Knicks president Phil Jackson believes the best is yet to come for Carmelo Anthony.
J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert each have started one of the Knicks’ first two games at shooting guard, but Tim Hardaway Jr. continues to emerge as a scoring option off the bench for first-year coach Derek Fisher.
Phil Jackson absolved James Dolan for all the dysfunction and losing that has characterized the Knicks for nearly 15 years, claiming that the Garden Chairman was forced to become involved in the day-to-day operations of the club.
Mirza Teletovic made a 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining to lift the Nets to a 97-95 preseason win over the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai.
Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 25 points in the first 2 1/2 minutes, helping the Golden State Warriors get off to a fast start and beat the banged-up Los Angeles Lakers 116-75 in a preseason game Sunday night.
Wesley Matthews scored 22 points, Portland was 17 of 25 from 3-point range and the Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 119-114 in an exhibition game Sunday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points in his preseason debut, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Indiana Pacers 106-98 on Sunday night.
Shaquille O’Neal, the former N.B.A. All-Star, has earned millions by promoting a wide variety of products, such as jewelry and soda.
The Oklahoma City forward, last season’s leading scorer and N.B.A. M.V.P., has a fractured bone in his right foot.
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant could miss six to eight weeks with a foot fracture.
Phil Jackson took a playful shot at Knicks super fan Spike Lee on Sunday. Lee is making a film for MSG Network about Jackson’s triangle offense. Jackson was asked about Lee during a talk at the New Yorker Festival in Manhattan on Sunday evening. “As most people know, Spike is an avid Knick fan that doesn’t know anything about basketball,” Jackson said, drawing laughs from the crowd. “He knows how someone makes a shake and bake move and might dazzle the fans and make a shot.