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Kurt Helin

  1. Lakers still aren’t going to trade Bynum and Gasol for Howard

    Dec 26, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT

    Mike Brown, Pau Gasol

    There’s a feeling out there that the Lakers are going to cave — that they are eventually going to agree to trade both Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol to get Dwight Howard. That’s the feeling in Orlando, where they sit on Howard waiting for the deals to improve. (Or him to change his mind, but…

  2. Garnett could face fine, suspension for end of game scuffle

    Dec 26, 2011, 8:34 AM EDT

    Kevin Garnett

    Well, that didn’t take long. Kevin Garnett could be in trouble with the league after one game. On the final play of the game the Knicks Bill Walker was trying to contest Garnett’s shot (only because Walker picked his teammate Tyson Chandler off Garnett, giving KG a very good look) and when it missed Walker…

  3. Video: Watch Derrick Rose drain the game winner in L.A.

    Dec 26, 2011, 8:07 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    These were the deciding plays in the Bulls win over the Lakers on Christmas Day. There is a smart trap play by the Bulls — they didn’t just foul right away, they went for the steal first — that leads to a poor pass from Kobe Bryant that gets picked off. Watch Derrick Rose come…

  4. Chris Paul is really good, which makes Clippers better than Warriors

    Dec 26, 2011, 6:44 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

    For three-plus quarters, the Clippers did not look like the Golden Child, the team anointed to take over Los Angles, lob city, Western Conference contenders. Their half court offensive execution was unimpressive and Chauncey Billups suddenly had the shot selection of a rookie. Then Chris Paul took over the game. In the final 6:07 of…

  5. Thunder crushes Magic, reminds you they are contenders

    Dec 26, 2011, 1:07 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Oklahoma City Thunder

    This game went pretty much like everyone expected. The Oklahoma City Thunder looked like the contenders with Kevin Durant playing like an MVP candidate, the team playing balanced on offense and showing real depth with their second unit. The Magic just looked confused. Dwight Howard looked off. In the end that led to a blowout.…

  6. Knicks rookie Shumpert sprains knee, out 2-4 weeks

    Dec 25, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v New Jersey Nets

    Spike Lee was clearly on his way to making Iman Shumpert his new favorite player. Spike was out of his seat plenty cheering on the athletic rookie out of Georgia Tech and you had a feeling Lee’s omnipresent Landry Fields jersey was in danger of being sidelined. But it is Shumpert that will be sidelined…

  7. Knick show better poise, execution in clutch to beat Celtics

    Dec 25, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    If we told you first thing this morning that the team that executed better at the end, that showed the more poise under pressure — and after the whistle — was going to win the season opener between the Knicks and Celtics, we all would have thought it would be the veteran combo from Boston.…

  8. Paul Pierce is in New York, will be game-time decision

    Dec 25, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    The Boston Celtics will tip off the NBA season with the New York Knicks at noon Chrstmas day, and they may also have the first major player to miss games due to injury for the season. Paul Pierce is in New York with the Celtics but whether he plays is a game-time decision due to…

  9. David West tells Ray Allen “you don’t know me.” But nicely.

    Dec 24, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    David West

    David West was almost a Celtic, and that would have been a good fit for Boston — a pick-and-pop big who can stretch the floor, a former All-Star who would have given the Celtics depth and another way to put points on the board. But instead he chose to sign with the Pacers. That set…

  10. Devin Ebanks, Josh McRoberts are your Lakers starters

    Dec 23, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

    Devin Ebanks Derek Fisher

    Well, this isn’t going to calm the frazzled nerves of Lakers nation. Second year player Devin Ebanks will get the start at the small forward over Metta World Peace and Matt Barnes when the Lakers open the season against the Chicago Bull Sunday, coach Mike Brown announced Friday. Josh McRoberts will start at the power…

  11. Doc Rivers doesn’t expect Paul Pierce to play on Christmas

    Dec 23, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce reacts to a call by the officials in Boston

    We’re a long way away from the Chicken Little “the sky is falling” predictions about the Celtics season coming true, but this isn’t a good start. Paul Pierce didn’t practice on Friday and Doc Rivers sounded less than optimistic he would be able to go in the Celtics season opener Sunday against the Knicks, reports…

  12. League reduces suspensions for Bynum, Villanueva by one game

    Dec 23, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks - Game Four

    The Lakers Andrew Bynum and the Pistons Charlie Villanueva will both be back on the court a little sooner thanks to the lockout. Both had their five-game suspensions to start the season reduced to four because of the schedule being cut back to 66 games due to the lockout. Bynum will make his debut now…

  13. ‘Melo says Knicks, himself committed to defense… stop laughing

    Dec 23, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks

    Carmelo Anthony understands it — the difference between the Bulls and Heat versus his Knicks is defense. Last season the Bulls and Heat were both top five in defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions), the Knicks were 23rd giving up seven more points per 100. That won’t get it done. And ‘Melo is committed…

  14. Nets Brook Lopez has surgery, expected back in 6-8 weeks

    Dec 23, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT

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    Brook Lopez had successful surgery Friday to fix the stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal (the long bone above the little toe) in his foot, the team announced. What really matters to them is they expect him back in six to eight weeks, in mid to late February. Which is before the March 15 trading…

  15. People still want to be like Mike, fighting over Air Jordans

    Dec 23, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

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    It’s got to be the shoes! The retro Air Jordan Concord 2011s dropped Friday and people have flat out lost it. Not you dear reader, but the unwashed masses of sneakerheads out there. In Seattle police had to use pepper spray and made an arrest in a crowd of more than 1,000 who showed up…

  16. Previewing NBA’s Christmas Day tip-off

    Dec 23, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose

    Time to unwrap the present of an NBA season — and just like the gifts under the tree there may be some assembly required. Condensed training camps and just two preseason games is going to mean some sloppy openers on Christmas day. But they are games, which are vastly superior to antitrust lawsuits. So let’s…

  17. Howard says relationship with Van Gundy “needs to grow”

    Dec 23, 2011, 11:58 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard Stan Van Gundy

    Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy sat down and talked for over an hour not long after training camps opened, and you can bet the topic was not the best way to brine a turkey before cooking it on Christmas. Their relationship is going to impact the Magic on the court and ultimately if Howard…

  18. Video: Derek Fisher, Matt Barnes on stage with 50 Cent

    Dec 23, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

    Derek Fisher

    50 Cent was on FOX’s X-Factor last night, which I am sure you watched live, but we bring you the highlights anyway. So many things to love about this video. Like who knew that Derek Fisher and 50 Cent were “good friends?” Is Fisher a closet gangsta? If so you would think the players would…

  19. Friday morning And-1 links (formerly one liners)

    Dec 23, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

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    New name, same drill. This is our morning 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). Snoop Dogg is no Pau Gasol fan. (Language NSFW or family Christmas gatherings. The spelling is bad, too.) A really fascinating…

  20. Rose, Durant go different path with contracts than LeBron

    Dec 23, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose attends news conference in Chicago

    When LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade came up for contract extensions, they all asked for three-year deals, or options that let them opt out of their deals after three years. The idea was simple — gain leverage over the team, pressure them to build a winner or they could lose their star. (We…

  21. Stephen Jackson has bone spurs in his back. That’s gonna hurt.

    Dec 23, 2011, 9:52 AM EDT

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    Stephen Jackson wants a contract extension — he wants two years tacked on to the two he’s got. Turns out that’s not why he went missing from Bucks training camp for a few days, however. What doctors found were bone spurs in his back and more, according to the Journal Times. Asked specifically about his…

  22. It’s official: Kings to sign Chuck Hayes. Again.

    Dec 23, 2011, 9:05 AM EDT

    Chuck Hayes

    UPDATE 9:05 am: It’s official, the Kings have reached terms with Chuck Hayes, who is back with the team. The important thing in all this is that Hayes is healthy, that whatever the issue was could be treated and dealt with. Now we can  get back to watching him ball and seeing how he pairs…

  23. Stephen Curry sounds optimistic about playing Christmas Day

    Dec 23, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    It wasn’t pretty when Stephen Curry sprained his ankle in a preseason game — the same one he had surgery on this summer. He was crawling around on the court on all fours then was carried by teammates back to the locker room. But the damage was not that bad, and it looks like he…

  24. Video: Local experts talking Knicks, Bulls previews

    Dec 23, 2011, 8:07 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game One

    There was some great NBA talk on NBC’s SportsTalk Thursday (and not just myself and Chris Sheridan making predictions), there were previews for the Bulls and Knicks from experts on the squads (and both friends of this humble blog, which is nice). First, for the Derrick Rose and the Bulls, it was Aggrey Sam of…

  25. Nets trade for Mehmet Okur to fill in for injured Lopez

    Dec 22, 2011, 8:59 PM EDT

    Mehmet Okur

    The Nets have landed a player Deron Williams is familiar with. New Jersey traded for Mehmet Okur, bringing in the Turkish big man to fill in for the injured Brook Lopez. The Jazz get a second round pick and a trade exception out of the deal — and they get $10.9 million off the books.…

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