If no agreement Monday, Warriors will lose 8 games


If no agreement Monday, Warriors will lose 8 games

The NBA owners and players union will reconvene talksMonday, but the odds of a deal coming together are long.NBA commissioner David Stern said last week that if anagreement was not struck by the end of Monday, he would cancel the first twoweeks of the regular season. The sides met Sunday in New York for upwards offive hours.However, union leader Derek Fisher reported little to noprogress, and as far as anyone knows there is still a difference on the mostimportant issue: Basketball related income.
The players have indicated they are willing to come downfour percentage points -- from 57 percent to 53 percent -- in terms of their takeof that pie. The owners seem to be unwilling to go higher than a 50-50split.Under the old collective bargaining agreement, players wereguaranteed 57 percent of BRI, essentially all the revenue created by the NBA. If Stern does, in fact, cancel the first two weeks of theseason the Warriors would lose eight games, including the season-opener atOracle Arena against the Los Angeles Lakers and a game on Nov. 14, against thedefending-champion Dallas Mavericks.Here are the games that would be canceled if the first two weeksof the season are done away with:Nov. 2: vs. Los Angeles LakersNov. 4: vs. Sacramento KingsNov. 5: at Denver NuggetsNov. 7: vs. San Antonio SpursNov. 9: vs. Detroit PistonsNov. 11: at New Orleans HornetsNov. 12: at Houston RocketsNov. 14: at Dallas Mavericks

Suns guard sustains torn ACL in left knee


Suns guard sustains torn ACL in left knee

Brandon Knight may not take the floor next year.

The Suns guard tore the ACL in his left knee and could miss the entire season, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon.

He sustained the injury last week while playing in Florida.

Knight's production fell off during the 2016-17 campaign, when he appeared in just 54 games.

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He averaged career lows in practically every category -- points (11.0), assists (2.4), rebounds (2.2), steals (0.5), field goal percentage (39.8) and 3-point percentage (32.4).

The year prior, he registered 19.6 points, 5.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds per contest.

Knight entered the league as the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft.

After two seasons with Detroit, he was traded to Milwaukee.

In February 2015, he was traded to Phoenix.

Knight is scheduled to make over $13.6 million next season, over $14.6 million in 2018-19 and over $15.6 million in 2019-20.

With Kyrie Irving reportedly requesting a trade from Cleveland, several national reporters have listed the Suns as a potential landing spot for the All-Star guard...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe


Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe

Allen Crabbe will end up in Brooklyn after all.

The Blazers will trade the shooting guard to the Nets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

In exchange, Brooklyn will send big man Andrew Nicholson to Portland.

Nicholson will not suit up for the the Blazers, as Portland will waive and stretch his contract.

Last summer, Crabbe -- who was a restricted free agent -- signed a 4-year, $75 million sheet from the Nets.

The former Cal star returned to the Pacific Northwest because the Blazers matched the offer.

Last season, Crabbe averaged a career-best 10.7 points per game, while shooting just under 47 percent from the field and over 44 percent from deep.

He averaged just 5.5 points in the opening round of the playoffs against the Warriors.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller