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  1. Wilson Chandler will play in China

    Aug 29, 2011, 5:24 PM EST

    Chandler_Wilson

    ESPN.com’s J.A. Adande has the story: Wilson Chandler said he has signed a contract with the Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association, a move that would essentially preclude him from participating in the 2011-12 NBA season if the lockout ends and the games begin. The Chinese Basketball Association will not allow players with existing contracts…

  2. Steph Curry is also going back to college during the lockout

    Aug 29, 2011, 5:09 PM EST

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    Like Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, who we talked about earlier today, Warriors guard Stephen Curry is also making the best of a bad situation and taking college courses while the lockout rages on. CBS’ Matt Norlander has the story: Curry is arguably making more out of the NBA lockout than any other player. And…

  3. Gilbert Arenas, comedian Joe Mande in Twitter fight

    Aug 29, 2011, 4:33 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Earlier today, comedian Joe Mande made a Tumblr post (which was also posted on The Basketball Jones) that pogether a compilation of all of the pictures Magic guard Gilbert Arenas has used as his Twitter profile picture, (warning: the pictures contain adult sentiments and content and are likely NSFW) and called Arenas a “lunatic.” Arenas…

  4. Nuggets’ Hamilton eager to change his image

    Aug 29, 2011, 4:13 PM EST

    Jordan Hamilton

    Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated has an article up on Nuggets rookie Jordan Hamilton, who is eager for the lockout to end so that he can begin rehabilitating his image, which may have caused him to drop out of the lottery and fall to the 26th spot in the draft: For Jordan Hamilton, the former…

  5. Top Cavalier picks decide to continue college courses rather than go overseas

    Aug 29, 2011, 3:04 PM EST

    Hampton v Duke

    According to Scott Sargent of Waiting For Next Year, the Cavaliers’ top two picks have chosen to stay on their respective college campuses for now rather than go overseas in search of a payday. Here’s the story: “Just picked out my classes for this fall,” tweeted one Kyrie Irving, first overall pick in the 2011…

  6. Video: Here are college students dunking out of a flaming trash can and while being pulled by a motorcycle

    Jul 27, 2011, 7:20 PM EST

    It's like this, but not in an NBA arena and a much worse idea.

    This is something you don’t see. With reason. Apparently nobody was seriously harmed. Even so, please do not try this at home, or at college, or anywhere, ever. Happy Wednesday, everybody. Hat tip to The Basketball Jones’ J.E. Skeets.

  7. Marcin Gortat and Robin Lopez are not best friends

    Jul 27, 2011, 7:15 PM EST

    Baron Davis, Marcin Gortat

    After former Magic center and Dwight Howard backup Marcin Gortat was traded to the Phoenix Suns last season, he ended up taking the starting center job from the incumbent Robin Lopez. It didn’t take long at all. In a recent Q+A at a kids’ basketball camp (hat tip to SB Nation’s Seth Pollack), Gortat talked…

  8. Kobe Bryant to play in charity soccer game

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:35 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant Meets With FC Barcelona

    From Janis Carr of the Orange County Register: Kobe Bryant is taking his soccer talents to Washington, D.C., where he has agreed to play in a celebrity soccer game Sunday. Former soccer great Mia Hamm and her husband, former Dodgers player Nomar Garciaparra, are playing host to their fourth annual Soccer Challenge that benefits the Mia Hamm…

  9. Ibaka says he will be an All-Star soon

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

    Ibaka_block

    Hoopshype’s Jorge Sierra recently sat down with the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka for an interview, and there’s a lot of interesting stuff in there. Here’s a quick excerpt: Do you think you have the potential to be an All-Star? SI: Yes, I see it happening in one or two years. Playing for a team like Oklahoma City,…

  10. Moncrief to become assistant coach with Bucks

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:10 PM EST

    Sidney Moncrief

    From Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski we get the news an interesting hire in Milwaukee: Sidney Moncrief, one of the Milwaukee Bucks’ legendary players, is finalizing an agreement to return to the franchise as an assistant coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Moncrief will replace Kelvin Sampson on Scott Skiles’ coaching staff, and have significant responsibilities on…

  11. Spencer Hawes’ head wants basketball back in Seattle

    Jul 25, 2011, 8:03 PM EST

    Spencer Hawes

    The above is a picture of Spencer Hawes‘ head at a charity basketball game played at Seattle’s Key Arena Saturday, the former home of the Seattle Supersonics. The team was moved to Oklahoma City, but after the game Hawes, a Washington native, expressed his desire for basketball to return to Seattle (story via The Seattle…

  12. Zaza Pachulia will not be playing for Beskitas

    Jul 22, 2011, 6:02 PM EST

    Pachulia_Zaza

    From Pachulia’s Twitter: There was lot of talking me going to play for Besiktas during lockout.We couldn’t agree on the therms (sic) and I’m not going to play for them. This just serves as more proof that despite basketball’s surging popularity in Europe and the high level of play over there, European teams don’t have…

  13. Wojnarowski: Pistons set to hire Lawrence Frank

    Jul 21, 2011, 5:25 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    Here’s the report, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski: Lawrence Frank is Detroit’s choice to be its next head coach, and formal offer imminent within next 24-36 hours, league sources tell Y! Frank is currently the lead assistant for the Boston Celtics, and his most recent head coaching gig was with the New Jersey Nets.…

  14. John Salmons has a clothing line

    Jul 21, 2011, 5:15 PM EST

    Salmons Clothing Line

    When you think style, you think Salmon. John Salmon. Um, okay, neither did we, but the man is coming out with his new clothing line. Seriously. Here’s the press release, with a hat tip to the invaluable Basketball Jones: Debuting spring 2012, Salmons & Brown offers clean, tailored styles with a little edge. Partner John…

  15. Westbrook not fazed by criticism

    Jul 21, 2011, 5:04 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Five

    Russel Westbrook was an impure point guard — shoot first, pass second. Which doesn’t fly when the you have two-time league scoring champion Kevin Durant on your team. You want to get him the rock. That was the conventional wisdom after the Thunder were eliminated from the playoffs. Conventional wisdom is there for a reason.…

  16. Ron Artest talks lockout, stand-up comedy

    Jul 20, 2011, 6:58 PM EST

    Ron Artest Parade

    Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick recently did an absolutely classic interview with Ron Artest (whose name has not been changed to Metta World Peace yet), and the Laker forward talked about his television career, why he would want to play in the UK in a lockout, and his budding stand-up comedy career. Here’s a quick excerpt:…

  17. Yep, Jason Terry is developing a reality show

    Jul 20, 2011, 5:24 PM EST

    Jason Terry, who won the NBA Finals after getting the trophy tattooed on his bicep, is clearly not a man who lacks confidence on the court. Now it looks like Terry is bringing that confidence to an extracurricular project that seems like something of a long shot to become a success. The news comes via…

  18. Delonte West wants to remain a Celtic

    Jul 20, 2011, 5:17 PM EST

    Delonte West, Rajon Rondo

    According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston, unrestricted free agent guard Delonte West would like to stay with the Boston Celtics next season: West is an unrestricted free agent this summer and Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge previously expressed a desire in retaining West’s services at season’s end. The team stuck by West…

  19. Timberwolves lay off “10 to 12″ employees

    Jul 19, 2011, 8:26 PM EST

    Timberwolves Kahn Basketball

    More depressing lockout news, from Jerry Zgoda of the Star-Tribune: Three weeks into the lockout,#Timberwolves have laid off 10 to 12 employees on the operation’s business side, a league source tells me. Sigh. Please let this lockout end soon.

  20. Berger: full labor session “not likely before August”

    Jul 19, 2011, 8:09 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    The invaluable Ken Berger of CBS.com has the story: While the basketball world was obsessed Tuesday with the release of an NBA schedule that may never happen, CBSSports.com has learned that the owners and players may not convene for another full-blown collective bargaining session until August. It is up for interpretation, however, whether that would…

  21. Villanueva may play in Dominican Republic if there is a lockout

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:41 PM EST

    Charlie Villanueva

    Jorge Sierra of Hoopshype.com has the story: Like many other NBA players before, Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva says he will also contemplate the possibility of playing abroad. But with him, it will not be China or Europe. “I’m actually leaning towards likely playing in Dominican Republic, my home country,” Villanueva texted when asked about overseas options. “If…

  22. This is Andrew Bynum parking in a handicapped spot

    Jul 19, 2011, 6:22 PM EST

    Bynum Parking

    Yep, that’s Lakers center Andrew Bynum parked in a handicapped spot while doing a little bit of shopping. Whatever the fine for parking in a handicapped spot is, Bynum can almost certainly pay it, but that’s not a good karma move, Mr. Bynum. My favorite part about this “controversy” is that the lot doesn’t even…

  23. No. 1 pick Irving signs with Nike

    Jul 15, 2011, 7:14 PM EST

    Irving stands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft in Newark

    From Irving’s twitter feed: Feels good to officially be apart of @nikebasketball! Can’t wait to meet all the family I’m going to be apart of.Dreams really do come true! Irving was drafted #1 overall by the Cavaliers after having a stellar season at Duke, albeit one cut short by injury. Nike needs no introduction —…

  24. NBA players could flock to China, not Europe, if lockout goes on

    Jul 15, 2011, 6:52 PM EST

    marbury_china

    With the lockout looming, many NBA players are considering playing in Europe as they wait for the new CBA to get hammered out. However, most European teams have limited finances, as well as a limit on how many U.S. players can be on a roster. However, some top agents think that there may be a…

  25. Silas plans to use zone defense, play Walker and Augustin together

    Jul 14, 2011, 7:49 PM EST

    Arizona v Connecticut

    From the AP’s Mike Cranston: #Bobcats coach Paul Silas says he’ll likely use more zone defense next season so he can play Kemba Walker and D.J. Augustin together. The Bobcats were one of the best defensive teams in the league in 2009-10, but lost some of their defensive edge early last season before Silas replaced Larry…

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