"Magic center Dwight Howard has called team owner Rich DeVos to tell him that he won't play for coach Stan Van Gundy anymore..."
In a recent post at Bulls Confidential, Doug Thonus asks (and answers) an important question - Is Rip Hamilton the new Keith Bogans? Thonus cites Thibs' willingness to insert Deng and Rose back...
Dwight-to-Bulls: "Only one team rep I encountered was prepared to list Chicago as the favorite to land Howard, but a couple others openly wondered why Howard is so reluctant to add the Bulls to the Nets, Lakers and Mavericks on his list of preferred destinations. The only plausible theory, unless Howard is so vehemently averse to Chicago weather, is the theory in circulation about adidas urging Howard not to play alongside Derrick Rose so its two biggest shoe-sellers don't wind up in the same city. One source in Reno said of the Bulls: "They've got so many pieces to work with [headlined by Joakim Noah] and they're very interested. I don't think [the Bulls] are going away, either. They're not going to be convinced they can't get Dwight until he goes somewhere else."Per Marc Stein's Weekend Dime
[T]he Griz have gauged interest in Mayo, and he appears to be the player most likely to be moved this summer if offers for him improve.The Commercial Appeal
They won't trade Vince Carter's contract, opting instead to buy him out for $4 million in the coming days.Link to Arizona Central I hate to ask, but what does public opinion at BaB think about Vince Carter at SG?
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"Boozer has turf toe. Says he felt a pop in his right big toe. X-rays were negative. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow."ESPNChicago I was going to put this in the post game thread, but I am genuinely terrified to go back in there. The .GIFs are scary.
"It’s almost paradoxical that a game prominently featuring two of the most innovate point guards in the league today was defined by such ugliness on both sides. Rose & Williams combined to shoot just 9-35 from the floor, and if you include backups, all the point guards for both teams combined to shoot just 10-48. Yes, that number actually gets uglier the more you look at it. Both stars shot poorly for different reasons; for Williams, it was a matter of his hand injury, while Rose struggled to get in rhythm with his jumper."Link to NetsAreScorching (ESPN TrueHoop Network)
"Keep shooting, that's the only way I see it. Me not shooting, that plays in their hands, so as long as I keep taking those shots, they've got to fall one day " -- Rose, on his recent shooting woes. He's just 36-for-103 over his last five games from the floor.Friedell ESPN Chicago