[New York Post] Report: Melo’s tour begins in Chicago (Mon, 30 Jun 2014 02:16:01 -0400) If the Miami Heat are intent on creating their own Melo drama while chasing Carmelo Anthony in free agency, they have the means to do it. But they will need… [New York Times] 5 Teams to Watch When NBA Free Agency Opens (Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:37:21 GMT) All the anticipation. All the rumors. All the speculation. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Bosh Opts Out, Joining James and Wade (Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:01:49 GMT) Chris Bosh told the Miami Heat that …continue reading
[New York Newsday] Phil Jackson, Knicks hope new moves impress Carmelo Anthony more than other suitors (Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:57:27 EDT) Phil Jackson wants the Knicks to be the first or the last team to meet with Carmelo Anthony this week so they can leave an impression on him. [New York Times] Opting Out, Dwyane Wade Enables Heat to Increase Roster Flexibility (Sun, 29 Jun 2014 02:49:17 GMT) Wade informed the Miami Heat that he — like LeBron James earlier in the week — would opt out of his contract, increasing the likelihood that the team’s main cast would …continue reading
Marc Berman has a new article up that’s mostly about how Melo is likely to re-sign with the Knicks (I tend to agree), but buried in the article is a disturbing little nugget of information: The Knicks have other free agents in center Cole Aldrich, Shannon Brown, injury-prone Kenyon Martin and point guard Tour’e Murry, whom the Knicks have until Monday to offer a $1 million qualifying offer to make him restricted. Only Murry has a shot at returning. I suppose you can take that with a grain of salt (Berman has been known to get things wrong on occasion), …continue reading
BREAKING NEWS: Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem Opt Out Of Their Deals, Bosh Rumored to Be Following Suit
From ESPN.com: Dwyane Wade is opting out of his contract to join LeBron James in free agency. So is Chris Bosh, sources tell ESPN’s Chris Broussard. Wade told the Miami Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years on his contract, which means he is free to talk to any team on July 1. It’s the same option James exercised earlier this week. The move also comes three days after Wade, James and Bosh met at a posh Miami Beach hotel to discuss their futures. Also from ESPN.com: Veteran power forward Udonis Haslem has opted …continue reading
[New York Times] On Basketball: With Carmelo Anthony’s Future Uncertain, Phil Jackson Makes Bold Strokes (Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:35:28 GMT) Phil Jackson this week turned his focus from wooing Carmelo Anthony to revamping the Knicks’ roster, an act that could prove to be the most effective appeal to Anthony. [New York Daily News] Jose Calderon out to point Carmleo Anthony toward winning (Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:39:08 GMT) Carmelo Anthony’s future is uncertain since he opted out of his contract earlier this week to hit free agency. But the new Knicks point guard believes he can be of help …continue reading
[New York Times] Exum Keen to Grow Game in Utah With Jazz (Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:19:15 GMT) Australia’s Dante Exum, the NBA Draft’s Mystery Man, will have a chance to reveal his talents with the Utah Jazz after being taken fifth overall on Thursday. [New York Times] NBA Selects Isaiah Austin in Draft (Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:07:28 GMT) Between the 15th and 16th picks in Thursday night’s draft came a very special selection by the NBA. [New York Times] Wiggins Is No. 1, Napier to Miami in NBA Draft (Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:49:32 GMT) Andrew Wiggins went …continue reading
The 2014 NBA Draft takes place tonight at the Barclays Center at 7:30 EST. Earlier this week it appeared like a longshot the Knicks would be involved in the Draft tonight in any capacity, but the the Knicks-Mavs trade from yesterday included two second-round picks from the Mavericks at No.34 and No.51. It’s been reported that Phil really wants to get into the first round, but we shall see if he can pull it off shortly. Enjoy!