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  1. John Wall’s growth stunted by lack of veterans around him

    Jan 2, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v Atlanta Hawks

    John Wall was everybody’s pick to have a breakout season, so much so that during preseason prediction season it felt like you had to choose someone else and not take the obvious route. So far the Wizards are 0-4 and Wall has been pedestrian. He’s only shooting 32 percent on the year — not only…

  2. Report: DeMarcus Cousins to rejoin Kings for road trip

    Jan 2, 2012, 6:11 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Sacramento Kings

    Like sands through the hourglass, so go the Sacramento Kings…. The soap opera that has become the Sacramento Kings will go on the road, tweets Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated. Source says DeMarcus Cousins will be joining the Kings on their road trip to Memphis and Denver. It means that some kind of truce has…

  3. Josh Howard fined $25,000 for flagrant foul against Spurs

    Jan 2, 2012, 5:27 PM EST

    Josh Howard Jazz

    Late in the third quarter Saturday night Jazz forward Josh Howard put the hard foul on James Anderson of the Spurs. That got him a flagrant foul at the time. Stu Jackson at the league office looked more closely at it and decided Howard deserved a flagrant two and a $25,000 fine on top of…

  4. Kobe shooting woes sign of changes coming to Lakers

    Jan 2, 2012, 5:06 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant looks on against the New York Knicks during second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    Kobe Bryant was ice cold last night, shooting 6-of-28. That of course has led to the standard black or white Kobe discussion on the internet — his defenders act as if he can do no wrong, his detractors think he shoots for his ego not because he’s one of the game’s great all time shooters.…

  5. Dwyane Wade says 2012 will be his last Olympics

    Jan 2, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade Team USA Olympics

    Dwyane Wade is considered one of the locks for the 2012 USA Basketball roster for the London Olympics. He has Olympic experience helping the USA get the gold medal in Beijing, he is probably the best two guard in the game today and in what should be an up-tempo affair he is one of the…

  6. Video: Rubio gets the assist through Nowitzki’s legs

    Jan 2, 2012, 2:28 PM EST

    Spanish basketball player Ricky Rubio wa

    Ricky Rubio does flashy things on the court, but not for the sake of being flashy (like White Chocolate back in the day). It’s because it’s the efficent way to make the play. If you need to get the ball to the Anthony Tolliver for the corner three but Dirk Nowtizki is in your way,…

  7. Amar’e Stoudemire out Monday… enjoy the ‘Melo show

    Jan 2, 2012, 2:12 PM EST

    Amare Stoudemire

    Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni has said Amare Stoudemire is doubtful for the team’s Monday against Toronto. Fantasy owners of Carmelo Anthony rejoice. Stoudemire rolled his ankle against the Warriors last week. New York was without him against the Kings Saturday and got the win, but that was the Kings. They have issues. Of course, the…

  8. NBA Power Rankings: Blazers climb, Heat on top of mountain

    Jan 2, 2012, 1:35 PM EST

    Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, LeBron James

    Lots of big moves up and down as the rankings start to shake themselves out a little. In college football they should hold off doing polls through those early weeks because said polls impact the postseason, but as the NBA has a playoff to determine who is best let’s dive in. 1. Heat (5-0, last…

  9. What lockout? Ratings, attendance up early for NBA

    Jan 2, 2012, 12:40 PM EST

    old_tv

    Apparently you do not hold a grudge. It’s early and the schedule was front loaded with some compelling matchups, but so far television ratings and attendance numbers are up around the NBA. Lockout? What lockout? The Los Angeles Times has the details. The five Christmas Day openers produced healthy ratings on TNT, ABC and ESPN,…

  10. Deron Williams “frustrated” with losing in New Jersey

    Jan 2, 2012, 12:28 PM EST

    Deron Williams, Dwight Howard

    Things are ugly in New Jersey — and they could get a lot worse. The Nets fell to 1-4 Sunday after getting handled by the Cavaliers on Sunday. They are not a good team. The only thing that would make it worse is if they lost Deron Williams to free agency this summer… so maybe…

  11. Monday And-1 links: More LeBron hairline jokes

    Jan 2, 2012, 11:14 AM EST

    LeBron James Hairline Getty

    Welcome to 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). Happy birthday LeBron, you’re bald. Michael Beasley’s finger injury Sunday seemed pretty bad — especially the part on television where you could see him say…

  12. Dwyane Wade compares Ricky Rubio to Steve Nash

    Jan 2, 2012, 10:40 AM EST

    Timberwolves Rubio Arrives Basketball

    There’s a long way to go in Ricky Rubio’s career — he’s just 21. We feel like we’ve been hearing about him forever because he burst on the scene at the highest level of Spanish basketball at age 16, but he is still very young. Even at 21 he has the court vision and sense…

  13. Kobe youngest player to 28,000 points, not catching Kareem

    Jan 2, 2012, 9:10 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    There’s irony that it came on one of the worst shooting nights of his career, but Kobe Bryant set a historic NBA scoring mark on Sunday night. With a fourth-quarter free throw Kobe became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 28,oo0 points. Kobe is 33 years, 131 days. Only five other players in…

  14. Wolves rookie Malcolm Lee out six weeks with knee surgery

    Jan 2, 2012, 8:44 AM EST

    Malcolm Lee

    Malcolm Lee was not the rookie Timberwolves guard getting all the notice, but he was a guy going to get a chance. He still is going to get a chance, but not for a couple months. He is out at least six weeks after knee surgery, reports the Star Tribune. Wolves rookie guard Malcolm Lee…

  15. Kings GM, owner say no plans to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Jan 2, 2012, 8:08 AM EST

    DeMarcus Cousins, Paul Westphal

    The Sacramento Kings are creating a textbook case of “how not to handle an unhappy player.” DeMarcus Cousins and coach Paul Westphal got into another in a long series of arguments after Saturday night’s Kings loss to the Knicks. Sunday, the coach released a statement saying Cousins had demanded a trade and was not going…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Denver makes lay-ups, beats L.A.

    Jan 2, 2012, 2:38 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    What you missed while breaking your New Year’s resolutions already… Nuggets 99, Lakers 90: Best game of the night and there was a little fire to this one — second nights of a home-and-home often carry over some tension. Denver jumped out early with Kobe Bryant shooting only 1-of-10 in the first half and the…

  17. Kings’ Cousins demands trade… or did he? Sacramento is a mess.

    Jan 1, 2012, 8:53 PM EST

    Demarcus Cousins

    UPDATE 8:53 pm: Here is coach Paul Westphal’s pregame quote to the media and comments about the Cousins situation, via NBA.com. “He can only have so many chances and something has to be done.  And it’s time something has to be done.”  Westphal is not sure if Cousins will travel with the team on their…

  18. Kings players on Paul Westphal’s offense: “What offense?”

    Jan 1, 2012, 11:43 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Sacramento Kings

    “What offense?” When the guy who is supposed to be the anchor in the middle for your franchise for the next decade says that about the team’s offensive system, you’ve got a serious issue. You’ve got a coach on the hot seat. You’ve got Sacramento. In the race to the bottom for the first coach…

  19. Andrei Kirilenko to play full season in Moscow, not NBA

    Dec 31, 2011, 4:56 PM EST

    Andrei Kirilenko (L) of Russia vies for

    Teams looking for a little boost along the front line will not be getting an AK47. Andrei Kirilenko came back to the USA as a free agent has decided to return to CSKA Moscow and play in NBA this season, TalkBasket.net confirmed. Kirilenko will join up with his CSKA Moscow teammates on January 3rd, after…

  20. Rip Hamilton feels like it’s sweet home Chicago

    Dec 31, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

    Richard Rip Hamilton

    Richard Hamilton is feeling comfortable with the Bulls. Not completely with his teammates yet, that’s a work in progress (albeit one that is making great strides). No, Hamilton is comfortable with the expectations in Chicago — title expectations. “I love it because this is what it’s supposed to be,” Hamilton said after he had 16…

  21. Clippers put on a show, Bulls play defense and get victory

    Dec 31, 2011, 2:17 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Rose tosses the ball in front of Los Angeles Clippers' Paul after the Bulls turned the ball over during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    The Clippers are pure Los Angeles now — entertainment with some basketball thrown in as a bonus. The Clippers are a show and Staples Center was filled and buzzing like a movie premiere — people want to see Chris Paul throwing lobs to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. They wanted and got Derrick Rose vs.…

  22. Video: LeBron to Wade game winning ally-oop for Heat

    Dec 30, 2011, 11:24 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

    Two games in a row it is Dwyane Wade with the game winner. This time he got a little help from the Timberwolves (who played a feisty game to stick with the Heat). It was 101-101 with six seconds left and the Heat ran Wade off a series of picks curling back into the lane.…

  23. Wizards get technical for playing ineligible player. Nice.

    Dec 30, 2011, 10:57 PM EST

    Flip Saunders

    They are still the Washington Wizards. Coach Flip Saunders sent Roger Mason with 3:27 left in the first quarter, according to CSNWashington.com. He promptly sank a nice little baseline jumper. The problem — Saunders hadn’t put Mason on the active roster. At the first timeout after the bucket the Wizards were assessed a technical. The…

  24. Report: Rose on verge of $250 million deal with Adidas

    Dec 30, 2011, 9:55 PM EST

    Derrick Rose Playing Fans at 'Run with D Rose'

    Derrick Rose said at the press conference for his recent contract extension that he really doesn’t know how much money he makes. Let me help you out a bit Derrick — you are about to make mountains of cash. Adidas is about to give Rose a lifetime contract worth about $250 million, according to ESPN.…

  25. Paul Pierce to play, start for Celtics

    Dec 30, 2011, 6:59 PM EST

    Boston Celtics Delonte West, Paul Pierce and Jeff Green walk off the court at the end of their overtime loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series in Boston

    UPDATE 6:59 pm: It’s official, Paul Pierce will not only play but start for the Celtics in their home opener against the Pistons, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. Don’t expect 35 minutes of run in his first game, he’ll get eased back in a bit. However, against a weaker team at home is…

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