An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
As Team USA's final roster for the 2012 Olympics was announced, the Drib compiled a gallery profiling each NBA player who will represent a foreign country in London. So far, 23 NBA players have clinched spots at the Games; five for Team France, five for Team Spain, four for Team Argentina, four for Team Brazil, and one each for Teams China, Australia, Great Britain, Lithuania and Russia. There...Read more »
If you have a dad that's incredible at basketball, you have uncanny video editing skills or you forgot about Father's Day and are looking to somehow make up for it, the Drib has the contest for you. Dwyane Wade will be hosting the Citi Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp from Aug. 16-19. And over those four days, two dads will get to play basketball with Wade. For those interested, you need to compile a 30-second...Read more »
In 2006, for the first time since 1994, no high school seniors were selected in the NBA draft. It wasn’t that there was a lack of talent. After all, Greg Oden, Kevin Durant and Mike Conley were all graduating. Instead, as part of the collective bargaining agreement, players and owners had agreed to restrict the draft to players at least 19 years old and at least one year removed from college. The...Read more »
On the same day Jeremy Lin, arguably the Knicks' most popular player, reportedly agreed to sign an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, a Hall of Fame point guard reportedly agreed to take his talents to the Big Apple. OK, let's take a step back. The 39-year-old Jason Kidd the Knicks reportedly signed to a three-year, $9 million deal isn't the same Jason Kidd that averaged near-double-doubles...Read more »
UPDATE: ESPN.com's Marc Stein, citing sources, reports via Twitter that Jason Kidd has instead decided to sign with the Knicks. Check newsday.com/sports for updates.
From earlier . . .
After striking out on Deron Williams and Steve Nash, the Mavericks may finally be nearing a deal with a starting point guard. According to ESPN's Jeff Caplan, the Mavs and...Read more »
After losing out on Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Raptors are reportedly close to acquiring a new starting point guard. Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports that the Rockets and Raptors are involved in discussions that would send breakout star Kyle Lowry to Toronto in exchange for a first-round draft pick and Gary Forbes. Lowry, 26, busted out of the gates during the 2011-12 season with a...Read more »
The battle for Ray Allen looks now to be a two-horse race. According to several reports, the Clippers, who were originally scheduled to meet with the NBA's three-point king, canceled their meeting with Allen after agreeing to sign both Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups. Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports that Crawford's deal is for three years and $15.7 million. Billups, according...Read more »
Deron Williams will join the Nets in Brooklyn. Steve Nash is headed to Hollywood. What about the rest of this year NBA free agent class? Here's what you missed while celebrating the 4th of July: Suns open up their checkbooks
Phoenix had the most eventful holiday of teams not named the Lakers or Nets, making power plays at three of the top 30 free agents available this offseason. The Suns...Read more »
Over the last two days, it appeared the Celtics had three main free agent targets at guard: Ray Allen, O.J. Mayo and Jason Terry. They look to be close to securing one of them. According to reports, the Celtics reached agreement on a three-year deal for the full mid-level exception with Terry. The deal would pay the veteran shooting guard $5 million per year. Terry spent the last eight seasons...Read more »
Could an All-World center be heading from Disney World to Disneyland for the second time in 16 years? According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Magic management is intrigued by Lakers center Andrew Bynum as the potential centerpiece of a deal that would send Dwight Howard to L.A. On the flip side, Jarrod N. Rudolph of RealGM reports that Lakers management is prepared...Read more »