Archive for January 26th, 2008

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Nets lose again…drop 8th straight

Nets Rumors & News

Life doesn’t look good for the Nets these days. After losing last night to the Denver Nuggets 100-85, the Nets have now lost eight straight. It’s their longest losing streak in over three years. They are now 0-5 on a six-game road trip.
It was only a few weeks ago where they were at .500 for the season but now find themselves fading. It didn’t help that New Jersey started out shooting 5 for 22 and scored only 11 points in the first quarter. At halftime, they trailed 47-31.

“We just didn’t have the energy and they did,” New Jersey coach Lawrence Frank said. “They were much more aggressive and really attacked us in the paint.”

Jason Kidd did what he could to help the struggling Nets by posting his 98th career triple-double and 11th of the season (13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.) Richard Jefferson contributed 19 points to lead the Nets scoring but that proved to not be enough. The Nets got within 5 points in the fourth quarter before …

Giants Rumors & News

I have been a little hesitant to go down the Jeremy Shockey road here throughout the playoffs. I suspect we will spend plenty of time this off-season discussing the future of the Giants’ injured tight end.

This morning, though, the Star-Ledger’s Mike Garafolo has gone down that road — challenging those who think Shockey’s absence helps the Giants and that he should be traded.

Here’s a little bit of Garafolo.

I’m not buying it. And if I’m the Giants, I’m not taking the suggestions of the folks who are ready to move on and trade him. … Look, I’m not saying Shockey is the perfect teammate. For all I know, he could have been yapping behind the scenes about his new role in this offense while keeping a straight face in public. And maybe Eli Manning is a little relieved Shockey’s not out there so he doesn’t feel the pressure of having to get him the ball. Fact is, I don’t know. And neither do most people. But to say this team …

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