The New Orleans Pelicans say 7-foot center Jeff Withey has signed his rookie contract.
Rambis, an ESPN analyst, rejoins the team after serving as an assistant coach on and off between 1999 and 2009; he was the lead assistant from 2001-04 and 2005-09. He has eight championship rings as a player, coach and front-office executive.
The priority for the Suns, though, was acquiring another future first-round pick, as new Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough seeks to rebuild the team through the draft.
Paul Pierce believes his new team is primed to make a run at the Eastern Conference title, although the veteran small forward has a bigger goal in mind for the Brooklyn Nets: capturing the NBA championship.
Lakers vice president Jim Buss told NBA TV on Thursday that Bryant is ahead of schedule in his recovery from the torn Achilles tendon he suffered in April. Buss expects Bryant to play in a preseason game.
The Knicks said Smith’s injuries, which were treated at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen, were chronic and gradually worsened. His recovery time is approximately three to four months, which could make him available between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15 — near the start of the 2013-14 season.
Allen, known for his work ethic and preparation before games, opted not to make a final pass to a calling teammate Lebron James for an attempted game winning shot. Instead, Allen calmly stepped back and in routine fashion knocked down a three in one of the most pressure filled moments in Finals history.
Clearly, Bynum has a maturity issue. Yes, he is only 25 years old but he has been in the league since he was 17 years old. His immaturity and injuries made him widely inconsistent during his career. It even appeared that he didn’t even want to play sometimes.