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  1. Deron Williams says signing extension with Nets depends on next year

    Feb 24, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

    Deron Williams, Avery Johnson, Billy King

    Deron Williams wants everyone to know he’s not angry about being traded to the Nets. In fact, the idea of being a franchise cornerstone is kind of growing on him. That doesn’t mean he’s signing an extension and staying, either. Mikhail Prokhorov, Billy King — you guys are on the clock. Build now. Improve this…

  2. NBA trade deadline rumors post (updated all day)

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    There are more rumors swirling around the NBA today then there were groupies swirling around All-Star Game parties last weekend in Los Angeles. Okay, we exaggerate; there could not possibly be that many. But there are a lot of rumors. So we are putting them here, new ones at the top, and updating this post…

  3. Shane Battier to Memphis for Thabeet trade becomes official

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    SBattier

    UPDATE 4:10 pm: After everyone spent hours looking for a better deal, at the last second these two decided to hook up and make this deal a reality. Battier replaces O.J. Mayo as the guy on the wing with Rudy Gay (Memphis traded Mayo to Indiana, they get Josh McRoberts back to provide front line…

  4. Deadline shocker: Celtics trade Perkins, Robinson to Thunder for Green, Krstic

    Feb 24, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 6:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    Boston has made a deadline deal that seems to weaken their defense as they head in the playoffs — and just made the Oklahoma City Thunder a much bigger threat in the West. Boston has traded Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder for forward Jeff Green and center Nenad Krstic, as…

  5. Dwight Howard rips Magic after ugly loss to Kings

    Feb 24, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls

    I’m not sure what the low point of the season will be for the Orlando Magic will be, this may be like the LOST island where every time something impossible happens you think it can’t get crazier. Then you’re proven wrong. And Hurley becomes the voice of reason. But the Wednesday night Magic loss to…

  6. Trade Deadline Rumor Roundup (and Morning One Liners)

    Feb 24, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Orlando Magic

    There are 8 million rumors out there in the naked city, too bad half of them all won’t make it…. But we round them up for you anyway. And throw in some other stuff at the end for fun. Because we’re good like that. The trade deadline is at 6 p.m. Eastern today. The Bulls…

  7. John Wall is one frustrated Wizard

    Feb 24, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

    Jrue Holiday, John Wall

    “Until we find five guys that really want to fight, compete and care the whole time, it’s really going to be tough.” That was John Wall’s post-game comment after the Wizards got smoked by the Sixers Wednesday night. He’s frustrated. Good. He should be frustrated. If he were comfortable losing that would be a bigger…

  8. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Spurs remain kings of end game execution

    Feb 24, 2011, 10:02 AM EDT

    gary neal

    Carmelo Anthony’s debut as a Knick was our game of the night. Spurs 109, Thunder 105: Fantastic effort by the Thunder on the second night of a back-to-back on the road, but it’s the little things in these games. Like Gary Neal stepping back to take a three in transition that was a bad decision…

  9. Video: Avery Johnson, Billy King talk getting Deron Williams

    Feb 24, 2011, 9:04 AM EDT

    Mavericks Johnson Fired  Basketball

    Nets coach Avery Johnson is excited. It’s a little tough to tell because he actually always talks like that, but he is. He should be, as should GM Billy King. They now have one of the games elite point guards in an increasingly guard-driven league. They have a cornerstone to start building around. But rather…

  10. Clippers trade Baron Davis to Cavaliers for Mo Williams

    Feb 24, 2011, 3:22 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    This is why they are the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s about compounding mistakes. The Clippers and Cavaliers have agreed to a trade that sends point guard Baron Davis and a 2011 first-round pick to the Cavaliers for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo. This is a huge win for the Clippers.…

  11. ‘Melo does what ‘Melo does, but old guy Toney Douglas saves Knicks

    Feb 24, 2011, 1:48 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks

    Knicks fans, this is what you’re going to get from Carmelo Anthony. He had 27 points and one assist. He shot 10 of 25 on the night and you’re saying, “He had a poor shooting night.” Not really, he had a pretty average shooting night for himself — he is shooting 45.2 percent from the…

  12. Celtics Kendrick Perkins to miss next three games at least

    Feb 23, 2011, 10:58 PM EDT

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    Kendrick Perkins finally returned to the Celtics a dozen games ago, returning from his finals knee injury to anchor on the backline of the Celtics defense. Now he is out again for at least three more games. Perkins strained his MCL Tuesday night in the Celtics win over Golden State and will sit out the…

  13. Gerald Wallace to Portland has cooled off, may be dead

    Feb 23, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Charlotte Bobcats, Game 3

    UPDATE 8:42 pm: According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo and other reports this trade has at the very least “cooled down” and may be dead. Woj suggests that, as he has done on other deals that reached the point of just needing a final approval, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan may have gotten cold feet. The…

  14. Mike Dunleavy’s broken thumb likely kills any trade hopes

    Feb 23, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

    DUNLEAVY_MIKE

    Well, that was some unfortunate timing. Not that there is a good time to break your thumb, as the Indiana Pacers’ Mike Dunleavy did Tuesday night in a win over the Washington Wizards. The injury will have him out indefinitely, the team announced. Dunleavy was one of the key trade chips for the Pacers, as…

  15. Carmelo is in New York! (And Dolan wants you to know Isiah is not)

    Feb 23, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony James Dolan

    New York is buzzing over Carmelo Anthony. Like first date with Minka Kelly kind of buzzing. They are over-the-top giddy and can’t believe they landed this. Anthony himself is trying to play it cool while still getting the lay of the land in what can be the unpredictable world of the New York Knicks. Like…

  16. Jerry Sloan says no, he is not coming out of retirement

    Feb 23, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    Image (1) nba_sloan.jpg for post 1640

    You can almost picture Jerry Sloan taking this call from a reporter and in the middle of it yelling “you kids get off my lawn.” The old school coach who walked away two weeks ago told Chris Tomasson of FanHouse he is not returning to the Utah Jazz now that Deron Williams has been traded…

  17. Chauncey Billups reminds us of the human side of trades

    Feb 23, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets

    When an NBA trade gets made, we start breaking it down on the court. Did the Nets get better? What do the Jazz do next? Same with the Nuggets and the Knicks and everyone else. But while we break down if Chauncey Billups is a good fit in the Knicks offense, Billups has to go…

  18. Video: Dwyane Wade can hit literally any shot

    Feb 23, 2011, 2:29 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Miami Heat

    Dwyane Wade, basketball magician. As proof, we submit this video from last night’s Heat destruction of the Kings. Falling, flip it up and it falls. Pretty much, that’s how the entire night went for the Heat — whatever they did worked and the Kings stood around looking dumbfounded.

  19. Chris Paul is no fan of the Deron Williams trade

    Feb 23, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    There was a lot of shock going around the league when news broke that the Jazz had traded Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets. Fans, media and players were shocked — and that includes Deron Williams himself. Chris Paul was no fan of the deal, he wrote this on twitter: Utah traded DWill?? #EpicFail…

  20. League to blast horn to speed up games

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Charlotte Bobcats, Game 3

    The NBA wants to speed up its games a little, and since it can’t get Amir Johnson and DeMarcus Cousins to stop fouling so much it has come up with another plan. The league’s scoreboard operators have been instructed to blast the in arena horn just before the end of timeouts and breaks in periods…

  21. Nuggets GM on Carmelo Anthony deal: “We got killed”

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Denver is not Cleveland. They got something back for their superstar. But Denver was not a winner either in having to trade away Carmelo Anthony, and their GM Masai Ujiri said as much, as the fantastic Chris Tomasson reported at Fanhouse. “We feel we got killed in the trade because we lost a couple of…

  22. Knicks may not think it’s a rivalry, but Nets do and they won round one

    Feb 23, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

    Mikhail Prokhorov Introductory Press Conference

    Mention a Knicks/Nets rivalry to a Knicks fan and they laugh a dismissive little laugh. There is no rivalry — the Knicks play in Manhattan and the Nets are still in Newark, the swamps of Jersey. Even when they come to Brooklyn, that’s not on the island. The  Knicks dismiss the rivalry out of hand.…

  23. Utah’s Deron Williams traded to Nets in surprising deal

    Feb 23, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    In a move that has flown under the radar like a stealth bomber about to unload its payload on an unsuspecting NBA, the New Jersey Nets have acquired Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz. This is a deal that would send D-Will — one of the game’s best point guards — to the Nets. Derrick…

  24. PBT Wednesday morning one liners (with some trade rumors)

    Feb 23, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Cavaliers Lakers Basketball

    If you have picks to trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers roster is open to you. Yes, Boston is looking for another player. Doc says so. The Trail Blazers are checking out the market for Andre Miller and Marcus Camby. Camby has no desire to be traded. The Hawks really want Washington’s Kirk Hinrich to be their…

  25. Report: Devin Harris likely headed to Dallas

    Feb 23, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Boston Celtics

    Devin Harris became enough of a star in Dallas that the Nets thought they were getting something of real value in the Jason Kidd deal a few years back. Now, looks like New Jersey has seen enough Harris and he is headed back tot Big D. Harris is going to get moved and Dallas is…

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