TAG: Derek Fisher

Smack / Aug 28, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Shumpert Is Excited About Doing More On Offense Than “Standing In The Corner”

Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert’s 2013-2014 was among the most disappointing in basketball. As trade rumors swirled around him from last season’s outset, the two-way prowess that made Shumpert one of the league’s most promising young wings the year before all but vanished entirely. He notched career lows in points per game and field goal percentage, dipped from 40.2 percent to 33.3 percent from beyond the arc, and let his uncertain status as a member of the New York Knicks affect his effort on the other end of the floor, too. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 12, 2014 / 4:18 pm

Q-Tip Scoops LeBron Decision; Says Durant May Come To Knicks

Q-Tip

If you’re anything like us, you idolized A Tribe Called Quest‘s funky rhythms and verbal darts during their heyday in the early 1990s. Since then, emcee Q-Tip has gone on to various solo projects, but it was his Twitter prognostication during LeBron James‘ free agency that scooped the biggest names in NBA reporting, and now he’s attempting to foreshadow some other outrageous NBA developments. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 13, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: ‘Melo Plans To Opt Out Even After Meeting With Phil Jackson & Derek Fisher

Carmelo Anthony

While Phil Jackson has repeatedly asked Carmelo Anthony to opt in next year with the Knicks, Anthony has been adamant throughout the year he’d like the wooing which comes along with a free agency courtship — the first of his 10-year career. That’s why the Thursday night meeting between Jackson, ‘Melo and new coach Derek Fisher did little to convince Anthony to opt in. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jun 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Can The Knicks Land LeBron & ‘Melo, Or Even Durant?

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant

On ESPN New York’s 98.7 FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show,” co-host Smith mentioned a “95 percent possibility” LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony end up together if they both opt-in for the 2014-15 seasons. Not only that, but New York’s recent hiring of Derek Fisher could entice Kevin Durant to the Big Apple if he’s unhappy in OKC when his contract expires in the summer of 2016. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jun 10, 2014 / 2:45 pm

J.R. Smith Looks to Start For The Knicks Next Year

J.R. Smith

The Knicks franchise is in the midst of change in the front office, with March’s signing of Phil Jackson to head up basketball operations, and on the bench — with today’s official announcement Derek Fisher would helm the team. Keeping in line with the fluctuating team stationed in Manhattan, 2012-13 Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith feels he’s in line to start next season. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 9, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Update: Derek Fisher Signs 5-Year, $25 Million Deal To Coach Knicks

J.R. Smith, Derek Fisher

UPDATE: After hearing earlier in the day the Knicks were hoping to entice Derek Fisher into becoming their next head coach, sources originally revealed to Yahoo he’s signed a 5-year, $25 million contract to retire and do just that. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kevin Durant Says Derek Fisher Will Be Great Coach

Derek Fisher, Kevin Durant

The 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant was asked about his teammate Derek Fisher, and what he thought of his potential as a head coach in the NBA. Durant had great things to say about Fisher, who is a leading candidate for the New York Knicks coaching job. Read More »

NBA / May 21, 2014 / 11:40 pm

Video: Nick Collison Tip With 0.1 Seconds On Shot Clock

Tiaggo Splitter, Nick Collison

Call it the new four-point play. On the heels of Lance Stephenson’s tip–in to beat the halftime buzzer with 0.1 seconds remaining in Tuesday’s Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder replicated the same play in Game 2 on Wednesday. However, this time the tip-in beat a 0.1-second shot clock in the second quarter. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 27, 2013 / 9:30 pm

Report: Russell Westbrook Out Until After The All-Star Break After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Russell Westbrook

Earlier today, according to the Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager, Sam Presti, Russell Westbrook underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee. The surgery was his third on the knee after he tore his lateral meniscus during the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Read More »