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The Players Association won and so did the New York Knicks after Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak were granted their "early-Bird rights" by an arbitrator, giving the team more financial flexibility this summer.
Friday's ruling by arbitrator Kenneth Damm means that Lin— as well as Novak— will be able to re-sign with the Knicks without the confines of a salary cap.
Yesterday, a surprise ruling in the favor of Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, Chauncey Billups, and JJ Hickson allowed each player to retain early Bird or full Bird rights despite each player being waived.
In the case of Novak and Billups, they retained their full Bird Rights as each player has been in the league longer than 4 years. In the case of Lin and Hickson (although for...
Chicago Mt. Carmel (Ill.) 2014 DL Enoch Smith Jr. talks about the Notre Dame offer he earned at camp.
New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak, Los Angeles Clippers' Chauncey Billups and Portland Trail Blazers' J.J. Hickson secured Bird and early Bird rights in a hearing between the NBA players' association and the league, ESPN New York reported Friday. Arbitrator Kenneth Dam affirmed that players claimed off waivers can retain their valuable Bird and early Bird...
Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony are staring in the Chinese sci-fi basketball film “Amazing.” The main character is a game tester, testing a new “virtual reality basketball game, this virtual world is not so simple, even accidentally involved in some thrilling adventure,” in which he faces off against Howard and Anthony.
A fashionable New York sports trio emerged in Milan, in celebration of Men’s Fashion Week. Victor Cruz of the New York Giants, Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks, lined the front row at the Calvin Klein Collection men’s Spring 2013 runway show. Despite their varying degrees of style, all three athletes are fans of the brand...