Knicks’ focus leading into Thursday trade deadline is upgrading at point guard. And word is a new name intrigues them: Atlanta’s Jeff Teague
There are issues if Knicks make full-on play for Teague, who has right of first refusal on any trade after Hawks matched offer sheet in July
Also: Teague not only must approve any trade but also owns long-term deal that slices into Knicks’ projected flexibility for summer of 2015
But Knicks said to be investigating all PG options since they’re convinced top target Kyle Lowry is NOT available between now and Thursday
Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge Agree on Extension
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year.
Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a three-year, $72.3M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
LeBron James Still Uncertain for Season Opener
LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.
James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss.
Source: USA Today Sports
Rodney Hood, Jazz Don’t Come to Agreement on Extension
Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not come to an agreement on a contract extension, barring a last minute change, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune, clearing the way for Hood to become a restricted free agent next summer.