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  1. Phoenix the league’s healthiest team

    Apr 19, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

    Steve Nash, Earl Watson

    From Basketball Prospectus’ Kevin Pelton: In analyzing why the Phoenix Suns have exceeded expectations by staying in the playoff race through the season’s final week, the training room is a good place to start. There’s likely to be plenty of room, because the Suns are enjoying one of the healthiest seasons in NBA history. Combined,…

  2. Carmelo Anthony has a giant painting of himself hanging over his fireplace, because of course he does

    Apr 19, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

    Carmelo Fireplace Painting

    From the always-hilarious Dan Devine of Yahoo! Sports’ Ball Don’t Lie Blog: Carmelo Anthony‘s wife, La La Anthony (née Vazquez), recently spoke with the New York Post about her reality TV show, her role in the upcoming film “Think Like a Man,” and the couple’s place in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan. The only piece of…

  3. Mike Woodson talks about starting Mike Bibby in the playoffs

    Apr 19, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

    Tyson Chandler, Mike Bibby, Carmelo Anthony

    From the NY Post’s Marc Berman: Don’t be shocked if [Mike Bibby] winds up starting playoff games, with all of Baron’s injuries. Woodson got him 36 minutes in Newark, no limits like with Baron. 8 assists, 1 turnover. That’s what Woody cares about. Bibby has played in 100 career playoff games. That matters to Woody.…

  4. League sets record for D-League call-ups

    Apr 10, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Lin pumps his fist from the bench as teammates score during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    The NBA D-League made the following announcement today (h/t: iamagm.com) The NBA Development League (NBA D-League) experienced its most successful season ever in developing NBA talent as it set all-time records with 50 GATORADE Call-ups, breaking the previous record of 40 set during the 2009-10 season, and 64 NBA player assignments, surpassing the previous record…

  5. Kobe to miss 3rd straight game with shin injury

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    From ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin: SAN ANTONIO — The condition of Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant‘s inflamed left shin continues to improve, but Bryant will sit out his third consecutive game Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs, Lakers coach Mike Brown said. McMenamin reported that Bryant is no longer in a walking boot, and will have had…

  6. Report: Odom, Cuban had locker-room argument before Odom’s departure

    Apr 10, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban

    ESPN Dallas’ Tim McMahon and Marc Stein have the report: At halftime of his final game with the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night, Lamar Odom had an angry exchange with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in the visitors’ locker room in Memphis, according to sources familiar with the discussion. Sources told ESPNDallas.com that the heated words were “the culmination” of an…

  7. UConn’s Jeremy Lamb declares for NBA draft

    Apr 10, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

    Jeremy Lamb

    From our friends at CollegeBasketballTalk: Connecticut’s had 13 players leave early for the NBA during Jim Calhoun’s coaching tenure. Sophomore Jeremy Lamb will be the 14th. The lanky wing announced his decision Tuesday, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise. He could’ve come out last season after the Huskies’ run to the national title and…

  8. Today in shocking, shocking news: MJ might not be working as hard as an exec as he did as a player

    Apr 9, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    Here’s an interesting quote from Sam Vincent on Michael Jordan, via the Washington Post’s Rick Maese: “The work he put in to be a great player and the work you put in to be a great executive, those are different things,” said Sam Vincent, whom Jordan hired as his head coach in 2007 less than…

  9. Clippers’ Mo Williams out vs. Grizzlies

    Apr 9, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

    Mo Williams, Ian Mahinm

    From the Los Angeles Clippers’ Madelyn Burke: Mo Williams (toe) will not play tonight vs Grizzlies Williams has averaged 13.6 points and 3.1 assists per game for the Clippers this season, but has missed the last 9 games for the team. The Clippers were on a 3-game losing streak before Williams got injured, and have…

  10. LeBron, Dragic named players of the week

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Rockets Hornets Basketball

    From NBA.com: NEW YORK – The Miami Heat’s LeBron James and the Houston Rockets’ Goran Dragic today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 2, through Sunday, April 8. James led the Heat to a 3-1 week with averages of 30.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists…

  11. Nets sign point guard Armon Johnson to 10-day contract

    Apr 9, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Via NetsDaily’s Net Income: Armon Johnson, who the Nets looked at before the 2010 draft, has been signed to a 10-day contract, bringing to 22 the number of players who’ve worn the Nets uniform this season. A 6’3″ point guard, Johnson played 38 games for the Trail Blazers in 2010-11, averaging 2.9 ppg, shooting better than 40% from deep.…

  12. Quote of the Day: CP3 responds to Cousins calling Griffin an “actor”

    Apr 7, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT

    Demarcus Cousins

    Via ESPN.com’ s Justin Verrier: CP on DMC comments: “We won. He lost. We competing for the playoffs. He’s not. That happens in this league.” Clippers point guard Chris Paul, responding to Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins‘ statement that Blake Griffin is an “actor” who gets “babied by the league.” The Kings and Clippers will face each…

  13. Report: Howard wanted Brian Shaw or Michael Malone to replace Van Gundy

    Apr 7, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard Stan Van Gundy

    From Bright House Sports Network’s David Baumann: Multiple sources close to Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard told Bright House Sports Network’s David Baumann that prior to the season, Howard indicated that he preferred the Magic would have hired Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw or Golden State Warriors assistant coach Michael Malone to replace current Magic head coach…

  14. Jazz GM O’Connor says team will not tank for pick

    Apr 5, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    derrick-favors-jazz

    From the AP: SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Conspiracy theorists might think the Utah Jazz have an interesting dilemma Friday night against Golden State. A Utah win will knock the Warriors farther down the standings while keeping the Jazz within striking distance of postseason play – scenarios that could leave the Jazz going from two possible…

  15. Here we go again: Udonis Haslem calls Thunder’s Perkins “fake tough guy”

    Apr 5, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Our own Ira Winderman has the report: While both James and Haslem downplayed Westbrook’s foul as one of exuberance in the heat of the moment, Haslem pointedly took umbrage to Perkins’ shove against Wade. Recall, earlier this season Perkins derided James for drawing attention to Blake Griffin‘s highlight-of-the-season dunk on Perkins. Perkins also has a push-come-to-shove…

  16. “Thunder your Butts off” video gets Thunder employee fired

    Apr 3, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Considering how well the Oklahoma City Thunder are playing right now, it’s okay to get excited about them. It’s not okay, apparently, to make a YouTube parody rap video telling people to “Thunder their butt off” while being employed by the Thunder. “Lunchmeat,” the masked gentleman in the video who was previously a “stormchaser” for…

  17. Ryan Anderson in walking boot, says ankle looks “like a softball”

    Apr 3, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT

    Ryan Anderson

    From the Orlando Sentinel’s Joshua B. Robbins: Ryan Anderson says his right ankle still looks like a “softball.” He’s wearing a walking boot. The 23-year old Anderson, who was once a throw-in in a trade that sent Vince Carter to the Magic, has been enjoying a breakout season for the Magic — his PER is…

  18. David Stern still wants to add a year to the age limit

    Apr 3, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

    From the AP: The league wasn’t able to change its draft eligibility rules during collective bargaining last year. The rules require an American player to be 19 years old and a year out of high school. The players’ association would only agree to form a committee to discuss changes, and it is unlikely to consent…

  19. Wade to miss tonight’s game with knee injury

    Apr 3, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    The Heat have announced that Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade will miss tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a knee injury. According to the Heat, Wade is “day-to-day.” This will be the 10th game the 30-year old Wade has missed this season. When healthy, Wade has been amazing — he’s currently averaging 22.8 points…

  20. Josh Howard to have knee surgery, miss remainder of season

    Mar 20, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    Josh Howard Jazz

    From the Salt Lake Tribune’s Brian T. Smith: #UtahJazz forward Josh Howard out for season due to upcoming left knee surgery. The 31-year old Wake Forest product appeared in 41 games for the Jazz this season, and averaged 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game on 39.7%/22.2%/77.9% shooting from the field. This is obviously a blow…

  21. Fisher close to signing with Thunder, Heat still in the mix

    Mar 20, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Derek Fisher

    The ultra-reliable Marc Stein of ESPN.com has the report: Derek Fisher is in advanced negotiations with the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Western Conference leaders after clearing waivers, according to sources close to the situation. Fisher is scheduled to clear waivers Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. ET. One source with knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com…

  22. Wizards to bench Blatche until he gets in better shape

    Mar 20, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT

    Blatche coloring book

    From the Washington Post’s Michael Lee: After watching Andray Blatche labor through the past nine games and struggle to contribute, Wizards Coach Randy Wittman announced on Tuesday that he would shut down the 6-foot-11 forward until he is in better condition. Blatche missed more than a month with a strained left calf but has averaged just 5.1 points on…

  23. Brad Miller will retire, focus on hunting shows

    Mar 20, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Brad Miller

    Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears has the report: Wolves Brad Miller to Y!:”To anyone who wants to listen I’m retiring after this season.” 14yr vet to concentrate on hunting tv shows postNBA Miller came into the league in 1998 after going undrafted, and the two-time All-Star managed to have an extremely successful NBA career despite…

  24. Clipper Darrell will continue to be Clipper Darrell

    Mar 19, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT

    clipper darrell

    Well, our relatively short local unpleasant dream is over. Darrell Bailey, a Clippers super-fan who has been in the news lately when the Clippers sought to ban him from calling himself “Clipper Darrell” when he made public appearances, will continue to use the name “Clipper Darrell.” From ESPN Los Angeles’ Arash Markazi: [Bailey and the…

  25. Gooden, Bynum named players of the week

    Mar 19, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    From NBA.com: The Milwaukee Bucks’ Drew Gooden and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Andrew Bynum today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 12, through Sunday, March 18. Gooden, Milwaukee’s second consecutive Player of the Week winner (Ersan Ilyasova), led the Bucks to a 3-0 week…

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