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League will investigate Knicks report

Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:10 pm
 
League will investigate allegations of illegal draft workouts. Posted by Matt Moore

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that the league will investigate the report from Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski this afternoon that the New York Knicks egregiously and repeatedly violated league rules concerning pre-draft workouts, according to a league spokesman. As we discussed earlier , if the allegations are true, the league will be in a sticky place with the Knicks due to the level to which they've mortgaged their future already.

The Knicks have left the office with very little room if this is on target, but at the same time, the league's also been instrumental in trying to guide the franchise back to health. It needs its biggest and best market's team to be competitive, to be succesful, and to not be stuck in purgatory for another ten years as it was under Isiah Thomas. What's worse, the regime put in place after consulting with Stern's office, featuring Donnie Walsh, was complicit in these repeated violations. This is a massively complicated sticky for the league which managed the storm of the Donaghy scandal admirably.

A seven-figure fine as suggested by our own Ben Golliver earlier, along with the loss of multiple first round draft picks? Wouldn't really hurt the Knicks. They've already sent off multiple picks to clear space for a free agent that didn't come, and their future plans still hinge on their draw as a free agent locale and trade opportunities. And the Knicks make money when their team is horrible. A fine unless it's eight figures, isn't going to even touch this franchise.

This one could get much messier, much faster. And, you know, not like David Stern's got anything else going on... with the CBA. And lockout. And stuff.

Yeesh.


Comments

Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 5:02 pm
 

League will investigate Knicks report

It's not.  I think they are doing just fine.  I know tonight I am going to turn my TV on and watch ESPN not Yahoo or someone else.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2010 12:06 pm
 

League will investigate Knicks report

Don't you think that a paragraph should have been dedicated to explain what the rule was that they broke and the allegations pending against them?  Come on Matt Moore, this is poor reporting.  Not all of us read Yahoo sports, so how the frack are we supposed to know what the Hell this story is about?

I swear, the NBA has nothing better to do than BS like this.  However, when players collude to upset the competitive balance of the league, the NBA turns it's back on it.  This is exactly what is wrong with the NBA!



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2010 11:11 am
 

League will investigate Knicks report

Well, the Knicks are always in a rush to trade their draft picks for nothing.  As a result, any pre-draft workout
is uncommon or rare that it can actually result in a draft pick.  Mostly, it is just wishful thinking. If there is
a rare year when they do have a draft pick, they will just draft some European player that could have been
drafted in a later round.  They gave up two first rounders to Houston for Tracy McGrady's expiring contract?
I have never heard of such stupidity.



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 10:26 am
 

League will investigate Knicks report

Confusing... the blog offers not story just some Yahoo  from Yahoo sports.... so blogger quoting journalist to invent news stories.....Matt Moore's blog is not needed nor should it be headline news ever.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 9:58 am
 

League will investigate Knicks report

will investigate from Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski this ... numnut



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2010 8:43 am
 

League will investigate Knicks report

no pre-draft workouts?  ok nba players, go ride a motorcycle instead!



this reminds me of the government who wants me to kill myself with cigarettes rather than smoke pot and live a healthy life


HAHAHAHA gotta love the dumbing down of our society



Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2010 6:04 am
 

League will investigate Knicks report

Practice We talkin about Practice. I never see The Knicks win one.
what did they do?



Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2010 12:29 am
 

League will investigate Knicks report

Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports..... dummy



Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:34 pm
 

League will investigate Knicks report

It must be embarrassing to CBS, ESPN, and others that Yahoo! Sports scoops them on a regular basis.


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