[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Players Shine in Exhibition Game in Africa (Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:19:37 GMT) The N.B.A. put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa — starting with a dunk straight from the tipoff by Luc Mbah a Moute.
[New York Daily News] Knicks sign guard Sasha Vujacic to training camp contract (Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:16:33 GMT) Phil Jackson is reuniting with one of his former Lakers, agreeing with guard Sasha Vujacic to a training camp contract. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Nancy Lieberman Named Assistant for Kings (Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:02:04 GMT) The Sacramento Kings hired the Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. She became the second female assistant coach to join an N.B.A. staff.
[New York Post] Knicks cutting Ledo paves way for mystery Greek experiment (Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:08:17 -0400) The Knicks' Ricky Ledo experiment is over. And the Thanasis Antetokounmpo saga should soon pick up steam. Ledo, the 23-year-old shooting guard from Providence, was waived two days before his… [New York Times] Knicks Sign First-Round Draft Picks (Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:35:28 GMT) The Knicks announced that they have signed their first-round draft picks, Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant.
Although most of the excitement of the NBA offseason is over, the Knicks still have a few decisions to make. One such determination is coming up quickly. Ricky Ledo will make $100k guaranteed if he’s not waived by 8/1, which is this Saturday. If he makes the opening day roster, $200k of his contract is guaranteed. The shooting guard hasn’t been particularly productive on the basketball court. His career to/36 is 3.6 and his ts% is 43.8%, which is down from the 50.6% his rookie year in Dallas. Although 4 summer league games don’t overrule 28 NBA games, Ledo performed …continue reading
[New York Post] Ex-Knicks lottery pick beats back depression, now playing for $1M prize (Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:35:25 -0400) Former Knicks lottery pick Michael Sweetney, selected ninth overall in 2003, will be back in New York on Saturday night, playing basketball on ESPN for a $1 million prize at… [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Liberty Fall as Streak Ends (Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:38:37 GMT) Shenise Johnson scored 19 points to lead a balanced offense and the host Indiana Fever ended the Liberty’s five-game winning streak with an 84-72 victory. [New York Times] Moore, Lynx Spoil …continue reading
[New York Times] Yao Holding Court as Beijing Bids for Winter Olympics (Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:37:35 GMT) Standing 2.29 meters (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background. And now, as one of the front men of Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the former NBA star is again the center of attention. [New York Times] Elena Delle Donne Emerges as Face of the W.N.B.A. (Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:24:04 GMT) With the league’s best players gathered for Saturday’s All-Star Game, Delle Donne’s colleagues, including Brittney Griner, are acknowledging that she …continue reading
I’ve been quite vocal about the New York Knicks decision to not keep undrafted rookie Maurice Ndour in the fold. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Ndour received a three-year contract from the Dallas Mavericks, year one fully guaranteed, second year partial and third year not guaranteed. President of basketball operations Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills decided it was too rich for them. I disagree with this sentiment as I see the 23-year-old out of Ohio University as someone with the attributes and baseline skills worth a potential low risk/high reward minimal investment. Before the Knicks …continue reading