David Pick: Alexey Shved has turned down Knicks offer and is weighing return to Europe, said agent Obrad Fimic.
October 13, 2015 | 10:19 pm EDT Update
The Associated Press: BREAKING: Sheriff says former NBA star Lamar Odom found unresponsive at Nevada brothel, hospitalized.
Odom was staying at the Love Ranch Vegas in Crystal, Nevada, one of the establishments owned by famed brothel owner Dennis Hof. Odom was vomiting but with “some kind of foam stuff coming out of his mouth,” Hof said. He was found passed out shortly after 7 p.m. New York time. “This is serious,” Hof told The News. “He might not make it.”
October 13, 2015 | 10:08 pm EDT Update
Matt Pearce: Last I’ve been able to find out, Lamar Odom has been taken to a second hospital.
October 13, 2015 | 9:52 pm EDT Update
October 13, 2015 | 9:43 pm EDT Update
Tony Allen: Word up RT: Roger Mason Jr: Praying for Lamar Odom today.
October 13, 2015 | 9:11 pm EDT Update
Lamar Odom is fighting for his life after falling into unconsciousness at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada … TMZ Sports has learned. Sources at the Love Ranch tell us … 35-year-old Odom arrived at the Ranch Saturday and was partying with the girls for days. A source at the Ranch said Lamar was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra.
We spoke with Hof … who tells us Tuesday afternoon, a woman went into Odom’s room in the VIP suites and found him unconscious. We’re told the woman began screaming for the manager — who called 911. The manager rolled Lamar over on his side and saw “mucus-type liquid coming out of his nose ad mouth.”
An ambulance took Lamar to Pahrump hospital, where doctors intubated him … an indication he could not breathe on his own. We’re told Lamar is being airlifted from the hospital to Las Vegas for more treatment. Our sources tell us, “It’s not good.” We’re told Lamar had been partying at the ranch by himself — with no friends or entourage — and is now alone at the hospital. The ranch staff says they want to be in the room with Lamar but since they’re not allowed since they’re not family.
October 13, 2015 | 6:11 pm EDT Update
The lone player with a guaranteed deal (nearly $1 million) on the bubble appears to be center Robert Sacre. While he’s a legitimate 7-footer, and an exuberant locker room presence, Sacre may need to beat out both Tarik Black and Upshaw to keep his position. Black is non-guaranteed at $845,059. While he’s a bit undersized, Black is also a great teammate and is more athletic than Sacre.
Upshaw, on a rookie contract at $525,093, comes in with a very different reputation after getting dismissed from both Fresno State and Washington for team violations. At Washington, Upshaw blocked 4.5 shots a game. He has great size for a center and tremendous potential, but only if he can keep his personal life in order. The Lakers are likely to keep two of the three, and midway through the preseason Sacre may be on the outside looking in.
Thus far rookie Marcelo Huertas, an international veteran from Brazil, has been sidelined with a minor hamstring strain. Despite his absence, the Lakers may choose to keep him as a needed true, backup point guard — over both Brown and Frazier. Like Frazier, Texas forward Holmes has potential but making the roster may be a long shot. Both may end up in the NBA Development League with the D-Fenders.