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  1. Rasheed Wallace to the Lakers? That would be interesting.

    Feb 1, 2012, 10:46 AM EST

    rasheed_wallace

    Fun little note from Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports. If the Lakers don’t sign Kenyon Martin, they could have interest in adding Rasheed Wallace, who contacted the team several weeks ago, a league source said. Wallace retired after the 2009-10 season, but has told friends he’s interested in returning to the NBA. We told you…

  2. Lakers, Clippers, Heat among teams in Kenyon Martin chase

    Feb 1, 2012, 10:08 AM EST

    Kenyon Martin

    In a few weeks, the Chinese Basketball Association season will come to an end and a few quality free agents — Kenyon Martin, Wilson Chandler and J.R. Smith — will alter the balance of power in the NBA. Martin (who left his team and is stateside but cannot sign until the season ends over there)…

  3. Bynum suggests Lakers need wins or trades may follow

    Feb 1, 2012, 9:36 AM EST

    Andrew Bynum, Byron Mullens

    The next couple weeks are going to tell us a lot about the Lakers — they are 2-7 on the road and are now heading out for two weeks away from Staples Center so the Grammys can take over the building. Talking about the road trip after the Lakers throttling of the Bobcats Tuesday night,…

  4. Magic GM: Dwight Howard’s trade list remains unchanged

    Feb 1, 2012, 9:07 AM EST

    Dwight Howard

    There are no Chicago Bulls on the list. No Los Angeles Clippers, no Boston Celtics or Golden State Warriors. While other teams keep trying to fill the Dwight Howard trade rumor void, Howard’s original list has not changed, Orlando GM Otis Smith told the Sun Sentinel. Magic General Manager Otis Smith told the Orlando Sentinel…

  5. Baseline to Baseline recaps: ‘Melo is back, Knicks cruise

    Feb 1, 2012, 8:37 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony, Tayshaun Prince, Jason Maxiel

    What you missed while getting arrested for attacking people and police with a toy light saber… Knicks 113, Pistons 86: Carmelo Anthony returned, he had 25 efficient points while playing his best game in weeks, and the Knicks cruise to an easy win. Coincidence? Well, kind of. This win was really about the Knicks defense…

  6. Pacers George Hill out indefinitely with chip fracture in ankle

    Feb 1, 2012, 12:58 AM EST

    George Hill, Darren Collison

    Pacers backup shooting guard George Hill will not travel with the team for an upcoming road trip and is out indefinitely with a chip fracture in his left ankle, the team announced after Tuesday’s game. The injury occurred in the third quarter against the Nets, when Hill went up for a jumper and Nets center…

  7. Deron Williams says he is keeping all his options open

    Jan 31, 2012, 10:00 PM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    We are a long ways away from Deron Williams having to make his decision about next season. He could opt out of the last year of his deal and become a free agent then leave for Dallas or other destinations. He could become a free agent then re-sign with New Jersey (likely because Dwight Howard…

  8. Kings deny GM Geoff Petrie’s job in danger. Of course.

    Jan 31, 2012, 7:59 PM EST

    George Maloof, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof

    This is the cycle of things. First comes the report yesterday that the Kings — or at least part of the Kings management — has started to look at potential replacements for general manager Geoff Petrie. Now, comes the routine denial. From co-owner Joe Maloof via the Sacramento Bee. “No, this is not true,” Maloof…

  9. LeBron says chemistry at ‘all-time high’ with Wade

    Jan 31, 2012, 5:10 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat

    Last season, building chemistry was the underlying theme of the Heat’s season. There was very little between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade during that 9-8 start — the two stars took turns watching each other, not playing off of each other. That started to change as the season wore on and into the playoffs and…

  10. Phil Jackson’s new book out next year, called “Eleven Rings”

    Jan 31, 2012, 3:17 PM EST

    Phil Jackson

    The subtitle is not “suck on that, Red Auerbach.” Probably. Phil Jackson said when he retired (and several times since) that he planned on writing the next part of his memoir. Apparently that is moving along. It will be released at some time next year through Penguin Press and will be titled “Eleven Rings” the…

  11. Rondo out for Celtics Tuesday, likely return Friday

    Jan 31, 2012, 2:10 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    Boston seems to be hitting it’s stride the last few games, with a rejuvenated Paul Pierce creating plays and Kevin Garnett playing like he’s in a bar fight. Add Rajon Rondo to the mix and they should be even better. That is not happening Tuesday against Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers but should happen by…

  12. ‘Melo, Knicks players have Mike D’Antoni’s back. Verbally.

    Jan 31, 2012, 1:42 PM EST

    New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks

    If Carmelo Anthony really wanted to help Mike D’Antoni out, he would get back on the court and when he does try moving the ball quickly not stopping and going into isolation so often. But that’s not happening — Anthony is not expected to play Tuesday night (he did not take part in shootaround that…

  13. Ginobili cleared to start workouts, back in a couple weeks

    Jan 31, 2012, 12:56 PM EST

    Manu Ginobili

    San Antonio has held its own just fine without Manu Ginobili — they have gone 10-7 without him and held on as the sixth seed in a packed West — but they are nearing the end of that trial. So reports the Express-News. Though still a few weeks away from returning to the court, Ginobili…

  14. Video: Which was better, Griffin’s Mozgov or Perkins dunk?

    Jan 31, 2012, 11:53 AM EST

    griffin_dunk

    They have similarities. Both came off a wing pick-and-roll where the defense went with the point guard. Both were over a tall man wearing blue. But which was better, Blake Griffin‘s dunk over Timofey Mozgov last year or his throwdown over Kendrick Perkins Monday night? I vote Perkins, because he tried to defend it. But…

  15. Tuesday And-1 links: Clipper Darrell love abounds

    Jan 31, 2012, 11:26 AM EST

    clipper darrell

    Here is our daily 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). The world is starting to realize what we at PBT have known for a while — Clipper Darrell rocks! Fantastic story about Greg Stiemsma battling…

  16. Magic GM Smith says no trades coming anytime soon

    Jan 31, 2012, 11:09 AM EST

    Dwight Howard, Glen Davis

    Orlando has been a mess for the past couple weeks. Their offense has come apart at the seams — they scored 56 against Boston last week, just 69 against Philadelphia Monday, blew a 27 point lead in another Boston game and got blown out by the Hornets last week. They are struggling. Mightily. This is…

  17. Nets rookie MarShon Books out with broken little toe

    Jan 31, 2012, 10:32 AM EST

    MarShon Brooks, Shannon Brown

    MarShon Brooks turned some heads during the NBA draft combine with his athleticism and smooth game, and the Providence guard has been able to translate to the NBA. He’s getting a lot of run on a struggling Nets team, scoring 14.8 points per game and he’s making the most of his chance. Or was. He…

  18. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Orlando with another bad outing

    Jan 31, 2012, 9:29 AM EST

    Dwight Howard, J.J. Redick

    What you missed while realizing that Homeland Security is monitoring your tweets…. Clippers 112, Thunder 100: There was a lot more to this than just Blake Griffin dunking on Kendrick Perkins, which is why it was our game of the night. Sixers 74, Magic 69: The Magic were just terrible shooting the ball in this…

  19. Stephen Curry admits his ankle is troublesome after games

    Jan 31, 2012, 8:20 AM EST

    nba-lockout-curry

    Stephen Curry’s ankle was a lingering problem last season, so in the summer he had surgery to tighten the ligaments. But already he has missed eight games this season dealing with the same ankle. He’s been back he last four games now, so how’s it doing? Not as well as one could hope. He’s able…

  20. Kendrick Perkins on Blake Griffin dunk: “It happens.”

    Jan 31, 2012, 3:20 AM EST

    Blake Griffin

    For a guy who was all over YouTube and twitter as the latest victim of a monster Blake Griffin dunk, Kendrick Perkins was philosophical after the game. “It happens,” Perkins said in the corner of the Thunder locker room. “A the end of the day if you’re a shot blocker, you’re going to get dunked…

  21. When you mention contenders, consider the Clippers

    Jan 31, 2012, 2:45 AM EST

    Blake Griffin Clippers Thunder

    Sunday night, the Clippers went into the thin air of Denver and knocked off the Nuggets, the deepest and most steady team in the West (with the second best record in the conference). Monday night they faced a rested Oklahoma City Thunder team and ran the team to best in the West out of the…

  22. Video: Dunk of the year, Blake Griffin destroys Perkins

    Jan 31, 2012, 12:20 AM EST

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    In a season plus of insane Blake Griffin highlights, what he did to Kendrick Perkins of the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night may be the baddest a– of them all. This was better than the dunk over Timofey Mozgov. First, because Perkins went up and tried to contest it. Second, because it is Kendrick Perkins,…

  23. Blazers’ Nicolas Batum injures knee in final minute of loss

    Jan 31, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    We don’t know the severity of this yet, but if you watch the video it doesn’t look good. Down two with 30 seconds left against the Utah Jazz, Portland’s Nicolas Batum drives across the lane and tries to turn the corner on C.J. Miles and as he does his knee buckles. There was no contact…

  24. Rose on Howard: “Who wouldn’t want to play with him?”

    Jan 30, 2012, 9:54 PM EST

    Derrick Rose

    It’s official, we have a mutual admiration society. From the “what else was he going to say?” file, we have Derrick Rose returning the favor of Howard’s kind words and singing the praises of  Dwight Howard. And he got in a shoe plug, so well done. Here’s the quote via CSNChicago.com: “Me and Dwight definitely…

  25. Report: Kings have considered replacing GM Geoff Petrie

    Jan 30, 2012, 5:11 PM EST

    Geoff Petrie

    Geoff Petrie has been the GM of the Sacramento Kings since 1994, one of the longest tenures in the league. There have been good times (the Chris Webber era contenders) but he also built the current mismatched roster that has struggled for several seasons. A lot of where the Kings are right now falls on…

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