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Tuesday, May 21
The biggest winner in all of this might be Georgetown small forward Otto Porter, who seemed like a lock to be picked no lower than 3rd now.
In his latest mock draft, Chad Ford has the Nets taking Kansas center Jeff Withey, who averaged 13.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.9 blocks.
This happened in April. Vlad Guerrero bought a deuce-deuce and signed with the LI Ducks http://t.co/SEfE4s3n37
So now LeBron will be able to play with Nerlens Noel AND Kyrie Irving in a few years.
Cleveland, Orlando and Washington are the top three picks in the draft.
Top three teams will be in, some order, Magic, Cavaliers and Wizards.
Wizards are the first team to jump up, move into the top three.
Same goes for the Timberwolves.
First five teams – Jazz, Mavs, Raps and Sixers, Blazers – don't move up.
Adam Silver says there has been no discussions of who will be his deputy commissioner when he steps down.
Stern on his stepping down as commissioner next February: "Stay tuned ... I will not be inactive."
As expected, Stern swats away a question about whether the league is unhappy with small markets making up final four playoff spots.
Still no talks between NBA and union about an age limit. Adam Silver says it's something the two sides will discuss when union has a leader.
Watson has a player option for next season. Nets won't have his Bird Rights.
Just got off phone with CJ Watson's former agent, Jared Karnes, who says Watson switched to the Nets players' rep of choice, Excel Sports
Quote of the week. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” –Anne Frank
That being said, I fully expect Dwight will re-sign with the Lakers for most money possible. He has a lot of kids to feed.
I know Dwight is talented + was hurt + yada yada. But I wouldn't touch this guy anymore. His cancer-in-the-locker-room HOF plaque is assured
I'm expecting a full list later in the day. Will provide any relevant names when I see it.
Still waiting on an official list, but former St. Bonaventure standout Demetrius Conger will be at the Nets draft combine the next two days.
trying to please everybody ..gon kill me
So who is Chris Paul going to hire?
The best way to tell what a player is made of is to look him in his eyes in the most crucial moments of a game. That'll tell you everything!
LeBron, a minority owner of Liverpool, might want to bring an MLS team to Miami. Once Cristiano gets a taste of South Beach. ...
Also, I'm in Miami awaiting the highest grossing basketball player in the world, LeBron James.
You're wrong if you think an NYC franchise will help the Red Bulls. They will steal players and I don't see how it can help RBNY attendance.
Move over Mikhail Prokhorov. The richest sports owner in New York is now Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan. And it's not even close.
Monday, May 20
"When you ballin everybody want a part .. But even your shadow gunna leave you when it's dark"
Sunday, May 19
Message: give people flowers
Bout to get this good workout in
My conference finals predictions: Memphis in 6, Miami in 7.
it's easy to say you would wanna be in my shoes .. but everybody ain't built for this ...
Up late working on some Nets season wrap-up stuff that's going to start running on the blog Monday. Think you guys will enjoy it.
And Danny Granger isn't Indy's best player, either. A very good player, but clear third behind Paul George and Roy Hibbert.
And he had a pretty rough couple years before this one, too. Pacers were patient and have been rewarded handsomely.
Also, please don't use the "why didn't the Knicks draft Stephenson" thing. Him being in a place like Indiana allowed this to happen.
Stephenson on Shaw: "He gives me the confidence in the game to knock down big shots.”
I should mention when I talked to Lance Stephenson, he credited his development this season to Brian Shaw. Nets expected to interview him.
And, finally, I wonder if Chris Copeland is this year's Gerald Green, a guy who signs a mini-MLE deal this summer and is quickly overpaid.
Sixth, I have no idea what J.R. Smith is going to get this summer. Will be awfully curious. But he did himself no favors with these playoffs
Fifth, I really hope Tyson Chandler was playing through injuries, because he was dreadful in this series. If not, huge issue for Knicks.
My dad wouldn't believe me when I said he wasn't. "He's really great!" my dad kept saying. Couldn't argue with him.
Fourth, my dad watched the game, never watches hoops. Late in 4th quarter, turns to me and says, "Is Stephenson their best player?"
Third, two centers were questioned for the contracts they got last summer: Brook Lopez and Roy Hibbert. Anyone questioning them now?
2nd, bizarre decisions from Woodson. Should've played Copeland more, and should've had JR sitting. He was horrible, especially defensively.
That said, couple of points about the game. First, Knicks fans complaining about refs are silly. The Knicks shot jumpers all game long.
I didn't have Internet access for the second half of the game. Reminded me how much I enjoy being on Twitter watching sports now.
Saturday, May 18
" Carpe diem "
Spectacular block there by Roy Hibbert, sending Melo's dunk back directly in front of the rim. Exciting game.
This double-teaming in the post by the Knicks is silly. They already can't rebound without doing that.
Referees have ruined the playoffs.