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  1. Jason Kidd wants to play until he’s 40… no that is not next week

    Oct 7, 2010, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Big men have played until they turned 40 in the NBA — Shaquille O’Neal wants to do it now, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish have done it among a number of others. With guards, that’s much harder. Michael Jordan played until he was 39 and you notice that Washington Wizards Jordan didn’t end up in…

  2. Give Marcin Gortat the damn ball

    Oct 7, 2010, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Marcin Gortat is not just a big body in there to bang and grab rebounds and not screw up while Dwight Howard gets a blow for the Magic. He wants you to know he can shoot — sure he only took one shot a game last season but he hit 53 percent of then. At…

  3. Miami Heat love them some military grade weapons

    Oct 7, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    When the Miami Heat were at Eglin Air Force Base for training camp, they took a break from running suicides to check out people firing some big guns shooting up walls and cars. And they loved it. LOVED IT. Check out reactions of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Eric Freeman of Early Termination option found…

  4. Grant Hill and Reggie Evans in the worst ejection ever

    Oct 7, 2010, 10:26 AM EDT

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    Grant Hill and Reggie Evans got ejected from a preseason game last night for patting each other on the butt. Seriously. It may be the worst ejection we can remember in the NBA. Referee Bill Kennedy is in mid-season overreaction form. It happened while the Raptors were blowing the Suns out of the building Wednesday…

  5. Ron Artest, NFL tight end? Boxer?

    Oct 7, 2010, 9:36 AM EDT

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    Apparently Ron Artest is tired of seeing his name on ProBasketballTalk and wants to see his name on ProFootballTalk. And do some boxing. Basically he just wants to fill up Michael David Smith’s twitter time line. From Hoopshype: After I’m done with my basketball career, I want to box and I wanna play football -probably…

  6. All Peja Stojakovic wants is a pain free season

    Oct 7, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Last season, Peja Stojakovic missed 20 games due to a lingering back issue. The year before 21. Those two years his field goal percentage dropped 40 points from what it had been three years ago, from three (his specialty) the percentage dropped 60 points. Now, at age 33, he told Hornets.com what happens next depends…

  7. Could it be the Washington Bullets once again?

    Oct 7, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    Washington’s new owner Ted Leonsis promised changes. He asked fans what needed to change around the Wizards and the Verizon Center where they play. He got a box full of suggestions, and on Wednesday he posted a list of 101 things he has done to improve the team at the request of fans (via the…

  8. Agent: Hey, stop picking on Rudy Fernandez, it's not nice

    Oct 7, 2010, 1:02 AM EDT

    Rudy Fernandez has not been popular in Portland this summer. Primarily because he said he didn’t want to be there anymore, said he wanted to be in Europe and had an agent publicly pushing for a trade. But you know, aside that it’s all puppies and rainbows. Jason Quick of the Oregonian wrote what a…

  9. Dwight Howard music video: "Fast Don't Lie"

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT

    This has been all over the NBA blogosphere (I can’t remember where I saw it first at this point or I’d link… sorry) but it is too dang funny not to watch a couple more times. Dwight Howard should wear a smoking jacket all the time.

  10. Report: Nuggets find market drying up for huge Carmelo Anthony deal

    Oct 6, 2010, 10:40 PM EDT

    The Nuggets are asking a lot for Carmelo Anthony in a trade: good young players and draft picks for the future, enough established talent to keep them in the playoffs now, plus cap relief that keeps them below the luxury tax. And a date with Scarlett Johansson. And a DeLorean that can travel through time.…

  11. NBA may take preseason games to Brazil in next couple years

    Oct 6, 2010, 8:12 PM EDT

    Brazil already has the World Cup and Olympics coming to its shores, and David Stern wants the NBA to be part of the wave, too. The NBA preseason tour may go to Brazil in the coming years, David Stern said before today’s Knicks and Timberwolves and Paris, according to the Associated Press. He said the…

  12. Phoenix, Chicago this week's frontrunners for Erick Dampier

    Oct 6, 2010, 6:55 PM EDT

    Let’s be honest, we got annoyed with the LeBron James decision process that seemed to drag on and on, but at least there was a franchise-shaping decision coming at the end of it. The Erick Dampier decision-making process? It just drags on and on. Dampier will meet this week with Chicago and Phoenix, according to…

  13. Piston's Jonas Jerebko injures Achilles, surgery will keep him out 5 to 6 months

    Oct 6, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    UPDATE 5:45 pm: The news is bad — a torn Achilles, which means surgery and 5 to 6 months of recovery, according to a tweet from the official Detroit Pistons account. That will have the second year forward back sometime after the All-Star break. 8:40 am: Jonas Jerebko got the start for the Pistons at…

  14. Detroit rookie Terrico White breaks foot, needs surgery

    Oct 6, 2010, 5:37 PM EDT

    UPDATE 5:37 pm: Just a bad outcome for White — he needs to have surgery to repair his broken foot and will go under the knife on Friday, according to the official Detroit Piston twitter account. How long he will be out will be determined after the surgery. However the basic rule of “foot surgery…

  15. Byron Scott is not evil, just needs fashion advice

    Oct 6, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    If you don’t hang out on NBA message boards… good for you. You have a life, please go enjoy it. Don’t change. But you may have missed this photo making the rounds. It’s the Cavaliers coaching staff from media day. Now take a good look at Byron Scott’s tie… yup, that’s a swastika in the…

  16. TJ Ford out at least a week with hamstring injury

    Oct 6, 2010, 2:13 PM EDT

    Suddenly, guards getting preseason hamstring injuries is the trend. Guys — just because they are doing it in Miami doesn’t mean you have to. T.J Ford will be out at least a week with a hamstring injury, according to the Indianapolis Star.He will not suit up in the team’s preseason opener against the Grizzlies tonight.…

  17. NBA Season Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

    Oct 6, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

    Last season: 50-32, which tied them three ways for the sixth seed, but due to tiebreakers they got the eighth spot — and the Lakers in the first round. The athleticism of the Thunder pushed it six games, but you have to learn to win in the NBA and the Thunder are still learning. Head…

  18. Round one to JJ Hickson over Antawn Jamison, barely

    Oct 6, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Byron Scott’s biggest challenge… let me rephrase that because Scott has a multitude of challenges taking over the post-LeBron Cavaliers. One of Scott’s biggest challenges is the four spot — the proven veteran Antawn Jamison or the future of the team at the position, JJ Hickson? While it is not a totally either/or situation, the…

  19. See Heat vs. Knicks in 3D (without going to the game)

    Oct 6, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT

    A year ago I was at a fundraiser event where Panasonic was a major sponsor, and as part of the event they set up a special tent to show off what 3D television really meant. As part of the demonstration, they showed a couple minutes of a Beijing Olympics soccer game shot in 3D (NBC…

  20. General Managers predict Durant as MVP over LeBron, Lakers three-peat

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT

    You’re not the only one who thinks there will be voter fatigue — or backlash, if you wish — against LeBron James when it comes time for MVP voting. General managers around the NBA seem to think so, according to the results published at TrueHoop. In its annual survey of GMs, NBA.com found one just…

  21. Rudy Fernandez to the Knicks, not totally dead yet

    Oct 6, 2010, 10:56 AM EDT

    Rudy Fernandez went out Tuesday night and reminded everyone he can play — 15 points on 5 of 6 from three, plus five rebounds and three assists. Happy or not in Portland, he can contribute. Word comes out of New York that the Knicks still have some interest in Fernandez, according to Frank Isola of…

  22. Is Andrew Bynum one more injury away from Yao Ming territory?

    Oct 6, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

    How injury prone is Andrew Bynum? Is it a glass half full and this was just a series of flukes? Or is the parade of injuries a pattern that will continue through his career? Phil Jackson was pretty honest about it when asked by the Los Angeles Times while in Barcelona with the team on…

  23. Notes from a night of watching preseason hoops

    Oct 6, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT

    Turns out more than just the Miami Heat played last night. There were eight games on the docket and while results don’t matter things like how players looked and took advantage of opportunities do. Here are a few notes from a night of flipping through League Pass: * There was a time just a few…

  24. For Gilbert Arenas, the thrill is gone baby, it's gone away for good

    Oct 6, 2010, 2:44 AM EDT

    Gilbert Arenas looked pretty good in his first game back considering he was suspended most of last season and missed part of training camp with a sprained ankle. He finished with 12 points on 5 of 9 shooting . But the happy-go-lucky, passionate Gilbert Arenas was nowhere to be seen Wednesday, apparently disappearing after being…

  25. Dwyane Wade strains hamstring, taken out of first preseason game

    Oct 5, 2010, 10:42 PM EDT

    UPDATE 10:42 pm: Wade spoke to the media after the game and confirmed it is a pulled hamstring. He is going to rest and get treatment and be re-evaluated in a week. It likely will be a couple of weeks before Wade is running at full speed again and put back in any games. Wade…

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