NBA Atlantic News and Rumors
Anthony Bennett May Not Be Traded To Philadelphia
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In two days, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves will be able to make the Kevin Love deal official. As part of the package going to the ‘Wolves, it was reported that Anthony Bennett would be traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange fo…Upvote Share Tweet
'Melo says Knicks will 'absolutely' make playoffs, but Jim Boeheim says he'd be better off with BullsCarmelo Anthony might not think the New York Knicks are going to vie for a championship this season, but he does expect to return to postseason play. Fred Kerber of the New York Post caught up with the $124 million man prior to a Monday workout, and the…Upvote Share Tweet
Embiid Predicts Future MVP Rankings; Puts Himself Firstdimemag.com Aug 19 (2 days ago)Philadelphia 76ers rookie and social media sensation Joel Embiid has mostly kept his Twitter game to romance this summer. With the 2014-2015 season fast approaching, though, it was only a matter of time until his subject matter switched to hoops. And if…Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Aug 18 (3 days ago)The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston.Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Knicks add vet assistant CleamonsESPN.com Aug 18 (3 days ago)The New York Knicks have added veteran Jim Cleamons to the coaching staff, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.Upvote Share Tweet
Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winnersdimemag.com Aug 17 (4 days ago)July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Rosters are pretty much set, the dog days of hefty contracts h…Upvote Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony is taking $62 million of his new five-year deal in advance paymentsyahoo.com Aug 15 (6 days ago)In July, free agent Carmelo Anthony ended months of speculation and opted to return to the New York Knicks on a new five-year deal. While the seven-time All-Star claimed to be interested in winning and not money (only to say later he doesn't think the K…Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookiedimemag.com Aug 14 (7 days ago)Magic Johnson turns 55 today. To honor his birthday, we take a look back at his incredible rookie season, which ended with Magic winning NBA Finals MVP as the Lakers defeated the 76ers in six games to win the title. Taken first overall in the 1979 NBA D…Upvote Share TweetDrake recently made an onstage appeal for Kevin Durant to join the Toronto Raptors, the franchise for which the Canadian superstar serves as team ambassador. That’s not up for debate, and nor is that the NBA levied a $25,000 tampering fine against Toron…Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Cuban On Mavs: “The Moves We Made Will Take Us To The Next Level”dimemag.com Aug 14The Dallas Mavericks were very busy this summer. They re-acquired Tyson Chandler in a trade with the Knicks, and were able to get Chandler Parsons to sign a three-year offer sheet that the Rockets declined to match. Where exactly they stand in the Weste…Upvote Share Tweet
‘Melo Shed Weight To Helm Knicks’ Triangle Offensedimemag.com Aug 14Earlier this week Carmelo Anthony posted a picture of himself to Instagram looking noticeably more trim with a leaner face that resembled the man who came out of Syracuse a National Champion in 2003. The New York Post reports the move to drop what is re…Upvote Share Tweet
Utah Jazz close to deal with free-agent guard Toure' MurryESPN.com Aug 13The Utah Jazz are closing in on a deal to sign free-agent guard Toure Murry away from the New York Knicks, according to NBA front-office sources.Upvote Share Tweet
Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarnation With MavsOver a decade ago Vince Carter was mentioned in the same breath as Kobe Bryant. It seems crazy now, especially after Kobe’s five rings ran parallel to Carter’s now-five separate teams since leaving the Raptors in the lurch midway through the 2004-05 sea…Upvote Share TweetThe 2014-2015 regular season schedule will be released live on NBA TV at 9:00 ET later today. But why wait that long to find out the slate of games on what’s become the league’s marquee day? Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Washington Wizar…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: The NBA offered to rescind a fine if the Toronto Raptors cut ties with Drakeyahoo.com Aug 13Rapper/actor/moderately successful cable TV host Drake has an “ambassador” position with the Toronto Raptors, though his role with the organization is still somewhat unclear. He shows up courtside to some games, he’s not quite an investor in Maple Leaf …Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Raptors Want Rochester RazorSharks As D-League AffiliateAccording to Time Warner Cable News Rochester, the Rochester RazorSharks of the Premier Basketball League are in talks with the Toronto Raptors to become the team’s NBA D-League affiliate. The RazorSharks were champions of the PBL last season, a 10-team…Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Nerlens Noel On His Skinny Pants & Finally Being Able To Play AgainBefore Nerlens Noel tore his ACL just 24 games into his freshman season at Kentucky, he was widely considered the favorite to be selected with the number 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Instead, Phoenix took Anthony Bennett, and Noel fell to the New Orlea…Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Shaq On DeMarcus Cousins, Mastering The Triangle, Sharknado & Moredimemag.com Aug 12Yesterday, Shaquille O’Neal was at Rucker Park to promote the re-release of the Reebok Shaq Attaq IV and to act as a celebrity coach. In a wide-ranging interview, Shaq discussed his role as minority owner of the Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins, how h…Upvote Share Tweet
10 Must-See NBA GamesAug 13Breaking down the ten of the best games in upcoming 2014-15 NBA season.
Nets' Schedule AnnouncedAug 13ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk previews the Nets' 2014-15 schedule.
Knicks' Schedule AnnouncedAug 13ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley breaks down the Knicks' 2014-15 schedule.
Raptors Fined For Drake Durant PitchAug 11Marc Stein discusses the report that the Raptors have been fined $25,000 for comments that rap star and team ambassador Drake made about Kevin Durant at a recent concert that the NBA has deemed a violation of its anti-tampering rules.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose sitting out Team USA exhibition at Madison…Aug 20Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
Derrick Rose sits out practice but will play in Team USA's next exhibition…Aug 19Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday but is still expected to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
Final Team USA roster cut could come by ThursdayAug 18Final cuts to the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup could come as soon as Thursday, according to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo.
International play 'perfect setting' for second NBA comeback of Chicago Bu…Aug 17Some ask whether international play is necessary for Derrick Rose. The answer is a resounding yes, according to an expert who suggests it's "the perfect setting" for his comeback.