Derrick Rose has had another setback. An MRI confirmed a tear of a meniscus in his right knee, which will require surgery. No timetable has been set for his return.
Rose was sideline for the remainder of the 2013-14 season tearing a meniscus in the same knee. He also suffered an ACL tear that caused him to miss the entire 2012-13 season in his left knee. Rose has played in just 95 games over the past four seasons.
Charles Barkley, who is no stranger to express his true feelings, was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show this morning to talk about Kevin Durant’s recent tirade against the media.
During the interview Barkley went in on a few media personalities while saying that most members of the media are good guys.
“The media, for the most part, they’re good people. Peter Vescey’s a scumbag, Skip Bayless is a scumbag. Phil Mushnick, from New York, he’s a scumbag.”
Barkley has a personal history with Vecsey and Mushnick, and has publicly stated that Skip Bayless is “the biggest jackass in the history of journalism“.
Can’t say I disagree with Chuck there.
Reggie Jackson, who figures to be one of the hottest free agent point guards this offseason, has been traded to Detroit Pistons in a 3-way trade that netted the Thunder 6-foot-11 center Enes Kanter from the Utah Jazz. Also included in the deal: The Pistons get forward Kyle Singler and the Jazz get Kendrick Perkins.
Detroit, which thrived with Brandon Jennings before his injury, is still within striking distance of a playoff berth, just two games behind Miami for the 8th spot.
Kanter, who turns 23 in May, is enjoying his best year as a pro (13.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg) but he seems to think he’s a lot better than he actually is. His defense isn’t quite there yet, and he’s going to want to get paid (has a qualifying offer of $7.8 million next year). The injury-riddled Thunder could have some depth inside in the postseason once everyone is back – Kanter, Steven Adams and Mitch McGary. They’ll need it against Memphis.
Kevin Garnett is going to the team where his NBA career began: He’s been traded to Minnesota.
The Timberwolves traded Thaddeus Young to the Nets for Garnett, who has talked openly about becoming a part-owner of the team after his career is over. Brooklyn is in full scale fire-sale mode, and is about to trade Brook Lopez to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Garnett had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal will get done. KG will ostensibly coach the young core of Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Shabazz Muhammad.
Goran Dragic the talented Phoenix point guard who has said all season he wants out, has been traded to the Miami Heat. It’s unclear what the Heat gave Phoenix, but it’s at least two draft picks.
Dragic had been on the trading block this week because he wasn’t happy with his role in Phoenix’s crowded backcourt and made it clear he wouldn’t re-sign with the Suns when he becomes a free agent after this season.
“I don’t trust them anymore,” Dragic said after the Suns practiced Wednesday.
He said he doesn’t like his role of “standing in the corner” and wants to go to a team where he can “be a point guard, like in the past I was my whole life.”
“To be a point guard, to run the team and have the ball in my hands and try to make plays for others,” Dragic said. “That’s who I am.”
Dragic is averaging 16.2 points and 4.1 assists while shooting 50 percent from the floor during his seventh season in the NBA. He enjoyed a nice run of form in December, averaging 20 points and 5.1 assists per contest in the month.
The 28-year-old Slovenian star has developed into a solid combo guard. He’s at his best when he’s the primary facilitator. It’s a role he should fill regularly with his new team.
The Heat, desperate to get in the playoffs and make some noise – forget about tanking to keep that draft pick! – suddenly look like a sleeper in the East: Dragic and Wade is a nice backcourt, and a frontcourt of Deng, Bosh and the emerging Hassan Whiteside, is pretty strong. There’s no depth, though. Right now, it looks like Miami will finish with the 7th seed – though a Bucks collapse isn’t out of the question – which could put them opposite LeBron and the Cavs in the 1st round.
Warren Sapp, who was arrested Super Bowl weekend for soliciting prostitution, allegedly paid the women $600 for oral sex, and recorded one of the acts on his cell phone.
Sapp, who lost his job at the NFL Network after the February arrest, brought two hookers – one was 23-years old, the other 34 – to his room after meeting them at the hotel bar. The women agreed receive $300 each for a blowjob. He took out his cell phone (?!?) to record the 23-year old giving him oral sex.
According to TMZ, a problem arose when one of the women asked for more money for another sex act. An altercation occurred and that’s when the women took off to call police.
This final tidbit seems unbelievable, but it’s in the police report: Sapp showed the cops the video of one of the women giving him oral sex.
Flushing a TV career down the toilet over $600 worth of blowjobs. Seems like a wise career move.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took some time out from his $44 million a year job to run the 40 for charity. Only thing is, he wasn’t in a stadium or on a track, he was in an office. In socks. And he still almost beat Tom Brady’s time of 5.28 at the 2000 NFL Combine.
Goodell even beat Rich Eisen’s 5.98 which was done on the NFL Combine track.
In the big picture though the important thing is that Roger Goodell did this for the #RunRichRun campaign which supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and his sprint was worth $75,000 in donations from NFL Network and Under Armour. Still, even with this nice gesture, the majority of the public and players do not care for the guy.