AMT Rumor Mill 10/8

Oden Better Off with Second Squad?

It seems that the Portland Trailblazers center Joel Pryzbilla is doing much better than Greg Oden so far during training camp. But Oden isn’t happy with this conclusion and he wants to start.

But it has come reported that Oden will be on the second squad for the Blazers and according to several sources, it is actually better for Oden to actually play some minutes with the second team.

“Oden, who showed off some of his new offensive moves in this game, ended with 18 points and nine rebounds in just over 25 minutes,” Mike Barrett writes at his blog. “He had dunks, he had jump hooks, he went to the left hand, and even hit an elbow jumper when he was left open. Mostly though, he showed that he’s a very difficult match up, especially if he continues to play with the second unit. He’ll be playing against backup centers in this league, and there won’t be many who can hang with him.”

This is going to be interesting, no doubt.

Hiton Armstrong Staying with the Hornets?

Rumor has had it that Hilton Armstrong may be traded during the deadline this season. But coach Byron Scott doesn’t think so and denies the rumors.

“Two things,” Scott told the Times-Picayune. “No. 1, his conditioning is fantastic. No. 2, he’s just much more aggressive than he has been in the past. And No. 3 is probably his confidence level. Those three things have been pretty evident when you watch him out here playing.

“He’s really getting up and down the floor, really sealing people in the post. And when he gets the ball in the post, he’s going up strong. That’s something we hope he’ll do the rest of the season.”

I wonder how he’ll fair out this season.

Iverson Strains Hamstring

It has been a while since A.I. signed with his new team. But it looks like we are going to have to wait for his debut people have been anxious for as Iverson strained his hamstring during the Grizzlies’ training camp at Birmingham, Alabama.

“I can’t go,” Iverson told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “If it was Game 7 of the (NBA) Finals, I wouldn’t be able to go. I was dribbling the ball and tried to stop on a dime and I heard a little pop. I know a lot of people came to see me play and to not be able to go is frustrating and disheartening.”

For more of this, go to MBB.

Feud Going On Between Braylon Edwards and LeBron James?

Browns coach Eric Mangini was looking forward to trading troubled wide receiver Braylon Edwards all offseason.

Now he has. But did it happen because of a fight between Braylon Edwards and LeBron James’ friend, in which James replies that his friend was 130 pounds on his Twitter?

I think that is the case. But now Braylon is in New York, hoping to catch some balls from Mark Sanchez with his slippery fingers.

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