An exec who has worked at the Garden recently described Rose as sharp and incredibly well connected. But the executive also pointed out that who Rose hires underneath him will be crucial to his tenure in New York. So who Rose brings in to his front office and scouting departments could be nearly as crucial as who he hires as head coach. In addition to Cho, we know that Rod Strickland is another person to keep an eye on regarding a potential role with Rose’s Knicks.
May 11, 2021 | 5:42 pm EDT Update
Jon Krawczynski: Finch says Juancho will play tonight. Says it’s unlikely we will see Malik Beasley before the season ends, but that will be determined for sure in the next 48 hours
While visiting Greece and watching a Basket League playoffs contest between AEK and PAOK, Ty Lawson updated his status on Tuesday. The former NBA guard aims to get back on track as soon as possible. “I am available. I am healthy and ready to go. We will see for next year, but I am ready to play at the top level, the best I have ever played at,” he underlined talking to Greek public TV, “I did not have any other offers that were taken seriously.”
Lawson, 33, getting stuck in China prevented him from completing the move to Kolossos H Hotels, announced by the Greek team in early January. “I was trying to come to Kolossos but China would not let me out of the country for four or five months,” he explained, “I have been trying the visa, work visas, it was a long process. I wanted to come and play. I am here now, so I might go visit Kolossos, Rhodes, see how it is while I am here.”
Chris Kirschner: The NBA’s last 2-minute official report ruled that Russell Westbrook should have been awarded an and-1 on Kevin Huerter’s contest. That could have tied the game in the final minute. Also ruled that John Collins was not fouled on the Hawks’ final possession.
Enes Kanter: #DictatorErdogan is suing me and asking for my arrest for “Insulting him”. His skin is thinner then an onion Smiling face with open mouth and cold sweat Looks like I hurt @RTErdogan feelings a little Face with tears of joy @TRConsuLA @TurkishEmbassy
May 11, 2021 | 5:24 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: NBA veteran Arron Afflalo, who is heading an ownership group that has pursued the Minnesota Timberwolves for 10 months, told @NYTSports he plans to launch a renewed purchase bid now that Glen Taylor’s exclusive negotiating window with Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez has expired.