[New York Times] Kevin Durant, Whether Hero or Villain, Defends His Move to the Warriors (Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:20:05 GMT) The newly minted Golden State Warrior said he was not seeking an easier path to a championship by leaving the Thunder. “Hopefully everybody understands,” he said. [New York Times] The UConn Legend Breanna Stewart Adjusts to Life in the W.N.B.A. (Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:00:26 GMT) Stewart, a four-time national champion, is learning to deal with losing and the pressure of high expectations in a league that can use a breakout star. [New York Times] Nine Questions: Dwyane Wade’s …continue reading
[New York Times] So-So Players’ Salaries Soar in N.B.A. Flush With New TV Money (Thu, 07 Jul 2016 04:52:27 GMT) There has never been a better time to be an N.B.A. free agent, thanks to a new TV contract that has infused billions of dollars into the league. [New York Times] Knicks Drawing on Top Spanish League to Stock Bench (Thu, 07 Jul 2016 06:20:05 GMT) Center Guillermo Hernangomez and forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, veterans of the league where Kristaps Porzingis played, are said to have reached deals to join him in New York. [New York Times] Coming Home: Dwyane Wade …continue reading
[New York Times] Filling Warriors’ Bench Should Not Be a Problem (Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:36:59 GMT) Assumptions that Golden State would have trouble accommodating Kevin Durant’s salary overlooked that other players would accept minimal contracts to join up. [New York Times] Dirk Nowitzki and Mavericks Reportedly Reach Two-Year Agreement (Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:17:36 GMT) Nowitzki will have a chance to spend 20 seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, the only franchise he has ever played for. [New York Times] Satoransky Relishes Prospect of Wizards Spell (Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:51:31 GMT) Tomas Satoransky regards his expected move from Barcelona …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Kevin Durant’s Move to Warriors Reflects Trend in Team-Building (Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:46:55 GMT) For Durant the jump is as much about the talent-laden roster he is joining, and the chance it gives him to win his first N.B.A. title, as it is anything else. [New York Times] Brandon Jennings Agrees to Join Knicks (Tue, 05 Jul 2016 01:29:07 GMT) Jennings, formerly of the Orlando Magic, will sign a one-year deal to back up the newly acquired Derrick Rose at point guard.
[New York Times] AP Sources: Mavs Plan Max Offer Sheet for Warriors’ Barnes (Sun, 03 Jul 2016 03:57:38 GMT) The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State’s Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas’ plans said Saturday. [New York Times] Summer League Action for NBA Teams Opens in Orlando (Sun, 03 Jul 2016 01:54:33 GMT) While the focus was on business, there was some basketball Saturday.
[New York Times] Jeremy Lin Is Returning to New York (With the Nets) (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 04:18:29 GMT) Lin, the Harvard guard who electrified Knicks fans in 2012 with “Linsanity,” has agreed to a deal with the Nets, reportedly for three years and $36 million. [New York Times] Joakim Noah Agrees to Sign With the Knicks After Meeting Officials for Dinner (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:28:28 GMT) Though no deal has officially been signed yet, the center met with team executives in Orlando on Friday and agreed to a four-year deal. [New York Times] Chandler Parsons, Al Jefferson and …continue reading
[New York Times] Knicks Turn Their Rebuilding Strategy Up a Notch (Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:37:14 GMT) The team is said to be meeting with Joakim Noah, its primary target in the free-agent market. [New York Times] U.S. Women Trace Olympic Basketball Success to 1976 (Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:33:35 GMT) The United States, currently on a 41-game Olympic winning streak, was not expected to qualify for the Games that year, but took home silver. [New York Times] AP Source: DeMar DeRozan Staying With Raptors (Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:39:35 GMT) DeMar DeRozan turned the biggest year of his career …continue reading