Posted on: January 19, 2010 11:29 am
By Frank Isola, NY Daily News.com : Larry Hughes has expressed frustration over his limited role, calling it a "joke" following Saturday's loss in Detroit when Hughes played just nine minutes in the second quarter and didn't return.
Earlier this season, Hughes met with Knicks official to discuss the possibility of a buy-out. However, Hughes eventually worked his way back into the rotation and any discussions of a divorce ended.
But the Knicks and Hughes could be headed down that road, especially if Hughes continues to speak openly about not playing.
"There's frustration," Hughes said. "There's no anger. I'm just frustrated. There's no other way to put it. I want to be out there playing and helping the team win.
"I don't want it to look like I'm complaining. He's the coach of the team. It's his decision to put guys in the game and to take guys out. If my time comes again I'll be happy. But if not I'll just continue to do what I've been doing. But at the same time I'll still be frustrated because I want to play basketball."
As Hughes spoke to reporters before the Knicks win over Detroit, he was being monitored by three media relations employees. That type of paranoia was once the exclusive property of Latrell Sprewell and later Stephon Marbury when they played in New York.
Posted on: May 22, 2009 12:52 am
Edited on: May 22, 2009 12:52 am
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers spoke with the Boston Herald recently about the needs of the team, as it pertains to players who might be re-signed, and free agents who might be courted for a spot on the Celtics roster.
"We have to add someone this summer if we want to win it [again]," he said. "We have to add shooting, and Paul [Pierce] needs a solid backup, which would help Paul drastically.
"One thing we have to absolutely add is a veteran. One thing that happened [following Kevin Garnett's injury] was that we got young quickly. Bringing in another veteran, having him in the locker room, helps all the young guys."
Rivers said he also would not rule out bringing Stephon Marbury back for another season with Boston.
"He'd be much better" Rivers said. "A full training camp would make a big difference for him. First of all this year, Steph needed to play in the NBA again."
Posted on: February 25, 2009 11:56 am
Now that former two-time All-Star Stephon Marbury has been granted a buyout from the New York Knicks, it is widely believed he will sign with the Boston Celtics.
Posted on: November 3, 2008 4:54 pm
The New York Post reports that the rocky tenure of Stephon Marbury on the New York Knicks roster may draw to a close very soon.
Knicks president Donnie Walsh told the Post he will sit down with Marbury either Monday or Tuesday of this week, and hopes to reach a resolution before the Knicks-Bobcats game on Wednesday. Walsh reportedly wanted the sitdown with Marbury before deciding whether to waive him or negotiate a contract buyout.
The story went on to state that unless Walsh talks Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni into giving Marbury one more chance, Marbury will be gone in short order, at which time the Knicks may attempt to re-sign the recently waived Patrick Ewing Jr.
Posted on: October 6, 2008 5:29 pm
The New York Daily News reports, needless to say, Eddy Curry needs to improve his conditioning -- what else is new? -- before we’ll see much of him in the preseason.
Curry, though, did say that he fully expects to be the opening night starting center.
Curry, Zach Randolph and David Lee are battling for the two starting jobs. Jared Jefferies was in the mix before breaking his left leg.
The practice was shown live on NBA TV which gave league executives and coaches a chance to see for themselves that Stephon Marbury is in good form and still the team’s best player.
Posted on: September 24, 2008 4:33 pm
Newsday has learned, several persons with knowledge of the situation have indicated that the Knicks are planning to part ways with Stephon Marbury by the end of the week.
One caveat is the approval of Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan, who must sign off on yet another multimillion-dollar payoff for his NBA team.
Marbury is in the final year of his contract, which is to pay him $21.9 million.The Knicks will likely place Marbury on waivers and, once he clears, begin negotiating a buyout.
Marbury will then be free to sign with another team; the Miami Heat have a desperate need at point guard.