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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.
During the Wolves' playoff push, they haven't been more than a single game over .500 since November 22.
Met the great Calvin Hill last night. Told him how much I wished he'd taken part in the amazing "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29" documentary.
It’s amazing how often Marc Gasol picks out back-cutters in the high post. Also: no center in the league is better at executing ICE
Joe Crawford, Nick Buchert, Michael Smith your referees for tonight's Heat-Nets, 7 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena (Sun Sports, ESPN)
Teams I wouldn’t want to play in the first round if I was a high seed in the West: Portland, Memphis, Golden State, Phoenix, Dallas.
Only 7 of 335 players at the combine broke 4.4 in the 40. Deering is undaunted: "If it wasn't doable, it wouldn't be a goal."
Single-game tix for season ticket holders for PSU, Mich, Wiscy: $100 sideline, $85 end zone. For Howard, Tulane, Indiana: $60 side, $45 EZ.
Season ticket holders have an exclusive window for single-game tix starting 7/28. Available to general public on 8/4.
Mini-plans go on sale to season ticket holders beginning 5/19, general public on 5/27. Upper sideline $210 per seat, end zone $177 per seat.
Rutgers announces mini-plans for tix. Each plan involves 1 game from 3 groups. 1-PSU or Mich, 2-Wiscy or Indiana, 3-Howard or Tulane.
Good morning, Tweeps. Have a productive day.
FSU's Jameis Winstron said "like the national championship game" when asked about the pitching in pressure situation against UCF last night.
The Golden State Warriors have recalled guard Nemanja Nedovic from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League
You think Michael Jordan and his guys insulted the Wizards staff when they came on board there in 2000? Wait til you see Phil in NY.
MotherNature woke up on the wrong side of the bed......again ! Give me a break...please ! http://t.co/lGpBOc7UWb
How do you lose an airplane? Seriously, it weighs 800,000 pounds.
Be an impact player-make a difference in the lives of those who are in your world and outside of your space.
You'd be basically acquiring a brand because it's hard to envision Jackson doing the day-to-day tasks execs do.
Reports that the Knicks want to make Phil Jackson the highest-paid basketball executive ever. It's really mind-boggling.
Veteran guard Morris Finley, who last played in May 2013, has expressed willingness to join a team on a trial basis.
Free agent big man Kieron Achara is entertaining offers. Will visit agent Mario Scotti in Italy this weekend.
5-foot-10 veteran PG Jason Rowe is available pending final termination of his contract with Spanish Valladolid.
Arrival at hotel in Salt Lake City, 2:03am MDT. One of only 3 back to backs remaining on the schedule
You live and you learn...
According to multiple sauces...
KD on Russ w a 'little' nod to Beverley: "He took adv of every opp, posting little guys up, getting to the cup, getting to the FT line."
Well, if Chris Broussard tweets out that Kobe is likely done for the season tomorrow, then you’ll know the news actually broke on Tuesday.
According to The Oregonian, “Oregon does not make Dominic Artis available for interviews.” Why?
This week’s Most Interesting Man in the World quote: “He wouldn’t be afraid to show his feminine side, if he had one."
Bazemore is averaging 14.6 ppg on 45.9 percent shooting (40.4 percent from 3)
Dirk on Warriors: "They're a very, very, very good team. To be honest, they should be a higher seed. They're stacked at all positions."
From LA's side of things, while I thought we might hear of a late response of some sort, a reuinion would have been tougher than advertised
Wonder if bubble teams (like BYU) notice the Mountain West still plays its tournament on the home floor of regular-season also-ran UNLV?
Pop says he shows Leonard film of 3 players: "Michael, Scottie and Bruce." (Pause for punchline). "And everybody wonders, who's Bruce?"
Would make for a fascinating dynamic in NY if the reports are true. Endless storylines and a guaranteed buzz that would reach epic levels.
Asked Carmelo about Phil Jackson reports Sat: “I don’t even know what’s going on with that. Nobody came to me." Get sense Melo not a fan.
Rick Carlisle says "in his medical opinion, which isn't very medical" Devin Harris is questionable for 2moro in Utah w/ sore right Achilles
The thing about PJax to NYK is that while I can see reasons why he'd make the move (reportedly $15M of them), it still seemed like a play.
They could only snare Austin Daye on deadline day, but look at Spurs now. Kawhi's back ... and magically so is SAS ability to beat top teams
Devin Harris says he wouldn't rule tomorrow at Utah out. He's going to get treatment in the morning for his sore Achilles.
It emerged shortly after trade deadline that San Antonio tried hard to make deadline-day play for Evan Turner. Funny how things work out
Rick Carlisle says Devin Harris also suffered a sore Achilles in Denver. Not believed to be serious but questionable for Utah.
Will be interested to see/hear if the Spurs made it out of here w/o incident tonight. Weather rolled in just as game was ending.
Warriors beat Mavs 108-85. Jordan Crawford scored 19, his most since January trade to Golden State. Mavs shoot 36.6%, fall to 38-27
Solid game from Air Congo tonight: 12 points, 16 rebounds (photo by Sarah Phipps): http://t.co/urRi2gI8ti
Steve Adams angry, Steve Adams smash (AP photo): http://t.co/fkNoZIj96L
Speaking of "we'll see" .... snowstorm rolling into Chicago tonight. Travel tomorrow could get hairy for your intrepid beat writer.
Danny Green limited to 10 minutes after aggravating right wrist injury. He's a "we'll see" when it comes to tomorrow vs. Portland.
Spurs : NBA :: Gang Starr : rap
Manu Ginobili, asked if Spurs are peaking at the right time: "There are still (19) games to go, so hopefully we haven't peaked."
Portland lost its 3rd straight, Warriors about to win 4th straight, and GSW is about to be only 1.5 games behind Blazers for West 5th slot.
Gal Mekel sighting...
Nemanja Nedovic playing in his first game since December.
I'd make a joke about San Francisco finally legalizing weed, but that basically already happened 50 years ago. http://t.co/EbpTy8ZEkV
Chicago's Tony Snell summed up the state of the surging Spurs: "They have the look of a playoff team."
Ok, computer is about to die. Was keeping it up to see if Dirk passed Havlicek. Shutting down now. Hopefully tomorrow night goes better.
Pop, on riding with the bench after 32-point lead cut to eight: "I stuck with them, took a chance at a heart attack and left them out there"
Tim Duncan: "We've turned that corner. We're being a lot more consistent with the bodies being back."
I'd imagine Dirk is done for the night, so he'll have to pass Havlicek tomorrow night in Utah.
Spurs are on a 7-game winning streak, with an average margin of victory of 14 points.
Monta Ellis blocks Stephen Curry.
Jazz opponent Wed getting blown out at Golden State tonight. Devin Harris out with injury.
Dirk ties John Havlicek for 12th on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
Damn, thought Dirk would pass Havlicek on a trailing 3 ... would have been cool (ignoring context of the game).
Fieldhouse being prepared for Big Ten tournament. Doesn't take long. http://t.co/oBURh4SlWC
Sorry, forgot to update my screen, Calderon actually has a new season high with 5 turnovers.
Rockets 0-6 against Clippers, Thunder. They are 5-1 against other teams -- Heat, Pacers, Spurs -- with better records.
And I don't mean to insult Jameson's ... it's just not the same as a good Scotch.
Carlisle just made the face I made when I forgot I switched to Jameson's from a decent scotch.
For whatever it's worth: 8 players in this game have more shot attempts than Dirk (4 on each team).
Considering LAC owns tie-breaker over HOU, Clippers now essentially 1.5 games up over Rockets for 3 seed.
Beverley on matchup with Westbrook: “That’s how I play against everybody. No personal battles against anybody. I fight and ... try to win.”
Also, you're welcome ... because I said that, I just gave the Mavs their best chance to come back.
Not sure how much I'd play anyone in the 4th, even if it is Utah tomorrow.
Tough game for the Bulls. Spurs were terrific. Turn the page and move on. Rockets-Bulls 6pm tip 530CT pre Bulls Radio and ESPN 1000
That Patrick Beverly has a lot of Dahntay Jones in him.
Well, if Carter can steal 7 inbounds passes in a row, converting 3's after all 7 ... the game will be tied.
Dalembert and Ellis are the only Mavs who've taken a shot currently shooting over 50%. Warriors have 6 players hitting at least 50%
Still trying to figure out where Jose Calderon's mind went.
Congrats Dolan on finally making a legit move but I think Phil Jackson is in for a major reality check with no Jordan, Kobe or Shaq.
Curry isn't a very good defender, but he's clean picked Calderon, usually low on turnovers, passes a couple of times tonight.
Can't watch games. Who's ballin tonight?
Also, just because, I actually enjoyed the True Detective finale.
Bollywood night halftime entertainment in Oakland! http://t.co/7B45ieBjFe
Kevin Durant on the Rockets: "I don't think they're chippy. They're not a dirty team. They play hard."
Glad to see the "Shop Specs" song that made me stop streaming radio for a long time has migrated with a new singer to TV. Good stuff.
Just an awful way to end the half
Also ... broke out the scotch.
Sometimes those weird last-second shots can be momentum changers. Hopefully that Carter shot can work like that.
Jim Barnett dresses up as Ron Burgundy every place he goes.
I think BYU is in the tournament. But, man, it's going to be a long, long five days for the Cougars.
Andrew Bogut with the one-handed alley-oop dunk over the guy he was traded for.
Devin Harris out for rest of game, sore right Achilles. Golden State leads Mavs 51-34, 2:40 left 2Q
Dirk (1-2), Ellis (5-8) and Dalembert (2-3) are a combined 8-of-13 (61.5%) ... rest of Mavs 4-of-23 (17.4%)
Dre Day in Golden State.
Andre Iguodala just blocked Shawn Marion's shot at one end, raced the length of the court, and dunked home a Steph Curry missed three-ptr.
By the time Stephen Curry scored his first points at the 4:19 mark of the second quarter, Jordan Crawford was on the board for 14 points.
Talib better watch out for those mid-practice Welker crossing routes.
Devin Harris has a sore right Achilles and is questionable to return, according to the Mavericks' PR.
So, Mark Cuban just has David Robinson over (with a bunch of other guys) ... wonder if the spits in his drinks, b/c, you know, Spurs.
Patrick Beverley on his matchup with Russell Westbrook: "No message. That's how I play against everybody. No personal battles."
Was it Crawford that stepped on Harris? If so ... well ... then ... damn it.
Westbrook on if this was one of the most physical games of the season: "No. Heck no."
Like I was saying: Crawford is not a good player. He's simply not. But, one of those guys that just goes off on your team.
What in the Jordan Crawford is happening right now?!
The Warriors' starters are cheering on this bench-led run like Kent Bazemore cheered on all of their runs the past 1 1/2 years.
A Jordan Crawford highlight reel set to "Shots" would work if not for that word "everybody."
Let's be clear: Kobe isn't healthy enough to play. It's not like he's just relaxing at home, waiting for the season to end.
Jermaine O'Neal got the ball in the post and backed down his defender. All the while, Stephen Curry on the bench flexed with both arms.
I ... uh ... don't have a good feeling about this one. Hope I'm wrong.
First words out of Noah's mouth to the media in the locker room: "We got our asses kicked."
Attention adults: If a kid is dancing and makes the jumbotron, do not try to jump in front of the kid and out-dance him/her. Thank you.
Man, sometimes Jordan Crawford gone go all Xavier up in this piece and EVERYBODY just has to stand back and watch it happen
Players who commit dumb/obvious fouls forfeit all right to turn to the official and say, "No way."
Brooks on his little dust-up with James Harden: "My mom wouldn't be proud of me with what I said."
James Harden on Beverley's hounding defense: "That's how he makes his money. That's his identity."
This is what Jordan Crawford does. Sometimes, he's unstoppable
Jordan Crawford is one of those guys that actually kind of sucks, but always goes off against your team.