Andray Blatche scored 24 points, Joe Johnson had 21 and the Nets snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Raptors 102-100 on Tuesday night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points to lead the Raptors to a 100-91 preseason victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night, spoiling Andrea Bargnani’s return to Toronto.
New York Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani has been ruled out of the FIBA Eurobasket Tournament. Bargnani has been suffering from pneumonia.
Anderson averaged a career-high 10.7 points last season for the Toronto Raptors.
According to a report, the New York Knicks are preparing an offer to free agent power forward Elton Brand.
J.R. Smith is far from the perfect player, but the Knicks have no choice but to sign him. If J.R. wants to bolt to a bad team for more money, he can.
The Knicks are often too quick to trade away first round picks, since that is the best way for a team to acquire cheap assets. Picks are one of the most valuable NBA assets.
The Knicks and Toronto Raptors are discussing a trade to bring the former No. 1 pick to New York — and it sounds pretty close to a done deal.
Camby says he may have to evaluate his options if he’s traded to the Toronto Raptors in a package for former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani.
The Knicks will be sending Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and several picks including the 2016 first round draft pick.
George Karl is following general manager Masai Ujiri out of Denver. But the Nets, who are without a head coach, are apparently not interested in contacting Karl.
Nets snap four-game winning streak and remain two games behind the third-place Pacers in the Eastern Conference.
When the Knicks signed Kenyon Martin last month, they hoped the veteran big man might help them with a playoff push. Left short-handed by a rash of frontcourt injuries, the Knicks are suddenly counting on Martin more than they ever imagined.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson didn’t mince words when asked what went wrong for his team in the final minute of Friday night’s narrow loss to Toronto. “I thought our shot selection was awful,” Woodson said.
No big shots from Rudy Gay on this night. He hardly made any shots at all. Neither did Carmelo Anthony, bothered by what he called a dead arm after being hit in the biceps early in the game. Toronto won the battle of supporting casts, and the game.