The Los Angeles Clippers today acquired forward Lamar Odom from the Dallas Mavericks as part of a four-team trade also involving the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets. The Clippers sent point guard Mo Williams to the Jazz and the draft rights to Furkan Aldemir, the Clippers’ second round selection (53rd overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft, to Houston, while the Jazz conveyed the draft rights of Tadija Dragicevic, Utah’s second round pick (53rd overall) in the 2008 NBA Draft to Dallas. To complete the
NEW YORK — The Knicks came out winners again Friday in the arbitration case involving Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak’s free agency after the NBA and the players’ union reached a settlement and the league dropped its appeal of arbitrator Kenneth Dam’s ruling. Lin and Novak, who were acquired by New York through waiver claims, will have “Early Bird” rights that will allow the Knicks to exceed the salary cap to re-sign them. In essence, it means New York can use its
Ben Gordon was once the linchpin of the Detroit Pistons’ rebuilding plan after their long run of Eastern Conference finals appearances ended. He turned out to be such a bad signing – OK, not as bad as Charlie Villanueva that same summer of 2009 – that Joe Dumars had to sacrifice a future No. 1 pick just to get rid of him. The Pistons traded Gordon to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday for Corey Maggette, another free agent bust from a couple
// NEW YORK — Free agency opens in less than a week, unless the New York Knicks go to court to halt it. Is that really possible? Well, nothing can be ruled out with the Knicks sitting in a state of limbo after the NBA said it would appeal an arbitrator’s decision granting full Bird rights to Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak (along with J.J. Hickson of the Portland Trail Blazers and Chauncey Billups of the Los Angeles Clippers.) If the ruling stands,
At what point does a championship celebration turn into a four-day bender? Just askin’, ya know? Cuz the Heat are still going strong, at least according to this twitpic sent out by Miami owner Micky Arison, along with a bonus tweet below from Dwyane Wade that went out at 2 a.m. EDT.
It is not cool to call someone a “fag.” Especially when your Twitter profile describes you as a “Renaissance Man.” It is a slur, one of the most reviled words in the English language, which Amare Stoudemire came to realize this weekend. According to a story on Deadspin, Twitter user Brian Ferrelli received a DM (direct message) from Stoudemire’s Twitter account after Ferrelli tweeted him to “step up his shit.” There was a problem with the blakbirdpie shortcode When we first saw the DM in question, there was some concern that
NEW YORK — The NBA announced this afternoon it will appeal an arbitrator’s ruling that granted full “Bird rights” to players claimed off waivers, including Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak of the New York Knicks. In an unexpected victory for the players’ union and the Knicks, arbitrator Kenneth Dam ruled that a player’s Bird rights travel with him when his contract is claimed off waivers. The Knicks acquired Lin and Novak in that manner, and they will now have the right