NBA Atlantic News and Rumors
Report: Andray Blatche Signs One-Year Deal In China
dimemag.com Updated Sep 20 (yesterday)
Say it ain’t so, Andray Blatche. According to his agency, Blatche has signed a one-year with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tig…Upvote Share Tweet
If there’s one thing Phil Jackson’s first six months as president of the New York Knicks has clearly exhibited, it’s that the Zen Master’s mind tricks will be just as prevalent from the front office as they were on the sideline. Even before very publicl…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 19 (yesterday)On Thursday night, toward the end of his band’s opening set for the critically acclaimed and widely beloved classic rock outfit The Eagles, New York Knicks owner James Dolan asked Knick forwards Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony up on the Madison Sq…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Sep 19 (2 days ago)New York Knicks owner and crap-ass wannabe blues musician James Dolan tried to set some kind of world record for the most people playing kazoo in one room. He enlisted New York Knicks Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, who would have probably rather…Upvote Share Tweet
Joel Embiid Posts Instagram “Photo” Of Rihanna Cheering Him On At Kansasdimemag.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)We chronicled Joel Embiid’s (successful?) courtship of Rihanna all summer long. The Philadelphia 76ers big man turned to the pop superstar after striking out with Kim Kardashian, getting her to follow him on Twitter at the very least – and depending on …Upvote Share Tweet
Steve Kerr Has A Staffer Bring Him A Non-NBA Article To Read Each Daydimemag.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)Steve Kerr almost became the head coach of the New York Knicks this summer, but chose to helm the Golden State Warriors instead. However, it seems like he’s still taking on some of the qualities of his former coach Phil Jackson. Kerr is an avid reader, …Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Sep 17 (4 days ago)James Dolan is guaranteeing a hugely successful season this year for the Knicks without actually making a guarantee. Instead, he’s bouncing around town tooting his own kazoo to his selected media friends to make sure that the fledgling blues singer is f…Upvote Share Tweet
Healthy Nets tone down expectations, want to fly under radar in 2014-15yahoo.com Sep 17 (4 days ago)Where's Brooklyn at? That was the question everyone in NBA circles was asking as Brooklyn stumbled out of the gate last season before righting the ship and advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals — where it eventually lost to the Miami Heat. The …Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks sign rookie forward Orlando Sancheznba.com Sep 17 (4 days ago)New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced Wednesday that the team has signed forward Orlando Sanchez. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: Rasheed Wallace Ejected For Shouting “Ball Don’t Lie”dimemag.com Sep 17 (4 days ago)Rasheed Wallace turns 40 today. When you think about ‘Sheed, the first thing you probably think about are the technicals and ejections, which were a running theme throughout his career. You also remember his famous sayings, including “ball don’t lie” an…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Fully Healthy, Deron Williams Plans On Resuming Superstar Statusdimemag.com Sep 16 (5 days ago)The cause of Deron Williams’ basketball NBA nadir was no secret. The Brooklyn Nets’ supposed franchise cornerstone played on injured ankles in each of the last two seasons, culminating in the most disappointing campaign of his career in 2013-2014. When …Upvote Share TweetKevin Garnett isn’t going anywhere. Not only will the 38 year-old KG stave off retirement and play this season, but Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins has big plans for the future Hall-of-Famer, too. In a story chronicling the Nets’ offseason by ESPN’s …Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon Rondodimemag.com Sep 15 (6 days ago)Rajon Rondo may or may not have made a trade request to the Boston Celtics, but it’s safe to say he wants out of Beantown regardless. And according to one national writer, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a realistic destination for the disgruntled Celtics…Upvote Share TweetNew York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony believes future NBA free agents will be hesitant to sign with the Atlanta Hawks in light of statements made by general manager Danny Ferry.Upvote Share Tweet
Nerlens Noel Runs Rocky Balboa’s Trail Through Philadelphia (UPDATE)Nerlens Noel has yet to suit up for the Philadelphia 76ers, but has already begun endearing himself to one of the league’s most cantankerous fan bases. In an effort to promote his goal of establishing a charity 5K going forward, Noel ran – or jogged, mo…Upvote Share Tweet
Jason Kidd’s Milwaukee Neighbors Baked Brownies To Welcome His FamilyIt appears the grass is indeed greener on the other side for Jason Kidd. After essentially forcing his own ouster from the Brooklyn Nets, Kidd quickly landed a gig in Milwaukee as head coach of the Bucks. He has rave reviews about the city so far. In an…Upvote Share Tweet
Watch DeMarcus Cousins Scare Jonas ValanciunasThe USA cruised past Lithuania in the FIBA World Cup semifinals yesterday, 96-68, and it got a little feisty after the game concluded. Before Coach K did his Van Gundy impression, though, DeMarcus Cousins came very close to slugging Lithuanian and Rapto…Upvote Share Tweet
Tyson Chandler Says He’s Better Now Than In 2011dimemag.com Sep 11After the Dallas Mavericks shocked the Miami Heat in 2011 by capturing their first championship in franchise history, owner Mark Cuban decided to let their defensive bulwark, Tyson Chandler, walk. Chandler signed a four-year, $47 million sign-and-trade …Upvote Share Tweet
Lionel Hollins On Nets’ Last Place ESPN Future Rankings: “Doesn’t Matter”dimemag.com Sep 11Under the leadership of owner Mikhail Prokhorov, the Brooklyn Nets have always operated as a win now team. This year will be no different, as the Nets look to compete in the Eastern Conference with a core led by Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and a healthy…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 10J.R. Smith isn’t entirely harmless, this is the man that acted as the tragic and pivotal factor in a car crash that killed his best friend in 2007, but if you’re not a fan of the New York Knicks you probably regard him as one of the NBA’s more tolerable…Upvote Share Tweet
J.R. Smith: “I Would Do The Shoelace Thing Again”dimemag.com Sep 10After winning Sixth Man of the Year during the 2012-13 season, J.R. Smith was one of the many disappointments on the New York Knicks last year. He was also fined $50,000 for untying Shawn Marion‘s sneaker during a free throw attempt, which the league de…Upvote Share Tweet
CP3 On J.R. Smith’s Golf Game “Way To Be Yourself, Shooting Bad Shots”dimemag.com Sep 9The NBA features a small community of peers, so it makes sense a few players will sometimes get together to play some golf. Knicks wing J.R. Smith is one of the biggest golf fanatics in the Association, and he’ll often play with fellow golf fans like St…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Sep 9The 2014 offseason might go down as the summer LeBron James returned home. Or, if he somehow finds a way to get the Knicks back into championship contention for the first time since Jeff Van Gundy was hugging ‘Zo’s leg for dear life, it could be the wat…Upvote Share TweetIncoming Sixers rookie Joel Embiid has become something of a darling on Twitter, courting celebrity crushes AND NBA free agents while providing impromptu news fodder to those of us who can get a little stir crazy in the offseason. But now he’s using Twi…Upvote Share Tweet
Mason Plumlee Finishes Tip-Dunk Up, Over Gustavo Ayon In Team USA Windimemag.com Sep 6It didn’t count, but who cares? During the final minutes of Team USA’s SCORE over Mexico in the FIBA World Cup’s Round of 16, Mason Plumlee completed what would have been the dunk of the tournament for the Americans – if Andre Drummond hadn’t committed …Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate StandingsSep 18ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating breaks down the 2014 Ultimate Team Standings.
#NBArank Hates Big MenSep 15Why are so many quality big men at the bottom of ESPN.com's #NBArank list?
30 for 30: When The Garden Was Eden - New YorkSep 12In the 1970's Madison Square Garden was a place where men of different backgrounds showed people what could happen when you worked together. 30 for 30: When The Garden Was Eden premieres Tuesday October 21st at 9pm ET on ESPN.
Mint Condition: NBA Rookies Generating BuzzSep 3Panini's Jim Stefano breaks down the NBA rookies, including Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, creating buzz in the trading card market.
Documentary on Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki draws a big crowd in Ge…Sep 19The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
Sources: Wolves willing to pay Bledsoe maxSep 19The Timberwolves offer Eric Bledsoe a max contract in a sign-and-trade with the Suns, sources say.
Joe Ingles of Australian national team agrees to 1-year deal with Los Ange…Sep 16Australian swingman Joe Ingles has parlayed a fine showing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup into an NBA contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Adande: Re-examining NBA racism campaignSep 13Why hasn't the NBA vigorously tried to identify the source of the Luol Deng comments? J.A. Adande examines.