Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
Here's Hall of Famer and MSG Network broadcaster Clyde Frazier on the Phil Jackson firing: "I was shocked when they released him. He gave me an opportunity to go to the draft representing the Knicks. I was hoping I could bring them some luck and we could do better than the eighth pick. But I was telling the kids that I was the first-round draft choice in 1967 and Phil was second round. He was my roommate, we were very close. So I was very disappointed that it didn't work out for him." Frazier graciously talked to to ESPN during his Balling and Calling youth program on Thursday, which is run by NYC Basketball Kids and includes campers from New York City, Long Island and New Jersey.
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN Sources: Derrick Rose completed approximate 3-hour meeting with Los Angeles Lakers. Both sides felt good about it. Deliberation time.
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Sources: The Mavs and Nicolas Brussino will part ways after Dallas declined to guarantee his 2017-18 salary before the Thursday deadline.