Author: Kurt Helin

New York Knicks v Portland Trail Blazers

PBT Extra: Talking mess that is New York basketball


The Brooklyn Nets are an 8-12 mess, an underachieving team that has put its biggest names — Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson — out there on the trade block.

And they are still in a way better spot than the Knicks.

New York basketball is an embarrassment and it’s what Jenna Corrado and I discuss in this latest PBT Extra. In New York we discuss what Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher should do differently… which frankly isn’t much. They need different players not a different system.

If you’re a Celtics fan and a Comcast Sportsnet New England subscriber who wants to see the Celtics take on the Knicks Friday night, you can catch a live stream by following this link.

Nick Johnson dunks all over Ramon Sessions (VIDEO)

Nick Johnson, Leandro Barbosa

Nick Johnson has some hops.

Credit Ramon Sessions for doing a good job of getting back in transition for the Kings and not just giving James Harden two easy points in transition. But he never saw Nick Johnson coming. And he ends up in a poster for it.

Harden had the last laugh, he tied the game with a three to send it to overtime, scored the first 10 points for the Rockets in the extra time, and Houston won. again

Warriors GM confirms team has reached out to Ray Allen’s agent

2014 NBA Finals - Game Four

Ray Allen is still sitting on the sidelines.

Arguably the greatest three point shooter the game has ever seen, he could still help the right team in a limited role, and the conventional wisdom around the league he will come back after the first of the year, mostly likely to play again with LeBron James. Just now in Cleveland’s wine and gold.

But the Warriors want in. Because you can never have enough three-point shooting. Warriors GM Bob Meyers confirmed Golden State’s interest, reports

Warriors GM Bob Myers told 95.7 FM The Game on Thursday afternoon that the club has in fact reached out to Allen’s representatives but said, “it’s uncertain as to what Ray wants to do.”

“Here’s the problem,” Myers explained. “We don’t have enough minutes as it is so it’s just a question of chemistry.”

Allen, a free agent, likely would have returned to Miami had LeBron come back, that’s where Allen lives with his family and he likes the lifestyle in South Beach. But he could be tempted back for half a season with a team that could use him at the two off the bench.

As Meyers said, those minutes are limited in Golden State, in large part because they want Klay Thompson on the court. In Cleveland, Shawn Marion starts at the two and Dion Waiters comes off the bench, you could find room for Allen in there.

There will be other teams interested as well.

It’s something to watch after the calendar turns.