And-Ones: Oakley, Perkins, EuroLeague, Expansion Draft

Knicks owner James Dolan and former player Charles Oakley have been ordered to mediate their dispute by a federal appeals court, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. A conference call has been scheduled for March 31, requiring that Dolan and Oakley to attend with their attorneys. The order, which was uncovered by sports legal analyst Daniel Wallach, is the latest development in Oakley’s civil lawsuit. Oakley sued Dolan for defamation, assault and false imprisonment after he was arrested and banned from Madison Square Garden in 2017.

We have more from around the basketball world:

  • Former NBA center and ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins has been ordered by his physician to lose weight or risk becoming diabetic, he tweets. Perkins said he’s gained 75 pounds since retiring two seasons ago. Perkins appeared in one game with Cleveland in 2017/18 season, his lone NBA outing since a 37-game stint with New Orleans in the 2015/16 season.
  • Former Wizards forward Chris Singleton said the EuroLeague should use a March Madness-style format to complete its season, Sportando’s Nicola Lupo relays. Singleton suggested splitting the 18 teams into two groups with a host city for each group. The No. 8 and 9 seeds in each group would play an extra game. A third city would then host the EuroLeague Final Four. Singleton plays for Anadolu Efes in Turkey.
  • How would an expansion draft look? NBC Sports conducted a mock expansion draft for mythical Seattle SuperSonics and Flint Tropics franchises. See which players Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman selected for their teams here.
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8 thoughts on “And-Ones: Oakley, Perkins, EuroLeague, Expansion Draft

  1. richard dangler

    Dolan owns the team and therefore he’s free to ban anyone he chooses from the arena.

    • Senioreditor

      The suit is about defamation, assault and false imprisonment not about whether or not he can attend Knick games.

    • ZacharyH

      Yes that’s how a free market capitalism is supposed to work. And Oakley’s free to sue him for defamation, false imprisonment, and assault

  2. illowa

    The tropics didnt draft xavier moon, matt or john mooney or even tried taking a reach on jamario. Shame on the gm.

    • johnnybadd2019

      Are you a relative of Jamario or Xavier? They both kicked some butt last year in Albany for the Patroons

      • illowa

        You are familair with the movie semi-pro right? It’s weird that they played for the albany patroons and i live in albany illinois. Didnt know that. I thought you were making up the name of the team as i misread it as the patrons.

  3. phillyballers

    I think the only fair thing to do is for Dolan to sell the team and Oakley to hug Charles Barkley.

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