Archive for February 9th, 2009


Monday, February 9th, 2009
Giants Rumors & News

Despite the support by existing Giants players to management to bring back Plaxico Burress next year, the New York Giants should expect and plan to be without their star receiver for the 2009-10 season.

Playing without Burress will not be easy even for a talented Giants team that has already proven it can win without him. But in order to get back to the Super Bowl, the Giants will need to address their #1 receiver situation for QB Eli Manning to have any chance of success.

And if matters could not get any worse, fellow receiver and free agent to be Amani Toomer might not be back either. The often quiet Toomer recently criticized Giants management/coaching for his reduced role in the offense when Burress was suspeneded.

With Burress and possibly Toomer out of the starting lineup next year, this would only leave third year man Steve Smith as the go to guy. And while Smith has blossomed nicely as a complement and …

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Anthony Johnson (Magic)- G Jameer Nelsonis expected to be out for the remaining of the regular season with a torn right labrum in his shoulder. Johnson scored a season high 25 points last Wednesday vs. the Clippers. Yesterday against the Nets he pulled down eight rebounds and had four assists.

Antonio Daniels (Hornets)- G Chris Paul has missed his last three games with a strained right groin. In his absence Daniels is averaging 10 points, 6.5 assists and a steal over his last two games.

Honorable mention: Jose Juan Barea (Mavs)

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Hakim Warrick(Grizzles)- Warrick started his first game of the season last Saturday and scored 16 points, pulled down eight rebounds and a steal in 38 minutes. G/F Rudy Gay missed the game against the Raptors with a left hip flexor.

Klye Korver(Jazz)- Korver has averaged 13 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals over his past three games. He has played at least 30 minutes in his past four games and has knocked down nine three-pointers in that span.

Honorable mention: Joey …

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