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If you're reading anything into Carmelo wearing a red hat, you are dumb.
Carmelo, half-jokingly asked why he was wearing a red hat: "Red is my favorite color."
if the Knicks asked Melo if he wants Woodson to return, he said, "I'd back him."
Carmelo called Woodson "almost a father figure." Said he's had some of his best playing yrs under him.
Carmelo says if it came down to the Knicks asking him whether they should keep Woodson, he'd back Woodson as a coach.
Two 3ps in row for Reyes!!! That's a win signal for Madridistas!
Nothing Carmelo Anthony is saying right now will make fans feel good
pretty sure abe lincoln is the greatest owner the nba never had
Kyrie Irving finishes season 9th in league in jersey sales, NBA says. LeBron, Durant & Kobe top 3.
I asked Hill what his ideal role is in the NBA. In sum: 25-27 mpg at PF, though he said he's happy playing "any position."
Carmelo: "At this point in my career I'm not concerned about the money." Knicks can offer more than any other team: five years, $129 million
Dug the Billy Ocean/Huey Lewis/Lover Boy rotation at Bombay last night. It was like being at the AT&T Center all over again.
Phillies made one out that inning. Oh, but baseball …
Melo said not being in the playoffs is "embarrassing" to him.
Have to wish my man Kaleb Canales, Mavs assistant, good luck. We've both come a long way from games at Martin High School in Laredo.
Carmelo suggests that he's considered waiting until next year to opt out. But thinks its better to be a free agent now instead of waiting
Heading to Toronto tomorrow. Will be covering at least Games 1-4 of Raps-Nets. Should be a blast. Never been to Canada.
Masai just spoke to media. Once more asks fans to make ACC a "living hell."
Carmelo says he's not at a point in his career where he wants to rebuild.
As much as he liked him, Hill said Kama could be "a butthole some times." Said he shared Kaman's frustrations.
Jordan Hill on the difference between him and Kaman dealing w/ not playing much: "Chris was just a butthole sometimes"
Jordan Hill, mostly facetiously, on Chris Kaman: "Chris is just a butthole sometimes." The two had some interesting locker room banter.
"Chris is just a butthole, sometimes." J. Hill on Kaman in what very well might be the Quote of Exit Interviews, 2014. BK
Hill trying very hard not to say anything controversial regarding Mike D'Antoni. BK
Carmelo: "for me I just feel like I'm playing my best basketball." Says his decision will take time to make. Won't happen overnight.
Melo, on his value as he turns 30: "For me, I feel like Im just starting to play my best basketball." Reminds us that he's only 29 years old
Jordan Hill sounds like he's out of here. He says he wouldn't mind coming back, but seems like he's looking forward to free agency options
"We're proud to be a team in Canada.l
Melo says he can't "afford another losing season."
Hill on if he thinks he'll be back in Los Angeles: "It's tough to say right now." He'll certainly explore free agency.
Carmelo said he began rehabbing his injured shooting shoulder yesterday
Hill said he wouldnt mind coming back here... Be back? "tough to say right now. Just have to see how season pans out.:
Melo says he doesn't know if he can endure 4 another yr. Says other situations may look better, but grass isn't always greener on other side
On possibility of having to go through another losing season before Knicks might be able to win and wait, Melo says he just went through it
Fatigue was an issue when he got big minutes, but Hill feels: "When I'm out there, I feel invincible, that I can overcome anything."
Masai meeting with media horde: "We have to build a brand that people want to see. When we get good enough, people will watch... eventually"
Carmelo: "I don't know if I can afford another season of losing."
Free agent to be Marvin Williams: "I can't imagine being anywhere else."
Zaza has the quote of day regarding his body being scratched up. "If I'm not bleeding it means I'm not playing hard enough."
Source: Decision on Tyrone Corbin's future with the Jazz could come as soon as this weekend.
Melo says he is looking forward to talking with Phil Jackson later about his plan to get more clarity on the Knicks' future.
Jordan Hill on his exit meeting: "It went well. We talked about a lot of good stuff. I'm looking forward to my next move."
Next up: Jordan Hill, another D'Antoni fan. "It went well. Told me to be prepared. We talked about a lot of good stuff."
Melo says "I want to come back. I want to win" about future. Says winning is major priority. He will get away, decompress, clear head first
Pelicans had 12 games with their top five scorers, went 7-5 (3-1 home, 4-4 road). Losses were to Spurs, Warriors, Clippers, Blazers, Wolves
Melo on his future: "I want to come back. I want to come back. But I also want to win."
Carmelo: "I want to come back...I also want to win."
I’m stunned that Jabari is declaring. Who could have seen that coming?
Carmelo: Phil Jackson's "knowledge and wisdom is something I could sit down and listen to all day long."
Carmelo is the first Knick to speak with media following the exit interviews.
Asked if he'll play in Orlando and Vegas, he said he doesn't know. He said he's wiling to. 'Yeah, why not?' smiling.
Jabari Parker is entering the draft, according to reports.
Tim Duncan jerseys are cool again! Living legend returns to the Top 15 for first time since '07 (at 14). Top5: LeBron, KD, Kobe, Rose, Curry
I expect we'll find that Lakers guards are fond of D'Antoni - bigs not so much (except Ryan Kelly)
The obvious takeaway from Chirs Kaman's presser - not said but said - he'd love to be back but not for Mike D'Antoni
Going to be swamped writing today - may struggle to keep up with replies on Twitter - exit interview day is always a workload
Dan Dierdorf is ending his brief broadcasting retirement to be radio analyst for Michigan football with Jim Brandstatter doing play by play
In reality, LAL's big line ups (w/Kaman + whatever big) were far less effective than the smaller ones (in part due to D'Antoni's system).
Kaman described a (later-season) conversation with D'Antoni in which Kaman essentially said: play me more or just develop Sacre.
Kaman said he was told Lakers dont have plans yet so cant tell him if he will be back. Used Kobe's words of "flush it" to describe season
LeBron James sold the most jerseys.
OK, takin Qs for our Avalanche pregame show. Best/funniest Qs to be answered on our 5pm show on denverpost dot com. Got a good one?
The Bucks just finished their worst season, and yet, with the sale and Parker news, I can't wait 'til the '14-'15 season.
chilly day at the ball yard. Could that be what's keeping the fans away in droves?
Kaman admitted to becoming a "little unprofessional" in a conversation with D'Antoni about minutes
Kaman on laying down on the bench: "In hindsight I prob wouldn't have done that ... 5 secs of laying down got me in a whole lot of trouble"
Kaman - in hindsight, may not have lay down on the bench in Cleveland
Kaman, on laying down on the bench: "Hindsight, I might not have done that..." BK
D'Antoni said "his bad" to Kaman (per Chris) - on inability to manage minutes of Pau/Kaman/Hill while devloping Sacre/Kelly
D'Antoni felt bad about the situation, as he felt he couldn't play Gasol, Kaman and Hill while also developing Sacre/Kelly. (which is true).
Mitch Kupchak told Kaman they "don't have plans for next season yet." Kaman hasn't ruled out a return with different circumstances.
Kaman: "Mitch said they don't have plans yet."
"It DIDNT go the way I thought." -- Kaman
"It's hard to have regrets" - Kaman "It drains on you over the year" on trying to stay positive during season when not playing
Kaman's a fan of young guys Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly, both late 2nd round picks, and thinks they have respective futures in the league.
Kaman says Rob Sacre and Ryan Kelly stood out to him - both have a future in this league
Two betting sites, Bovada and MyTopSportsBooks, make the Heat 2/1 favorites. Spurs 3/1 in both cases.
Kaman said he doesn’t blame D’Antoni and understands how things worked out, that 2 bigs aren’t ideal with his system.
Kaman: "I don't think coach on purpose. It's just that two bigs don't fit his style of basketball... It did go the way I thought"
"I had my issues with coach" - Kaman "We both came to an agreement that obviously it wasn't going to work"
Kaman: "I don't think coach (benched him) on purpose. It's just that two bigs don't fit his style of basketball"
Chris Kaman could see himself back with Lakers - but in a different situation - not in a "2-big" situation for D'Antoni
Obvious the decision to let J.Barnett go wasn't thought out, even a little. Great job by Warriors fans to help right the wrong!
Kaman: “It was a tough style of basketball for me.” Said he anticipated he’d be playing next to Gasol in a 2-big system.
Why do I get the feeling Ainge would take Parker with the No. 1 pick and these other GMs would take Wiggins? Just a hunch.
Chris Kaman opens exit interviews relaying what was said in his meeting: “It’s been a tough year for you … continue to try and improve.”
Chris Kaman starts off the 2013-14 exit interviews for the Lakers. Could he be back? "Yeah, for sure. In the right situation ..."
The Nets were ranked 7th in NBA Store merchandise sales. The top 6 were: Heat, Lakers, Bulls, Thunder, Knicks, Celtics.
The NBA says Steph Curry has the fifth most popular jersey, and the Warriors sell the eighth most merchandise at the league store.
Chris Kaman exit interview about to start
First up for exit interviews: Chris Kaman. This should be interesting.
The Heat tied for the 6th best record in the NBA. They are 2/1 favorites to win the title, according to Bovada.
Top 15 jersey sales for season: LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Rose, Curry, Melo, Wade, Paul, Kyrie, Harden, Griffin, Russ, Rondo, Duncan and George.
Best odds to win NBA title, according to Bovada: Miami 2/1; San Antonio 3/1; Oklahoma City 4/1; Indiana 6/1; Los Angeles 9/1.
'14 is shaping up to be quite the sports year: NFL Draft, loaded; NBA draft, loaded; NBA FAs, even more loaded; World Cup ...
No Net cracked the top-15 in jersey sales this season.
Nets merchandise was seventh most popular in the NBA this season, behind Heat, Lakers, Bulls, Thunder, Knicks and Celtics.
And just to brighten up your Thursday: Corey Maggette retired with $89M in career earnings.
I'm skipping Jabari Parker's thoughts to SI. He's a top-5 pick, he needed to go, bottom line. Have a good rest of the day
Tim Duncan squeezes into the Top 15 on season jersey sales at No. 14. Spurs finish No. 9 among most popular team merchandise. Per NBA.
Rondo 13th most popular jersey on NBA's end-of-season list; Celtics 6th most popular team merchandise. http://t.co/tbtAwe5Vh3
Thunder with 2/1 odds to win the west, per Bovada. Behind the Spurs (3/2): http://t.co/Ukgl4epXAK
Why Clippers are worse defensively & better offensively than their overall numbers say they are: http://t.co/44DCTyDFUQ
Jabari P. is Coach K's fifth one-and-done along with Maggette, Deng, Austin Rivers and Kyrie. Somewhat mixed results so far.
Thunder has the third best odds to win the NBA title, per Bovada: http://t.co/oNtDZ5s0YA
Why the Clippers are worse defensively & better offensively than their overall numbers say they are: http://t.co/mFkhxNK7tL
Asked about criticism of him all season, Ty Corbin delivered a shot: "Misery loves company. There are a lot of miserable people out there."
Jabari Parker declared for the NBA Draft per Sports Illustrated. NBA scouts and executives compare him to Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce.
Jabari Parker's announcement great development for Celts. He'll push a lot of talent down the draft board. Probably the most NBA ready, too.
PROTIP FOR DUKE STUDENTS: Don't write nasty letters to Jabari about one-and-done'ing it up. See: Brand, Elton.
[In full disclosure, I copied my Sacramento Kings playoff preview from my last seven Sacramento Kings playoff previews.]
SI has Jabari Parker entering the NBA draft. Even if they don't get a chance to pick him, this is huge news for the Celtics.
Here's my Sacramento Kings playoff preview:
About a month ago, I mentioned to Battier that Parker was rumored to be staying at Duke. He scoffed.
Jabari Parker declares. Tankers rejoice.
Jabari Parker going to the NBA via @sinow
I spent a day w/ him when he won Gatorade National Player of the Year as a HS junior. Humblest kid I've covered in boys' hoops.
Flood says the new NCAA rule on unlimited meal plans "makes a lot of sense." Thinks it will help with nutrition.
MJ on being congratulated on Bobcats making playoffs: "I don't know how much congratulation we're going to have playing Miami, but ..."
Happy for Jabari. Hope he ends up in Boston, if only so folks around here can see just how special of a kid he really is.
S&C coaches are allowed more time with players than other coaches based on NCAA rules. Flood called Cole "a major asset."
Flood praised strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Cole. Called that position one of the "more critical hires" for a coach.
Saturday's scrimmage is going to be big for the QBs. Flood says it's an opportunity for separation in the competition.
Stevens wants to catch a Bruins playoff game. Doesn't know if he'll stay up for every Red Sox game, though.
Kyle Flood called today an "excellent practice." Happy with the energy and emotion. Former player Dino Mangiero spoke to the team.
Stevens: "I need to get better in a lot of ways. It was a transition moving into the NBA. It's a much different game."
Michael Jordan holding the Air Jordan XX9 http://t.co/woctFHSIcd
If you're wondering, the most scoring titles is 10, held by Michael Jordan.
Overlooked this last night because it's been a foregone conclusion for two months: KD won his fourth scoring title. He's still 25 years old.
Stevens: "I really want to be good. I want to do my job as well as I can. You look at 25-57, and it's hard to swallow."
Stevens: "The guy that stands out is the guy we gave the Auerbach Award to yesterday, and that is Brandon Bass."
Stevens: "If we ever had issues b/w coach/player & player/player, those were few & far between." Calls locker room "a positive environment."
Wizards (the "ideal" matchup) out-rebounded Raps by 20 this year, bested them by 37 in break pts. Raps +19 on boards, +19 on break vs Nets
Jeff Van Gundy on Howard Stern comments ... said he thought it was David Stern: "That is not like the commissioner to call me a douchebag"
Michael Jordan holding the Air Jordan XX9 http://t.co/6x6n1ci3db
Game 2 between the Raptors and Nets has been moved to 7:30, from 8.