Wednesday, 24 November 2010


May 18, 2010 - Orlando, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - epa02163669 Orlando Magic's Vince Carter reacts during the second period of game two of the NBA Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida, USA, 18 May 2010. The Celtics won 95-92 to take a two games to none lead in the best of seven series.

24. Orlando's Vince Carter is questionable for the big Florida clash between his Magic team and the Miami Heat. After spraining his left knee it is not certain when Air Disney will be right and cleared for takeoff. With so much hype coming into this heated rivalry and so many comments it's now uncertain whether Stan Van Gundy is just writing cheques with his mouth that his injured stars knee can't cash. Miami already gained a 96-70 advantage from their previous matchup this season. The MRI on Vince's leg was negative after he injured his knee during a loss to the Spurs on the road in San Antonio. After injuring himself on the layup line it's now up to 3 point specialist J.J. Redick to take a shot at replacing the Carter.

DETROIT - APRIL 06:  Danny Green #14 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts after making a three-pointer in the first half against the Michigan State Spartans during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Ford Field on April 6, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

48. Speaking of San Antonio and North Carolina Tar Heels, all good things must come to an end but it appears the fat lady has sang pretty early for Danny Green. Less than a week since he was signed by the San Antonio Spurs Green has been left blue as the team have released him. Danny notched six points in two games for the Spurs and now the Spurs have a dozen men on their roster. Green played for Cleveland last year and the sophomore was a North Carolina Tar Heel. Let's hope he clicks his heels and finds another team soon.

Apr. 27, 2010 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison (4) scrambles for the ball with Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown (12) in the first half of game five of a Western Conference first Round Playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in Los Angeles.

82. One guy who is sticking around for awhile is Nick Collison. The centre re-upped with a multi year contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The pivot, (who has delivered in the post for this team ever since they were the Seattle Supersonics) has quickly shot himself more security with the club. The 12Th pick of the '03 draft is a solid backup for the Thunder. This storm trooper bolsters the Oklahoma bench as they go to war with the stars in the west on their quest for a championship. The strong workman with a great basketball I.Q has logged an impressive 7.7 points and 6.6 rebounds over an A+ basketball career. Now that's a signing bonus for Oklahoma City. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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