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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bodog releases odds to win NBA title

The following are odds, courtesy of Bodog, to win the 2012 NBA championship:

Miami Heat 9/4
Los Angeles Lakers 5/1
Chicago Bulls 7/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 15/2
Dallas Mavericks 17/2
Boston Celtics 12/1
New York Knicks 20/1
Orlando Magic 22/1
Memphis Grizzlies 25/1
San Antonio Spurs 25/1
Portland Trail Blazers 30/1
Atlanta Hawks 50/1
Los Angeles Clippers 50/1
Denver Nuggets 75/1
Houston Rockets 75/1
New Jersey Nets 75/1
Phoenix Suns 75/1
Utah Jazz 75/1
Indiana Pacers 100/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1
New Orleans Hornets 100/1
Philadelphia 76ers 100/1
Detroit Pistons 125/1
Golden State Warriors 125/1
Charlotte Bobcats 150/1
CAVS 150/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 150/1
Sacramento Kings 150/1
Washington Wizards 150/1
Toronto Raptors 200/1

Odds to win 2012 NBA Eastern Conference championship:
Miami Heat 1/1
Chicago Bulls 5/2
New York Knicks 9/1
Orlando Magic 10/1
Boston Celtics 15/1
Atlanta Hawks 30/1
Indiana Pacers 50/1
New Jersey Nets 50/1
Milwaukee Bucks 60/1
Philadelphia 76ers 60/1
Charlotte Bobcats 80/1
CAVS 80/1
Detroit Pistons 80/1
Washington Wizards 80/1
Toronto Raptors 100/1

Odds to win 2012 NBA Western Conference championship:
Los Angeles Lakers 2/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 13/4
Dallas Mavericks 4/1
Portland Trail Blazers 10/1
San Antonio Spurs 10/1
Memphis Grizzlies 15/1
Los Angeles Clippers 20/1
Denver Nuggets 25/1
Houston Rockets 25/1
New Orleans Hornets 30/1
Phoenix Suns 30/1
Utah Jazz 35/1
Golden State Warriors 40/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 40/1
Sacramento Kings 60/1

Season win totals:
Miami Heat 48.5
LA Lakers 48.5
Chicago Bulls 46.5
San Antonio Spurs 46.5
Oklahoma City 44.5
Dallas Mavericks 44.5
Boston Celtics 41.5
Orlando Magic 41.5
New York Knicks 39.5

Will David Stern retire before December 1, 2012?
Yes +200
No -300

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Could Irving go overseas?

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 draft, said he would consider playing overseas if the NBA lockout continues.

Irving said via his Twitter account that he could play abroad.

"If a deal doesn't get done soon ... overseas here I come," he tweeted.

The 6-2, 190-pound Irving is attending classes at Duke.

The 19-year-old played just 11 games with the Blue Devils during his freshman year. He said earlier that he didn't want to play overseas, but very few people expected the lockout to last this long.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Charge conducts first draft

The Canton Charge conducted their first D-League draft on Thursday:

1st round (15 overall) Tyrell Biggs, F, Pitt
4 (49) T.J. Campbell, G, Portland
5 (78) Tyrone Kent, G/F, Toledo
6 (81) Travis Franklin, F, Colorado State
8 (113) Jonathan Blake, F, Texas Wesleyan

Biggs, a 6-foot-8 forward, split last season between Cyprus and the Israeli Premier League.

"It was a great night for us," Charge coach Alex Jensen said. "We accomplished what we set out to do tonight. We are happy with our picks and feel we have a group of hard workers who have a chance to show us that on the court when training camp starts next week."

The Charge also announced their training camp roster:
F Tyrell Biggs, Pitt, 6-8, 240
F Jonathan Blake, Texas Wesleyan, 6-7, 190
G T.J. Campbell, Portland, 5-9, 190
F Travis Franklin, Colorado State, 6-7, 215
G Antonio Graves, Pitt, 6-3, 190
F/C Marcus Hubbard, Angelo State, 6-9, 235
G/F Tyrone Kent, Toledo, 6-5, 210
G Harry Marshall, Indiana State, 6-0, 190
G Keith McLeod, Bowling Green, 6-2, 190
G/F Anthony Newell, Ball State, 6-5, 205
F Travis Parker, Penn State, 6-6, 242
F Jamine Peterson, Providence, 6-6, 230
F Marcus Relphorde, Colorado, 6-7, 220
F Jeff Trotter, Clayton State, 6-5, 210

Final 10-man opening day rosters must be set by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. The Charge opens their inaugural season on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center against the defending champion Iowa Energy.