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Is it possible Jim Buss figures it out in LA? Of course. Hope may have been misplaced but it's not lost. It's messy, but it is the Lakers.
Not saying Kobe isn't worth every penny of that 2-year, $50 million deal off the court, but on the court? Now? C'mon.
Of course, Jordan played the Wizards and played for them. Phil's playing the Knicks but will he coach them?(Thought of that all by myself)
What do you think Kobe Bryant's extension would have looked like if the Lakers waited until the end of the season?
Phil's ploy is similar to Michael Jordan's negotiations with the Wizards. Kept asking for more and more.
I'm hearing that Phil Jackson keeps changing the terms of his deal with Knicks. Could mean money and/or living arrangement and/or power.
If Kobe is back by opening night 2014-15, it will be his first game in over 10 months and just his 7th in over 18 months.
Amar'e Stoudemire will not play tonight. Team is calling it a recovery day for his knee. Tyson Chandler (personal reasons) is also out.
Small but persistent % of Raider Nation goes racist faster than any group of fans in the universe. Because 4-12 is great?
(is that how angry self promotion works?)
Deering clocked at 4.37 in second try at 40.
There it is. Jeremy Deering rips off a 4.37 40 on his second try, which yielded a response from teammates
The last time Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash played in the same game together was March 30, 2013.
Kevin Garnett (back) is likely out through Saturday. Maestro Ennio Morricone (back) has his Barclays concert moved to June 13.
Since April 13, 2013, Kobe Bryant & Steve Nash have played in 16 combined games and 0 games together.
With 18 games left, the Lakers are shutting down Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, who combined to play 16 games this season.
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For free agents, the NBA is a barren landscape filled with great money but slim opportunities to win a title. Phil in NY alters that a bit
Don't have access to times yet, but Deering appeared to stumble at the start of his 40. He'll get another shot.
Kobe now has even more time to plot his revenge tour ...
Nets sent a detailed injury report on Ennio Morricone, who had surgery for a slipped disc and cannot conduct this month at Barclays Center.
Mark Jackson a $6M coach? Isn't he just fighting to keep his job at this point?
Larry Bird says about Pacers that he's "not mad, just disappointed."My mom used to say this & it always stung more than if she were just mad
Woodson says Amar'e should be back Saturday and that Cole Aldrich would start at center tonight.
For all the Patriots fans: WR Brandon Coleman is Rutgers' only projected draft pick. Handful of guys will get NFL looks.
Kind of odd now - and then - that Amare played half the 4th quarter if blowout Monday.
If you are in Orlando and need to gas up near the airport, stay away from SUN and go less than a mile to other gas pumps.
Savon Huggins shows up at pro day with his right arm in a sling.
Carmelo was told by Knicks same thing they've told reporters; expect Phil here. But nothing yet on Phil'a end.
Savon Huggins just walked in here with his right arm in a sling. We're told Kyle Flood will address it at his pre-spring practice presser
Phil has always created a great atmosphere for his teams, had great love for them. The front office, not so much.
Dr. Jerry Buss hated the triangle mostly. Encouraged front office staff to look for run and gun talent, was always moving away from it.
Phil needs full control to establish the triangle and prevent meddling from the front office.
Melo said he's never spoken to Phil Jackson and hasn't spoken to Kobe about him I'd imagine that conversation will be interesting.
Woodson said he talks w Stoudemire every day abt how he feels. Suggested that NYK backed off since Amare said he needed a day.
In 2002, Phil reassigned Tex to sit behind the bench. Hurt Tex's feelings terribly. But Phil knows how to create space for the right coach.
Carmelo says he has great respect for Phil Jackson. But said he's actually never spoken to him before.
Carmelo insisted that he doesn't need to be consulted about every thing happening in the org
Carmelo after shootaround this morning: "you can always use a Phil Jackson." Says front office told him about pursuit a couple of days ago.
With Amare resting his knee and Chandler not with team, Woodson will start Aldrich at center.
Should've added before: Carmelo said front-office folks approached him about the Phil Jackson pursuit a few days ago.
Or you can beg Phil Jackson to work and live in New York for $15 million a year.
Triangle has long been a college offense, where there's time to teach it. In the pro game, it helps to merge it with a volume scorer.
Pats host the Broncos again next season. That Week 1 Sunday night game would be perfect if Gronk's back.
Melo said he has never spoken to Jackson and still hasn't since he's reached agreement in principle.
Woodson says he still doesn't have a better sense as to when Chandler would come back. Martin still not involved in bball activities.
Here's an idea for Knicks, give Glen Grunwald or Ed Stefanski $2 million to be GM & give Tom Thibodeau or Mark Jackson $6 million to coach.
Tex+Phil had to adjust the triangle their first year in Chicago to a one guard front to allow team time to adjust. Might do the same in NY
It's cole Aldrich time.
Woodson says Amare will play Saturday.
I don't know Melo, but if he's willing to adjust to the triangle, he'll find a new, unexpected freedom, and maybe a title or two.
OL Andre Civil tops in bench press with 28 reps. DE Marcus Thompson with 27.
Woodson says Aldrich will start
Melo, on whether it makes a difference to him if Phil was coaching instead of in front office: Says he has enough knowledge to help anyway
Jeremy Deering 33.5 inch vertical jump. Pro day is built for his athleticism.
Melo said he hasn't once talked to Phil Jackson since he has been in the NBA.
Melo said the Knicks front office told him about Phil a couple of days ago.
Carmelo says told Phil will be joining franchise, They came to him couple of days ago.
Triangle features "automatics"/quick reads in which players spread the floor+surprise the defense for playoff butt whippings over the years
Carmelo says he doesn't see the Jackson acquisition as impacting his FA decision a ton
Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio at Rutgers pro day.
Melo said he has heard Phil will be on board, but it is not official yet.
Brandon Coleman is not running the 40 today at Rutgers, nor should he. Ran a 4.56 at the NFL Draft Combine last month.
Carmelo says it couldn't hurt to have Jackson involved in front office
A CAA van just veered into an (unoccupied) bus shelter outside my apartment. Ironic, or depressing?
Triangle is based on players reading the defense and reacting, rather than on the coach calling out plays.
Melo says he think Aldrich and Tyler will play tonight to make up for Tyson and Amare
Triangle is a tough adjustment for guards, wings, ball dominators. Not so much for post players. Creates great angles for feeding the post
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Last tweet I meant non-current RU players. I'm aware many have RU ties. Only 140 characters.
Knicks will go again without Tyson Chandler, who is dealing with illness in family.
Cruncha Muncha ... this is really a thing we're going to tolerate, America?
But the triangle is a two-guard front, predicated on the pass, not on some fancy dan point guard breaking things down off the dribble.
The triangle hasn't gone away. You see bits and pieces of it and the philosophy all across the game. It's an old, old part of the sport.
As Tex told me once, Phil always had a tendency to rub other coaches' noses in it, that he gloated too much after all that success.
Other NBA coaches often insist that the triangle offense is a ruse, that somehow Tex+Phil did it with mirrors+great players. Great debate.
Hard to imagine the excitement Tex Winter would feel right now with the idea that his triangle might take root in NY on the world stage.
Non-RU players participating in pro day: Malcolm Bush, Dawan Nolton, Eddie Poole, Mason Robinson, Scott Simonson, Rashad White, David Wood.
Personnel from 25 teams are here in Piscataway for Rutgers Pro Day
Plumlee will start again for the Nets in place of Garnett.
Knicks say Amar'e Stoudemire & Tyson Chandler will miss tonight's game in Boston. Stoudemire out for recovery; Chandler for personal reasons
Amare has talked about playing more but this is an odd one - Knicks call it recovery but no game last night or tomorrow. Knee trouble?
Said they would revisit it later this week but likely won't play in DC on Saturday.
Kidd said Garnett is likely out against Washington as well as tonight. Kirilenko thinks he'll play tonight
Garnett is likely out until Monday at least according to Kidd
In Atlanta. Went to get Cup a Joe. Key to room on 14th floor did not work. Went to front desk. Ahem, I am on 12th floor. 14th was yesterday.
25 NFL teams represented at Rutgers pro day.
Hopefully Embiid comes back soonish like Okafor did in '04. Bogut's issue was misdiagnosed for some time before he was finally shut down.
Knicks say no Tyson Chandler (personal reasons) or Amar'e Stoudemire (recovery day) tonight vs. celtics.
Bucks fans may recall Bogut missed much longer period with stress fracture in back in 08/09. Embiid's injury sounds less serious.
So why doesn't Jim Buss want this flash of brilliance? Well, Phil has always been able to insult people in the damndest ways, humiliate them
I have total faith in them, though.
Olivia CHOW has entered the mayoral race. If the Toronto Sun can't think of a brilliant frontpage today, they should fold.
Kirilenko: "It feels pretty good, so I hope to play tonight."
Bottom line? I hope it happens, tho I'm not convinced yet it will. Jim Buss pulling the rug out from under Big Chief taught me a lesson
The triangle offense is all about merging the supremely talented individual with the team, finding that zen and that balance between the two
Pretty fantastic that the game's greatest coach would go to its showcase franchise in NY. The Knicks sorely need a facelift, as does the NBA
Just watched Spurs-Bulls. No better show in the league than when Spurs passing/cutting game operates at full throttle.
It's official Sixers sign Varnado for the rest of the season
Tex has always maintained that the triangle is simple to learn. Ron Harper hated it, then became a master at it. Fun to watch the transition
Happy Birthday to the Jazz other Hall of Famer - THE BEAR !!!!
There's a number of former triangle players who care about the offense, who care about a system that once allowed them to dominate+overwhelm
In the words of the late Professor X, it's a vanglorious morning in South Florida: http://t.co/6xYRH6LNpP
Rick Ross raps about how he makes the best grilled cheese. I believe him.
Takes teams time to advance their understanding of the triangle. Depends on how soon the major guys embrace it. It goes against instinct.
We can see a golf ball on a green from Jupiter. Yet we can find a plane?
I'll be interested to see if Phil involves Pippen in NY. He's a true believer with a deep understanding of the triangle+defensive concepts
The triangle would fill the corner on the strong side and often deploy Melo on the weak side, "behind the defense."
Playing in the triangle would make it harder for defenses to double-team a scorer like Melo. He'd play behind the defense. MJ+Kobe loved it.
Sergio Scariolo: ‘I am sure that Lamar Odom will be back if healthy'
Reminder: Rondo won't plat tonight vs. NYK after playing a season-high 41 minutes last night.
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Shannon Brown is already on the NY roster, not that means a tremendous amount, but it's someone with experience in the offense.
Let's see. What triangle players will be available as free agents to join the Knicks? Which ones can still play? Just 1 or 2. Maybe 3.
Seriously, if they couldn't get Santana, John Smoltz migh've gotten a call next.
BREAKING: Ervin Santana injures shoulder after tripping over Frank Wren at press conference and landing on a clown.
Key part of last night's Thunder win: OKC now holds the tiebreaker over both the Spurs and Rockets. A combined 6-0 vs them this year.