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  1. Jennings doesn't care about ROY trophy

    Mar 11, 2010, 5:37 PM EDT

    After the first month of the season, onetime international man of mystery Brandon Jennings appeared to have the rookie of the year award absolutely locked up. Jennings was raining slingshot threes in from everywhere on the court, getting wherever he wanted with his dribble, and proving that he had the passing acumen to run the…

  2. Warriors continue to lose without Ellis in the lineup

    Mar 11, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT

    UPDATE 4:01 pm: This experiment is over: According to the twitter account of Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay Area (and you should believe everything you read on twitter) Monta Ellis participated in shoot around and is a go for tonight against the Trail Blazers. 2:25 pm: When Monta Ellis went down with an injury after…

  3. Jerry Orbach told Clippers GM to move to Los Angeles

    Mar 11, 2010, 3:27 PM EDT

    Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up. Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times has written a profile of new Clippers general manager Neil Olshey, and it shows how the truth can definitely be stranger than fiction. Like a lot of people, Olshey was an actor in New York who moved to Los Angeles…

  4. O'Neal and wife reach divorce settlement

    Mar 11, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT

    According to TMZ Sports, Shaquille O’Neal has reached a divorce settlement with his estranged wife Shaunie. From the article: “Shaunie’s mega-lawyer, Sorrell Trope, tells TMZ Shaq and Shaunie have reached agreement on all terms of the divorce, including property, custody and support. Under the agreement, the Florida courts will have jurisdiction to officially divorce the…

  5. Harden might miss tomorrow's game

    Mar 11, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

    According to the twitter account of Darnell Mayberry, Thunder rookie James Harden missed practice today with a right hamstring injury and may not be able to play in tomorrow’s game against the New Jersey Nets. In the Thunder’s first meeting with the Nets this season, Harden had one of his worst games of the season,…

  6. Dunleavy no longer Clippers GM

    Mar 9, 2010, 10:27 PM EDT

    According to the Associated Press, the Clippers have sent out an e-mail announcing that they have parted ways with General Manager Mike Dunleavy. This moves comes about a month after Dunleavy stepped down as coach on February 4th. Dunleavy’s moves at the trade deadline helped the Clippers clear up significant cap space for the summer…

  7. Anthony supports Iverson

    Mar 9, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, who played with Allen Iverson when they were both on the Denver Nuggets, spoke with FanHouse’s Chris Tomasson recently about Iverson’s current situation. According to Tomasson, Anthony supports his former teammate, who he still keeps in touch with and calls a “close friend”: “I don’t want to see nobody … go…

  8. Heat assume Alston will not return

    Mar 9, 2010, 5:49 PM EDT

    Miami Heat point guard Rafer Alston is still not with the team, and the Heat appear to be ready to give up on his possible return. Alston has not been showing up to practice for the last few days, and his lone communication with the team has been through text messages. Heat Coach Erik Spolestra…

  9. Marbury demands two million to return to China

    Mar 9, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

    According to SINA, Stephon Marbury is demanding two million dollars to return to his Chinese team next season. Here’s the full report, translated by The Hoops Market: Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury has failed to help his new team, Shanxi Zhongyu, to qualify for the CBA play-offs. Marbury has made good numbers in China (23.1…

  10. Dwight Howard's defense is overrated, except for when it isn't

    Mar 9, 2010, 3:11 PM EDT

    One of the most buzzed-about things during the recent Sloan Conference at MIT was a paper presented by John Huizinga on the value of a blocked shot.  It was an interesting paper because it quantified things that fans have known for years. A block softly deflected to a teammate is better than a shot swatted…

  11. Kravitz calls for Pacers coach O'Brien to be fired

    Mar 9, 2010, 2:24 PM EDT

    It hasn’t been the Pacers’ year this season. The Pacers are currently sitting at 20-43, are miles away from playoff contention, and the only team doing worse than the Pacers in the Eastern Conference is the Nets. In fact, some people think this year’s Pacers squad may be the worst Pacer team ever.  When a…

  12. David Berri on Adjusted Plus/Minus

    Mar 8, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT

    Way back in 2006, David Berri, Martin Schmidt, and Stacey Brook came out with a book called The Wages of Wins. It was supposed to be Moneyball for sports other than baseball, but for a lot of people, the book read like Moneyball with a serious chip on its shoulder. In a team game with…

  13. Nowitzki a low-post player?

    Mar 8, 2010, 6:07 PM EDT

    Marc Stein, writing for ESPN Dallas, has some interesting information regarding Dirk Nowitzki and the low post. Here’s an excerpt:  Nowitzki is averaging 1.03 points per play in post-up situations this season, according to ESPN researchers. That places him third among players with a minimum of 250 post-ups, behind only Toronto’s Chris Bosh (1.12 points…

  14. Did McMillan Want Morrison over Roy?

    Mar 8, 2010, 5:58 PM EDT

    Thanks to some struggles with injury, Brandon Roy hasn’t been quite as great this season as he was last season. However, the 25-year old Washington product is still considered one of the best young players in the NBA. Adam Morrison, the former Gonzaga star who was drafted ahead of Roy, is not considered one of…

  15. Thabeet is back

    Mar 8, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    It appears that Hasheem Thabeet’s brief sojourn into the D-League has come to an end. According to the twitter of Yahoo! Sports scribe Marc Spears, Thabeet has been recalled by the Grizzlies. In six games with the Dakota Wizards, Thabeet averaged 13.8 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.17 blocks, and made 50% of his shots. His offensive rebounding was particularly…

  16. Dominique thinks that LeBron should dunk

    Mar 8, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    Dominique Wilkins, a two-time dunk contest champion and current broadcaster for the Atlanta Hawks, thinks that LeBron James should quit worrying about what everybody will think and just dunk already. According to CNBC’s Darren Rovell, Wilkins was quoted saying the following at a recent event: “I’d love if all the big names got involved again.…

  17. Durant doesn't think he'll win scoring title

    Mar 5, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT

    At 21, Kevin Durant is already one of the best scorers in the NBA. He can drive the ball to the basket, hit the outside shot with ease, and has great shot selection and a wonderful bag of tricks on the offensive end.  This season, Durant trails LeBron James by a hair for the title…

  18. Rondo says the Celtics are in it for themselves, kind of

    Mar 5, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT

    It’s been an up-and-down season for the Boston Celtics. The Celtics started off the season red-hot, but have struggled with age and injuries all year long, and are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference. They had one of their worst stretches of the season recently, losing to their conference rival Cavaliers and the lowly Nets…

  19. Thunder sign Antonio Anderson to a 10-day contract

    Mar 5, 2010, 4:06 PM EDT

    As Kyle Weaver continues to rehab from injury, the Thunder have signed former Memphis guard Antonio Anderson to a 10-day contract. Anderson has averaged 15.5 points and 5.9 assists in 32 games with the Rio Grand Valley Vipers this season.  Anderson has already played one game with the Thunder. In 15 minutes of floor time,…

  20. Darko says he still plans on returning to Europe

    Mar 4, 2010, 6:17 PM EDT

    Former #2 overall pick Darko Milicic still plans on returning to Europe, according to an Associated Press report. Milicic has been in the rotation for the Minnesota Timberwolves since getting traded by the Knicks, but that has not been “enough to change Milicic’s mind,” according to the AP report. Milicic was once thought to have…

  21. LeBron moonlights at point guard

    Mar 4, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

    Delonte West and Daniel Gibson were both inactive for the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. Mo Williams went to the bench early in the first quarter with two quick fouls. That meant LeBron James was left to play point guard against the league’s worst team. The results were impressive. In the 13 minutes James was on…

  22. The Suns' streaks, by the numbers

    Mar 4, 2010, 4:09 PM EDT

    The Phoenix Suns have had a bit of an odd season. First they were unstoppable, going 14-3 to start the season. Then they weren’t very good at all, going 12-18 over the course of two months. Since January 28th, the Suns are 13-3.  Bright Side of the Sun’s Seth Pollack has a post up today…

  23. Rasheed Wallace and three-point futility

    Mar 4, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT

    Rasheed Wallace likes shooting threes. He likes shooting threes more than a lot of people like just about anything. This much we know. We also know that Rasheed Wallace’s accuracy from beyond the arc is not commensurate with his love of shooting threes. Rasheed currently shoots 4.4 threes per game, which is about one three…

  24. Garnett inching closer to 100 percent

    Mar 4, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

    It’s no secret that Kevin Garnett hasn’t looked like his old self this year. The veteran forward has played well over 1,000 NBA games in his career, and it looks like it may be catching up with him. Garnett, who once missed three games over the course of a six-year span when he was in…

  25. Posnanski on Wilt's 100-point game

    Mar 2, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT

    Today makes it 48 years since Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game, one of the most most recognizable single-game records in the history of team sports. Writing for Sports Illustrated, Joe Posnanski talks about Chamberlain’s relationship with Frank McGuire. McGuire was Chamberlain’s coach during his 100-point game, and famously never took Wilt…

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