Newest Transfers in the NBA
We’re back once more with some news from outside the court. It’s still transfer season in the world’s greatest basketball league, and teams are still scrambling to get their hands on what they think are the best addition to their squads. Here’s what we found out for you today:
We first go to the Blazers, who are rumored to take Jay Triano on board as an assistant. Even though Triano was also contacted by the Mavericks, who want to take him on board, it is said that most likely he will end up with the Blazers starting next season. Jay Triano was the head coach for the Toronto Raptors up until the 2010-2011 season.
In other news, the Denver Nuggets are thinking about extending Andre Iguodala’s contract for another year, possibly even two. The player has expressed his interest in continuing his collaboration with the Denver team. However, no final word has been declared on this matter, and the player and team are still discussing options at this point.
The New Orleans Hornets have also made an acquisition this week, after signing on Brian Roberts, a powerful guard who played for Dayton and Galil Gilboa (in Israel) previously. His latest team was the Brose Baskets, in Germany, with whom he stayed on for three seasons, from 2009 to this year. Born in 1985, this 6’2″ guard averaged 13.8 points for the five Summer League games that he played for the Hornets (three of which he started for), 2.2 assists, 27.4 minutes per game and 2.0 rebounds. He also averaged 54.5% from the 3 point range, 93.8% from the line and a dead 50.0% from the field.
And in the last news of the day, Rob Murphy has decided to turn down the offer he received from the Orlando Magic, opting to stay as head coach with the Eastern Michigan. Derrick Gragg, of Eastern Michigan, was excited to hear that Murphy’s decision was to stay with them, and he stated that he is looking forward to the next season. Murphy, on the other hand, has stated that he was, indeed, approached by the Orlando Magic, whose representatives were very professional and respectful. However, he decided on remaining with the Michigan team for the moment.
That’s it for now, check back soon for more news from the basketball scene!