The Daily Dish: Knicks, Gortat/Okafor, Kobe, Hayward and hoops hottie of the day
As we roll up on the 2013-2014 NBA season, the Pass The Pill crew will update you on all of the NBA news that took place during the day. With the season beginning Tuesday, many teams are going through their final tuneup before the start of another crazy hoops season. Check out this great montage previewing this up coming season.
Speaking of crazy, somehow Chris Smith made the New York Knicks roster (ESPN New York) despite averaging 1.o point during the preseason. What’s worse is he believes he “earned” his spot! (The Knicks Blog)
The Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns made a trade centering around Marcin Gortat and Emeka Okafor. (ESPN.com) While this helps the Wiz short-term, Gortat is in the final year of his contract. Potentially, the Wizards could lose Gortat and next year’s first round pick if it lands outside the top 12. And the 2014 NBA draft is expected to be a very deep draft. Meanwhile, the Suns may have as many as four first-round picks next year.
Contrary to earlier reports, the Los Angeles Lakers apparently do want to sign Kobe Bryant to an extension. (Slamonline)
RealGM did a nice list of the top 10 lottery teams that could make the 2014 playoffs (RealGM)
Looks like Jamaal Tinsley is still kicking around as the Utah Jazz have brought back the 35-year-old point guard (NBA.com)
Speaking of the Jazz, reports are indicating that they remain far apart in contract talks with Gordon Hayward (ProBasketballTalk)
The Daily Dish video of the day belongs to Steve Nash with this nice over the shoulder pass.
And last, but certainly not least, the Daily Dish woman of the day belongs to Andre Drummond‘ s galpal, Jennette McCurdy.