Carmelo Anthony on the rumors: "i just want to play ball"


Thumbnail image for CAnthony_stares.jpgWhatever is swirling through the media, through back channels and into NBA front offices, Carmelo Anthony is going to come out at Nuggets camp and say all the right things.

He’s got that down. He’ll do it to microphones next week, but he went to twitter and made these comments Wednesday night:

Everyone has there own opinion. Its funny. It cracks me up.

When I know something< you guys will know something. #pointblankperiod

@DMVisRNB i just want to play ball> f*$k all that other SH*%. feel me.

We all do have opinions. But at the end of it, it is Melo’s name on the contract, his game out on the court. He gets the final say. One way or another.

But for now, expect all he will say to be a lot like this, just in different words.

Sixers’ Wilbekin hits game-winning three vs. Cavs (VIDEO)

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LeBron James sat out the Cavs’ preseason game against the Sixers on Thursday night, but Cleveland still held the lead for all but the final 5.4 seconds. Then, Sixers rookie Scottie Wilbekin did this:

Wilbekin, who played college ball at Florida, has a chance to earn legitimate minutes for the Sixers this season as they try to find young talent on the cheap. This is a good start.

Derrick Rose’s eye still swollen, will rejoin Bulls Monday

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Eight days ago, Derrick Rose had surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone suffered in training camp. The Bulls said he would be ready to resume basketball activities in two weeks, and in the meantime will rejoin practice soon. That part is still on schedule — head coach Fred Hoiberg says Rose will be with the team when they return to Chicago on Monday following a two-game preseason road trip, but unless the swelling in his eye dies down, it could be a little longer before he can start practicing again.

Via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:

It’s not ideal, but since there’s no structural damage to Rose’s face, once he’s cleared to resume practicing, it’s just a matter of getting back into game shape before he can start playing in games. The team is still optimistic he’ll be able to play opening night against the Cavaliers on October 27.