The Knicks and Raptors were the favorites to land Nash, but in a surprise twist the Lakers have managed to pull of yet another amazing trade we never saw coming!
2x NBA MVP Steve Nash is headed to the Lakers after negotiating a sign-and-trade deal with the Suns.
I personally think it’s a great trade! Let’s go over the advantages and disadvantages.
- Nash is one of the top point guards in the league, the Lakers should only improve.
- Lakers finally have a consistent outside shooter, this will open up the inside for the big men.
- Nash is a humble leader and will work extremely well alongside Kobe and gang.
- Entertainment value! Can you imagine Nash dealing to Kobe, Meta World Peace, Gasol, and Bynum?
- Now they have 2 players who can’t play defense: Sessions and Nash.
- At a time where the Lakers should be trying to acquire younger players for the future, the Lakers will be giving up 4 drafts picks and paying a 38 year-old Steve Nash 25 million over 3 years. They are also currently in talks with 39 year-old Grant Hill. Maybe they were inspired by the San Antonio Spurs last season. ;)
- It’s no secret that Kobe likes to the hog the ball at times. Kobe may have trouble letting Nash take control of the ball the way he needs to in order to be effective.
- Mike Brown is not the best coach, he may not be able to use Nash properly.
Can’t wait to see how this all plays out! I’m even more excited for the 2012-2013 NBA season now! =)
There is nothing I hate more than watching NBA games where terrible officiating and sloppy plays are the difference makers. No matter which team you were going for, you have to admit…. last night’s game was absolutely atrocious!
OKC fans… as terrible as the officiating was at times, Thunder still had no reason to lose.
The Heat shot 37%. Also shooting 17.7% (6-of-34) from 10 feet, which is the worst percentage recorded since Bosh and LeBron joined the team.
Wade and Bosh combined for a 11-34 shooting night.
The Heat had 15 turnovers.
The Heat earned 35 FT attempts.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Oklahoma City Thunder are in serious trouble.
OKC needs to start attacking the basket early and stop missing FT’s.
Durant needs to work on his defense and stop getting himself into foul trouble. Put the referee card away, fans! All but 1 of his fouls were legitimate.
Harden really needs to redeem himself. Start playing well down the stretch and making smarter decisions. I mean, fouling with an eight second differential? What is this? The Euro League?! No more pathetic dramatic attempts to draw non-existent fouls, Harden. It clearly doesn’t work anymore.
Thabo really needs to work on his offensive game, he can’t afford to inbound the ball to ghosts in OKC jerseys like that. -_-
Westbrook needs to really clean his game up, he has had the most disappointing performance of the series; that wide open 3 cut deep.
*deep sigh* Let’s try this again… Tuesday, 9 ET.
Where were you when you found out Brandon Roy was forced to retire due to a career-ending knee injury?
I was caught up in the hoopla of the NBA trades on December 9th, 2011. Later on that afternoon I was made aware of Bradon Roy’s medical retirement. Much like everyone else, my mood quickly changed and I was deeply saddened by the news. Suddenly, where any player would be taking their talents didn’t matter.
The only thing I could think about was the 2006 draft. More specifically, the sixth overall pick from the 2006 draft: Brandon Roy from the University of Washington. A talented young buck who was quickly crowned Rookie of the Year. Soon after that, Roy reached his career high of 19.1 points, 5.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds. Things were looking great for Roy.
Unfortunately, we never got to see Roy reach his full potential.
It wasn’t so sunny in Portland anymore. The clouds quickly settled in when the world was informed of the young guard’s degenerative knees disorder. Roy’s knees were quickly ailing due to lack of cartilage. He underwent his first medical procedure in 2008. After receiving six operations, Roy no longer had any cartilage. And just like that, a few years later, the unwanted announcement was made.. Roy was done.
Or so we thought…………..
The 27-year-old former Portland Trail Blazer guard and NBA All-Star is planning a comeback for the 2012-2013 NBA season! There are no specific details on his current situation, but he has confirmed his highly anticipated return to the league.
A contractual agreement might prevent us from seeing him in his #7 Blazers jersey, but Roy has no problem professing the love he has for the team. "No matter where I play Portland will always have a special place in my heart," he stated.
Good luck, Brandon! We look forward to seeing you back on the court!
Having already faced the same grueling odds and prevailing in 2004, the Greeks are known for playing ultra-defense when their backs are against the wall. However, their late wake up call might not be enough to keep down the mighty Russians.
Russia only needs a draw to make it to the quarterfinals.
The Greeks have more to lose, so expect them to play like it!
Heat-Thunder @ 8 ET in Miami!
Who will lead the series after Sunday night?!