The next 36 games will likely determine point guard Reggie Jackson’s career trajectory. Jackson, 24, will become a restricted free agent after the season, assuming he doesn’t exercise a $3.4 million qualifying offer Oklahoma City will almost certainly extend him. How much a team will offer him and what his role will be for the foreseeable future will probably be decided over the duration of the regular season and in the postseason, if the 23-23 Thunder even reach the Western playoffs. Before
The New York Knicks have been by far the most surprising team in the NBA, and not for a good reason. With Phil Jackson running things and bringing in his disciple in Derek Fisher to coach, no one saw this coming. They’re now 8-37, the worst team in the league, and just trade two of their better players away to the Cleveland Cavaliers for basically nothing.
Terrence Jones could return as soon as Wednesday for the Rockets, who upgraded his status to questionable for the team’s showdown with Western rival Dallas. It’s the first time in months that the Rockets have changed Jones’ status from “out”. Jones, a third-year power forward from Kentucky, has missed Houston’s last 41 games with a nerve issue affecting his left leg. At one point, his mobility was so limited that Jones worried if his basketball career might be over. But Jones has
Every team wants a player in the NBA All-Star Game. Just this week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban complained that the voting system is “absolutely, positively broken” and lobbied for the NBA to provide additional roster spots for reserves who may have been overlooked by the fans. His reasoning was that leading vote-getter Stephen Curry received a mere 1.5 million votes, which is a miniscule total when you consider the global, electronic balloting process. As he often does, Cuban made some good
The Madison Square crowd was in a frenzy. New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams had just called a meaningless timeout with 8.1 seconds left and his team down 99-92 to a New York Knicks team that had lost 16 straight games dating back to Dec. 12. New Orleans failed to score after the timeout, and the Knicks won at home for the first time since Nov. 22. A 2-3 road trip against Eastern opponents looks bad enough for a New Orleans Pelicans
The NBA has partnered up with Kumho Tire to bring something extra to the 2015 All-Star Weekend in New York City/Brooklyn this year. Kumho Tire has also announced their comprehensive plans to bring a large scale creative throughout the city leading up to the events of the weekend. Carmelo Anthony will serve as their brand ambassador for the campaign, and will be featured throughout Kumho’s creative and promotions.
BROOKLYN – You don’t need a watch to know the time for the Memphis Grizzlies to win a title is now. If you did, acquiring Jeff Green was the beeping alarm clock that woke up the rest of the Western Conference. With Green, Memphis has the missing piece to compete atop the vaunted West.
The New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks are getting ready for their game when they face off in London on Thursday. It will be the last game of the 2014-15 NBA season that is played outside of the country. The Global Games will come to an end for the season, but the NBA will still be working on its relationships and partnerships throughout the entire world.