August 23, 2014

Global Hoops Roundup: Kings Headed to Seattle?, Heat and Mavs Interested in Greg Oden

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Seattle Investor Looks to Purchase Kings-Seattle investor Chris Hansen contacted the Maloof family earlier this week and is trying to put together a deal that would bring the Kings to Seattle. Although the Maloofs are still unsure if they want to sell or not, the proposed deal is worth a reported $500 million. Hansen already has approval from the city of Seattle to build an arena near its other two major sports stadiums CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field, but the team would play at Key Arena for the 2013-2014 season if a deal gets made in time (ESPN).

Marcus Camby Out 2-4 Weeks-New York Knicks big man Marcus Camby re-injured his left foot during a 81-76 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. Although he told reporters “I feel in my heart I’ll be back soon”, he is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with what is being diagnosed as a “sore foot.” He has already missed 21 games this season due to the foot problem, which has been identified as plantar fasciitis (Sporting News).

John Wall to Make Season Debut Saturday-After missing all of the 2012-2013 up to this point with a stress fracture to his left kneecap, Wizards’ star guard John Wall is set to make his season debut Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards will certainly be glad to have Wall back, as they have posted an NBA worst 5-28 record without him (NBA.com)

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Mavs, Heat Interested In Free Agent Greg Oden-The Miami Heat announced an initial interest in signing free agent Greg Oden for the 2013-2014 season, but the Dallas Mavericks became the first team to contact Oden’s agent regarding signing him to their roster for next year. Oden played with the Portland Trail Blazers for just two seasons after being drafted No. 2 overall in 2007, but failed to spend much time on the court as he underwent several knee surgeries. Despite missing the 2012-2013 season, Oden is focused on a return to the league with a team next season (Sports Illustrated).

Oregon Ducks Knock Off #4 Arizona Wildcats-The Oregon Ducks handed the Arizona Wildcats their first defeat of the season on Thursday by a final score of 70-66. The Ducks improved to 13-2 on the young season and have now upset two ranked opponents this season. We are sure to see them jump into the rankings themselves this week after the big win (CBS Sports).

Kevin Love Out 8-10 Weeks-The injury-ridden Minnesota Timberwolves were dealt another major blow this week after star big man Kevin Love refractured his right hand. Now, we are learning that he will miss 8-10 weeks of court time, which will make a playoff run doubtful for young Wolves (USA Today).

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