The Los Angeles Lakers turbulent season took another turn for the worse Thursday morning (Aus) as scans revealed key forward/center Pau Gasol would miss between 4 to 8 weeks of game time following a tear in his plantar fascia tendon. While the Lakers have been improving of late, winning 6 or their last 7, this potentially very damaging injury could put them back several places in the race for a playoffs birth.
Thunder star forward Kevin Durant was ejected late in the 4th quarter of Oklahoma City’s blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets late on Thursday after arguing an illegal screen call on team mate Kendrick Perkins. OKC were down 104-90 at home late in the game when a frustrated Perkins committed the charging screen on Nets’ Gerald Wallace. Durant, clearly unhappy with his team’s performance and the ensuing call, gave the official a verbal spray and bought himself a double technical. Durant was clearly unhappy with the way the Thunder had played throughout the game, especially in the case of guard Russell Westbrook who jacked up 19 shots and had 6 turnovers. Durant has a great reputation in the league, and this ejection is the first of his NBA career.
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Bad news for the New York Knicks today as Amare Stoudemire has been ruled out for at least the first 6 weeks of the NBA season, due to kick off tomorrow.
Stoudemire suffered a ruptured cyst in his knee last week in a preseason game against the Toronto Raptors and was initially only diagnosed as having to miss 3-4 weeks at most, but as the pain increased in his knee, so did his need of a second opinion. Following a consultation with a former doctor of Stoudemire, it was concluded that the rupture had caused more damage than first thought, and more rest was required for the knee to fully heal.
This is a huge blow to the Knicks who are currently dealing with injuries to Tyson Chandler and Marcus Camby, as well as working out their rotations for their first match up against fellow New York team the Brooklyn Nets on Friday (Aus time). Stoudemire’s injury could potentially sideline him for high priority games against Miami, Philadelphia and other playoff predicted teams.
When a new NBA season approaches, we all tend to get rather excited.
Excited about all things new…
Aside from starting afresh, we get a new roster to get excited by.
We get excitement of our respective teams tip-off, new rookies, new everything…
We also get some new jerseys to get hyped up for.
This 2012-13 season has seen numerous teams, change things up jersey-wise and here are some of those….
Welcome to the first instalment of NBA Nation Australia’s 2012/13 season! Over the coming weeks we will be breaking down each team and their summer movements in an attempt to accurately place their final position on the NBA table at the end of the season.
Today, we take a look at the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets.
We’re all waiting impatiently for the new season to start, be ready for it with NBA Nation’s Season Preview!
After various photos were leaked through numerous social photo apps recently, the Nets have come out and unveiled their new home – The Barclays Center.
The Nets official website this week posted the good looking photos, as well as dropping some specs on us..
Deron Williams has made his decision. he will re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets on a $100M extension. Williams tweeted his decision in the form of the Nets logo and the signing was confirmed by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
One can only speculate now that this deal has gone through, the rest of the league’s trades will follow suit. We will keep you updated.
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Amid the hundreds of rumors surrounding the NBA’s free agency period, none have been more prevalent than the situation involving Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard and his apparent indecision about picking a team to play for. So far we have heard that Howard has called for a trade to Brooklyn and been courted and traded for by Houston all as a result of his claim against the Magic in which Dwight claimed he was blackmailed by management in an effort to retain his services. Teams chasing Dwight have been put back to the drawing board again and again in order to obtain the seemingly eccentric super star.
As the 2011-12 NBA season creeps ever so closer to an end, the rumour mill of moves & trades begins to warm up as usual.
The whispers gathering most momentum seem to be mostly about Jeremy Lin.
Welcome to another edition of NBA Nation Australia’s weekly roundtable.
This week we discuss the Playoff’s and all things new in the NBA.
Our usual Roundtable Knights from NBA Nation Australia are:
Nick C: @NickoToGo
Nick H: @Nick_A_How
Sam Monaghan: @mono85