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  1. What NBA Draft night meant for five teams

    Jun 25, 2010, 9:32 AM EDT

    We just finished a season. The confetti is still stuck to Laker fans’ shoes. But one of the best things about the NBA is that immediately the slate is wiped clean and the season begins anew with the draft. And more so than any other sport, draft night can define your franchise. Even if you…

  2. Grizzlies admit they were wrong about 2009 draft, still completely miss the point

    Jun 24, 2010, 11:37 AM EDT

    The Grizzlies have learned! They admitted a mistake! An NBA front office actually admitted a draft mistake! Good times are on the way! We can learn! Or not. The Memphis Commercial Appeal’s Geoff Calkins has an article today leading with a fine quote from the man in charge of the Grizzlies, Michael Heisley. If you…

  3. NBA Draft: Thunder aiming for the Pacer's No.10 pick

    Jun 23, 2010, 9:44 PM EDT

    Is Sam Presti magic? Does he have mutant powers of persuasion? Does he know, in fact, how to make friends and influence people? Apparently freaking so, because hours after translating the 32nd overall pick into the 18th and a three point shooting champ, the Thunder are active again. This time, they’re looking to move the…

  4. The Lakers' backcourt is going to look dramatically different next season

    Jun 23, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

    It was pointed at as a significant weakness all year, and now it’s looking like the Los Angeles Lakers backcourt, despite being good enough to win a championship, will go through dramatic shakeups this summer. First up is Shannon Brown, or as I like to call him, “King of the Missed Garbage Time Dunk.” NBA…

  5. Blazers make second round swap with Warriors in NBA Draft

    Jun 21, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT

    Kevin Pritchard is hanging out over the precipice, being dangled on a hook by his Blazers employer over what are widely rumored to be a perceived arrogance on his part. His job may or may not be in jeopardy, leaving doubt as to if he’ll even be the one pushing buttons on draft night on…

  6. Devin Harris has gone from cornerstone to trade bait and back again

    Jun 20, 2010, 5:51 PM EDT

    You may remember a time long ago, 12 whole months ago, when Devin Harris was considered a top flight point guard in the league. He was part of the Mavs’ run that resulted in a Finals appearance and the top overall seed in the NBA in 2007 (something, something, first round exit; we’re just going…

  7. NBA Draft: Kings backup plan may be Greg Monroe

    Jun 20, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    When the Kings traded Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes to the Sixers for Samuel Dalembert, it became pretty clear they were aiming for a big in Thursday’s draft. The question is, of course, which big? The Sacramento Bee reports that DeMarcus Cousins is the top selection, but that if Cousins is off the board, Greg…

  8. Hawks aren't going anywhere any time soon

    Jun 20, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    That headline’s a bit of a backhanded compliment considering where the team’s roster finds itself, but this is a business subject.  The Atlanta Spirit, the ownership group for the Hawks, informed the AP that they had no intention of selling or moving the team, despite recent rumors to the contrary. The Hawks have been locked…

  9. Michael Beasley wishes he'd stayed in school

    Jun 20, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

    Jacob Pullen is a talented wing from Kansas State, but not a player rocketing up draft boards. As such, he elected to spend another year in school and wait to see if the future with a senior season would be what’s best for him. What’s interesting is who helped lead him to that decision.  Michael…

  10. Suns pick up option on Alvin Gentry, but still playing it tight for the future

    Jun 20, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Alvin Gentry took the Phoenix Suns to the Western Conference Finals, Game 6 after beating the San Antonio Spurs, who had plagued the franchise for close to a decade. He did so with Jared Dudley and Lou Amundson as his primary bench components. Lou Amundson! As a reward of faith for that work, Suns managing…

  11. Ohio minor league baseball team takes latest swing in 'Most Pathetic LeBron James Pitch' competition

    Jun 19, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT

    I’d just like to take a moment and applaud those NBA cities with cap space that haven’t completely degraded themselves in an attempt to grab headlines related to LeBron James by throwing themselves at him with gimmicks. Thanks for that.  For the rest of you, here’s your latest competition.  The Cleveland Plains Dealer reports that…

  12. Bobcats looking to continue pattern of heavy trade activity

    Jun 19, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Since Larry Brown took over as head coach of the Bobcats, each season has held a significant trade to overhaul the franchise. First it was trading Jason Richardson for Boris Diaw and Raja Bell. Then trading Emeka Okafor for Tyson Chandler. Then trading Bell for Stephen Jackson. And most recently acquiring Tyrus Thomas for Flip…

  13. NBA Draft: Kahn says Wolves are 'unlikely' to trade 4th pick

    Jun 19, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    David Kahn made a significant splash in last year’s draft, picking up an extra pick in the top 5 from the Wizards in exchange for Randy Foye and Mike Miller. That kind of aggressiveness led many to consider he might make a similar splash in this year’s draft, but by using his pick in a…

  14. Report: Ainge considering McHale as backup plan to Rivers, might be gone himself

    Jun 19, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    The Celtics’ Finals loss to the Lakers has hit the team hard. In its wake, there’s uncertainty at every level. Ray Allen is a free agent. Kendrick Perkins may not be back in time for the start of the season. The team needs a younger roster infusion. And most notably, Doc Rivers may be moving…

  15. Report: Pacers considering taking Daniel Orton in NBA Draft

    Jun 19, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

    The Pacers have a lot of work to do to turn their team into a contender. They’re still siphoning off pieces of the former Eastern Conference contenders (while Ron Artest is winning championships for he Lakers) and trying to formulate a new core.  Apparently, one of their moves they may be planning is a little…

  16. Sixers may have tipped their hand about drafting Evan Turner

    Jun 19, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Evan Turner is widely considered the No.2 overall prospect in Thursday’s draft. The Sixers have several needs, but Turner is such a dynamic talent, the national player of the year, that he outweighs other needs they may have. Their recent trade of Samuel Dalembert for Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes does leave open the possibility…

  17. The Answer thinks there are still more shots to be taken

    Jun 18, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT

    Allen Iverson was supposed to be through. After a season where he had significant trouble finding a willing team to take him on, only to settle with Memphis, then ditch Memphis when things didn’t go his way, then headed to Philly where he was largely ineffectual, then leaving the team due to significant health problems…

  18. Video NBA finals: 'Crazy Pills' Artest on the mic

    Jun 18, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

    When the Lakers won last night, people had a variety of reactions. Some cried happy tears and hugged their loves ones. Some drank champagne. Others beat up some cops and broke some stuff. A lot of people did that, actually. But Ron Artest? He was just humble and wanted to party. And when the Lakers…

  19. NBA finals Video: Kobe has one more than Shaq, and would like to tell you so

    Jun 18, 2010, 12:20 PM EDT

    There’s a surreality to the tone of championship teams. Even after five titles, Kobe still appears stunned that he’s reached the summit again. Phil Jackson, with 11 rings (one for the pinky toe?) still seems like the entire experience is odd. Oddly in the video below, it’s only Pau Gasol who seems nonplussed. And of…

  20. NBA finals: Lakers will parade the streets as champions on Monday

    Jun 18, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    The Lakers have announced their parade info. It’s time to party with the champions. Again. For the sixteenth time in NBA history. Seventeenth overall. You’d think they’d get tired of it. These parades come as regularly as the St. Patty’s Day one in Boston. But no, of course, nothing beats a title and the Laker…

  21. NBA Finals Lakers Celtics Game 7: "Crazy Pills" Ron Artest validates loonies everywhere with championship performance

    Jun 18, 2010, 2:55 AM EDT

    In his uniform, with confetti raining down upon him in his first moments as an NBA championship, Ron Artest thanked his therapist.  Of course he did.  The man known as ‘Crazy Pills’ became something more in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, knocking down clutch shot after clutch shot, playing within himself, and finally obtaining…

  22. NBA Finals Lakers Celtics Game 7: Lakers fans celebrate 17th title by being complete morons

    Jun 18, 2010, 2:03 AM EDT

    Someone, you’ve got to explain it to me.  Your team has just won its seventeenth title. You mock other teams’ passion, saying “Act like you’ve been there.” You rarely show up on time for home games, and chant for tacos. And you elect to react to your second consecutive championship by… Flipping cars, throwing rocks…

  23. NBA finals Lakers Celtics Game 7: Kobe Bryant and a legacy at war

    Jun 18, 2010, 12:36 AM EDT

    That’s one for the thumb.  Kobe Bryant won his fifth title in 2009-2010, nesting a clutch jumper and a series of icing free throws. The storybook ending was written, with Bryant further cementing his legacy as one of the truly great players in NBA history. His veteran leadership and indomitable will to win is second to…

  24. NBA finals Lakers Celtics Game 6: Blogbook thinks the C's have 'Tremors'

    Jun 16, 2010, 1:29 AM EDT

    A collection of thoughts on Lakers-Celtics Game 6… You’re all familiar with “Tremors“, right? Classic mid-90’s comedy horror film about gigantic sand-worm-like creatures that come up from the ground and suck people into the earth, eating them? Yeah, the Lakers were a lot like that tonight. They overwhelmed Boston from the beginning, and you could…

  25. NBA finals Lakers Celtics Game 6: Lakers bench arrives just in time

    Jun 16, 2010, 12:20 AM EDT

    Something about home cooking. Does the bench body good. There’s been a high level of complexity to the results of the NBA finals thus far. Everything from the Lakers’ ball movement to the Celtics rebounding have influenced the outcome. But a consistent factor in deciding these games has been the output of the respective benches.…

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