Miami’s Big 3 Say It’s Title Or Bust This Year; Nene Re-Signs In Denver

By: 12.14.11  •  69 Comments
Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett, Dime #30

Kevin Garnett, who spent parts of the summer calling out David Stern and the owners, is doing it again. KG isn’t happy at all about the rushed pace that Stern is operating under, saying it’s screwing up the fabric of teams and causing problems all over the league. He likened it to building a tortilla. You can’t just throw everything together and think it’ll work. There has to be a plan involved. Obviously, Stern’s plan is to make the most money back as possible in the short time. KG, for one, isn’t feeling the rushed training camp … Everyone is obsessed with Tim Tebow these days. George Karl is saying Manu Ginobili and Ben Wallace are the two NBA players who remind him most of the new savior of the NFL. That differs a little from our list … Minnesota – in an effort to avoid having to amnesty anyone to sign J.J. Bareahas traded Lazar Hayward to Oklahoma City for a couple of second rounders. Hayward never got much of a chance in ‘Sota, but it’s hard envisioning him getting a better one with a contender. Still, check out that link. They have a Lazar Hayward layup mix. But why did our man Zach Harper have to diss Jonny Flynn? He writes of Hayward: “He also had one of Jonny Flynn’s assists by the looks of the video. That’s like catching a no-hitter in baseball.” … We can say one thing for Kyrie Irving. He’s not shy. First, it takes a hardened vet to tell the world you’re not trying to have anyone be your daddy on the court, and that’s basically what the former Dukie said earlier this summer when he told reporters he didn’t really need Baron Davis mentoring him and wanted to run the team himself. Now, he’s saying he’s not trying to replace LeBron and wants to start his own special thing up in Cleveland. We love this kid’s attitude, but he’s in for a rude awakening. He better get used to losing … Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports says we should expect Jamal Crawford to make his decision today with the three finalists being Sacramento (have the most money), Portland (nearly hometown) and New York (the longshot) … Here’s Keyon Dooling reminiscing about the fight we brought out of the dark last week … And the NBA has instituted their own concussion policy. Basically – as you’re seeing in other sports – when a player gets a concussion, they’ll have to pass a bunch of tests before seeing the floor again. This is great news. Even though they don’t happen too often in basketball, you don’t mess around with concussions … We’re out like Rudy Fernandez.

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