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@ 22.49NBA0 Grizzlies announce multi-year contract extensions for Chris Wallace, John Hollinger and Ed Stefanski
Memphis Grizzlies Controlling Owner Robert Pera announced today that General Manager Chris Wallace, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Hollinger and Executive Vice President of Player Personnel Ed Stefanski have been signed to multi-year extensions with the organization. Per team policy, terms of the extensions will not be disclosed. “I am pleased to announce that our Basketball Operations executive team, led by General Manager, Chris Wallace, will continue to lead our franchise for years to come,” Pera said. “Chris, John and Ed bring a wealth of NBA experience and success, and have done a tremendous job establishing the strong culture that I believe is necessary to ensure sustained success in this ultra-competitive environment. More importantly, I am confident that the toughness, resilience, discipline and unselfishness that are embedded in the fabric of our culture will continue to serve as a point of pride for Memphis, the surrounding region and all Grizzlies fans.” Source: Memphis Grizzlies
@ 22.31NBA0 Nets sign Spencer Dinwiddie
Dinwiddie has appeared in 46 career NBA games over two seasons with the Detroit Pistons (2014-16), recording averages of 4.4 points, 2.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game. He has also appeared in 29 games over three seasons in the NBA D-League with Detroit’s affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, and Chicago’s affiliate, the Windy City Bulls, registering averages of 15.8 points, 6.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 33.9 minutes per game. In nine games with Windy City this season, Dinwiddie averaged 19.4 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 37.4 minutes per contest. The California native was selected 38th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by Detroit after a three-year career at the University of Colorado. Brooklyn’s roster now stands at 15 players. Source: Brooklyn Nets
@ 22.11NBA0 Cavs will try to make a trade for a backup PG in the coming weeks
As reported by Cleveland.com, the Cavs will try to make a trade for a backup pg in the coming weeks. There's still an hole in that position after the departure of Matthew Dellavedova, who joined the Bucks in the summer.
We felt Mo Williams was coming back, he said he was coming back to play, and then all of a sudden he didn't, so it kind of put us in a bind." said Tyronn Lue. Source: Cleveland.com
@ 21.25NBA0 Shaun Livingston will rest tonight
As reported by Chris Haynes, Warriors' guard Shaun Livingston will rest tonight and won't play against Utah.
Golden State Warriors will hold out guard Shaun Livingston (rest) for tonight's game against the Utah Jazz.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) 8 dicembre 2016Source: Chris Haynes
@ 20.35NBA0 Tomas Satoransky on his moment in Washington: 'I'm not playing as PG, I'm struggling'
Wizards rookie Tomas Satoransky made an interview with SomosBasket where he revealed his difficulties in his first NBA season. Satoransky admitted that he's struggling mainly because is not playing in his position:
"I'm not playing as a point-guard, I'm playing mainly as 2 or 3 and that's difficult for me," Satoransky said. 'When you played your entire career as point-guard, it's difficult to adapt to a new role, especially because you have to play defense against bigger guys. I know I have to do better to play in these roles" Source: SomosBasket
@ 19.26NBA0 Bulls' Doug McDermott will return tonight
Bulls' forward Doug McDermott is finally ready to return on the court after missing several games due to a concussion. Coach Hoiberg announced that McDermott is ready to play tonight and won't be under any minutes restriction. Source: ESPN
@ 19.16NBA0 Nets waive Yogi Ferrell
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard Yogi Ferrell. Ferrell, who signed with Brooklyn on November 9, appeared in 10 games for the Nets posting averages of 5.4 points and 1.7 assists in 15.1 minutes per game. Source: Brooklyn Nets
@ 17.14NBA0 Mavs to have a shot at DeMarcus Cousins in the summer of 2018?
The Mavs will likely try to sign DeMarcus Cousins during the free agency in the summer of 2018. Per ESPN, There is reason to believe the Mavs might have a shot at Cousins when he hits the free agency market in the summer of 2018. He can talk all he wants about how much he loves Sacramento, but nobody outside of California’s capital city actually believes he wants to sign another contract with the Kings. The Mavs made a pretty transparent attempt to butter up Boogie by bringing his younger brother, Jaleel, to training camp and signing him to the D-League Texas Legends. They also have a good relationship with Cousins’ agent, Dan Fegan,although that didn’t pay off when they recruited his previous clients Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan. Source: ESPN
@ 17.09NBA0 Carmelo Anthony did not reply to Phil Jackson's ball hog talk: I don't even know what was said
After the tough loss to the Cavaliers, Carmelo Anthony did not want to reply to Phil Jackson comments released early this week. Jackson told CBS Sports thatCarmelo Anthony can play the "role that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant played" in their teams' triangle offenses, but he believes that Anthony sometimes breaks a team rule by holding on to the ball for too long. "Carmelo a lot of times wants to hold the ball longer than -- we have a rule: If you hold a pass two seconds, you benefit the defense. So he has a little bit of a tendency to hold it for three, four, five seconds, and then everybody comes to a stop. Per Sportingnews, "I don't even know what was said, to be honest with you. I just don't even want to talk about that, what he's talking about exactly. I want to stay away from that at this point," Anthony said. "My focus is my teammates and winning. We've been playing great basketball, and that's the only thing I'm focused on. Whatever Phil said, he said it. I have nothing to say about that." Source: Sportingnews
@ 16.58NBA0 Kings' Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins sued after nightclub brawl
Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins of the Kings have been sued by a couple who claim that two players of Sacramento brutalized them in a brawl in a New York nightclub. Per Sportingnews, The lawsuit, filed in New York Southern District Court, says Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell were innocently hanging out when Barnes approached Besiso and began to choke her. The complaint also claims that Powell then tried to intervene but was then punched in the face by Cousins. This is how Barnes responded on Instagram.
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@ 20.09NBA0 Six million reasons why Donatas Motiejunas didn't show up in Houston
If you were wondering why Donatas Motiejunas decided to not showing up in Houston after the Rockets matched Nets' offer in his regards, here's the explanation. In the offer sheet that Motiejunas had signed with Brooklyn there were six million dollars in incentive clauses, so 31 mln permanent and 6 mln in incentive clauses. According to the rules of CBA, Rockets only had to match the principle terms of the deal, so basically only the 31 mln permanent and not the bonuses.
So here's the answer to your question: Donatas Motiejunas has six million reasons to not show up in Houston. Source: ESPN
@ 16.59NBA0 Jackson believes Melo sometimes breaks a team rule by holding on to the ball for too long
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson praised Carmelo Anthony. Per ESPN, Carmelo Anthony can play the "role that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant played" in their teams' triangle offenses, but he believes that Anthony sometimes breaks a team rule by holding on to the ball for too long. "Carmelo a lot of times wants to hold the ball longer than -- we have a rule: If you hold a pass two seconds, you benefit the defense. So he has a little bit of a tendency to hold it for three, four, five seconds, and then everybody comes to a stop," Jackson said in an interview with CBS Sports Network that aired Tuesday. "That is one of the things we work with. But he's adjusted to [the triangle], he knows what he can do and he's willing to see its success." Source: ESPN
@ 09.37NBA0 Agent: Derrick Rose has ‘good possibility’ of re-signing with Knicks
Agent for Derrick Rose, BJ Armstrong, said that there is “a good possibility” for the point guard to re-sign with the Knicks during next free agency. Per ESPN, Armstrong used the phrase “a good possibility” when asked about Rose, a free agent in 2017, re-signing with the Knicks. "I think this has been a great fit for him,” Armstrong said in an interview with Sirius XM NBA’s “The Starting Lineup" on Monday. “I think he looked at it from the moment [the trade] happened as an opportunity. He was very thankful. I know we were very thankful for playing in a great sports town like Chicago. But this part of his life -- he sees this as the right place for him to be at the right time and the right moment. Source: ESPN
@ 09.28NBA0 Knicks' Derrick Rose could miss game vs. Cavs with back spasms
Derrick Rose may miss Knicks’ big game against the Cavs with back spasms. Rose has played just 25 minutes in the win to the Heat due to back problems. Per NY Daily News, “It calmed down. It’s just spasms. Usually when you have back spasms or back problems, it comes from somewhere else — it could be hamstring, it could be groin, could be something else,” he said. “(Tuesday night), my right side, my right leg, everything was fatigued and kind of quit. (Wednesday) we'll be able to find out what it is. Source: NY Daily News
@ 08.59NBA0 Cavs' JR Smith out tonight vs. Knicks
Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith experienced a left knee injury during the first quarter of the Cavaliers game in Toronto vs. the Raptors last night. He did not return to play. Smith returned to Cleveland on Tuesday for further examination at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health by Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker. The evaluation and MRI revealed no structural damage and Smith has been diagnosed with a left knee hyperextension. He is out for Wednesday night’s game against the Knicks in New York and will be day-to-day as he receives additional treatment. Source: Cleveland Cavaliers
@ 19.25NBA0 Donatas Motiejunas didn't show up for his physicals in Houston, may come back to RFA market
Yesterday the Houston Rockets matched the offer that Donatas Motiejunas received from the Brooklyn Nets, a four-year $37 mln deal only partially guaranteed, and retained the player. But today Motiejunas didn't show up in Houston to take his physicals, as reported by Jonathan Feigen. Motiejunas, now, has two days to report to the Rockets, otherwise Houston may retire their offer sheet, making the player a restricted free-agent again.
But if this scenario will happen, Motiejunas won't be able to re-sign with the Nets this time, at least for this year. So his agent would need to re-explore the market and finding a new team that it's interested in his client, not an easy task at this point of the season.
Rockets options: Leave open current offer/deal and wait, or return Motiejunas to restricted free agency. He couldn't sign w/ Nets for a year
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 6 dicembre 2016Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
@ 18.02NBA0 Otto Porter will get max salary?
Otto Porter of the Washington Wizards has a $7.7 million qualifying offer for next season. According to front office executives Porter may get the maximum salary. Porter is averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds shooting with 54% from the field and 41% from long range.
Two front office execs in last 24 hours predicted to me he's getting a max. He's been really good. https://t.co/fhUpOLY5UQ
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 6, 2016
@ 17.41NBA0 Bertans is 1st Spurs to be ejected after Jackson in 2013: In Serbia we'd get ejected for real fights
Davis Bertans became the first player of the Spurs to be ejected after Stephen Jackson on January 9, 2013. Bertans was ejected with Bucks’ Michael Beasley. The tech and ejection were the 21st and third of Beasley’s career, respectively, and both firsts for Bertans, who became the first Spur ejected in a whopping 1,426 days.
You ever get ejected from a game before, Davis Bertans? "I played in Serbia. It happened at least once a year."
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) 6 dicembre 2016
The difference, Bertans said? "In Serbia, we'd get ejected for real fights."
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) 6 dicembre 2016Source: Yahoo Sports
@ 16.02NBA0 Meyers Leonard not pleased with PA announcer calling him "Myles"
Leonard's first name is Meyers and not Myles. The forward of the Blazers was not pleased with Bulls PA announced calling him "Myles".
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@ 14.51NBA0 Popovich to the students of Sam Houston HS: Win the championship? It’s not a priority in my life
On November 20, Coach Pop and Dr. West sat on a stage at the Carver Community Center and for over two hours they took questions from 250 students who attend Sam Houston High School on San Antonio’s East Side. Per The Nation, A student asked, of course, whether the Spurs were going to win a title, and here was one of the emotional high points of the day. Coach Popovich responded: “Win the championship? I don’t know, but it’s not a priority in my life. I’d be much happier if I knew that my players were going to make society better, who had good families and who took care of the people around them. I’d get more satisfaction out of that than a title. I would love to win another championship, and we’ll work our butts off to try and do that. But we have to want more than success in our jobs. That’s why we’re here. We’re here so you’ll understand that you can overcome obstacles by being prepared and if you educate the hell out of yourself. If you become respectful, disciplined people in this world, you can fight anything. If you join with each other and you believe in yourself and each other, that’s what matters. That’s what we want to relay to you all: that we believe that about you or we wouldn’t be here.” Source: The Nation
@ 14.30NBA0 Mavs' Andrew Bogut to have MRI to determine severity of knee injury
Andrew Bogut of the Mavs suffered a knee injury in the game against the Hornets. As reported by Tim MacMahon of ESPN, The initial prognosis on Andrew Bogut is a hyperextended right knee. "We don't think it's terribly serious," coach Rick Carlisle said. "At this point, it appears we dodged a bullet." A source expressed optimism that Andrew Bogut's knee injury would not be a long-term issue. He will have an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity.
@ 14.25NBA0 Spurs' Tony Parker to miss an extended period of time with knee injury?
The Spurs may be without starting point guard Tony Parker for an extended period of time. Per ESPN, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker left Monday night’s 97-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks with an apparent knee injury that coach Gregg Popovich said could keep him out for an extended period. Parker, 34, had started after missing the previous two games with a thigh contusion. Source: ESPN
@ 14.20NBA0 Magic on the market to add a scorer
The Orlando Magic are on the market for a scorer. Per The Orlando Sentinel, The Orlando Magic will sift through the trade market in an effort to add a scorer, a league source with knowledge of the situation told the Orlando Sentinel. This should not surprise anyone who has watched the Magic’s first 21 games. Scoring has been their Achilles’ heel. Source: Orlando Sentinel
@ 12.55NBA0 Cavs' JR Smith injured left knee vs. Raptors
JR Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers injured his left knee in the first quarter of the game against the Raptors. Per ESPN, Smith injured his left knee in the first quarter after landing on a jump shot and hobbled to the dressing room in considerable pain. He did not return, and the Cavaliers said X-rays taken at the arena were negative and that the guard would return to Cleveland on Tuesday for further examination. Coach Tyronn Lue said he was "not sure on what it is," with regards to the precise nature of Smith's knee injury. Source: ESPN
@ 12.04NBA0 Victor Oladipo leads Top 10 NBA Plays of the Night
Check out the top 10 plays of the night, featuring LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Marc Gasol, C.J. McCollum, Victor Oladipo, Jonathon Simmons, Jamal Murray, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Dwight Powell.
@ 09.16NBA0 Russell Westbrook Records 6th Straight Triple Double, 11th of Season: 32+13+12in Win vs. Hawks
Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out 12 assists, extending his streak of triple-doubles to six games as the Thunder held off the Atlanta Hawks 102-99 on Monday night. It is the NBA's longest such run since Michael Jordan had seven in a row in 1989. "I just read the game," Westbrook said. "The game will tell you what to do." Westbrook has sparked a six-game winning streak by the Thunder and reached double figures in all three categories in half of their 22 games. By contrast, Jordan had 15 triple-doubles for the entire 1988-89 season. Source: ESPN
@ 21.56NBA0 Dallas may consider trading Andrew Bogut closer to the deadline, if out of the playoffs zone
The Dallas Mavericks didn't start the season pretty well and they're currently out of the playoff zone. For this reason they may consider trading Andrew Bogut, on an expiring deal, to a playoff contender, if the right offer will come before the deadline in February.
According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, Dallas is in no rush to trade Australian big man but the situation may come, if the Maverick will be out of the playoffs run before the trade deadline. This what MacMahon wrote on ESPN: 'Mavs management recognizes that Bogut has significant value in the trade market as a proven championship-caliber complementary piece in a contract year and could become motivated to move him if and when it becomes clear that the Mavs have no hope of making the playoffs this season" Source: ESPN
@ 21.15NBA0 Bucks Antetokounmpo and Thunder’s Westbrook named NBA Players of the Week
The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 4. Antetokounmpo helped the Bucks to a 3-0 week, averaging 24.3 points (fourth in the East), 10.0 rebounds (tied for fifth in the East), 6.3 assists and a league-leading 3.67 steals. On Nov. 29, he matched his career highs for points (34) and steals (five) to go with 12 rebounds and five assists in a 118-101 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He capped his week by posting 16 points, 10 rebounds and career-high-tying five blocks in a 112-103 victory against the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 3. Westbrook led the Thunder to a 3-0 week behind averages of 30.0 points (third in NBA), 16.0 rebounds (second in NBA) and a West-leading 12.3 assists. He recorded a triple-double in all three games to become the first player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven in a row in 1989. Westbrook’s fifth straight triple-double came on Dec. 4, when he finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists as Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to five games with a 101-92 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans. For the season, Westbrook is averaging a triple-double of 31.0 points, 11.3 assists and 10.8 rebounds. Source: NBA
@ 19.45NBA0 Grizzlies sign Toney Douglas
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team has signed guard Toney Douglas pursuant to the NBA’s hardship rule. Douglas (6-2, 195) has appeared in 370 regular season games (65 starts) and averaged 7.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 19.2 minutes during his seven-year NBA career with the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans. Most recently, Douglas was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 preseason roster. He played in 61 games (18 starts) last season with New Orleans and averaged 8.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 20.7 minutes while shooting 41.1 percent from the field, 39.9 percent from three-point range and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The 30-year-old has competed in 15 playoff games (three starts) with New York and Miami, including a 10-game postseason run with the Heat in 2013-14. During his stint in Miami, Douglas was coached by then-Heat assistant and current Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale. A native of Jonesboro, Ga., Douglas was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft after his senior season at Florida State University. While with the Knicks, he scored 29 points and made a career-high nine three-pointers against the Grizzlies on March 17, 2011 at Madison Square Garden. Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies by purchasing 2016-17 Season Tickets or 12- and 22-Game Packs can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, the FedExForum Box Office, online at grizzlies.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX or (901) 888-HOOP. Source: Memphis Grizzlies
@ 19.41NBA0 Jose Calderon to miss 2-4 weeks of action
Lakers guard José Calderón, who was injured in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game in Memphis, was evaluated and had an MRI by team orthopedist Dr. David McAllister of UCLA Health. The results confirmed a right hamstring strain, which is expected to sideline Calderón 2-4 weeks. In 14 games (nine starts) this season for the Lakers, Calderón is averaging 4.7 points, 2.6 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game while shooting 41.7% from three-point range. Source: Los Angeles Lakers
@ 15.34NBA0 James Harden asked for his own MVP pick: “The Beard”
James Harden picked himself for the NBA MVP award after 20 regular season games. Per SI, Harden didn’t pause or blink when asked for his own MVP pick. He simply nominated himself. “The Beard,” Harden told SI.com, before making his case. “Look at our record. Obviously the numbers, historic numbers. Just my performance overall.” The 27-year-old Harden has shifted into a point guard role under new coach Mike D’Antoni. Through Saturday, he’s averaging 28.3 PPG, 11.8 APG and 7.6 RPG while posting a 28.3 Player Efficiency Rating (ranking fifth in the NBA) and a 6.94 Real Plus Minus (third). Source: SI
@ 15.23NBA0 Matt Barnes allegedly choked a woman inside a nightclub in New York According to TMZ, Kings forward Matt Barnes is wanted by the New York Police Department after he allegedly choked a woman inside a nightclub. Barnes left the scene before the police arrived. Per TMZ, Law enforcement sources tell us cops got a 911 call to Avenue Nightclub after midnight, reporting a man assaulting 2 women and another man. We're told things got physical when Barnes allegedly choked one woman during an argument -- and when 2 other people tried to intervene ... he punched both of them.
@ 14.57NBA0 Celtics expected to take a close look at Andrew Bogut before February trade deadline?
The Boston Celtics will try to pursue Andrew Bogut before the February trade deadline? Per CSNNE, As the February trade deadline draws near, the Boston Celtics are expected to take a close look at adding a defensive-minded, rebounding big man with Dallas’ Andrew Bogut likely to emerge as a target. The former No. 1 overall pick is the final year of a three-year, $36 million contract he signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2014. He is due to make $11.027 million in this, the last season of the contract. Source: CSNNE
@ 11.04NBA0 Clippers explored using virtual reality to help DeAndre Jordan improve his free throw percentage
The Los Angeles Clippers have explored using virtual reality to help DeAndre Jordan improve his free throw percentage. The big man is averaging 42.5% from the line in career. Per ESPN’s Zach Lowe (via Sporttechie), The Clippers aren’t the first organization to use virtual reality with a big man. The Detroit Pistons have used it with Andre Drummond. You put on a headset and watch yourself make free throws. There is the option to either choose a first-person view, where you can hear the basketball hitting the court as it is dribbled and then see the ball go over your head and into the hoop or you can choose a third-person perspective and watch your technique from various angles. According to Drummond, the transition into working with virtual reality technology was not easy. “The first couple days or weeks, it was hell for me,” Drummond told Pistons.com in September. “It was hard. It was doing something new. I was doing something new. I’ve never done virtual reality in my life and to really accept the fact that I needed help with that part of my game was tough just to give in. When I finally gave in to training my brain to focus on one thing, it kind of worked out for me.”
@ 10.54NBA0 Enes Kanter on Anthony Davis 37-point performance vs Thunder: He can't beat us just by himself
Anthony Davis recorded 37 points, 15 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 assists and 2 steals in Pelicans loss to the Thunder. After the game Enes Kanter of the Thunder talked about Davis’ performance. Per ESPN, He can't beat us just by himself. That's what a really special player does. Look at Russell [Westbrook], getting his stats, but making everybody else better. With them, he's done a good job, I don't want to say nothing bad about him. He's a good player. That's it." Source: ESPN
@ 09.03NBA0 Russell Westbrook records 5th consecutive triple-double with 28 points, 12 assists, 17 rebounds
Russell Westbrook has accomplished something no one has since Jordan -- he became the first player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Jordan had seven straight in 1989. Westbrook had 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists on Sunday night, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-92. The Thunder have won all five games during Westbrook's triple-double stretch, and 26 of 28 the past two years when he gets one. Westbrook said he doesn't worry about the numbers. Westbrook is still averaging a triple-double for the season with averages of 31.0 points, 10.8 rebounds and 11.3 assists through 21 games. It was his 10th triple-double of the season and the 47th of his career. Source: ESPN
@ 10.57NBA0 Derrick Rose: Would be cool if Jackson offered me in-season contract extension
Derrick Rose wants to remain with the Knicks for his entire career and the point guard is saying that very often. Per NY Post, Rose told The Post earlier this week he had heard nothing from the Knicks regarding an in-season contract extension. Asked about that possibility Friday, Rose said he would be intrigued. “My thought on that, if they want to do it, that would be cool,’’ Rose told The Post before the Knicks’ 118-114 win over the Timberwolves. “It would let me know I’m playing the way they want me to play and I’m on the right track. But if not, I haven’t heard anything. So I’m not thinking about it.” Source: NY Post
@ 22.44NBA0 Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki expected to continue to miss an extended period of time
Although the Dallas Mavericks will continue to be without 13-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki for the foreseeable future, coach Rick Carlisle says that the team can’t allow its superstar’s absence to distract from the task at hand. Nowitzki has sat out 13 of the Mavericks’ first 18 games this season, and he is expected to continue to miss an extended period of time due to a right Achilles strain. Source: Dallas Mavericks
@ 21.59NBA0 Warriors head coach Steve Kerr admits to pot use in the wake of his back surgeries
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he tried pot in attempt to cure the pain that two different back surgeries could not tramp down.
Via Yahoo Sports, The Golden State coach and former champion Chicago Bull and San Antonio Spur, though, told Monte Poole in an interview with the Warriors Insider Podcast that pot served as no relief for his pain, but that shouldn’t mean it can’t help others cope:
“I guess maybe I can even get in some trouble for this, but I’ve actually tried it twice during the last year and a half, when I’ve been going through this chronic pain that I’ve been dealing with,” Kerr said Friday on The Warriors Insider Podcast.“(After) a lot of research, a lot of advice from people and I have no idea if maybe I would have failed a drug test. I don’t even know if I’m subject to a drug test or any laws from the NBA.”“I’m not a pot person; it doesn’t agree with me,” Kerr said. “I’ve tried it a few times, and it did not agree with me at all. So I’m not the expert on this stuff. But I do know this: If you’re an NFL player, in particular, and you’ve got a lot of pain, I don’t think there is any question that pot is better for your body than Vicodin. And yet athletes everywhere are prescribed Vicodin like it’s Vitamin C, like it’s no big deal.”Source: Yahoo Sports
@ 16.35NBA0 Derrick Rose: I want to play the rest of my life in New York
Derrick Rose hopes to play with the Knicks the rest of his career. Per ESPN, "We're building the culture," Rose said in the interview. "We're building the foundation now. I'm under a one-year contract so of course I want to play the rest of my life here. But it takes time, it takes patience to figure out how every one is going to fit, if it is going to fit and going from there." "I love the atmosphere (in New York), I love the environment, I love the staff here, I love the team," he said. "... My job is to come out here and play as hard as I can and try to win every game while I'm on the floor. But as far as my future and everything, who knows? I'll have to wait until the end of this year and figure things out but I would love to be here, though." Source: ESPN