Johnny Davis enjoyed his interview with Knicks

Johnny Davis enjoyed his interview with Knicks

CHICAGO — Wisconsin sophomore shooting guard Johnny Davis is a straightforward kid with a straightforward game. Very good defender. Solid scorer. A dive-to-the-floor scrappiness. A deadly shot from mid-range. Nothing too flashy. So when teams asked him an offbeat question about his personal life during the NBA Draft Combine interviews in Chicago, Davis didn’t deviate. … Read more

Where Top 14 picks will go

Where Top 14 picks will go

The Magic are on the clock. For the fourth time in franchise history, Orlando has the No. 1 pick, and the team may need all the time between now and June 23 to decide on its selection. There is no clear-cut No. 1. There are three high-level prospects who can all make a case for … Read more

Knicks looking to break trend in return to NBA Draft lottery

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

NBA names conference finals MVP trophies after Magic and Bird

NBA names conference finals MVP trophies after Magic and Bird

Michael Jordan may be feeling left out by the naming of the new NBA postseason awards.screenshot: ESPN Adam Silver might be receiving a call from somebody very soon. It’ll be a friendly call from one of the NBA team owners saying that he will be in New York for a visit shortly. He will suggest … Read more

James Harden vanishes in Game 6 amid contract uncertainty

James Harden vanishes in Game 6 amid contract uncertainty

James Harden was nowhere to be found in Thursday’s Philadelphia flop. The Sixers point guard—who was traded to Philadelphia at the deadline in February to help Joel Embiid in pursuit of a deep playoff push—was 4-of-9 with 11 points in 42 minutes of action. Harden took just two shots in the second half of Philadelphia’s … Read more

Phil Jackson wants to trade LeBron James, columnist says

Phil Jackson wants to trade LeBron James, columnist says

Is the King’s time up in Lakers land? After team owner Jeanie Buss confirmed to Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke that she’s leaning on former Lakers coach Phil Jackson to help the team bounce back after a disappointing season, Plaschke provided some insight into Jackson’s thinking about the roster. “I’ve heard that Phil would … Read more

Nets’ Kyrie Irving problem no one’s fault but Sean Marks

Nets' Kyrie Irving problem no one's fault but Sean Marks

Kyrie Irving was not physically in the room when the Nets conducted their public autopsy Wednesday in Brooklyn, but he was very much there in spirit. Team management has clearly decided it is time to confront Irving on his commitment to the championship cause, and in theory, any right-minded fan would say, “Amen to that.” … Read more

Bob Lanier, NBA force who left big shoes to fill, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, NBA force who left big shoes to fill, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said Lanier died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer had worked for the league as a global ambassador. The Athletic reported … Read more