Corey Webster to IR; Julian Talley to active roster

Corey Webster has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

Julian Talley will be signed to the active roster (Orr).

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

This looks to be it for Webster, who had a horrible 2012, took a salary cut and needed a solid 2013 for the team to consider keeping him. Groin and ankle ailments restricted his season to four games. He will not be a UFA until 2015, but at this rate he would have to prove to be healthy for him to stick. He’s no longer an automatic.

Talley, like the player he is being brought in to replace – Victor Cruz – is a product of UMass. Jerrel Jernigan will actually take Cruz’ role in the slot, but the Giants will likely give Talley a look-see in the final two weeks on both specials and in the offense.

RB Kendall Gaskins will replace Talley on the practice squad.

 




635 comments
theking
theking

the league really tried hard to give that game to okc last night. that goaltending that wasn't called could have changed the whole game ... Durant has a good supporting cast and the refs on the payroll and still cant get it done.

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

Spurs in Seven... Come ON NBA!!!   Give me some good ball!!  the last two rounds have been sub par.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

So...KD the MVP...Westbrook one of the top PG in the league...Ibaka one of the best defenders in the league...Reggie Jackson on of the best bench players in the league...still can't get over the hump. Maybe KD needs some more help....

Seriously though...OKC needs some more savvy vets if they want to win. All those scrubs they draft and keep around trade them for some vets that can contribute. For example...heat have Battier..Allen...mike miller last year...spurs have ginobli..diaw..patty mills..ect. Experience goes a long say...Caron butler...d fisher ain't cutting it.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Ben Bolch @latbbolch

Derek Fisher said he would wait a few days "and then I’ll go from there pretty quickly" as far as his future.


Chris Herring @HerringWSJ

Like Kerr, Fisher has ties to West Coast-tm w/ a coaching vacancy. And Fisher's family, like Kerr's is based on West Coast.


Marvel
Marvel

If I was westbrook I'd ask for a trade, guys really don't respect what he does. Smh

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

OKC's Presti must know now that going to the final with the team he has, which include two top five players is not happening. What Presti need to do now is to try to get Gasol from the Lakers in a sign and trade offering the Lakers Perkins, Jackson and a couple of #1s and offer Gasol about 40 mil. over four years and move him to the 5. They need someone like Gasol a center who can do more than just run up and down the court! The only other options would be to jettison Westbrook or Brooks both foolish moves IMO!

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

Here's the major difference between Melo and Durant...


Durant can't punish cats on the block.   There should be no way Danny Green should be able to guard you.  


Melo has a low post game that is legit.


They both can score from anywhere on the floor except Durant is allergic to the low post bc he is too weak...  shameful for a 7 footer.


jax13
jax13

Funny, looking at Kerr. He is surrounded by extreme knick haters

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

I am now rooting for the Spurs.   the heat did their justice for me by knocking off Indy.  Let's go Spurs.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

The Spurs demonstrate the power of a well run system on both offense and defense.

theking
theking

So if Durant is the "best player" and Westbrook is the "best point guard" please tell us more on how they lost @akamarb TKB

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@SheSaidSpikeWho

I dunno why; I just can't picture Derek Fisher as Knicks head coach.  

And I think Herring's comments are important...I wouldn't even be shocked if he took an asst. job with LA over cleaning up the mess in NY.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@HypoCrit_calNYKfans

That is a nifty idea...Gasol is slowing down but put him next to Ibaka and that front court duo complements each other well.  Pau is also an excellent passer who will allow Westbrook and KD to still get their touches.

brookdon
brookdon

Durant gets too passive at times.

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@jax13 I dont think Reggie as an analyst has killed the knicks.  I've heard him be very impartial when discussing the knicks.  

jax13
jax13

Does Kerr understand that coaching in golden state, he may be on national tv once or twice?

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@Knicks_Fanatic system with a long tenure of stable hall of fame players.  The trio of Duncan, Ginobili, and parker is critical to their success. 

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@jeandd323 

That would be yours and my wish, but unfortunately I don't see Gasol accepting the meager offerings that the Knicks could toss his way. It would have to be a sign and trade, maybe for Bargnani. Though I'm not say that I don't like Bargnani!

jax13
jax13

If he asks miller about coaching in ny, wit do u think he tells him?

NoVaCaInE
NoVaCaInE

How many of those does GS have?

theking
theking

Imagine if that was against the Knicks melo would be ran out of time

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@BigChiefTriangle 

Because OKC NEED Gasol to get back to the finals the cost would be around 10 mil. for Gasol to accept that sign and trade. Also I for one do not value Jackson as highly as some of you other Cats. This would be a fair trade for both teams, maybe the Lakers could included Marshall to back up Westbrook.

theking
theking

@HypoCrit_calNYKfans @knowledge  think you said it backwards ... melo is the better scorer Durant is the better shooter. melo can score anywhere on the court Durant can too he just cant post which makes him more of a shooter

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

@theking especially with a top 5 player like Westbrook.  Snipers would be on the roof waiting for Melo.

jax13
jax13

Miller does a good job on TV but I'm sure does not have anything good to say about ny

theking
theking

Guess neither do Durant Westbrook or George :)