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Shootaround 8.20.10: Grant Hill, tambourine man

Posted on: August 20, 2010 8:53 am
Edited on: August 20, 2010 8:54 am
Carmelo and LeBron's loyalty, Greg Oden's return timeline, and Grant Hill is a tambourine man.
Posted by Matt Moore

Troy Murphy is thrilled to be playing for the Nets. And he should enjoy this opportunity. For a full season. Because when his contract expires, he likely won't be able to enjoy the beautiful vistas of New Jersey unless it's on vacation.

No wonder everyone freaked out when Anderson Varejao was injured. The video of the injury was signficantly worse than the result. X-Rays and MRIs were negative, and he's day-to-day for Brazil. Odds are that won't make the Cavs feel totally fine with Varejao playing so much this summer.

Basketbawful points out how a delightful quote from Carmelo that harkens back to another person that claimed loyalty to his team: LeBron.

You know the best way NOT to use PER as a useful statistic? Compare those whose PER is similar to a player to conclude that player should take more shots. The end result? Don't try and tell Amir Johnson to take more shots. That just won't work out well. I'm a numbers guy, and even I know I don't need a formula for that.

I'm not saying this is the last time you'll see Daniel Orton in a Magic uniform this year . I am saying this very well might be the last time you'll see Daniel Orton in a Magic uniform this year.

My favorite listing of things Phoenix Suns did this summer ? Grant Hill played tambourine on his wife's album. Yeah.

There is no time frame , at least publicly, for Greg Oden's return. I'm sure this makes Blazers fans feel just fabulous. Oden's also off the radar and his trainer isn't talking. The only time you don't share that kind of information is if either the news is not good, or you're trying to take what is perceived to be too much pressure of an injury-prone guy that's struggling to get back.

An appeal to approve the application for Wilt Chamberlain to have his own stamp .

There is so much "UGH" about this .

Derrick Rose likes Skittles so much they sent him his own custom Skittles vending machine . It has every type of Skittles ever made. According to sources, his mom is really worried he'll ruin his appetite before dinner.


Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2010 3:07 pm

Shootaround 8.20.10: Grant Hill, tambourine man

You know it is a slow news day when Grant Hill on the tambourine and Lamar Odom gets bumped off of the sweet things alert.  What are we hearing about the Bucks fill in plan for Michael Redd, the Knicks ongoing need for a balanced PG. the expectations of the  Bulls and even how Dan Gilbert plans to sell tickets now that his team is an afterthought?

Can Kobe get one more for he and Phil before the next retirement?  Can Shaq mentor the big guys in Boston, and how about those Clippers and Blake Griffin?

Looking for news in all areas.  San Antonio's retirement plan for the aging veterans and lastly, What will Mark Cuban do for an encore since his baseball dreams did not work out?  Just Askin!

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