Wednesday, 6 October 2010
THROUGH THE WIRE: NEWS (10/05/10)
He left the ink on a contract extension drying on a table and he almost donned a 'New' Jersey but Carmelo Anthony entered Training Camp in Denver baby blue. The question still however is who will be left feeling blue at the beginning of the season? Right now it's a game of two halves for Carmelo Anthony as he has stated he's 50-50 on his decision. This leaves Denver still in disarray and who will be willing to make a move this close to the start of the season? Sure Carmelo's, Carmelo, but cohesiveness is cohesiveness. Anthony's taking his decision like it was a minor injury. He's taking it day by day, but this is a major move and 'possibly' is the wrong word for a guy that says he's still willing to lead this ballclub. Melo needs to make his choice soon, sure he has a season left before he's a free agent but this on gong insecurity isn't doing anyone any good. Let's not wait until next summer for 'the decision' from Anthony.
Another 2011 free agent to be, who was looking for a trade is looking to stay put albeit with some requirements. Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford loves flying with the Hawks but wants to spread his wings more in Atlanta. It's going to be harder to do this however with the talons that the Hawks have at the guard position. Sure go to guy, Joe Johnson is a given but another J. Crawford will be clawing at Jamal's playing time. Atlanta's draft selection Jordan Crawford is also looking for significant airtime with the Hawks. With this come seasons end or before will there be one too many J. Crawfords in the mix? Another question is will Atlanta run both J. Crawford's full names on the back of their jerseys to avoid confusion? Or will they just share one? If Jamal gets the 'Crawford' jersey while Jordan gets the 'J. Crawford', than just maybe Jamal can rest assured that he's still of importance to Atlanta.
Talented backup guard Jannero Pargo was about to embark on his second stint with the New Orleans Hornets but he has just been released by the ballclub. The former Lakers and Bulls spark plug has had a mutual split and is fleeing the Hornets nest in order to properly recover from his offseason arthroscopic knee surgery. According to additional reports it's possible that Pargo (who has also seen time in Europe) will resign with New Orleans soon. Without Pargo N.O. still have the great Willie Green backing Chris Paul but CP3 and JP were tight. Keep your eyes on Pargo because this tenacious guard is one to watch. The Lakers and Bulls would even benefit from his backcourt presence. Let's hope he returns to this deep and close hive in the backcourt increasing it's number for the Hornets. TIM DAVID HARVEY.