2:17 PM EDT, Tue March 11, 2014
Atlantic Rumors & News
New York Daily News 15 hours ago
Before Monday's game against the Raptors at Barclays Center, Jason Kidd assumed that Paul Pierce wouldn't be in uniform because of a shoulder injury he sustained in Sunday's win against Sacramento. But Pierce did play and hit a huge three-pointer with just over a minute remaining.
Net Income / NetsDaily 5 hours ago
The Nets FINALLY have a home-court advantage! After wandering the highways and byways of New Jersey for decades and not getting big crowds or continuing support, the Nets are now big in Brooklyn. With the Brooklyn Brigade and other hyperactive fans manning key locations around the Barclays Center,...
The Point Forward | SI.com 1 hour ago
The Knicks are getting their own D-League affiliate next season. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/) The NBA Developmental League has been getting a lot of press lately, with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently saying NBA prospects would be better off in the D-League than if they were playing in the NCAA. And all the while […]
CBSSports 6 hours ago
The New York Knicks have reportedly offered Phil Jackson $12 million a year for a position in their front office but Jackson also wants total control of the team. Boomer and Carton discuss the power play by the Zen Master.
Blocksssssssssssss The oldest player to play a single minute for the Sixers this season, Jarvis Varnado has impressed Sam Hinkie enough in his 10-day stint with the team that they've opted to sign him for the rest of the year. After the beats reported he was still at practice (indicating another 10-day), Woj dropped the bomb. 76ers signed Jarvis Varnado for rest of season, league sources tell Yahoo. Varnado has team option w/ guaranteed money for next season too. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 11, 2014 Jarvis Varnado has the same agent as Brandon Davies. I'm told he likely...
Boston Herald 40 mins ago
INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers will finally get a chance to see what Andrew Bynum can do for them.More than a month after signing the free agent center, Bynum is expected to make his debut with Indiana on Tuesday night against Boston.Earlier this week, coach Frank Vogel told reporters Bynum wasn't likely to play until Friday. But with backup center Ian Mahinmi hurting and the Pacers in the midst of a season-worst four-game losing streak, Vogel changed the plan and told reporters after Tuesday's shootaround that Bynum would play against the Celtics.
Michael Carter-Williams should win Rookie of the Year, but Tim Hardaway Jr. also looked worthy of the part Monday. Phil Jackson couldn’t do much better than nabbing Hardaway at No....
Nets Blog | ESPN New York 27 mins ago
Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett will not travel to Miami and will miss his seventh straight game due to back spasms, the team announced. Forward Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) will travel and is listed as questionable. Garnett was supposed to return Monday night against the Toronto Raptors, but his back tightened up, and he was seen walking gingerly to his car at halftime. The Nets (32-30) have gone 5-1 without Garnett in the lineup.
It seems like Carmelo Anthony has been through it all with Amar'e Stoudemire. He’s seen Stoudemire go through three knee surgeries, several months of rehab and setback after setback as a Knick. So maybe more than anyone else in the Knicks' locker room, Anthony loves what he's seen from Stoudemire of late. “He has been playing unbelievable,” Anthony said after Stoudemire scored 23 points in the Knicks' win over Philadelphia, their fourth straight.
J.R. Smith says he hasn’t been paying much attention to the reports linking Phil Jackson to the Knicks. “I’ve been watching the Golf Channel,” Smith said. “I don’t pay attention to that stuff.” But Smith does think Jackson’s presence can benefit the Knicks. The Hall of Fame coach is currently mulling an offer to join the team as president of basketball operations. “If he is, great. If he isn’t, then that’s fine too.
New York Daily News 13 hours ago
Jason Kidd said before Monday’s game that Kevin Garnett was available to play against Toronto. But moments before the start, the team announced he was not fit to take the floor, and he missed his sixth straight game because of back spasms.
philly.com 13 hours ago
Nerlens Noel's 4-4-14 tweet appears to be more a case of wishing to play than a realistic shot to do so this season.
Courier-Post 14 hours ago
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss.
New York Daily News 14 hours ago
Listening to three days of Phil Jackson talk has led us to a singular conclusion: This guy, still known as “The Zen Master,” is now a broken-down, money-grubbing hermit, an old man who doesn’t have the skill set or stamina to be a “modern” NBA GM.
NEW YORK -- There was no need for a conversation. Jason Kidd seemed certain Paul Pierce was going to miss Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors due to a sore right shoulder. But the 36-year-old veteran told his coach otherwise. In Pierce’s mind, there was never any doubt. Given what was at stake, he was going to play. "I told [Jason], 'I'm playing.' It’s as simple as that," Pierce said. "He asked me and I told him, 'Yeah.
Boston Herald 14 hours ago
Kris Humphries’ chin has been on the other end of a Rajon Rondo pass at least once this season, but the Celtics forward admits he now has a better idea of where the next one is coming from.It’s all part of learning to play with one of the most creative passers in the game, who 18 games into his return from ACL surgery is showing those incomparable traits of his old self.With a player like this, it helps if you have 360-degree vision, or at least a similar awareness.
Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston 14 hours ago
BOSTON -- The game has slowed down for Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk, and his confidence has grown. The latter part was evidenced last week when Olynyk turned to greet a large pack of reporters waiting near his locker while wearing a spectacular tie-dyed version of the popular Three Wolf Moon shirt. That's a bold look for a rookie, but Olynyk pulled it off. It helps that he has been turning heads on the court lately as well. In three games this month since returning from a toe sprain, Olynyk is averaging 16.