Larry Siegfried died at the age of 71. He was a college basketball star with Ohio State and led them to their sole national championship in 1960. He died on the 14th of October, but I still feel the need to talk about this. Siegfried won five rings with the Boston Celtics from 1964-1966 and during the 1968 and 1969 seasons. Speaking of college, he was a third team All-American in 1960.
However, he had more success in the NBA. Larry Siegfried was the third pick overall in the 1961 NBA Draft, and he was selected by the Cincinnati Royals. In 1965 and 1968, he led the NBA in free-throw percentage. His career free throw percentage was .854, and he shot .409 from the field during his nine NBA seasons. He spent his first seven years in Boston, one year with San Diego, and he split 1972- is last year- with Houston and Atlanta.
Here’s one I am happy about. That clown Javaris Crittenton was released by the Charlotte Bobcats. That’s a smart move. He is a poor player, and his behavior makes his lack of skill look even worse. Sherron Collins is set to get more playing time as the Cats and I agree that Collins is the better player. Now here’s to hoping his fellow undrafted All-American guard gets moved up to the Suns roster.
Turkish club Besiktas is looking to sign Allen Iverson. AI is expected to give his decision shortly. The Portland Trail Blazers felt like being the third team in a deal to help the Nuggets deal off Carmelo Anthony to the Nets. The Blazers were ready to bring in superstar Chris Paul, another star on the trade block. Devin Harris, Kris Humphries, and some pieces from Portland would go to the Hornets. The Nuggets would receive Derrick Favors, and Melo and Dre Miller would be packing for New Jersey.
It seems like a poor deal for Portland, an asinine deal for Denver, a good deal for the Hornets, and a good deal for the Nets as well. This trade is not happening, but these teams might work something else out. Keep your eye on this one.
The Nuggets shot down the Derrick Favors deal for Melo, but with time a potential deal might heat up again. Denver feels that they can find a better offer elsewhere. In fact, they might hold onto Anthony until December 15th. That day is significant, because any free agent from this summer will be eligible to be traded.