In an interview with SovSport, the big Russian sports publication, Sergey Karasev’s father, a coach himself, says the Nets guard wants to be traded and criticizes Lionel Hollins and the organization, saying the team is in “total disarray.”
October 21, 2016 | 9:36 am EDT Update
Still: Keep an eye on Iman Shumpert. Several teams, including Minnesota, have inquired about his availability in the past few weeks and gotten the impression Cleveland is ready to talk, according to several league sources. The Cavs won’t salary-dump Shump for nothing, but given their tax situation, cutting payroll by a few million promises exponential savings.
If the Celtics conclude this season’s team can’t make real playoff noise, Bradley becomes a sneaky interesting trade piece even though Danny Ainge loves him. (Thomas is indispensable; Boston has no one else who can skitter into the teeth of enemy defenses.)
The Hawks releasing point guard Will Bynum on Friday, a move that reduces their roster to 16 players. The Hawks will need to make one more roster move to get to the maximum of 15 players.
Under Armour has unveiled its latest version of a shoe endorsed by Stephen Curry, its most important spokesman, on Friday. The first colorway of the shoe, called the Dub Nation Heritage, in Warriors blue and yellow, will be on sale on Tuesday for $140.
October 21, 2016 | 8:55 am EDT Update
Hornacek indicated the Knicks could have enough reserve bigs after starters Joakim Noah and Kristaps Porzingis. He named Kyle O’Quinn, Willy Hernangomez, Marshall Plumlee, saying that group could be sufficient. That leaves big men Lou Amundson, Maurice Ndour and guard J.P. Tokoto as potential three cuts to get down to 15.