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Josh Smith got Nerlens Noel. Andre Drummond didn’t. Watch the Philadelphia Sixers’ rookie collect the most impressive of his five blocks by beating the Detroit Pistons’ fellow high-flyer to the mountain top and authoritatively swatting his layup attempt…Upvote Share Tweet
nydailynews.com 11 hours agoSometimes you get the idea the Knicks don’t need Phil Jackson around, even using him for cover until they get enough good players one of these days, nearly as much as we do in the big city. You can make a case, and it’s not really that hard now that the…Upvote Share Tweet
Source: Nets in talks to deal Teague to 76ersESPN.com 15 hours agoThe Brooklyn Nets have been in talks with the 76ers about trading point guard Marquis Teague to Philadelphia, and a deal is "most likely" to happen, according to a league source.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 20 hours agoCeltics assistant coach Walter McCarty was arraigned Thursday in Framingham District Court court on a larceny charge.Upvote Share Tweet
Source: Carter-Williams eyes Nov. 13 returnESPN.com 22 hours agoMichael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers have set a target date of Nov. 13 for his return, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Oct 23 (yesterday)Six days until the opener and the Knicks are starting to look very familiar — and not necessarily in a good way. In brief: Carmelo Anthony is shooting a lot and scoring many points on isolations, while quicker opponents are wide open on the perimeter at…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Game-Winner In Waning Seconds Versus Wizardsdimemag.com Oct 22 (yesterday)The ball isn’t supposed to stick in the triangle offense, but sometimes scorers need to do what they do best. For the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, that’s facing up from the mid-post, surveying the defense, and going to work, a strategy he utilized …Upvote Share Tweet
NBA owners vote down changes to lottery systemnba.com Oct 22 (yesterday)One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Pierce Says Player Movement Is “A Great Thing For Our League” (Video)dimemag.com Oct 22 (yesterday)We still haven’t grown accustomed to seeing Paul Pierce in a Washington Wizards uniform. According to the Boston Celtics’ legend and former Brooklyn Net, though, watching star players don different jerseys is something with which we’ll be forced to beco…Upvote Share TweetFormer Knicks center and Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed was in just his third NBA season when he was named captain of the 1966-67 Knicks. That season is not as famous as the championship-winning Knicks campaign of 1970, or Reed’s oft-extolled stroll through …Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Shockingly Votes Against Anti-Tanking Measuresdeadspin.com Oct 22 (yesterday)Today's vote on a proposal to re-weight the NBA draft lottery to discourage tanking was expected to pass with near-universal support. Instead, it fell hard, receiving only 17 of the 23 necessary votes for adoption. The 76ers' Tankapalooza is back on!Rea…Upvote Share Tweet
Here's New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert wearing a clock on his hat (Photo)yahoo.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)After a 120-107 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday that saw them allow a Bucks club expected to rank among the NBA's very worst teams this season to shoot 60 percent from the floor, the New York Knicks knew it was time to face the music when the…Upvote Share Tweet
Jason Kidd has potential with young Milwaukee Bucks squad while Derek Fisher must wait with Knicksnydailynews.com Oct 21 (3 days ago)Milwaukee is very different from Brooklyn for Jason Kidd, twice as lucrative and with a far greater upside in the standings. He would never admit it, because Kidd doesn’t admit much of anything, but any coach would prefer to mentor a young Jabari Parker…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Quincy Acy Almost Tears The Rim Downdimemag.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)The Knicks gave up 120 points to the Bucks tonight in a 120-107 loss and Jabari Parker didn’t even have a great game. Fortunately, expectations are low for the Knicks this season — though, not according to the people we follow on Twitter. With that in m…Upvote Share Tweet
Nets' Ratner to sell majority Barclays stakeESPN.com Oct 20 (4 days ago)Brooklyn Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner is putting his majority share of Barclays Center on the market.Upvote Share TweetIt seems like yesterday that the internet was abuzz with unsubstantiated rumors that Rajon Rondo broke his hand while at a trampoline park. But that was over three weeks ago, and the Boston Celtics star apparently has a chance to play in his team’s seas…Upvote Share TweetThe NBA’s 44-minute game experiment came and went today without much fanfare, especially considering the stir of discussion it created earlier this week. We’ll have to wait and see if the league considers the common sentiment of players and coaches that…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumors of Nets' desire to fire Kidd 'had legs'ESPN.com Oct 19 (5 days ago)In his first trip back to New York as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Kidd spoke about his departure from the Nets after just one season as Brooklyn's coach.Upvote Share Tweet
Melo: Scoring title unlikely in triangle offenseESPN.com Oct 18 (6 days ago)Carmelo Anthony says he doesn't have to lead league in scoring to help the Knicks win.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 17 (7 days ago)After undergoing an offseason makeover that saw two starters and a head coach skip town, the 2014-15 Brooklyn Nets figure to depend heavily on big bounce-back years from the bookend combo of former All-Stars Deron Williams, who's coming off summer surge…Upvote Share TweetThe Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum.Upvote Share Tweet
Melo: "It's The New Knicks Now"Oct 23Carmelo Anthony on creating a new culture for the Knicks and what we can expect for the upcoming season.
Knicks Sneak Past WizardsOct 22Carmelo Anthony hit a jumper with less than 15 seconds on the clock to lift the Knicks past the Wizards 103-100.
Don't Blame DrakeOct 21Drake hung out at Kentucky's Midnight Madness this past weekend, violating NBA rules and regulations yet again. But is he to blame for this?
Michael Rapaport On "When The Garden Was Eden"Oct 21Michael Rapaport, who directed and produced "When The Garden Was Eden," joins Keith to discuss his film about the New York Knicks teams that won the 1970 and 1973 Finals.
NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles LakersOct 23With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extensionOct 21The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quitOct 21The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas IIIOct 21The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.