An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
Steve Nash is really bummed out. Why? One of Nash's former teammates will play for his new rival, the Clippers, during the 2012-13 season.
Here's a roundup of the free agent news you missed overnight:
Knick don't match on Lin
Just days after Mike Woodson told the media Jeremy Lin would start at point guard for the Knicks during the 2012-13 season, the franchise opted not to match...Read more »
The pickins are growing slimmer for NBA teams in search of free agent help this offseason. O.J. Mayo and Antawn Jamison both appear to be headed to new teams, meaning the market may begin to look more friendly for players such as Matt Barnes, Jodie Meeks and Carlos Delfino.
Here's a roundup of the latest NBA moves, followed by a ranking of the top 10 free agents still available:
Mayo...Read more »
Might we see the unibrow in London?
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Clippers forward and one of Team USA's few big men Blake Griffin injured his left knee in practice Wednesday. Griffin was returning to Los Angeles to see doctors, according to Wojnarowski.
As Wojnarowski notes, the left knee is the same one Griffin injured during the Clippers' playoff series against...Read more »
At the start of the offseason, Newsday compiled a list of the 65 best free agents available this summer. Less than 36 hours after the moratorium on officially signing players to contracts was lifted, 46 of those players have either officially signed deals, or reportedly agreed to terms on new contracts.
Here are the 10 best who have yet to sign, with the latest rumors involving each player:
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OK, so Dwight Howard isn't getting traded to the Nets. At least, reports suggest that's the case. Heck, by the time you finish reading this, the trade talks might be back on.
But that won't stop us from having some Nets trade-themed fun, right?
Newsday looked back in Nets history and selected 21 of the biggest trades in franchise history. Starting with the team's acquisition of Tiny...Read more »
The moratorium on free agents officially signing with teams was lifted at midnight Wednesday. And as expected, Deron Williams signed with the Nets, and Steve Nash was shipped to the Lakers.
The rumor mill is still churning, though, and figures to heat up now that teams can start to lock up players for the 2012-13 season. Here are some of the latest:
Hornets will match on Gordon
Despite...Read more »
Vince Carter over Frederic Weis? Allen Iverson crossing up Michael Jordan? Every famous MJ shot imaginable? We've seen all of them on replay dozens of times. But what about in "Stickman GIF" form?
A user on the InsideHoops.com fan forums, "Kobe-Bryant," posted upwards of 50 of the Stickman GIFs, similar to the one you'll see below. The GIFs, curated from a number of different...Read more »
The Spurs have reportedly agreed to bring back a pair of key players from their bench on multi-year deals.
Sam Amick of SI.com reported that 25-year-old Danny Green agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with San Antonio last night. Boris Diaw is also slated to return according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the veteran agreeing on a reported two-year, $9.2 million deal.
Green,...Read more »
It's Monday morning, and it's not even lunch time yet.
Need a quick pick-me-up? Have fun with this timed NBA quiz.
From Drafted.ca, the quiz consists of 20 NBA questions, ranging from current to all-time trivia.
The rules are simple: You have 10 seconds to answer each questions, and the faster you answer the question, the more points you get.
Post in the comments your...Read more »
As the Dwight Howard-to-Brooklyn rumors swirl, the NBA's best available free agents continue to make moves. Of the top 65 available players in Newsday's free agent rankings, only 28 have yet to agree to reported deals. Players can begin officially signing contracts at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.
Here are the biggest moves of the last 48 hours:
Bucks hold on to Ilyasova
The NBA's...Read more »