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Kurt Helin

  1. Cuban talks argument with Odom, why team let him leave

    Apr 10, 2012, 11:31 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban reacts during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Dallas

    A lot of Mavericks fans were in the place Mark Cuban was a long time ago — they were done with Lamar Odom and wanted to get in his face long ago. But one of the reasons that players consider Dallas a destination now is Cuban’s player-friendly ways. Odom had gone through a lot before…

  2. Aldridge has specialist look at hip, may be out Wednesday (or longer)

    Apr 10, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge

    LaMarcus Aldridge has had a little hip problem that he has played through the past couple weeks… and that may not be that little. He has flown to Vail, Colorado, to have a specialist look at it, reports Joe Freeman, who covers the team for the Oregonian. Aldridge went with team trainer Jay Jensen. Aldridge…

  3. Luol Deng to lead trio of NBA players on British Olympic team

    Apr 10, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics

    Great Britain is not a basketball powerhouse. But as the Olympic games are in London this year their usually forgotten national basketball team — overshadowed by the likes of Spain, France and Greece — gets a spot in the big dance. British hoopsters are Olympics bound. And they will have three NBA players on the…

  4. Stephon Marbury to get statue in China because 1 million fans want it

    Apr 10, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

    Former NBA superstar Stephon Marbury (C)

    Stephon Marbury has taken the improbable journey from New York Knicks distraction and cast off to hero of Beijing basketball. When he went to China it was with plenty of us snickering , but the guy has jumped into the Chinese team and culture with both feet, launched his own line of shoes, helped grow…

  5. Video: Jazz set “world record” with huge silly string fight

    Apr 10, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT

    Spurs Jazz Basketball

    Really, I’m just glad I’m not the guy who has to clean off the Jazz mascot’s uniform. In an effort to distact fans from the fact the Jazz are about to miss the playoffs create a world record for the world’s largest silly string fight, the team passed out 300 cans of the stuff right…

  6. Nets owner Prokhorov said he spoke with Deron Williams, jokes about Cuban

    Apr 10, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Mikhail Prokhorov

    The Nets did not get Dwight Howard to pair with Deron Williams as the team heads to Brooklyn. (Although, if the Magic knew then what they know now, don’t you think they pull the trigger on that deal?) The Nets are not good. They likely will not be good when they move into the Barclay’s…

  7. Fate of Kings in Sacramento to be decided in New York hotel

    Apr 10, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    maloofs-kings

    The NBA owners are getting together in a mid-town Manhattan hotel this week, and not just to give us all lockout flashbacks. (Quick, get Larry Coon to order some pizza!). It’s time for the Board of Governor’s meeting (which is a fancy way of saying all the owners get together and vote on stuff). It…

  8. Millsap calls Spurs resting big three “slap in the face”

    Apr 10, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Clippers

    Note to Paul Millsap: It was nothing personal. He would do this against anyone. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rested his big three — Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili — on Monday night when the Spurs took on the Jazz. Popovich didn’t care about the Spurs 11-game winning streak or the paying fans in…

  9. Phil Jackson says we all need to be more Zen about Bynum

    Apr 10, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    Shouldn’t we have known that if you asked Phil Jackson about what is going on with Andrew Bynum his reaction would have been to relax, let things play out, it will all work out like it is supposed to? Jackson took time from playing with his Zen sand garden writing his newest book to speak…

  10. Tuesday And-1 links: Boston about to run through the gauntlet

    Apr 10, 2012, 11:08 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics' Pierce and Garnett react when the team was called for a technical foul against the Chicago Bulls during NBA basketball game in Chicago

    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) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Boston may look like they have a firm grip on the top spot…

  11. Indiana’s Cody Zeller says he is returning to college

    Apr 10, 2012, 10:42 AM EDT

    Indiana University forward Zeller works for a shot against New Mexico State University forward Watson during their NCAA game in Portland

    Indiana’s center Cody Zeller is considered a lock lottery pick — DraftExpress has him there — but he released a statement through the university Tuesday that he is staying for his sophomore year in college. So, as of April 10 he is staying. However, he has until April 29 to change his mind and put…

  12. LaMarcus Aldridge good with being at heart of rebuild

    Apr 10, 2012, 9:48 AM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge, Marcus  Camby

    A lot of teams don’t like to use the “R” word — rebuild — because they fear it will scare off ticket buyers. Which strikes me as thinking your fans are shallow or stupid — fans of a team want hope, and they will come pay to see and cheer on young players so long…

  13. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Fear Memphis, for they are a force

    Apr 10, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

    Caron Butler, Marc Gasol

    What you missed while marveling at Japanese beer technology. Grizzlies 94, Clippers 85: Why does everyone fear the Grizzlies right now? Because they have a huge front line with skill. Because they have very good wing players. Because they have depth. Because they have won 8 of 10 and that includes victories over the Lakers,…

  14. Denver’s Harrington tears meniscus in knee, season threatened

    Apr 10, 2012, 8:27 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Chicago Bulls

    Denver really doesn’t need this in the middle of their fight for a playoff spot. During the Nuggets easy win Monday night Al Harrington tore the meniscus in his knee, reports the Denver Post. This happened during the third quarter, Harrington left the game and did not return. Usually we’d say this is the end…

  15. Derrick Rose injures ankle, game time decision vs. Knicks

    Apr 10, 2012, 3:34 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Chicago Bulls

    Derrick Rose was back for one game Sunday following his groin injury, and there he was in a walking boot on Monday. Because of an injured ankle he is a game-time decision for the Bulls in Tuesday rematch with the Knicks, reports the Chicago Tribune. Rose, for starters, tweaked an ankle at some point in…

  16. Video: SI’s Chris Mannix talks Knicks, Lakers, Magic, more

    Apr 9, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

    New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony comes down after stuffing ball against Toronto Raptors in NBA game in New York

    Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated swung by the NBC SportsTalk studios to talk about the big stories in the NBA — like how far Carmelo Anthony can take the Knicks (first round of the playoffs), Lakers, and the mess that is the Orlando Magic. It’s “5 Things You Need to Know About the NBA.” Which…

  17. Popovoch decides to sit Duncan, Parker, Ginobili Monday vs. Jazz

    Apr 9, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    Not one. Not two. But three. In a very Gregg Popovich move, the Spurs coach will set all of his big three — Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili — Monday night when San Antonio takes on Utah in the second game of a home-and-home and back-to-back, according to a tweet from Mike Monroe…

  18. Orlando soap opera continues: Magic suspends Duhon for game

    Apr 9, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

    Tayshaun Prince, Chris Duhon

    Because Orlando needs more drama right now… Chris Duhon has been suspended by the Magic for Monday night’s game for a reason usually reserved for college players — conduct unbecoming to the team. That is the report from the Orlando Sentinel. “Chris had some personal issues that came up and he had to take care…

  19. Mavericks sound like team ready to move on from Odom

    Apr 9, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Lamar Odom

    Just like after the Mavericks last game, coach Rick Carlisle was not going to talk about Lamar Odom on Monday. All he said is they wouldn’t have trouble filling his playing time, which was all of 4 minutes last game and 34 over the last four. So reporters turned to ask veteran Jason Terry if…

  20. Zach Randolph in minor car accident, calls back “sore”

    Apr 9, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

    Zach Randolph, Brandon Wright, Vince Carter

    It’s just that kind of year for Zach Radolph. After missing much of the season with a knee injury, Randolph was in a minor car accident when he was rear-ended on the way to Monday shootaround, according to the Commercial Appeal. He skipped the team’s morning shootaround before taking on the Los Angeles Clippers in…

  21. Report: Baylor’s Perry Jones III to declare for NBA draft

    Apr 9, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT

    Baylor Bears' Jones drives into Kentucky Wildcats' Miller during the second half of their men's NCAA South Regional basketball game in Atlanta

    This was another expected announcement — Baylor’s Perry Jones III is headed to the NBA, according to CollegeBasketballTalk (via CBSSport.com’s Jeff Goodman). But this is the kind of player that scares NBA general managers because he feels boom or bust. ESPN’s Chad Ford put it well once: “A” game and a “C” motor. That said…

  22. Kobe Bryant out Monday against Hornets due to shin

    Apr 9, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    For the second game in a row, Kobe Bryant will be sit out for the Lakers due to a shin injury, this time Monday night against the Hornets, reports Mike Trudell of Lakers.com. Kobe sat out Saturday night, when the Lakers got throttled by the Phoenix Suns in their worst loss of the year. However,…

  23. NBA Power Rankings: Who forgot to tell Spurs they are old?

    Apr 9, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Stephen Jackson, Gary Neal

    Can you picture a San Antonio vs. Miami finals? It’s not that hard, if you try. 1. Spurs (40-14, last week ranked number 2). Eleven wins in a row and they are percentage points ahead of the Thunder (and one ahead of them in the loss column). Are they title contenders? They have four rings…

  24. Dwight Howard out for Magic Monday, maybe Tuesday

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    This has nothing to do with his ongoing issues with coach Stan Van Gundy and everything to do with his ongoing problem with back spasms. Dwight Howard will not play for the Magic Monday night when they take on the Pistons (and a quality young center in Greg Monroe), the team announced. Howard is questionable…

  25. Monday And-1 links: Lowry returns, Pietrus getting closer

    Apr 9, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT

    Kevin McHale, Kyle Lowry

    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) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • After missing 15 games with a bacterial infection, Kyle Lowry was back in…

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