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  1. Ray Allen exercises option, will remain a Celtic

    Jun 7, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Three

    The NBA’s all-time leading three-point shooter isn’t going anywhere next season. According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CNNSE.com, Allen exercised the second-year option on his contract on Tuesday, which will pay him exactly $10 million next season. Obviously, this is a win-win for all parties involved. Allen makes 10 million dollars, which is a lot…

  2. Barea, Cardinal replace Stevenson, Stojakovic in Maverick rotation

    Jun 7, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

    J.J. Barea

    According to HOOPSWORLD’s Alex Kennedy, J.J. Barea will start over DeShawn Stevenson for the Mavericks in tonight’s Game 4, and Brian “The Janitor” Cardinal will be moved ahead of Peja Stojakovic in the Mavericks’ rotation. At first blush, this move does not appear to make a lot of sense. Stevenson has been quietly having a…

  3. Mike Malone to become head assistant in Golden State, not Los Angeles

    Jun 7, 2011, 1:55 AM EDT

    Michael Malone

    The Warriors’ hiring of Mark Jackson now makes slightly more sense. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, former Cavaliers and Hornets defensive coordinator Michael Malone will be Mark Jackson’s lead assistant in Golden State. Mike Brown, who Malone coached under before, wanted Malone on his staff, but the Warriors’ new ownership would not be…

  4. Mike Brown looking to get the old band back together in Los Angeles

    Jun 6, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown

    According to the ultra-reliable Marc Stein of ESPN.com, former Cleveland assistant coach and current New Orleans assistant coach Mike Malone was scheduled to meet with new Lakers head coach Mike Brown today. According to Stein, Brown also wants the recently fired Jon Kuester to join his staff as an assistant coach. When the Cavaliers won…

  5. Warriors hire Mark Jackson as head coach

    Jun 6, 2011, 9:42 PM EDT

    Mark Jackson Popcorn

    The Golden State Warriors have announced that they have hired former player and current television analyst Mark Jackson as their head coach. The 46-year old Jackson had a long and distinguished career in the NBA as a player, winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1988 and being named an All-Star in 1989. He…

  6. The NBA Finals are still drawing really high ratings

    Jun 6, 2011, 8:06 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    It’s been true since day 1 of the season, and it’s still true through the Finals: a lot of people are tuning in to watch the Heat play basketball. According to a press release distributed by ESPN and ABC, the Finals are averaging 15.3 million viewers through three games, which is the highest average number of viewers…

  7. Nowitzki: Terry needs to step up in the clutch

    Jun 6, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game One

    Dallas is now 1-1 in clutch situations in these Finals, but Dirk Nowitzki has an idea of how they could get a little bit better. ESPN Dallas’ Jeff Caplan has the report: “They keep sticking [LeBron James] on Jet in the fourth quarters and he’s been doing a good job,” Nowitzki said. “Jet hasn’t really…

  8. Dallas’ Stevenson calls the Heat “actors”

    Jun 6, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

    DeShawn Stevenson

    The Mavericks may be facing a 2-1 series deficit to the Miami Heat, but that isn’t stopping Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson from offering up some choice words on how he thinks the Heat play the game. ESPN Dallas’ Art Garcia has the story: DALLAS — Foul or not, Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson said Miami Heat starsLeBron James and Dwyane Wade do a better…

  9. Ford: Walsh still calling shots for Knicks’ 2011 draft

    Jun 6, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Donnie Walsh

    According to ESPN.com’s Chad Ford, former Knicks general manager Donnie Walsh will still be “calling the shots” for the Knicks in the 2011 NBA draft.  While it’s a bit of an awkward situation, the Knicks seem to trust Walsh, whose replacement may come from within the organization, in this situation. According to Ford, the Knicks,…

  10. Draft Prospect Alec Burks dislocates shoulder during Bucks workout

    Jun 6, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT

    Alec Burks

    The Associated Press has the report, with a tip of the hat to CBS’ Royce Young: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan was up early Sunday in hopes of watching 12 players show why they should be one of the Charlotte Bobcats’ two first-round draft choices. Injuries, though, made the large pre-draft workout less interesting and…

  11. Lakers assistant Chuck Person may join McHale in Houston

    Jun 6, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Chuck Person

    ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin has the report: LOS ANGELES — After meeting with new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown on consecutive days late last week to interview for an assistant coach position, Chuck Person is keeping his options open. Person traveled to Houston on Sunday and will interview with the Rockets for a position on new…

  12. Video: Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala know each other well

    Jun 6, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

    Sixers Happy Family Time

    Jimmy Kimmel has been a constant source of NBA-related entertainment this post-season, and the fun continued on his show last night. Kimmel invited LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Oden of the Portland Trail Blazers and Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala on his show to play the “Team-Mating Game,” an NBA version of “The Newlywed Game” (or,…

  13. NBA Playoffs: Miami gets home-court back with erratic performance

    Jun 6, 2011, 12:43 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    For a little while, it looked like the Miami Heat’s 88-86 win over the Dallas Mavericks to give them a 2-1 lead in the series was going to be a repeat of Dallas’ dramatic Game 2 comeback victory. The Heat came out in attack mode and put the Mavericks on their heels early, attacking the…

  14. NBA Playoffs: The Heat collapse

    Jun 3, 2011, 12:18 AM EDT

    Kidd over LeBron

    After a regular season defined by crunch-time blunders and late collapses, the Heat’s postseason had been defined by gritty closing performances that saw the Heat holding onto close leads or pulling off comebacks in the fourth quarter. All of that changed during Thursday night’s 95-93 loss, which may end up being Miami’s most important game…

  15. How Bryan Colangelo set up the NBA Finals

    Jun 2, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

    bryan Colangelo

    I don’t have much to add to this article from Sir Charles In Charge’s Andrew Ungvari — I’m just going to recognize that it’s some excellent investigative work and deserves to be read in full. Basically, Ungvari did some homework, and figured out that both Miami and Dallas’ big roster moves can be traced back…

  16. Sources: Phoenix, Washington trying to trade up for Williams

    Jun 2, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT

    Derrick Williams

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have the #2 pick in the upcoming draft, and it’s not a state secret that they’re not overly thrilled about the pick. Arizona combo forward Derrick Williams is the consensus #2 pick in the draft, and Minnesota’s two best young players are Michael Beasley and Kevin Love, so there are a ton…

  17. LeBron James is launching a store

    Jun 2, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

    Gucci Cocktail Party For Ffawn

    Here’s the report, courtesy of USA Today, with a tip of the hat to The Basketball Jones: On the heels of a stunning Game 1 victory over the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night and on the brink of a possible first championship, NBA MVP, business mogul and fashion icon LeBron James has announced that he will…

  18. Nobody knows who Dirk Nowitzki is

    Jun 2, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

    Dirk in black background

    Dirk Nowitzki has carried the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Finals with some absolutely masterful performances, is probably the best European player to ever play in the NBA, and has been one of the league’s best players for years now. But that doesn’t mean many people actually, you know, know who he is. As it…

  19. Dwight Howard says he is not signing an extension soon

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    From the twitter account of The Orlando Sentinel’s Joshua B. Robbins: Daniel Paulling, a reporter who attended @DwightHoward‘s function in ‘Bama 2day, reports DH said Ping’s ext. report is untrue. There’s no way around it, Orlando fans: with Orlando’s weak showing in last year’s playoffs, Howard’s talent and youth, and just how badly nearly every…

  20. Ricky Rubio is coming. Will he be good?

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT

    Ricky Rubio Barcelona

    The good news: Ricky Rubio, the #5 overall pick in the 2009 draft and one of the most dynamic point guard talents in the world, is coming to the NBA and joining the team that drafted him. The bad news: Rubio really didn’t give Timberwolves fans much to get excited about during his last season…

  21. Video: Shaq’s one three-pointer

    Jun 1, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Orlando Shaq

    As Dave McMenamin pointed out earlier today, the newly retired Shaquille O’Neal made all of one three in his 19-year career. Darius Soriano was able to track down the video, and here it is in all of its glory: Shaq, playing for the Magic, banking in a desperation 35-footer as the quarter was ending. As…

  22. Video: Blake Griffin loses to a blindfolded busboy at pop-a-shot

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT

    “Busboy Ricardo,” a 42-year old busboy and pop-a-shot expert, has beaten many an NBA superstar at his game of choice on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Ricardo’s most recent victim was Clippers All-Star forward and Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin. Griffin isn’t known as a shooter, so Ricardo gave himself a handicap and took…

  23. Rockets make McHale hire official

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    The Rockets officially announced on Wednesday that former Boston Celtics superstar and Minnesota Timberwolves coach and GM Kevin McHale will replace Rick Adelman as the coach of the Houston Rockets. McHale was a seven-time All-Star, two-time Sixth Man of the Year, and three-time champion as a player for the Boston Celtics, and is generally considered…

  24. David Stern considering handing out the MVP award later

    Jun 1, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game One

    When asked if the MVP award should be handed out at some point during or after the postseason at a press conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals, David Stern said “It’s an idea that should get some traction. I have no particular opinion on it one way or the other. And the worst answer…

  25. Daniel Gibson takes issue with LeBron’s “die down in the moment” comment

    Jun 1, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT

    Daniel Gibson

    After the Miami Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron said that “I wanted to team up with some guys that would never die down in the moment. The opportunity presented itself with this great organization and we made it happen.” Daniel Gibson, a longtime teammate of LeBron’s and one of his…

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