Ominous start for Iverson

In a tweet at 5:09 AM Aug 18th Allen Iverson ( said:

Getting in shape, running, lifting and thinking about which team that I will
help compete for a championship! Whoever gets me will be happy
5:09 AM Aug 18th from web

But, the other day Yahoo reported that “Iverson could miss up to 3 weeks with hamstring”. (;_ylt=AmGvcNasV9QEVFagUTKPyHm8vLYF?slug=ap-grizzlies-iverson&prov=ap&type=lgns)

Here’s hoping it’s not an indication as to how the season is going to go.

The article says Iverson may miss the season opener vs Detriot which would be a real shame.  Hopefully Iverson has a great season with the Grizzlies as they should be fun to watch.

Turkoglu opts out of Magic contract

Today the Magic secured Vince Carter (and Ryan Anderson) from the Nets is a 5 player trade (Alston, Lee & Battie) but it was also announced that Turkoglu has opted out of his contract for next season.  Turkoglu searching for a larger payout in free angency for the coming season says he’s doing it for his family.

Bit of a disappointment because a starting lineup with Jameer Nelson, Vince Carter, Hedo Turkoglu, Rashard Lewis and Dwight Howard would have been fun to watch…  probably a finals winning team.

Hopefully Magic can retain the polish hammer, Marcin Gortat, as he is becoming a restricted free agent.