Dec 11, 2013 3:49 PM EST
In a late change, Jeff Van Gundy has been removed from ESPN's broadcast of the New York Knicks versus Chicago Bulls game on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Van Gundy was assigned to announce the game with Mike Tirico.
“We’re always reexamining our commentating assignments,” ESPN spokesman Ben Cafardo said.
Van Gundy reportedly would be considered by the Knicks to replace Mike Woodson, but the former coach said recently that he "felt badly" for Woodson to deal with speculation about his job status.
“He never wants to be a distraction,” a Van Gundy friend said Wednesday. “He’s very sensitive about current coaches.”
Dec 11, 2013 12:16 PM EST
The Golden State Warriors have signed Hilton Armstrong from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
Armstrong hasn't been in the NBA during the regular season since 2011 with the Atlanta Hawks. Armstrong was with the Indiana Pacers this season in training camp.
Dec 11, 2013 10:32 AM EST
Rajon Rondo dismissed comments from his former high school coach, Steve Smith of Oak Hill, that he's being recruited by Carmelo Anthony to join the New York Knicks.
“People talk, media talk, people make up rumors, people run with them,” said Rondo.
“I haven’t spoken to him. He ain’t contacted me. It’s just rumors.”
Rondo is eligible for free agency in 2015.
Dec 10, 2013 9:41 PM EST
Chris Douglas-Roberts will be called up from the NBA D-League by the Charlotte Bobcats.
Douglas-Roberts was playing with the Texas Legends this season.
Douglas-Roberts spent part of last season with the Dallas Mavericks.
Dec 10, 2013 6:22 PM EST
Omer Asik has filed paperwork to drop Andy Miller and hire Arn Tellem as his new NBA agent, according to sources.
The Turkish basketball site Superbasket.org first reported the news.
Tellem must wait 10 days after Asik files documents to the NBA players union before commencing representation.
Asik has reportedly requested multiple trades since the offseason, when the Houston Rockets signed Dwight Howard.
Dec 10, 2013 12:59 PM EST
The Chicago Bulls are the frontrunner to sign D.J. Augustin after he clears waivers.
The Toronto Raptors released Augustin on Monday.
The Bulls are thin at point guard with the injury to Derrick Rose and struggles for Marquis Teague.
Dec 10, 2013 11:07 AM EST
The relationship between Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters is improving, according to a report from Chris Broussard.
Waiters has been mentioned in trade rumors, but Dan Gilbert likes his game and want to keep him with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Last month, Waiters reportedly accused Irving and Tristan Thompson of playing "buddy ball," which led to a confrontation.
Dec 09, 2013 10:03 PM EST
Thaddeus Young has been adamant that he hopes to stay with the Philadelphia 76ers, but the veteran forward understands the nature of his name being involved in trade speculation, most recently with the Houston Rockets.
“It is what it is. Just taking it day by day,” Young said on Monday. “I’m not worried about a trade or anything like that. It’s a business. If it happens, it happens. I just have to live with it, keep moving on it. At the end of the day, I’m here. I’m ready. I’m focused. I’m ready to go out here and think about the game tonight.
"Not hard to keep focused. It’s basketball. It’s our job. It’s how we make our living. It’s how we make our money. It’s how we feed our families. At the end of the day, it is what it is if it happens. There’s nothing I can do about it.
"I definitely love Philly and want to continue being here. If they see fit to trade me, hey, my time is up. I have to move on.”
Young is averaging 15.8 points and 6.8 rebounds this season. The 6-8, 230-pound forward is earning $8.6 million.
Dec 09, 2013 6:22 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors traded Rudy Gay on Sunday in a deal with the Sacramento Kings.
Masai Ujiri found a trade partner in his former front office colleague with the Denver Nuggets in Pete D'Alessandro.
"I know GMs who say they wouldn’t touch him now in free agency for the midlevel exception," wrote Lowe.
Gay has a player option for the 14-15 season worth $19.3 million.
Dec 09, 2013 4:32 PM EST
The Toronto Raptors have waived D.J. Augustin.
Augustin signed a one-year, $1.267 million deal with the Raptors in the offseason to become Kyle Lowry's backup, but lost his minutes to Dwight Buycks and Julyan Stone.
Augustin spent last season with the Indiana Pacers.
The Raptors needed to make a roster move in order to complete their trade for Rudy Gay.
Stephen Jackson has signed his contract agreement with the Clippers, a source told RealGM.
Darius Morris and Reggie Williams are free agents, while Seth Curry is with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
The Clippers have a growing need for a wing and Stephen Jackson continues to look for an NBA team.
Dec 09, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Kyle Lowry has an expiring contract and $6.2 million and is not part of the Raptors' long-term plans.
Dec 09, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Jason Thompson received a five-year, $30 million contract extension under the previous regime of the Kings.
Rudy Gay was traded from the Grizzlies to the Raptors last season.
Chris Andersen cited his two-year suspension from 2006 to 2008 as a factor aiding in his health.
The fan tried to show Kyrie Irving a white shirt that read, "KYRIE DONT LEAVE" in all caps, written in black marker.
Reports recently have stated Carmelo Anthony could sign elsewhere as a free agent in July given the Knicks' struggles this season.
Kobe Bryant ruled himself out of Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.
Dec 06, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Rockets hope to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 19, which would allow players involved to be dealt again before the deadline.
Rajon Rondo has long been mentioned in trade rumors and is eligible for free agency in 2015.
Shawne Williams, Xavier Henry and Ryan Kelly are also Lakers on non-guaranteed deals.
Dwyane Wade missed his fifth game of the season on Thursday.
Carmelo Anthony said he hasn't talked about his future plans to those close to him.
Byron Scott coached Jason Kidd to two NBA Finals appearances with the Nets in 2002 and 2003, when Lawrence Frank was on his coaching staff.
Charlie Westbrook joined the D-Leagueís waiver process late Wednesday afternoon to determine his franchise.
Lawrence Frank signed a six-year, roughly $6 million deal with the Nets in the offseason to be Jason Kidd's lead assistant coach.
The Pacersí local television ratings rank fourth in the NBA.
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