Sit wrote:What a waste on Kobe mrmoves!!!
+3 overall on Kobe.
Hahahaha just kidding....
+1 Kobe for consistency
+2 Kobe for midrange
███ Thunder, Lakers lead the way
NEW YORK (AP)
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers have started well to the 2012 season as they lead the Western Conference. Only the Minnesota Timberwolves were so far able to keep up with the two Western powerhouses:
1. OKC 7-2
2. LAL 6-2
3. MIN 6-2
4. NOH 4-2
5. LAC 5-3
6. SAS 5-3
7. PHX 5-4
8. DEN 4-4
███ Heat dominate East, Bucks surprise
NEW YORK (AP)
Last year's Champion Miami Heat have kept their team intact and so far lead the Eastern Conference with only one loss coming against the rival Boston Celtics. The Milwaukee Bucks are the surprise of the early season sitting on the second spot.
1. MIA 8-1
2. MIL 6-1
3. BRK 5-2
4. NYK 4-2
5. CHA 4-3
6. WAS 4-3
7. DET 4-5
8. IND 4-5
███ James Harden is on fire, leads the league in scoring
James Harden has left the Oklahoma City Thunder at the beginning of the season and not looked back so far. Harden is averaging 31.4 points per game to lead the league in scoring. The 23-year old guard has erupted for 53 points in the Rockets season opener at Detroit (115-99 W) and also scored 43 points in a recent loss against Miami (97-106), which is the third best outburst this season behind Kobe Bryant's 46 points against the Sacramento Kings three nights ago (112-110 W).
Harden is shooting 46% from the field and 34.5% from downtown and also averages 3.9 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Rockets are 2-6 so far. Take a look at the league's topscorers right now:
1. James Harden ---- 31.4ppg
2. Kevin Durant ------ 28.0ppg
3. Monta Ellis -------- 27.1 ppg
4. Kobe Bryant ------- 26.9 ppg
5. Brook Lopez ------- 26.7 ppg
███ Raptors resign DeRozan, Calderon
The Toronto Raptors have announced that they have resigned guard Demar DeRozan for four years and 40M $, Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo announced on Thursday night.
"We think that Demar can be the go-to-guy on this team. He is putting a lot of work into it and has improved steadily", Colangelo defended the Raptors' decision to spend that big amount of money.
DeRozan is so far averaging 20.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for the 3-5 Raptors. The front office also announced that the Raptors have inked a contract with point guard Jose Calderon, who will stay for another two years in Toronto earning approximately 5M $ annually. Calderon will be the backup for newly acquired Kyle Lowry. Take a look at other transactions of the season:
Pistons, Maxiell agree on three-year deal
Jazz sign Jefferson for five years, 68M $
Pacers hire Pietrus for one year
Hornets sign Memo Okur for one-year deal
Thunder give Terrence Williams a chance, one-year deal
Mavericks add veteran Fisher for one year
███ Knicks star Chandler out with broken jaw
Bad news for the New York Knicks as they will have to miss Tyson Chandler up to four weeks with a broken jaw. The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter of the Knicks win @Orlando when Chandler took a hit from Glen Davis.
"A dirty foul, definitely. Now we have to see how we can fill the void. The league should consider a suspension", Knicks coach Mike Woodson said.
Chandler is so far averaging 2.0 points and 7.0 boards in the first three games of the season before getting injured. Take a look at NBA.com's medical center below for injury updates.
Goran Dragic breaks hand, out for a month
Lakers miss Jamison with back injury - surgery required
Andrew Bynum tears abdomen, will miss a month
Perkins sprains right foot in blow-out, listed day-to-day
Dirk's knee not coming along well - out until mid-December
Agent420 wrote:Hova, loving this story. A very clean look. I like that you are trying to develop Mayo "Hellman" in to a star. It will be interesting to see if he has it in him. I hope you can bring another ring to Dirk, love him as a player. Hopefully you start winning some games!
Strenghts: NBA body ... very athletic, good vertical ... no history of injuries ... knows how to get past defenders ... attacks the basket relentlessly ... absorbs contact when going to the rim ... has a variety of moves when going to the basket ... good in playing the passing lanes ... not a very emotional player ... decent 1-on-1-defender ... long arms ... good ball handler although he does not have the ball a lot ... likes to run the fast break ... decent mid-range jumpshot... good work ethic ...
Weaknesses: Not a good passer for a guard ... although he can keep up 1-on-1, he is not a good defender ... not a consistent shooter ... not a good three point shooter ... fundamentally raw ... needs to learn how to play more clever ...
Dallas News wrote:
Collison leads Mavericks past Bulls
DALLAS (AP) November 28th -- Darren Collison scores 29 points and Chris Kaman adds a double-double to lift the Mavericks past the Bulls in Chicago.
After beating the New York Knicks at home and experiencing two setbacks against the Lakers (86-82 L) and the Sixers (86-104 L) the Mavericks were able to close out November with a road victory in Chicago.
Darren Collison was the man of game scoring 29 points on 12-16 shooting (3-3 3PT) in a close 95-94 win over the Rose-less Bulls. It was also Collison who hit the go-ahead bucket with 34 seconds left in the game to give Dallas the lead. "I'm glad to be back on the court after missing so many games. Great win, too", the former UCLA guard said. Collison had missed the entire month of November before coming back against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Without Derrick Rose, the Bulls showed a good performance in the first half leading by 14 points. But thanks to the decent inside play of Chris Kaman (12 points, 12 rebounds) and Elton Brand (11 points, 7 rebounds) the Mavericks climbed back in the game. Bulls center Joakim Noah had 17 points and 17 rebounds and Nate Robinson scored 15 points, but the tiny guard was not able to tie the game on the last possesion of the game.
The Mavericks (6-10) have a three game road trip ahead of them starting on December 1st against the Clippers followed by Phoenix and Houston before returning back to Dallas to face the Kings.
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