Skip to content

Kurt Helin

  1. Kevin Garnett talks trash. The league should do nothing about it.

    Nov 3, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 4

    If you’ve ever sat near the court for a Kevin Garnett Celtics game, you know this — the man talks a lot of trash. A lot. Some genuinely nasty, personal stuff. He uses it to intimidate and to fire himself up. Charlie Villanueva thought KG crossed the line last night and called him on it,…

  2. Pistons would “strongly consider” trading Rip Hamilton for Josh Smith. Ya think?

    Nov 3, 2010, 3:11 PM EDT

    Image (1) JSmith_Slam-thumb-250x438-9927.jpg for post 1493

    The Detroit Pistons have not looked good. At all. They are 0-4 and sniping at each other and the coach already. Things are going to change in Detroit. One way or another (especially with the coming ownership change) — either there will be a lot more wins or a roster shakeup. Now enter all the…

  3. Carlos Boozer gets cast off, still expected back at end of the month

    Nov 3, 2010, 1:23 PM EDT

    Image (1) Boozer_bulls-thumb-250x186-21907.jpg for post 6263

    When Carlos Boozer fractured his hand — he just tripped over a bag, stop asking! — it was expected he would be out until the end of November. Today he got his cast off, which means he should be back… about the end of November. Sometimes those predictions are pretty accurate (unless Andrew Bynum or…

  4. The good, and the so bad it’s ugly surprises of the NBA season

    Nov 3, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v New Orleans Hornets

    We’re a week into the NBA season and some things are what we expected — the Lakers, Heat and Celtics are good; the Sixers are not; John Wall is dynamic; Kobe won’t talk about his injuries; and the Grizzles are making bad contract decisions. But there are surprises, and not to go all Forest Gump…

  5. Antawn Jamison’s knee becoming a bigger issue

    Nov 3, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT

    Image (1) Jamison_Game_Bulls-thumb-250x177-9668.jpg for post 1435

    Antawn Jamison did not play for the Cavaliers Tuesday night in a loss to Atlanta, resting a gimpy left knee that has bothered him since the start of training camp. That’s not good on a few levels. It’s not good for a Cavaliers team that has now fallen to 1-3 on the young season. The…

  6. Coach calls 0-4 Pistons out. Prince says “right back at ya.”

    Nov 3, 2010, 10:08 AM EDT

    Kuester_yells

    Unfortunately for the Pistons, the new season has picked up right where the old one left off — lots of injuries and losses. And now, the infighting. After the Pistons were manhandled by the Boston Celtics Wednesday, coach John Kuester called out his players for a lack of leadership, as reported by the Detroit Free…

  7. Kobe Bryant tells Coach K he’ll be there in London if wanted

    Nov 3, 2010, 9:28 AM EDT

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    Mike Krzyzewski is all about recruiting. College basketball ultimately is about recruiting, and you don’t get to Coach K’s status without being very good at it. He’s already started recruiting — and landing top players — for his side gig as USA Basketball head coach for the 2012 Olympics in London. First up, Kobe Bryant,…

  8. John Wall dougies his way to 29 and 13

    Nov 3, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/rL5_pS9sUJ0?version=3" height="204" width="320" /]

    The reason to watch this is to watch NBA rookie John Wall do the dougie during introductions. Oh, he’s pretty good at the basketball thing, too.  

  9. Charlie Villanueva says Garnett called him a “cancer patient,” and CV is ready to fight

    Nov 3, 2010, 8:10 AM EDT

    Kevin Garnett

    Kevin Garnett talks a lot of smack on the court, sometimes going a little over the top with it all. The Piston’s Charlie Villanueva has had enough and tweeted about it after the game. KG talks a lot of crap, he’s prob never been in a fight, I would love to get in a ring…

  10. Baseline to Baseline (your game recaps): Where the Lakers, Heat and Celtics dominate.

    Nov 3, 2010, 4:41 AM EDT

    Wade_basket_Pullup

    What you missed while you were watching the election results roll in, then drinking to celebrate or drown your sorrows… Sixers at the Wizards — better known as No. 1 John Wall vs. No. 2 Evan Turner — was our game of the night, get the details here. Magic at the Knicks was postponed due…

  11. Game of the Night: John Wall vs. Evan Turner turns out to be about Andray Blatche

    Nov 3, 2010, 3:43 AM EDT

    Wall_celebrates

    We tuned in to see John Wall matched up on Evan Turner — and we got a little of that late in the game. But it ended up being about a lot more. It ended up being about Andray Blatche finding the guy from the end of last season. It ended up being about whether…

  12. NBA Players Halloween costumes

    Nov 2, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/xsuCot4ge7U?version=3" height="205" width="320" /]

    The NBA was kind enough to put together a montage of the, um, best of them. Maybe best isn’t the word, but they are plenty scary. And not all in a good, Halloween way. Enjoy.

  13. Clippers Craig Smith to appeal flagrant II foul, any fines. He shouldn’t.

    Nov 2, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    GHill_injured

    Word comes from the twitter account of Lisa Dillman at the Los Angeles Times that the Clippers Craig Smith is going to appeal his flagrant II foul and any fines that come from the league from his tackling of George Hill last night. If you didn’t see the highlight, Rhino lived up to his nickname…

  14. Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley says he got his man with Conley deal

    Nov 2, 2010, 8:09 PM EDT

    Image (1) Heisley-thumb-275x393-14169.jpeg for post 2659

    Most of us have been pretty dumbfounded by the Mike Conley five-year extension by the Grizzlies. Grizzlies’ owner Michael Heisley is good with it. He got the man he and his coach wanted, as he told FanHouse. “If you go back and look at Mike Conley the last month of last year, he really came…

  15. Durant none to thrilled with Thunder’s defense

    Nov 2, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    Image (1) durant.jpg for post 425

    There are certain players and certain teams where what happens at one end of the floor really impacts what happens at the other end. When the offense goes sideways, the defense follows suit. The Oklahoma City Thunder did that over the weekend when the Jazz blew them out. And Kevin Durant told the team reporter…

  16. Amar’e Stoudemire can’t try to carry the weight of the Knicks by himself

    Nov 2, 2010, 5:17 PM EDT

    Stoudemire_knicks

    Amar’e Stoudemire is the face of the Knicks franchise, but he has to stop carrying the weight of it himself. That’s basically what Mike D’Antoni told Newsday — Stoudemire has been trying to do too much. “I think he’s trying to do a little too much,” D’Antoni said. “We talked about it. Just slow it…

  17. The Mike Conley contract may not be quite as horrible as we thought

    Nov 2, 2010, 4:06 PM EDT

    Image (1) mike_conley-thumb-250x375-22041.jpg for post 6292

    Let’s get this out there up front — the Mike Conley contract is still a bad one. But it might not be as horrible as we first thought last night. Ronald Tillery, writing at a Commercial Appeal blog, had the contract breakdown for Conley’s deal. 1) The contract kicks in for the 2011-12 season, starting…

  18. Magic/Knicks game at Madison Square Garden postponed due to asbestos issue

    Nov 2, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

    madison-square-garden

    Asbestos that fell from the ceiling of Madison Square Garden onto the playing surface area has led to the postponement of the Magic/Knicks game scheduled for tonight, according to the Knicks. Knicks officials say the game has been postponed out of “an abundance of caution” and that the arena will remain closed until the situation…

  19. Report: NBA owners confirm they want players to take a salary rollback

    Nov 2, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

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

    We’ve kind of known that NBA owners wanted to roll back existing NBA contracts across the board, even though that was never made official. Now it’s official — Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver confirmed it to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. “It’s part of our proposal,” Silver said. “It included a reduction of existing contracts in addition…

  20. Phil Jackson loves to needle Pau Gasol

    Nov 2, 2010, 1:03 PM EDT

    Gasol_brothers

    He can’t help himself. It would be pretty hard to get on Pau Gasol for his play the first week of the season — he was named Western Conference Player of the Week for good reason. Averaged 25 and 10 on 52 percent shooting and threw in five dimes a game just for fun. But…

  21. What is up with Austin Daye?

    Nov 2, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

    Daye_dunk

    There are a lot of things not working for the Detroit Pistons right now. A lot. But Austin Daye may be the most glaring. Last season coming primarily off the bench he gave them a solid if not spectacular 13 minutes a game, but you could see the athleticism and potential. Then in the preseason…

  22. Marcin Gortat thinks New York City is a “dirty, dirty place.” And it smells bad.

    Nov 2, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    200312617-001

    New York City isn’t for everyone. For one thing, it has way too many Yankee fans in it for my taste. And you have to like the true urban experience. Marcin Gortat and the Magic are in Orlando for a game tonight at MSG against the Knicks. Somehow when people visit NYC they always get…

  23. Eric Gordon makes a poster with Tim Duncan in it

    Nov 2, 2010, 10:52 AM EDT

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/jqNij99UdWY?version=3" height="205" width="320" /]

    We’re telling you, these Clippers are a lot of fun to watch. They easily won the highlight battle against the Spurs last night. We also told you that is very different than winning the game, the Clips are not there yet. Especially not against the Spurs who have beat them 17 of the last 18…

  24. Josh Childress channeling his inner Kobe, playing with splint on finger

    Nov 2, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

    Childress_layup

    Josh Childress is out on the court for the Suns, he’s trying. He’s struggling, really only taking shots right at the rim (2.7 per game) and ignoring jumpers or threes (0.6 per game) unless he has to take them. It’s a far cry from the Childress who was a solid outside shooter in Atlanta before…

  25. Anderson Varejao is happy in Cleveland, thank you very much

    Nov 2, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

    Image (1) varejao-thumb-250x218-21449.jpg for post 4424

    Anderson Varejao’s name is coming up in all sorts of trade rumors. Well, very one sided trade rumors as in a lot of teams want to see if Cleveland is clearing he decks and are calling to see if the 6’10” always-hustling power forward is available. He is not. And he is happy in Cleveland,…

Featured video

Stephenson goes elsewhere for his future
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Love (4349)
  2. A. Wiggins (3279)
  3. L. James (3270)
  4. E. Bledsoe (3054)
  5. R. Allen (2826)
  1. K. Bryant (2820)
  2. C. Boozer (2804)
  3. L. Stephenson (2737)
  4. D. Rose (2662)
  5. K. Marshall (2336)