6:53 AM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014
philly.com 10 hours ago
Sixers acquire center Hasheem Thabeet from Oklahoma City Thunder

Sixers acquire center Hasheem Thabeet from Oklahoma City Thunder

The Sixers acquired center Hasheem Thabeet and cash from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday for a protected 2015 second-round pick and a trade exception.
Salt Lake Tribune 14 hours ago

Utah Jazz sign Brock Motum, Toure Murry

Add two more names to the Utah Jazz roster. The team on Tuesday announced the signing of Australian forward Brock Motum and, according to league sources, the team has also reached a deal with free agent guard Touré Murry. Murry and the Jazz have been in talks throughout the summer. The second-year guard out of Wichita State spent last season with the New York Knicks, appearing in 51 games in all. Motum spent last season in Europe, averaging 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Italian club Grana...
Net Income / NetsDaily 22 hours ago

Mike Krzyzewski talks about why he close Mason Plumlee for Team USA

It certainly wasn't a defense and not even an explanation, but in an interview with a North Carolina newspaper, Mike Krzyzewski talks about why he chose his former center for Team USA ... and how USA Basketball only decided at the last minute to choose a select team to practice against the senior team. "We weren't even sure we were going to have a Select team for the training in Las Vegas, so that was a last-minute addition, just having a Select team," Krzyzewski told Bret Stretlow of The Fayetteville Observer. "The Select team did a terrific job, and Mason all of a sudden came to the...
Posting and Toasting 14 hours ago
2,015 Questions - #0019: How will the Knicks use the D-League?

2,015 Questions - #0019: How will the Knicks use the D-League?

They might as well make the most of their new affiliate. The P&T staff will preview the 2014-2015 with a series of questions. We made a list of 2,015 Qs (actually 2,000,015 before we narrowed it down) and will open them up for discussion one by one until the season starts. The first and most important question about the Westchester Knicks is whether you're going to play for them. The W-Knicks are holding open tryouts a month from now and I think you should go. Yes, you. Compete if you can, vomit all over the floor and get frogmarched out of the gym sobbing if you must, just go. Do it for...

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Marc Berman / New York Post Aug 25, 2014

Knicks Greek rookie takes huge pay cut to play in D-League

The Greek agent for Knicks draft pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo said he’s “amazed’’ his client chose to play in the NBA’s D-League for the $25,000 cap and turn down an offer...

Knicks preseason schedule set

The Knicks announced their preseason schedule with three games to be played at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks will face the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors twice each with their three other preseason games coming against Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Washington. The three home games at the Garden will be against the Raptors, Bucks and Wizards. The Knicks will visit Connecticut twice to play the Celtics at Hartford and Mohegan Sun. They also will make a trip to Syracuse to play the Sixers and travel to Montreal for a game against the Raptors.

Vegas likes Knicks better than Nets

Las Vegas likes the New York Knicks’ odds better than the Brooklyn Nets heading into the 2014-15 season. Vegas sports book Bovada has the Knicks at 50-1 to win the championship. The Nets are at 66-1. The betting lines were adjusted after Kevin Love was officially traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers are the title favorites at 5-2, followed by the San Antonio Spurs at 4-1 and the Chicago Bulls at 11-2. The Oklahoma City Thunder at 6-1 and the Los Angeles Clippers at 12-1 round out the starting five.

Did Minnesota pull off best superstar trade of this era?

As last season wore on and it became obvious the Timberwolves were going to miss the playoffs for the sixth time in Kevin Love’s six-year NBA career, it was hard...
New York Daily News Aug 25, 2014
Knicks announce preseason schedule, will play three games at MSG

Knicks announce preseason schedule, will play three games at MSG

The Knicks have finally announced their preseason schedule, which consists of seven games against six Eastern Conference opponents throughout October.
Boston Globe Aug 25, 2014

Kobe Bryant Trash-Talked LeBron James Via Text Message After 'The Decision'

Kobe Bryant's trash talk doesn't stop during the offseason apparently. A new report indicates the Lakers' star took some shots at LeBron James via text in the summer of 2010.

Knicks release preseason schedule

Date Opponent Arena Time Oct. 8…….. @ Boston Celtics……………… XL Center, Hartford, CT………………………………….. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11…… @ Boston Celtics……………… Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan, CT…………………….. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13…… vs. Toronto Raptors…………. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY……………….. 7:30 p.m. …

Melo workouts draw Durant, J.R. & others

To get in playing shape before training camp, many NBA players head to warm weather cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami to workout. But last week, some of the biggest names in the NBA were training out a couple blocks away from Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony hosted workouts at his Terminal 23 gym in midtown Manhattan last week that included Kevin Durant, J.R. Smith, Lance Stephenson, Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel and David Lee, among others.

Burning Q’s: Will new Nets learn quickly?

First, the good news: The Brooklyn Nets are returning at least eight players from last season’s team: Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Andrei Kirilenko, Brook Lopez, Mason Plumlee, Marquis Teague, Mirza Teletovic and Deron Williams. Make it nine if, as expected, Kevin Garnett returns. And make it 10 if Jorge Gutierrez manages to make the team out of training camp. Now, the bad news: After finally figuring out Jason Kidd’s system and discovering their identity following an absolutely abysmal start in 2013-14, the Nets have another new coach, Lionel Hollins, which means they must learn another...

Burning Q's: How will Melo fit in triangle?

With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: How will Carmelo Anthony fit into the triangle offense? Last week, we posed the question above to a longtime scout for an Atlantic Division team. His first impression was a positive one. "I think he's skilled enough and I think he's smart enough. I think he'll fit very well." But the same scout, who has been watching Anthony since his rookie year (2003-04), also has some reservations.
philly.com Aug 25, 2014

With Young trade, more planning for future

Sixers’ recent moves don’t mean much for upcoming season

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