This is the time of year where everyone and their mothers offer up a series of fearless prognostications about the upcoming NBA season. Here’s what I can tell you about my skills at predicting the future. If I was really any good at it, I wouldn’t be wasting it on the NBA season. And neither would anyone else. I am not reading tea leaves, interpreting tarot cards, gazing into crystal balls, holding seances, poring over analytics or buying classified information on the
In today’s news, the Knicks are encouraged by what they’ve seen from Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani so far, George Karl is itching for another coaching opportunity, and Vladimir Radmonivic has officially retired from the NBA.
In today’s headlines, Mike Woodson addressed J.R. Smith’s five game suspension, Dwight Howard revealed that his former coach was encouraging of a move to Houston and Delonte West has signed a deal to play in China.
With NBA training camps now open, every team will be using October to try to answer questions about their rosters. But for teams with injured stars, the questions have greater significance. Like, how long can the Lakers stay afloat without Kobe Bryant? Is Danny Granger going to come off the bench for the Pacers? Are the Warriors really a better team without David Lee? No less than nine current or former All-Stars will start the 2013-14 season with doubt swirling around them because they
Take Mike Woodson off your Most Likely Coach to Be Fired list. In his first major move since replacing Glen Grunwald, Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills announced today that the team has picked up the option on Woodson’s contract for the 2014-15 season. Anyone who speculated that Woodson would be a lame duck at the mercy of Carmelo Anthony’s whims? Well, doesn’t look like that’s the case. Woodson is entering his second full season after being named interim head coach on
In today’s NBA news, Glen “Big Baby” Davis will be forced to miss training camp due to a foot injury, and the New York Knicks hire a new general manager.
The last time I spoke to Glen Grunwald in person, we exchanged pleasantries at Madison Square Garden — and I teased him about not speaking to the media on a regular basis. I even made the point that he had hurt his candidacy for Executive of the Year by being unavailable to the press corps when the ‘Bockers were off to their sizzling start. Grunwald chuckled at the remark, smirked and shook his head from side to side. He understood my
In today’s news, the Pacers finally signed Paul George to a much-anticipated contract extension. Meanwhile, Raymond Felton and the Trail Blazers continued their very public media feud.