Well this is normally your daily spot to find out what you may have missed overnight but honesty is our policy here. You really didn’t miss a thing as it was a very slow night in sports. Our research staff has fought through this and found a couple items you need to know to get your day started.
Kobe Nearly A Piston: An interesting story came out yesterday with the passing of Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Kobe Bryant was nearly dealt to the Pistons in 2007 but Bryant refused to waive his no trade clause according to a report by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The Pistons and Lakers agreed in principle on a deal but Detroit wasn’t one of Kobe’s preferred teams to play for. The deal would have likely included Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, Amir Johnson and a future first-round pick for Bryant. The Pistons would have then brought back Grant Hill to replace Prince. Its pretty sad when we have reports of rumored deals that fell apart 6 years ago but zero Bobcat rumors with the trade deadline just 2 days away.
J.J. Redick Rumors: According to Alex Kennedy of http://www.hoopsworld.com/ the Magic have discussed a trade that would send J.J. Redick to the Knicks for Iman Shumpert. Kennedy says that other players, or even teams, would need to join the deal to make it work. A trade is not immennnet but its something to monitor. As a Knicks fan, I’m against this trade. You don’t write off a guy with Shumpert’s talent because he has struggled to find his game just one month after returning from a major knee injury. Of course there are reports it could be a case where Shumpert wants out more so than the Knicks wanting to deal him.
Mac Attack Tuesday: Mike Florio from NBC and PFT a 805am to go around the NFL and CBS Sports Alaa Abdelnaby is at 845am to discuss his 30 minute interview with Coach K that airs tonight