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To those that speak/write without due diligence: “Bad info flows like an avalanche before the trade deadline, and somehow the gathering stream of snow scooped up the notion that Amare Stoudemire and Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t co-exist in Phoenix, so they wouldn’t work together if Stoudemire gets traded to Cleveland. A little revision is in order. It’s not that Stoudemire couldn’t play well next to O’Neal; he didn’t play as well next to O’Neal under Terry Porter’s system. Stoudemire did just fine with Shaq in the house while the Suns were running Mike D’Antoni’s offense. Since Shaq didn’t start playing for the Suns until the first game after the All-Star break in 2008 it’s very easy to look at life with and without the Diesel. Before the break Stoudemire averaged 23.2 points on 59% shooting. After the break, playing alongside O’Neal, Stoudemire upped his scoring average to 28 points per game while maintaining that 59% field goal percentage. ” [JA Adande/TrueHoop]
Leon Powe knows postseason play [Josh Q. Public]
On the much-discussed chemistry: “Would it be fair to argue that even if no trade is made team chemistry has already been disrupted some? I mean, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and JJ Hickson read the same reports on Sunday morning that we all did: LeBron has signed off on the deal to trade his teammates Z and Hickson. Not that we should feel bad for these million dollar pros, but seven footers have feelings too you know. And not only did they read the report that said your teammate and friend LeBron James is making moves to get rid of you behind the scenes, they also heard as much from a reporter – in Windhorst – that they know personally and trust to be reporting the facts.” [Brendan Bowers/Stepien Rules]
This edition of WWW can not be duplicated without prior written consent: “With the Super Bowl just concluded and baseball’s spring training only weeks away, a question occurred to us: whatever happened to the push for copyright holders to tone down their copyright notices?” [Ars Technica]
Just a heads up, Andrew will be participating in a cross-blog Trade Deadline Live Blog on Thursday. The live blog will be hosted here from 12-4p and there will be a call-in show as well from 12-2p. We hope you guys can participate and get a lot of perspective from multiple blogs covering the different teams in the NBA. For additional info… [Celtics17]
And finally, more great news out of the Tribe: “Jeremy Sowers is in Goodyear for spring training, but the lefty is having some shoulder problems. The Indians say it is inflammation and soreness. They don’t think it’s serious, but won’t know for sure until he begins to try to throw in game conditions. This may not be a red flag, but it certainly is a caution flag. Because he’s out of minor-league options, Sowers was in position to make the roster either as a starter or long reliever. But if he’s hurt, then that opens another spot.” [Terry Pluto/Plain Dealer]
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