Report: Timberwolves Eyeing Rose In Free Agency; Knicks Might Pursue Rubio AgainBefore the February trade deadline, the Knicks discussed a trade with Minnesota that would have sent Rose, 28, to Minnesota in exchange for point guard Ricky Rubio.
Schmeelk: Trading Rose For Rubio An Intriguing Option For KnicksThere’s a lot going for such a move. Rose would no longer be on the team, and the chance of him returning on a long-term deal this summer is slim to none.
Garnett, Nets Non-Competitive In 30-Point Loss To TimberwolvesKevin Love had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in just 28 minutes, and the Timberwolves beat Kevin Garnett for the first time since he left Minnesota in a 111-81 victory over the woeful Brooklyn Nets on Friday.
Lichtenstein: This Weekend A Good Test To See What The Nets Have LearnedThis is as good a weekend as any to see if the Nets learned anything from their initial missteps. I want to see the Nets step on the Magic’s throat and not let go until the game is safely out of reach. Study the Heat film for tips.
Hartnett: No Point In Comparing 2012 USA Basketball To 'Dream Team'It's pointless to compare the 2012 Men's Olympic basketball roster to the 1992 "Dream Team." USA's current roster has their own challenge in front of them.
Knicks' Shumpert, Nets' Brooks Named To All-Rookie Team The Knicks' Imam Shumpert has been named, along with five others, to the NBA's All-Rookie Team.
Lin Revives The Knicks, Bolsters The NBA Abroad In their own different, yet equally dynamic ways, Ricky Rubio and Jeremy Lin have put their dormant franchises on their backs and given a jolt to the NBA's long-standing mission of bringing the game to every corner of the world.
Hartnett: Jeremy Lin Stuns Kobe And The Lakers, Transforms KnicksJeremy Lin left Madison Square Garden stunned as he completed a 38-point night and inspired the Knicks past the Los Angeles Lakers, which begs the question... what's next for 'The Jeremy Lin Show?' Possibly, an encore against Ricky Rubio On Saturday night.
Schmeelk in the Stands: Knicks-Carmelo Trade 'Pipe Dream'After Adrian Wojnarowski’s great reporting Thursday night on the Carmelo Anthony-Denver Nuggets saga, Knicks fans everywhere seem to be clamoring at nearly the LeBron-James-free-agency level.