The NBA trading deadline proved to be more hype filled than full of trades. With rumors of Shaq joining the Cavs and Tyson Chandler traded to the OK City only to have a toe fail his physical. This years deadline did not move too many big names at all. Jermaine O’neal for Shawn Marion has probably the largest impact of any other trades but assure that O’neal will disappoint the Heat. The guy plays with no fire and he carries a huge contract.
News in Phoenix reports that Amare Stoudemire could miss the rest of the regular season due to suffering a partially detached retina in his right eye on Wednesday. This all after the 140 points the Suns put up over the Clips. Huge loss for the Suns.
Reports have indicated the Boston Celtics will pursue Joe Smith, all this pending Smith getting a contract buyout. He will also consider the Cavs. We know how buyouts go right Mr. Marbury.
Robert Horry rumor once again surfaces. He is considering playing this season and since he’s had relations with Cavs General Manager Danny Ferry, Cleveland could be his new destination. Imagine if you could show up 3/4 of the way through a season, play in the playoffs and collect a huge paycheck basically in four months. It’s like crab fishing in the Bering Sea, minus the sea sickness and potential death.
Newsflash, the Sixers offered Dalembert to everyone and their cousins including the Los Angeles Clippers for center Chris Kaman during the last week. No one wants him, no surprise there.
Tyson Chandler said he was surprised he failed the physical. The OK City doctor who administered the test and was the same who operated on his toe said he wasn’t good to go. “I don’t understand that,” Chandler said. “I haven’t missed a game because of it in the last three years after I had the surgery. I think had it been anywhere else or anything else it would not have been a problem or issue.” Failing a physical due to a toe injury is like blaming your cousin for your use of steroids.
Rafer Alston going to Orlando presents a good addition in the backcourt. A guy who handles the ball well and can move like Skip-to-my-Lou! Solid pickup since Jameer Nelsons out.
Chris Wilcox and Larry Hughes will fit into the fast-paced offensive scheme in New York but are yet to realize that the Knicks suck.
Twolves pickup a solid Bobby Brown and Shelden Williams. Williams was a top-5 pick in the draft with a big frame helping out Minnesota in the paint since Big Al is lost for the season.
Celts had a chance at Nocioni but were rumored to having to give up four players for him. They basically picked up then traded players for a 2nd round pick. I want them to grab Bobby Jackson, I think he would fit in really well here. KG strained his knee…cutting his road trip short and making me bleed a little green last night.
Brad Miller returns to the windy city of Chicago, hoping to finally make an impact.
Jason Williams, aka Whiteboy, is requesting reinstatment into the league. He’s looking to help a contender like Celtics or the Heat into a late playoff run. I thought he was terrible in his last years in Miami. He could handle the rock moderately well but his shooting touch lacked anything desirable.
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Now Eddy Curry hasn’t played much basketball this season (2 minutes, 38 seconds), but working in New York must have its perks. Fine dining establishments, front row seats to Knicks games and your own driver taking care of ‘all’ your needs. Coach D’Antoni hinted at the big fellas knee injuries and how they could be stemming from his tub of flub. With the Knicks running an up tempo offensive system, Curry needs to be in strong game shape and form in order to fit into this offense. He’s currently overweight and not dropping too many pounds anytime soon. Curry was set be the enforcer for the Knicks, but with the knee injury has not been able to contribute. Tyson Chandler had this to say about his friend “Maybe his opportunity will come elsewhere. There are so many teams in this league, especially in the East, where they bang and grind. There is a place for big guys that score on the block.” Knicks have been rumored to be offering Curry in trade talks.
The weight problems aren’t the only issues in Eddy’s New York state of mind. Former driver, David Kuchinsky presented a sexual harassment suit against the Knick center. He claims that Curry tried to solicit gay sex from him. Kuchinsky also claims Curry approached him in the nude saying “Look at me, Dave, look” and “Come and touch it, Dave.” He also claims he was ordered “out of the scope of his employment” to remove and wash Eddy’s dirty tag rags.
It doesn’t end here. Kuchinsky, both straight and Jewish, claims racial discrimination saying Curry threw racial slurs at him including “f—ing Jew,” “cracker,” “white slave,” “white devil” and “grandmaster of the KKK.” He also says Curry allegedly pointed a gun at him on two separate occasions, showing him a bullet present in the chamber. A groggy Isiah Thomas would then limp in calling Kuchinsky a “b*tch” and yank the gold chain from Kuchinsky’s neck. He would then offer it in a trade for two twinkies and a slim Jim to the pawn shop down the street. (Isiah comments are only harsh rumors)
He was hired as his full-time chauffeur but eventually became his errand boy and a character for abuse. Kuchinsky says he is owed $68,000 in unpaid wages, as well as $25,000 in expenses for which Curry never repaid him.
Curry’s lawyer, Kelly Saindon, denied all of allegations, calling them “absolutely untrue,” and saying Kuchinsky began making a series of claims for unpaid wages several months ago, upping the ante each time. Curry refused to comment before last night’s game.
From fat boy to frat boy!