With Phil Jackson gone, it’s not as farfetched for the Knicks to consider taking back Iman Shumpert, who had been looking at a change of scenery, too. Shumpert was the Knicks’ first-round pick in 2011. Still, many league sources believe the salary-cap mathematics for an Anthony trade still will be tough to pull off with Cleveland.
January 16, 2018 | 9:14 pm EST Update
The reigning slam dunk champion won’t be back in time to defend his crown but would like to see Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell participate in Los Angeles just like the rest of the world. “Definitely. Just based off the highlights that I’ve seen and just watching his game. I like his game,” Glenn Robinson III said. “I know a lot of people do and a lot of fans is excited and that’s the most important part. So I think that he definitely is going to be on that list to be in it.”
Glenn Robinson III: “Unfortunately I can’t do it this year because of my ankle but I would love to get back in it but it was a helluva experience for me,” he added. “Last year, going down there I was kind of the underdog and people didn’t expect for me to win it or didn’t know what I had in storage but (Donovan’s) got some bunnies so he will come up with something.”
Oladipo is enjoying the finest year of his pro career, averaging All-Star numbers with 24.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his fifth season. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard is also open to participating. He posted a game-high 28 points in Indiana’s 109-94 victory in Utah Monday. “I don’t know. We’ll see,” Oladipo said of the dunk contest. “Given the opportunity, I might go out there and help Glenn defend his gem since he can’t do it.”
Kerry Eggers: Phoenix coach Jay Triano (ex-Blazer) ass’t) on why he’ll vote for @Damian Lillard as All-Star: “I’m biased because of my time here, but the way he approaches the game, his attitude toward the game, how serious he is about his craft. He always seems to rise to the occasion.”
Josh Lewenberg: Earlier today, Lowry had an interesting theory for all the fighting/quasi-fighting going on in the NBA recently: “It really is that time of the year”. Mid-season, about a month until All-Star and then the stretch run, some guys/teams are a little restless.
Blake Griffin and the L.A. Clippers Foundation have partnered with non-profit Vision To Learn and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to provide free eye exams and glasses to every LAUSD student in need throughout the district. Out of over 600,000 LAUSD students, an estimated 15 to 20 percent need glasses. Over the next two years, every student K-12th grade in LAUSD who needs an eye exam and glasses will get them, free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the L.A. Clippers Foundation, Blake Griffin, and LAUSD.