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  1. The Inbounds: The Knick problem isn’t Lin, it’s consistency

    Jul 18, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

    So Jeremy Lin is  a Rocket, no longer a Knick. That actually happened. The Knicks elected not to match the three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from the Houston Rockets and for Knicks fans who loved Lin, this is awful, terrible, gut-wrenching stuff. For everyone else, it’s a lot of fun. Why? Because it makes for…

  2. J.R. Smith suggests Lin contract would not go over well in Knicks locker room

    Jul 15, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v New York Knicks

    There’s a real question now whether the Knicks will match the Jeremy Lin offer sheet from Houston, a three-year, $25 million offer. They have until Tuesday to decide. On one hand there is the fact Lin is not worth that much, he’s really not worth the $14.2 million he makes the third year of the…

  3. NBA Summer League’s second day features plethora of solid performances

    Jul 15, 2012, 12:26 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Memphis Grizzlies

    LAS VEGAS — The second day of NBA Summer League featured pretty the same things as the first — random cameos in the crowd by established NBA like Baron Davis, J.R. Smith and David Lee; a lot of less than stellar basketball interspersed with jaw-dropping highlights and 32 quarters of players most of the crowd…

  4. Knicks sign-and-trade for Raymond Felton, is Jeremy Lin on the way out?

    Jul 14, 2012, 11:53 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Lin pumps his fist from the bench as teammates score during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    Things went from “easy and predictable” to completely insane Saturday night in Gotham. It had been a few days since things with the Knicks had seemed berserk, so of course, all that detonated as news broke that the Knicks’ point guard situation could be altered dramatically in a matter of hours. Here’s a rundown of…

  5. J.R. Smith says he’d go back and play in China… really?

    Jul 14, 2012, 7:27 PM EDT

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    LAS VEGAS — J.R. Smith’s time playing in China during the lockout was… eventful. We’ll be kind and call it eventful. There were millions dollars in fines, him suing his team, family members fighting with fans and an early end to the entire experiment. He said he didn’t learn any of the language. So, sure,…

  6. Welcome to NBA signing day tracker: Griffin, Nash, more ink deals

    Jul 11, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin arrives for a news conference announcing the players selected for the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team in Las Vegas

    It’s official, Steve Nash is a Los Angeles Laker. And Blake Griffin is a very rich Clipper. All the deals that have been reported in the past 10 days — such as Deron Williams re-signing with the Nets — go from “agreement reached” to “pen on paper” today. The league has a 10-day moratorium on…

  7. J.R. Smith agrees to re-sign with Knicks for two-year deal

    Jul 10, 2012, 2:06 AM EDT

    Knicks' Smith shoots during their win over the Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    That’s it. I’m calling it. Creative Artists Agency is run by aliens. That’s the only conclusion I have as the behemoth representation agency that counts among its clients LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and several members of both the Knicks’ roster and management office has announced that J.R. Smith will return to the Knicks,…

  8. Thursday And-1 links: Maybe Indy will not match Hibbert offer

    Jul 5, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT

    Roy Hibbert, Tim Duncan

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • I have said I expect the Indiana Pacers to match the max-offer (four…

  9. Report: J.R. Smith will opt out, but plans to remain a Knick

    Jun 25, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith attempts to dunk the ball in their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in New York

    This fits in perfectly with the story line — J.R. Smith never wanted to leave the Knicks, but he wanted to get paid as much as he could So it leads to this, as tweeted by Howard Beck of the New York Times: JR Smith will decline Knicks option but intends to re-sign for longer…

  10. Report: Knicks target Ray Allen, Jason Terry, shooters

    Jun 25, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    Apparently, the Knicks want some shooters to put around their roster. And they hope they can convince a good one to come to New York on the cheap. While they wait to see if J.R. Smith stays or if he ops for free agency, they will target shooters in the upcoming free agency period, according…

  11. Report: Tony Parker needed eye surgery, Olympics still likely

    Jun 24, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    This might help you understand why Tony Parker was frustrated enough to file a $20 million lawsuit. He had to have surgery or he could have lost an eye injured as a bystander in a TMZ dream fight in a club in New York, and in a couple weeks he’s flying back to the United…

  12. J.R. Smith sues former Chinese Team for $1 million

    Jun 21, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    J.R. Smith’s time in China during the NBA lockout did not exactly go smoothly. There was the knee injury where he and the team disputed severity and treatment, there were the missed practices that he disputes, there was a pretty severe culture clash, and there was his sister getting into multiple fights with fans in…

  13. Tony Parker injures eye during Drake/Chris Brown fight

    Jun 15, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    So Tony Parker was just sitting there minding his own business in a hot New York bar with his hot new girlfriend — as superstar NBA players are wont to do — when the perfect storm of a TMZ story broke out. Rapper Drake and R&B singer Chris Brown got in a fight reportedly over…

  14. J.R. Smith says he wants to stay with Knicks if money is same

    Jun 7, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    Knicks' Smith shoots during their win over the Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    J.R. Smith has a $2.5 million option with the Knicks, and at that price New York could use his firepower off the bench (erratic though it may be). The question for him is simply this: How much can he make elsewhere? He is a New Jersey native and loves NYC, but like the rest of…

  15. Friday And-links: Brandon Roy to the Lakers? Doubt it.

    Jun 1, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

    Brandon Roy

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. •  There are no shortage of rumors that Brandon Roy wants to make a…

  16. Tuesday And-1 links: Derek Fisher has no plans to retire

    May 29, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Derek Fisher says he has no plans to retire. I don’t think he’s…

  17. Knicks J.R. Smith arrested while in South Beach

    May 25, 2012, 9:55 AM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    The Knicks J.R. Smith was arrested in South Beach when the car in which he was a passenger was pulled over by officers and they discovered an outstanding bench warrant for not having a valid driver’s license. There are not a lot of details, but according to the Associated Press Smith was in a car…

  18. Clippers targeting wing players in free agency

    May 23, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Paul puts his arm around teammate Griffin during NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles

    It’s still odd to think of the Clippers as a team that could enter next season as a contender — this has been the worst franchise in the league for decades. But Blake Griffin started to change the culture and perception around the team, then Chris Paul arrived before the season and added rocket fuel…

  19. Monday And-1 links: Would you play for Coach Brian Scalabrine?

    May 21, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    scalabrinedark

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Coach Brian Scalabrine? Why not? • There are reports that Knicks guard J.R.…

  20. “Bird rights” arbitration could impact Knicks with Lin, Nash, everyone

    May 15, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    Injured New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin reacts during pregame ceremonies before the Knicks play against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoffs in Miami

    The Knicks — if they want to have any hope of adding Steve Nash or any other significant free agent this summer — have a lot invested in what an arbitrator says about “Bird rights” in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Because that new CBA ties GM Glen Grunwald’s hands behind his back. It’s a…

  21. Report: J.R. Smith is “broke,” father pushing him to stay in New York

    May 15, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

    Knicks' Smith shoots during their win over the Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    J.R. Smith has choices to make, and like most NBA players the decision will really be about the money. He just may be more naked about it. Smith has a one-year option with the Knicks for next year at just a shade under $2.5 million. Conventional wisdom is that Smith would opt out of that…

  22. Report: J.R. Smith thinking of picking up option with Knicks

    May 11, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith attempts to dunk the ball in their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in New York

    The lesson here: Never listen to what players tweet late at night. The Knicks’ J.R. Smith — after an unimpressive playoffs and dreadful Game 5 — fired back at his numerous critics on twitter and said he might not come back to the Knicks. Smith has a $2.5 million player option for next season. But…

  23. Will twitter help drive J.R. Smith away from Knicks? No, but money might.

    May 10, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    Knicks' Smith shoots during their win over the Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    We need to start this out with three background facts: 1. J.R. Smith is active on twitter (@TheRealJRSmith). 2. J.R. Smith has a $2.5 million option with the Knicks for next year that everyone knew he would not take — he was going to become a free agent and see what the market would offer.…

  24. Don’t look for Knicks to make many offseason moves, just big one

    May 10, 2012, 9:09 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks - Game Four

    Before the first jump ball tipped off the season on Christmas, this was the season everyone thought the Knicks would take a step forward. Maybe only to the second round of the playoffs, but they were going to be good. At least the third best team in the East. Instead, they had to fight their…

  25. Knicks return to iso ‘Melo, get knocked out of playoffs by Heat

    May 9, 2012, 10:51 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Anthony is guarded by Miami Heat's James during the fourth quarter in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round basketball playoff series in Miami

    This year was supposed to be different for New York, and it certainly was unlike any season you can remember — Linsanity, injuries, Mike D’Antoni out and Mike Woodson in, a return to ‘Melo ball not seen since Denver. But it ended like every Knicks playoff series since 2000 — without the team advancing past…

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