NBA rumors: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving 'pushing' Nets to sign Carmelo Anthony

NBA rumors: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving 'pushing' Nets to sign Carmelo Anthony

Kevin Durant won't see the floor this season as he continues to rehab from rupturing his Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals, so he's looking to get his new Nets teammates some scoring help.

Durant left the Warriors to join the Brooklyn Nets with Kyrie Irving this offseason, but since KD won't be suiting up, the Nets might be in need of a little more offensive firepower.

It appears both Durant and Irving have one guy in mind who they think can give the Nets that offensive boost: Carmelo Anthony.

Both stars are "pushing" for the Nets to sign the 10-time All-Star, The Athletic's Frank Isola reported Thursday, citing a source. 

The 35-year-old hasn't played in the NBA since Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets jettisoned him last November. But the Syracuse product has been working out in Los Angeles and recently played some pick-up games with Irving, which likely led him to make a push for the Nets to sign Anthony.

With Durant out for the season and Wilson Chandler facing a 25-game suspension for PED use, the Nets certainly could use some help on the wing. If Anthony is indeed in shape and prepared to play his role, it might be worth the gamble to get Irving and the Nets young guns some veteran help.

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The NBA landscape changed over the course of a week back in July.

The Warriors lost Durant to the Nets but acquired D'Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade to lessen the blow. With the acquisition of Irving and Durant, the Nets went from a young, up-and-coming team to potential 2021 title favorite, while the Warriors now are a team full of mystery out West.

It seemed like Anthony's career was over, but he says he's willing to do whatever it takes for one more NBA opportunity. 

The NBA is just crazy enough to give Melo one more shot.

Klay Thompson's Game 6 vs. OKC belongs on Bay's Mount Rushmore, Steve Kerr says

Klay Thompson's Game 6 vs. OKC belongs on Bay's Mount Rushmore, Steve Kerr says

Every Warriors fan remembers exactly where they were when Klay Thompson saved Golden State's season in Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City.

I was in Nashville, Tenn., for a cousin's wedding, unable to watch the thriller on TV. I had to follow along on Twitter.

With the 73-win Warriors on the verge of being eliminated by the Thunder, Thompson went thermonuclear with a single-game NBA playoff record 11 3-pointers. He finished with 41 points, and "Game 6 Klay" was born.

It's one of the most iconic performances in Bay Area sports history.

But does it belong on the Mount Rushmore of best Bay Area performances? Warriors coach Steve Kerr believes so, and he explained why Friday during an interview with 95.7 The Game.

"Just one of the most incredible, clutch performances in such a desperate moment," Kerr said on the "Damon, Ratto and Kolsky" show. "We were really dominated for most of those series, and we were just hanging on for dear life in that game, down eight or 10 for most of the game. I've watched that game several times since, and it's almost impossible to fathom what Klay did and what he was able to do individually in that game to pull the game for us. It was just an amazing performance."

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Thompson's performance allowed the Warriors to return home for a Game 7, where they knocked off the Thunder to advance to a second straight NBA Finals.

In terms of best Bay Area performances or moments, I would lock in Thompson's Game 6 vs. OKC, Madison Bumgarner's Game 7 relief outing against the Kansas City Royals in 2014, and the Joe Montana-Dwight Clark "The Catch" from the 1981 NFC Championship Game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The fourth member of this list is open for debate. Could it be Travis Ishikawa's pennant-winning homer in 2014? Steph Curry's 37-point performance in Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals? Kevin Durant's dagger 3-pointer in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers? Montana's Super Bowl XXIII-winning pass to John Taylor? Montana's five-touchdown performance in the 49ers' Super Bowl XXIV win? Steve Young's six-touchdown effort in the 49ers' Super Bowl XXIX win over the San Diego Chargers? Edgar Renteria's two-run homer in Game 5 of the 2010 World Series? Cal-Stanford's "The Play" in 1982? Something else?

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Bay Area sports fans, tell us which four individual postseason performances or moments you would carve into your Mount Rushmore.

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Where Steph Curry's back-to-back MVPs rank among 2010s award winners

Where Steph Curry's back-to-back MVPs rank among 2010s award winners

The last decade was littered with some of the greatest MVP seasons in NBA history.

From Russell Westbrook in 2016-17 becoming the first player to average a triple-double since Oscar Robertson in 1962 to LeBron James taking his game to new heights during the 2012-13 season, there was no shortage of singular campaigns to remember. Of course, Warriors star Steph Curry was plenty unprecedented on his own, becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history in 2015-16 and the only player other than James to win the award multiple times in the 2010s.

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Curry's MVP wins will stand the test of time, but where do those campaigns stand among his award-winning peers' in the last 10 years? Here's how I ranked the MVP-winning seasons of the 2010s, starting with arguably the biggest outlier among the bunch. 


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