July 15, 2013 |
Now he's a Peace Knick. Ex-Lakers forward Metta World Peace found a new team Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal for about $3.2 million with the New York Knicks. World Peace tweeted Monday: "Where Brooklyn at?" in a jab to the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks' local rival. The second year of his deal is a player option, according to various reports. The Lakers waived World Peace last week under the NBA's amnesty provision in a cost savings move. World Peace, 33, averaged 12.4 points last season with the Lakers.
July 14, 2013 |
Metta World Peace wouldn't mind playing for the Clippers now that he's a free agent. "Of course I'm interested in Clippers," World Peace texted to The Times on Sunday. "I have to meet them first. " The Clippers also are interested in speaking with World Peace, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. There have been reports the New York Knicks are also interested in World Peace, who was waived by the Lakers under the amnesty provision on Thursday.
April 22, 2013 |
J.R. Smith won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award on Monday after turning a role he didn't want into one of the strengths of the New York Knicks' first division championship team in nearly two decades. Smith received 484 points, including 72 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 writers and broadcasters. The Clippers' Jamal Crawford finished second with 352 points, getting 31 first-place votes. Smith averaged 18.1 points in 80 games, all off the bench. He had 29 games in which he scored 20 points as a reserve, tying Crawford for the NBA lead.
December 25, 2012 |
Fifty-seven days into the season, Steve Nash finally played another home game. Coincidentally, the Lakers beat the New York Knicks, won on Christmas for the first time since 2008, looked like a nicely balanced machine and gave their fans at Staples Center something beyond the free scarves received upon paid admission. Yeah, Nash is going to be pretty important to this team. "You're talking about one of the greatest point guards ever," Kobe Bryant said. "So he's able to line us up and get us into things that he believes will be most effective for us down the stretch.
December 13, 2012 |
The Lakers (9-13) visit the New York Knicks (16-5) on Thursday night, hoping to shake a three-game losing streak as they face the first-place team in the Eastern Conference. New York has been a revelation this season, despite playing without Amare Stoudemire (knee). It has already beaten the Miami Heat twice, won in San Antonio and has yet to lose at home in eight tries. The Lakers have been in a tailspin, struggling without Steve Nash (leg), Pau Gasol (knees) and Steve Blake (abdominal strain)
December 12, 2012
LAKERS AT NEW YORK When: 5 PST. Where: Madison Square Garden. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 9-13, Knicks 16-5. Record vs. Knicks (2011-12): 1-1. Update: The Knicks are the NBA's most surprising team, going 8-0 at home amid whispers of Carmelo Anthony as an MVP candidate. The Knicks have done it without Amare Stoudemire, who hasn't played yet because of a sore knee. Point guard Raymond Felton has had a rejuvenating season, averaging 15.8 points and 6.8 assists.
November 24, 2012
Looking ahead NEW YORK AT BROOKLYN: Monday, 4 p.m. PST, TNT This battle of boroughs finally comes with some bragging rights, and a say in who rules the Atlantic Division. The Knicks will play their first game at the $1-billion Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Amare Stoudemire's absence (rehabbing from knee surgery) has freed Knicks Coach Mike Woodson to sell his team on playing defense. And, yes, that is Carmelo Anthony you see hustling down to the defensive end, while new point guard Raymond Felton runs the offense.
July 26, 2012 |
The Lakers are still forming their roster for the 2012-13 season. But they at least know who, when and where they'll play. And unlike last season, games are not at risk of being canceled because of labor woes. The Steve Nash-Kobe Bryant duo will make their debut Oct. 30 at Staples Center against the Dallas Mavericks. Lakers fans will also pay attention to other dates. Nash will first host his former team, the Phoenix Suns, on Nov. 16 before playing them in Phoenix on Nov. 30 and March 18 and in L.A. on Feb. 12. The Lakers have another marquee Christmas Day game at Staples Center (New York Knicks at noon)
May 23, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, who will be a restricted free agent this off-season. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times Whose meteoric rise boosted sales traffic to the Knicks' online store by more than 4,000%; made a Knicks ticket at Madison Square Garden a must-buy (and about 200% more expensive by StubHub.com's tabulations);...