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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Author: Tyler R. Tynes

Tyler R. Tynes is a sophomore Broadcast Journalism and Print Journalism major and Marketing minor at King's College in Wilkes Barre, Pa. Tynes is a contributor to the Huffington Post, the ESPN TrueHoop Network, and is a play-by-play analyst for Division III sports in Northeastern Pennslyvania. Tynes runs a popular podcast out of the Philadelphia area (his hometown) about the NBA and 76ers basketball and also hosts his own talk show on 88.5 WRKC. Follow him on Twitter for basketball news @RealTylerTynes or email him at TylerRickyTynes@Gmail.com for any comments, concerns, or inquiries.

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Knicks sign Quentin Richardson

General Manager Glen Grunwald announced Tuesday morning that the Knicks will sign free agent veteran swingman Quentin Richardson. Richardson’s roster spot was made available after the team signed and then promptly waived forward-center Solomon Jones after playing in just two regular season contests. Richardson previously played with the Knicks from 2005 until 2009, averaging 9.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 28.2 minutes per game during his stint. The 6-foot-6 Richardson is expected to augment the Knickss arsenal of shooters, while hopefully providing some reliable perimeter defense. Richardson has long been known as an above average three-point shooter, particularly from the …continue reading

NBA Tells Shumpert to Take Adidas Logo out of His Flat Top

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And you thought J.R. Smith wouldn’t say (tweet) anything?

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Ronnie Brewer Traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder

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Carmelo Anthony Could Miss the All-Star Game

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