Brian Windhorst Rumors
When Wojnarowski began at Yahoo Sports in 2006 the site wasn’t known for its sports reporting. Wojnarowski singlehandedly changed that. “He is the one who made Yahoo, it is not Yahoo that made him,” says ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Wojnarowski churns out reported columns at a furious pace and often publishes them in the middle of the night. “He is a complete freaking animal,” says New York Daily News Knicks reporter Frank Isola. “Adrian is basically a reporter on steroids.”
Brian Windhorst: Based on new TV deal projections, max contract for 10-yr vets to increase by more than $6M per year starting in ’16. 7-yr vets increase $4M+
Marc Stein: Knicks know they lack assets to even tempt Celts. But you’ll recall @Brian Windhorst reporting earlier this season Rondo is NYK dream target
Brian Windhorst: Can confirm Heat have traded Joel Anthony and 2 future draft picks for Toney Douglas in three-team trade. Move likely saves Heat 10M+
Brian Windhorst: Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson says Vivek Ranadive’s purchase of Kings has been approved by NBA owners. He now has control.
At this point, there is no move the Cavaliers can make that would surprise me. Because, at this point — the absolute nadir of a rebuilding process — what player on that roster do you have to keep? Now J.J. Hickson, he is being shopped around according to a tweet from the well-connected Brian Windhorst of ESPN. 2 players you can talk to Cavs about now: Ramon Sessions & JJ Hickson. Andy Varejao not available for just a draft pick.
Brian Windhorst: I’ve been asked where Pat Riley was last night. He was in NYC for Big East tourney hanging with Michael Douglas, they left games early.
Brian Windhorst on LeBron’s reaction when Brian joined ESPN.com to cover the Heat “LeBron wouldn’t even look at me. The perception that I came down here sitting in the back seat of LeBron’s jet is just not true… He’s gotten icier with all the media.”
During the second quarter of the Heat-Grizzlies game, a tweet was published from Chris Bosh‘s account promoting a charity event with Pat Riley Sunday night in Miami. Unfortunately, players are prohibited from Tweeting during a game. Brian Windhorst noted the tweet and retweeted it, and subsequently Bosh deleted it. The odds of it actually being Bosh are pretty slim. It was almost definitely an assistant or one of his managers, who just didn’t think about there being a game. Which makes you wonder what exactly these guys are doing that they can’t remember one simple rule: don’t tweet during games.
Brian Windhorst: Bittersweet day. I’m leaving the PD to cover the NBA for ESPN.com. I want to thank my followers, readers & colleagues for their support.
What was just a discussion between two parties a few weeks ago appears to be confirmed: Brian Windhorst will be leaving Cleveland’s Plain Dealer to cover the Miami Heat exclusively for ESPN and ESPN.com.
Windhorst is largely considered to be among the upper echelon in NBA beat writers, being the youngest in “the game” when he started with the ABJ in 2003. Alas, said parallels will continue on to Miami where James will play for the foreseeable future after leaving Cleveland during the most recent free agency period with Windhorst there to keep his finger on the proverbial pulse. ESPN.com will be rolling out a “Heat Index,” which will chronicle everything from the team’s practices (yes, recaps of practice) to the scene on Miami’s South Beach. “It’s been a long-term goal to be on their NBA staff,” Windhorst told CNBC’s Darren Rovell. “I have a long history w/LeBron, but I will cover him as a member of the Heat, not as an ex-Cav.”
Sam Amico: Have all but confirmed Brian Windhorst is in fact leaving the Plain Dealer for ESPN.com, for those of you wondering.
Brian Windhorst: From my perspective, Shaq was a complete professional last season. Circumstances, injury undercut his efforts not attitude or conditioning.
Brian Windhorst: #Cavs are back in the mix for Matt Barnes as deal with Toronto a mess. Cavs offer was less than Raps, tho. We’ll see what happens.