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Dan Feldman

  1. Warriors sign Hilton Armstrong from D-League

    Dec 11, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

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    The Warriors need big-man depth. Festus Ezeli has been out all season. Jermaine O’Neal and Draymond Green are banged up. Marreese Speights can’t gain Mark Jackson’s trust. Andre Iguodala is injured, too, and although he mostly plays on the wing, his absence the number of minutes he and Harrison Barnes can soak up as a…

  2. Doc Rivers second-guesses Jason Kidd’s use of Paul Pierce

    Dec 10, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers, Jason Kidd

    NBA coaches comprise a fraternity. Many coaches like each other after years of working in the same field. Even the ones who dislike each other share an understanding of the responsibilities and pressures of this incredibly demanding job. That’s why it’s incredibly rare for a coach to publically criticize one of his peers, even if…

  3. Brian Shaw blames Nuggets’ slow starts on pizzas and nachos

    Dec 10, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    Brian Shaw

    The Denver Nuggets have been outscored in every first quarter they’ve played this month. They’ve scored a little and fallen behind (22-18 to the Wizards on Monday night), scored a lot and still fallen behind (29-27 to the Nets on Dec. 3) and have just been plain routed (39-15 by the Celtics on Friday). Yet,…

  4. Wizards challenge limits of sustained offensive ineptitude in single possession

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

    Randy Wittman

    Randy Wittman, coaching a Wizards team that has a singular focus of reaching the 2014 playoffs, watched his squad start 2-7 – placing him firmly on the hot seat. Washington then won seven of its next nine, and even with losses in its last two games, that should be enough for Wittman to keep his…

  5. Kobe Bryant returning Sunday against Raptors

    Dec 6, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant’s jersey has faced snow, rain and wind. Yet, it’s endured. That’s the lesson I took from the above video, which Kobe posted to Facebook today. Oh, and that Kobe will return Sunday against the Raptors. I guess he’s been through a lot, too. Sunday will mark just 240 days since he tore his…

  6. Knicks and Nets might not remain so mockable for long, so enjoy it while you can

    Dec 5, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    The Knicks and Nets as engaged in a thrilling competition: Which team is the biggest laughingstocks in the NBA? Both can lay claim. They have oversized payrolls, cartoonish owners, coaches on the hot seat and underwhelming stars. The Knicks have seen Metta World Peace and Kenyon Martin feud, and the Nets have matched with Jason…

  7. Maurice Cheeks: Brandon Jennings doesn’t know how to play point guard yet

    Nov 30, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Maurice Cheeks, Brandon Jennings

    Flash back to the Pistons’ news conference to introduce Brandon Jennings. Joe Dumars in his opening statement, as transcribed by Matt Watson of Detroit Bad Boys: We also like the fact that he has five years of pro experience, one in Italy and four in Milwaukee. And we thought that he could step right in,…

  8. Trail Blazers watching game video from bench on iPads

    Nov 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Boston Celtics

    Just four years ago, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post wrote about a new technology that allowed NBA scouts to search plays by team, player and type and see video for each. At the time, Synergy Sports Technology seemed revolutionary. According to Saunders, four teams still hadn’t subscribed at that point. One of the main…

  9. Mike Woodson: ‘I don’t think I have lost the locker room’

    Nov 27, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Mike Woodson

    The Knicks are looking increasingly frustrated. It starts with their star, Carmelo Anthony, frequently complaining to officials and trickles down to the rest of the players. Sometimes, issues like that are self-contained among the players. But other times, it’s the sign of larger discord – players lashing out in rebellion of a coach they no…

  10. John Wall: ‘I’m the best point guard in the league’

    Nov 27, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Washington Wizards

    John Wall has played pretty well lately. In his last three games, he’s averaging 33.0 points on 61.4 percent shooting, 6.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals per contest. The Wizards are 2-1 in that span. It’s a fantastic three-game stretch, but let’s not get carried away. Aw, shoot, let’s get carried away. "I'm the…

  11. Watching New Zealand native Steven Adams house hunt in Oklahoma City is delightful

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Thunder rookie center Steven Adams is quickly emerging as one of the NBA’s most colorful personalities. The latest evidence is a video of the New Zealand native house hunting in Oklahoma City (hat tip: Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman). Among the highlights: Adams remembering he was considering a farm, but then he realizes that was…

  12. Pau Gasol not counting on contract extension from Lakers – and he shouldn’t

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Four

    Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol were both scheduled to become free agents this summer until Kobe got a contract extension. Will Gasol receive the same treatment? Probably not. Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com: The 13-year veteran said that he did not know if Bryant’s deal means that the Lakers will also want to negotiate with him…

  13. Anderson Varejao says LeBron James could return to Cavaliers, which sounds like tampering

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    United States v Brazil - Men's Exhibition Game

    Ever since LeBron James said he’d consider returning to the Cavaliers, it’s been fun to speculate. Will he do it? How would it affect his legacy? How great would LeBron and Kyrie Irving be together? It’s an interesting discussion, one that’s assuredly been held within in the league, by fans and many in between. And…

  14. Russell Westbrook didn’t mind healthy scratch, hints more could be coming

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors

    Before tearing his meniscus in last season’s playoffs, Russell Westbrook had played every game in his five seasons. That gave him the longest active games-played streak in the NBA until he missed the Thunder’s season opener this season. Streaks like that combine many factors including health, luck and attitude. The ship has sailed on Westbrook’s…

  15. Still-injured Rajon Rondo beats MarShon Brooks in race

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Rajon Rondo is fast. No, I don’t mean that in a “Rondo is fast when healthy” sense. He’s flat-out fast at this very moment (hat tip: Scott Rafferty of Hardwood Paroxysm): Announcement: Pro Basketball Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $85,000 Fantasy Basketball league for Wednesday night’s games. It’s $25 to join and first…

  16. Caron Butler doesn’t like Brandon Jennings showing up the Bucks

    Nov 26, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Brandon Jennings

    Brandon Jennings traded barbs with his old team this offseason and then finally got his chance to prove his point on the court Monday. He did. Jennings scored an efficient 15 points and added 13 assists and two steals, leading the Pistons to a 19-point win over the Bucks. It was already fulfilling revenge for…

  17. Brett Brown made 76ers cut weight, and now opponents are begging them to stop running

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams, George Hill

    New 76ers coach Brett Brown has quickly established his preferred style of play. Philadelphia ranks No. 1 in the NBA in pace and No. 1 in distance travelled per game (as culled from NBA.com’s player-tracking data), and it’s no accident. Brown made his intent clear before the season even began. Dei Lynam of CSN Philly:…

  18. Andrew Bynum feels sharp pain every time he runs or jumps and probably will all season

    Nov 26, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Ekpe Udoh, Andrew Bynum

    We know when Andrew Bynum plays, and we know when he doesn’t. Sometimes, it’s easy to evaluate Bynum’s health in those same binary terms. Watching Bynum clearly reveals a combination of injury and rust have robbed him of his athleticism, but whether Bynum feels fine or not is a different story. He might feel well…

  19. Omer Asik helping Rockets once again

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets

    Omer Asik isn’t done with the Rockets just yet. After being emotionally unready to play two games following a trade request, Asik continued his resurgence in a win over the Grizzlies on Monday. Since bottoming out with his back-to-back DNPs, Asik has played 7, 12, 13 and 21 minutes. Against Memphis, the Rockets trailed by…

  20. Samuel Dalembert benched for oversleeping and missing practice

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert, Steve Nash, Chris Kaman

    Samuel Dalembert has a knack for making good plays, even though he can be unreliable on and off the court. That’s why the Mavericks could sign him to a two-year deal that pays fewer than $4 million per season and isn’t even fully guaranteed for the second year, a huge bargain for a starting center.…

  21. Dwyane Wade cartwheels into videobomb of LeBron James

    Nov 26, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Miami Heat

    If LeBron James leaves the Heat as a free agent next summer – I don’t think he will – Dwyane Wade’s health could me a consideration. LeBron wants to win titles, and that would be more difficult if Wade’s body is deteriorating. So, how can Wade prove he’s spry? Play a full game and then…

  22. Morris twins thriving in Phoenix, even if the Suns can’t tell them apart

    Nov 22, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Toronto Raptors

    When the Suns traded for Marcus Morris, pairing him with his twin brother Markieff, many scoffed at the move as a gimmick. Even though I realized getting Marcus for just a second-round pick was good value, I still laughed at the deal as overly marketing generated. Well, the joke is on us. With more competent…

  23. Kobe Bryant imagines ideal brother, and it’s Pau Gasol

    Nov 22, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

    2013 Global Games - Shanghai

    When the Lakers traded for Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant told the Associated Press, “It’s a matter of us just gelling now and putting it together.” Since, Kobe and Gasol have spent six seasons together with the Lakers. They’ve won two championships together. They endured last season’s disappointment together. They have definitely jelled. Kobe wrote a…

  24. Report: Chris Wilcox is Clippers’ backup choice to Lamar Odom

    Nov 22, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

    Lamar Odom, who recently met with Doc Rivers, clearly is the Clippers’ No. 1 choice to fill their 15th roster spot. But there are no guarantees Odom will be ready by the end of the season, so they can’t bank on him. Marc Stein of ESPN: Lamar Odom remains the leading candidate to be signed…

  25. Could the Atlantic Division winner have a losing record?

    Nov 21, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Clippers

    In a thrilling tussle for first place, the Raptors beat the 76ers on Wednesday to move atop the Atlantic Division. Losers of four straight, the 76ers had valiantly held control of the division until the juggernaut that is the  5-7 Raptors finally overtook them. So far this season, the NBA’s Atlantic puts NFC East jokes…

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