Heard It Through the Grapevine

Posted by Rob Mahoney on September 1, 2009 under xOther | Be the First to Comment

  • Everything you wanted to know about Stephen Jackson, resident chameleon.
  • A handful of ESPN’s experts think either Chris Bosh or Amare Stoudemire could end up in Dallas next summer.  Then again, Orlando and San Antonio are listed as other possible destinations, despite the fact that both teams are neck deep in salary after adding significant salary this summer.
  • Tim Kawakami of the Silicon Valley Mercury News on his blog, Talking Points: “…no, I don’t see the Mavericks as a serious destination [for Stephen Jackson] quite yet…Monta Ellis in Dallas? That I can see, if Dallas would send some short-term deals and if the Warriors would be happy taking a major talent hit just to dump Monta’s money. For all the energy the Warriors have placed in telling us that Monta is their centerpiece and all the sweat issued to dispute my reports that he’s unhappy… well, I could very much see Don Nelson working hard to trade Ellis. Nelson has Stephen Curry now. The new toy is always more fun than the old, ornery one.”
  • According to Pro Basketball News’ Tony Mejia, the Mavs have five of the NBA’s top sixty six players.  No, Erick Dampier didn’t sniff the top 100, and couldn’t even make it on to the top 20 at what most consider to be the weakest position in the NBA.
  • Marquis Daniels finally made Boston his official home.