12:25 PM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014
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Knicks Blog | ESPN New York 1 hour ago
Now that free agency has died down, we’re taking a look at where the Knicks currently stand position-by-position. Today, we look at point guard. POINT GUARD New additions: PG Jose Calderon, PG Shane Larkin. Returning/on roster: PG Pablo Prigioni Gone: PG Raymond Felton, PG/SG Shannon Brown, PG Beno Udrih. The starter: Calderon. Acquired in the Felton and Tyson Chandler trade to Dallas, the Knicks improved their shooting at the point guard position.
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.
New York Post Jul 25, 2014
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...
Boston Globe Jul 25, 2014
Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul said there's a real possibility he and other players would sit out if Donald Sterling still owns the team at the start of the season
Boston Herald Jul 25, 2014
It’s natural for readers to filter quotes through each speaker’s perceived agenda, never taking into account that a given source might be telling the absolute truth.The highly cynical, as is their right, simply figure David Falk has to say nice things about Evan Turner because he represents him. And when the Celtics do speak about Turner, they will say nice things about him because they gave him a free agent contract.But Brett Brown falls into a different category. Brett Brown likes Evan Turner and his potential because he just does.
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 24, 2014
philly.com Jul 24, 2014
The 76ers signed injured point guard Pierre Jackson to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract on Thursday. The 5-foot-10 rookie will be sidelined six to 12 months after rupturing his right Achilles on July 5 in the second quarter against the Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League. Jackson suffered the injury while attempting to make a move in the backcourt. He reached down to grab his Achilles and hopped on one leg twice before resting at midcourt.
National Post Jul 24, 2014
Toronto will face the Sacramento Kings at Rogers Arena on Oct. 5
The Brooklyn Nets, with 15 players under contract, could head into training camp with a projected payroll of $94,045,708 and a projected luxury tax of $35,954,301 for a total of $130,000,009 -- $134,000,009 including Travis Outlaw's $4,000,000 amnesty payment. Nets salary cap commitments for 2014-15 (figures via ESPN.com and Shamsports.com): Last season, the Nets spent $197,398,845, when you factor in their payroll ($102,828,064), NBA-record luxury taxes ($90,570,781) and amnesty payment to Outlaw ($4,000,000).
Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston Jul 24, 2014
Boston Celtics second-year forward Kelly Olynyk is expected to get additional offseason game reps as a member of Canada's senior men's basketball team. Olynyk reported for camp earlier this week in Toronto before the team, which did not qualify for this year's World Cup in Spain, instead traveled to Slovenia to open an 11-game European exhibition schedule on Thursday. Olynyk, a Toronto native who grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia, did not play for the national team last summer while sidelined by a case of plantar fasciitis.
Boston Herald Jul 23, 2014
The Celtics will be making some alterations between now and October as they seek to slim a numerically bloated roster, and they also still are looking to pull off some moves, both minor and major.That makes it a fool’s errand to try to decipher what the rotation will be when the season begins, but one has to wonder how the eventual signing of free agent swingman Evan Turner will impact Jeff Green.
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
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:
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.
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.
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