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  1. Report: Bobcats actively shopping Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson

    Feb 21, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Charlotte Bobcats

    Well, someone is going to get traded besides Carmelo Anthony. We swear. If the Bobcats have their way one of their two best players — Stephen Jackson or Gerald Wallace — will be one of the people getting moved, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Charlotte’s active in talks to move Gerald…

  2. Report: Nets ending pursuit of Carmelo Anthony. Or Not.

    Feb 21, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

    NBA All Star Game Basketball

    It still appears likely the Knicks will get the big prize. But whether or not the Nets are still fighting for Anthony is up for debate. Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix sent out this tweet Monday afternoon: Source says it appears Nets are “throwing in the towel” on pursuit of Anthony. Al Iannazzone of the Bergen…

  3. NBA Power Rankings: All-Star influenced edition

    Feb 21, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics All-Stars

    With teams only playing one or two games this weekend due to the All-Star break, we decided to let the weekend activities influence the power rankings. Like dunking over a car moves you up. But just a little. 1. Celtics (40-14, LW #2). Doc Rivers played Kevin Garnett 7:32 in the All Star Game and…

  4. If Melo goes to Knicks, Nuggets and Nets may do deal anyway

    Feb 21, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors

    With all the talking the Nets and Nuggets have done in the last few months, it seems only just that they should do some kind of trade anyway. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard (via twitter), the two sides would make a deal using the Knicks assets in a separate deal. Sources say NJ in talks…

  5. Warriors may try to pick up often-injured center this summer

    Feb 21, 2011, 12:31 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers

    Well, this is a sentence I never thought I’d type: The Golden State Warriors will take a look at signing Greg Oden or Yao Ming this summer if they can’t get a big at the trading deadline, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Yup, you read that right. They have interest in two centers who…

  6. Dwyane Wade’s All-Star ankle tweak nothing serious

    Feb 21, 2011, 11:58 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Miami Heat

    Dwyane Wade left the All-Star Game in the third quarter with an ankle injury, never to return to the court. Heat fans, you should… relax. Wade himself said this was nothing serious after the game, as reported by ESPN’s Heat Index. “It was an All-Star Game,” Wade said of his decision not to return. “If…

  7. Hornets Jarrett Jack arrested for DUI

    Feb 21, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v New Orleans Hornets

    New Orleans Hornets backup point guard Jarrett Jack was arrested for a DUI Sunday morning (late Saturday night), according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Jack played his college ball at Georgia Tech and still lives in the Atlanta area in the off-season, and returned there during the All-Star break. The arrest took place in Gwinnett…

  8. Video: Kobe Bryant, your NBA All-Star MVP

    Feb 21, 2011, 10:53 AM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game

    Kobe Bryant came out like a man on a mission — the guy who wins the All-Star MVP is usually the guy who wants it most. Playing on his home court (well, not actually the court, I have no idea what that two-toned monstrosity was) in front of the home fans Kobe put on a…

  9. Report: Carmelo Anthony to give final answer to Nets Monday

    Feb 21, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    More than seven months after the whole drama started, Carmelo Anthony is going to finally make a decision Monday. He is finally going to inform the Nets whether or not he would sign an extension with them, according to the New York Post. If Anthony will sign the three-year, $65 million extension with New Jersey…

  10. Video: Kobe Bryant dunking like it’s 1999

    Feb 21, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game

    Kobe Bryant said it was playing with all those younger, high-flying players. The cynic in some — not us here at PBT, we would never be cynical or sarcastic — would say it was because he had a naked ambition to win another MVP award. Either way, Kobe was dunking Sunday night at the All-Star…

  11. Deron Williams denies report he plans to go to New York

    Feb 21, 2011, 8:19 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Atlanta Hawks

    You knew this was coming on All-Star Sunday like you knew Kobe Bryant was going to try and win the MVP and Blake Griffin would dunk the ball. Deron Williams denied a report that he plans to follow Amar’e Stoudemire to New York after his contract expires. He denied it directly to Ken Berger of…

  12. Kobe MVP mission was entertaining, just like All-Star Game should be

    Feb 21, 2011, 2:08 AM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game

    It was obvious Kobe Bryant was going hard after the MVP three minutes into the game. That’s when, with the score tied just 6-6, Kobe got the ball in the right corner, drove baseline on Derrick Rose, the help defense was late and he went up-and-under for the kind of reverse jam he probably hasn’t…

  13. Reports have Nuggets, Knicks haggling over Mozgov, ‘Melo trade details

    Feb 21, 2011, 12:36 AM EDT

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    It’s near the endgame — Carmelo Anthony himself said after the All-Star Game Sunday “The deadline is Thursday. Something has to happen” (via Ken Berger of CBSSports). But still the Knicks and Nuggets are fighting over the details right up to the end. Alan Hahn of Newsday had the conflicting reports. That starts with earlier…

  14. NBA All-Star Game live blog

    Feb 20, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

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    NBA East All-Stars

    We’re talking everything NBA All-Star Game — from Kobe taking too many shots to Kanye West stepping all over Rihanna at halftime. Jump in and join us.

  15. Report: Celtics, Bulls have interest in Clippers Rasual Butler

    Feb 20, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

    rasual butler

    With Marquis Daniels out for an extended period, the Celtics are looking hard for someone to fill his shoes — a wing player off the bench who can give them a solid 15-20 minutes a night, a veteran who can hit some shots and not make too many mistakes. The Chicago Bulls are looking for…

  16. Marcus Camby to “contemplate retirement” if traded

    Feb 20, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Because the basketball fates have made them their whipping boy, the Portland Trailblazers are considering wholesale team changes. At the same time, virtually every team could use a big, shot blocking center in the paint who can also grab some boards and knock down the midrange. So there is interest out there in the Blazers’…

  17. Will LeBron James get booed at All-Star Game? (And other things to watch)

    Feb 20, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

    West team members from left, Kevin Love

    Every road arena LeBron James has stepped into this season, he has been booed. Sometimes loudly, sometimes as a token, but always. Will the All-Star Game be any different? Fans — well, not fans in Cleveland but fans in most cities — seem to be moving on from the drama of the summer. And, this…

  18. Knicks issue statement clearly about Isiah Thomas (that nobody believes)

    Feb 20, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

    The Beacon Theater Joins MSG Entertainment

    We’ve told you about Isiah Thomas’ influence in efforts to bring Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks. The specter of a return of Thomas — just after the team spent two years climbing out of a hole Thomas dug for the organization — was enough to push the Knicks to release a rare joint statement to…

  19. Video: JaVale McGee dunks two balls at once

    Feb 20, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

    JaVale McGee from the Washington Wizards

    Sure, the car dunk won Blake Griffin the Dunk Contest. But for our money this was the dunk of the night — JaVale McGee, two balls and two rims. It topped our rankings. This was both crazy and athletic. And you can throw in creative, too. It’s worth watching again. And again. And…

  20. Stern confirms that Kings owners talked with Anaheim

    Feb 20, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    David Stern continues to provide cover for the Maloof brothers — the owners of the Sacramento Kings — to get out of Dodge if they so choose. Meeting with the media Saturday, Stern confirmed that the Maloofs and representatives of the Honda Center in Anaheim have talked. That representative would be Henry Samueli, the owner…

  21. Video: Blake Griffin dunks over a car

    Feb 20, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    This is the dunk everybody is talking about. It wasn’t even the best dunk of the night (not in our rankings) but it was something you have never seen before. It was a spectacle. It was entertaining. It was Blake Griffin winning the NBA Dunk Contest. It was the dunk that in three years everyone…

  22. Report: Nets leave ‘Melo meeting “not confident,” but Knicks have own issues

    Feb 20, 2011, 9:52 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets

    The Carmelo Anthony trade saga is nearing its end — finally — but like a soap opera’s final episodes the drama just seems to ramp up for the event. Here is where we stand Sunday morning. Anthony and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov broke break and had a shot of, um, water at a Los Angeles…

  23. Report: Deron Williams tells associates he wants to go to New York

    Feb 20, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    It’s news that will make you bang your head against a wall, because another cycle is starting before the Melodrama has even ended. It is a report that by Sunday night you can be certain Deron Williams will have denied strenuously multiple times. But according to Ken Berger at CBSSports, Williams is talking about getting…

  24. Blake Griffin jumps Dunk Contest over car, into new era of spectacle

    Feb 20, 2011, 12:40 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin car dunk

    The days of the Dominique tomahawk are gone. The Jordan cradle dunk is a dinosaur. Throwing it off the backboard to yourself is passé. Blake Griffin dunked over a car while a gospel choir sang at midcourt. And he is your 2011 Slam Dunk Contest champion. It was impressive and entertaining. That, my friends, is…

  25. All-Star Saturday/Dunk Contest live blog

    Feb 19, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Saturday night’s alright for… dunk contests. And if you throw in a Skills Contest we’ll take it. No, we don’t really want the Shooting Stars, it’s okay. We’re going to be chatting live through all of it, feel free to jump in and have some fun.

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