- June 26, 2001- Rumors still abound that Oakley and Dell Curry are going to Portland for Dale Davis. We'll see if it works out after the Kedrick Brown deal.
- June 25, 2001- Just some more information on Oak's trade requests. These quotes are from his business manager Billy Diamond: "Charles has expressed to Glen since the end of the season that while he loves the city of Toronto and its fans, he respectfully wants to be traded." Also, he cited "internal" issues as the reason why Oakley had wanted out.
- June 24, 2001- According to Peter Vescey, Raptors GM Glen Grunwald met yesterday in Cleveland with Charles Oakley. Oakley had had two trade requests in the past two weeks. Either Grunwald was trying one last time to appease Oak or "reading Oak his traveling itinerary".
- June 14, 2001- Trade rumors involving Oakley are swirling. One rumor had Oakley rejoining his pal Michael Jordan and going to the Wizards for Jahidi White.
Reports of Oakley to the Knicks have surfaced recently as well. "He would love that, absolutely love that," Oak's business manager Billy Diamond said. "He would love to finish his career with the Knicks or the Nets. He loves Jeff and respects him and thinks he's the best coach in the league. And starting isn't an issue any more with him. He'd fulfill a role for a team to contend for a title, anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes a night." Oak makes $6 million next year, so a package of Ward ($5.3 mil) and Postell ($450K) has been rumored.
I just don't see the Knicks bringing Oakley back. I definately think Oak's burned his bridges in Toronto though.
- June 5, 2001- As you may have heard in the news, the trial of Steve Kaplan, the owner of the Gold Club (a strip club in Atlanta), has begun. The club is said to have mob ties, and faces charges which include having its female employees perform sex on many pro athletes. Charles Oakley was one of the athletes that has been linked to the club (it was reported last year that he was comped for $1,313 and $665 on two nights in June 1997, the Daily News reported). There's been rumblings that some high profile clients may be called to the stand.