NBA Lockout Inevitable; Oden Offered Money; Nazr Mohammed to Stay in OKC

The 2010-2011 NBA Season was the craziest season to date. LeBron and Bosh took their talents to South Beach to join Wade; Phil Jackson couldn’t get his 4th 3-peat, and the Dallas Mavs “beat the Heat” in six games to win their first ever NBA Title. And who could forget the biggest trade of the year: Carmelo Anthony to the NY Knicks? Obviously it didn’t pan out the way Knicks fans were hoping for. The Nuggets got the better of them in that trade; Gallinari and Felton fit in good with that team. Anyway, let’s get goin.

NBA LOCKOUT

The first order of business is the *pending* NBA Lockout. The current CBA is set to expire at the end of the month (today). Sources have indicated that the NBA and the players’ union are far apart on every major issue, “from salaries to the salary cap, revenues to revenue sharing” (Cred ESPN.com). They’re not gonna be able to solve ALL their issues in a matter of hours tomorrow. Therefore, the lockout WILL happen, no question. It’s just the duration of it that we have no idea about. The two sides MIGHT be able to negotiate on one issue tomorrow, but we aren’t getting a deal signed anytime soon. I expect to have a deal around November, which is of course when the season starts. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the league shortens the season to 50 games like they did in 1998. We’ll just have to wait and see what goes on; as always, I’ll keep you updated as the weeks go by.

Hopefully Stern sees that we need our basketball in the winter to get through our days. Photo Cred http://cdn.bleacherreport.net

GREG ODEN OFFERED MONEY BY BLAZERS

Today, the Portland Trail Blazers offered Greg Oden a qualifying offer of $8.8 million (money amount credit to ESPN.com). If he accepts the offer, Oden will become a restricted free agent, thus allowing the Blazers to match any offer made for him. Kind of a weird rule, don’t you think? I mean, you pay the guy $8.8 mill, and you might not even be able to match what’s offered to him? They’re really taking a gamble offering him that much money. However, he’s a pretty good player WHEN HEALTHY, so I see where they’re goin with this. I still can’t believe he’s only 23. How many injuries has he suffered, like 6 or 7 in 3 NBA seasons? And they were all pretty serious too, not just your normal day-to-day sprained ankle. He’s also had like 3 surgeries, wayyy too many for a 23-year-old.I’m looking forward to seeing where he plays next season, and if he gets injured.

Will Oden stay in Portland? Or will he "take his talents to South Beach?" Photo Cred http://upload.wikimedia.org

NAZR MOHAMMED RE-SIGNS WITH THUNDER

“General manager Sam Presti announced Wednesday that Oklahoma City had signed (Nazr) Mohammed to an extension.” Mohammed is a 13-year NBA veteran who’s rebounding and scoring abilities are not questioned, however he’s not been able to show us his awesomeness because Kendrick Perkins is there to take the starting spot. I’d honestly be fine with having either one as my center, but you gotta let Perkins get the starting spot in that situation, and that’s what they did. Honestly, I think they should split the minutes 60/40, so Perkins should get about 29 minutes and Mohammed should get 19. Does that seem fair?

Mohammed resigned with the OKC Thunder on Wednesday. Photo Cred http://upload.wikimedia.org.

Comment, tell me what you think on these “tid-bits” of news,

Until tomorrow morning,

The Sportz Guru

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Posted on June 30, 2011, in Pro Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Very informative post. I would strongly disagree that the Denver Nuggets got the better of the trade with the New York Knicks. Both teams lost in the first round of the playoffs, but the Knicks had two of their best three players injured, whereas the Nuggets were healthy. The future will determine who got the better of the deal. There is a chance that the NBA, like the NFL, extends the CBA for a week or two, but that would likely be for show more than anything else.

    • footballnutz17

      Dude I haven’t heard anything about the NBA extending the CBA for a week, that’s why I didn’t add that in there.

      However, when I was writing this I did remember that the NFL did that, I didn’t know if the NBA was planning on doing that.

      I understand the future will really tell who got the better of the deal, but SO FAR the Nuggets played better (during the regular season)

  2. I think the most interesting part about the NBA CBA negotiations is that the owners don’t seem like they are sure what they want. Do they want more revenue sharing? Do they want a hard cap? The big city owners seem more likely to want to have more revenue sharing if they can spend more. We’ll see what happens.

    I hope Oden does well, he seems like a good guy that doesn’t really deserve all the injuries he has had…

    • footballnutz17

      I certainly would love a hard cap, as it would make teams much more balanced, kinda like what you see in the NFL, the guy who win the championship kinda alternate.

      In baseball, much different story, Yankees will win the championship once every 4 years minimum, so u know ur expecting it, while NFL alternates a lot more.

      Oden seems cool, don’t know why he’s had so many injuries, did he have lots of injuries in college?

  3. Not again. Sigh. I hope David Stern and everyone involved can figure THIS lockout out. Greg Oden is a talented player, I hope he’s not hurt this year and we can actually see what he’s all about.

  4. Nice post little man, sorry thats what i like to call ya, lol. hope its ok. anyway i really hope at some point and time we can see Greg Oden for a year, I think this guy could be great, its really to bad.
    love layout.

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