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Kurt Helin

  1. Iverson's manager "shocked" no team has contacted him

    Sep 13, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT

    There was a time when Allen Iverson filled arenas to see him play, when he was the player symbolizing the bridge to the hip-hop culture in the NBA, when his jersey sales were at the top of the league, when he was one of the most dynamic players in the NBA. That was a decade…

  2. The Knicks bench could win them some games. No, I mean it.

    Sep 13, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

    While you were busy talking about how the Knicks missed out on LeBron and Wade but got that Amare guy and he’s not that bad, you missed something. Donnie Walsh put together a pretty deep team. Not deep with name guys in the Lakers sense, but similar in one way — deep with guys who…

  3. Chicago counting on chemistry to make them elite

    Sep 13, 2010, 5:09 PM EDT

    Kyle Korver thinks the Chicago Bulls need to be mentioned in the top tier of the East, with Miami and Boston (and maybe Orlando, we like them there but you can argue that one). Most people have them as good but a notch below. How is Chicago going to get to that elite level, you…

  4. LeBron James skips OSU/Miami after he can't get a police escort

    Sep 13, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT

    Oh, LeBron. We know you’re not just a big walking ego. We get why you went to Miami and that you took less money to do it. We think the trio of you in Miami is going to work out. We’re not on board with the “hate all things LeBron” trend that seems to have…

  5. Dwyane Wade has gotten some grief, but he's happy it's nothing like LeBron

    Sep 13, 2010, 3:39 PM EDT

    Ah, we are happily part of this Internet media age, when we can pass along a story on Dwyane Wade responding to comments Pat Riley made to chastise comments on Stan Van Gundy and Charles Barkley…. Wade talked with friend/contributor/bon vivant of this blog Ira Winderman, in his role as the Heat and NBA writer…

  6. Michael Reinsdorf, son of owner Jerry, takes over as Bulls COO

    Sep 13, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT

    Not a real shock here, Michael Reinsdorf started to take on more of a role with the Bulls in the last couple years, but now it is official. The team has announced that Michael — the son of owner Jerry Reinsdorf — will take over as team President and COO of the Bulls. This is…

  7. Cavs hire former Suns executive David Griffin as head of the basketball side

    Sep 13, 2010, 2:27 PM EDT

    David Griffin has signed on for some rebuilding. Former Suns executive Griffin has been hired as the new Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN. Griffin left Phoenix with Steve Kerr. He had been the frontrunner to take over as general manager in Denver, when talks reportedly hit a snag…

  8. Poll: What player is most likely to use Team USA as a springboard?

    Sep 13, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

    Who best will use the Team USA gold in Turkey as a springboard to a breakout season?customer surveys

  9. Jermaine O'Neal says he chose Boston because they have walked the walk

    Sep 13, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

    Jermaine O’Neal had options this summer — he was a skilled big man who would be playing for a very affordable contract. Two contenders in the East wanted him, Miami and Boston. O’Neal has been near the top looking down on the rest of the league before, with Indiana in the pre-brawl years. It was…

  10. LeBron James says he tried to repay Cleveland on the court, is ready for change

    Sep 13, 2010, 12:49 PM EDT

    Does LeBron James owe Cleveland anything? LeBron has been at the center of the NBA universe this summer, but has said very little personally to the media (we’re not really counting The Decision as hard-hitting questions). There are a lot of questions to be asked, and Lang Whitaker of SLAM covered many of them a…

  11. PBT Season Preview: The New York Knicks

    Sep 13, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT

    Today starts PBT’s run through every team in the NBA, looking at the changes and upcoming season. Every weekday from now through the start of the season a new team will be the focus. We start with the Knicks and will spend this week in the Atlantic Division. Last season: An uninspiring 29-53 record that…

  12. Samuel Dalembert wants the rock

    Sep 13, 2010, 11:38 AM EDT

    Philadelphia didn’t expect scoring out of Samuel Dalembert, he was the defensive stopper. Last season he got an average of 6.4 shots per game and that led to 8.1 points. Not much, but those numbers were up from the year before. But Dalembert can score, and he wants the rock, as he told RDS.ca (as…

  13. Lou Amundson reaches deal with Golden State Warriors

    Sep 13, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

    They may not have a classic big man, but the Golden State Warriors have an athletic and interesting front line. One that just got more interesting with news that Lou Amundson has reached a deal with the Warriors, a two year deal worth just less than $5 million, with the second year a player option…

  14. Spanish bank BBVA signs $100 million marketing deal with NBA

    Sep 13, 2010, 10:36 AM EDT

    When you flipped away from NFL Sunday to watch some of the WNBA finals… well, if you had (and you should have to watch Sue Bird drain a free throw line jumper with 2.6 seconds left to give Seattle the win), you would have noticed something: Both teams had the logo for BBVA on their…

  15. Antoine Walker to be working out in Charlotte, hoping for camp invite

    Sep 13, 2010, 9:34 AM EDT

    Money is a motivator. Antoine Walker needs money, he owes Vegas casinos $1 million after a settlement and has debts piled high as he tries to climb out of the hole from a terrible gambling addiction, one that left him nearly broke. So Walker is looking to get paid to play. He has been working…

  16. On eve of court date, Matt Barnes portrays himself as a family man

    Sep 13, 2010, 8:27 AM EDT

    Monday Matt Barnes will be in a Sacramento court, facing changes in a domestic violence case. Sunday night Barnes tweeted the photo you see here, with his sons. The caption read “Me & Isaiah learning the new triangle offense.” The timing of the photos is not a coincidence. Whether they accurately reflect Barnes’ family life,…

  17. Dampier "in limbo" as Bobcats phone rings off hook with trade offers

    Sep 12, 2010, 8:58 PM EDT

    It’s been 60 days as of Monday since the Charlotte Bobcats acquired Erick Dampier from Dallas. Which means that as of Monday they can trade him. So their phone is ringing off the hook. Dampier did not reach a minutes played marker in his contract last season, so his deal is not guaranteed. Waive him…

  18. USA uses "Big Ds" — Durant and defense — to beat Turkey, win gold

    Sep 12, 2010, 4:53 PM EDT

    Think back a couple weeks ago to the start of the FIBA World Championships, to all those concerns about Team USA — they were not big enough, they lacked international experience, they were too young. You can get caught up in what a team can’t do and ignore what it can. And this version of…

  19. Who will have the biggest impact on the FIBA World Championship finals?

    Sep 11, 2010, 11:08 PM EDT

    Who will have the biggest impact on the FIBA World Championship Finalsonline survey

  20. Preview: USA v. Turkey, the ultimate road test. With an Olympic trip on the line.

    Sep 11, 2010, 10:49 PM EDT

    Kevin Durant was part Texas playing at Oklahoma. That was nothing. Chauncey Billups has been the road team in the NBA Finals. But that was nothing like this. Lamar Odom has heard the fans in Boston during the NBA finals, but he has heard nothing like what he will Sunday. The USA is going to…

  21. Andrew Bogut played some 5-on-5 games, he may be closer than we thought

    Sep 11, 2010, 3:16 AM EDT

    Call it informal and unplanned all you want, it’s a step forward and a good sign. Andrew Bogut got some run in some 5-on-5 drills with teammates at the Cousins Center in St. Francis (where all the cool Bucks players are working out these days). He told the Journal Sentinel that he needs some conditioning…

  22. Preview USA vs. Lithuanians: Now we see how far the youngsters have come

    Sep 10, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

    Back in August, the USA got together to take on Lithuania in a “friendly” — and the young Americans got punched in the mouth for a half. Don’t believe me, this is what Coach K told John Schuhmann of NBA.com. “They were playing the international game and we were still playing a U.S. game that…

  23. After midnight, Wizards gonna let it all hang down

    Sep 10, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

    Midnight madness makes sense in college, the students only left their dorm room 90 minutes before looking for something to do. They are fresher at midnight than they are for a 9 a.m. class. Way fresher. And they smell better. Midnight madness in the NBA… we shall see. The Washington Wizards are going to give…

  24. Bobcats invite Darius Miles to camp

    Sep 10, 2010, 3:27 PM EDT

    Darius Miles is getting another look from another team. This time it’s the Charlotte Bobcats, who have signed him to a make-good contract and invited him to their training camp. The Bobcats had brought him in for a workout in June but waited until now to act (a sign they weren’t in love with him,…

  25. Pat Riley fires back at Charles Barkley, Stan Van Gundy and all you Heat haters

    Sep 10, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT

    Pat Riley is done biting his tongue. He’s spent the last two months listening to people criticize his players and their wanting to play on one team and he’s had it. Not as much with the media and bloggers — although I have yet to receive a bouquet of roses — but with the people…

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