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June 15, 2014

Nets owner on rumors he’s listening to offers: Nyet!

New York Post "They can ask. But Mikhail Prokhorov does not want to sell. Responding to a report he is “listening” to offers from potential buyers for the Brooklyn Nets, the Russian billionaire owner made it clear he wants to keep the franchise. “We have no interest in selling the team,” Prokhorov said in..." June 15

  • Barkley: A ‘travesty’ if Carmelo joins the Heat

    USA Today "The San Antonio Spurs can clinch the NBA title Sunday night with a win in Game 5, and no matter the result, Heat star LeBron James says he’s comfortable with the result: “It’s just basketball.” James is mum on his future with the Heat, meaning the summer of 2014 will certainly be one of the..." June 15

  • St. Paul Pioneer Press "Kevin Love's dog and pony show is disrespectful. He's taking an awful lot for granted. Love, like everybody else, is entitled to try to find a better job. But he still has a contract with the Timberwolves. So to travel the country and give interviews in which he refers to Minnesota in the past..." June 15

  • Boris Diaw's unlikely career arc of triumph

    ESPN.com "It's a frontcourt partnership that will remind no one of the David-and-Timmy glory days. It's a tag team likewise lacking the handy rhyming properties of Small Ball. It's an alignment Gregg Popovich rather unimaginatively refers to as Medium Ball, this pairing of Boris Diaw next to Tim..." June 15

  • Sterling court battle parallels other famous family feuds

    L.A. Daily News "Known as an eccentric billionaire, Donald Sterling enjoys walking around his house naked in front of other people, has made repugnant statements about women and minorities, and last year bought a $1.8 million house for an alleged mistress, according to court documents. He’s flip-flopped in..." June 15

  • Nowitzki says if Knicks star Melo would love to join Mavericks, they’d ‘love to have him’

    New York Daily News "Dirk Nowitzki has made a public plea for Carmelo Anthony to considering joining him in Dallas. “If Carmelo would really love to come here," Nowitzki said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, “we'd love to have him." Anthony will become a free agent on July 1st and the Dallas Mavericks will have the..." June 15

  • Julius Randle: Foot surgery 'never been considered'

    CBSSports.com "NBA Draft prospect Julius Randle worked out for the Boston Celtics on Friday and denied the report that he needs foot surgery, telling reporters that there is nothing wrong with him." June 15

  • Melo’s big-name suitors don’t scare the Knicks

    New York Post "The Knicks still like their odds of keeping Carmelo Anthony following their meeting in Los Angeles with Anthony and his agent Leon Rose on Friday night. Despite a report Anthony was “leaning’’ toward leaving the Knicks because of interest from the Bulls and Rockets, Knicks officials did not..." June 15

  • NESN "Carmelo Anthony will likely sign a big contract this summer, but it might cost him a friend. The All-Star forward appears to want to out of New York, and there are rumors connecting Anthony with the Miami Heat. The move could lead to a new “Big Four” with Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and..." June 15

  • Greg Monroe Expects Multiple Suitors In Free Agency, Not Ruling Out Pistons

    Real GM Basketball "Greg Monroe expects a bevy of suitors as a restricted free agent next month, including possible interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks. "From what I have been told, it'll be like that (college recruiting) a little bit,"..." June 15

  • Source: Stoudemire declines early termination option, will return to Knicks

    CSN Northwest "As most expected, New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire has declined to exercise his early termination option and will return to the Knicks for the 2014-15 season to finish out the final year of his five-year, $100 million deal, a league source informed CSNNW.com. “He is opting in,”..." June 15

  • Sources: Carmelo leaning toward leaving Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is leaning toward leaving in pursuit of immediate championship contention, and awaits the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets to clear the necessary salary-cap space to sign him in free agency, league sources told Yahoo Sports. As re-signing with the Knicks..." June 15

  • LeBron, on Heat trying to make history by coming back: ‘Why not us?’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Miami Heat are facing a deficit from which no team has managed to return in the history of the NBA Finals. But in the eyes of LeBron James, that’s more of an opportunity than it is an impossible mission. “Why not us,” James said, when asked what his pregame message would be to his teammates..." June 15

  • Sources: Mikhail Prokhorov listening to offers for Nets

    Yahoo! Sports "In the wake of the Los Angeles Clippers selling for a league-record $2 billion, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has been open to overtures from potential buyers for the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. "Just listening so far," a league official with direct knowledge told..." June 15

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