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Raymond Felton, Knicks roll by Bobcats

Raymond Felton made the clinching free throws against his former NBA team as New York put six players in double figures. The Knicks can get back to .500 with a victory at Charlotte tonight. D.J. Augustin, Felton's replacement, scored 24 points and Gerald Wallace had 20 for the Bobcats. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Wayne Ellington Assists in Reading Time Out

[ ] The Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation and Operations Minnesota Heroes hosted a Reading Time-Out at Annunciation Catholic Elementary School in Minneapolis this past week. The 125 children in attendance were entertained by Corey Brewer, Wayne Ellington, and two United States army soldiers, Chief Warrant Officer Keith Schweitzer and Private First Class Sonya Kobel. (NBA.com)

Miami Heat release Jerry Stackhouse

The Miami Heat will take the quantity-if-not-quality approach when it comes to finding answers at center. Despite adding Erick Dampier to a rotation at center, a source has confirmed the team instead elected Tuesday to release veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse started Saturday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, but has contributed little since his arrival. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Alex Wolff's Top 10 College Basketball Teams of All Time

1981-82 North Carolina (32-2) Basketball is a game of threes (pass-dribble-shoot, ball-you-man, etc.), and there has never been a better trio to work with than Jordan, Worthy and Perkins. (Sports Illustrated)

Ed Davis sent to D-league for rehab assignment

Toronto forward Ed Davis, who was the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, has been assigned to the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League for what the Raptors are calling a “short-term rehabilitation and conditioning stint.” A knee injury has prevented the UNC product from making his NBA debut. (Pro Basketball Talk)

Brandan Wright: "Cheap is the best way to be"

Brandan Wright of the Golden State Warriors, who was a first-round draft pick and will have earned $11 million before his 24th birthday, is typical of a new (frugal) attitude (in the NBA). He said he owns one BMW and a home in Nashville for his immediate family. And if his spending ever gets out of hand, he said, he has trained his financial advisers to call him to tell him to rein it in. "Cheap is the best way to be," he said. (Wall Street Journal)

Raymond Felton going in a new direction

You need someone to direct your basketball team? Raymond Felton might be your guy. You need someone to direct you around New York's five boroughs? Felton...not so much. The first time Felton attempted to drive himself from White Plains to Madison Square Garden, he ended up in New Jersey, 25 minutes and six toll booths out of his way. Never again will the new Knick leave his home without a GPS. (Charlotte Observer)

Sean May Will Join Allen Iverson In Turkish League

Free agent forward Sean May has an offer from Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey, one source told HoopsHype.com. The signing is expected to be official when May gets to Istanbul on Monday. May, who was the MVP of the 2005 NCAA Final Four, has career averages of 6.9 ppg and 4.0 rpg in the NBA. (Hoops Notes)

Danny Green can thank Danny Ferry

Had it not been for Danny Ferry's recommendation, Danny Green would probably be in the NBA Development League today and not at the end of the Spurs' bench. After he was released by the Cavs, Green had a hard time gaining interest from any other team. ''Danny's positive comments about him helped lean us in that direction,'' Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. (Akron Beacon Journal)

Jawad Williams gives thanks with Turkey Giveaway

On the week that officially marks the start of the holiday season, the Cavaliers will continue the team's Season of Giving this Sunday with Cavs forward Jawad Williams' Turkey Giveaway that will provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the underprivileged in the Cleveland community. (WOIO.com)

UNC-Vanderbilt Quotes

Roy Williams on the significance of playing against former assistant, Kevin Stallings - "When you hire guys as assistants, you're putting your life in his hands and I trust Kevin Stallings with my life. Now that's getting very dramatic, but you're talking about your coaching career. You trust those guys and I trusted him. When somebody works for you, it's like he's part of your family and that never changes." (Tar Heel Blue)

Raptors' Ed Davis braces for return

Baby steps. At times it’s frustrating but when you’ve been watching your teammates playing for almost seven weeks while you itch to get back in game action, baby steps are all Ed Davis has. Wednesday night in Philadelphia he took another step exchanging the bulky brace for a lighter one that puts him another step closer to making his NBA debut. (Toronto Sun)

Jamison, Williams, and Cavs teammates tip off season of giving

Everyone knows Mo Williams can shoot a basketball. But did you know he can carve a mean turkey, too? The Cavaliers point guard and teammates Antawn Jamison, Anthony Parker, Ramon Sessions, and Jawad Williams hosted dozens of homeless families for a pre-Thanksgiving turkey dinner Friday night at the Q. (News Net 5)

With cancer in play, George Karl balances trials in basketball, life

Cancer has elbowed its way into George Karl's life, boxed him out and knocked him to the floor and stepped on him on its way to the rim -- with no call, no mercy. But Karl was not going to stay down for long. "The battles I fight in the NBA now are easy compared to my goals and my ambitions of being a great father, a great grandpa, and to live on this Earth for a long time," Karl said. (CBS Sports)

Raymond Felton Knicks Diary: I'm not in the Carolinas anymore

"The move from Charlotte to New York to play for the Knicks has been an adjustment, but exciting at the same time. I grew up in South Carolina, played at North Carolina and was drafted by the Bobcats, so New York is taking some getting used to. I’ve spent my entire basketball career in the Carolinas, so playing in the Big Apple comes with a lot of new experiences." (AMNY.com)

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