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  1. Outdoor preseason game will happen again

    Apr 1, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

    The Phoenix Suns will host an outdoor preseason game for the third year in a row. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com, the Suns will host the Dallas Mavericks in a game that will take place on October 9th in Indian Wells, California. The Suns have yet to win an outdoor game, having lost to…

  2. Steven Hunter done for the season

    Apr 1, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT

    According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Grizzlies center Steven Hunter will miss the remainder of the season because of a knee injury. From the article: “Veteran center Steven Hunter has left the team and will not return for the rest of the regular season. Hunter, who is dealing with a knee injury, is in Chicago…

  3. Sonny Weems replaces Turkoglu in Toronto's starting lineup

    Apr 1, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    The Raptors have made some changes to their starting lineup with eight games still remaining in the regular season. Sophomore guard Sonny Weems has started the last three games for the Raptors, and according to Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun, he will stay in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future. From the article: “Weems, in…

  4. Daryl Morey doing scouting in Belgrade

    Mar 30, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is currently doing some scouting overseas, and he’s tweeting about it. Morey has been giving travel updates for about a week, and there’s a lot of interesting stuff in there. Today, Morey went to Belgrade to watch Partizan take on Maccabi Tel Aviv in the third game of a…

  5. Pierce questionable for Wednesday's game

    Mar 30, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT

    According to Frank Dell’Apa of the Boston Globe, Celtics forward Paul Pierce may miss Wednesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a shoulder injury he suffered on Tuesday. Doc Rivers said the following regarding the injury when he spoke to reporters after practice: “He got hurt again, it’s a stinger,” coach Doc Rivers…

  6. Varejao likely to miss game against Milwaukee

    Mar 30, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    According to Brian Windhorst, Anderson Varejao did not practice with the Cleveland Cavaliers today and will likely not play against the Milwaukee Bucks when the Cavs play them on Wednesday. This would be the second full game Varejao would miss due to a sore left hamstring, which caused him to miss the second half of…

  7. Rose says he'll be playing LeBron in the first round

    Mar 30, 2010, 3:22 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose’s Bulls defied expectations last year to make their first-round series against the favored Celtics an absolute classic of a seven-game series. According to ESPN Chicago’s Nick Fridell, Rose is eager to get the Bulls back in the playoffs and give them another chance to pull off a first-round upset. After a Tuesday morning…

  8. Nets owner, fan to have bag-lunch summit

    Mar 29, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT

    First, Nets owner Brett Yormark made himself look bad when he yelled at a fan who wore a paper bag over his head while attending a Nets home game. After that, Yormark realized that when you’re the owner of a team as bad as the Nets, having a sense of humor might not be the…

  9. Baron Davis to miss road trip

    Mar 29, 2010, 7:26 PM EDT

    According to the Associated Press, Los Angeles Clippers guard Baron Davis will miss the team’s upcoming three-game road trip due to back spasms. The Clippers are coming off an embarrassing blowout at home against the Golden State Warriors, and have only won three games in March. The Clippers only have one more game on the road after…

  10. Top NBA Prospects Named AP All-Americans

    Mar 29, 2010, 7:09 PM EDT

    Some players are great in college but can never quite seem to cut it in the NBA. Then there are the guys who don’t set the world on in college, but end up becoming great NBA players. This season, however, the best college players were also the guys expected to be selected with the first…

  11. Eddy Curry out for the rest of the year

    Mar 29, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT

    According to the Associated Press, Eddy Curry will miss the rest of the season with a right calf injury. All that really means for Curry will be watching games while wearing a suit instead of a uniform, as Curry hasn’t played a minute for the Knicks since December 17th, 2009. Curry has played 62 minutes…

  12. Monta Ellis says he's the NBA's second-best player

    Mar 26, 2010, 6:04 PM EDT

    Rolling Stone magazine recently caused a bit of a stir by saying that Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant was the second-best player in the NBA this season, behind LeBron James but ahead of reigning Finals MVP Kobe Bryant.  Today, Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis said who he thinks the NBA’s three best players are. His…

  13. Bucks sign Darnell Jackson

    Mar 25, 2010, 6:51 PM EDT

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski’s legendary twitter feed, the Milwaukee Bucks have signed recently waived Cavaliers forward Darnell Jackson. Jackson is a solidly built forward who played four years at Kansas, winning a national championship with the team in 2008. He showed promise in his rookie season with the Cavaliers, but was out of the rotation…

  14. Prokhorov to appear on "60 Minutes"

    Mar 25, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT

    Mikhail Prokhorov might be the enigmatic billionaire who will save the Nets. He’s a Russian Oligarch. He’s been described as a “wild child.” He once spent $19,000 on a lunch. He does tricks on a jet ski. He’s been called the “Russian Mark Cuban,” although that label might be restrictive. Soon, American audiences will have…

  15. Is Kevin Durant having the best free-throw shooting season ever?

    Mar 25, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    The free throw line is the easiest place to get points in the NBA. However, there’s a bit of a paradox inherent in free-throw shooting. The guys who get to the line the most — gigantic centers like Dwight Howard and Shaq, along with bruising perimeter players — tend to be the worst free-throw shooters…

  16. Who are the best offensive rebounders in the NBA?

    Mar 25, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT

    If you’re Josh Smith or Dominique Wilkins, offensive rebounding can look very, very cool. But for most guys in the NBA, offensive rebounding is doing the dirty work. While everyone else is out on the perimeter handling the ball, slicing through defenders and firing up jumpers to get their points, offensive rebounders have to get…

  17. Blatche apologizes for his behavior

    Mar 25, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT

    A little while ago, Wizards forward Andray Blatche was benched by Flip Saunders for, as Saunders put it, “not wanting to be coached or wanting to play.” Blatche has since gone on the record to tell his side of the story, which is that he wanted to play but simply didn’t want to hear Flip…

  18. Ilgauskas explains why he returned to Cleveland

    Mar 25, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT

    In a move that very few people found surprising, Zydrunas Ilgauskas officially signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers this week and played for them against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. Ilgauskas has never played an NBA game for a team other than the Cavaliers. He was traded at the deadline for forward Antawn Jamison,…

  19. Getting obsessive with Josh Smith's game-winning dunk

    Mar 25, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT

    Last night, Josh Smith won the internet with a game-winning tip dunk as time expired. This everyone agrees on. What isn’t as clear is which Magic player screwed up to give Smith a clear run to the rim for the game-winner. The general consensus is that Rashard Lewis, the Magic player closest to Smith, messed…

  20. Rose starting to expand his shooting range

    Mar 23, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    On Both Teams Played Hard, Noam Schiller has written an absolutely massive deconstruction of Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose’s game. There’s a lot of good stuff in there about Rose’s floor game, passing, and defense, but one of the main points the article makes is that Rose takes way too many long two-point jumpers, which…

  21. The value of James Harden

    Mar 23, 2010, 6:04 PM EDT

    As Bill Simmons mentioned in his column today, fans will likely wonder for a long time if Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti made the right call by drafting low-risk shooting guard James Harden with the third overall pick over Ricky Rubio, Stephen Curry, and Tyreke Evans. Curry and Evans have put up far better…

  22. Cleaves arrested on DUI suspicion

    Mar 23, 2010, 5:34 PM EDT

    Former NBA player and Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves was in the news recently for returning to the NBA as a broadcaster for the Detroit Pistons. Now he finds himself in the news for a different reason. According to the Associated Press, Cleaves was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on Saturday. From the article:…

  23. Orlando to consider using giant frontcourt of doom

    Mar 23, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT

    In recent years, what it means to be an NBA power forward has changed somewhat. You almost never see two true 7-footers in the same lineup, and it’s also rare to see a frontcourt pairing that doesn’t feature at least one player with some shooting range. No team is a better example of this than…

  24. Cavaliers waive Darnell Jackson to make room for Ilgauskas

    Mar 23, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT

    Amidst all the smiles and hugs that will accompany veteran center Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ return to the team that drafted him, somebody was going to have to get cut to make room. Unfortunately for power forward Darnell Jackson, that somebody was him. According to the twitter account of the Akron Beacon-Journal’s George Thomas, Darnell Jackson was…

  25. Who will be the next head coach of the Clippers?

    Mar 23, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT

    The long-suffering Los Angeles Clippers are playing out the string on yet another ugly campaign. As bad as the Clippers were doing under former coach (and general manager) Mike Dunleavy, replacing him with Kim Hughes mid-season seems to have been an example of putting out a fire with gasoline. The Clippers are 5-16 under Hughes,…

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