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  1. Battier: “We can’t afford to go through what the NFL is going through”

    Jul 7, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    There are a lot of differences between the NFL and NBA lockouts. A lot. Starting with the NFL is a money making league, the NBA has been losing money. That changes things. Another is that the NFL is better able to withstand the public relations hit of a lockout, something Shane Battier talked about when…

  2. When free agency happens, Nets to focus on Humphries

    Jul 7, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Kris Humphries

    Someday, eventually, we will talk basketball and free agency again instead of percentage of BRI. When that day comes, the Nets will need to secure a power forward (they traded Derrick Favors to get Deron Williams last season). They also need a three because Travis Outlaw is not the answer, no matter what his father…

  3. Not everybody wants to play in Europe: Meet Jonas Jerebko

    Jul 7, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

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    The move of NBA players to Europe may be picking up steam – Deron Williams to Turkey is now your headliner — but not everyone wants to go. Not even Europeans. Meet Jonas Jerebko. The Pistons Swedish forward is staying stateside, his agent told the Detroit Free Press. Doug Neustadt, who represents Jerebko, said this…

  4. Deron Williams will play in Turkey if lockout lingers

    Jul 7, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams (C) drib

    UPDATE 10:58 AM: Maybe we were wrong. Apparently Nets star Deron Williams does plan to play in Turkey if the lockout lingers, Marc Stein of ESPN tweeteed: Sources w/knowledge of Deron Williams’ plans confirm his intent to play for Besiktas in Turkey if lockout continues Multiple sources now confirm the story. The key part here is…

  5. Adam Morrison working out, looking to play in Europe

    Jul 7, 2011, 10:52 AM EDT

    amorrison

    When we last saw former Gonzaga star Adam Morrison, he was collecting an NBA Championship ring sitting on the bench of the Los Angeles Lakers. Something that was uncomfortable for him. He didn’t play anywhere last season. We didn’t know what was up with him until we saw this tweet from Chris Tomasson. After not…

  6. Lockout messing with Stephen Curry’s wedding plans

    Jul 7, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    The NBA lockout is messing with another wedding. Last time it was Chris Bosh, but the league gave approval for some Miami Heat coaches and officials to attend his wedding. Now Stephen Curry, who is getting married this month in Charlotte, is running into the same thing, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo. He’ll have…

  7. Report: Wolves may move Rambis to front office

    Jul 7, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    Kurt Rambis

    This whole situation is just pathetic. The Minnesota Timberwolves have yet to officially fire Kurt Rambis. Make no mistake, he’s done. He will not be coaching the Timberwolves next year. That much is clear. But Rambis continues to be hung out to dry by the wolves. Officially he is still the coach. Nobody has fired…

  8. Ray Allen calls lockout an “almost embarrassing”

    Jul 7, 2011, 8:12 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Three

    Note to Ray Allen, take the almost out of your quote and you are spot on. In the end, the lockout is embarrassing, which is almost what he told CSN New England. “I look at Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Dr. J, and . . . the money we make, not only us as players but…

  9. The Nets want more Travis Outlaw? Probably not.

    Jul 6, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets forward Outlaw celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Raptors during triple overtime in their NBA game in London

    As a dad, I totally get the wanting and expecting the best for your kids. I understand thinking they are the best ever. Mine (all under 8) will all grow up to be doctors or the lead actress in Broadway musicals. I have no doubt. That side of me can see where Travis Outlaw’s dad…

  10. Report: Lockout could cost ESPN, ABC, TNT $1.25 billion

    Jul 6, 2011, 9:29 PM EDT

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    The list of people with a lot to lose if the NBA lockout stretches out just keeps right on growing. Next up are the networks that David Stern calls NBA partners — ESPN and ABC, as well as TNT. They will be some angry partners if the numbers from AdWeek are correct (via CBS Eye…

  11. Length of CBA fight may be tied to television deals

    Jul 6, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT

    NBA Finals TV Team Basketball

    Somehow, you can always tie professional sports back into television money. That may include the NBA lockout. Right now, the players deal on the table calls for them to take slightly less in in overall revenue (from 57 percent of Basketball Related Income now to 54.3 percent next season) with a five or six year…

  12. NBA releases books showing $1.85 billion loss over six years

    Jul 6, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT

    NBA Commissioner Stern holds a news conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Miami

    The league office has been working hard in recent days to make its case that the NBA owners are losing money. Big money. They have now released some audited net income numbers — money left after all the costs are put out — to Forbes in an effort to make a more definitive case. The…

  13. ‘Melo has been doing photo shoots for Italian Vogue

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony Vogue

    How have you been spending your lockout summer? We’ve been spending our wishing we were writing out free agency rumors and trades right now, but instead we bring you what ‘Melo has been doing with his summer vacation? Carmelo Anthony has been spending part of his doing a photo shoot for the Italian edition of…

  14. Report: Timberwolves Beasley arrested for marijuana possession

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Oh, Michael Beasley, just when we think you are getting another chance and maybe getting things together. Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was arrested for marijuana possession and speeding in Minnesota last week, according to NBC 11 KARE in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Beasley was pulled over on June 26 for speeding around 3 a.m. on Interstate 394…

  15. Pritchard talks Paul Allen, choosing Oden over Durant

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

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    Kevin Pritchard was the hottest general manager in the league, the guy who changed the culture in Portland from the “Jail Blazers” to a young team on the rise. Then he got fired. Abruptly. Reportedly because owner Paul Allen and his tight circle didn’t like Prichard and the credit he was getting for turning around…

  16. It’s finally official, Frank Vogel is Pacers head coach

    Jul 6, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT

    Vogel

    Since the season ended — when Frank Vogel led the Indiana Pacers on a 20-18 turnaround that got them into the playoffs then put up a good fight against the Bulls — everyone expected Vogel to move from interim coach to full time head coach. The Pacers went through the motions of a coaching search,…

  17. Spurs’ Splitter gets insurance, will play for Brazil

    Jul 6, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Reggie Williams,  Al Thornton, Tiago Splitter

    Suddenly NBA players are like a lot of Americans — without health insurance. Which is a big problem for the international players who want to help their teams qualify for the 2012 London Olympics through a series of FIBA Tournaments around the globe. Insurance doesn’t just have to cover treatment and rehab of an injury,…

  18. Armen Gilliam, 13-year NBA veteran, UNLV star, dies

    Jul 6, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

    armen gilliam

    Armen Gilliam, one of the best players ever to come out of UNLV who went on to spend 13 years as an underappreciated player in the NBA, has passed away at the age of 47. “The Hammer” (as he was nicknamed) died from a heart attack suffered while playing pickup basketball not far from his…

  19. Dirk Nowitzki not comfortable in worldwide spotlight

    Jul 6, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki Wurzburg Germany

    This is Dirk Nowtizki’s moment in the sun. He had none other than the living legend that is Muhammed Ali send him signed boxing gloves that say, “you are the greatest.” He has had parades where he was the star in Dallas and his hometown of Wurzburg, Germany. After years of being overlooked as one…

  20. Gallinari leads today’s “who might play in Europe” post

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    With the NBA locked out the siren call of playing in Europe is getting a lot of attention. Each day we will bring you updates on who is going, thinking about going, and who is staying. • Danilo Gallinari of Denver — the Italian forward who was traded from the Knicks to the Nuggets as…

  21. Winderman: How July 8, 2010, helped lead us to lockout

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    We’re sure this is not the final time we’ll be going through this exercise in coming weeks, or even (hopefully not) coming months, the a-year-ago game. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the much-hyped 2010 NBA free-agency signing period. July 8, 2010 was, without question, a seismic moment. Amare Stoudemire signed with…

  22. Dallas’ Mahinmi says Kobe is NBA’s most arrogant player

    Jul 6, 2011, 10:37 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets - Game Three

    The Lakers are down are down, and people are lining up to kick them. After three straight trips to the finals and two titles, the Los Angeles was unceremoniously swept out of the playoffs in the second round by Dallas. Then the Lakers lost their coach, who was a bigger star than most of the…

  23. League says it lost money every year of this CBA

    Jul 6, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    We’ve been bringing you reports questioning how much money the NBA owners are really losing. Frankly, we have doubts about the owners’ veracity on the numbers — they are losing some money but how m. It’s hard to believe the owners when they say the league has lost money in each of the last 11…

  24. Who are the most underpaid players in the NBA?

    Jul 6, 2011, 8:12 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Last night we brought you the most overpaid players in the NBA, at least according to the Wages of Wins blog. But who are the best values? Who are the most underpaid according to the Wages of Wins blog? Not necessarily who you think. Often it can be good player still on a rookie deal.…

  25. Who are the most overpaid players in the NBA?

    Jul 5, 2011, 11:46 PM EDT

    MRedd

    With the NBA locked out because the owners aren’t making any (or enough) money? Who are the worst contracts in the NBA? Who are the guys we can blame for this mess? Well, we should blame the general managers and owners who gave out these contracts. But who have the worst contracts in the NBA?…

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