31 Oct 2007 00:53:38
Patricia Bender
News from October 24-29, 2007

News from October 24.

TRADE: Minnesota traded Mark Blount and Ricky Davis to Miami for Antoine
Walker, Wayne Simien, Michael Doleac, a 1st round draft pick, and cash.

Dallas released Darvin Ham and Jared Newson.

Charlotte released Jameel Watkins and C.J. Watson.

New Jersey released Mateen Cleaves.

Phoenix released Richie Frahm.

Portland released Chris Ellis and Brent Petway.

San Antonio released Keith Langford and Kris Lang.

Washington released Mike Hall.

Preseason games
NY 103, Phi 90 at NY
Zach Randolph (NY) had 16 points including 7-11 FG and 10 rebounds.
Nate Robinson (NY) had 20 points including 8-10 FG.
Andre Miller (Phi) had 22 points and 4 steals.
Reggie Evans (Phi) had 20 points on 8-10 FG and 4-11 Ft and 5 rebounds.
NY shot 51.5% (35-68) FG and Phi shot 39.7% (31-78) FG.

Det 104, Was 85 at Det
Jarvis Hayes (Det) had 21 points.
Rasheed Wallace (Det) had 17 points and 7 rebounds.
Antawn Jamison (Was) had 14 points including 6-17 FG and 7 rebounds.
Nick Young (Was) had 12 points and 7 rebounds.

Mem 96, Hou 90 at Mem
Hakim Warrick (Mem) had 17 points.
Damon Stoudamire (Mem) had 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Kirk Snyder (Hou) had 11 points including 4-11 FG and 6 rebounds.
Luis Scola (Hou) had 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Mem shot 20-31 FT and Hou shot 8-12 FT.

Atl 107, NO 98 at NO
Joe Johnson (Atl) had 20 points and 6 rebounds.
Josh Smith (Atl) had 18 points on 4-11 FG and 9-10 FT and 3 steals.
Hilton Armstrong (NO) had 25 points on 5-7 FG and 15-20 FT and 14 rebounds
including 8 offensive.
Chris Paul (NO) had 15 points and 5 assists.

Por 109, Sea 107 at Por
Brandon Roy (Por) had 22 points including 6-12 FT and 5 assists.
LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) had 31 points including 12-19 FG and 13 rebounds
including 8 offensive.
Martell Webster (Por) had 19 points and 3 steals.
Nick Collison (Sea) had 17 points including 8-9 FG, 5 rebounds, and 3
Delonte West (Sea) had 16 points.
Por shot 27-40 FT and Sea shot 18-21 FT.

LAC 92, Sac 90 at LAC
Chris Kaman (LAC) had 19 points and 9 rebounds.
Tim Thomas (LAC) had 11 points including the game winning jumper with 13
seconds left and 7 rebounds.
Mike Bibby (Sac) had 28 points on 11-19 FG and 6-10 3-pointers.
Kevin Martin (Sac) had 14 points.

News from October 25.

Atlanta released Antwayne Robinson, Steven Smith, and Jamaal Tatum.

Boston released Dahntay Jones and Jackie Manuel.

Rodney Stuckey (Det) underwent surgery on a broken bone in his left hand
and is expected to be out 6 weeks.

Indiana released Lukasz Obrzut and Courtney Sims.

The LA Clippers released Kimani Ffriend, Yaroslav Korolev, and Guillermo

Memphis picked up their 08-09 options for Rudy Gay, Kyle Lowry, and Hakim

Memphis released Dontell Jefferson.

Minnesota released John Edwards.

New Jersey released Eddie Gill.

New Orleans released Trey Johnson.

New York released Jared Jordan, Demetris Nichols, and Walker Russell.

Orlando released Kevin Kruger.

Preseason games
Tor 111, Cle 78 at Tor
Carlos Delfino (Tor) had 18 points and 9 rebounds.
T.J. Ford (Tor) had 6 points including 2-8 FG, 13 assists, and 3 steals.
LeBron James (Cle) had 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Larry Hughes (Cle) had 14 points and 5 rebounds.

Orl 99, SA 90 at Orl
Rashard Lewis (Orl) had 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Dwight Howard (Orl) had 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 turnovers.
Tony Parker (SA) had 18 points and 8 assists.
Manu Ginobili (SA) had 21 points and 5 assists.

Phi 91, NJ 83 at NJ
Andre Miller (Phi) had 18 points including 8-10 FG.
Andre Iguodala (Phi) had 15 points including 5-14 FG and 9 rebounds.
Bostjan Nachbar (NJ) had 17 points.
Jamaal Magloire (NJ) had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Chi 97, Mil 81 at Chi
Kirk Hinrich (Chi) had 20 points including 5-7 3-pointers and 7 assists.
Ben Gordon (Chi) had 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Charlie Villanueva (Mil) had 19 points and 8 rebounds.
Charlie Bell (Mil) had 11 points.

Pho 116, Den 113 at Pho
Grant Hill (Pho) had 17 points.
Steve Nash (Pho) had 14 points including 3-10 FG and 10 assists.
Allen Iverson (Den) had 24 points on 9-14 FG and 6-11 FT.
Carmelo Anthony (Den) had 22 points on 6-18 FG and 10-12 FT and 5
Pho shot 23-26 FT and Den shot 34-55 FT.

News from October 26.

Seattle exercised their 08-09 options for Johan Petro and Mouhamed Sene.

New Jersey elected not to exercise their 08-09 option for Antoine Wright,
making him a free agent in the summer of 2008.

Minnesota released Wayne Simien.

Preseason games
Tor 98, Was 64 at Tor
Andrea Bargnani (Tor) had 17 points and 8 rebounds.
Carlos Delfino (Tor) had 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.
DeShawn Stevenson (Was) had 12 points and 5 rebounds.

NO 111, Cha 100 at at Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Peja Stojakovic (NO) had 22 points.
Hilton Armstrong (NO) had 23 points including 8-11 FG.
Rasual Butler (NO) had 18 points including 7-11 FG and 5 rebounds.
Raymond Felton (Cha) had 24 points including 9-13 FG and 3-4 3-pointers
and 5 assists.
Jason Richardson (Cha) had 22 points.

Bos 114, Cle 89 at Bos
Ray Allen (Bos) had 20 points and 5 rebounds.
Kevin Garnett (Bos) had 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Larry Hughes (Cle) had 18 points, 4 steals, and 5 turnovers.
LeBron James (Cle) had 17 points.
Bos shot 59.2% (45-76) FG and Cle shot 42.5% (31-73) FG.

NJ 102, NY 86 at NY
Vince Carter (NJ) had 22 points including 8-11 FG, 6 rebounds, and 5
Richard Jefferson (NJ) had 15 points.
Eddy Curry (NY) had 21 points on 7-10 FG and 7-11 FT and 6 rebounds.
David Lee (NY) had 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Ind 140, Mem 113 at Mem
Jamaal Tinsley (Ind) had 16 points including 7-11 FG, 5 rebounds, 10
assists, and 3 steals.
Danny Granger (Ind) had 21 points and 6 rebounds.
Shawne Williams (Ind) had 26 points and 5 rebounds.
Damon Stoudamire (Mem) had 16 points including 7-11 FG and 5 turnovers.
Casey Jacobsen (Mem) had 16 points.
Ind shot 59.3% (54-91) FG and Mem shot 43.3% (39-90) FG.

Min 106, Mil 85 at Min
Rashad McCants (Min) had 20 points including 8-8 FG.
Al Jefferson (Min) had 24 points on 9-12 FG and 6-10 FT and 12 rebounds.
Dan Gadzuric (Mil) had 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Yi Jianlian (Mil) had 13 points on 2-6 FG and 9-12 FT and 6 rebounds.
Min shot 61.2% (41-67) FG and Mil shot 41.8% (28-67) FG.

SA 99, Hou 92 at SA
Michael Finley (SA) had 16 points.
Matt Bonner (SA) had 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Tracy McGrady (Hou) had 21 points and 7 rebounds.
Luis Scola (Hou) had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
SA shot 51.3% (40-78) FG and Hou shot 41.1% (37-90) FG.

LAL 101, Sac 97 at Las Vegas, Nevada
Ronny Turiaf (LAL) had 18 points including 8-14 FT and 8 rebounds.
Andrew Bynum (LAL) had 18 points including 7-10 FG and 7 rebounds.
Kevin Martin (Sac) had 22 points on 5-21 FG and 10-11 FT, 9 rebounds, 5
assists, and 7 turnovers.
John Salmons (Sac) had 22 points.

Den 133, Por 125 at Redmond, Oregon
Allen Iverson (Den) had 31 points including 11-19 FG and 4-5 3-pointers
and 10 assists.
Linas Kleiza (Den) had 34 points and 5 assists.
Travis Outlaw (Por) had 23 points including 10-13 FG and 6 assists.
Channing Frye (Por) had 17 points and 5 rebounds.

Sea 121, Pho 108 at Vancouver, British Columbia
Chris Wilcox (Sea) had 27 points including 12-14 FG and 9 rebounds.
Kurt Thomas (Sea) had 19 points and 7 rebounds.
Amare Stoudemire (Pho) had 23 points including 8-9 FG and 11 rebounds.
Shawn Marion (Pho) had 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals.

GS 109, LAC 103 at LAC
Monta Ellis (GS) had 27 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals, and 6
Al Harrington (GS) had 21 points and 6 rebounds.
Mickael Pietrus (GS) had 17 points and 6 rebounds.
Sam Cassell (LAC) had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Corey Maggette (LAC) had 23 points including 13-13 FT and 5 rebounds.
Chris Kaman (LAC) had 20 points including 8-9 FG and 8 rebounds.

Thus ends the 2007 preseason. The 2007-08 regular season starts October

News from October 27.

Cleveland released Hassan Adams and Darius Rice.

Denver signed Mike Wilks.

New York exercised their 08-09 options for David Lee, Nate Robinson,
Renaldo Balkman, and Mardy Collins.

San Antonio released Marcus Williams.

News from October 28.

Mike Bibby (Sac) underwent surgery on his left thumb to repair a torn
ligament. He is expected to be out 10 to 12 weeks.

Chucky Atkins (Den) suffered a severe right groin strain and is expected
to be out 6 to 8 weeks.

New Jersey released Robert Hite.

New Orleans exercised their 08-09 options for Chris Paul and Hilton

News from October 29.

TRADE: San Antonio traded Beno Udrih to Minnesota for a 2008 2nd round
draft pick. Minnesota then released Udrih.

TRADE: New Jersey traded Bernard Robinson, Mile Ilic, and cash to New
Orleans for David Wesley. All 3 players were released after the trade.

Cleveland signed Demetris Nichols.

Cleveland released Noel Felix.

Denver exercised their 08-09 option for Linas Kleiza.

Denver released Brad Stricker and Alvin Jones.

Detroit released Sammy Mejia.

Houston released Bobby Sura, John Lucas, Hackie Butler, and Justin Reed.

Indiana signed Courtney Sims.

The LA Lakers exercised their 08-09 options for Andrew Bynum and Jordan

Miami released Jeremy Richardson, Brian Chase, Marcus Slaughter, and Devin

Minnesota released Juwan Howard after reaching a buyout agreement.

New Jersey exercised their 08-09 options for Marcus Williams and Josh

Portland exercised their 08-09 options for LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy,
Sergio Rodriguez, Channing Frye, Jarrett Jack, and Martell Webster.

Toronto released Luke Jackson.

Toronto exercised their 08-09 option for Joey Graham.

Utah released Kevin Lyde.

Older news: Charlotte released Deji Akindele, Marcus Campbell, and Gabe
Muoneke on October 12.

The 2007-08 regular season starts tonight. Let the games begin!

Schedule for Tuesday, October 30 (All times Central)
Portland @ San Antonio 7:00 pm TNT
Houston @ LA Lakers 9:30 pm TNT
Utah @ Golden State 9:30 pm

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