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  1. The Inbounds: The Pierre-Bargnani Defensive Mirror

    Aug 17, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani reacts after hitting a shot during their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    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. Some of you will be aware of this, but for those of you aren’t, let me catch you up real…

  2. Andre Iguodala is interested in a future with the Nuggets

    Aug 16, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    When you trade for a guy on an expiring contract, there’s always the risk that, much like a date after the first night out, they won’t see a future with you. There’s still a feeling of rejection when someone says they prefer the company of others to your exclusive company. You have to worry about…

  3. The Inbounds: The vanishing trade offer for Dwight Howard act

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    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. If one were to really want to, you could find out what exactly the Magic were offered for Dwight Howard…

  4. Kevin Durant is on Stephen Jackson’s rap album, so that’s a wrap on life as we know it

    Aug 16, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Stephen Jackson loves to rap. He spent a lot of the lockout working on an album, and has a new one he expects to drop this month.But his guest star is what is likely to make some waves. It’s Kevin Durant. From XXL Magazine’s interview with Captain Jackson, via HoopsHype: You mentioned that KD is…

  5. The Inbounds: Tonight the part of “the man” will be played by Andrew Bynum

    Aug 15, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    At the introductory press conference for Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Bynum told the fans and media the following in response to a question about the increased load he’s likely to bear next season. “It’s going to be a lot more exciting and a lot more fun to know that everything’s going…

  6. The Inbounds: Nash, Howard, and an impossible sword

    Aug 14, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Steve Nash Dwight Howard

    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. Last year, on a team where Marcin Gortat was the second-best player on the team and the rest of the…

  7. Report: Rockets sign Carlos Delfino to two-year deal

    Aug 13, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks' Carlos Delfino reacts after making a three point basket against the Boston Celtics during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    The Rockets successfully filled their “underrated Argentinian player who drives opposing fans insane and seems to score way more than he should be capable of” gap left vacant when they waived Luis Scola using the amnesty clause. The Houston Chronicle reports the Rockets have signed Carlos Delfino to a two-year deal, with a team option…

  8. Stephen Curry to begin working out in Bay area as next step in recovery begins

    Aug 13, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    The Warriors are betting big on Stephen Curry. It was only a matter of time before they had to choose between Curry and Monta Ellis, they chose Curry. But they did so with the knowledge that Curry was still having ankle issues, which have plagued him his entire career. But he and Andrew Bogut make…

  9. The Inbounds: Time for non-contenders to readjust their timelines

    Aug 13, 2012, 11:59 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    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. One thing that frustrates me about the NBA more than anything else is how small the list of title contenders…

  10. And at long last, the NBA goes to sleep for a month

    Aug 12, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

    James of the U.S. hugs teammate Durant after their game against Lithuania at their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

    The lockout had a lot of effects. One beat writer told me last week that because of the frequency of the games, stacked on top of each other, it didn’t feel like a 66-game season, but a 120-game season. Then there were the playoffs, with back-to-backs in the second round. The conference finals whizzing by…

  11. LeBron James hints that he may not return for Rio in 2016

    Aug 12, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    James of the U.S. goes in for a lay-up past Lithuania's Kleiza during their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

    LeBron James just won his second gold medal. He was the best player in the Olympics, he is the best player in the world, and there can be no doubt of his place in history that is still growing. And as usual, most of the time when you get through with all the work that…

  12. Jason Terry got another trophy tattoo. This one has a leprechaun, no kidding.

    Aug 12, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Jason Terry famously got a tattoo of the Larry O’Brien trophy before the 2010-2011 season, promising to remove it if Dallas didn’t win the title. When he won the title, it was safe. Now he has another one. But this one has a bit of Boston flair. From his Twitter account: So now Jason Terry…

  13. Big Lakers news! They signed Jodie Meeks! What did you guys think we were talking about?

    Aug 12, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Just to review, the Los Angeles Lakers traded draft picks they’re not going to use or need for Steve Nash, and the second best center in the league, Andrew Bynum, for the best center in the league, Dwight Howard. And they upgraded their bench. The Los Angeles times reports that the Lakers have signed reserve…

  14. LeBron James and a golden transformation

    Aug 12, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

    Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler

    A year ago, LeBron James didn’t exist. After mourning in his house over the loss of the NBA Finals for several weeks, dealing with the way his entire world had been turned upside down, how the public had revolted against him, James was simply absent. He rarely made appearances if ever at the NBA-NBPA meetings…

  15. Reinsdorf says the Bulls will not rush Derrick Rose back

    Aug 12, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    Don’t get your hopes up about seeing Derrick Rose before late, late in the season. After an initial report listed him back on the floor after ACL surgery in January, that was pushed back to February, then March. Now, in a radio interview in Chicago via ESPN Chicago, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf said the Bulls…

  16. Shaq says the pressure is on Howard to win in L.A.. Related: Obvious former Lakers center is obvious.

    Aug 11, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O’Neal, ever the critic of Dwight Howard since Howard “stole” his Superman moniker, had some strong words for Howard coming to L.A.. It’s not going to be a cakewalk, indeed it’s going to be a huge challenge. From USA Today: “The pressure that he has been feeling in Orlando has just multiplied by three…

  17. Kobe Bryant sends mixed messages about Andrew Bynum

    Aug 11, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One

    OK, this is kind of weird. It doesn’t really matter, it’s just kind of weird. Here’s Kobe Bryant‘s message on Facebook to Andrew Bynum on Friday: I wish nothing but the best for Big Bynum. I hope he follows what was a great season last year with an even better one next year. via Well, it…

  18. Report: Nets-Magic Howard deal blew up because of Orlando animosity

    Aug 11, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Business is business. But business is conducted by humans, and humans have emotions, like pride, anger, and resentment. And it turns out that what may have sunk a potential Nets-Magic deal wasn’t the deal itself, but how Orlando felt about the Nets. From the New York Daily News: A league source told the Daily News…

  19. Lakers introduce Dwight Howard, who’s awfully relieved this situation he created is over

    Aug 10, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard appeared at the podium, that big, goofy smile of his plastered on his face. He was beaming from ear-to-ear with a look that said excitement, anticipation, and most of all, relief. Yes, Howard was clearly grateful that this entire ordeal is behind him. After months and months, he can finally put this chapter…

  20. Great Argentina team loses final match against Team USA by 26 points, U.S. to play for gold Sunday

    Aug 10, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Argentinian guard Emanuel Ginobili (R) c

    Let’s take a moment and applaud this Argentina team. Lead by Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola, and Andres Nocioni (no, really), this Argentina has battled for one another for a decade. They have been the biggest thorn in the side of the U.S. in international play, and were what prompted widespread changes in the U.S. approach…

  21. Maybe now Dwight Howard can learn the value of silence

    Aug 10, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    I better not wake up next week and see that Dwight Howard has taken a full-page ad in the Orlando Sentinel. I don’t want to see any grinning image of Howard in a Magic uniform, I don’t want to see any message of how much his time in Orlando meant to him, I don’t want…

  22. The Inbounds: NBA schmoe, International Superstar of Mystery

    Aug 10, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Jose Calderon

    If you’re a casual NBA fan, most of the players on the Olympic teams other than Team USA don’t ring any bells. You’ll recognize a few. “Hey, that’s that point guard for the Canada team, right?” “You mean, the Toronto Raptors?” “Yeah, that’s what I said, the team in Canada.” Or: “Hey, didn’t that guy…

  23. 25 Observations about the Dwight Howard trade

    Aug 10, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    25 observations about the Dwight Howard trade to send Howard to the Lakers, Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets, Andrew Bynum to the Sixers, and very little to the Orlando Magic. 1. Let’s start with LA, since they’re the moneymaker for media and they get the best player. Wow. Holy Wow. Holy Geez Wow. The amount…

  24. The Inbounds: Dwight Howard and the NBA’s arms race gone too far

    Aug 10, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard

    “Weapons are like money, no one knows the meaning of enough.” – Martin Amis In 2008, it was the Celtics getting both an aging Kevin Garnett and an aging Ray Allen. Then it was the Lakers getting Pau Gasol, commonly a sub-star due to his market at the time. Then came The Decision, Melodrama, the…

  25. The Inbounds: Indiana and defense of second

    Aug 6, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Three

    Welcome to the Inbounds, touching on one big idea, story, or discussion point of the day.  It’s fine to think the Celtics were the second best team in the East in last year’s playoffs (factoring the Bulls post-Rose injury). I mean, they finished second, right? They pushed the eventual NBA champions to seven games, and…

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