Mar 08, 2014 8:06 PM EST
Phil Jackson is leaning toward accepting a front office job with the New York Knicks, according to a source.
Jackson's role would be president of basketball operations, in complete control of all basketball-related matters, according to the source.
Jackson could also become head coach next season, though that aspect of the deal is not yet settled.
Jackson is expected to make a decision with the next week.
Mar 09, 2014 7:58 PM EDT
Dwight Buycks has been recalled from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League by the Toronto Raptors.
Buycks was reassigned to the Jam on March 5. He appeared in three games, totaling 61 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in 98 minutes. Buycks scored a game-high 28 points on 12-for-19 shooting from the field March 5 against the Texas Legends.
This was Buycks’ second stint in the NBA D-League this season. He is averaging 15.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 28.8 minutes in eight games (two starts) with the Jam. He has scored in double figures six times.
Mar 08, 2014 2:59 PM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers are interested in signing Bobby Brown.
Brown cannot sign an NBA deal until his team in China is eliminated from the playoffs.
Brown is averaging 30.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game for Dongguan.
Mar 09, 2014 4:32 AM EDT
As he prepared to join an NBA team midseason, Drew Gooden maintained his training in Washington and had long made clear to Wizards management that he was interested in a possible signing. Once the Wizards cleared a roster spot during the trade deadline, they elevated interest in Gooden and signed him to a 10-day contract when injury issues struck the frontcourt.
“I live in the Washington area, and I’m tired of moving,” Gooden told RealGM. “The Wizards already knew I was interested in them, and we got a deal done. Ernie [Grunfield] and Tommy Sheppard did a great job of getting this deal done. It’s a great move for them getting into the playoffs.”
Gooden had gone unsigned after being released in the summer by the Milwaukee Bucks through the amnesty provision.
“I was watching the game from afar and critiquing the NBA, observing games and what type of player I would be when I come back,” he said. “The time off was a reset for me in my career.”
Gooden went scoreless in his first two appearances this season, but he’s produced 25 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in the last two games – further cementing the Wizards’ plan to sign the 12-year pro for the remainder of the season as long as he remains healthy into the expiration of his second 10-day contract.
“I’m just happy to have the opportunity,” Gooden said. “Everything else is out of my hands.”
Mar 08, 2014 12:21 PM EST
Carmelo Anthony denied a report that he discussed joining the Chicago Bulls with Joakim Noah during All-Star Weekend.
“No, not at all,” Anthony replied when asked if there was any truth to the report. “I can’t have that conversation.”
Anthony reportedly asked Noah what it is like to play for Tom Thibodeau.
Noah declined comment when asked on Friday.
“You want me to address that?” Noah said. “I don’t feel like addressing it. I really have nothing to say about it.”
Mar 08, 2014 3:14 PM EST
Carl Landry will miss the remainder of the season after a recent MRI revealed a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.
Surgery will be scheduled in the near future.
Landry averaged 4.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 12.9 minutes per game in 18 games this season.
Mar 08, 2014 12:28 PM EST
Jabari Parker remains undecided about whether he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Parker would almost certainly be one of the top-5 selections if he declares.
"If I feel like there are things I could improve on or things I left, like during the season, then I will probably come back," Parker said.
"A deciding factor is where I'm going to grow the most, whether it's in the NBA or even in college, the learning experiences that I need as far as [growing as] a basketball player."
Mar 09, 2014 1:24 PM EDT
The Houston Rockets have reassigned Troy Daniels to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.
Daniels scored five points in the Rockets' win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
Daniels has spent most of the season with Rio Grande Valley.
Mar 08, 2014 2:43 PM EST
O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game without pay for forcibly striking Greg Stiemsma in the throat in Friday's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA announced Saturday.
Mayo will serve his suspension on Saturday when the Bucks host the Washington Wizards.
Mar 08, 2014 12:17 PM EST
Mark Cuban is in favor of the NBA expanding its draft beyond the current two rounds.
“I’d like to see four rounds so you can draft guys overseas, get more guys drafted that are your property so you can try to develop them,” Cuban said on Friday.
“Because once they get into the ‘I’m a free agent, I wasn’t drafted grind,’ ... you’ve got to realize that toward the bottom of the second round there are teams that pick for financial reasons, and that takes advantage of guys that might have otherwise been picked.
“Rather than me making a call, ‘Hey, so-and-so, you’re the 61st pick in the NBA draft,’ It would be better to have the draft [expanded], but again, it’s not my say.”
The Heat have signed DeAndre Liggins to a second 10-day contract.
Drew Gooden has averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.0 minutes over three games.
Orlando Johnson has averaged 9.0 in five appearances with the Kings.
With the Jazz entering the final stretch of the season, they may give more playing time opportunities to Malcolm Thomas and Ian Clark.
The Pacers lost to the Rockets by a final score of 112-86 on national television.
Phil Jackson has been offered a role with the Knicks and will decide within the next week.
The Lakers are not inclined to make an in-season coaching change, according to sources.
Vitor Faverani underwent left knee arthroscopy to repair a torn lateral meniscus.
Ersan Ilyasova will serve his suspension Friday.
Carmelo Anthony would benefit financially and possibly have more clarity about the Knicks by waiting until 2015 for free agency.
Ty Corbin is in the final season of his contract.
Phil Jackson has expressed interest in the media in running a front office.
The 76ers have lost 15 straight games by an average of 19.8 points and 25 of their past 28 games.
Seven veterans on the Suns are averaging career highs.
Dewayne Dedmon and Adonis Thomas both originally signed 10-day contracts on Feb. 25.
Joakim Noah has become one of the NBA's best passing big men and he's also improved his play in the pick-and-roll.
LeBron James has struggled with his shot in the two games since scoring 61 points on Monday.
Kobe Bryant believes Pau Gasol remains in the Lakers' plans.
Several league executives and agents already believe the groundwork is being laid for another prolonged work stoppage.
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