Kevin Durant, Mike Krzyzewski, Jerry Colangelo and Kevin Love at a USA Basketball announcement in 2013. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) The World Cup just ended, right? I’m sure of it. I watched it. Germany beat Argentina one-to-nil in extra time, thus ending two months of highly anticipated, very engrossing fútbol (spelled as such so as to not confuse it with American football). Well, it is and it isn’t over. FIFA has had its fun,
Valuable free agents are slowly beginning to find new homes this summer, and Spencer Hawes became one of those players after agreeing to a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports detailed Hawes’ decision to join a contender while perhaps taking less money to do so:
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 2014-15 Offseason Additions: C Spencer Hawes, F-C Ekpe Udoh 2014 Draft Picks: G C.J. Wilcox Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (Brooklyn, protected 55-60, right to swap) Draft Picks Going: 2015 first round (to Boston); 2015 second round (to LA Lakers, 31-50, 56-60); 2015 second round (to Denver, 31-55); 2016 second round (to Cleveland, 31-55); 2017 first round (to Milwaukee, 1-14); 2017 second round (to Boston); 2018 second round (to Philadelphia) Trade Exceptions: Byron Mullens ($950,000, expires Feb. 20, 2015); Antawn Jamison ($880,000, expires Feb. 20, 2015); Jared
12:12 a.m. Eastern -Billy King could not talk about the 59th and 60th picks on record but those deals should be finalized by the end of the night. Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson, who were selected by other teams, will be Nets. 11:53 p.m. Eastern -Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the newest Knicks player. He hopes to bring energy and effort to the team, he told reporters. 11:44 p.m. Eastern -The Knicks just took Thanasis Antetokounpo, the older brother of Milwaukee’s Giannis. He played for Delaware in the
The ‘stuff’ hit the proverbial fan Tuesday just before lunch, as ESPN broke the that four-time NBA MVP LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul had informed the Miami Heat that he has elected to opt out of his contract and become a free agent.
New Cavs head coach David Blatt has amassed his fair share of European hardware. The NBA has plenty of Euroleague athletes among its teams’ rosters. Now, it has its first head coach. Last year, as the Boston Celtics began searching for a replacement for Doc Rivers, who was essentially traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, Blatt was mentioned by some reputable basketball writers—including our very own Chris Sheridan—as a possible candidate. However, the job went to Butler coach Brad
In this edition of the Three-Man Weave, the New York Knicks go fishing for a new coach, the NBA Finals get their first taste of flopping, and the league cannot seem to rid itself of Donald Sterling. Let’s get to the Q and A, shall we? 1. Derek Fisher is the new coach of the Knicks. Good hire or bad hire?
The Donald Sterling saga somehow appeared to be coming to a close last week when it was announced that the banished owner would withdraw his lawsuit against the NBA and agree to sell the team to Steve Ballmer for an estimated $2 billion. All of that changed quickly on Monday when Sterling decided to flip a switch and go into attack mode once again. Here is his statement on the matter, from NBC News: I would like to clarify some issues regarding