Grunwald promoted by Knicks, Myers promoted by Warriors

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Glen Grunwald has shed his interim label. The New York Knicks announced today that Grunwald has been named executive vice president and general manager. Grunwald had been serving in this role on an interim basis since July. “Glen has done a terrific job this season,” Knicks owner James Dolan said. “He is an intelligent, seasoned executive and we look forward to him continuing in the role of general manager for many years to come.” Grunwald joined the Knicks on Sep. 6, 2006 as the team’s

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The Picker, 2-0 in last two days, makes 2 picks

"Always buy the extra half-point"

"Always buy the extra half-point"

In case you haven’t heard, the big game of the night and the biggest game of the season for both teams takes place on TNT later this evening when the Suns play the Jazz, where they have had a run of recent success. “The Picker” is staying away from that game as he tries to run his four-day undefeated streak to five (yes, that’s a stretch, as he took two days off and

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Who is the Defensive Player of the Year?

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Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies had eight steals last night. Eight! He is one of the league’s toughest on-the-ball defenders — the type of guy every contending team needs on its roster to sic on the opposing team’s best scorer. Lindsay Hunter made a living out of it for years. So did Bruce Bowen. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute of the Milwaukee Bucks has joined that select group, and Andre Iguodala has made his mark in the NBA and internationally (on the

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Another pick from “The Picker”

"Always buy the extra half-point"

"Always buy the extra half-point"

Two days off did “The Picker” some good. He hit his only play yesterday, when the Sacramento Kings were 4 1/2 point favorites in Charlotte and won by 26. If only they all were that easy. “The Picker” now has a record of 19-17-2, and he is taking it light again tonight and making only a single pick. We also have another visit from Gus Forrest, who went 3-2 yesterday with both his misses coming on

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James, Jefferson named Players of the Week

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NEW YORK — LeBron James of Miami and the Utah Jazz’s Al Jefferson today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played Monday, April 16, through Sunday, April 22. James helped Miami to a 4-1 week, averaging 31.0 points on 58 percent shooting, while grabbing 7.5 rebounds and dishing out 5.5 assists per game. He did not play in Miami’s only loss of the week, an 86-84 defeat against Washington. He scored at least 25

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How long should Metta World Peace be suspended for?

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// csprtContainer(); // ]]> When I first saw Metta World Peace throw that elbow to James Harden’s head, I thought he would draw a two-game suspension at a minimum. In the 24 hours since, I have been wondering whether I set the bar too low. There was no word as of Monday afternoon from the league office on how long the former Ron Artest will be banned for his most egregious act since going into the stands and fighting fans during the infamous

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D-League Finals are set: Austin vs. Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles D-Fenders and the Austin Toros will meet in the 2012 NBA Development League Finals, with each game of the best-of-three series televised nationally on NBA TV. The 2012 Finals tip off on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET, when Austin, the No. 3 seed in this year’s NBA D-League playoffs, hosts Los Angeles, the top seed, at Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas.  The D-Fenders will then host the Toros for Game 2 on Thurs., April

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Metta World Peace faces suspension for elbowing Harden’s head

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What are you going to do, Stu? All eyes in Los Angeles and around the NBA will be on Olympic Tower in New York today, wondering how long Metta World Peace will be suspended for after he struck James Harden behind the ear with a vicious elbow that knocked the likely Sixth Man of the Year to the floor for a full minute. The initial guess here was 2 games, one of which would be a playoff game since the Lakers only have

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