[New York Times] East Tightens Up With All Teams Within 2 Games of Each Other (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:55:38 GMT) As is usually the case, the Eastern Conference is going to be a tight race to the playoffs. Only two games separate first-place Connecticut and last-place Atlanta in the standings. [New York Times] Andrea Bargnani Agrees to a Two-Year Deal With the Nets (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 01:47:29 GMT) Bargnani, a 7-foot center, will continue his N.B.A. career in Brooklyn after two injury-marred seasons with the Knicks. [New York Times] Thunder Match Portland’s Offer Sheet, Will Keep Kanter (Mon, …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis looks good in Knicks Summer League debut (Sun, 12 Jul 2015 03:04:06 GMT) For one night, Kristaps Porzingis became a bigger tourist attraction than Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield and the Hoover Dam. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: 76ers’ Joel Embiid to Have Surgery (Sun, 12 Jul 2015 03:47:19 GMT) Embiid, the third overall pick in the 2014 N.B.A. draft, and the Philadelphia 76ers have determined that he will have a second operation on his right foot, this time a bone graft. [New York Times] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Puts His Promise …continue reading
[New York Times] Russell Gets His First Look at the NBA’s Bright Lights (Sat, 11 Jul 2015 07:58:36 GMT) Welcome to life in the spotlight, D’Angelo Russell. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: LeBron James Signs 2-Year Deal (Sat, 11 Jul 2015 04:52:44 GMT) James signed his two-year contract with the Cavaliers. James agreed to the $47 million deal, which includes a player option for the 2016-17 season, on Thursday. [New York Times] Towns, Russell Debut as Wolves Top Lakers in Summer League (Sat, 11 Jul 2015 04:28:40 GMT) Karl-Anthony Towns, the No. 1 overall pick in the …continue reading
Looking through the Knicks’ summer league roster, there seems to be a fair amount of familiar names. Cleanthony Early, Langston Galloway, Ricky Ledo, and Travis Wear all played for New York last year. Meanwhile Thanasis Antetokounmpo played for the Westchester Knicks. Finally, Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant were drafted this year, and we’ve gone through their potential strengths and weaknesses. So as I browsed through the roster, one name stuck out: Ovidijus Galdikas. I decided to check on this 7 foot 1 inch center, and think I’ve found a gem. Throwing away numerical analysis, because it’s led me astray in …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Agent: Antetokounpo wants spot on Knicks (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 01:45:21 EST) Agent: Antetokounpo wants spot on Knicks [New York Times] Tina Charles Leads Liberty (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:36:20 GMT) Charles had 21 points in the Liberty’s victory over the Washington Mystics. [New York Times] Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks’ Top Draft Pick, Is Set for Summer League Debut (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 03:11:53 GMT) Porzingis, the fourth overall pick in the N.B.A. draft last month, said he expected to play Saturday in a summer-league team against the Spurs in Las Vegas. [New York Times] Sports …continue reading
[New York Times] New Stat-Tracking Coming to NBA Summer League (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 06:49:41 GMT) Diving for loose balls, getting a hand in passing lanes for a deflection, being close enough to contest a shot, or sacrificing the body and taking a charge. [New York Times] Jordan Spurns Mavericks for Clippers After Teammates’ Plea (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:25:38 GMT) DeAndre Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word. Then he gave the Los Angeles Clippers his signature. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Salary Cap Is Set (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 04:51:46 GMT) The N.B.A. salary …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Knicks rookies Porzingis, Grant top summer league roster (Wed, 08 Jul 2015 03:55:29 GMT) Phil Jackson’s boys of summer are headed for Las Vegas. First-round picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant headline the Knicks’ roster. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Golden State Warriors Trade David Lee (Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:15:33 GMT) Lee, an expensive bench player, has been traded to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace.