PLUGH: I really don’t like Brandon Jennings’ game. People sometimes pine over the memory of Jordan Hill being selected two slots ahead of him, but not me. Jennings has a lot of jittery, herky jerky moves and he slings up three pointers in bunches. Most of the time it’s out of the flow of the offense and totally inefficient. It’s like Jamal Crawford on acid. The Knicks reportedly wanted to trade for Jennings at the deadline last year, but the idea of giving anything up for him is sickening. I’m being really harsh in my assessment of Jennings game, but …continue reading
[NYTimes] Nets, With Many New Players, Look to Build Something Lasting (Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:16:10 AM) The free-agent guard Jeremy Lin was among six players introduced Wednesday, as the team strives to improve. [NYTimes] Jeremy Lin Is Back in New York, and So Is a Glimpse of the Old Linsanity (Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:13:26 PM) By returning to a city with the largest Chinese population outside of Asia to play for the Nets, Lin is stepping back into a broader, brighter spotlight. [NYTimes] WNBA Fines 3 Teams, Players for Shirts in Wake of Shootings (Thursday, July 21, 2016 …continue reading
[NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Is Using His Voice and Olympic Platform for Social Change (Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:01:33 PM) While training with the United States basketball team that will be headed to the Rio Olympics, Anthony spoke about his activism against gun violence. [NYTimes] Connecticut Improving Despite Lack of Wins; Sparks Rolling (Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:30:43 PM) Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller knew his team might struggle in his first season on the bench. [NYTimes] Twitter Signs Streaming Deal With NBA for Non-Game Programing (Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:03:31 PM) Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had signed a …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Revamped roster excites Carmelo Anthony (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:24:43 EST) Tuesday's Knicks Links: Revamped roster excites Carmelo Anthony [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Melo: 'As a country, we have to stand united' (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:33:13 EST) Melo: 'As a country, we have to stand united' [New York Times] Carmelo Anthony Is Using His Voice and Olympic Platform for Social Change (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:29:39 GMT) While training with the United States basketball team that will be headed to the Rio Olympics, Anthony spoke about his activism against gun …continue reading
PLUGH: These are really good signs of the Knicks getting smart. I’m not sure how much Clarence Gaines had to do with the two of these signings, but WHG (or is it BHG now?) was on the radar while the team was scouting Porzingis at Sevilla. A good organization is able to fill important bench roles with quality players. It’s increasingly difficult to afford those kind of players from within the NBA universe. The ACB is full of strong, talented players who have proven their value on a quality stage. Many of the guys available outside the draft are limited …continue reading
[New York Times] Nate Thurmond, Warriors Center and Defensive Wall, Dies at 74 (Mon, 18 Jul 2016 04:07:24 GMT) A seven-time All-Star and Hall of Fame player went toe-to-toe with the N.B.A.’s dominant big men. [New York Times] Jones, Valentine Set Up T-Wolves-Bulls Summer League Final (Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:45:33 GMT) A look at the two semifinal games Sunday in the Las Vegas Summer League:
[New York Times] Nate Thurmond, Warriors Center and Defensive Wall, Dies at 74 (Sun, 17 Jul 2016 05:58:29 GMT) A seven-time All-Star and Hall of Fame player went toe-to-toe with the N.B.A.’s dominant big men. [New York Times] N.B.A. Summer League Is Proving Ground for Coaches, Too (Sun, 17 Jul 2016 05:20:04 GMT) The former player Juwan Howard was among people in Orlando, Fla., Salt Lake City and Las Vegas looking to gain experience leading a team.