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Knicks Monitoring Brandon Jennings

The New York Knicks continue to monitor the play of Brandon Jennings. Jennings returned from an Achilles injury in late December and will be a free agent this offseason. The Knicks were interested in Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder, but talks with the Atlanta Hawks didn't progress. "Do we sit in a really favorable spot? Probably not," Phil Jackson said. "We don't have a tremendous...
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76ers Had No Interest In Brandon Knight For MCW Straight-Up

The Philadelphia 76ers weren't interested in doing a trade last season of Michael Carter-Williams for Brandon Knight straight-up. Jason Kidd felt he could mold Carter-Williams and was under contract for two more seasons at a total of $5.5 million. Knight was set to be a restricted free agent and the Milwaukee Bucks couldn't re-sign both him and Khris Middleton, along with a big man...
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Larry Sanders Plans NBA Return As Soon As Off-Court Pursuits Stabilize

Larry Sanders plans on pursuing a return to the NBA once his off-court pursuits stabilize. "Once my art, music and passions off the court feel stable, I will look into coming back," Sanders told The Vertical. "I still love basketball. I want stability around me, and part of my mindset to leave was not to put all my eggs in one basket. “I feel highly valuable on any team. There...
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Woj: Knicks Have 'Real Chance' On Russell Westbrook In 2017

Russell Westbrook will be an unrestricted free agent in 2017 and the New York Knicks reportedly "have a real chance to sell" him on joining the franchise. The opportunity to play in the New York market and join Kristaps Porzingis has his attention. Kevin Durant will be a free agent in 2016 and could decide his long-term future a year before Westbrook can decide his own.
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Kings Intend To Fire George Karl Before All-Star Break

The Sacramento Kings plan on firing George Karl after their final game before the All-Star break. The Kings have internally decided a change is necessary and that it likely will happen after their final game at the Philadelphia 76ers. Sacramento lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-100 on Monday. Corliss Williamson is the overwhelming favorite to be named interim head coach. Concerns...
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Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis Considered Untouchable Ahead Of Deadline

Phil Jackson said both Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis are off the table ahead of the trade deadline. Anthony has a full no-trade clause in his contract. "I think it's a known fact that Carmelo has a no-trade," Jackson said. "We like Kris. I think everybody like's Kris. There's not too many people that would ever say 'I would trade him.' " The Knicks lost nine of 10 games...
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Elliot Williams Signs With Panathinaikos

Elliot Williams has signed with Panathinaikos. Williams was most recently in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies and was named to the D-League All-Star team.
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Terrico White Named D-League Player Of The Week

Terrico White of the Bakersfield Jam has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb 7. The honor is the first of White’s career. White (6-5, 190, Ole Miss) helped Bakersfield to a 3-0 week, averaging 29.7 points (third in the league) on 52.5 percent shooting (32-for-61) to go with 6.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0...
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Festus Ezeli To Undergo Left Knee Surgery

Festus Ezeli will undergo exploratory surgery on his left knee. Ezeli will be a restricted free agent this offseason. Ezeli missed the entire 13-14 season with right knee surgery.
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Isaiah Thomas, LaMarcus Aldridge Named Players Of The Week

Isaiah Thomas and LaMarcus Aldridge have been named the NBA's Players of the Week. Thomas led the Celtics to a 4-0 week, including a road victory against the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 20.3 points (12th in the East), 7.0 assists (tied for fourth in the conference) and 4.5 rebounds. On Feb. 7, the Celtics' point guard capped his week by recording 22...
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Tyronn Lue Remains On Good Terms With David Blatt

Tyronn Lue understands the dynamics and narrative that he and LeBron James may have had something to do with the firing of David Blatt. "Look, they ridiculed Jesus Christ, so I'm certainly no exception," Lue told cleveland.com in an exclusive interview. "I don't care what's being said. I know how loyal I was to Coach Blatt and the people that know me understand that. I have no control...
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NBA Efficiency Differential Rankings: Spurs, Warriors, OKC, Cavs, Raptors Remain Top-5

The San Antonio Spurs remain first in Efficiency Differential yet again with a mark of +14.2, ahead of the Golden State Warriors' +12.5. The Toronto Raptors remain fifth with a +4.7 Efficiency Differential.Week 15 Rankings 1. San Antonio: 14.2 2. Golden State: 12.5 3. Oklahoma City: 7.9 4. Cleveland: 6.0 5. Toronto: 4.7 6. Boston: 4.3 7. L.A. Clippers: 4.2 8. Indiana: 2.8 9. Atlanta...
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Jon Isaac Pursuing Entering Draft Straight From Prep School

Jon Isaac will explore declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft directly from prep school. Isaac is a 6'10 small forward from IMG Academy and expects to take advantage of a new rule allowing prospects to enter the NBA Draft and return to college if they don't feel good about their projected draft position. Isaac, 18, and IMG officials expect that he’ll be eligible for the 2016 NBA draft...
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Suns Sign Jordan McRae To 2nd 10-Day Contract

The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Jordan McRae to a second 10-day contract. McRae signed his first 10-day contract with the Suns on Jan. 29. The 24-year-old guard has appeared in five games with Phoenix, averaging 5.8 points and 1.4 assists in 13.0 minutes. McRae made his NBA debut at New York on Jan. 29, scoring 12 points and handing out four assists. Prior to signing with the...
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Kings' Players Have Turned On George Karl

The players of the Sacramento Kings have turned on George Karl, according to sources. Karl has been seen as conducting inefficient practices and shootarounds, along with ineffective in-game adjustments. The dysfunction began with DeMarcus Cousins and Karl, but it has spread throughout the locker room. Karl is owed more than $10 million through 2018.
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Source: Knicks' Job The One Tom Thibodeau Has Always Wanted

With Derek Fisher out as head coach of the New York Knicks, Tom Thibodeau's name has surfaced as a possibility. "The Knicks are the job he's always wanted. He would crawl to Madison Square Garden," said a source. Thibodeau was fired as head coach of the Chicago Bulls at the end of last season. So far, the Knicks have been more strongly linked to Phil Jackson protegees Brian Shaw and Luke Walton.
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Luke Walton, Brian Shaw Considered Top Long-Term Candidates For Knicks

Brian Shaw and Luke Walton are considered the top long-term candidates for the New York Knicks to replace Derek Fisher. Fisher was fired by the Knicks on Monday. Walton had an excellent run with the Golden State Warriors on an interim basis and is familiar with Phil Jackson and the triangle offense. Shaw was fired last season by the Denver Nuggets. Tom Thibodeau is also currently...
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Knicks To Promote Kurt Rambis To Interim Head Coach

Kurt Rambis will serve as interim head coach of the New York Knicks following the dismissal of Derek Fisher. Rambis has been an assistant coach on Fisher's staff and was previously head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rambis is a longtime confidant of Phil Jackson.
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Derek Fisher Fired By Knicks As Head Coach

The New York Knicks have fired Derek Fisher as head coach. Fisher was in his second season with the Knicks. The Knicks have a 23-31 record this season and were 1-9 in their last 10 games. Fisher had an off-the-court incident in October with Matt Barnes in which he was away from the Knicks. Kurt Rambis will serve as interim head coach of the Knicks.
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Carmelo Anthony Has Had Two MRIs On Left Knee In Three Weeks

Carmelo Anthony has had two MRIs on his surgically repaired left knee in the past three weeks. Anthony has already missed seven games this season and hasn't been as explosive or quick. “Today, it wasn’t that sore,” Anthony said. “I think the couple of days off helped.” Anthony is 31 years old and has already played over 32,000 career minutes.
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Tony Parker To Participate In Olympic Qualifying

Tony Parker will participate in the Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila this summer with France. Parker's wife is pregnant and there was a possibility he wouldn't play to be with her during her delivery. "Yes, I’ll be there for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and I will be in the Olympic Games if we qualify. I want to play for France.” “I’ve had many discussions with...
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Magic Willing To Listen To Tobias Harris Offers

The Orlando Magic are willing to listen to offers for Tobias Harris, though they're not 'outright shopping' him. Harris signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Magic in free agency last year. Harris is averaging 13.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.9 minutes per game.
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Austin Rivers Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Left Hand

Austin Rivers will likely miss four to six weeks with a broken left hand. The Los Angeles Clippers are already without Blake Griffin due to a broken hand.
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Williamson More Likely To Be Named Kings' Interim Head Coach Than Lieberman

If the Sacramento Kings decide to fire George Karl, the team could to elevate Corliss Williamson to interim head coach. Nancy Lieberman is also an assistant coach for the Kings, but she's unlikely to be named interim head coach. "I don't think I'm in limbo," Karl said. "I think I've got a heckuva challenge [against] a team that's played damn well -- probably it's best basketball...
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Nets To Begin Interviewing GM Candidates On Monday

The Brooklyn Nets will begin interviewing general manager candidates on Monday. Mikhail Prokhorov will be in attendance, as will the other members of the team's GM search committee: Nets chairman of the board of directors Dmitry Razumov, trusted Russian basketball confidant Sergey Kushchenko, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Brett Yormark and president of ONEXIM Sports...
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