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Ryan Kelly hopes to get a practice on Monday
Kris Humphries tells us he might not get feeling back in his pinky for two weeks to six months. That's a crazy range. Kris agrees.
Spurs won’t give up Kawhi Leonard, but I’ll give it a 1.7 percent chance he comes to the Lakers. Because Cavaliers.
And no, I don’t think this current Cavs super team is an “underdog” by any means. But the franchise/city wears that as an emblem.
Now that the Giants have won three times in five years, time to give up on that San Jose fight with the A's.
Don’t care if Kawhi Leonard will be a restricted free agent in seven months. Started the hashtag today because he’s my 2nd favorite player.
Never knew a/b DTLA’s arts district when I lived in LA before. Read a/b it in GQ. Visited. Fell in love. Signed a lease there today. Stoked.
3 reasons LeBron is loved again: 1. Underdogs gets more love than favs 2. Going home admitted mistake, country forgives 3. Re-worked image
Kawhi will be a restricted FA next year. His agent: "There will be a lot of contract scenarios available to us and we will explore them all"
The Spursy thing ever would be to let Kawhi walk and still win.
(The plot probably isn't thickening though. Educated guess is that Spurs match any offer to Kawhi and he remains with San Antonio.)
With 10 hours before the deadline, the Spurs reportedly will not offer Kawhi an extension. He'll be a restricted FA. And the plot thickens.
Kawhi's agent on extension discussion: "We have great respect for the Spurs organization, but here, we simply agree to disagree."
Barring Alec Burks taking unexpected turn in either direction deal is within a few million on either side of being market value over term
It was 30 years ago today I first reported for work at the Star Tribune. Here's the first time I covered the Wolves http://t.co/YWnYHYaCRd
Both Afflalo and Wesley are free agents this year. They will represent what the replacement cost on Alec Burks would have been.
Shooting guards contracts - Joe J (23.1) E. Gordon (14.8) Harden (14.6) DeRozan (9.5) Lance (9) Afflalo (7.5) Wesley (7.2) JJ (7) Meeks (6)
Paul Pierce is Captain America for Halloween. http://t.co/V3f63Fzu7P
Oxford for the weekend. Ole Miss-Auburn. First time at the Grove. Let's goooooooo
NBA Fan Night - vote is in - Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday will air on NBA TV
Also with Burks, I think we know a bit more about what Terrence Ross is going to eventually get. I’d estimated about $10M/per for Ross
Bulls obviously burned last time they had player reach restricted agency in Asik.
Alec Burks is now making more money than DeMar DeRozan. I like Burks a lot as a player, but, he did well.
Y'all ranking chocolate candy implies you don't shove all of them in your mouth at the same time, which sounds kinda crazy.
A guy in my office dressed as the Unabomber. A lady asked if he was supposed to be Trayvon Martin I think those are called teachable moments
Cibona Zagreb has ended its loan deal with GB guard Devon van Oostrum - will return to Baskonia.
RIP Dog, the weirdest animal that ever walked the earth but arguably the cutest.b http://t.co/r8hiasdkb2
Pretty insane costume for Deron Williams at his Halloween party: https://t.co/LuDs0sN53N
Great line on “big speech guys” on teams: "I wasn't going to pitch that well ... but when Hunter started yelling." - Gary on @knbr
The extension for Alec Burks starts in 15-16 so depending on the smoothing of the cap it might be 1 year over pay 3 year under pay
What a backhanded winner by Milos. He serves for match now against Federer on Sportsnet One.
Lionel Hollins on Brook Lopez's health: "I was optimistic everyday. When he doesn’t come out and practice, I’m not optimistic any more."
There are no options on Alec Burks' four-year deal, which begins in 2015-16. He made it clear to the Jazz that he wants to play in Utah.
I say this with the understanding that payrolls are set to spike in 2016: Kemba Walker and Alec Burks got a lot of money this month.
Did you know.....LeBron has lost 19 times against the Bulls, more than against any other NBA team. Courtesy of the MainMangurten
Jazz guard Alec Burks' contract extension -- 4 years, $42M (up to $45M with incentives) -- has been finalized, per sources.
If 49ers fans and execs and owners are angry with me for saying that, I'm OK. There was a 49ers-paid cop there. That is a fact.
Deron on the best costume: "Brook was a big-ass Power Ranger." Said Brook spent most of the night at his arcade machine.
Working on a little Monmouth-LIU Post story. Every time I type 'secret scrimmage,' it keeps sounding stupider that that's what it is.
"Brook was one big ass Power Ranger," Deron Williams said about his teammate's Halloween costume.
For those asking Mo Harkless is not hurt...
It's possible that Stan Van Gundy, Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings simply spontaneously combust.
Since Duncan’s NBA debut, he’s had only 797 double-doubles.
I’m not a big parade guy, but I don’t blame people who enjoy the commraderie. I am a sit inside a warm coffee shop and read guy though.
Tim Duncan’s NBA debut: 15 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks, 67 FG%. Ho-hum.
Rutgers asst Greg Vetrone will watch 6-7 Deshawn Freeman of Hutch on Monday. Seton Hall, St, John's among those also in mix.
Brook Lopez won't play tomorrow. He's still feeling pain in his foot.
I've always said I don't know what happened at McDonald's house that night. All we can ask for is a fair, untainted investigation.
Should Kings stumble early & often, I predict MMalone will b 1st coaching casualty. There was summer talk owner thought about replacing him
Ouch, Woj on Mark Jackson: Most believe that LBJ is too smart to want a coach who spends more time RTing praise than preparing his team
Brook out tomorrow, Hollins says
What costume you wearing to Bucks gm tonight? At 3:45 pm we give a few suggestions on The Big 920AM.
Liza Fleissig and the Liza Royce agency is ending 2014 on a roll. Congratulations Liza!!!
A guy that really believes he is on the rise may take a little less in a deal, that gets him to free agency again in his prime .
Its about structuring a deal. Want a cheaper price, give a better structure.
A deal that is four years with no trade kicker is another price.
Since I'm in the suburbs with snow drifts in my front yard I need to leave now to get to the United Center. Thank you for the questions.
A deal that is four years and trade kicker is another price
A deals that's three years, plus player option and trade kicker is another price
You get four options: a deal that is two years, plus a player option and trade kicker is one price.
The loss of Frankamp won't hurt Kansas much. He was behind Mason/Graham at PG, behind Selden, Greene and Mykhailiuk at the 2.
This one is going to be a bit longer so stay with me - think about extension terms this way...
Gasol on Shaq calling him "old and finished." - “I think it’s special. I think every source of motivation I can get is good.’’
Carmelo Anthony on LeBron/Cavs: "It took time in Miami for him. It's going to take time here. He'll figure it out. They'll figure it out."
If you're really that interested in finding "Waldo", you could start by trying PCOM occasionally.
Gibbs' resume is well-known to Jersey folks. Ex-Seton Hall Prep/Pitt star spent time in Romania, Spain, Greece and, most recently, Lebanon
LeBron James is just 12-15 in Chicago since entering the league. Cavs-Bulls tonight might just be a ECF preview
Little known fact about well known people: Derek Fisher did not become an everyday starting guard until he was 33...
Dwyane Wade practiced today after bruising his calf in the third quarter on Wednesday. He expects to play against the Sixers on Saturday.
Wade says he plans to play Saturday in Philly, a game he skipped last year, in second game of season, too.
The Jazz paying all of their young guys ... Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks ... Now time for WINS to be added to results
Big news item I forgot to relay the other night: After originally announcing his retirement effective in '20, Bosh now says it'll be '21.
I like Aldrich. He's immense. Gives hard fouls. Takes up space & engulfs misses. Plus, he's legit threat f 3. He'd be my starting center.
Prepping for Mon's debut of the Nicole & Bucher Show on Sirius 93/XM 208 7-10 am PT. As in @NicoleZaloumis. Fun will be had. Promise.
From last night: Thunder's current injury list combined for 83.8 points, 21.2 rebounds and 18.5 assists last season.
Finally asked Gasol about Thibodeau getting a T arguing a no-call for Gasol up 24 in the 4th: "Thibs is intense. We've established that."
Alec is yet to score on any of the 9 passes from Trey Burke this year but has scored on two passes from Tre Bussey http://t.co/wVf3uiZWZO
Kansas shooting guard Conner Frankamp is transferring. Was behind too many guys -- and would have played sparingly.
Correction: Eric Bledsoe 5th (37.7), Mirza 6th
But Udonis Haslem (quad) and Danny Granger (hamstring) were limited in practice, listed as day-to-day. (More Ennis time?)
League leaders in PER: Anthony Davis (46.2), Taj Gibson (43.1), Marc Gasol (39.3), Kenneth Faried (37.9), Mirza Teletovic (37.2)
Alec Burks touched ball 2 to 6 seconds before 49% of his shots. Hit 42% on those. Had 57% efg on shots with less than 2 sec touch time
Both Josh McRoberts (toe) and Dwyane Wade (calf contusion) went through full practice today. Shawne as starter might be coming to an end.
If Acy, Aldrich & Jason Smith beat up and beat on The downsized version of LeBron, what should we expect from Noah, Hinrich & Taj the Mahal?
Burks took 27% of his shots under very tight coverage and hit on 46%. He also took 26% when open (4-6 feet) but hit 42% or 47% efg
With Shaun and Chris. Two awesome Bulls employees http://t.co/4chdVY2NmK
On the extension front, Jimmy Butler's camp doesn't see a deal getting done with the Bulls before the midnight Eastern deadline.
It just keeps getting worse for underwear spokesman Joseph Randle.
Alec Burks took 26% of his shots off 3 to 6 dribbles and shot 41% on those. Off just 1 dribble he shot 48% and took those shots 18% of time
As of last night, Bulls and Butler had roughly $2.5M gap annually. That's a lot to make up in one day but deadlines force all on table.
Cavs and Tristan Thompson still apart in extension talks. Plenty of pessimism now but long way until midnight deadline.
If Alec Burks got $11m a year Jimmy Butler definitely isn't taking less than 12.
I continue to read the Game 7 stories from these incredible writers. There’s something very romantic about baseball storytelling.
Observation: DFW Int'l Airport is larger than 17 states.
Heat announce that Josh McRoberts (toe) practiced in full today. I believe that's his first one since signing.
Burks at about 11 a year seems high compared to current deals but landscape has changed. So probably over pay for 2 yrs under pay for 2
Norris Cole's answer to what he hopes is the last question he gets asked about LeBron: http://t.co/mYpPcmWBUp
I'm going to interview people on this Dallas airport shuttle to get their reaction on the Alec Burks deal. Story at noon.
Simple game plan for the Bulls tonight: ground and pound the smaller, less physical Cavs.