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Pau Gasol Open to Reunion With Phil Jackson

Pau Gasol Open to Reunion With Phil Jackson

Well, that didn’t take long. Every summer, come hell or high water, the New York Knicks are linked to free agents they cannot afford. Not even a full day into their 2014 offseason, they were linked to Los Angeles Lakers free agent Pau Gasol. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears, Gasol is interested in [...]

April 18, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

DeMar DeRozan Says NBA Playoffs ‘Ain’t Rocket Science’

DeMar DeRozan Says NBA Playoffs ‘Ain’t Rocket Science’

Name five things more difficult than playing in the NBA playoffs. Pogo-sticking nude down the busiest of causeways during rush hour in blizzard-like conditions. Tap dancing across a tightrope that’s strung across the mouth of a volcano. Riding on the back of Gustave, the man-eating crocodile. Sitting through any Jamie Kennedy movie for more than [...]

April 18, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Danny Ainge Thinks Rondo Will Have ‘Career’ Year in 2014-15

Danny Ainge Thinks Rondo Will Have ‘Career’ Year in 2014-15

Is Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge above premature attempts to drum up a player’s trade value? I’m not sure. Kidding. Or am I? No, I’m definitely kidding. But that doesn’t make Ainge’s infinite faith in Rondo any less weird. Speaking with The Boston Globe‘s Gary Washburn, Ainge made it crystal clear he expects big [...]

April 16, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Andrew Bogut Sidelined Indefinitely, Could Miss Playoffs

Andrew Bogut Sidelined Indefinitely, Could Miss Playoffs

There’s nothing like seeing a multimillion-dollar investment go up in flames at the worst possible time. Why yes, we are referencing the Golden State Warriors’ relationship with the injury-prone Andrew Bogut. How did you know? The Warriors announced on Monday that Bogut has been diagnosed with a rib fracture and will be sidelined indefinitely. Official: [...]

April 15, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Lakers In ‘No Rush’ to Fire Mike D’Antoni

Lakers In ‘No Rush’ to Fire Mike D’Antoni

I give up. When it comes to matters of Mike D’Antoni and the Los Angeles Lakers, I give up. Their relationship is complicated, compounded by being a big-market team in the midst of the worst season in franchise history and playing host to an overwhelming number of rumors and speculation and questions and various other [...]

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Amar’e Stoudemire Says Knicks May Be Best Team in NBA ‘On Paper’

Amar’e Stoudemire Says Knicks May Be Best Team in NBA ‘On Paper’

Holy. Crap. On a Sunday teeming with what-ifs and regrets for the New York Knicks, Amar’e Stoudemire managed to steal the show. Prior to the Knicks’ victory over the Chicago Bulls, the always confident, rarely pigheaded Stoudemire uttered 11 words that may alter your perception of him for ever: 'On paper we might be the [...]

April 14, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Mike Woodson: Phil Jackson ‘Staying Out’ of the Way

Mike Woodson: Phil Jackson ‘Staying Out’ of the Way

Phil Jackson is giving New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson autonomy. For now. Speaking with reporters after practice on Wednesday, ahead of the Knicks’ Friday night about against the Toronto Raptors, Woodson revealed that Jackson hasn’t been as “hands on” with the team and is instead letting them do their thing, according to ESPN [...]

April 11, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pelicans Entering Tank Mode A Little Too Late

Pelicans Entering Tank Mode A Little Too Late

Damn. What’s a four-letter word for “this totally sucks, but it wouldn’t have sucked if it had happened a tad sooner?” Yeah, let’s stick with damn while really thinking about dropping F-Bombs. In untimely fashion, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Thursday that Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon will miss the remainder of this season: The [...]

April 11, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Brett Brown: It’s ‘Really Important’ Sixers Land Star in Draft

Brett Brown: It’s ‘Really Important’ Sixers Land Star in Draft

Tanking is done for a reason in the NBA. Remember that. Never forget it. Deliberate losing is not supposed to be done in vain. A light is supposed to exist at the end of the tunnel, in the NBA draft, where a future superstar theoretically waits. That’s why teams tank. That’s why they lose, why [...]

April 10, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0

John Calipari to Lakers Rumors Get Weird

John Calipari to Lakers Rumors Get Weird

Bad timing much? Before Kentucky ceded national championship bragging rights to UConn Monday night, untimely rumors started swirling. It began when former Kentucky star Rex Chapman tweeted that “win or lose” against UConn, John Calipari was already planning on coaching the Los Angeles Lakers next season: Was messin' 'round on Sat nite re: Cal. But [...]

April 8, 2014 dfavale Dan Favale 0