BILBAO, Spain (AP) Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
But he's not here. Neither are Spurs teammates Tony Parker of France and Manu Ginobili of Argentina. They're all sitting this one out. Plenty of big names remain, from Derrick...
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Three-time FIBA Americas Championship winners Puerto Rico mark their first-ever FIBA World Cup appearance in history at the competitive FIBA World Cup Spain 2014, after clinching qualification at FIBA Americas Championship Venezuela 2013. Puerto Rico compiled an 8-6 record at FIBA Americas Championship Venezuela 2013, which cemented a first place finish in Group A ahead of Canada...
In a surprising turn of events, Orlando Magic wing player Maurice Harkless may not participate for the Puerto Rican national team in the FIBA World Cup after all. Puerto Rican national team basketball Head Coach Paco Olmos has been unsuccessful in persuading both Harkless and Miami Heat rookie Shabazz Napier to join the team as of now. FIBA’s news outlet reported a week ago...
The Dallas Mavericks have waived Renaldo Balkman, Devin Ebanks, D.J. Kennedy and Fab Melo.
All were signed by the Mavericks on non-guaranteed deals.
The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on 7-foot center Fab Melo and three other players.
With Tuesday's moves, the Mavericks roster is at 16.
Dallas also requested waivers on Renaldo Balkman, Devin Ebanks and D.J. Kennedy.
Melo was a first-round pick by Boston last year and played six games for the Celtics. He was traded to Memphis in August and waived by the Grizzlies...
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October 22, 2013
Renaldo Balkman is receiving another chance at the NBA as he attempts to make the Dallas Mavericks' roster.
Balkman was banned from the Philippines Basketball Association for shoving some of his teammates and an assistant coach while confronting three referees last March.
“To get a second chance, to put your foot back in the door, to get your name circulated within the NBA...
Rick Carlisle wasn’t trying to be insensitive.
But the Dallas Mavericks coach knows Brandan Wright’s injury which will keep him sidelined indefinitely means more opportunities for Samuel Dalembert Bernard James Fab Melo DeJuan Blair and Renaldo Balkman.
Wright suffered a small nondisplaced fracture to his left shoulder during Tuesday’s practice and will be evaluated weekly...
If there’s one thing NBA players love, it’s tattoos. However, Renaldo Balkman recently had his eyelids tattoo’d. At least the Mavericks will know if he is ever sleeping on the bench.
At least his tats say “hustle”, and “harder”, right?
And when I say love, I mean L-O-V-E.
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Unless you are up on your Renaldo Balkman knowledge, you probably didn’t know that he has two eye-lid tattoos that says “Hustler” and “Harder” on his eye-lids.
Currently, Balkman is a member of the Dallas Mavericks and when head coach Rick Carlisle was asked about Balkman’s unique tattoos, he actually liked them according to the Dallas Morning News:
Asked for his first...
Finding a way to catch the eye of a front office or coaching staff when you're a fringe player in an NBA training camp can be really hard to do. For the most part teams leave a little leeway when it comes to adding to the roster with non-guaranteed contracts to fill out the 15 spots going into training camp but it doesn't mean they'll definitely take someone. You have...
Eyelids are made for blinking and perhaps putting shadow on.
In the case of Renaldo Balkman they also are for tattooing.
The Mavericks’ forward who is trying to cash in on his long-shot chance of making the final roster has the words “hustle” and “harder” inked onto right and left eyelid respectively. Those words embody his philosophy on basketball not to mention speaking...
Renaldo Balkman has agreed to a training camp deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
Balkman, 29, a defensive-minded 6-foot-8 small forward, has been out of the NBA since 2011-12. He has since played in the Philippines, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.
Balkman, the 20th overall pick in the 2006 draft by the New York Knicks, has career NBA averages of 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13.9 minutes...
September 26, 2013
When Andrew Nicholson has the ball in his hands, good things will typically happen. Not only will good things typically happen, Nicholson knows how to put the ball in the basket. He does it with so much ease, that it only seemed natural that his offensive game would expand.
Nicholson showed all of that in scoring 21 points for Canada in the second game of the FIBA Americas Championship...
(1-0) vs. (1-0)
Time/TV: 2 p.m./ESPN3
Line: Puerto Rico by 5.5
Tickets: Did you see attendance at this thing? You shouldn't have a problem
Canada's Schedule: Aug. 30 -- Canada 85, Jamaica 64; Today -- vs. Puerto Rico; Sept. 1 -- vs. Brazil; Sept. 3 -- vs. Uruguay
By Charles R. Trimble III
Unlike many who mistakenly dismiss it, I actually get excited when the annual Vegas Summer League is held. For a basketball junkie such as myself, it is the closest thing to watching a regular season Knicks game with the familiar MSG faces reporting from the sidelines, while the most recognizable voice in NYC sports “swishes and dishes” his way through...
The NBA Draft is only a few hours away. The rumors keep pouring in (KG and Pierce to Brooklyn?! Orlando trading the 2nd pick?! The Knicks trading Amare for Kevin Durant?!?…ok I made that last one up). As of the now the Knicks are sitting with their 24th overall pick. Here are some final notes and thoughts on the Draft and an archive of all our work leading up to it
Player Profiles ...
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been showing you some of the more miserable draft nights in New York Knicks history. In case you missed them, here’s the list that leaves much to be desired.
Nene Hilario (the Antonio McDyess trade)
If you thought things couldn’t get any worse, you are sorely mistaken. This Throwback Thursday, we’re taking you...
The Big Leagues Renaldo Balkman says "Keep it together, guys."
Renaldo Balkman received a lifetime ban and small fine from the Philippines Basketball Association for attempting to choke one of his teammates in a recent game.
Balkman, a former first-round pick of the New York Knicks who played six seasons in the NBA, confronted officials following a call he didn’t like during a game against the Alaska Aces last Friday. He then pushed two teammates...
So remember over the weekend when I said I couldn’t envision a scenario where ex NBA player Renaldo Balkman stayed with his team, the Petron Blaze Boosters, after he choked up his teammate, Arwind Santos? The Philipines Basketball Association has banned Balkman following the incident.
In addition to the ban, Balkman has been fined the equivalent of $6,100. In a statement...
The Philippine Basketball Association handed down a stiff penatly to crazy ole former NBA player Renaldo Balkman. PBA commissioner Chito Salud fined him the staggering amount of 250,000 Philippine Pesos (ok, that’s only about $6,150 U.S. dollars, but a lot nevertheless) and banned him from the league FOR LIFE. Balkman went nuts after a ref’s call as his teammates tried to restrain...
Greetings. Apologies for not getting this out sooner. You can blame extra work and the clock adjustment and watching the game where the photo above happened. The latest developments on what transpired back here in the Motherland that spread throughout the basketball blogosphere have been made available. Former Knicks and Nuggets player and current Petron Blaze Booster Renaldo Balkman...
Good news Celtics fans, we've found a replacement for Gary Tanguay! Tanguay makes Celtics pregame shows, halftime shows, and postgame shows almost unbearable to watch on CSNNE. His opinions completely change depending on who else is in the studio. If Tommy is there than Tanguay is saying how much he loves Rondo. If Felger or Shaughnessy are there, he's bashing Rondo. His...