Pittsburgh’s Jamel Artis has agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with the Knicks, according to his agent Daniel Hazan. Artis will join the club in summer league and will be with the team in training camp in the fall where he will have a chance to earn a roster spot.
January 20, 2018 | 8:39 pm EST Update
Erik Horne: LeBron James on the Cavs’ defense today: “I don’t think I’ve ever in my basketball life given up 148 points, not even probably in video games. They got everything they wanted – inside, outside, they had us moving.”
Now that Tim Hardaway Jr. is healthy and back playing, he wants to help the Knicks reach the playoffs. That’s his singular goal, and he won’t be happy if the Knicks fall short. “We’re trying to make the playoffs, point blank,” Hardaway said following practice Saturday at UCLA. “Myself being in the playoffs the past two seasons I wouldn’t want anything less. Anything less than that to me isn’t a good season. I want to go out there and do whatever I can on my behalf and my part to help the team win.”
Josh Lewenberg: Some big pre-game news from @Twolves_PR: Wolves will be without Jimmy Butler (and Jamal Crawford) tonight. Robs us of what would have been a fun DeMar/Jimmy matchup but Raptors catch a bit of a break on 2nd night of a b2b. Butler’s having a great season.
The Zion Williamson Sweepstakes is over — and Duke is the surprise winner. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound power forward chose the Blue Devils over Clemson, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina during his ESPN2 announcement Saturday night.
January 20, 2018 | 7:53 pm EST Update
Chris Fedor: #Cavs LeBron James on Ty Lue possibly fired: “I would hope not, but really don’t know. I don’t know what’s going to happen with our team. I have no idea what conversations have been going on. I’ve been trying to stay as laser-sharp as I can to keep my guys ready to go out & play”