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Kurt Helin

  1. Hurricane Sandy could make some NBA travel difficult

    Oct 29, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

    An abandoned home is inundated with water at Shinnecock Bay in Southampton

    The East Coast is hunkered down, trying to ride out hurricane Sandy and the wind and rain she is going to dump all over the area for a week. Coincidentally, the NBA’s regular season starts this week, and a couple of games are potentially impacted. Look at the projected path of the storm and it…

  2. Eddy Curry is your opening night starting center for Dallas

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

    Eddy Curry Mavs

    Go ahead and rub your eyes if you want, but you read the headline correctly. Eddy Curry, he of the checkered NBA history who was waived by the Spurs a few days back has not only been claimed by the Dallas Mavericks but also apparently he is jumping straight into the starting lineup. Remember that…

  3. Camby still questionable for opener, Knicks still banged up

    Oct 29, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

    Knicks Media Day Basketball

    The Knicks don’t start the season until Thursday, and the good news is they only have to travel to Brooklyn for the game. Although hurricane Sandy may make that a little more difficult than it should be. The question hanging over the Knicks is if Marcus Camby will be ready to play. He has been…

  4. Dwight Howard says Lakers fans need to be patient

    Oct 29, 2012, 8:41 AM EDT

    New center Dwight Howard greets Kobe Bryant during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    Lakers fans are not exactly a patient group. Win a game by 10 and talk radio the next day in Los Angeles has fans calling in saying it should have been 20. The Lakers can’t just win games, it has to be done with flair. Some Lakers fans will not be satisfied until the Lakers…

  5. Wade “shocked” by Harden trade, still thinks Thunder are best in West

    Oct 29, 2012, 7:55 AM EDT

    Miami Heat Wade jumps to the basket on top of Oklahoma City Thunder Harden during Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals in Miami

    Everyone was shocked. I mean, a few people had suggested that maybe James Harden could be traded after the season or maybe closer to the deadline in February, but not before the season. Yet it happened. Dwyane Wade was shocked like everyone else. But he doesn’t think the Thunder took much of a step backwards.…

  6. Maynor, Thunder stop contract talks; he will be a free agent

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:09 AM EDT

    Eric Maynor

    Eric Maynor is going to be a key part of the Oklahoma City Thunder this year, a role that just got bigger in the wake of the James Harden trade. Maynor is going to get a piece of the Harden role. No, he hasn’t been asked by management to grow a beard. Probably. But Maynor is…

  7. Report: Denver contract extension talks with Lawson slow

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:35 AM EDT

    Ty Lawson

    Ty Lawson was one member of the draft class of 2009 contract where a contract extension was thought to be a lock. The two sides were talking and the assumption around the league has been that the Nuggets would not let the speedy young point guard that seems born to run George Karl’s offense go.…

  8. Count LeBron among those impressed with Anthony Davis

    Oct 28, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Anthony Davis

    We all knew Anthony Davis was potentially a very special player — some scouts graded him out as the best player in years, better than Blake Griffin or a host of other recent No. 1 overall picks. But he was supposed to be a bit of a project on offense, a guy with potential that…

  9. Video: Daryl Morey talks Rockets’ trade for James Harden

    Oct 28, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    daryl-morey-rockets

    Rockets GM Daryl Morey has been on a quest for an elite player for more than a year — Pau Gasol (part of the Chris Paul trade David Stern blew up), Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony — and he thinks he finally has one in James Harden. Morey was on Comcast SportsNet Houston to talk about…

  10. Harden confirms he will sign extension with Rockets

    Oct 28, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

    Olympics - Opening Day

    This is not a surprise, there is no way Daryl Morey made the blockbuster trade for James Harden without checking through back channels that he would sign a contract extension there. He will, Harden said on Sunday. A video of Harden’s meeting with the media is posted on the Rockets official Web site. “Yes, yes,”…

  11. Houston, Daryl Morey got a star in Harden. It’s a start.

    Oct 28, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder James Harden durin

    For the past year or more, Daryl Morey has been on a quest to get the Rockets an elite player to build around. He went hard after Dwight Howard even with Howard’s people saying he wouldn’t re-sign there. He knows you need an elite player to win in this league. He’s now got James Harden.…

  12. Dwyane Wade’s playlist: Jay-Z, 2 Chainz… John Mayer?

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Dwyade Wade

    First things first — do not ever get your hair cut on a basketball court. Ever. Even if you are Dwyane Wade. Even if they put a tarp down. Those hairs are going to get on the court and be a bear to clean up. While Wade is getting his hair cut he talks musical…

  13. NBA players react on twitter to James Harden trade

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:41 AM EDT

    U.S. Olympic basketball player Harden watches during a training session ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the M.E.N Arena in Manchester

    When James Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets Saturday night, just like you NBA players had their reactions. Just like you they took to twitter. Here are some of their reactions, starting with Kevin Durant. Who is a company man and isn’t going to go and rip management, but didn’t really praise the move.…

  14. Thunder weaken title chances to save almighty dollar

    Oct 28, 2012, 1:45 AM EDT

    James Harden

    Mark Cuban once said that there are two kinds of NBA owners: Those that want to win and those that want to make money. We know where the Thunder owners fall. Oklahoma City traded their Sixth Man of the Year and best playmaker James Harden — the guy with the sweet beard who often had…

  15. Magic waive Quentin Richardson, eat his $5 million salary

    Oct 27, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Orlando Magic - Game Three

    There’s not a lot of drama in NBA training camps, who is toing to make the team because contracts are almost all guaranteed. The ones that are not are a couple guys at the very end of the bench, guys who could bounce down to the D-League for much of the season. Which is why…

  16. Four days left and Harden, Thunder still talking extension

    Oct 27, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    James Harden

    Halloween is the deadline for rookies from the draft class of 2009 to sign extensions. And there are some real questions out there. Would you offer an extension to Stephen Curry? What about Jrue Holiday? Or Ty Lawson? The Bulls are expected to reach a deal with Taj Gibson but it hasn’t happened yet. Tyreke…

  17. Pacers’ Gerald Green can get entire head above rim. Wow.

    Oct 27, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT

    gerald-green-head-over-rim

    Gerald Green has mad hops. Don’t believe me, check out that photo. That has always been the case — coming out of high school and into the NBA his ability to get up has never been questioned. His all-around game, yes. But not his hops. It was that athleticism that got him taken in the…

  18. Lamar Odom says he doesn’t think he’ll be ready for opener

    Oct 27, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Lamar Odom

    Lamar Odom was expected to be a steal for the Clippers — they needed frontcourt depth behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan and if the former Sixth Man of the Year could return to form them could provide that and more. Well, he can when he’s on the court. Which may well not be season…

  19. Video: Friday night’s best dunks courtesy LeBron, Green

    Oct 27, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's LeBron James dunks against New Orleans Hornets' Greivis Vasquez and Ryan Anderson during their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    Friday night was the last night of preseason basketball. And we say goodbye without much sadness because it means no more games with key players sitting out for “general soreness” or coaches experimenting with lineups or guys destined for the D-League racking up 30 minutes a game. We’re ready for games that matter. But we…

  20. LeBron: “I want to be the best of all-time. It’s that simple.”

    Oct 27, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    He has said this before. Seemingly every year. When he said it as he entered the NBA and in first few years in the league it came off as the hubris of an immature player and person. Because it was. LeBron James is not an immature player anymore. The shiny championship ring he picks up…

  21. Cuban says no final decision, Delonte West could return to Mavs

    Oct 27, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Mavericks owner Cuban waves to fans before the start of Mavericks versus 76ers NBA basketball game in Philadelphia

    When the Dallas Mavericks suspended Delonte West this week, it had a pretty permanent feeling. There’s the part where the Mavs said it was indefinite. Or the reports they were negotiating with his agent on a buyout. Or the part where they went out and got Eddy Curry and Chris Douglas-Roberts to potentially fill in…

  22. Doc Rivers talks more about Ray Allen. Lord make it stop.

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers

    It’s becoming a close contest, what do I want to hear least: Another Obama/Romney attack ad or more back and forth between Ray Allen and the Celtics. Ray has consistently said that basically he didn’t feel wanted by the Celtics — they had him coming off the bench (which is he doing in Miami anyway),…

  23. All your PBT NBA season previews in one convenient place

    Oct 26, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

    Miami Heat Victory Parade And Rally

    Finally, the NBA season is almost here. In just days there will be actual NBA games that matter (not just training camp and exhibition games). The crew here at PBT has put together our NBA season previews for all 30 teams, which we started in the Atlantic Division and moved west through the entire NBA.…

  24. Adam Morrison waived by Portland, now may wave goodbye

    Oct 26, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT

    Adam Morrison

    Adam Morrison made it to the last cut, but he was cut. Friday the Portland Trail Blazers waived Morrison (along with Coby Karl and F Justin Holiday), reports CSNNW.com. Of that group, Karl impressed the most and he could get some 10-day call-ups with the Blazers if he doesn’t get snapped up by another team.…

  25. Friday And-1 links: As season nears, a lot of players waived

    Oct 26, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

    NBA basketball spaulding

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. Right before the season starts is when a lot of players who were invited…

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