“During the offseason I didn’t think I’d sign in China. I thought I would get a good deal in the NBA, but I was overlooked,” Crawford told Basketball Insiders from his three-story mansion in Urumqi, the largest city in China’s western interior.
via David Pick of Basketball Insiders
Eddie was recently released by the Atlanta Hawks, and he drew multiple waiver bids before the Celtics were awarded his rights.
via Shams Charania of RealGM
"I wanted to stay there but they gave me a deadline where I had to choose," Stephenson said. "So there wasn't no time for me to make a decision. They gave me a deadline (before) how long it (was) going to take for them to go somewhere else.
"I had to make a quick decision and me and my agent decided we would see what other teams (were) talking about."
via Candace Buckner of The Indianapolis Star
The latest and perhaps last setback of Steve Nash's disappointing tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers has come.
Nash has been ruled out for the 2014-15 NBA season because of recurring nerve damage in his back, according to league sources.
The Lakers confirmed the news.
via Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report
“It’s not the first one, it’s not going to be the last one,” Bryant said. “The one thing I’ve come to understand over the years is that you’ll have a bad story that comes out on a Monday and it seems like it’s the end of the world. It seems like everybody is taking shots at you.
“It’s a cycle. And things are never as good or as bad as they seem at the moment in time. So you stay focused on the big picture. Things are never really as bleak as they seem at the time. I just kind of roll with it.”
via Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times
While the final vote was 17-13 in favor of the reform, that was short of the required 23 votes needed to push the change through.
"I think, in essence, the owners were concerned about unintended consequences," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said. "I think we all recognize we need to find the right balance between creating the appropriate incentives on one hand for teams to, of course, win, and on the other hand allowing for appropriate rebuilding and the draft to work as it should in which the worst performing teams get the highest picks in the draft."
He feels fine from the "minor'' surgery in May, but yet will remain on a minutes restriction moving forward. (Coach Tom Thibodeau) Thibs couldn't say how long.
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via Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express News on Twitter
via Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald on Twitter
“It was a man decision,” McLemore said. “It was something that I had to figure out on my own and make a decision for myself.”
via James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom
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