HoopsHype Renaldo Balkman rumors

March 8, 2013 Updates

It's understandable if Renaldo Balkman is a little frustrated. After five NBA seasons, the 28-year-old former New York Knicks first round pick is now relegated to playing for the Petron Blaze Boosters of the Philippine Basketball Association. Although maybe not for much longer after this incident, when he channeled fellow former Knick Latrell Sprewell and tried to choke a teammate who was trying to restrain him from attacking a referee. USA Today Sports

Petron Blaze Boosters import Renaldo Balkman seemed like the perfect fit for the team, giving his side hustle, energy and leadership. But the NBA veteran showed a more violent side, Friday, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, in a loss to the Alaska Aces. Late in the game, Balkman went wild with the Aces pulling away, making contact with referees while arguing for a foul. As his teammates tried to pull him away, Balkman shoved Ronald Tubid, and then put a hand around Arwind Santos' neck. GMANetwork.com

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He remains optimistic and views Leandro Barbosa‘s late signing with the Boston Celtics and Eddy Curry signing with Dallas just days before the start of the season as hope that he’ll, too, soon find a new home. “Ultimately, I have to stay ready, which I am, as far as in the gym, and stay positive,” Howard said. “I don’t think my career’s over.” Other notable players still looking for a team: Guards: Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas (in talks with Chinese team), Baron Davis, Earl Boykins, Mickael Pietrus, Michael Redd, Maurice Evans, Jason Kapono. Forwards/Centers: Kenyon Martin, Shawne Williams, Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Bill Walker, Jamario Moon, Renaldo Balkman, Ryan Gomes, Troy Murphy, Josh Powell, Derrick Caracter, Ben Wallace, Greg Oden, Sean Williams, Tony Battie, Mehmet Okur. NBA.com

August 9, 2012 Updates

Panathinaikos is looking for two big guys to complete the roster and doesn’t want to spend a lot of money. They can overcome their budget only for something extraordinary. Like for example Luis Amundson, for who they can spend up to one million U.S. dollars. The 29 year old power forward/center has a lot of offers by several NBA teams and may look to “Greens” only if he won’t find something good there. Panathinaikos has as an alternative Renaldo Balkman. The center from Puerto Rico ended the season in New York Knicks and is more feasible. EuroHoops.net

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Nets coach Avery Johnson has not tried lately to hide his desire for an upgrade at small forward. He already has started five different players at the position this season, and the search could lead to Renaldo Balkman, waived when the Knicks signed J.R. Smith. New York Post

League sources confirmed the Nets have some interest and are researching Balkman and the possibility of adding the 6-foot-8, sixth-season veteran out of South Carolinaout of South Carolina. The Nets’ need has been glaring. Consider the Nets ended their 97-85 upset of the Bulls yesterday having been outscored on the season at the starting small forward position, 500-188, or 15.6-5.9 per game. And that included a whopping 57-0 in two games before yesterday when DeShawn Stevenson was scoreless against the Grizzlies’ Rudy Gay (25 points) and the Pacers’ Danny Granger (32 points). New York Post

February 17, 2012 Updates

The Knicks have to cut a player to make room for Smith and Renaldo Balkman, who has been out of the rotation since early January, is the expected candidate, according to a source. Coach Mike D’Antoni was never a big fan of Balkman, a throw-in to the trade with the Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony. Balkman has one remaining year at $1.8 million and could have been an amnesty casualty if the Knicks were still going for 2012 cap space. New York Post

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