Well, at least there's one New York City native who doe…

Well, at least there’s one New York City native who doesn’t think the Knicks hiring back Isiah Thomas is such a disaster. Brooklyn’s Marvin Roberts, who was Thomas’ leading scorer at Florida International this past season, called his experience playing with the NBA Hall of Famer “special.” “He does get a bad rap,” Roberts said Saturday after a streetball game at Hoops in the Sun in The Bronx. “Before I went there, I heard a couple of bad things about him. But I’m the type of person, I like to experience things on my own. I like to make my own mistakes and learn from them. And by going there and meeting him and playing for him, it was not a mistake. It’s probably one of the best things that has happened in my basketball career and my life.”
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September 17, 2021 | 5:16 pm EDT Update
The word in Spanish basketball circles, as reiterated to me Friday, is that Marc Gasol is most likely to play for Girona if he decides to play on, even though the LEB Oro is one level below Spain’s top tier. I’m told he has been working out with new Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio to stay sharp even after negotiating his release earlier this week from Memphis following the Grizzlies’ recent trade with the Lakers to take on the final year of Gasol’s last NBA contract.
Ballots for the NBA’s 75th anniversary team were due back to the league office today. The league previously announced that the official list of its 75 greatest players, as selected by “a blue-ribbon panel of media, current and former players, coaches, general managers and team executives,” will be revealed in October. The voters will also be revealed — not their full individual ballots but the names of those who made the selections.

September 17, 2021 | 3:51 pm EDT Update