Little Updates In The NBA

Posted by JJ Raymond | 10:01 AM | 0 comments »

Let's first start with my favorite team the Sacramento Kings. Recently the Kings have waived 6 year forward/center Drew Gooden. After the game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Feburary 25th, Most Kings fans thought, wow Drew Gooden is a great player who brings rebounding, quickness, and even some signs of knocking down the mid-range jumper. Gooden had an amazing 12 point 13 rebound game in just 26 minutes of playing time. The Kings seemed to score another diamond in the rough. However, the Kings requested to waive Drew Gooden and clear up salary cap. After just being waived, Gooden then signed with the playoff contending San Antonio Spurs. It is obvious that the Kings are going to try to land a big name player in the 2010 free agency. The Kings are also in a rebuilding process having much faith in their rookies: Donte Greene and Jason Thompson.

The Phoenix Suns. Well since the of firing coach Terry Porter, the Suns are back to their run and gun type of game and their philosophy of scoring under seven seconds. However, will the Suns be potential play off contenders without Amare Stoudemire for the rest of the season? According to Stoudemire's doctor, Dr. Pravin Dugel, Stoudemire should not see any action for the rest of the season. Stoudemire obtained a torn retina on Feburary 18th in the game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Dugel suggests that the four-time NBA All Star sit out the rest of the season, due to the recovery of his injury might take months to fully recover. Without Stoudemire, the Suns lack the explosiveness and the ability to finish around the basket.

Yes there is Shaquille O'neal, but the Shaq Diesel can not carry the team. The Suns are not only missing Stoudemire but facing injuries with Steve Nash. So the question is, where will the Suns be in the playoff rankings and will they be contenders? My answer is they will be a low to mid level seed in the playoffs and no they will not be contenders. I can see the Suns maybe making it into the second round of the playoffs or even facing elimination in the first round.

A game that you NBA viewers should watch is this Sunday, The San Antonion Spurs and The Phoenix Suns. Two West Coast Rivals facing head to head. My prediction is that the Spurs will pull out the win. The Spurs just signed Drew Gooden to a 7.1 million dollar contract. Gooden will add some rebounding and quickness to the table. Gooden's last game, with the Kings, put on the stat sheets an amazing 12 points and 13 rebounds in just 26 minutes.

Thank you for tuning in to my blog today on the NBA, feel free to post your thoughts!