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  1. Lakers sign Josh McRoberts to fill in for Lamar Odom

    Dec 13, 2011, 6:07 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh McRoberts has a lot of fans around the league because he is a hard-nosed, smart player — not flashy but he plays within himself and gets the job done. Which will make him an interesting fit on the Los Angeles Lakers. McRoberts signed for two years with the Lakers for the mini mid-level exception…

  2. Story of Rondo rage from the Boston Celtics locker room

    Dec 13, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo

    If you’ve wondered why there have been whispers of Rajon Rondo being on the trading block for about a year, we might have an example of why. (We’re not talking a Rondo for Chris Paul trade here, that is just smart basketball by the Celtics and Danny Ainge. The Celtics have listened to far more…

  3. Grizzlies Henry out for month with torn ankle ligaments

    Dec 13, 2011, 4:13 PM EST

    Henry_Xavier

    Xavier Henry, who played in only 38 games for the Memphis Grizzlies last year due to injury, was seen at Grizzlies training camp Tuesday in crutches. That’s not good. Here is the tweet from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Henry out up to a month with torn ligaments in rt ankle. Henry in walking boot We…

  4. Quote of the Day: KG thinks he’s the next Iron Chef

    Dec 13, 2011, 3:39 PM EST

    Kevin Garnett

    “Chemistry is something that you don’t just throw in a frying pan and mix it up with another something and throw something on top of that and then fry it up and put in a tortilla and put it in microwave, heat it up, give it to you and expect it to taste good. You…

  5. Report: Dwight Howard will only sign extension with four teams

    Dec 13, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    If this report is true (and we get the sense it’s pretty spot on) the Dwight Howard saga is only going to end in one of four places. Whenever it ends.   Here is the tweet from ESPN’s Chris Broussard:   There r only 4 teams Dwight Howard would sign longterm deal with – Orl,…

  6. O.J. Mayo trade to Pacers dead

    Dec 13, 2011, 1:56 PM EST

    O. J. Mayo

    It looked like a done deal, but the trade that would have sent O.J. Mayo to the Pacers and Josh McRoberts to the Grizzlies is dead, according to tweets from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. What’s more, Mayo was told he would not be traded anywhere. The fact that the Grizzlies Xavier Henry is out for…

  7. George Karl says Ginobili, Ben Wallace are NBA’s Tebows

    Dec 13, 2011, 1:10 PM EST

    Manu Ginobili

    In Denver, it is all Tim Tebow all the time. The entire NBA seems that way lately (which is better than the all Brett Favre all the time era, I guess). So at media day we should have known that Denver coach George Karl would get a Tebow question — who is the Tim Tebow…

  8. We’re going to see less of Charles Barkley… he dropped 27 pounds

    Dec 13, 2011, 12:41 PM EST

    NBA All-Star Saturday Night Presented By State Farm

    Somehow you know Shaquille O’Neal is going to take credit for this when he sits down in the TNT studio on Christmas. Charles Barkley has dropped 27 pounds so far thanks to Weight Watchers, who now sponsors and promotes him. “Diet is not a man’s word because we don’t like to diet—we like to eat,”…

  9. Kwame Brown signs one-year deal with Golden State

    Dec 13, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

    Kwame Brown

    Kwame Brown is back on the West Coast, alert the cake makers in the Bay Area. Brown has inked a one-year deal worth $7 million to play for the Golden State Warriors, tweets Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated. The Warriors have been looking for a big man not named Andris Biedrins (who many expected they…

  10. Celtics’ Jeff Green doesn’t pass team physical

    Dec 13, 2011, 11:58 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

    UPDATE 11:58 am: Relax… it was just stress, according to Green. Gary Washburn of the Globe with the tweet: Jeff Green said docs were wary of stress test during physical. He attributes it to fatigue. Says he may practice today or tomorrow Okay then. We will not ask about why he was fatigued and just…

  11. Tuesday morning one liners (we’re talking haircuts)

    Dec 13, 2011, 10:25 AM EST

    vintage-basketball-photos-14

    Our morning look around the NBA with stories worth reading and notes that are not their own post here at PBT. The 50 worst haircuts in NBA history. Vladimir Radmanovic is way too low at No. 12. Despite the reports to the contrary, the Nets do not have a deadline to get Dwight Howard or…

  12. Report: Clippers walk away from Chris Paul talks. Again.

    Dec 13, 2011, 9:50 AM EST

    Chris Paul, Quincy Pondexter

    “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of Chris Paul’s career with the Hornets….” The Chris Paul soap opera continues. The Clippers have basically moved on from the Paul talks again, according to David Aldridge at NBA.com (and Adrian Wojnaarowski at Yahoo). This is the same thing that happened on Monday — the…

  13. Kobe’s Christmas game shoe is…. um…. colorful

    Dec 13, 2011, 8:36 AM EST

    kobe-vii-christmas

    You are really going to get to test the color on that new 60-inch plasma screen you are getting for Christmas. What you see to the right (and larger below) are the Christmas version of Kobe Zoom VII from our friends at Nike (via The Basketball Jones). Kobe will be wearing these on opening day/Christmas…

  14. Clippers match Warriors offer for DeAndre Jordan

    Dec 13, 2011, 8:04 AM EST

    DeAndre Jordan, Corey Maggette

    The Clippers are still looking at major shakeups to their lineup — trying to bring in Chauncey Billups, which could add Eric Bledsoe to a deal to acquire Chris Paul out of New Orleans — but they also want to keep their young front line together. The Clippers matched Golden State’s offer for DeAndre Jordan…

  15. Delonte West inks deal to become Dallas Maverick

    Dec 13, 2011, 2:05 AM EST

    Delonte West

    Delonte West took some odd jobs this summer for a paycheck. Now he’s back to getting a nice one with… The Dallas Mavericks, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today. The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers were the two teams considered to be chasing West, but Dallas slid in and nabbed him for a…

  16. Marc Gasol reaches deal to stay with Memphis Grizzlies

    Dec 12, 2011, 11:45 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v San Antionio Spurs - Game Five

    Marc Gasol broke the news of his own signing Tuesday on twitter. I’m proud to say that we have reached a tentative agreement with my team @memgrizz , can’t wait to get on the court with all my teammates! Okay, he didn’t really break the news. We told you a days ago that the Grizzlies…

  17. Here we go again… Clipper, Hornets re-open Paul trade talks

    Dec 12, 2011, 9:33 PM EST

    The Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    Chris Paul trades are like Freddy Krueger. They. Will. Not. Die. Ever. The Los Angeles Clippers and Hornets have re-opened talks on a Chris Paul trade, reports ESPN (and confirmed by other sources). Really, after killing this deal the league needed to re-engage the Clippers because the rest of the league was done dealing with…

  18. Clippers claim Chauncey Billups off waivers

    Dec 12, 2011, 7:03 PM EST

    billups-knicks

    Well, so much for the whole Chris Paul thing. The Clippers put in the high bid among multiple teams to claim Chauncey Billups off waivers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Now the real question — will Billups retire or will he play for the Clippers? Billups has threatened retirement if he didn’t get sent to…

  19. Kupchak says Lakers are “pursuing big deals right now”

    Dec 12, 2011, 5:40 PM EST

    Mitch Kupchak

    Mitch Kupchak is not a self promoter, not a guy who likes to see his name in the papers, not a guy who boasts (except about North Carolina hoops now and again). If he says something, he means it. Just like Jerry West, who he learned under (although West was more talkative than Kupchak). So…

  20. Plenty of teams want in the Chauncey Billups sweepstakes

    Dec 12, 2011, 4:50 PM EST

    Knicks Celtics Basketball

    All the cool kids want Chauncey Billups on their team. Dwight Howard — who has already complained the Magic don’t listen to his player advice — wants him, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN. One of “changes” Dwight Howard wants is signing of Chauncey. If DH12 stays, sources say he’ll urge Billups to spurn Heat and…

  21. Carmelo Anthony injures knee, listed as day-to-day

    Dec 12, 2011, 3:53 PM EST

    Tommy Hilfiger Womens - Backstage - Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    It sounds a lot worse than it apparently is. Carmelo Anthony hyperextended his right knee when he stepped on the foot of rookie Iman Shumpert, according to tweets from Frank Isola of the New York Daily News and Marc Berman of the New York Post. The Knicks say he is day-to-day, which doesn’t sound too…

  22. Baron Davis out with back injury, Cavs consider amnesty

    Dec 12, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Cleveland Cavaliers

    It’s easy to shrug off Baron Davis being injured at the start of camp since he’s not known for showing up to camp in the best shape. But this time it appears to be more serious, after missing the first three days of Cavaliers training camp Davis has left the team to get a second…

  23. Chris Paul to Clippers deal dies, league’s demands too steep

    Dec 12, 2011, 2:37 PM EST

    chris-paul-looks-confused

    Chris Paul is not going to Los Angeles. Not to the Lakers because David Stern killed the deal and now not to the Clippers because he and the league drove the asking price too high, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo and multiple other reports. And now you have to wonder: Next time a league…

  24. Dwight Howard waffles, says might stay in Orlando if “things change”

    Dec 12, 2011, 2:28 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    Dwight Howard can waffle positions like a presidential candidate. Although I think he was just trying to play nice on Magic media day and didn’t realize what he was about to step in. At Orlando media day Howard was talking to the media and of course was asked about leaving the city and his trade…

  25. Knicks really want Jamal Crawford. Don’t bet on it happening.

    Dec 12, 2011, 1:27 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    The New York Knicks are working hard to get Jamal Crawford. Andy Miller, Crawford’s agent, is working really hard to get Crawford back to the Knicks. But unless he’s willing to take a big paycut, it’s not going to happen. The Knicks have already offered Crawford their mini mid-level of $2.5 million according to the…

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