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Kurt Helin

  1. Celebrating the NBA's Irish, like Lamar O'do'm

    Mar 17, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT

    I’ve struggled all day to think of the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day NBA style. Leave it to the boys at The Basketball Jones to celebrate the NBA’s Irish legends in song — famed players like Fabricio O’Berto and Greg O’Den. Enjoy.

  2. Drafting the NCAA Tourney: Butler's Gordon Hayward

    Mar 17, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

    We all love the NCAA tournament, but as NBA fans we watch it with a different eye — who is going to be coming out of this showcase and on to the NBA. This is part of a series looking at future NBA players you should watch this weekend. Certainly there is no reason to…

  3. The official PBT NCAA "office pool"

    Mar 17, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT

    What, you think you know more about college basketball than me? Well, actually you probably do. My wife will likely beat me in this year’s pool, and she was confused as to where UCLA was in the bracket and why she couldn’t find it. (For the record, and so I’m not sleeping on the couch…

  4. Tyreke Evans is better than you

    Mar 17, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

    Baron Davis is wrong. Not just about his penchant for pull up threes rather than running the offense, but also about league-wide awards. Davis said yesterday that Brandon Jennings should be Rookie of the Year because his team is winning more. Baron, I know you’re pumping up your fellow SoCal boy, but you are wrong.…

  5. Brandon Roy searches for his inner Kobe

    Mar 17, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT

    Larry Bird, killer. Michael Jordan, killer. Kobe Bryant, killer. Brandon Roy… meh. At least it was that way, until Roy took a hard look at himself after a recent Portland loss to Denver and told Yahoo’s Mark Spears things had to change. I look back at [Michael] Jordan, and Kobe recently. Those guys try to…

  6. It's official: Jordan owns the Bobcats

    Mar 17, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    It was a done deal — he has been sitting on the end of the bench annoying his team now for a couple weeks — but there had to be a formal vote that approved Michael Jordan as the owner of the Bobcats. How did you think that vote was going to go? Of course,…

  7. Brackets! Fill out your brackets right here!

    Mar 17, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

    UPDATE: You can join the official PBT NCAA pool, follow this link for the details. We’ve been trying to help out by telling you some future NBA prospects to watch in the NCAA Tournament, but really that’s not the best part of the NCAA Tournament. The best part is filling out your bracket, watching the…

  8. Mike Brown gets in LeBron's face, isn't fired

    Mar 17, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT

    Rule number one in Cleveland: Keep LeBron James happy. Rule number two in Cleveland: Keep LeBron Happy. There are no other rules. So when coach Mike “hey LeBron, what do you want to do here?” Brown got in the MVP’s face Tuesday night, it was a surprise. To say the least. But Brian Windhorst saw…

  9. Quote of the day

    Mar 17, 2010, 11:06 AM EDT

    “I’ve had some bad games the last five games – I’m not doing it on purpose, I’m really not.” –Chris Kaman of the Los Angeles Clippers (via the LA Times)

  10. Drafting the NCAA Tourney: Gonzaga vs. Florida State

    Mar 17, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

    We all love the NCAA tournament, but as NBA fans we watch it with a different eye — who is going to be coming out of this showcase and on to the NBA. This is part of a series looking at future NBA players you should watch this weekend. Gonzaga against Florida State — this…

  11. Wade to be newest Miami pitchman

    Mar 17, 2010, 9:18 AM EDT

    No sane basketball fan, shivering under a jacket and three-layers of clothes in the Northeast this winter, thought to themselves: I know Dwyane Wade wants to give up living in Miami to move here. Sorry New Yorkers, but Miami is warm in the winter. The people are beautiful. There are no state income taxes… and…

  12. Memphis owner: We will sign Gay

    Mar 17, 2010, 8:54 AM EDT

    It’s been a fun game to play: Which team, once they fail to get LeBron/Wade/Bosh this summer, will overpay to get Rudy Gay? How about Memphis? The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reports that in a meeting with season ticket holders before the game last night, Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley said he intends to match any offer Gay…

  13. Blazers fire Pritchard's right hand man

    Mar 17, 2010, 8:21 AM EDT

    You may not know the name Tom Penn, but front office people throughout the league do — He’s a guy in line for a GM job somewhere. He is Portland’s Vice President of Basketball Operations and a key part of their staff with general manager Kevin Pritchard that has rebuilt Portland into an up-and-comer. Make…

  14. Baseline to Baseline, your game recaps

    Mar 17, 2010, 2:47 AM EDT

    What you missed while noticing Lady Gaga looks like Gozer the Gozerian… Suns 152, Timberwolves 114: Yes, you see that score correctly, it was play-like-it-was-1982 flashback night in Phoenix. And yes, that would be a new high water mark for scoring this season, thank you very much. The Suns had a redonkulous 150 offensive rating…

  15. Durant goes out on limb, picks Kansas

    Mar 16, 2010, 11:45 PM EDT

    Good thing he went with his head over his heart, because if Kevin Durant had picked Texas to win it all there would have been endless mocking. Instead, Durant blogged on his site that he is taking the chalk in the NCAA tournament. As far as some of the more intriguing matchups of the tournament,…

  16. Josh Howard may miss start of next season

    Mar 16, 2010, 11:02 PM EDT

    Josh Howard — traded from Dallas to the Washington Wizards at the deadline and subsequently injured his knee three games later — not only will miss the rest of this season but also could miss the start of next year. Surgery Tuesday repaired ligaments in Howard’s let knee, but the recovery is expected to take…

  17. Drafting the NCAA Tourney: Houston's Aubrey Coleman

    Mar 16, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT

    We all love the NCAA tournament, but as NBA fans we watch it with a different eye — who is going to be coming out of this showcase and on to the NBA. This is part of a series looking at future NBA players you should watch this weekend. Here’s what you need to know…

  18. Jason Terry could play Wednesday

    Mar 16, 2010, 4:53 PM EDT

    UPDATE 4:55 pm: Jason Terry was at Mavericks’ practice Tuesday, complete with mask. Which he hates. Click on this link from Dallasbasketball.com and you can see why. “If I miss the first shot, it might be coming off,” Mavs guard Jason Terry said after Tuesday’s practice, during which he wore his new protective mask. “Take…

  19. Sixers' Young out with broken thumb

    Mar 16, 2010, 4:21 PM EDT

    Thaddeus Young got the start at his natural small forward position Monday night but didn’t seem to do much with it — just 2 of 8 shooting and pretty uninspired play as Philly lost to New York. But we’ll cut him some slack, since he was playing with a broken thumb (according to Rotoworld’s Adam…

  20. Broken finger will not ground Birdman

    Mar 16, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT

    Chris Anderson was not his usual self against Houston Monday night, meaning no blocks were sent into the third row. In fact, he had no blocks at all and played just 16 minutes. The reason might be the broken ring finger on his right hand (as reported in the Denver Post), which happened in Saturday…

  21. Drafting the NCAA Tourney: Georgia Tech

    Mar 16, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    We all love the NCAA tournament, but as NBA fans we watch it with a different eye — who is going to be coming out of this showcase and on to the NBA. This is part of a series looking at future NBA players you should watch this weekend. Georgia Tech has a long list…

  22. Cavaliers goosing the Association

    Mar 16, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT

    It’s all about the goose eye. You already see the goose eye all over the basketball landscape — college games, NBA benches, even that geek in your rec league — and you can thank the Cavaliers for that. Everybody is doing it. Wait, I see that confused look on your face. Let’s let the people…

  23. Shaq is back in Cleveland

    Mar 16, 2010, 1:39 PM EDT

    In the two weeks since his thumb surgery, Shaquille O’Neal has been recuperating in his palatial home in Orlando. Nothing wrong with that — if you had to choose between the weather in Cleveland and Orlando in February, you’d choose Florida, too. But now Shaq is back in Cleveland, has met with team doctors and…

  24. Jazz GM will go through motions with Boozer

    Mar 16, 2010, 1:04 PM EDT

    Fans everywhere are going to love Carlos Boozer the free agent this summer. Well, except for Cleveland, where the mention of Boozer’s name still can lead locals to punch you just for uttering it. But that will be different in other cities across the land. It’s easy to picture Boozer — one of the game’s…

  25. Drafting the NCAA Tourney: New Mexico's Darington Hobson

    Mar 16, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    We all love the NCAA tournament, but as NBA fans we watch it with a different eye — who is going to be coming out of this showcase and on to the NBA. This is part of a series looking at future NBA players you should watch this weekend. Know this — New Mexico is…

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