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  1. Looks like MKG is ‘just fine’

    Sep 16, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

    Kentucky Wildcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist looks up after being fouled during the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks in the men's NCAA Final Four championship college basketball game in New Orleans

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was brilliant in Summer League. For a whole game. Then he was out with a knee. It was a really disappointing start to the forward’s time with Charlotte, as MKG is largely thought of as the start of their rebuilding plan. Then he disappeared. Not a word was said about Kidd-Gilchrist over the…

  2. Louisville is totally serious about getting an NBA team

    Sep 16, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    louisville_skyline_sunset_1

    Louisville’s basketball crazy, and they want more of it. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that a group of business owners met with the mayor and other government officials recently to talk about the possibility of the city bringing in an NBA team. And they sound pretty psyched about the idea. From the Courier-Journal: A group of community…

  3. Tony Allen ‘guarantees’ he’ll be back for season opener, but what about next year?

    Sep 16, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    tony allen

    Memphis defensive pitbull guard-forward Tony Allen had minor surgery over the summer to repair cartilage in his knee. His recovery is going to run right up against the start of training camp, but Allen made it clear that he’ll be good to go for the season opener on Halloween vs. the Clippers. “I’m definitely getting myself back…

  4. Mike Miller is (surprisingly) ready for training camp

    Sep 16, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Miami Heat's Miller shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook during the first quarter in Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals in Miami

    I’ll admit it, I was convinced that Mike Miller‘s three-point barrage against the Thunder in last year’s Finals was his way of blazing into glory, as in, off into the sunset. For two years, we’d watched Miller drag a body around that wasn’t just suffering in one part of his body, it was all of…

  5. Two weeks to training camp… when Tony Allen’s hungry you better let the big dog eat

    Sep 16, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Tony Allen

    The wait is almost over. We’re two weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. The best thing about Tony Allen‘s…

  6. Shaq has a plan for the Knicks to have a better chance against Miami which will help them not at all

    Sep 15, 2012, 10:56 PM EST

    LeBron James Carmelo Anthony

    ESPN NY got Shaquille O’Neal to talk about the Knicks for the upcoming season, not exactly a difficult thing to do, on any topic at any time. And apparently they decided to ask him what they have to do to get past the Heat, or, what they need to do to beat the Heat if…

  7. Do the Jazz need to ‘fix’ Al Jefferson and if so, how do they do it?

    Sep 15, 2012, 6:21 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    In a very thorough and open-minded post on the Jazz Blog SLCDunk, they’ve reached a conclusion that Al Jefferson is not nearly the player that Jazz fans want him to be or the organization needs him to be. This is going to run counter to what a lot of people outside of SLC tend to…

  8. Two weeks to training camp… Dirk Nowitzki can kill your dreams a million ways

    Sep 15, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki

    The wait is almost over. We’re two weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. The angles Dirk Nowitzki uses out…

  9. We know experience matters in the NBA, but the question ‘Why?’ lingers

    Sep 15, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Mavericks forward Marion, guard Kidd, guard Terry and forward Nowitzki stand with the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy before their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    There’s a certain contrast when it comes to how people view age in the NBA. Coaches and players like, trust in, and believe in experienced veterans, while fans like young players. Younger players represent upside and potential, the unknown, athleticism and possibility to fans. But to coaches and veterans, they represent mistakes, sloppiness, a lack…

  10. Two weeks to training camp… Chris Paul’s teardrop is like a wizard from an 80’s metal animation

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Chris Paul

    The wait is almost over. We’re two weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. Chris Paul is known for…

  11. The Inbounds: Retro-veterans and the once-and-future rim protector

    Sep 13, 2012, 3:46 PM EST

    Ben Wallace, Jordan Williams

    In 2006, signing Ben Wallace to a deal would have been in an incredible franchise-changing move to radically alter the outlook of your defense. In 2009, trading for him would have been seen as a desperate and flawed move towards overpaying for an unproductive and underwhelming player. In 2012, it’s a pretty solid move which…

  12. The Inbounds: The NBA Hierarchy of Needs Part II, the Basketball Collective and success

    Sep 12, 2012, 1:55 PM EST

    In Part 1, we talked about the individual’s needs in order to play at the highest level they can, those transcendent performances that defy logic and make us love the game. But a player reaching a status as self-actualized doesn’t just sometimes fail to lead to victories, it often times does. The ability to play…

  13. The Inbounds: The NBA Hierarchy of Needs Part I, the Star-Builder

    Sep 12, 2012, 12:50 PM EST

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. The following is a work of theory and more of a thought exercise than anything else. It’s not based on…

  14. The Inbounds: Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and the actualization of scorers

    Sep 10, 2012, 12:38 PM EST

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    Does Kobe Bryant need to be more like Dwyane Wade? Or does Dwyane Wade need to be more like Kobe Bryant? Neither? Both? Hungry? Who’s hungry? The biggest challenge for any player in the NBA is the same one so many children struggle with: how to play with others. Particularly those whose talents are self-mobilized.…

  15. Three weeks to training camp… Kobe ain’t dead yet

    Sep 9, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. I get bugged a lot…

  16. Report: Dominic McGuire signs with Toronto

    Sep 9, 2012, 7:13 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

    Dominic McGuire has hung out there as one of the few name free agents left on the list. McGuire was a reserve in Golden State last year, averaging just 17.6 minutes. He averaged just 7.3 points per 36 minutes, but also tagged close to 8 rebounds and 1.4 assists at that rate. Additionally, it was…

  17. Shaq will not be playing in the Mexican League

    Sep 9, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    2nd Annual Cartoon Network Hall Of Game Awards - Arrivals

    There was a report last week about Shaquille O’Neal possibly playing in the Mexican League. It would have been just a publicity gig, but would have worked out well for both sides. But then, the report would have to be accurate. And Shaq, speaking to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, says it isn’t. Is there any truth…

  18. Three weeks to training camp… Kyrie Irving is not afraid of the moment

    Sep 9, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

    The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. The point guard position in…

  19. Marcus Camby was having a hard time with the idea of putting on a Heat jersey

    Sep 9, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Marcus Camby Knicks

    The Heat were locked in a tough free agent bidding war for Ray Allen at the same time they were pushing for Marcus Camby. Allen became their priority, and while that was happening, Camby slipped up to New York and rejoined the Knicks. In an interview with Newsday, Camby admits that the idea of playing…

  20. Dwyane Wade is trying to fix his jumper by tweaking his catch

    Sep 9, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    Dwyane Wade is an elite scorer in the NBA, but one drawback has always been his range. He’s flat-out not a good perimeter shooter, and despite the ability to nail some monster shots off the pull-up, that’s just not the strongest part of his game. But he’s trying to improve it after what he felt…

  21. Three weeks to training camp… Rajon Rondo knows ball fakes

    Sep 8, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two

    The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to It’s a singularly unique move…

  22. So what does the 2013 Hall of Fame look like?

    Sep 8, 2012, 6:12 PM EST

    Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

    With a wrap on the 2012 class after Friday night’s activities, of course the attention turns to next year and the next class. Scott Howard Cooper broke down the list for NBA.com. The big first-year addition in terms of eligibility is Gary Payton. Glove’s a lock for inclusion in the Hall, eventually, even though it’s…

  23. Guess who’s back? Back again? Isiah’s back (meeting with Dolan), tell a friend

    Sep 8, 2012, 3:48 PM EST

    Isiah Thomas

    That sound you hear is dozens of scribes all across the internet salivating with anticipation at the meat being thrown to the wolves. Isiah Thomas never stopped talking to the Knicks. He was always a member of James Dolan’s counsel, always a trusted advisor. But the New York Post reports of a meeting that has…

  24. Three weeks to training camp… Kenneth Faried is a Manimal

    Sep 8, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    kenneth-faried

    The wait is almost over. We’re three weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. Kenneth Faried wasn’t even supposed…

  25. Video: Reggie Miller thanks sister, admits he pushed off on Greg Anthony as he enters Hall of Fame

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Reggie Cheryl Miller

    Reggie Miller gave a super speech upon his induction to the Naismith Hall of Fame Friday night. He was warm, funny, self-deprecating, and yet still so confident in his own abilities and impishly proud of his constant needling. He told stories about being abused by Michael Jordan and what the game has meant to him.…

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