Around the Atlantic: C's guard Bradley praises Allen
When Ray Allen visits the TD Garden as a member of the Miami Heat for the first time this season, his greeting won’t be the most welcoming.
But his replacement with the Celtics, Avery Bradley, couldn’t be more grateful for his time in Boston.
“Ray was a great tutor,” Bradley told ESPNBoston.com
. “I’m sad that he’s gone, but we all wish the best for him. But he definitely meant a lot. He helped me out every single day.
“Sometimes I’d just be working out and he’d be watching on the side. He’d get up and tell me what I needed to work on, or tell me how I can be more consistent. I really thank him for that.”
points out, letting Allen walk was the smart move. Bradley is an up-and-coming shooting guard, who hit nearly 50 percent of his shots from the field last season, including 40 percent from three.Knicks looking at ex-Sixer
Former Sixer Lou Amundson, who played all of 26 games in two years in Philadelphia, is in talks with the Knicks and Bobcats, according to Fox Sports Florida's Chris Tomasson
"A source close to free-agent forward Lou Amundson said Charlotte is looking at Amundson, and that it’s unlikely he would go to Greece," Tomasson tweeted. "The source said the New York Knicks are also looking at Amundson. However, the Knicks only can offer the minimum and Amundson is looking for a deal in the area of $3 million a season."
adds, Amundson, who put up 3.6 points and 3.7 rebounds while averaging just 12.6 minutes per game last season, could be a valuable bench player for a team in need of a power forward.
Unfortunately for Amundson, it doesn't look like he's going to get more than the league minimum.
The 6-foot-9 forward spent 2011-12 with the Pacers, and he has also played with the Warriors, Suns, Sixers and Jazz. He played very little with the Sixers from 2006-08, averaging just over one point per appearance.Stoudemire engaged
Ever wonder how NBA stars go through with a marriage proposal?
Well, wonder no longer — Amare Stoudemire's got his on tape.
Stoudemire took STAT TV
) with him to Paris to film a night of he and his then-girlfriend, Alexis Welch, as they shared a romantic dinner in the City of Light. Then, he pulled out the ring, and she said yes.
The Knicks' 29-year-old forward will begin his 11th NBA season, and third in New York, this fall.