Tuesday, 30 November 2010
THROUGH THE WIRE: TUESDAY (11/30/10)
24. John Wall, Washington Wizards and the NBA's number one draft pick really is showing the promise of his selection. Still John has hit the injury wall yet again. He was out cold for last nights game against the Miami Heat with a bruised right knee. An injury which has been lingering for some time. Wall has so far missed six games but four were due to a foot injury. The Wizards will miss the magic of Wall's 18 points and 9.1 assists per game. Lets hope his legs get well soon so we can see more of that dancing because right now nobody fills the Arenas wall to wall like John.
48. Speaking of injuries there is good news for one Eastern conference team and their new addition. The Chicago Bulls should expect Carlos Boozer back soon from injury rehab. The star power forward has been practicing with his new team, who he's actually been with for many months now. Chicago's coach Tom Thibodeau is still unsure however when Booze will return after breaking his hand October 2nd. "We'll see how it goes tomorrow (in practice) and in the shootaround on Wednesday. For the first day, it was very good," Thibodeau said. Carlos still practiced with protection for his broken fifth metatarsal. He wore a modified padded glove to prevent anymore damage. Boozer told press, "I got my protective glove on. During practice, my hand felt pretty good. It's getting better and better, which is all I could hope for." The player himself is still unsure on his return but he also sounds like he's hinting at a possible return date, "I'm going to see how it feels each day. I'm going to ice it down right now and take care of it. Do treatment every day, twice a day, maybe three times a day. We'll see how it feels on Wednesday before the game." The Bulls will want this double, double threat, talent back in Chi-town as soon as possible. They will look forward to ending this Booze headache.
82. The NBA announced the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played between Monday, November 22nd, and Sunday, November 28th. For the East Orlando Magic's big talent Dwight Howard took honors while out west Dallas mavericks front man Dirk Nowitzki took the award. Dwight averaged 26.3 points on .632 shooting and 14.5 rebounds last week while Dirk notched 31.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists. These tam captains and franchise favourites really displayed the consistent loyalty and high standards to their teams for the last week of November. Out in the nations capital Howard led his Magic over the Wizards with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks out the bag. he saved his best trick till last however hitting a game winning shot with 2 seconds to go. In Motown Nowitzki dropped supreme numbers to the tune of 42 points and 12 rebounds en route to a four game win streak over five days. Congratulations guys. TIM DAVID HARVEY.