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Carmelo Anthony's Camp Believes Phil Jackson Trying To Get Him To Waive No-Trade

Jan 23, 2017 10:52 AM

People close to Carmelo Anthony believe some of the constant sniping from Phil Jackson has been a way to get him to waive his no-trade clause with the New York Knicks.

Anthony holds the no-trade clause from his new contract signed in 2014 worth $124.9 million over five seasons. Anthony also has a 15 percent trade kicker.

Jackson held an interview a month ago in which he complained about Anthony stopping ball for too long on offense. More recently, Jackson confidant Charley Rosen wrote an article praising Jackson and critical of Anthony.

During their meeting last week, Anthony reiterated to Jackson he wants to remain with the Knicks.

“I don’t know. I’m done kind of worrying about that,” Anthony said. “My only focus is these guys that’s in this locker room, playing with them. I can’t control anything else.”

Steve Popper/USA Today

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Reggie Jackson Not Following Trade Rumors

Jan 23, 2017 10:57 AM

Reggie Jackson was asked to respond to a report that the Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves were discussing a trade where he would be dealt for Ricky Rubio.

"Thanks for giving me the news," Jackson said. "I don't listen to ya'll. Most of the time, I just go home, chill, kick it and watch TV. Play games. Kick it with my brother. So, I just don't really follow all of that. I'm just happy to be able to wake up and play basketball."

Jackson is in the second of a five-year, $80 million contract.

Stan Van Gundy quickly shot down the idea of trading Jackson for Ricky Rubio early Saturday, choosing not to deny the report but pointing out general manager Jeff Bower has multiple discussions a day with potential trade partners. Van Gundy texted Jackson about it.

"Yeah, I had no idea," Jackson said. "So I told him, if they traded me it was news to me. I appreciate the text, just letting me know that I was his guy. But like I said, I didn't really pay attention much to it. I see ya'll enough here, I see ya'll enough in the city.

"I'm going to go ahead and tune out. So after this, I'm going to go home and relax."

Aaron McMann/MLive

Tags: Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs Sign Joel Anthony To 10-Day Contract

Jan 23, 2017 11:17 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have signed Joel Anthony to a 10-day contract.

Anthony (6-9, 245) spent time in training camp with the Spurs appearing in six preseason games, averaging 4.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.9 minutes before being waived Oct. 22.

The Spurs need depth at center with Pau Gasol out with a broken hand.

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Tags: Joel Anthony, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jeremy Lin Out 3-5 More Weeks After Re-Aggravating Hamstring

Jan 23, 2017 11:04 AM

Jeremy Lin re-aggravated his strained left hamstring during rehab and will be out another three to five weeks.

Lin signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in the offseason but he has only played in 12 out of the Nets' 41 games this season.

Lin is averaging 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 25.0 minutes per game.

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Tags: Jeremy Lin, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Joel Embiid Out Next Two Games To Rest Knee

Jan 23, 2017 1:55 PM

Joel Embiid will not play in the Philadelphia 76ers' next two games to rest his knee.

Embiid suffered a knee contusion on Friday.

The Sixers announced that a precautionary MRI showed no significant damage in his left knee, and held him out of Saturday's game against Atlanta.

"We're gonna be without him tomorrow, and in Milwaukee, and we'll go from there," Brett Brown told reporters.

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Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury

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NBA Net Rating: Hornets Reenter Top-10

Jan 23, 2017 12:23 PM

The Golden State Warriors continue to rank first in Net Rating at +12.9 points per 100 possessions. 

After losing five straight, the Charlotte Hornets have now won three in a row and reentered the top-10 at +2.4.

Week 13 Rankings
1. Warriors: 12.9
2. Spurs: 9.2
3. Rockets: 7.1
4. Clippers: 5.4
5. Raptors: 5.4
6. Cavaliers: 5.1
7. Jazz: 4.8
8. Hornets: 2.4
9. Celtics: 2.1
10. Thunder: 0.8
11. Hawks: 0.4
12. Bucks: 0.4
13. Wizards: 0.3
14. Grizzlies: 0.2
15. Bulls: -0.1
16. Pistons: -0.7
17. Wolves: -1.1
18. Pacers: -1.3
19. Nuggets: -1.5
20. Knicks: -2.9
21. Pelicans: -2.9
22. Blazers: -3.0
23. Kings: -3.3
24. Mavericks: -3.8
25. Heat: -3.9
26. Magic: -5.3
27. Suns: -5.4
28. 76ers: -5.8
29. Lakers: -6.5
30. Nets: -8.5

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Stan Van Gundy: Everybody In NBA Is Available

Jan 23, 2017 11:00 AM

Stan Van Gundy claims nobody in the NBA is truly untouchable in response to a report that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had joined Andre Drummond in the Detroit Pistons' "short list of untouchables."

"Look, these discussions happen all the time, and this idea when teams say somebody's off limits ... see, I won't lie to my guys," Van Gundy said Saturday. "There's no one in this league that's off limits.

"LeBron? What if the Warriors offered Kevin Durant and Steph Curry? They wouldn't consider that, the Cavaliers? They wouldn't consider that? There's no deal? Come on, man. Everybody is available."

Van Gundy's remarks came after a report indicated the Pistons were discussing a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Ricky Rubio.

Aaron McMann/MLive

Tags: Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jabari Parker Punished For Disclosing Locker Room Discourse

Jan 22, 2017 4:48 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks brought Jabari Parker off the bench in their loss on Saturday to the Miami Heat for violating a team rule.

Parker disclosed locker room discourse to the media.

After dropping their fourth consecutive game on Friday in Orlando, the Bucks held a team meeting in which Parker became vocal in voicing his frustration with the lack of togetherness, sources said.

In his postgame media address, Parker confirmed there was a team meeting and disclosed what the organization regarded as private, locker room dialogue.

"I spoke up for the first time, and it didn't go my way," Parker said to the media. "I was getting thrashed, but hey, as long as I give them another perspective, I did my job."

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

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Dunc'd On: Trade Deadline: Pacific Division, DEN/MIN, News

Jan 23, 2017 3:20 AM

News, including Carmelo Anthony's willingness to potentially waive his no-trade clause. Then a comprehensive look-ahead to the trade deadline for the Pacific Division, who will they look to move, who are buyers, and who are sellers? We finish with a look at a fantastic Denver/Minnesota game.

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).

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Magic Sign Anthony Brown To 10-Day Contract

Jan 22, 2017 12:06 PM

The Orlando Magic have signed guard-forward Anthony Brown to a 10-day contract.

Brown becomes the 12th Call-Up from the NBA Development League this season. 

Brown (6’7”, 211, 10/10/92) has played and started in 16 games this season with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League, averaging 21.6 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 3.4 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 39.2 minpg., while shooting .472 (42-89) from three-point range. He also appeared in nine games this season with New Orleans, averaging 3.8 ppg. and 2.9 rpg. in 15.8 minpg. Brown was signed by the Pelicans on Nov. 21, then waived on Dec. 9.

Originally selected in the second round (34th overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, Brown has appeared in 38 career NBA games with the Lakers and New Orleans, averaging 3.9 ppg. and 2.5 rpg. in 19.5 minpg. He has also played in 23 career D-League games with Los Angeles and Erie, averaging 19.4 ppg., 4.7 rpg. and 2.9 apg. in 37.5 minpg., while shooting .419 (57-136) from three-point range.

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Stan Van Gundy Insists Pistons Won't Trade Reggie Jackson For Ricky Rubio
Stan Van Gundy confirmed a report that the Pistons and Timberwolves had discussed a multiplayer deal headlined by Reggie Jackson and Ricky Rubio this week.

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Ricky Rubio Leaves Wolves For Personal Reasons
Ricky Rubio didn't play in the second half of Thursday's game due to tightness in his left hip.

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LeBron James: Gregg Popovich 'Factors A Lot' Into 2020 Olympics Decision
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Wolves, Pistons Discuss Ricky Rubio For Reggie Jackson Trade
No deal appears imminent but the two sides have engaged in talks this week.

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Chasson Randle Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With 76ers
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76ers Claim Mo Williams Off Waivers
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Carmelo Anthony Will Consider Leaving If Knicks Prefer Trade
Carmelo Anthony continues to want to remain with the Knicks but he said he would consider leaving if that's what the front office wants.

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Teams Believe Hawks Will Revisit Paul Millsap Trade Talks
Paul Millsap will be a free agent in 2017 and the Hawks are reticent to let him leave without compensation.

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Magic Offer Nikola Vucevic, First Rounder To Heat For Goran Dragic
The Magic attempted to engage the Heat recently on a trade for Goran Dragic.

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Suns Seeking 1st Round Pick For P.J. Tucker With Clippers Interested
P.J. Tucker will be a free agent in 2017.

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Nuggets Hope To Trade Jusuf Nurkic By Deadline
Denver would like to give Jusuf Nurkic a chance to be a starting center elsewhere while receiving a return on his value.

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Bulls Planning Pursuit Of Chris Bosh
The Bulls are already working on pursuing Chris Bosh if he becomes a free agent.

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David West Out At Least Two Weeks With Fractured Left Thumb
David West is the primary backup for the Golden State Warriors at center behind Zaza Pachulia.

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Pau Gasol Out Indefinitely With Broken Left Hand
Pau Gasol collided with Kyle Anderson and walked off the court grimacing and flexing his left hand.

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Jimmy Butler's Future With Bulls Will Factor Into Dwyane Wade's 17-18 Decision
Dwyane Wade signed a two-year, $47 million deal with the Bulls with a player option for Year 2.

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LeBron, Giannis, Harden Headline 2017 NBA All-Star Starters
The NBA has announced their starters for the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans.

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NBA, NBPA Officially Ratify New Collective Bargaining Agreement
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Kings Confirm Full Rupture Of Left Achilles Tendon For Rudy Gay
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TNT To Air 'Players Only' Franchise For Five Nights Of Monday Games
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