Outlet Pass: No Sheed, LeBronathon + Duhon

“Rasheed Wallace is doubtful for the Pistons’ upcoming Texas swing this week. The power foward strained his calf muscle last Monday against Orlando and has missed the team’s last two games — he won’t dress for today’s match-up against the Memphis Grizzlies, either.”
Detroit Free Press 

“The LeBronathon hype has been dialed down since it reached a fever pitch in November, when King James came to the Garden days after Donnie Walsh made salary cap-clearing trades to clear the way for a megamillions pitch for James in 2010. Along the way, there have been suggestions made on both sides of the ongoing debate as to whether James will leave his beloved Ohio for his beloved Garden and the Knicks. The only truth to come from it all is that nothing is a given.”
NY Newsday 

“There was apparently some whacked out report yesterday about the Knicks making Carlos Delfino some $4 million offer? Um, here’s the truth: The Knicks don’t have their mid-level salary exception left and could only offer a pro-rated veteran’s minimum. Carlos is just getting over a shoulder injury and is still under contract to Khimki. Why in the world he’d want to sign with a team now – one that’s life and death to sneak into the playoffs – instead of waiting until the summer to find out if he can get a better offer from a better team is beyond me. I really wish people would do at least a modicum of research before they publish, you know, poop and send people scurrying breathlessly to their keyboards to e-mail me about it.”
Toronto Star 

“Jamal’s friends aren’t talking to the media,” said Aaron Goodwin, Jamal Crawford’s agent. “They aren’t talking to the other teams who call me to talk about it.” Goodwin expressed frustration about Don Nelson talking publicly about the matter. He said Nelson was told to hush by Warriors’ management after it initially came out. Goodwin: “The problem is Nellie is not listening. It all falls under ‘Nellie being Nellie.’ But if Nellie’s running the show, history shows it’s going to continue to get worse.” 
Contra Costa Times Blog 

“Chris Duhon has been shut down for the remainder of this road trip and possibly longer because of the lingering pain and stiffness in his lower back and ankle. Mike D’Antoni announced the decision before Friday’s game against the Timberwolves. Nate Robinson, a candidate for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award, started in Duhon’s place. It is a position he could claim for the rest of the season.”
NY Newsday