Loved Dan's point about MJ below (quoting Simmons mailbag). Also, Simmons had a pretty good response to the 33% from 3PT vs. 50% from 2 argument in part 1 of the mailbag, check it out.
NBA players tweet, and Mark Cuban is OK with it. This blog (bullbearsock) also tweets, follow here.
Salmons is hurt -
John Salmons said this is the third time this season he has been bothered by a groin injury. Salmons didn't play Tuesday and is expected to undergo an MRI exam today.
''At [the morning] shootaround, it was hurting pretty bad,'' said Salmons, who also was unable to play the fourth quarter and overtime in the loss Sunday at Toronto. ''We've got a couple of days off to see if it can heal up and try to play Saturday [at home against New Jersey].''
Are assists easier to get now? They are definitely easier to get at home -
For nine of the NBA's 30 teams, the gap between road and home assists performance is at least 8%. Denver's spread was the biggest: more than 17% at home.
Bears could get Cutler?! -
Chicago not only has the No. 18 overall pick in the draft, but it also has Kyle Orton -- whose future with the Bears would end anyway if they acquire Cutler. You'll never mistake Orton for Cutler, but he would give the Broncos a solid option during this shaky transition period. Orton's favorable contract status -- his deal expires after 2009 -- gives the Broncos some flexibility as well.
So how about it? Orton, the No. 18 overall pick and perhaps one more draft choice for Cutler? All things being equal, a two way deal is always easier to pull off.
I'm sure they won't though.