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Kurt Helin

  1. Record number of D-League call-ups to NBA

    Mar 31, 2010, 10:52 AM EST

    It’s a huge and difficult decision for a number of men each fall. These men came up just short of making an NBA roster and now they are faced with a choice: Sharpen their skills in the D-League, where NBA scouts are watching, or go to Europe and play where the paychecks are bigger. Score…

  2. Dorell Wright's actions may cost him

    Mar 31, 2010, 10:23 AM EST

    Dorell Wright is a free agent this summer, and his play on the court was going to earn him some bank. He’s giving the Miami Heat 20 solid minutes a night off the bench, shooting well at 45 percent overall and 36 percent from three (you’d like to see him attack the rim more and…

  3. Amare Stoudemire adds to poster collection

    Mar 31, 2010, 9:54 AM EST

    The way he’s been playing lately, if you are a defender and see Amare Stoudemire coming to attack the rim, just get out of the way. You’re not going to stop him. Just ask the Bulls, his latest victims.

  4. New Jersey Nets players want to win, ruin franchise

    Mar 31, 2010, 9:39 AM EST

    Now is the time for tanking. If a team is not headed to the playoffs — say, hypothetically, the New Jersey Nets — the future of the franchise is better served by getting the best NBA lottery odds it can. That’s no guarantee of a John Wall, but just like at the blackjack table you…

  5. Eddy Curry, Larry Hughes: stealing money

    Mar 31, 2010, 9:04 AM EST

    When you look at the worst contracts in the NBA, it is amazing just how many current and former Knicks players are on that list. Well, maybe not so much amazing as just sad. Dime Magazine put together a list of the top 10 NBA players just stealing money this year — guys getting paid…

  6. Hedo Turkoglu accepts coming off Raptors' bench

    Mar 31, 2010, 8:42 AM EST

    Hedo Turkoglu has been demoted. Not as far as Raptor fans want him demoted, which would be Cheremkhovo, the Russian team from Siberia. But he has been demoted. Turkoglu is now coming off the bench in Toronto. And he told the Toronto Sun he accepts that. “No, I was upset that I couldn’t help but…

  7. Caron Butler smells good, like Maverick musk

    Mar 31, 2010, 8:12 AM EST

    Ladies, watch Caron Butler. Then the original. Then back to Caron. Sadly, you’re man isn’t as funny as Caron. Because this is actually pretty darn funny. (Via Land O’ Lakers).

  8. Baseline to Baseline, the "Steve Nash is good" edition

    Mar 31, 2010, 3:55 AM EST

    What you missed while picturing a statue of Tiger Woods covered in condoms…. Suns 110, Bulls 105: The Suns offense in the clutch is a beautiful thing. The spacing is spectacular, the recognition is almost flawless. They run the pick-and-roll but do it as God intended. Look at the Suns last three baskets: On one…

  9. Utah Jazz may have inside track for two seed

    Mar 30, 2010, 5:25 PM EST

    Nobody out West has the cushy ride that Miami does the rest of the way this season. That is the Hummer stretch limo of easy paths to the playoffs. But out in the West, where 1.5 games separate seeds two to five, and just 4.5 separate two seed Dallas to the eighth seeded Spurs, every…

  10. Phil Jackson muddies the water on his future. Again.

    Mar 30, 2010, 3:29 PM EST

    If you want to know whether or not Phil Jackson is going to come back and coach the Lakers next year, asking Phil Jackson may be the worst way to find out. Jackson rarely says anything that doesn’t have a secondary intent and meaning. The truth is murky and covered up. Take these comments on…

  11. Amare Stoudemire thinks you're retarded, it's not about the money

    Mar 30, 2010, 2:33 PM EST

    It’s not about the money. It’s never about the money in the NBA. It’s about the love of the game, the quest for self-improvement, it’s about team. Right Amare Stoudemire? You’re not suddenly All-World since the All-Star break because you see a new contract this summer. What would you say to people who are so…

  12. Ray Allen bringing basketball back to Seattle

    Mar 30, 2010, 1:27 PM EST

    The fans in Seattle got screwed. They deserve some NBA basketball, Ray Allen is trying to bring it to them, at least for a night. Sports Illustrated has the details. A charity game, spearheaded by Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen and embraced by a litany of other players with ties to Seattle and the now-defunct…

  13. James Johnson drops 35 pounds

    Mar 30, 2010, 12:57 PM EST

    When Loul Deng went down, James Johnson got thrown right into the middle of a playoff race. The Bulls are trying to catch Toronto for the right to be destroyed by Cleveland in the first round, and the Wake Forest rookie was suddenly the starting three on a team that needed wins. And he’s been…

  14. Josh Childress mulls ending Greece vacation, returning to NBA

    Mar 30, 2010, 11:02 AM EST

    With the looming lockout on the horizon, a lot of NBA players (and their agents) are looking at Europe and saying, “I could do that.” But the one big NBA name already there — former Hawk Josh Childress — is thinking about coming back. Maybe the league’s best sixth man — an athletic and fun-to-watch…

  15. PBT now on Facebook

    Mar 30, 2010, 9:39 AM EST

    I, and the rest of the team here at ProBasketballTalk, are really twitter people at heart. Not sure what that really says about us, other than we like short sentences. Really. Short. But I are open to all the Web has to offer (except YouTube cat videos). So now we have the ProBasketballTalk Facebook page.…

  16. Jeff Van Gundy appears leader to coach Nets

    Mar 30, 2010, 9:27 AM EST

    Now that the Nets have 10 wins, let’s start talking about what really matters — next season. The next big day on the calendar in New Jersey is May 18, John Wall Day. What you call the NBA draft lottery. It could be a huge day in franchise history if the math goes their way,…

  17. Joey Dorsey waived by Sacramento Kings

    Mar 30, 2010, 8:55 AM EST

    In the flashes we have seen, it seems like Joey Dorsey can play at the NBA level. It’s hard to judge, though, when a guy gets so little burn. Even on a Sacramento team that could seem to use him. Dorsey has been cut loose, waived by the Kings. The writing was on the wall…

  18. Kenyon Martin fears he could be done for season

    Mar 30, 2010, 8:32 AM EST

    Last night, Dirk Nowitzki went off on the Denver Nuggets, putting up a triple double. He got to the spots on the floor he wanted, got the shots he wanted and finished with 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Kenyon Martin’s physical play is normally Denver’s answer to Dirk, but Martin had to watch…

  19. Baseline to Baseline, the "you can't stop the Nets" edition

    Mar 30, 2010, 3:24 AM EST

    What you missed around the NBA last night while wondering what it would be like to see Doc Rivers snap like that hockey coach… Mavericks 109, Nuggets: 93: Dallas won this one with their forwards. The obvious part of that is Dirk Nowitzki’s triple-double — 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists. Usually Denver puts Kenyon…

  20. New Jersey Nets, you're not the worst ever, congratulations

    Mar 29, 2010, 10:59 PM EST

    The New Jersey Nets have reached their goal of just being a kind of average very bad. The Nets picked up win number 10 on the season in style, defeating traditional power San Antonio. Except that these Spurs were without Manu Ginobili (easily the Spurs best player the last few weeks) and Tony Parker. So…

  21. Dorell Wright latest NBA player to be exposed on twitter

    Mar 29, 2010, 7:40 PM EST

    UPDATE 7:45 pm: Wright made a public apology for the photos through a released statement. “I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and the Heat organization for this embarrassment. The photos were taken roughly one year ago in what I thought was a private conversation. I lacked judgment and was naive about the Internet.…

  22. Warriors' Don Nelson: Reggie Williams has a gift

    Mar 29, 2010, 5:06 PM EST

    No team is having the success with D-League call ups that the Golden State Warriors are. Guys who were playing in Sioux Falls just a couple months ago are leading Don Nelson toward setting the NBA record for most coaching wins in a career. When things started to tighten up late Sunday night (a lead…

  23. Manu Ginobili out tonight with back spasms

    Mar 29, 2010, 4:25 PM EST

    Insert your own joke about carrying the team on his back here. Manu Ginobili will not suit up for tonight against the New Jersey Nets due to lower back spasms, according to the Spurs official twitter account. Of late Ginobili has been the best player for San Antonio, averaging 22 points a game on 51…

  24. Robin Lopez out, Phoenix Suns down

    Mar 29, 2010, 4:00 PM EST

    The Phoenix Suns won last night. They’ve been doing that a lot lately. They are 21-5 in the last 26, and Amare Stoudemire is playing the best ball of his career, which is making rims afraid. The offense is great, the defense is passable and the Suns are back to being the entertaining Suns. But…

  25. NBA Draft: Cole Aldrich not going to be in Kansas anymore

    Mar 29, 2010, 2:07 PM EST

    Cole Aldrich noticed that all the other teams upset in the NCAA Tourney had their guys declare for the draft, and he didn’t want to miss out on the party. At a press conference schedule for 4:30 (Eastern), Cole Aldrich will announce he is going pro, according to ESPN and just about everybody else on…

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