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  • Hornets trade Okafor, Ariza to Washington for Rashard Lewis

    Hornets trade Okafor, Ariza to Washington for Rashard Lewis
    The Hornets are clearing cap space and getting younger. New Orleans traded center Emeka Okafor and forward Trevor Ariza to Washington for Wizards forward Rashard Lewis and a second round draft pick, #46 in next Thursday's draft. Okafor and Ariza were...
  • Why the Hornets trade involving Okafor and Ariza is a good one

    Why the Hornets trade involving Okafor and Ariza is a good one
    When the hornets landed the first pick in the draft, Emeka Okafor, with his $28 million owed over the next two seasons, was a goner. And when Monty Williams benched Trevor Ariza for the last ten games of the season to play Al Farouq Aminu, Ariza was as...
  • Dwight Howard tries to lead, but he faces a potential credibility problem

    Dwight Howard tries to lead, but he faces a potential credibility problem
    At some point during a season, every NBA team — even a great team — will need a leader on its roster to step up and set an example for his teammates. The Orlando Magic, by no means a great team, have reached that point after an inexcusable...
  • Hornets "nine" enough to subdue Utah

    Hornets "nine" enough to subdue Utah
    The Hornets have claimed their first win in February. Chris Kaman scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Hornets beat Utah 86-80. The Hornets snapped an eight game losing streak and won for only the 5th time this season in 28 games. Gustavo...
  • Jim Calhoun Timeline: The Career Of A Hall Of Fame Coach

    Born: May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Mass. Family: Wife Pat, sons James and Jeffrey, six grandchildren Education: American International College (1968); Braintree High School (1960) Head Coaching Career: Old Lyme (CT) High School – 1968-69 Westport...
  • Chapter 12: Charlotte

    Chapter 12: Charlotte
    Michael Jordan's basketball wizardry has yet to translate to the front office in his second tour as an NBA executive. Following the unsatisfying end to his tenure as player/president of the Washington Wizards, Jordan bought into the Charlotte Bobcats...
  • Derrick Rose struggles, Bulls fall to Bobcats in overtime

    Derrick Rose struggles, Bulls fall to Bobcats in overtime
    The typically stoic demeanor of Derrick Rose disappeared into a fit of disbelief Tuesday night, and it had nothing to do with him failing to score in double figures for just the second time in his career. When official Eli Roe whistled the rookie for...
  • 76ers get even, win 7th straight

    Andre Iguodala had 28 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers returned to .500 with their seventh straight victory, 107-97 over the New York Knicks on Saturday night. Andre Miller added 27 points and eight assists for the 76ers,...
  • UConn Men's Awards

    Player of the Year 2004 — Emeka Okafor, Co-National Player of the Year Big East Conference Awards 2009 — Hasheem Thabeet, Co-Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year 2008 — Hasheem Thabeet, Defensive Player of the Year...
  • From UConn To The NBA

    Rudy Gay (2004-2006), 1st Round-8th pick, Memphis Grizzlies Hilton Armstrong (2002-2006), 1st Round-12th pick, New Orleans Hornets Marcus Williams (2003-2006), 1st Round-22nd pick, New Jersey Nets Josh Boone (2003-2006), 1st Round-23rd pick, New Jersey...
  • 4th quarter nearly priceless for Bulls

    If you're an eternal optimist, you will focus on the fourth quarter, the one that propelled the Bulls to a 91-82 come-from-behind victory Wednesday night over the Bobcats. The one where coach Scott Skiles played Luol Deng, Ben Gordon and reserves Chris...
  • Sam Smith's NBA mailbag

    What's happening to Sam's mailbag? Don't you realize that frustrated Bulls fans need you? Anyway, I'm sick of the accumulation of young "assets." It's time to use them and consolidate a little. How's this trade? Bulls send Ben Gordon, Andres Nocioni and...