Anthony Donahue: Caron Butler would be a solid pickup for The #Knicks. He told me on #33rdAnd7th he loves the moves we made and would be interested.
September 26, 2016 | 9:35 am EDT Update
Paul Pierce: This is it, my final season. It’s time to move on from the game of basketball. Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with yourself. I’m at peace with retiring, but I’ve got one more ride left. One more season. One more opportunity.
Paul Pierce: With the Clippers, in the city where I grew up, I feel like I have that opportunity on a great team. We’re hungry. We want to win a championship. After 18 NBA years, it’s hard to believe I’ll be playing in each arena for the last time. So I’m going to enjoy every practice, every bus ride, every team dinner, every time running out through the tunnel. I’m going to do my part to give us a shot at the ultimate goal.
September 26, 2016 | 8:51 am EDT Update
Smith has been in town all weekend (he attended at least two Indians games) and the two sides have maintained dialogue on a new contract, but there was no deal as of Sunday night.
A small portion of Liggins’ two-year, roughly $2 million contract is guaranteed, a team source told cleveland.com, and the second year of the deal is a team option. The significance is Liggins is the 14th player coming to camp with at least a portion of his salary guaranteed — it means the Cavs think he has a better chance to make their 15-man roster than the players in camp whose contracts aren’t guaranteed.
Yormark, the CEO of Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, the Nets parent company, didn’t identify the brands nor give a timeline for when a deal could be done. According to Sports Business Journal, the Nets are seeking “high seven figures” from advertisers. The patch, which the NBA describes as Post-It note sized, won’t be worn until the 2017-18 season. There has been only one deal since April. between StubHub and the 76ers. And SBJ notes, the market for the patches is much smaller than the league and teams had projected.