week in review

The Week the NBA Came Back to Life

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: (L-R) Amar'e Stoudemire #1 and Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks stand on court against the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Celtics won 101-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Amar'e Stoudemire; Carmelo Anthony
Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.

NBA players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a new CBA over the weekend, and in the days since, the league has been coming back to life. The Knicks will presumably try to preserve cap space once free agency begins, but they’ve been making calls to agents, now that they’re allowed to do so. (Also, their search for a new GM may be on hold.) Meanwhile, the Dwight Howard Watch has already begun, as has the Chris Paul Watch. In fact, Paul’s agent has reportedly requested a trade to the Knicks. But what happened this week that didn’t involve a few more video-game simulations before the real thing returns?

The Jets saved their season, for now, with a win over Buffalo.

The Giants were blown out by the Saints on Monday Night Football.

The Rangers kept on winning.

The Red Sox hired Bobby Valentine.

Jonathan Chait explained why college athletes shouldn’t be paid.

We looked at the Mets’ shifting payroll projections.

And we looked at which 2012 NHL draft prospects were born on the day the Rangers won their last Stanley Cup.

That’s it for us. Have a great weekend.

The Week the NBA Came Back to Life