New York Notes: Nets, Crawford, Thibodeau, Forbes List

The Nets were overmatched in their first reseeding game Friday against the Magic, and it’s a trend that will likely continue throughout their stay in Orlando, writes Mike Vaccaro of The New York Post. Brooklyn started out strong in the 128-118 loss, which dropped the team into eighth place in the East, but a lack of proven NBA talent was too much to overcome. The Nets are missing seven members of their regular roster.

“We need to embrace that stuff a little bit,” coach Jacque Vaughn said. “We’ll have to be extremely gritty, put a body on someone every single possession. That gave us more than 40 opportunities to shoot 3s and when teams do that you have to make them pay.”

There’s more on the New York teams:

  • Veteran guard Jamal Crawford was held out of Friday’s game and may not make his debut with the Nets tomorrow, tweets Brian Lewis of The New York Post. Crawford is listed as questionable for the contest with the Wizards because of conditioning issues. Brooklyn holds a six-game lead over Washington and can effectively clinch a playoff spot with a win.
  • Now that Tom Thibodeau is officially the new head coach of the Knicks, Jonathan Macri of Sports Illustrated looks at five of his former players who could potentially play for him in New York. He notes that when Thibodeau was hired in Minnesota, he brought in several of his ex-players from Chicago. In addition to Taj Gibson, who is already on New York’s roster and is waiting for the team to make a decision on his $9.5MM option for next season, Macri’s list includes D.J. Augustin, Zach LaVine, Jeff Teague and Dario Saric.
  • The Knicks are this year’s highest-valued NBA team on the annual list from Forbes. Despite seven straight losing seasons, the Knicks are third overall at $4.6 billion, trailing only the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. The Lakers rank fourth at $4.4 billion and the Warriors are fifth at $4.3 billion.
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8 thoughts on “New York Notes: Nets, Crawford, Thibodeau, Forbes List

  1. Sillivan

    What if Warriors and Knicks swap all players past 5 years?Knicks team value would be highest ever in sports

    • mrshyguy99

      the knicks name no matter who on the team or how good or bad they are will have vaule. since it in new york and always a must see

  2. Sillivan

    Not a good acquisitive list

    One good player Zack LaVine
    What is the Knicks offer for LaVine?

  3. x%sure

    Saric would take Randle’s spot which is not a bad thing. That u nion did not work for either! Saric would be best being cut loose, not supporting. Of I course I said the same of Randle, hmm.

    It seemed u nlikely that NYK would add to their PG group, especially wanting Lamelo, but Macri did well advancing FA Augustin as “almost too obvious”. I could copy the whole section.

  4. Sillivan

    Worse case for Knicks 52 million cap room

    Are they Crap Vet?

  5. nentwigs

    AH YES,
    I remember well when Thibodeau was HC

    of the Timberbulls.

    Now that team has a President that enables them
    to be referred to as …
    The Timberrockets

  6. KnickerbockerAl

    LaVine is making noise about Bulls. I’ve read rumors Bulls are checking Markkannen and Carter market. I think their main issue is PG and GM coach. I’d love Knicks to get in on Markkannen or LaVine. But I wouldn’t overpay for them.

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