With NBA training camps starting today, most of the buzz around the NBA is surrounding superstar Carmelo Anthony and where he will end up. This whole offseason has been full of rumors of him going to Nets, Bulls, Knicks, and Houston. Read more
There have been rumors around the NBA that Carmelo Anthony wants out of Denver. Denver has had a 3 year extension worth $65 million dollars on the table for Carmelo since the NBA draft. Carmelo has had over two months+ to make a decision and still hasn’t given the Nuggets his answer. Carmelo has two years left on his current contract, but he can opt out after the upcoming season. That would make him a free agent and the biggest name on the market next season. If he decides not to sign the extension, and to exercise the option on his current contract, he would make $18.5 million in 2011-12.
Anthony has until July 1st, 2011 to accept the offer or not. Anthony is mulling over this offer because the main problem here is that after next season a new collective bargaining agreement is supposed to begin for the NBA. Once that is in place, its supposed to help the league more and it will most likely affect the players because they might not be able to get paid as much money as they used to. Read more
If you all haven’t heard this offseason, Rudy Fernandez has said that he doesn’t wanna play anymore for the Portland Trail Blazers and also has gone as far as saying that he would like to play overseases in Europe.
Fernandez has one year left at $1.25 million left on his contract with a team option for $2.1 million to follow in 2011-12. Fernandez could be a huge steal for a team, if I was out there looking for some scoring off the bench this is your guy to get. He is a very solid shooter all around especially from long distance. In 2008-09 season Fernandez set the NBA rookie record for the most 3 pointers in a season with 159. This past season was a down year for him, he only played in 62 games and averaged 8.1 points per game, 2.6 rebounds, 1 steal a game and averaged 23 minutes a game. Year before that in 08-09 season thats where he averaged 10.5 points per game. Read more
After a furious offseason of dealing and signings in the NBA, there have been many rumors of guard Monta Ellis from Golden State being shopped around to many teams. Now it looks like he will be starting the new season with the Warriors for now.
Ellis is one of the best guards in the NBA, last season he averaged career high in points per game with 25.5, 4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.2 steals and averaged 6 free throw attempts a game. He only played in 64 games cause of injury, but he really broke out last season and showed everyone his true talents playing along side Stephen Curry. Ellis came out before and even said he didnt think it would workout with him and Curry playing along side each other but it worked out well on the court but no victories to show. Warriors struggled last season with a record of 26 wins and 56 losses. Read more