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New York Post 5 hours ago

Carmelo says belief in Phil trumped Bulls after ‘flip-flopping’

Carmelo Anthony says his free agency came down to a decision between the Knicks and Bulls, and his decision to return to New York was motivated purely by his belief...
Posting and Toasting 2 hours ago

Carmelo Anthony spoke about his decision to return to the Knicks

"I was flip-flopping." For the first real time-- like not just answering off-hand questions while preparing to play soccer-- Carmelo Anthony gave an interview regarding his decision to stay with the Knicks on a 5-year, $124 million deal. The whole ESPN article is here. A few selections: "I want...
Bogdanovic to be introduced Monday

Bogdanovic to be introduced Monday

Brooklyn Nets rookie forward Bojan Bogdanovic will be introduced to the media at a news conference Monday. Bogdanovic, 25, is a 6-foot-8 Croatian sharpshooter who signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Nets. Last season, he averaged 14.8 points in 24 Euroleague games for Fenerbahce Ulker (Turkey). The Nets acquired Bogdanovic’s rights in a draft night trade back in 2011. Three years later, he’s finally in the NBA. Expectations for most foreign players are usually quite high.
CelticsBlog 2 hours ago
CelticsBlog Mailbag - Ask Jeff off-beat questions about the offseason

CelticsBlog Mailbag - Ask Jeff off-beat questions about the offseason

Here we are now, entertain us! Free agency is winding down and the daily news cycle seems to be slowing down (though it could pick up at any moment).  Let's ease into the dog days of summer with some fun mailbag questions.  I'm especially looking for creative questions.  So have fun with it. Loading...
Adam Francis / Raptors HQ 2 hours ago

Spears: Raptors Interested in Free Agent Guard Will Cherry

Are the Raptors looking to fill that 15th and final roster spot? Yep, things have been pretty quiet on the Raptors front now that Summer League has wrapped up.  Toronto still has an open roster spot however, so there has indeed been some speculation as to what they'll do with it.  Zach and I were in fact in the middle of a back-and-forth piece debating various options for said opening when Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears tweeted the following earlier this afternoon: WHO? That may be your first reaction to Spears' tweet but if you watched any of the Cleveland Cavaliers Summer League...
Net Income / NetsDaily 10 hours ago
Brett Yormark talks about Brooklyn Nets and China

Brett Yormark talks about Brooklyn Nets and China

In an extensive interview with China Daily this week, Brett Yormark spoke about the team's prospects this season, its expansion in China, its spending and of course, its two games in Beijing and Shanghai this October.  His bottom line is that the Nets brand, enhanced by the Brooklyn move, continues to grow and that the team will be younger, faster and competitive this season. "Only one team out of 30 can win the championship ... but that doesn't mean the 29 teams that didn't win did not have a good season," Yormark told China Daily's Yan Weijue when asked about whether the Nets will be a...
Liberty Ballers 10 hours ago

Casual Friday Sixers Links: It's silly season time and by silly season we mean Dion Waiters trade rumors season

We'll bring the links, you bring the discussion. Casual Friday open thread discussion fun for everyone! In this week's edition of Casual Friday, we ignore pointless Dion Waiters trade rumors in favor of other commentary. Welcome to another edition of Casual Friday Sixers Links! Housekeeping: • Dion Waiters fits in with Hinkie's vision as much as I fit in at center on an NBA team. I'm 6' tall only if you're generous. • Many people have asked many blog leaders over the years if they could change their SB Nation username because there was no manual way to do it yourself. Now you can...

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Tim Hardaway Jr. ‘grateful’ to be on US select team

As Tim Hardaway, Jr. watched Carmelo Anthony’s recruiting trip unfold during free agency, he was as uneasy as most Knicks fans about the prospect of the star forward choosing to...
Newsday Jul 23, 2014

Tim Hardaway Jr. happy to have Carmelo Anthony back with Knicks

Amid media requests for interviews and kids' requests for him to perform video game-type dunks yesterday, Tim Hardaway Jr. fielded perhaps the sharpest question from a young boy in the crowd:

Knicks expect 'focused' J.R.; do you?

We’re not breaking any news when we tell you that, to many NBA observers, J.R. Smith is a talented but erratic scorer whose behavior can leave coaches, GMs and team presidents pulling their hair out. Viewed in that context, Smith's 2013-14 season with the Knicks may have been his defining campaign. It began with an offseason knee surgery that was timed, by Smith's own admission, to allow him to capitalize on his free agency. It continued with a five-game suspension for a violation of the NBA's banned substance policy.

Knicks waive G Shannon Brown

The Knicks have waived veteran guard Shannon Brown. Shannon Brown #26 PGNew York Knicks 2014 STATS GM10 PPG2.4 RPG1.1 APG0.3 FG%.286 FT%.778 Brown's tenure with the Knicks was short-lived. He signed the first of two ten-day contracts with the Knicks on Feb. 27 and then signed for the remainder of the season in late March. He appeared in 19 games for New York, averaging 2.1 points per game in 7.8 minutes. The veteran also played on the Knicks' summer league team.
Boston Globe Jul 23, 2014

Five Truths and a Lie About Evan Turner

So basically six things you need to know about new Celtic Evan Turner.
Boston Globe Jul 23, 2014

Video: Uh Oh, Celtics Fans, Bulls Making Big Play for Kevin Love

Chris Sheridan breaks down his exclusive report that the Bulls offered three players to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love, whom the Celtics have been aggressively targeting.
New York Post Jul 23, 2014

Ex-Knick Raymond Felton admits to felony, but avoids jail

A Manhattan judge sentenced ​former Knicks guard Raymond ​ ​Felton Wednesday to 500 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine​ ​for possessing an illegal gun that his estranged wife...
New York Daily News Jul 23, 2014
Former Knicks guard Raymond Felton pleads guilty in gun possession case

Former Knicks guard Raymond Felton pleads guilty in gun possession case

Felton will serve his sentence of 500 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine for possession the unregistered Belgian-made pistol.

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