Powell grateful to be with Rockets (Comcast SportsNet Houston)

At what point in his last couple of months, did recently signed Rockets forward Josh Powell even consider he might be back in the NBA and in the playoffs? It wasn't even in my thought process," Powell said Sunday morning, hours before he and the Rockets host Portland to begin their 2014 postseason. Powell signed with the Rockets with just one game remaining in the season. He had come straight from the Philippines where he playing professionally after being waived by the New York Knicks after training camp just before the NBA regular season began.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 20, 2014 at 6:57 pm

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NBA playoffs: Bulls know Wizards won’t make it easy (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)

Just because the Bulls put on a clinic in their last game against the Wizards, a 96-78 rout in Washington on April 5, they arent entering their first-round playoff series overconfident, especially considering that they were beaten in the first two matchups between the two teams in the regular season. We know how good they are, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said. Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer said the key to the victory earlier this month was containing the Wizards explosive All-Star point guard, John Wall, in fast-break scenarios. John Wall was pushing the ball a lot.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm

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Report: NBA salary cap expected to jump $5M (The SportsXchange)

The NBA salary cap is projected to rise by about $5 million for next season, sources told ESPN.com. The luxury-tax threshold would jump from $71.7 million to $77 million, according to ESPN's sources. This is the third time this season that the league has bumped its projections for 2014-15, according to NBA salary-cap expert Larry Coon.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 19, 2014 at 6:11 pm

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NBA roundup: Woodson wants to know status with Knicks (The SportsXchange)

New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson does not want to meet face to face with new team president Phil Jackson until he is informed whether or not he will be retained for next season, ESPN reported Friday. Woodson reportedly would prefer that Jackson contact his agent if he is going to be fired. The New York Daily News reported Thursday night that Jackson and Woodson were scheduled to talk over the phone to plan a meeting or work out terms of Woodson's departure. The Daily News also reported that Woodson told management that he does not see a reason to meet with Jackson if he is going to be fired.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm

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Bobcats F Douglas-Roberts makes most of 2nd chance (The Associated Press)

Charlotte Bobcats guard Chris Douglas-Roberts remembers feeling so depressed last year that he didn't want to get out of bed. He was teetering on the brink of being out of the NBA for good. The Dallas Mavericks cut Douglas-Roberts in January 2013 after he had played in only six games. ''I was really messed up,'' Douglas-Roberts said Friday.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

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Report: Woodson wants to know status before meeting (The SportsXchange)

New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson does not want to meet face-to-face with new team president Phil Jackson until he is informed whether or not he will be retained for next season, ESPN reported Friday. An announcement on Woodson's status likely will not come until next week, according to ESPN The Magazine. The New York Daily News reported Thursday night that Jackson and Woodson were scheduled to talk over the phone Friday to plan a meeting or work out the terms of Woodson's departure.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm

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Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help (AFP)

For the first time in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks are all absent from the playoffs in the same season. While that will not break any hearts for the 16 clubs who begin their championship quests this weekend, it does leave three of the most iconic franchise in NBA history struggling in search of a new direction. "As a whole, the season was very disappointing for everybody," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. The Lakers went 27-55, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005 and only the sixth season in team history.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm

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Report: Kerr expects to be Knicks’ coach (The SportsXchange)

TNT analyst Steve Kerr expects to be the next coach of the New York Knicks, according to the New York Post. Knicks coach Mike Woodson's job security was the subject of speculation all season long. New President Phil Jackson is likely to replace him after the team finished 37-45 and out of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Post also reported that Kerr discussed adjusting his schedule with TNT during the upcoming playoffs if he is named the Knicks' coach.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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2014 PBT Awards: All-NBA team (NBC Sports)

First-team frontcourt a constant, but guard spots debated

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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Report: Steve Kerr “expects” to be offered, will take Knicks coaching job (NBC Sports)

While nothing is set in stone (Mike Woodson has yet to be officially fired) you know back channel conversations have already taken place. It sounds like Kerr wants in.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on April 18, 2014 at 10:44 am

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