NBA Atlantic News and Rumors
Celtics boss Danny Ainge: ‘Making the playoffs is not a goal. I need to explain that a little bit’Updated 2 hours ago Share Tweet
There have been plenty of surprises in the Eastern Conference through the first six weeks of the 2013-14 NBA season, but you wouldn't characterize very many of them as "pleasant." Amid near-daily news of New York chaos and expanding Chicago in…
Share TweetAccording to the New York Daily News‘ Frank Isola, MSG Chairman and Knicks owner James Dolan vetoed a trade that would have brought Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry to New York in exchange for Raymond Felton, Metta World Peace and New York’s first-round p…
Deron Williams crosses up Chris Paul twice, reminds us he’s a thing as Nets beat Clippers (Videos)Updated 5 hours ago Share TweetThursday's matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers — and, by extension, the game-within-the-game duel between forever-tethered Class of '05 point guards Deron Williams and Chris Paul — didn't start out so hot for D-Will. Not only did …Source: yahoo.com
Report: Knicks Might Try Drafting In The First Round For OnceUpdated 6 hours ago Share TweetWhen the reports started coming down yesterday that the Knicks were seeking Kyle Lowry from the Raptors in exchange for a package including a 2018 first-rounder, it sounded eminently logical. Not in the "that's a smart move" sense, but in the …Source: deadspin.comShare TweetDoubt him all you want. Kobe Bryant is too talented, proud and ambitious to fail in his comeback bid.
Kevin Garnett's struggles this season stem from lack of Doc RiversUpdated 16 hours ago Share TweetThe Nets beat Doc Rivers' Clips, but without his old coach, Kevin Garnett is lacking.
NBA Betting Lines: Kyrie vs. Dipo, Knicks-Celtics, and Dwight Comes to the OracleUpdated 18 hours ago Share TweetWe have reached the dog days of the betting season. What once was clear, robust conviction has devolved into mushy, degenerate gloop. Let's get on wit...Source: grantland.com
How Efficient Is a Post-up Play?Updated 18 hours ago Share TweetEarlier this week, Grantland ran a Q&A between Zach Lowe and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Among the fun tidbits of basketball knowledge spr...Source: grantland.comShare TweetThere was a time — not so long ago — when NBA fans used to debate who was better: Chris Paul or Deron Williams? This was back when D-Will was running a pick-and-roll under Jerry Sloan in Utah, and CP3 was in The Big Easy. These days, Paul has inherited …
NBA's Least Valuable Player? Knicks' J.R. SmithUpdated Dec 12 (yesterday) Share TweetThe NBA's Least Valuable Player? J.R. Smith. Check out more of our alternative first-quarter awards.
Dad Saves Daughter From Flying Basketball PlayerUpdated Dec 12 (yesterday) Share TweetWell done, Knicksdad! Your paternal instinct to protect your offspring won out over your natural desire to touch a professional athlete. Truly you are the dad of the year. (If you had let her get hurt, the Knicks probably would have given you some signe…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetThe New York Knicks say point guard Raymond Felton is expected to miss two to three weeks with a strained left hamstring.
Sink Or Swim? Breaking Down The NBA Playoff Chances For 10 Potential Tanking TeamsUpdated Dec 12 (yesterday) Share TweetIn basketball, one thing is guaranteed: someone will win and someone will lose. This season, it appears the entire Eastern Conference (save Indiana and Miami) are playing Twisted Metal and driving tanks, trying to see which team can blow up the quickest…Source: dimemag.comShare TweetJamal Crawford hit a pair of 3-pointers 23 seconds apart to help the Clippers pull away in the last three minutes, and former Celtics coach Doc Rivers won his first game back in Boston when Los Angeles beat the Celtics 96-88 on Wednesday night.Share TweetEven in a rare victory, an 83-78 escape over the Bulls, the Knicks couldn't help but feel like they'd lost.
Mike Woodson fortunate Knicks beat injured Bulls - and that owner James Dolan is unpredictableUpdated Dec 12 (yesterday) Share TweetJim Dolan didn’t bother to occupy his courtside seat and Spike Lee was wise enough to resell his tickets. The crippled Bulls at the moment are about as watchable as the Knicks, which is not meant at all as a compliment.Source: nydailynews.comShare TweetKnicks star Carmelo Anthony doesn't think coach Mike Woodson should worry about his job status.Source: ESPN.com
Jordan Crawford Abuses Willie Green With Explosive CrossoverUpdated Dec 12 (yesterday) Share TweetOn a night when the Celtics and the city of Boston saluted former coach, Doc Rivers, the Celtics Jordan Crawford — who briefly played under Rivers last season, with inauspicious results — showed his previous coach just how dangerous he can be on the off…Source: dimemag.com
NBA Top 3 Plays Of The NightDec 12Check out the top 3 plays from the night in the NBA.
Woodson Still On The Hot SeatDec 12Stephen A. Smith says that despite the Knicks' win over the Bulls on Wednesday, New York coach Mike Woodson remains on the hot seat.
Hamstring Sidelines Knicks' FeltonDec 12Ian Begley discusses how the Knicks will be affected by the absence of G Raymond Felton because of a hamstring injury.
Costly Win For NetsDec 12Brian Windhorst on the Nets win over the Clippers and the impact of Brook Lopez's injury.
Ian Thomsen: Finished? Kobe too talented, proud, ambitious to failDec 13Kobe Bryant is 35 years old. He's recovering from a career-threatening Achilles injury. Skeptics say he will never be the explosive player he once was. Observers anticipate that his Lakers will miss the playoffs, which is another way of saying that Brya…
NBA: Brooklyn Nets showing signs of lifeDec 12With their winning streak now at three, the Nets are starting to show promise, writes Brian Windhorst.
New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors talking trade againDec 12The Raptors, fresh off the weekend deal that dispatched Rudy Gay to Sacramento, are trying to construct a trade that routes point guard Kyle Lowry to the Knicks, according to sources with knowledge of the discussions.
NBA: Coast to Coast -- Competitive balance: How do we fix it?Dec 12J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss ways to make the league more competitive.