Knicks sign ex-Warrior Lin


Knicks sign ex-Warrior Lin

Jeremy Lin is coming back.Well, not to the Warriors, but he'll be at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night.The Knicks, who play at Golden State, have signed the former Warrior to a non-guaranteed contract according to a release from the team. Call it a little bit of insurance because Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert will miss time with injury.

Lin will back up starter Toney Douglas at point guard.

He signed a two-year deal with the Warriors (though Year 2 was not guaranteed) in July 2010. The signing was initiated by owner Joe Lacob, who had watched Lin as far back as high school. He was waived on December 9, 2011, the first day of training camp.Lin wasn't so much let go for basketball reasons but because the Warriors cleared as much cap space as possible to make a run at Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. With the help of Lin's salary -- among others - the Warriors were able to sign Jordan to an offer sheet worth 42.7 million over four years. The Clippers subsequently matched the offer.The Rockets claimed Lin three days later but he was waived last Sunday.

Lin, the former Harvard star, won a Division II CIF title at Palo Alto High in 2006.

Kyrie: Flat Earth comments an experiment, 'exploitation tactic'


Kyrie: Flat Earth comments an experiment, 'exploitation tactic'

Remember when Kyrie Irving said the Earth is flat?

Well, at Celtics Media Day on Monday, Kyrie spoke with Toucher and Rich of 98.5 The Sports Hub about his comments.

Was Kyrie trolling everybody?

“Look, look. Look. Look. Here it is. All I want to do is be able to have that open conversation," Kyrie started, but was stopped by laughter. "Listen to me. What it did was -- it was all an exploitation tactic. It literally (spun) the world -- your guys' world -- (spun) the world into a frenzy and it proved exactly what I thought it would do in terms of how all this works.

"It created a division -- stand up there and let all these people throw tomatoes at me -- or have somebody think that I’m somehow this different intellectual person because I believe that the world is flat and you think the world is round. It created exactly that.

“It did exactly that to where it became -- because I think different, does that ever knock my intellectual capacity or the fact that I can think different things than you can?"

So it was just an experiment?

"Absolutely," Kyrie said. "That was the intent behind it. Do your own research. Don’t come to me and ask me ... at the end of the day, you’re gonna feel and believe what you want to feel. But don’t knock my life over here.

“Whenever I'm doing something, I know my intent behind it. And it exactly proved what I thought it would."

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

Report: Warriors placed a call to Dwyane Wade


Report: Warriors placed a call to Dwyane Wade

Dwayne Wade reportedly reached a buyout with the Bulls on Monday.

And sometime thereafter, the Warriors reached out to Wade to express interest in the 12-time All-Star, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.

Wade is reportedly on the verge of nearing an agreement with the Cavs.

The three-time NBA champion averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals over 60 games last season.

He averaged career-lows in minutes per game (29.9) and field-goal percentage (43.4) -- something that is expected from somebody who will turn 36 years old in January.

Wade did shoot 31 percent (45-for-145) from 3-point territory -- the second highest mark of his career.

According to Kennedy:

"Throughout his decision-making process, Wade made it clear to interested teams that he wants to play significant minutes on a contender. The Warriors weren’t clear about his playing time, so both parties moved on."

The Warriors have 15 players with guaranteed contracts and would need to waive or trade somebody to make room for Wade (or anybody else). 

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