The Back-to-back NBA champion Spaniard celebrates his 30th birthday today in his home country. Click on the headline for more Pau-related info, including the fact that he loves long walks on the beach, and his affinity for sea urchin. Thanks to Saurav, Volar, and anyone else who picked up on this before.
And the first major shockwave of free agency has hit. Stoudemire, who was only offered a partially-guaranteed max contract by the Phoenix Suns, instead opted to take the Knicks' full guaranteed max contract. Amare is a perfect fit offensively in D'Antoni's system, but doesn't play D. All in all, a perfect fit. Now that the first major move of free agency has been made, it's possible a 'snowball affect' will occur and many other contracts will be signed in the next few days.
guess hes trying to renew the fake kings rivalry? lol
Courtesy of Slamonline this is another interview with the NBA's first female scout who happens to work for the Lakers. Unlike the ESPN interview this interview really picks at her mind. She knows her stuff!
We read Josh's post on the Steve Blake signing. Now read what Darius Soriano from Forum Blue and Gold has to say on the signing, Steve Blake as a player, and how he can help the Lakers: "Coming into the free agency period, most everyone agreed that point guard was the Lakers biggest need. After not addressing this position in the draft, the Lakers would surely look to upgrade the position in the off-season by signing one of the available point guards on the open market. And on the second day of free agency, the Lakers did just that by agreeing to a 4 year/$16 million dollar contract with Steve Blake. And honestly, I couldn’t be happier..." Click the link to read. Comments are welcome.
Good read for fans of the game. However, the PNR-Ballhandler points-per-possession ranking must be a little skewed, given that Derek Fisher is pretty high on the list. Though he did run a good 1/2 PnR with Kobe in Game 3 of the Finals, the guy almost never scores off a pick in the Laker offense.