The Knicks recently worked out a pair of brothers — Buddy Boeheim and Jimmy Boeheim — ahead of the NBA draft, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. The Boeheim brothers are the sons of Jim Boeheim, who’s served as head coach at Syracuse since 1976.
“They’re getting an opportunity,” Boeheim said of his sons. “They worked hard all their life. They’ll do workouts and see where they stand in the whole picture. It’s fun for them.
“We’ll see where they can go — anywhere from the NBA to G-League to overseas. Nobody knows. I told them: Just keep your head down, work hard, go through workouts and get on a summer league team and see what happens there.’’
Both Boeheims played for their father at Syracuse last season. Buddy averaged 19.2 points per game on 41% shooting last season, while Jimmy averaged 13.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest. The Knicks own the No. 11 and No. 42 picks in the draft this year.
Here are some other notes from around the Atlantic:
- Jayson Tatum praised veteran big man Al Horford for his leadership with the Celtics this season, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe tweets. Horford is in his 15th NBA campaign. “Al is the best teammate ever, just a consummate professional,” Tatum said. Horford also made the NBA Finals for the first time in his career this year.
- Celtics guard Derrick White briefly responded to Draymond Green‘s comments following Game 1, as relayed by Brian Robb of Masslive.com. Green pointed out that White, Marcus Smart and Horford combined to shoot 15-of-23 from deep in the game and seemed confident it wouldn’t happen again. “I mean, we knew what their game plan was going in, so it’s just up to us to make shots,” White said. “I mean, it is what it is. He said what he said. Just going into Game 2, just have the right mindset and whatever it takes to help us win games.” Green turned out to be right in Game 2, as White, Smart and Horford combined to shoot just 2-of-7 from deep.
- Brian Lewis of the New York Post explores what Igor Kokoskov could bring to the Nets. Brooklyn is expected to hire Kokoskov, who holds a relationship with Steve Nash and recently coached with Dallas, as an assistant coach.
24 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Boeheim Brothers, Knicks, Horford, White, Kokoskov”
Yeah, I don’t know.., pretty nice little Sunday.
On a side note I am very impressed with Derrick White’s game. Didn’t realize he was such a good Defender. With his shooting he forces them to keep him on the floor. Great player.
He always was. His issue has been staying healthy. He theoretically made sense for them, considering they didnt use the guys they had, as someone that could play next to Smart, Brown, and Tatum, so 100% doesnt surprise me how he fits…still think they would have been better off in the matchup previously though, but again, like the Heat series, doesnt mean they dont still have the pieces
I agree. White’s post season has been excellent. His defense on Steph’s drives is as good as we’ve seen.
Not sure, the first two rounds he was kinda bad on offense, to the point that I thought that the trade for him didin’t pan out as expected, but vs Miami and in these two games of the finals he has been excelent. His defense is looking really good, better than i expected.
Right, that’s what I mean. He was sort of an afterthought when I watched him earlier. But now he’s really stepping up.
NY 2022 pick + RJ & Fournier for Donovan … + Kemba if you include some other Jazz
Green is the dirtiest player in the NBA.
IMO Smart is still the dirtiest one …….. Pat Bev and Green are high-up on that list as well
I would say 1A and 1B
Draymond Green is one of the best winning players in the NBA
Both can be true for Draymond and Smart …… they can be top winning players and still be among the dirtiest as well.
I classify dirty a different way
^ So, is Draymond dirty or not ?
In my opinion, no
^ Extremely many would beg to differ with your opinion, including both of Steven Adams’ nuts.
I love “game 6 Klay Thompson”…just wish “Game 1,2,3,4,5 and 7 klay” wasn’t such horse s.
Not everything is about counting stats and even shooting percentages
His defense and pouting doesn’t help either
But the spacing he provides does
Last night the GS had the refs in their pocket there was a lot of horrible calls but that’s the nba a bunch of bs garbage
How many playoff runs did the Celts miss because Horford wanted “too much money”?
That was a whupping . Good response by the Warriors. Celtics played into their hands. Williams and Horford should be posting and toasting. Otherwise why are they in there. They did nothing on offense. They make it easy for Warriors to play D.
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Al Horford’s sister calls out ‘dirty’ Draymond Green after contentious Game 2 of NBA Finals
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