SH Blog: Kidd rips Nets after loss to Pacers, Ray Allen explains how frustrated he was with Boston

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KiddIs this how things are going to be for the Brooklyn Nets without their starting center? In the first game since losing Brook Lopez to a season-ending foot injury, the Nets got ripped by the Indiana Pacers and suffered an embarrassing 103-86 loss at home.

To be fair, they did lose to the best team in the league (at least from a record perspective). The Pacers are ranked No. 1 in defensive rating and allow a league best 89.4 points. That’s pretty much in line with what they did against the Nets. 

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SH Blog: Lowry wanted to be traded for much of the season, Woodson says he can win with any team


Kyle LowryWith the New York Knicks struggling to find any sort of consistency at the point guard position this season, they have reportedly been looking to trade for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.

That would be a fantastic addition, as his presence would provide some toughness and generate some easier baskets for a team that relies so much on isolation plays. But what is the price of acquiring a guard of his caliber? Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has the details on that below:

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SH Blog: Iguodala says Sixers fans used to curse at him all the time, Rondo denies recruitment from Melo

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If you know me or follow me on twitter, you know that I follow the Golden State Warriors more closely than any other team in the league. No player intrigues me the way Stephen Curry does (can you blame me?), and the belief that this team may be good enough to come out of the West became a reality when the team acquired Andrew Bogut two seasons ago. They were half way there to prove this point last season, and look to make even a bigger mark this season with an improved roster.

Of course, they haven’t been nearly as good as expected up to this point, but that is the consequence of some unfortunate injuries (and the often-awful presence that is David Lee). The key to any amazing season involves having some good luck, and that part hasn’t happened for Golden State just yet. They did dodge a bullet when Andre Iguodala avoided serious damage to his injured hamstring, though, and things should become much smoother upon his return.

Anyway, I happily provide you with absolutely fantastic articles on some of the key players of the Warriors in today’s blog, along with other goodies, as usual. 

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SH Blog: Melo has no idea how to fix the Knicks, Wade unsure of what approach to take with current contract

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Things couldn’t have gone much uglier for the New York Knicks in the first month of the season.

They lost defensive anchor Tyson Chandler to a leg injury, J.R. Smith has been awful since coming back from a 5-game suspension, Amare Stoudemire has been a shell of himself while playing limited minutes, Iman Shumpert’s name in trade rumors has been a distraction, and Andrea Bargnani is what most of us expected him to be – a scoring forward who can’t rebound or play team defense.

The end result? Tied for the second-worst record in the league at 3-13. The Knicks are officially a mess.


Carmelo_AnthonyAfter another deflating loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at home, Carmelo Anthony believes his team lacks a winning mentality, from Ian Begley of ESPN New York:

“I think we’re playing to lose rather than playing to win right now,” Anthony said after the Knicks’ 103-99 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. “When you lose games the way we’ve been losing them at home, on the road, you start thinking a lot. You start playing a little tense. You start playing on your heels.”

“We just can’t seem to get it together,” Anthony said after scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. “We can’t seem to figure it out.”

“I don’t know what we have to do as far as coming together as a group,” Anthony said. “I don’t know if we’ve got to sit here for hours and talk and get it all out, but we’ve got to do something.”

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Tweet of the Night: Andre Iguodala impressed by Jason Kidd’s coaching antics

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KiddIn the midst of a frantic comeback and in desperate need of a win, Jason Kidd needed a timeout to call a play for his Brooklyn Nets against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Just one problem: he ran out of them in the fourth quarter.

No matter. There have been plenty of questions about his ability as a head coach with the Nets badly struggling out of the gates, but Kidd came up with one trick that probably deserves to be a Top 10 play of the day: