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  1. Matt Barnes slaps opposing coach during summer game

    Aug 11, 2010, 10:49 PM EDT

    One of the things the Lakers said they liked about Matt Barnes when they got him — he brings a fire to the court. The Lakers could get burned, too. Especially if something like this were to happen again — Barnes slapping the assistant coach of another team. Like a lot of NBAers, Barnes plays…

  2. Nets' Billy King said he has had eye on Troy Murphy for a while

    Aug 11, 2010, 9:19 PM EDT

    Derrick Favors is the future of the four spot for the Nets. But he is raw. In a statement on the Nets Web site about the trade, general manager Billy King said renting Troy Murphy for a year was a perfect fit to help the team win now but not change their long-term plans. “One…

  3. Isiah Thomas will not take Knicks job. We all shed a single tear.

    Aug 11, 2010, 7:19 PM EDT

    Knicks fans can put away pitchforks and torches, no reason to storm the castle anymore. Isiah Thomas will not be part of the New York Knicks front office, walking away from the role offered as a consultant while maintaining his job as head coach of Florida International University. NBA Commissioner David Stern made the official…

  4. Team USA: Defensive pressure and bombing threes

    Aug 11, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

    A couple days into the Team USA practices in New York — and with tip-off of the World Basketball Classic tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall — here are two things becoming clear about this team: They are going to use a lot of pressure defenses, and they are going to bomb threes. The defensive…

  5. Bosh: "We have to win a championship"

    Aug 11, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    They may not yet realize just how hard it will be (well, one of them does), but Miami’s big three gets what the expectations they have created are: “We have to win a championship,” forward Chris Bosh said…. “I think so, because of the situation we’ve brought to ourselves,” he said. “With this group that…

  6. The Hornets other trade today

    Aug 11, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT

    While you were focused on that little deal where Darren Collison goes out and Trevor Ariza comes in, Hornets general manager Dell Demps was making another deal, according to Marc Stein. ESPN.com sources: Hornets and Raptors have also agreed to a separate trade that will send Julian Wright to Toronto for Marco Belinelli Okay, not…

  7. Who wins in four-team trade? Collison, Indiana and New Jersey big, but everyone really

    Aug 11, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

    It’s basketball — there is a winner and a loser. That’s the way it works. Except the four-team trade that went down today every team can claim it won, at least something. But just like on Animal Farm where some animals are more equal than others, some trade winners are bigger than others. Pacers: in…

  8. Report: Indiana Pacers negotiating to buyout T.J. Ford

    Aug 11, 2010, 2:27 PM EDT

    Right on the heels of a trade where the Pacers finally get the point guard of the future they have desperately wanted, they are trying to shed the last point guard of the future. The Pacers are negotiating to buy out the rest of T.J. Ford’s contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Possible trade…

  9. Four-team trade between Hornets, Rockets, Pacers, Nets

    Aug 11, 2010, 1:54 PM EDT

    UPDATE: 1:54 p.m.: Multiple reports now have this as a deal all four teams have signed off on, and it has gotten league approval. This trade happened. 1:33 p.m.: In the early morning hours in Hawaii — while the rest of the state was sleeping or surfing — ESPN’s Chad Ford got up and dropped…

  10. Report: Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife said player had drugs, guns on him

    Aug 11, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT

    The sad ending of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright’s life just keeps on getting sadder and uglier. The Memphis Commercial Appeal obtained the statement Sherra Wright gave to police five days after Wright had been reported missing. He was found shot to death in the woods outside of Memphis one day later. In that sworn…

  11. George Karl expects son Coby to be waived by Nuggets

    Aug 11, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

    Every Summer League we watch Coby Karl just make smart plays and knock down shots, then we wonder why he can’t stick on an NBA roster. Well, the sad trend appears ready to continue. If Karl is not waived by the Denver Nuggets by Sunday (before Aug. 15) his contract for next year becomes guaranteed…

  12. Sorry conspiracy theorists, one former NBA referee says stars don't get enough calls

    Aug 11, 2010, 11:07 AM EDT

    reNBA referee conspiracy theories rank right up there with JFK, Area 51 and Tupac is alive in American mythology. It’s an almost unquestioned belief that NBA superstars get the calls. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James get calls when they drive that Caron Butler or Jonny Flynn would not. Particularly late in games or during the…

  13. Nets start process to change team nickname: The Brooklyn…?

    Aug 11, 2010, 10:36 AM EDT

    The New Jersey Nets are about to go the way of the Buffalo Braves and the Syracuse Nationals. Not only is the team moving, but also this week they officially filed paperwork with the league to change the name of the franchise, according to the New York Daily News. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said he…

  14. Spurs trying to bring Danny Ferry back to their front office

    Aug 11, 2010, 9:57 AM EDT

    Danny Ferry is no Pat Riley. Ferry spent years in Cleveland trying to build a team around LeBron James that would make the superstar happy. He built some very good teams — teams with the best record in the NBA the last two years — but not ones that could win it all. So Cavaliers…

  15. Coach K says he'll pass on an Isiah Thomas-like consultant job

    Aug 11, 2010, 9:29 AM EDT

    Only one person’s opinion on the current college coach Isiah Thomas’ consulting contract with the Knicks really matters — David Stern. However, even if Stern and the NBA lawyers do say that the contract is legal, don’t expect Mike Krzyzewski to jump on that bandwagon, as he told the Associated Press. “I would decline to…

  16. King LeBron knows who's been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake

    Aug 11, 2010, 8:35 AM EDT

    Ever since his announcement that he was taking his talents to South Beach, LeBron James has taken a lot of criticism. And he’s been making a list and checking it twice, of who has been naughty and nice, as he announced on his twitter account. Don’t think for one min that I haven’t been taking…

  17. Carmelo Anthony will take Manhattan. Maybe. That or the money.

    Aug 10, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

    Sitting in front of Carmelo Anthony is a three-year, $65 million extension to stay in Denver. But like a high school student with his algebra homework in front of him, Anthony is dreaming of a far off place. New York, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. Anthony, an ideal fit for the Knicks, already has…

  18. Celtics waive Rasheed Wallace, next step retirement

    Aug 10, 2010, 9:10 PM EDT

    No trade. No return. Both teams played hard, my man. Both teams played hard. But Rasheed Wallace is done. This afternoon the Boston Celtics waived Rasheed Wallace, clearing the way for his retirement. Sheed was drafted by the Washington Bullets with the No. 4 pick overall out of North Carolina in 1995. Over 15 NBA…

  19. Orlando Magic getting together, working out this summer — without their coaches

    Aug 10, 2010, 8:06 PM EDT

    You want to know what kind of dedication it takes to compete for a title? How about getting together as a team in the middle of the offseason and working out — not because a coach told you, but because one of the players invites everybody just shows up. No coaches, just a few days…

  20. Danny Granger injures finger with Team USA

    Aug 10, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT

    Danny Granger is too often overlooked — he was eighth in the NBA in scoring last year — a very good player lost on a struggling team. He could use a breakout forum, like Team USA at the World Championships. Except that is now up in the air. Granger thinks he dislocated the ring finger…

  21. Video: Shaq's introduction in Boston — he's all about the winning

    Aug 10, 2010, 4:04 PM EDT

      Some highlights from the Big Shamrock’s introduction to the Boston faithful. Not everyone can pull off a bowtie, for the record.

  22. LeBron James pays six figures to a rabbi to sit in on business meetings

    Aug 10, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto is the rabbi to the financial stars in New York, the guy New York’s Jewish real estate experts, financial wizards and the like consult for advice. Apparently LeBron James hired him for spiritual guidance for a recent series of high-level marketing meetings, according to TMZ (so take with salt). And paid…

  23. Some season schedule notes — Miami gets no easy start, but you'll see them a lot

    Aug 10, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

    The NBA released the full schedule today, and here are a few thoughts from a first glance at it. * Teams are allowed a total of 34 national television appearances per season (ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBATV combined). The Miami Heat are already at 29 and that will jump to 34 as NBATV again is letting…

  24. Isiah Thomas takes part in ad campaign opposing gay marriage ban in California

    Aug 10, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

    Isiah Thomas wasn’t making enough headlines, so he has jumped into the gay marriage debate in California. Thomas appears in a photo as part of the NOH8, a campaign against the gay marriage ban in California. Like everyone in the photographic campaign — from the famous to folks on the street who support the cause…

  25. New Warriors owner may keep Don Nelson for a "test drive"

    Aug 10, 2010, 1:27 PM EDT

    Don Nelson sits in Maui, collecting the $6 million he is owed, and waiting for a phone call from Warriors incoming owner Joe Lacob. And more and more, it seems like that call may say, “Hey, come on back and coach the team a little longer.” That’s what the San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim…

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