HoopsHype Trevor Booker rumors

December 2, 2012 Updates

Trevor Booker is no longer going to be listed as day-to-day with a strained right knee. Booker has missed the past five games since getting injured in a loss against Indiana nearly two weeks ago, but Coach Randy Wittman said on Sunday there is still “soreness and swelling” in Booker’s knee and that the energetic forward wouldn’t return for “probably another couple of weeks.” While traveling with the team to New York last week, Booker visited with a doctor who informed him that he needed to rest for a while longer before coming back. “They said I shouldn’t play until don’t have any pain,” Booker said. “I’ll wait for that to clear up, but I’m feeling better each day.” Washington Post

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Garnett gave Booker the autograph, and watching Garnett giving back to his community during his early years in the NBA encouraged Booker to follow the same path when he entered the league. The past two summers, Booker has hosted a weekend-long charity basketball tournament on the same court as Garnett once did – even though Mauldin is about 50 miles from Booker’s hometown of Whitmire. Booker also now shares the same agent as Garnett, Andy Miller, so he doesn’t have the same problem speaking to a 36-year-old, future Hall of Famer that he continues to admire. “I talk to him now,” Booker said with a laugh. “He was my idol growing up, so it’s always different listening to your idol. It’s a big thing for me, with him being from South Carolina and me being from South Carolina. And me growing up, watching him play.” Washington Post

The NBA mandates that every team in the league hold a seminar for its players on the business of basketball. The class covers things like ticket pricing, team operations and league offerings, such as health insurance. To satisfy the requirement, the head of each business unit in the Wizards organization made a presentation to the team last week during an hour-long session led by Ed Tapscott, the team’s director of player development. To make it fun and to encourage the players to pay attention, Tapscott gave a quiz at the end, complete with prizes. Naturally, John Wall got all of the questions right, and was rewarded with two courtside seats for a future game. “He cheated,” Trevor Booker told me when I asked about Wall’s victory. “I got them all right too, but I cheated. I didn’t get a prize, because I admitted that I cheated. I’m an honest man.” Even while cheating? “Even while cheating,” he said, with a straight face. Washington Post

October 19, 2012 Updates
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After developing some soreness in his foot, Booker decided that he should have another treatment last week. Booker said the procedure required taking blood from his right arm and putting it in his foot. “I said, ‘Okay, I’ll try it. I definitely felt better the first time. I feel even better the second time,’ ” Booker said, adding that the injury was simply plantar fasciitis and nothing more. “My foot is feeling really good. I think that’s going to push me over the edge.” Washington Post

June 18, 2012 Updates

Craig Stouffer: Roger Mason, Trevor Booker with Verizon Center cameos. Mason says pin in finger comes out Tues. Back next season? "We'll see." #Wizards Twitter

April 22, 2012 Updates

Wizards' Trevor Booker told me he's offended LeBron James is resting tonight. "It definitely bothers me. The only thing we can do is make them pay for that,'' he said. Booker considers it a sign of disrespect. "'Definitely. This time of the season, the teams that are already in the playoffs, they probably think they're going to beat us anyway, so they can rest some of their guys. The only thing we can do is come out and make them pay for it.'' Sulia

April 11, 2012 Updates

I once did an interview with former DC United soccer player Charlie Davies while we got pedicures, so when Wizards team podiatrist Dr. Howard Osterman went on record saying that a “handful of his team’s players” get regular pedicures, it wasn’t surprising. But then I started thinking about which Wizards would go on record themselves about it. “My toes are so ugly that I wouldn’t dare,” said Mo Evans when I asked if he was one of the ones with sweet feet. “I tried to go one time, a long, long time ago and I was embarrassed when the lady started trying to shave stuff.” Trevor Booker admitted that he goes about once a month. “It makes my feet softer,” he explained. “I usually go to the Pentagon Mall. They always put on gloves when I come in.” It’s one thing for big athletes to admit to getting pampered, but is it okay for regular men to get them? “Yeah, that’s cool,” Booker said. Washington Post

February 8, 2012 Updates

With the Knicks missing their two all-star forwards, who combined to score 50 points, in the win last month, Booker is looking at the rematch as an opportunity for the Wizards (5-20) to win back-to-back games for the first time since last April 9-11. “I mean, we should, with Amare and Melo out, it’s a game that we should win,” Booker said. “We was close with them last time and they had both of them. I feel we definitely should get it. It’ll boost our confidence. Amare and Melo is out, so it’s a good opportunity to take advantage of.” Washington Post

November 29, 2011 Updates

Trevor Booker’s stint in Israel came to abrupt end before he was even able to play a regular season game for Bnei HaSahron because of bruised right quadriceps. Booker returned to the United States to rehabilitate the injury with trainer Tim Martin in Houston. Booker said three weeks ago that he selfishly wanted the lockout to last a little longer so that he would be prepared for training camp. But he appears to be improving and said he should be ready when the Wizards are expected to open camp on Dec. 9. “Leg [is] feeling great,” Booker wrote in a text message when asked how his rehab was coming along. Washington Post

November 14, 2011 Updates
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Trevor Booker is in Dallas rehabilitating a bruised right quadriceps that forced to him to leave his Israeli team, Bnei HaSharon. Booker isn’t sure when he’ll be able to return, so while he is anxious for the NBA lockout to end, he also understands that he might not be ready for training camp with the Wizards if a new agreement is reached soon. “I kind of selfishly don’t want it to end yet, because of my leg,” Booker said in a recent telephone interview. “At the same time, I’m ready to get back to D.C. and get back to work.” Washington Post

“One day my leg locked up real tight on me and I couldn’t bend it,” Booker said. “I’ve been rehabbing ever since. I tried to rehab over there and I was getting frustrated and I felt like it wasn’t working, so I came back over here to see what they could do. The doctor didn’t give me a timetable. It’s a difficult injury, but at the same time, it’s not serious.” Bnei HaSharon replaced Booker with Sacramento Kings forward J.J. Hickson, but Hickson was sent back after one game, reportedly for being late to a couple of practices. Booker is still under contract with Bnei HaSharon and plans to return if he heals and the NBA labor situation remains unresolved. “I’m still available. If my leg gets right before the lockout, I’m going back over there,” he said. “I was there for a month, but it was a great experience. I got to see what life is like over there, what it’s like playing basketball overseas. I really enjoyed my experience.” Washington Post

November 8, 2011 Updates

On a positive note, Bnei Hasharon's first NBAer Trevor Booker, who left Israel (injury) without playing an official game, is successfully rehabbing with specialists in Dallas. Booker, who's been closely following his Israeli team from a distance, expressed great interest in returning to holy-land indicating that if all goes well, his comeback might be within the next two weeks. 'I'm in the process of rehabbing daily and getting back to my full strength.' Booker told Eurobasket adding, 'my focus is to get better and I'm really looking forward to reuniting with my Bnei family.' Eurobasket.com

October 22, 2011 Updates

Though Bnei Hasharon quickly replaced Booker with Sacramento Kings forward J.J. Hickson, Miller said Booker is “not done” in Israel. Miller said Booker’s return to Bnei Hasharon would be based on his recovery and the timing of the NBA lockout. Miller also represents Hickson. Washington Post

Wizards forward Trevor Booker left Israel on Friday and is returning home after suffering a bruised thigh while playing for Bnei Hasharon. A person close to Booker said the injury isn’t considered too serious, but he is coming back to get checked by his doctor and then begin the rehabilitation process. Washington Post

October 20, 2011 Updates

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