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  1. The Flip Side: Dell Demps' attempt to appease Chris Paul

    Aug 12, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT

    Yesterday’s four-way trade saw just about every team involved walk away a winner. However, the effects of that trade are far more specific than just saying “This team got better,” or “This team accomplished its goals.” In The Flip Side, we’ll look at one player from each of the four teams — the Nets, the…

  2. The Flip Side: Anthony Morrow's life after Golden State

    Aug 12, 2010, 11:26 AM EDT

    Yesterday’s four-way trade saw just about every team involved walk away a winner. However, the effects of that trade are far more specific than just saying “This team got better,” or “This team accomplished its goals.” In The Flip Side, we’ll look at one player from each of the four teams — the Nets, the…

  3. T.J. Ford shoots down the Pacers' buyout offer

    Aug 12, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

    As our own Kurt Helin noted yesterday, the Pacers have taken a new approach in trying to sever their ties with point guard T.J. Ford. Though Ford has been on the trading block since, well, moments after he arrived in Indiana, the Pacers were, as of yesterday, attempting to negotiate a buyout with Ford —…

  4. Shockingly, the Detroit Pistons may not want a logjam on the wing

    Aug 12, 2010, 9:05 AM EDT

    I’m not sure Tracy McGrady fits in well with any NBA team at this point, but the Detroit Pistons are a pretty bizarre match. He may not be breaking the bank with his recently signed one-year, $1.3 million deal, but T-Mac is a fairly demanding offensive player whose level of production no longer validates his…

  5. Tim Duncan told Richard Jefferson not to think about elephants

    Aug 12, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    According to an account from Richard Jefferson in the most recent issue of ESPN the Magazine, Tim Duncan gave Jefferson a single, very simple instruction upon his arrival in San Antonio: “When I first got here, Tim Duncan told me, ‘Don’t suck. As long as you don’t suck, you’ll be helping the team.’ He basically…

  6. Sixers hire Rod Thorn as team president, Ed Stefanski moves to GM

    Aug 12, 2010, 1:49 AM EDT

    Ed Stefanski has had mixed success during his time with the Philadelphia 76ers, as he’s simultaneously amassed some interesting young talent while completely nuking the team’s financial flexibility. He turned mid-first rounders into Marreese Speights and Jrue Holiday, re-signed Louis Williams to a reasonable deal, and kept Andre Iguodala in Philly. The only problem is…

  7. Kevin Love knows he's getting a raw deal in Minnesota

    Aug 11, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT

    Kevin Love is one of the most promising young big men in the league. Kurt Rambis and the Timberwolves organization seem to know it, as they’ve cleared Al Jefferson out of the way to give Love more room to stretch his legs. At the same time, the Wolves have loaded up on forwards this off-season,…

  8. Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico submit their final rosters for the FIBA World Championships

    Aug 11, 2010, 11:11 AM EDT

    The selection process for Team USA rages on (and likely will until the 11th hour), but three teams — Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico — have finalized their rosters for the FIBA World Championships. Take a look:SPAIN G José CalderonG Rudy FernandezF Jorge GarbajosaC Marc GasolF Álex MumbrúG Juan Carlos NavarroFC Felipe ReyesG Ricky RubioF…

  9. Celtics sign second rounder Luke Harangody to a two-year deal

    Aug 10, 2010, 11:07 PM EDT

    UPDATE 11:03 PM: According to Hoops Hype, both years of Harangody’s deal will be for the minimum salary and will be fully guaranteed. 12:12 PM: The Brian Scalabrine era is over. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Boston Celtics have signed second round pick Luke Harangody to a two-year contract, effectively replacing the…

  10. Apropos of nothing, a picture of Tim Duncan swimming with a beluga whale

    Aug 10, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    The NBA off-season is long and arduous, but any day that brings us a picture of Tim Duncan swimming with a playful and exuberant whale is a good one.

  11. For what it's worth, Rondo featured on Team USA's website

    Aug 9, 2010, 1:42 PM EDT

    Nike’s World Basketball Festival has inspired some rather bodacious promo art, as various players from the participating teams — Yi Jianlian, Anderson Varejao, all Nike-signed players, of course — are displayed in tremendously stylish manner. Though Kevin Durant has been Team USA’s primary subject for most of the posters and billboards advertising the event, today…

  12. Tiago Splitter injured playing for Brazil, but won't miss the FIBA World Championships

    Aug 9, 2010, 12:04 PM EDT

    The San Antonio Spurs (and the Brazilian national team) dodged a bullet. Tiago Splitter dodged some long-term, season-altering damage to his muscle tissue. Splitter was injured while playing against Venezuela in a pre-Championship tournament game, but according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News, it’s been diagnosed as a minor thigh contusion. Splitter has…

  13. Joe Alexander works out with the Timberwolves. This is not a joke.

    Aug 9, 2010, 11:26 AM EDT

    No jokes, no slights, just facts. Joe Alexander was selected with the 8th pick in the 2008 draft. He has played for two seasons with two different teams, and was denied a team option for his third and fourth seasons, despite rookie scale contracts being the most affordable. Alexander has played in 67 total games…

  14. Pops Mensah-Bonsu still can't find a way to hang around, heads to Spain

    Aug 9, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT

    Pops Mensah-Bonsu has the physical gifts, work ethic, and focus to be an effective NBA role player, but for some reason he’s never been able to find a place to hang his hat in the States. After the Mavericks unveiled Mensah-Bonsu in 2006, they had to cut him in the following season due to a…

  15. Celtic defector Tom Thibodeau reflects on the Shaq signing

    Aug 7, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Tom Thibodeau will always have a special place in the Celtic lore. While he may not have been the physical manifestation of the Boston’s remarkable Championship-level defense or knocked down clutch shots, he was as much a part of the C’s 2007 title formula as anyone. As the architect of the team D that reintroduced…

  16. Charlotte picks up undrafted free agent Sherron Collins

    Aug 6, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT

    The Charlotte Bobcats are about to find out just how rough life after Raymond Felton can be. With D.J. Augustin and Shaun Livingston as the primary point guards on the roster, Charlotte has added Sherron Collins as the team’s third PG, giving the Bobcats a trio of young guards to pair with Stephen Jackson. Between…

  17. John Salmons takes aim for the fourth seed

    Aug 6, 2010, 3:11 PM EDT

    The Milwaukee Bucks were an immensely successful team last season relative to expectation, and there’s no reason why they can’t be even better in the coming year. There aren’t a lot of young pieces on the roster set to grow, but the internal development of Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut combined with the numerous moves…

  18. Atlanta is apparently very, very desperate for another center

    Aug 6, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT

    The Hawks were long linked to Shaquille O’Neal, but despite the Hawk’s need for a big, strong post defender (to tackle the challenges Al Horford is ill-suited for) and some interior scoring (ATL was 21st in the league in field goal attempts at the rim last season), it wasn’t meant to be. O’Neal is now…

  19. Brian Scalabrine wants to stay, but may not be long for this NBA world

    Aug 6, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

    It may not be the best move for Boston roster-wise or payroll-wise, but part of me wants Brian Scalabrine to stay a Celtic forever. Couldn’t they throw the veteran’s minimum his way, just for old time’s sake? Maybe from now until, well, the end of eternity? Scal just looks so natural in Celtic green/suits on…

  20. Keyon Dooling, Brandon Jennings' unlikely mentor

    Aug 5, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

    NBA mentors are typically cherished for one of two things (or sometimes both): an extended NBA shelf-life (see Ollie, Kevin) or notable refinement of their game (see Olajuwon, Hakeem). A mentor is a veteran, a pro, a hard-worker, an example for his team, or really, his teammates. That’s probably not the lens with which you’ve…

  21. Blue chipper Will Barton may not be eligible to go to Memphis, but Europe, D-League beckon

    Aug 5, 2010, 12:39 PM EDT

    Latavious Williams isn’t the best player to ever waltz through the D-League, but could be among the most influential. After being declared academically ineligible to play for Memphis prior to last season, Williams opted to still pursue a domestic route to the NBA. Rather than follow the Brandon Jennings model and grab a quick paycheck…

  22. Eddie House officially becomes a member of the Miami Heat

    Aug 4, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT

    Eddie House already came to an agreement with the Miami on the terms of a two-year contract, but he’s now officially a member of the Heat according the Associated Press. Miami inked House to a two-year, $2.8 million contract, one of the great value signings of the tail end of free agency. House is a…

  23. Jason Williams set to re-up with Orlando, securing a three-deep PG rotation

    Aug 3, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

    UPDATE 1:36 PM: According to Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse, Williams’ deal with the Magic will be a one-year affair for the veteran minimum ($1.36 million). 11:24 AM: Jason Williams was a fine backup for the Magic last season, albeit one who completely disappeared in the playoffs; his three-point shooting percentage dropped from .380 to…

  24. Sneak a peek at two D-League teams' ad-bearing unis

    Aug 3, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT

    Yesterday the D-League’s Erie BayHawks and Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced that they would add sponsor advertisements to their team uniforms for the coming season. Now, thanks to NBA.com (via Scott Schroeder of FanHouse), we have our first look at the D-League’s walking billboards: According to Schroeder, the WNBA’s jersey ad model scored participating franchises…

  25. Gerald Green will continue to leap tall buildings in a single bound (and blow defensive assignments) in Russia

    Aug 3, 2010, 11:39 AM EDT

    Insanely athletic players like Gerald Green tend to get more NBA chances than most, but for the second straight year Green will ply his trade in Russia. According to the team page for BC Krasnye Krylia (via Inside Hoops), Green has been signed by the club after playing for Lokomotiv Kuban last year. At this…

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