October 2, 2005 |
Until last spring, Eddy Curry was just another cautionary tale about kids drafted before their time. The Chicago Bulls plucked the 6-foot-11 manchild out of high school in 2001, and he played his first three seasons more flabby than feared. But Curry showed up for the final year of his rookie contract 40 pounds lighter, converted some of that enormous potential into production, and made the Bulls think they might yet see a return on their considerable investment.
February 22, 2011 |
Remember when Carmelo Anthony was the Denver Nuggets' problem? Now he's the New York Knicks' problem. In an amazing blockbuster, seeing as how the Knicks might have signed Anthony as a free agent in the summer, they traded almost everyone except Amare Stoudemire to Denver for Anthony and Chauncey Billups. If myriad reports are confirmed, it will be a three-way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. New York will get Anthony, a four-time All-Star, Billups and Denver reserves Renaldo Balkman, Anthony Carter and Shelden Williams, who were put in to make the money come out right.
June 26, 2001 |
As expected, Elgin Baylor and Co. are keeping secret which player the Clippers want to select with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. With only Washington choosing ahead of them in Wednesday's draft, the Clippers are poised to land one of the three top players making the jump from high school to the NBA. Although the Clippers haven't ruled out Seton Hall freshman Eddie Griffin and Duke senior Shane Battier, high schoolers Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandler and Kwame Brown seem to head their list.
February 26, 2011 |
In a typically bold/vaudeville move, New York Knicks owner James Dolan traded six players ? including all the ones over 6 feet 8 in stocking feet ? for Carmelo Anthony , who might have signed as a free agent. Yes, Jimbo I rides again! After two seasons in eclipse, Dolan ? who rose to power when his father, who ran then-corporate owner Cablevision, sat him on the throne ? emerged to pull off this blockbuster, taking the Knicks to... Well, that's not clear, but it'll be fun, if only in a Mack Sennett Model Ts running-into-each-other way. Ten years into his reign, Jimbo I remains one of the truly clueless ?
December 8, 2000 |
It has come to this: Forty-two NBA general managers and scouts from 28 teams requested seats to watch a couple of high school basketball games Thursday night at the Savvis Center. To this: Three players in those games--three giant men-children--were auditioning to be the first pick in next June's NBA draft.
February 16, 2005 |
Why can't they be like we were? Perfect in every way! What's the matter with kids today? -- "Kids," from "Bye Bye Birdie," 1960 * CHICAGO -- Forty-five years later and nothing has changed. It doesn't matter how much allowance you give them, they don't do anything you tell them. And that stuff they listen to, how can they call that music?