While he created some bad feelings by forcing his way out of New Jersey and Toronto on his way back to Miami after the transplant, I tended to see those moves in the context of Mourning's extraordinary effort to turn his recovery into a meaningful experience. In this case, I would argue that the end justified the means: He was a team leader and crucial player in Miami's 2005-06 championship season. It is a story that belongs in the Hall of Fame.
This was a source of great consternation when I declined to include Calderon among
Here's the deal on Calderon. I was thinking about mentioning him as an All-Star contender but bumped him in order to make a joke about
Both Wallace and Ilgauskas merit consideration, but the All-Star Game without Shaq? I just can't imagine it. Plus, it's not like Ilgauskas and Rasheed are going for 20 and 10 every night.
Because of the team's record and lack of nationally televised games ... I'm kidding on the second part. But the Timberwolves have won five games, and Jefferson isn't Shaq. Jefferson will be in contention when he leads Minnesota's resurgence.
Kings: They could hasten their rebuilding by moving
Warriors and Hornets: Both teams need to strengthen their reserves. Could Golden State send a package to New Orleans that would land
Mavericks: They may be looking to bring in another veteran for the stretch run, though acquiring Kidd may be too great a makeover.
An NBA scout makes his pitch for guard
"I think he's as good as