NBA Rumors and News for October 9, 2013


Wednesday, October 9 Daily Trivia: Carmelo Anthony is fifth among active players with a career playoff average of 25.4 points per game. Who is ahead of him? Answer below. LeBron likes new look Pistons Posted at 09:19 PM ET Miami Heat forward LeBron James was intrigued by the offseason makeover of the Detroit Pistons, reports Michael Wallace of ESPN. The team brought back championship guard Chauncey Billups as well as acquired former Atlanta Hawks star Josh Smith and high-scoring ex-Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings.


Bernucca: 10 Predictions for the 2013-14 Season

Kevin Durant

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


Bernucca: The Disabled Dozen — Key Injuries as Camps Start


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


Woodson’s ’14-15 Option Picked Up (By Worldwide Wes?)


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


The Glen Grunwald Era Ends: How Did He Do?


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