A few Knicks emerged banged up from Derek Fisher’s boot camp in West Point, with guards Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert joining Amar’e Stoudemire on the sidelines for the contact portions of practices Saturday and Monday in Greenburgh.
Upon further review, Carmelo Anthony gave the Knicks a much bigger hometown discount than originally reported. His $124 million, five-year contract could look like chump change compared to the deals LeBron James and Kevin Durant are expected to sign in two years once the NBA’s new television deal kicks in.
Carmelo Anthony says he “never thought about” accepting a two-year contract like LeBron James did this summer, even if it meant missing out on the windfall from the landmark $24 billion TV deal the NBA has agreed to with ESPN and TNT.
Garnett, 38, the only player left in the N.B.A. from the 1995 draft class, is expected to be a part of the Nets’ starting lineup this season, which may or may not be his last.
Kobe Bryant had 13 points and five assists while playing 21 minutes as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 98-95 in a preseason game Monday night.
Glen Rice scored 18 points, Marcin Gortat had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 85-81 on Monday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Evan Turner and Brandon Bass scored 15 points apiece, and the Boston Celtics outscored the Philadelphia 76ers 21-5 over the first 7 ½ minutes of the fourth quarter in a 98-78 victory Monday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
John Jenkins scored 13 points, making a 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes remaining to help stop New Orleans’ comeback, and Atlanta beat the Pelicans 93-87 on Monday night in the Hawks’ preseason opener.
The N.B.A.’s new deals with ESPN and Turner Sports will offer more games and highlights and, for fans who have cut the cable cord, more access to viewing.
With the N.B.A. announcing $24 billion worth of television contract deals, James threw down the gauntlet on future collective bargaining negotiations.
New media rights deals with Turner and ESPN could bring the NBA as much as a 186 percent revenue increase over its existing broadcasting rights deal, which runs through 2015-16.