Dec 06, 2013 11:18 PM EST
The New York Knicks have zero intention of trading Carmelo Anthony no matter his feelings about free agency in the offseason, according to sources.
Anthony has been adamant that he wants to make his situation work with the Knicks.
Reports recently have stated Anthony could sign elsewhere as a free agent in July given the Knicks' struggles this season.
Dec 06, 2013 2:44 PM EST
Mike D'Antoni said Friday that Kobe Bryant has "pretty good" odds to return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.
D'Antoni then added, "I have no idea."
Bryant ruled himself out of Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.
Bryant is returning from a torn Achillies tendon.
Dec 06, 2013 12:58 PM EST
The Houston Rockets have ramped up trade discussions involving Omer Asik.
The Rockets are looking to move Asik has he and Dwight Howard have proven to be incompatible on the floor together.
The Rockets will target a trade between Dec. 15 and Dec. 19, which would allow the players involved to be traded again before the Feb. 20 deadline.
Sam Amick of USA Today reports that the Rockets continue to search for a lottery pick in exchange for Asik.
Dec 06, 2013 12:47 PM EST
Rajon Rondo is getting closer to returning from a torn ACL and his future with the Boston Celtics remains uncertain.
Rondo has long been mentioned in trade rumors and is eligible for free agency in 2015.
"Whether he stays in Boston or not who knows," said Rondo's high school coach, Steve Smith of Oak Hill Academy. "I know, talking to Melo (Carmelo Anthony), he's recruiting Rajon to come to New York. Melo thinks he'll come too. You never know about that stuff though. I think either way, Rajon will be fine."
Dec 06, 2013 12:30 PM EST
The Los Angeles Lakers waived Elias Harris last week in a move that saves the team nearly $1.1 million.
Harris was waived shortly before his minimum salary of $490,180 became guaranteed.
Shawne Williams, Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly are also Lakers on non-guaranteed deals.
Dec 06, 2013 12:04 PM EST
The Miami Heat are in trade discussion as they search for backcourt depth with Dwyane Wade playing on a limited basis.
Wade missed his fifth game of the season on Thursday.
The Heat routinely started Mike Miller in the absence of Wade last season, but they used their amnesty provision upon him to save approximately $17 million in taxes.
Dec 05, 2013 11:30 AM EST
Carmelo Anthony has denied a report from Stephen A. Smith citing sources that he's already made up his mind to leave the New York Knicks as a free agent this offseason.
Anthony said he hasn't talked about his future plans to those close to him.
"Anybody in my crew, anybody on my team, family nobody," said Anthony.
Smith believes Anthony will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dec 05, 2013 1:07 AM EST
Byron Scott coached Jason Kidd to two NBA Finals appearances with the then-New Jersey Nets in 2002 and 2003, when Lawrence Frank was on his coaching staff.
The former Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans coach was not surprised at all by Kidd's demotion of Frank to "daily reports," banning Frank's presence in practice and games.
“It does surprise me a little that it happened so quickly,” Scott said. “But it’s safe to say that I’m not [surprised] it happened at all because of the personalities involved.”
Scott was replaced by Frank as Nets' coach in the 2003-04 season.
“When I’m putting a staff together,” said Scott, “the key point of emphasis for me is, ‘I want you to be open and honest, I want your input but at the end of the day, I’m going to do what I think is best.’
“In Jason and Lawrence, I detect two very strong-willed people who don’t back down. I could easily see maybe Jason getting to the point where he felt Lawrence was over-stepping his bounds.”
Dec 04, 2013 6:01 PM EST
Charlie Westbrook – a guard in training camp with the Miami Heat – has agreed to sign a deal in the NBA Development League, a league source told RealGM.
Westbrook had been deciding on his next professional team, one season after averaging 16.2 points for an Italian club, and he joined the D-League’s waiver process Wednesday evening to determine his franchise.
Westbrook, 24, played four games with the Heat in preseason, with averages of 5.7 minutes and 2.5 points. He was released by the Heat on Oct. 21.
Undrafted in 2012 out of the University of South Dakota, Westbrook was on the second team all-conference as a senior, scoring over 18 points per game.
Dec 04, 2013 3:42 PM EST
Lawrence Frank is in the process of gathering a “high-powered” legal counsel, likely to settle a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets.
Frank signed a six-year, roughly $6 million deal with the Nets in the off-season to be Jason Kidd's lead assistant coach.
Frank was reassigned to "daily reports" and no game or practice presence on Tuesday.
Kidd cited different philosophies in the split.
The Pacers’ local television ratings rank fourth in the NBA.
Allan Houston is currently an executive under Steve Mills.
Lamar Odom has returned to Los Angeles after two weeks of workouts with Rob McClanaghan.
Lawrence Frank was Jason Kidd's top assistant coach and responsible for the defense.
Jeff Van Gundy regrets his sudden resignation from the Knicks during the 01-02 season.
Derrick Rose underwent season-ending knee surgery last Monday.
Dwyane Wade was glad to see the two-year, $48-plus million extension that Kobe Bryant signed with the Lakers last week.
Dec 01, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Malcolm Thomas has played with the D-Fenders this season and had gotten off to a strong start.
Damien Wilkins has reached agreement on a contract with Beijing of the Chinese Basketball Association, a source told RealGM.
Brian Shaw said he will sit down with Nate Robinson to discuss how to better control his emotions.
Lionel Hollins had an opportunity to join Maurice Cheeks' staff as an assistant coach but declined.
Wesley Johnson revealed he declined more lucrative contract offers from the Bucks and Hawks during the offseason.
Mark Jackson accused the Nuggets of playing dirty and intentionally attempting to cause an injury to Stephen Curry, which George Karl believes was information that came from Andre Iguodala.
Elias Harris appeared in two games for the Lakers this season, tallying a rebound, an assist and a steal in 11 minutes.
The Knicks opted to go in another direction with the end of their bench depth, signing Cole Aldrich and Chris Smith.
The Rockets have struggled in finding a package that merits Omer Asik on-court value due to his $15 million salary for next season.
Rodney Stuckey will be a free agent in July.
The Vipers are the D-League affiliate of the Rockets.
Tony Parker's current deal with the Spurs expires in 2015 and won't turn 32 until May.
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