Kyrie Irving, Nets GM Sean Marks yet to talk contract

Nets general manager Sean Marks said the team hasn’t had conversations with Kyrie Irving yet about the mercurial star guard’s contract, adding they’ll see if staying together is “the right fit.” Marks met with the media last week, and also recorded an interview that aired on YES Network on Monday. He addressed Irving’s $36.9 million … Read more

Knicks stay put at No. 11

CHICAGO — The Knicks’ lottery jinx continued Tuesday in Chicago. Senior executive William Wesley, wearing a dark blue suit and orange tie, couldn’t bring the Knicks any luck as the club stayed put at No. 11 during the pingpong ball rollout. Wesley nodded his head up and down when the Knicks were announced at 11. … Read more

Ime Udoka is leading the NBA’s coaching reformation

Ime Udoka has the Celtics through to the Eatern Conference Finals.Picture: Getty Images If the success of Boston’s Ime Udoka and New Orleans’ Willie Green has taught NBA ownership anything, when it comes to hiring coaches, it should be out with the old, in with the new. These two rising coaching stars stepped into dysfunctional … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant can be even greater

Ja Morant announced his presence with authority this postseason.Picture: Getty Images There are one or two players who make the leap toward legitimate superstar status every playoff. This year it was Jason Tatum and Ja Morant. To those who have been watching, Luka Dončić was finally given the opportunity to show what he could do … Read more

Knicks looking to break trend in return to NBA Draft lottery

MSG’s CEO James Dolan has experienced an exhilarating last few days in watching his other Garden team, the Rangers, stage rally after rally to come back from a 3-1 deficit and advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. A handful of Knicks were at Game 7, including coach Tom Thibodeau and Immanuel … Read more

Robert Williams Available Without Minutes Restriction for Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference Finals

After missing Games 4, 5, and 6 of the Celtics’ second-round series against the Bucks due to left knee soreness that restricted him movement-wise, Robert Williams, who’s also dealing with a bone bruise in the same knee, the result of a collision with Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 3, suited up for Game 7. But more … Read more

Knicks’ plan for Rokas Jokubaitis as he impresses in EuroLeague

There’s one Knick still playing competitive basketball: 2021 second-round pick Rokas Jokubaitis. The lefty point guard, who plays for Barcelona, ​​will battle in the EuroLeague Final Four that begins Thursday in Belgrade, Serbia. The Knicks will send scouts to the EuroLeague Final Four to watch Jokubaitis — among others — even as the NBA Draft … Read more

Alex Rodriguez seemingly sleeps during Suns loss

Was Alex Rodriguez taking a courtside catnap? It certainly seemed that way on Sunday in Phoenix, where the former Yankees slugger, 46, was caught on camera with his eyes appearing to be closed as the Mavericks steamrolled the Suns, 123-90, in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals series. The apparent snooze naturally caught Twitter’s … Read more