February 14, 2010 |
The Dallas Mavericks traded Josh Howard , Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton Ross to the Washington Wizards on Saturday in exchange for Caron Butler , Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson . Howard was in his seventh season with Dallas, a span filled with promise and disappointment since he was the 29th overall pick in 2003. Gooden, signed by Dallas last summer, will be going to his eighth team in eight NBA seasons. It is a significant move for the Southwest Division-leading Mavericks (32-20)
February 24, 2010 |
When the Dallas Mavericks first made a trade to acquire three key pieces, the Lakers viewed that move as one of the best in the NBA. Wednesday night, when the Lakers play the Mavericks at American Airlines Center, they get to see firsthand how much Dallas has improved since it acquired guard Caron Butler, center Brendan Haywood and reserve guard DeShawn Stevenson from the Washington Wizards on Feb. 13. "I think they've added a little brawn,"...
February 24, 2010
Mike Bresnahan covers the Lakers for The Times and ties up loose ends on the day of his self-designated "Game of the week." The Lakers play tonight at Dallas. The Dallas Mavericks made huge headlines by stealing, oops, trading for Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood from Washington before last week's deadline. Great move for the Mavericks, sure, but also for my fantasy team. I've needed a center to step up and play because Mehmet Okur is a total embarrassment and Ben Wallace has a season-high of, what, three points?
March 27, 2010
There's hope for the rest of us In the good news for Gilbert Arenas , at least they didn't send him to Alcatraz to bunk with Al Capone . Actually, Alcatraz is part of a national park, Capone is dead and the big guy wouldn't have taken anyone who was in for not licensing unloaded pistols seriously, anyway. The judge set aside a request for three months in jail by the crusading D.A. — who let teammate Javaris Crittenton off with a misdemeanor — instead suspending Arenas' sentence with 30 days in a halfway house.
January 31, 2010 |
There goes a great Bullet, er, Wizard. Even if the whole world abandoned Gilbert Arenas, who had the misfortune to become perfectly inconvenient and vulnerable at the same time, there was one man who would have remembered all he meant to the Washington Wizards and the "legacy of Abe Pollin" the late owner's family keeps talking about. That man, of course, was Abe Pollin. If Pollin was different, it wasn't for being wildly successful as an NBA owner, because he wasn't.
April 23, 2008 |
Washington Wizards center Brendan Haywood, ejected for a flagrant foul on the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in Monday's Game 2 loss, was not suspended by the league Tuesday for the act. Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett won the NBA's defensive player of the year award, receiving 90 first-place votes and 493 points from a media panel to beat out Denver's Marcus Camby (178) and Houston's Shane Battier (175).