Mehmet Okur retires at 33


Mehmet Okur, the first talented big man to make the move from Turkey to the NBA, has announced his retirement at age 33. Okur was never the same player after he ruptured his Achilles tendon in April, 2010. Though he returned to the court with the Utah Jazz the following year and played 13 games, and spent part of last season with the New Jersey Nets after the NBA lockout, Okur was not the force he once was. “A player of certain level should say goodbye to


Podcast: Heat-Knicks in Eastern Conference finals?


There is only one undefeated team remaining in the NBA, and New Yorkers would be ecstatic about it if they weren’t spending all of their time on gasoline lines and on hold with Con Edison. In Miami, the Heat’s lopsided loss to the Knicks has already been written off, and they are penciling themselves into the NBA Finals — as is their right, sort of. Here’s the thing: The Knicks have been rebuilt to defeat the Heat with a combination of size,


Danny Granger out 3 months for Pacers

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced that Danny Granger received an injection Tuesday to treat left patellar tendinosis. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Team medical personnel are looking at a recovery time of approximately three months, the Pacers said in a news release. More from Zach Harper of “Three months? That really sucks. If Granger ends up being out for three months, that puts his return around All-Star Weekend in February. If he doesn’t come back


Sheridan Hoops MVP Rankings After Week One

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Once upon a time, I discouraged any and all MVP talk until a quarter of the season (at the very least) had been played. Nowadays, I am a reformed man — and I have Sam Presti, Clay Bennett, Daryl Morey and Rob Pelinka to thank. After slightly less than one week of the NBA season, we find ourselves in a situation no one could have envisioned in the waning days of October. The game of poker between James Harden (repped by


Tweet of the Day: Jamaal Tinsley


IM PROUD TO BE FROM NYC, THE CITY IS SHOWING RESILIENCE, PATIENCE & CONTRIBUTING BEYOND MEASURES DURING THESE TIMES #REBUILD #SANDY — Jamaal Tinsley (@jatinsley) November 4, 2012 I am with you Jamaal. So many people deserve so much praise. But then again, there are moments that make you bang you forehead against the wall … or the concrete … or the downed tree that has been blocking your street for six days. That latter category is what we are dealing with here at


Colangelo likes Doc Rivers, not David Blatt, as next Team USA coach


Doc Rivers is one of the top choices — of not the top choice — to become the next coach of Team USA. This is a subject that was speculated upon in the immediate aftermath of Team USA’s gold medal triumph in London, and there is reason to believe it is closer to becoming a reality. Why? Take a look at the transcript below from Colangelo’s recent interview on SheridanHoopsRadio. When the subject of who would replace Mike Krzyzewski was raised, Colangelo threw Rivers’


Poll: When Will Mike Brown get fired?


A letter of reprimand has been issued on company letterhead to the knucklehead roaming this site who predicted the Lakers would win 70 games. The editor used extremely strong language, in part to placate tweeps who mock, righteously. So we move on to the next thing. You don’t need a Princeton degree to see the Princeton offense isn’t quite working for the Lakers, who are 0-2 and could be without Steve Nash tonight when they play their cross-hallway rivals, the Clippers. If the


SH Blog: Waxing poetic on new Brooklyn Arena, which is dark tonight


Congratulations to the New Jersey Brooklyn Nets for resisting the urge to relocate tonight’s opener to the Meadowlands, or to the Prudential Center in Newark, or to the Teaneck Armory (if it still exists) — all places they used to call home. Their super-hyped opener against the New York Knicks has been postponed until Nov. 26 because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which caused more devastation than New Yorkers and NewJerseyans are accustomed to handling. Fistfights at gas stations? Check. An inordinate amount