Legendary Mosswood Park courts refurbished

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Legendary Mosswood Park courts refurbished

May 25, 2011STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

OAKLAND -- The basketball courts at Mosswood Park are legendary, a playground where some of the best players in the game came to play pickup basketball.Bill Russell, Paul Silas Jason Kidd, Gary Payton, Brian Shaw, Antonio Davis and many, many others used the East Bay courts at Mosswood as a proving ground.Not so much lately -- in large part because the courts have been in disrepair. Not anymore. They've been re-done, and now have glass backboards, nylon nets and a flat playing surface.
Mosswood Park is where Oakland hoops legend Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell once dunked over a car -- long before Blake Griffin did it the 2011 NBA Dunk Contest.On Wednesday, Kaiser Permanente, the Warriors and the Good Tidings Foundation unveiled two refurbished courts at Mosswood Park -- and wouldn't you know it, Mitchell showed up.It wasn't long before kids were running around and taking shots -- nevermind some clouds, a little bit of wetness and slick courts.

Suns guard sustains torn ACL in left knee

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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

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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