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Busy day getting things done in Dallas. Great to be back even if is only for a day.
If Anthony does opt out after four years, he'll be forgoing a fifth season that would pay him $27.9 million at age 34. Can't see it.
I think people tend to overrate JR's Sixth Man season, & tend to underrate how he played last year -- largely bc of his antics and bad start
Just looked at JR Smith's numbers. Crazy that he almost finished this past yr with the same FG% he had in 2012-13, when he won Sixth Man.
Kemba Walker (Rice HS) and Lance Stephenson (Lincoln HS) were both great NYC prep players. Great to see them playing together in Charlotte.
Phil Jackson has said that winning something meaningful will probably take awhile. It's not a criticism to agree with him on that.
JR also says its "extremely" realistic that the Knicks win the Eastern Conference. OK bye.
J.R. Smith, on First Take, says he wouldnt blame Phil Jackson and the Knicks for trading him after how he behaved/played last year.
Some risk for Hornets with Lance Stephenson - but tremendous talent, fair deal and a very good coach in place in Charlotte.
The current 15: J.R., Shump, Hardaway, Ellington, Calderon, Pablo, Larkin, Melo, Cleanthony, Amar'e, Bargnani, Ja. Smith, Sam, Cole, Tyler.
Many responding with BKN/ATL as teams dropping out. Nets depend on KG situation, backup PG. Hawks are solid. Horford return is big.
Look at East: who among the 8 playoff teams from past season drops out to open spot for CLE? NYK?? MIA, IND, CHI, TOR, BKN, ATL, CHA, WAS
The East is changed, man.
Oh, Vegas, you really can ruin anything, can't you? http://t.co/qKtmtFo4Lb
I get that Carmelo didn't take a massive pay cut, but his discount will help in 2015. Also, he's not responsible for previous cap mistakes.
Melo could've taken $129M max instead of $124M. Wonder if that would've been first time player left off the 3 All NBA Teams got maxed.
That was long time Met employee, Jay Horowitz, putting an end to Derek Jeter tribute. George Steinbrenner is rolling over in his grave.
If there was going to be a tournament, Doc had the best idea. Start the season on Christmas with it.
If you add Shannon Brown, a free agent who is here playing summer league hoping for a spot, that would be 17 players.
Silver: Cannot say with certainty that neither Sterling will own the Clippers at the start of next season, largely b/c of court proceedings.
Silver said competition committee is looking at the idea of a midseason tournament to generate additional excitement.
Melo taking max for first year with a very small percentage raise in Year 2 instead of full 7.5 percent. Also has max trade kicker - 15 pct.
Silver reiterates that Clippers ownership transfer remains on hold while litigation between Shelly and Donald Sterling plays out.
Correction: Smith is 7.6 rebs Per 36 for his career, which is a little better. But with Sam/Bargs/Amare/Cole there is a logjam. More moves?
Silver: Owners discussed CBA. "It was more just a sense of how it’s operating. There were no real judgments expressed one way or another."
Smith averaged 13.1 points and 5.6 rebs Per 36, the latter number is a bit alarming. 47% career FG% tho. Still, logjam at C position.
Silver: Negotiations over TV contracts are ongoing. Says he's hopeful they will be renewed with current partners.
Steve Ballmer was interviewed by Advisory/Finance committee today. Silver referred to him as "putative owner."
Carmelo's deal benefits the Knicks as well. You need stars to win. The Knicks now have one. Phil Jackson needs to find another.
Adam Silver: Competition committee met for 10 hours this weekend. New replay center will be based in Secaucus, N.J.
Jason Smith got a one-year deal for the taxpayer midlevel of $3.27 mill.
Smith has shot better from midrange over his career than Bargnani has. A more versatile defender. Rebounds slightly better, too.
Health's a question for Jason Smith, who's had a couple of knee surgeries at this point. But his skill set makes Bargnani expendable
Apologies for the typo on the earlier Jason Smith tweet.