[New York Times] Pelicans Hire Warriors Assistant Alvin Gentry as Coach (Sun, 31 May 2015 05:16:07 GMT) The New Orleans Pelicans have decided that 60-year-old NBA coaching veteran Alvin Gentry is the best candidate to mold a young roster featuring 22-year-old budding superstar Anthony Davis. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Ex-N.B.A. Player Is Accused of Fraud (Sun, 31 May 2015 04:18:15 GMT) Chris Gatling, a former N.B.A. star, was arrested on allegations he oversaw an online scheme using credit cards of people from across the country.
[New York Times] Magic Hire Veteran Coach (Sat, 30 May 2015 04:01:23 GMT) The Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles, a 13-year N.B.A. coach, as their next coach. [New York Times] Cavaliers 114, Hawks 111, Cleveland leads series, 3-0: LeBron James Lifts Cleveland to Win With Triple-Double (Sat, 30 May 2015 01:30:19 GMT) James missed his first 10 shots but had 37 points, 18 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 steals and the final two baskets.
With the order of the draft being settled, the writers of KnickerBlogger thought we’d go over the possible outcomes. But since we were whipping out the ol’ Crystal Ball, we decided to go a little past June & see what fate possibly has to offer… 2015 Draft Order 1 MIN Karl-Anthony Towns 2 LAL Emmanual Mudiay 3 PHI D’Angelo Russell 4 NYK Mario Hezonja What happened on Draft Day 2015 Leading up to the draft the buzz that the Lakers were looking hard at picking a swing man, rather than a big, was getting louder and louder. On draft day, …continue reading
[New York Times] Warriors’ Thompson Better After Blow to Head: Father (Fri, 29 May 2015 02:41:45 GMT) Golden State guard Klay Thompson was recovering well from a blow to the head that caused headaches and vomiting and should be ready for the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, his father has said. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Warriors’ Klay Thompson Is Recovering (Fri, 29 May 2015 02:33:49 GMT) The Golden State Warriors guard was feeling better and was on track to return for the N.B.A. finals next week, his father said. [New York Times] Roundup: After a …continue reading
With the order of the draft being settled, the writers of KnickerBlogger thought we’d go over the possible outcomes. But since we were whipping out the ol’ Crystal Ball, we decided to go a little past June & see what fate possibly has to offer… 2015 Draft Order 1 MIN Karl-Anthony Towns 2 LAL Jahlil Okafor 3 PHI D’Angelo Russell 4 NYK Kristaps Porzingis What happened on Draft Day 2015 Steve Mills, who knows as much about NBA tampering rules as he does about how to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace, already has a deal in place with Greg …continue reading
[New York Times] Curry Wants What LeBron Has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals (Thu, 28 May 2015 06:56:58 GMT) Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars taking basketball’s biggest stage. [New York Times] Warriors Into Finals After 40 Year Wait (Thu, 28 May 2015 04:50:17 GMT) The Golden State Warriors shook off their bumps and bruises and advanced to their first NBA Finals in 40 years after defeating the Houston Rockets 104-90 to clinch their Western Conference Finals series on Wednesday. [New York Times] Warriors 104, Rockets 90, Western Conference finals: Stephen Curry Bounces Back, and the Warriors Head …continue reading
“With the 26th pick in the 1994 NBA draft, the New York Knicks select Charlie Ward from Florida State University.” These words, spoken on June 29th, 1994 by then-commissioner David Stern, represent the end of an epoch in New York, and the beginning of a new science of roster-building. It wasn’t because the Knicks were drafting a franchise player, or even their point guard of the future. It was because from that day forward a “win now” policy was put in place, favoring older, established, and famous players in favor of youth, upside, and the unknown. Ward, drafted over 20 …continue reading