May 15, 1999
Bill Walton is the most ignorant sports commentator ever. Ever. I admire the fact that he has overcome a speech impediment in order to ply his new trade, but the useless and constant drivel that pours out of his mouth has always been unbearable. Case in point: During the Minnesota-San Antonio game Sunday, Silly Billy noted that to clear cap space to sign Shaq, the Lakers had traded Anthony Peeler. Silly Billy went on to state that it was a huge mistake, noting that since that time, the Lakers have had a huge void at the off-guard position.
March 17, 1999 |
The Minnesota Timberwolves put starting guard Anthony Peeler on the injured list Tuesday because of a strained left calf, a costly loss for a team already struggling in the backcourt. Peeler was injured early in Monday night's loss to Utah. He is expected to be out for at least 10 days, leaving the NBA's worst long-range shooting team without its most accurate outside threat. The Timberwolves filled Peeler's roster spot by activating reserve center Trevor Winter from the injured list.
July 19, 1996 |
Winning the highest-stakes bidding war in American sports history, the Lakers signed Shaquille O'Neal away from the Orlando Magic on Thursday, giving him a $120-million, seven-year contract that tilted the balance of power in the NBA with the stroke of a pen. The deal is thought to have an "out," a clause making O'Neal a free agent again in three years, enabling him to test the market anew if rising inflation or other stars' salaries eat into his deal.
July 17, 1996 |
The bill for the Lakers' planned free-agent shopping spree now includes valuable trade-ins. Looking to build up the war chest to sway Shaquille O'Neal from across the country or lure Brian Williams from across the city, they pretty much dumped Anthony Peeler and George Lynch for nothing Tuesday, sending them to the Vancouver Grizzlies for the right to flip-flop second-round picks in 1998 and '99. More importantly for the Lakers, they got an additional $3.63 million in spending power, the $2.
April 28, 1996 |
From three quarters of struggles to playing a major role in the Laker victory. So much for the return from a strained calf muscle being the only impressive recovery Saturday afternoon for Anthony Peeler. Peeler was given little chance in previous days of playing in Game 2 by a medical staff that estimated it would probably take one to three weeks to heal the injury he had suffered last Sunday in the regular-season finale.
April 25, 1996 |
The encouraging sign of Anthony Peeler jogging at the end of Laker practice Wednesday at the Forum, an indication that his strained right calf muscle is improving enough so that he could return Saturday, was followed by the discouraging comments from Coach Del Harris: "I would suspect Tuesday is more realistic. That's just a coach's opinion."