SmallThoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bill Willoughby from High school to the NBA


Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James made the jump from High School to the NBA, no big deal right? However back in the 70’s there were 3 players who made the leap from High School to the NBA and it was a big deal Darryl Dawkins, Moses Malone and…Bill Willoughby started his NBA careerContinue reading “SmallThoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bill Willoughby from High school to the NBA”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Pistol Pete Maravich


I have always said if Pistol Pete had played in the ABA and had the 3 point shot he would have set scoring records that would not have been broken today. yes he was that good. Ironicly it was in Maravich last season in the NBA that the NBA put in the 3 point shot.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Pistol Pete Maravich”

Metta World Peace is a Knick, J.R. Smith has knee surgery, Elton Brand signs with the Hawks


3 New York area basketball players made for a busy news day as Metta World peace aka Ron Artest signed with the Knicks, JR Smith has surgery on his left knee and Elton Brand who the Knicks were interested in signed with the Atlanta Hawks. According to a published report: Metta World Peace formerly knownContinue reading “Metta World Peace is a Knick, J.R. Smith has knee surgery, Elton Brand signs with the Hawks”

Andrew Bynum being pursued by the Cavs


While the world at large believes the Houston Rockets are the winners of the Dwigt Howard sweepstakes, it is believed here the real winner is none other than …Andrew Bynum. With Howard off the board teams will look for ways to sign Bynum, he who didn’t play a minute of NBA action last season, isContinue reading “Andrew Bynum being pursued by the Cavs”

Kyle Kover resigns with the Hawks, Celtics name a new coach,


Kyle Kover, who was pursed by the Nets among other teams decided to stay with Atlanta by agreeing to a 4 year 24 million contract. It looked like he would not be returning to the Hawks and appeared to be heading to Brooklyn to play for the Nets but decided against leaving Atlanta. Korver hadContinue reading “Kyle Kover resigns with the Hawks, Celtics name a new coach,”

Detroit Pistons interested in Josh Smith


At 12:01 the Detroit Pistons met with Josh Smith interested in signing him. According to published reports the Pistons are said to make him a substantial four year offer.Atlanta has shown far more interest in working sign-and-trade arrangements for Smith than re-signing him to a long-term deal, league sources said. Along with re-signing point guardContinue reading “Detroit Pistons interested in Josh Smith”

Mike Budenholzer Picked as New head coach of the Atlanta Hawks


If you want a good coach the best place to start is with the Spurs it seems. Jacque Vaughn, Mike Brown are from the Greg Poppvich coaching tree. The Hawks have picked another from the coaching tree of Poppvich. If Dwight Howard is considering playing for the Hawks then he better get a tape onContinue reading “Mike Budenholzer Picked as New head coach of the Atlanta Hawks”

Dwight Howard’s free agent list: Lakers, Rockets, Mavs, Hawks and Warriors


According to a report, Dwight Howard has a list of teams he is considering in signing with this summer. Sorry Nets fans your team isn’t on that list. The teams as of now are the Lakers, Mavericks, Rockets, Hawks and Warriors. It has been said that Howard is intrugued by the Rockets, picture him teamingContinue reading “Dwight Howard’s free agent list: Lakers, Rockets, Mavs, Hawks and Warriors”

Hawks interested in Stan Van Gundy


I saw a story on Yahoo sports written by Adrian Wojnarowski, that the Atlanta Hawks were interested in talking to and possibly hiring Stan Van Gundy, with the possibility of also luring Dwight Howard to his hometown of Atlanta. On the surface that seems like a plan until I remembered that Howard went to theContinue reading “Hawks interested in Stan Van Gundy”

Bynum says he will play this year, Hawks want Howard, Knicks and Magic talking deal


It appears there will be an Andrew Bynum citing after all.”I’ll definitely be back sometime this year,” Bynum said. ”I’m focused on getting back and being right versus trying to rush.” ”I want to be healthy,” he said. ”I think everybody knows what I can do at this point in this league. The question withContinue reading “Bynum says he will play this year, Hawks want Howard, Knicks and Magic talking deal”