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  1. What the Cavs should do if the lockout ends

    Oct 4, 2011, 12:00 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

    It wasn’t the best year for the Cavaliers. After finishing with the best regular-season record in the NBA for the second consecutive season in 09-10, the Cavaliers had the longest losing streak in NBA history and finished with the league’s second-worst record in 2010-11. In between the two seasons, Decisions were made. The Cavs’ 2010-11…

  2. Video: The NBA 2K12 intro video is here

    Sep 30, 2011, 5:38 PM EST

    michael-jordan-nba-2k12

    NBA 2K11 might be my favorite video game of all time. It was the first basketball video game that actually let you call out plays that worked and, after a little while, get your players to go where you wanted them to go on the court and legitimately beat guys off the dribble instead of…

  3. Video: Stan Van Gundy shares his coaching secrets

    Sep 29, 2011, 7:22 PM EST

    Stan Van Gundy

    Via The Orlando Sentinel’s Zach McCann, here’s video of Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy talking at a coaching clinic at Oivedo High School last Tuesday afternoon. Included are Van Gundy’s views on getting back on defense, not letting role players turn the ball over, hitting the boards, and not fouling. Here’s a link to…

  4. Adelman excited about the “challenge” of coaching Minnesota, will have personnel input

    Sep 29, 2011, 6:19 PM EST

    Rick Adelman

    It baffled a lot of folks when Rick Adleman, generally considered one of the better coaches in NBA history, took a head coaching job with the Timberwolves, who have been a fixer-upper franchise since Kevin Garnett‘s prime. Sports Illustrated Sam Amick, who covered Adelman’s team when Adleman coached the Sacramento Kings, recently had an interview…

  5. What the Bulls should do when the lockout ends

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:03 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    The Bulls were one of the NBA”s best success stories last season. Nobody saw them as serious contenders coming into the year, but first-year head coach and defensive guru turned the Bulls into the league’s best defensive team, the Bulls’ bench mob made them perhaps the deepest team in the league, and Derrick Rose became…

  6. What the Rockets should do if the lockout ends

    Sep 23, 2011, 6:42 PM EST

    MARTIN_KEVIN

    It’s official — after years of half-seasons and broken hopes, the Yao Ming era is officially over in Houston. The Rockets have been essentially playing without Yao for a while now, so it won’t be a huge transition for them, but at least they now know that they won’t b building around Yao going forward.…

  7. Metta World Peace donates $285,000 to mental health charities

    Sep 22, 2011, 6:04 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Victory Parade

    From Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: Metta took some steps to bring World Peace on Wednesday by donating $285,000 to mental health charities across America. He has pledged to give away more than $500,000 that he raised by raffling off his 2010 Lakers championship ring. At the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, before…

  8. What the Hornets should do if the lockout ends

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:49 PM EST

    Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant

    It’s a crucial year for the Hornets. Chris Paul can opt out of his contract with New Orleans after this season, and it goes without saying that the franchise would be devastated if Paul left the team. Here are a few ways that the Hornets can build on their spirited first-round performance against the Lakers…

  9. Blazers searching Cho’s replacement as GM

    Sep 20, 2011, 7:10 PM EST

    Rich Cho

    From CBS’ Ben Golliver: PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 100 days after “parting ways” with former GM Rich Cho weeks before the 2011 NBA Draft, the PortlandTrail Blazers have yet to hire Cho’s full-time replacement. Blazers president Larry Miller did finally confirm that the GM search process has progressed in a telephone interview with CBSSports.com on…

  10. What the Blazers should do if the lockout ends

    Sep 20, 2011, 6:14 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks - Game One

    The Blazers had an interesting year last season. Brandon Roy‘s injuries made him a shell of his former self, and 2007 #1 pick had yet another devastating knee injury that caused him to miss a full season. However, the team got a breakout year from LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews backed up his contract, and a…

  11. J.J. Redick talks about his love of food

    Sep 15, 2011, 6:17 PM EST

    Redick Tank

    J.J. Redick doesn’t just have one of the NBA’s purest shooting strokes — he’s apparently one of the best gourmands in the NBA. In a recent interview with sportsandfood.com, Redick talked about how he’s become a “foodie” since his Duke days: J.J. Redick: I was never a very adventurous eater growing up, despite the fact that…

  12. What the Warriors should do when the lockout ends

    Sep 15, 2011, 5:23 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    “We Believe” seems like it was so long ago. Since the Warriors’ shocking 1st-round upset and follow-up successful 07-08 regular season (the team missed the playoffs, but won 48 games, more than the 4th-seeded team in the East), the Warriors have been a mess. Baron Davis and the rest of the gang left, the team…

  13. Gary Forbes unhappy with Panama national team’s resources

    Sep 8, 2011, 7:42 PM EST

    Forbes_Gary

    In his third and final dairy entry for SLAM Online about the FIBA Americas tournament, Nuggets player Gary Forbes had some interesting things to say. Forbes played for Panama, who was 1-5 at the time of Forbes’ third diary entry, and Forbes believes that the team’s lack of resources were a major cause for their…

  14. Amar’e Stoudemire says his back is healthy

    Sep 8, 2011, 6:42 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics - Game One

    Amar’e Stoudemire spoke to a group of campers in New York on Wednesday, and he shared some very good news for Knicks fans of all ages. ESPN New York’s Jared Zwerling has the story: After spending much of the summer at his rented house in Hollywood Hills, Calif., Amare Stoudemire returned to New York City on Wednesday…

  15. Video: Deron Williams is actually in Turkey

    Sep 8, 2011, 6:02 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    Rumors of players going overseas to play during a possible lockout have been constant this off-season, but Nets guard Deron Williams is the highest-profile player so far to have actually signed a contract with an overseas team, Turkey’s Beskitas. The video itself isn’t all that riveting, but it does show that Williams is actually going…

  16. What the Timberwolves should do when the lockout ends…

    Sep 8, 2011, 1:15 PM EST

    Draft Timberwolves Basketball

    This is the third installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Today it’s the Minnesota Timberwolves. You can also read up on the Lakers and Mavericks as we start to work our way through all 30 NBA teams. It was a rough year for the Timberwolves last season.…

  17. Avery Johnson is not dumb, says his boss played well in charity game

    Sep 6, 2011, 8:18 PM EST

    Mikhail Prokhorov Introductory Press Conference

    “Net Income” of Nets Daily has the story for us: Avery Johnson enjoys playing with his boss, thinks the guy has skills.  At the end of Tuesday’s charity game in Moscow, the Nets coach said of his 6’9″ teammate: “Mikhail played really well today! It’s my first time I’m playing with him but it looks…

  18. Wall hoping for a breakout sophomore campaign

    Sep 6, 2011, 7:05 PM EST

    Wall_John

    John Wall‘s rookie-year numbers weren’t bad, and the Wizards point guard definitely showed flashes of stunning athleticism and amazing court vision during his first season in the NBA. Wall averaged 16 points and 8 assists last season, a feat only equaled by Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams, and showed that he has unlimited potential for…

  19. Rockets rookie Parsons signs with French team

    Sep 2, 2011, 6:02 PM EST

    Parsons

    Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports has the story: Rockets rookie F @ChandlerParsonsagrees to contract with France Cholet with an NBA out as early as Oct. 3, agent Mark Bartelstien tells Y!. The 6-10 Florida alum was taken by the Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the draft, and was named the SEC player of the…

  20. Photo: Eric Bledsoe is good at jumping

    Aug 31, 2011, 6:10 PM EST

    Eric Bledsoe

    Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe wasn’t the biggest name at yesterday’s Melo league vs. Goodman league exhibition game, but he did provide one heck of a picture after this dunk. It could be the angle of the photo throwing me off, but I’m pretty sure that Bledsoe’s collarbone is at the rim here. Impressive, to say…

  21. Bruce Pearl passes on Texas Legends head coaching job

    Aug 30, 2011, 7:12 PM EST

    Tennessee v Michigan

    According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, former Tennessee Coach Bruce Pearl has turned down a job offer that would have made him the new head coach of the D-League’s Texas Legends: Less than a week after receiving a three-year, show-cause penalty from the NCAA’s committee on infractions, former Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl has decided to…

  22. Ray Allen’s shooting stroke is perfect, has not changed

    Aug 30, 2011, 5:41 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Three

    Okay, it shouldn’t be news that Ray Allen has an incredible shooting stroke that he can repeat effortlessly — it’s not easy to make 2,612 threes in a career. Still, this .Gif put together by Got ‘Em Coach showing just how little Allen’s perfect stroke has changed over the years is a treat and kind…

  23. Matt Bonner really wants to be a Canadian citizen

    Aug 30, 2011, 3:37 PM EST

    Lori Ewing of the Toronto Globe and Mail has the story: More than two years into his quest for Canadian citizenship, Matt Bonner remains grounded by red tape. So the former Toronto Raptors forward will have to watch with fingers crossed as Canada’s men’s basketball team bids this week for a berth in the 2012…

  24. Video: The NBA is still locked out, but Jeremy Lin has a YouTube channel

    Aug 30, 2011, 3:28 PM EST

    LIN_JEREMY

    Here’s Warriors guard and Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin launching his YouTube channel and “learning how to YouTube” from popular video blogger “Kevjumba,” who has 733,000 subcribers to his own YouTube channel. Enjoy, everyone. (Hat tip to The Basketball Jones.)

  25. Crittenton agrees to turns himself in, claims innocence

    Aug 29, 2011, 9:05 PM EST

    Javaris Crittenton

    Former NBA guard Javaris Crittenton, who was charged with shooting and killing a 22-year old mother of four less than 48 hours ago, has turned himself in to Atlanta authorities. Christian Boone of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the story: The lawyer for former Georgia Tech basketball star Javaris Crittenton said his client has agreed to…

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