Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Stephon Marbury will be at Knicks training camp next week, and Allan Houston will join him.
Houston, 37, spent one week and one game with the Knicks during last year’s preseason, but told reporters he planned to try again this year. Rich Zuckerman of SNY.tv has this story on the Website.
Meantime, Marbury told the New York Post he won’t accept a buyout of the $21.9 million he’s owed and wants to remain in New York if he’s wanted.
“There wouldn’t be no negotiation,” Marbury told The Post. “They’re going to give me all my money. … If they want to waive me and give me all my money, fine. If not, I’ll try to help this organization win the championship. They told me to come to camp in the best shape of my life and I did that. But I don’t want to be in a place I’m not wanted.”
In this video interview with Bruce Beck of NBC, Marbury says he won’t take “a penny less” than he’s due.
Otherwise, he could end up with Miami, Boston, San Antonio or the Clippers.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.