Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) of the New York Post joined the podcast to discuss the ramifications of Jason Kidd's departure and Free Agency, including questions about the future of Paul Pierce - plus the decisions that lie with LeBron and Melo.
By: Sean Hahner and James Decker
The Liberty came into this five game home stand with a 3-10 record, losers of 5 straight and were searching for answers. Laimbeer said “I told the team six, seven games ago that I only know of one way out of this- to come to work every day and play as hard as you can.” After Tuesday night’s 90-74 win against the Tulsa Shock, the Libs are 6-11. While it is still not the prettiest record, there are definitely signs that the Liberty are poised for a run in the second half of the season.
If you haven't heard yet, Jason Kidd has created the biggest story of the NBA off-season so far. In an effort to gain some type of Phil Jackson, personnel role within the Nets organization, while maintaining his role as head coach, Kidd has asked Nets ownership for a promotion.
Maddie the mascot’s birthday was not the only reason to celebrate this Sunday for the New York Liberty (5-10). The team, who had just lost a close game on Friday against Chicago 73-69, bounced back and beat the Connecticut Sun 67-65 in another tight one.
The Associated Press' Brian Mahoney joined Kelly Kultys and Drew Casey to talk NBA on One on One.
The Liberty are in the midst of a critical five-game homestand, in which they hope to turn around what has been a poor start to the season. Coach Bill Laimbeer and the entire Liberty team had obvious frustration after Friday night’s 73-69 loss to the Chicago Sky. Laimbeer said at the conclusion of the press conference that this defeat was “a tough one to take.” New York was outscored 50-37 in the first half, and despite a second half run, were unable to complete the comeback. This loss put the Liberty at 4-11, last place in the Eastern Conference.
Kenny Ducey and Kevin Kelly recap a long, but adventurous, NBA Draft in Brooklyn, and are joined by Moke Hamilton (@MokeHamilton) of Basketball Insiders and SNY to make more sense of the evening.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo was selected by the New York Knicks late in the 2nd Round of Thursday's Draft, and emerged from section 25 at the Barclays Center to walk on stage. He spoke to media shortly after, and expressed his gratitude towards the team for trusting in him, and his desire to give it all he's got to try and make the team. Hear what he had to say below.
After being taken by the Denver Nuggets with the 11th pick, former Creighton F Doug McDermott was traded to the Chicago Bulls for the 16th and 19th picks in this year's NBA Draft. After almost two hours of sorting things out, McDermott spoke to the media about some advice he's gotten from Kyle Korver, and what he likes about the Bulls.