Skip to content

Kurt Helin

  1. John Wall’s triple-double, we have video evidence

    Nov 11, 2010, 8:17 AM EDT

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/1dSPUIvaJwY?version=3" height="205" width="320" /]

    John Wall is just fun to watch play the game. Fast and smooth. Last night he picked up his first NBA triple-double — 20 points, 13 assists and 10 boards. The only guys to get a triple-double faster in the NBA have names like Magic and Oscar. And Wall is still just figuring it out,…

  2. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where this Wall kid, we kind of like him

    Nov 11, 2010, 4:24 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Washington Wizards

    What you missed while trying to wrap your head around the idea the T-Rex was probably covered with feathers… Our game of the night had the Jazz completing a sweep of Florida by beating the Magic. Get the details here. Wizards 98, Rockets 91: Triple-double for young John Wall in this one — 20 points,…

  3. Game of the night: When the Jazz are down 18, they have you just where they want you.

    Nov 11, 2010, 4:14 AM EDT

    Vince Carter, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap

    A huge comeback in an NBA game — to pick a random number, let’s say from 18 points down — is not a one-sided exercise. That’s how fans see it, how coaches often see it. Stan Van Gundy looks at how Orlando lost to Utah 104-94 Wednesday night after leading by 18 and sees his…

  4. Yao Ming leaves game with leg injury

    Nov 10, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT

    Joel Przybilla Yao Ming

    Yao Ming played physical basketball, the only way he really knows how. And the results seemed sadly familiar, if not that serious Yao played 6:14 of the first quarter — having a couple run ins with JaVale McGee of the Washington Wizards — and he left at that point with a tendon injury.  The run…

  5. Kobe looks good in slo-mo

    Nov 10, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/RZuag06mYf8?version=3" height="205" width="320" /]

    Fun video of Kobe Bryant making it a rough night for OJ Mayo and the Memphis Grizzlies. As he has done so many others. But watching him in slow motion — and the reactions of Mayo trying to stay with him — gives you a real sense of just how difficult he is to defend.

  6. Lakers to unveil Jerry West statue in front of Staples Center All Star Weekend

    Nov 10, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT

    Image (1) jWest-thumb-250x166-18358.jpg for post 3706

    It doesn’t get any more iconic than being “The Logo.” So it seems fitting that the Lakers are going to honor Jerry West — the legendary Lakers player and general manager — with a statue in Star Plaza outside Staples Center. The statue will be unveiled All-Star Weekend (which is at Staples this year). West…

  7. Report: Hornets looking at trades, even called about Iguodala

    Nov 10, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT

    new-orleans-hornets logo

    While we’re all marveling at the transformation we see in New Orleans, let’s not pretend that they are testing the Lakers — or likely even the Spurs or Mavericks — come the playoffs. The Hornets are much better, but not elite or really on that next tier yet. The Hornets front office gets that, too.…

  8. Tons of Steve Nash trade chatter, none of it from Phoenix

    Nov 10, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Suddenly everybody wants to talk about where Steve Nash is going to end up, he is second on the “most discussed trade” hit parade, right behind Carmelo Anthony, and everyone is speculating about an end destination. How about Phoenix? For all the talk, there are a number of reasons that the Suns are just not…

  9. This three year old can name more Bucks players than you can

    Nov 10, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/VEFzdgHuASo&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3" height="205" width="320" /]

    This 3-year-old boy can name every Bucks player and does it with almost as cute a voice as Scott Skiles. And, the kid can name Scott Skiles. Sure, he’s reading them but HE’S THREE. Reading. Knowing rosters. Get the kid a blog, it’s time. (Via the fertile mind of Tas Melas of The Basketball Jones.)

  10. Gilbert Arenas admits he feared being booed

    Nov 10, 2010, 2:04 PM EDT

    Arenas_drive

    Gilbert Arenas always came off as a guy above it, a guy who didn’t care what you think. He was playing the game, his way, you could love it or leave it. Agent Zero was footloose and care free. Except that’s not the case, especially after last season’s gun suspension. He missed a home game…

  11. Shocking news: The Players Association doesn’t like the salary rollback idea

    Nov 10, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT

    Image (1) stern_Hunter-thumb-250x140-14697.jpg for post 2777

    It’s too early in the process to get to the “just lock them in a room together until they figure it out” stage of negotiations on a new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement. But as both sides continue to posture, I am all for moving up that deadline just to stop the tit-for-tat. The latest salvo…

  12. Former Bull Quintin Dailey found dead

    Nov 10, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

    QDailey

    Former Chicago Bull Quintin Dailey has been found dead in his Las Vegas home, having succumbed to heart disease at age 49, according to the Associated Press. Daily came to the NBA out of the University of San Francisco, drafted seventh overall in 1982 by Bulls and had a solid NBA career that included stops…

  13. Center spot has become black hole for Suns

    Nov 10, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

    Image (1) rlopez-thumb-250x140-11317.jpg for post 1883

    Last season, the Phoenix Suns got a solid 20 points and 10 rebounds a game out of the center position. They had a tag team of Robin Lopez — who could defend other true centers plus defend the rim — and three-point specialist Channing Frye. They shot 56 percent combined and held opposing centers to…

  14. Now even Miami hotels have NBA fever

    Nov 10, 2010, 11:26 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets Behind the Scenes

    NBA teams have been coming to Miami since 1988. It’s a favorite stop for many of the players because… well, if I have to explain that to you then you were never 22. It’s Miami, we’ll leave it at that. But now, everybody there cares about the NBA. Even the hotels. Okay, the hotels only…

  15. New Orleans finds path to winning runs through San Antonio

    Nov 10, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

    Hornets_huddle

    The New Orleans Hornets are standing at the top of the hill, 7-0. They beat the Clippers last night, but the lineup before that — Milwaukee, San Antonio, Denver and even Miami — is a bunch of teams that would bring most teams to their knees. Standing there, the Hornets have a good view. They…

  16. Video evidence the Pacers could not miss

    Nov 10, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Pco3IinYK5Y?version=3" height="205" width="320" /]

    If you’ve ever watched an NBA team in pregame shootaround you realize what ridiculously good shots these guys have. DJ Mbenga will knock down threes. Guys will stand in the first row of seats and drain three of four. That’s what it was like for the Indiana Pacers in the third quarter Tuesday night —…

  17. Brandon Roy has fluid drained from knee, to see specialist

    Nov 10, 2010, 9:08 AM EDT

    Tayshaun Prince, Brandon Roy

    Brandon Roy is not right. Ron Artest called it after defending him the other night. Roy conceded he had not been attacking as much, one of the best players in the Association at getting in the lane and drawing contact has been settling for more jumpers. He tried to play it off as part of…

  18. Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and the night of complacency

    Nov 10, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    Wade_James_standing

    Thousands of miles away Tuesday night — on different coasts with different parties in the arena — the high-profile teams many keep calling the two best in basketball shared a little something. Complacency. They got comfortable, started looking past their opponents and paid a price. The Lakers still got the win because they were playing…

  19. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the basketball shooting gods smile on Indiana

    Nov 10, 2010, 2:57 AM EDT

    Shelden Williams, Brandon Rush

    What you missed while you were wondering if you could get fired for what you put on Facebook… Our game of the night had to be Paul Millsap looking like the best player in the league and the Utah upsetting the Heat in Miami. Read more about that here. Pacers 144, Nugget 113: Indiana won…

  20. Game of the night: Paul Millsap goes Reggie Miller and the Jazz beat the Heat

    Nov 10, 2010, 2:10 AM EDT

    LeBron James, C.J. Miles

    It is still one of the greatest basketball highlights out there — Reggie Miller scoring eight points in nine seconds against the Knicks. Paul Millsap kind of looked like Reggie at the end of regulation in the Jazz’s Monday night’s game against the Heat — a much, much thicker version of Miller, but the unbelievable…

  21. Chris Kaman sprains ankle, leaves game, out 2 to 3 weeks

    Nov 9, 2010, 11:52 PM EDT

    Kaman_West

    Clippers center rolled his left ankle in the first quarter of the Clippers loss to the New Orleans Hornets Tuesday and had to leave the game. He made a hard plant and it just gave way and rolled He did not return. Kaman underwent X-rays, which showed no structural damage, but the Clippers are saying…

  22. In case you forgot, Donald Sterling can be an embarrassment

    Nov 9, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

    Image (1) dsterling-thumb-250x250-18407.jpg for post 3716

    Donald Sterling. While other owners strive to reach his level he remains to gold standard. Well, maybe the coal standard. Or, um, fertilizer standard. Let’s ignore his Clippers slow start on the court — they are entertaining and show some promise in spite of everything — and talk about him off the court. Remember that…

  23. Nenad Krstic wonders how good the Thunder will be

    Nov 9, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT

    Krstic_Kobe

    Basketball should be the last thing Nenad Krstic should be worried about right now. Read this fascinating story by Henry Abbott at TrueHoop — Krstic’s hometown in Serbia, where his father still lives, has been decimated by an earthquake. But he’s still here and still playing basketball for an Oklahoma City Thunder team that isn’t…

  24. Patrick Patterson assigned to D-League by Rockets

    Nov 9, 2010, 6:33 PM EDT

    2010 NBA Draft

    The Rockets went with what they thought was the best man at the board, drafting power forward Patrick Patterson at No. 14 last June. A big man who has a midrange game and a nice jump hook, who just had to learn how to play defense a little bitter. Problem is, there was no way…

  25. Pistons deny they talked trade with Hawks

    Nov 9, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

    Image (1) pistons_logo-thumb-250x208-11727.png for post 6294

    Yesterday we reported the rumor that the Hawks and Pistons were talking about a deal that would have sent Tayshaun Prince to Atlanta for Jamaal Crawford and Jeff Teague. We also said that trade itself didn’t make a lot of sense. Now the Pistons have denied such talks, according to MLive.com. Which is smart, those…

Featured video

Warriors vs. Clippers playoff preview
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. C. Anthony (3661)
  2. D. Wade (3630)
  3. L. James (3628)
  4. D. Williams (3582)
  5. S. Curry (3577)
  1. K. Love (3472)
  2. R. Westbrook (3216)
  3. A. Bogut (3091)
  4. K. Durant (3079)
  5. R. Rondo (2857)