James Jones has made a business of playing with LeBron James, and business is good. Jones told the Beacon Journal he will retire after next season, which will be his 15th in the NBA. “I know playing 15 years is a number where I can look back and I can be like, ‘I accomplished something,’ ” Jones said.
No Noah, no problem. The Knicks have gone on 4-0 without Joakim Noah, but there's no denying having him rise up and be the player New York is hoping he can be would pay dividends rather quickly. Unfortunately, he hasn't been that player since (at the very most recent) the 2014-15 season. The player the Knicks have acquired looks like a shell of his former self. Of course, he's provided flashes of intrigue, physicality, and toughness here and there. Noah's vision on offense is among the best for centers in the NBA. With a bevy of tip-backs when crashing the glass, Noah continues to create second-chance opportunities. On defense, he plays an excellent mental game and can frustrate opponents.
A lawyer for a couple who claim Sacramento Kings players Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins assaulted them at a nightclub said Thursday they'll rely on videotapes, medical reports and the testimony of witnesses to prove they were attacked. The lawyer, Michael S. Lamonsoff, spoke at a news conference as the couple, Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell, held hands nearby a day after their federal lawsuit alleged Barnes choked and knocked Besiso unconscious before both players attacked Powell with punches and kicks inside a Manhattan nightclub on Monday. Lamonsoff said Barnes attacked Besiso, a hairstylist, after trying to choke another woman earlier in the night.