Get your MetroCards ready. NBA All-Star Weekend 2015 will be in New York, with the marquee events split between Madison Square Garden in Manhattan and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The league made the announcement Wednesday with most of the bigwigs on hand. In attendance at the Industria Superstudio in Manhattan were New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Commissioner David Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, Knicks owner James Dolan and Barclays Center owner Bruce Ratner. “New York City is the basketball capital of the
Kevin Durant is a great player. He deserves a great owner. Durant may not know it yet, but he is becoming this generation’s Jerry West: a fantastic talent and class act whose career was marked by finishing second. In 14 seasons, West twice finished second in scoring (also winning once). He never won an MVP award, finishing third once and second a record four times. And he lost the NBA Finals seven times before finally winning in his 13th season. In six seasons,
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended five games by the NBA for violating the anti-drug program. The NBA made the announcement Friday, continuing a string of off-court news for Smith, the reigning Sixth Man Award winner. Two days after winning the Sixth Man Award, Smith was suspended one game for elbowing Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. Upon his return, he shot just 29 percent (34-of-117) – including 13-of-50 from 3-point range
This is how you know your star transcends the universe where it was created. LeBron James – two-time defending champion, four-time MVP, best player on the planet – was the topic of three different stories Tuesday. And none of them were about NBA basketball. Not one, not two … Three.
With transactions reduced from a torrent to a trickle, the NBA is now truly in its offseason. Yes, there’s still a few prominent names out there – Lamar Odom, Corey Maggette and Tyrus Thomas among them – but no one who is going to crash our list of the top 10 free agent signings.
Caron Butler was in Phoenix hardly long enough to work on his tan. Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Suns earlier this summer, Butler was shipped to his hometown Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday in a deal that landed Ishmael Smith and Slava Kravtsov. The trade also created more cap room for the Suns, who exchanged Butler’s expiring $8 million deal for the combined $2.5 million of Kravtsov ($1.5 million) and Smith ($950,000). “This deal gives us significant cap space as well
We are back with the 2013-14 edition of the Sheridan Hoops team-by-team season preview index. In August, we asked bloggers who cover the NBA to give us five things to watch for the teams they cover for the upcoming season. You can read them simply by clicking on the team logo or name below. You can also get caught up on each team’s payroll, draft picks and financial outlooks with our salary cap analysis index.
Whenever the NBA and the Players Association negotiate a collective bargaining agreement, the media – including Sheridan Hoops – goes to great lengths to understand and explain its rules, exceptions and nuances. But since the first wave of players began making the jump from high school to the NBA in the mid-1990s, the premise of every new CBA could be summed up in six words: To save the owners from themselves. Restraint never has been the collective strength of NBA owners. In