Brandon Jennings is gone and Joakim Noah had knee surgery. If the New York Knicks are going to make a playoff push, it will come without two of the key veterans they signed last summer. Jennings was waived Monday and the Knicks signed guard Chasson Randle to replace him.
TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal’s feud with Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee is over, at least from O’Neal’s perspective. In an interview with The Undefeated’s Mike Wise, O’Neal said that his mother told him to “stop this silliness,” so he won’t mention McGee’s name on the air during “Shaqtin’ A Fool” again. “I have orders from the top to leave it alone,” O’Neal said past midnight on Saturday. NBA commissioner Adam Silver? “No,” O’Neal said. “My mama. Just say Shaq’s mom called him, told him, ‘Stop this silliness. Leave him alone.’ So that’s the end of the beef. You won’t be hearing about it from my side anymore. Mama has spoken.” Said Lucille O’Neal earlier Saturday evening from her Orlando,
Vlade Divac has taken a lot of criticism since trading DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans just over a week ago. But to his credit, the Sacramento Kings GM hasn’t shied away from criticism or the media. At times, such as stating he had a better offer two days before actually making the trade, Vlade’s candor has hurt him. There’s still an argument to be made for transparency, and in an interview with the Sacramento Bee’s Ailene Voison his candor takes minor steps towards restoring credibility. It’s a wide-ranging interview, so I highly encourage you to read the whole thing, but we’ll hit the highlights here. Accountability I totally understand why some fans would be upset. They supported