The Conference Call West: February 12, 2008
Posted Feb 19 2008 11:07AM
NBA.com editors Darren Misener, Martin Sumners and Jim Reilly will be keeping you updated on all the best news and content from around the 30 team sites in the Conference Call Blog. East, Week 1 | West, Week 1 | East, Week 2 | West, Week 2 | East, Week 3 | West, Week 3 | East, Week 4 | West, Week 4 | East, Week 5 | West, Week 5 | East, Week 6 | West, Week 6 | East, Week 7 | West, Week 7 | East, Week 8 | West, Week 8 | East, Week 9 | West, Week 9 | East, Week 10 | West, Week 10 | | East, Week 11 | West, Week 11 | East, Week 12 | West, Week 12 | East, Week 13 | West, Week 13 | East, Week 14
Martin C. Sumners
All That Jazz
Perhaps Almond has not yet grasped all that he needs to succeed in the NBA, but he is getting an education in the D-League where he is set to participate in the league's all-star weekend's HORSE competition.
The only Jazz player who will suit up at the NBA All-Star Game, Carlos Boozer, in the Boozer Audio Blog talks about the recent big win over their division rival Denver Nuggets. Boozer explains that the 118-112 OT victory was hard fought as neither team wanted to back down.
One of the few holdovers on the team from the Malone-Stockton Jazz days, Andrei Kirilenko entered the season despite the trade rumors on a high note. Over the summer, he lead his native Russia to a gold medal and won MVP honors at EuroBasket 2007 and was recognized recently for those efforts with being named the 2007 FIBA Europe Menís Player of the Year.
Damien Pierce on Rockets.com finds the Rockets surging amid all the player movement involving western conference teams.
The Suns trade for Shaq in an attempt to get to that mystical, harmonious valley of an NBA Championship. Stefan Swiat, Suns.com like Letterman gives his top ten reasons why the Shaq trade will work. And check out the report and video of Shaq's first practice.
Right Between the Eyes
Former voice of the Wolves and TNT announcer, Kevin Harlan breaks down in this audio file his mid-season awards.
Warriors.com is now accepting Fan Artwork. Check out submissions by fans or submit your own Warriors-themed desktop wallpaper and screensavers that could be made available for fans around the world.
The Farmar and the Frenchman
Ronny Turiaf and Jordan Farmar take a video camera on the road with them to show the fans an inside look at life on the road in the NBA.
Bob Licht, Hornets.com provides his insight on the recent double OT 132-130 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Mike Barrett's blog reflects the somewhat down spirit of team after the return of Blazers guard Brandon Roy after a two-game absence for a family emergency and the team's less than spectacular play.
In the Petrie Dish
Kings President of Basketball Operations, Geoff Petrie weighs-in on video about the team camaraderie, coaching maneuvers, player development and more at the midway point.