
i was born ready like biggie. whatsup though.