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Kurt Helin

  1. NBA Draft winners and losers: Good day for the Sixers, rough day for their fans

    Jun 27, 2014, 2:09 AM EDT

    My biggest winner on draft day? The Denver Nuggets.

  2. 2014 NBA Draft pick-by-pick draft tracker (info on all the picks, trades)

    Jun 26, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Draft

    Info on every pick, every trade, in one convenient place.

  3. Report: Nuggets trade just drafted Doug McDermott to Bulls for No. 16, 19 picks

    Jun 26, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    The Bulls are adding scoring, particularly going after bigs who can shoot the rock.

  4. Cleveland Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins with No. 1 pick

    Jun 26, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Draft

    As expected, and predicted for more than a year, it is Wiggins No. 1.

  5. Report: Blazers working on max contract extension to keep LaMarcus Aldridge, but he’ll wait until 2015

    Jun 26, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors

    Even if he wants to stay Aldridge will play out the season, become a free agent and re-sign in Portland. There are 52 million reasons for him to do it that way.

  6. Report: Sacramento interested in Shaun Livingston to be starting point guard

    Jun 26, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

    The Kings may not be able to afford to keep Isaiah Thomas, this is a fall back.

  7. Updated report: Philadelphia offered picks 3, 10, 32 to get No. 1 pick from Cleveland, may not be enough

    Jun 26, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Sixers may be throwing some of their five second round picks into the talks.

  8. Report: Knicks already testing trade waters for Dalembert, Larkin

    Jun 26, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

    Between trade talk and a contract buyout option, I’m not sure how long Dalembert will be a Knick.

  9. Report: Sixers, Celtics, Lakers all would draft Joel Embiid (other teams want to trade up for him)

    Jun 26, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

    Joel Embiid

    Embiid could go at three and likely is not on the board when the Lakers pick at No. 7.

  10. PBT’s final mock draft: Wiggins, then Parker, then it gets nuts

    Jun 26, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Tyler Ennis, Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Noh Vonleh, Doug McDermott, Aaron Gordon

    Joel Embiid to the Sixers at three… unless they trade it.

  11. Durant defends LeBron opt-out: “I don’t think anything that you guys criticize LeBron [about] is fair”

    Jun 26, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat

    “He switched teams; he’s not the first guy to do it. He decided to opt out; he’s not the first guy to do it. Sometimes a lot of people criticize him a little bit too much for doing normal things, doing stuff that everybody has done.” —Kevin Durant on LeBron James

  12. Lakers considered long shots, but Kobe Bryant to recruit Carmelo Anthony anyway

    Jun 26, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT

    NBA All-Star Bryant of the Lakers and All-Star Anthony of the Knicks laugh during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston

    Carmelo will take Kobe’s call and be polite, but if he comes to the West he’s got better landing options.

  13. Report: Rockets finalizing deal to send Omer Asik to New Orleans for future pick

    Jun 25, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    And Omer Asik, Anthony Davis front line could be a defensive powerhouse.

  14. PBT NBA Draft Preview: The Utah Jazz

    Jun 25, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT

    Alec Burks , Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors

    The Jazz have some good young players all under 23, they will be adding to that mix and counting on Quin Snyder to develop these guys.

  15. Report: Teams explore trading up in draft to grab Joel Embiid

    Jun 25, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT

    Joel Embiid

    The Kings are reportedly one of those teams.

  16. Reports: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh get together, discuss future

    Jun 25, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Miami Heat

    The meeting was expected. No details on what happened other than they ate chips and guacamole.

  17. Report: Carmelo Anthony free agency tour to start with Dallas, Houston, Chicago

    Jun 25, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v New York Knicks

    The Dallas Mavericks’ pitch just got a lot more interesting.

  18. It’s official: Knicks trade Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton to Dallas

    Jun 25, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    Knicks would get Samuel Dalembert, Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington back.

  19. PBT Extra: Parker or Wiggins? Who is likely to make draft day trade?

    Jun 25, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Also, how far does Joel Embiid fall? (Not that far.)

  20. Giannis Antetokounmpo grew two inches this past season

    Jun 25, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Indiana Pacers

    He was 6’9″ a year ago, 6’11” now.

  21. Report: Cavaliers efforts to trade for Kevin Love dead; Dan Gilbert says Cavs unified on top pick

    Jun 25, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

    Dan Gilbert

    Of course the Cavaliers are a unified front, what would ever give you the idea they’re not?

  22. Report: Miami Heat aggressively trying to move up in first round to draft Shabazz Napier

    Jun 25, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    LeBron watched a couple college games of tweeted he liked Napier. Now the Heat are chasing him. Coincidence?

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