November 8, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - It's a good thing Hakim Warrick keeps his offseason home in Center City, because the Friends' Central alumnus and eighth-year NBA veteran is now on his fifth team in five seasons. Warrick is a deep reserve on the New Orleans Hornets. He's a legitimate NBA player, albeit one who has become a journeyman at this stage of his career. That's why each summer, Warrick stills returns home. And he admitted that even now, at 30 years old and more than a decade since he left Philadelphia to play at Syracuse, he still circles games against the 76ers on his schedule.
November 14, 2012
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, and J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21 as the New York Knicks held off the Orlando Magic, 99-89, Tuesday night to improve to 5-0. The victory extended New York's NBA-best start. The Knicks remain the league's only unbeaten team. Raptors 74, Pacers 72 Jose Calderon had 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead Toronto to victory in Indianapolis. The Raptors hit only one field goal in the fourth quarter. Elsewhere: Coming off a career-high 25 points against Dallas, Camden native Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was strong again, chipping in with 15 points and eight rebounds as the host Bobcats beat the winless Wizards, 92-76 in Charlotte . . . . Deron Williams had 26 points and 10 assists, Joe Johnson scored 25 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the road-weary Cleveland Cavaliers, 114-101, in New York for their third straight victory.
June 29, 2005 |
He was the last man standing in the green room and, admittedly, he was a little green with envy. The NBA invited 16 expected first-round draft picks to the Madison Square Garden Theater to enjoy the festivities last night. It's safe to say that 15 of those players enjoyed themselves more than Syracuse forward Hakim Warrick, a graduate of Philadelphia's Friends' Central. Warrick was the last of those 16 players selected in the NBA draft, taken 19th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies.
December 27, 2008 |
The Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a 13-game losing streak and won for the first time this season under Kevin McHale, getting a season-best 23 points from Rashad McCants in a 120-107 victory over host New York Knicks last night. Al Jefferson added 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who rode the combination of Jefferson's inside play and some sizzling three-point shooting to win for the first time since beating Oklahoma City on Nov. 28. Minnesota had dropped its first eight games under McHale, who took over when Randy Wittman was fired Dec. 8. Sebastian Telfair finished with a season-high 20 points and Randy Foye had 19 for the Wolves.
March 8, 2009 |
There were intriguing matchups all over the floor last night at the FedExForum. There was 76ers guard Andre Miller, who tried to use his experience to offset the speed of relative newcomer Mike Conley. Samuel Dalembert gave up 30 pounds to the Grizzlies' Marc Gasol at center. And in a battle of ultra-athletic small forwards, Andre Iguodala went against Rudy Gay before the Memphis player left in the first half after he was poked in the eye. Iguodala did not get a break, however, when Friends' Central graduate Hakim Warrick got extended playing time in place of Gay. Those elements and more came together in front of a crowd of 14,458, and the Sixers came out ahead of the Grizzlies, 110-105.
March 7, 2009 |
When the 76ers played the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 11 at the Wachovia Center, the home team took a 91-87 victory when swingman Andre Iguodala broke a tie with a gorgeous lefthanded bank shot with 26 seconds remaining. The Sixers added a pair of free throws to seal the outcome. Memphis, which owned an eight-game losing streak before coming out on top on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, hardly looked like a pushover that night. And tonight, the Grizzlies, 16-44, get another shot at the Sixers, in Memphis.
February 11, 2009 |
The 76ers got together for practice yesterday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, but coach Tony DiLeo did not ask much of his players. The squad enjoyed an impressive outing Monday during a 108-91 victory over the visiting Phoenix Suns. Tonight, the Sixers (26-24) will host the Memphis Grizzlies (15-36) in the first meeting between the teams this season. "The team is tired right now, so I wanted to give the guys a day where they could just come in and work out, and then get out and just be ready for Memphis," said DiLeo, who held a film session before some players went through shooting drills.
February 12, 2009 |
For too much of last night's 91-87 victory by the 76ers at the Wachovia Center, the Memphis Grizzlies hung around like a bad house guest: unwelcomed and oblivious. A four-quarter tussle was not what the 76ers (27-24) had planned for their final game before the all-star break, their last contest in a seven-game homestand. The Sixers wanted to literally run Memphis from the court. But there were the Grizzlies (15-37), with their second-leading scorer, Rudy Gay, in street clothes, ahead by three points with only a handful of possessions left.
November 14, 2012 |
THE CHARLOTTE Bobcats acquired forward Hakim Warrick from the New Orleans Hornets for guard Matt Carroll on Tuesday. In 499 games over eight NBA seasons with five teams, the 6-9 Warrick has averaged 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds with a .494 field goal percentage. "We are very excited to add a player of Hakim's ability and overall NBA experience," Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins said. Warrick, who starred at Friends' Central and Syracuse, played in only one game this season after being acquired by the Hornets in July.
July 26, 2012
A person familiar with negotiations said the Hornets, Suns and Timberwolves agreed to a multiplayer deal sending 7-foot center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick , a Friends' Central product, from Phoenix to New Orleans. Forward Wesley Johnson and a first-round draft pick would go from Minnesota to Phoenix. Thursday's deal also sends guard Jerome Dyson and retiring center Brad Miller's $5.1 million contract from New Orleans to Minnesota, allowing the Timberwolves to clear space under the NBA's salary cap. Minnesota also will get two second-round draft picks from New Orleans; the Hornets will receive cash.