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  1. Joakim Noah says ankle may be issue for rest of his career

    Oct 3, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah gestures during media day for their upcoming NBA basketball season in Deerfield

    Joakim Noah is practicing full out and says his ankle is 100 percent healthy. Finally. He’s good to go. But ankles have a way of being something chronic for basketball players, and Noah seems to realize that could be the case for him. He was talking preventative medicine — you know, the thing your doctor…

  2. The Inbounds: Chris Bosh and being what you’re not your way

    Oct 3, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    Chris Bosh

    Chris Bosh has accepted that he has to play center for the Miami Heat. He doesn’t want to, it’s not what he has preferred, not from the moment he signed up for the Triad in South Beach. He likes his finesse game, feels that he’s better as a four, likes the freedom of power forward,…

  3. Iverson playing exhibition in China against Marbury’s team

    Oct 3, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    iverson-turkey

    Heck, I’d pay to see this. Maybe more than the Heat/Clippers exhibition games that tip off in China in just more than a week. Allen Iverson and Jason Williams are going to play in an exhibition game in Beijing against Stephon Marbury and his team, the Beijing Ducks. Other guys playing on the NBA alumni…

  4. NBA Season Preview: Miami Heat

    Oct 3, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

    Miami Heat player LeBron James hoists the championship trophy as team mate Dwyane Wade looks on stage at a rally in Miami, Florida

    Last season: It was not flawless, but it was superb. It was not easy, but it was rewarding. And it was not what they thought it would be, but it was spectacular. The Miami Heat accomplished all of their goals in the 2012 season, that being the only goal they had: win the title. They…

  5. Royce White not in Rockets camp, deals with anxiety disorder

    Oct 3, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

    Royce White

    Royce White’s anxiety disorder was well known around the time of the draft and it scared a few teams off. White has the potential to be a quality point/forward in the NBA, but he also has a fear of flying as part of the disorder. He’s a big man with real ball handling skills and…

  6. Winderman: After lockout, preseason games look pretty good

    Oct 3, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

    Celtics Europe Basketball

    How much do we miss the game? This much: We’re actually looking forward to the start of the preseason. Yes, in this space a week ago we said the process is too long, that it shortchanges players who spend the month working without pay (with the NBA calling to remind that 50 percent of revenue…

  7. Rasheed Wallace finally signs contract, now in Knicks camp

    Oct 3, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT

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    It’s now official — Rasheed Wallace is a New York Knick. After missing one day of training camp while his agent and the Knicks argued over whatever (the money was set as a veteran minimum deal of $1.7 million) the two sides worked it out the team announced, and Wallace was at practice for the…

  8. League announces fines of up to $30K for flopping. As if that will work.

    Oct 3, 2012, 1:36 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, flop

    The league hates flopping. They say it’s the integrity of the game, I think it’s more an image thing — David Stern read columnists last playoffs comparing the NBA to soccer, he saw his young up-and-coming Clippers called “flop city.” He knew something needed to be done. Players say they hate it, too, but plenty…

  9. Video: Dwight Howard shooting threes… does he think he’s Bynum?

    Oct 3, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard poses for a photo during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    Just a fun little video of Dwight Howard in a three-point shooting contest with Laker reserve (if he can make the roster again) Andrew Goudelock. Lakers fans having a flashback to Andrew Bynum… well, Howard took two more more threes than Bynum in games last season and missed all of them. He is 0-21 the…

  10. Darko Milicic, professional carp fisherman. Not making that up.

    Oct 3, 2012, 11:55 AM EDT

    Darko Milicic

    You think you know Darko Milicic. You don’t know Darko Milicic. He is more than a Celtics backup center, a draft bust at No. 2 but a guy who carved out a nine-year NBA career as a decent backup big. He’s not just another faceless Euro in the NBA. He’s a professional carp fisher. I…

  11. Deng practicing with Bulls, says “the wrist is the wrist”

    Oct 3, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Deng goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    At the end of last season, a lot of newspaper ink and Internet bandwidth in and around Chicago was spent focusing on Luol Deng’s wrist. He could have gotten surgery on it but instead he played through it then played for Great Britain in the London Olympics. Now he is back in Bulls training camp,…

  12. Paul Pierce actually thought about leaving Celtics

    Oct 3, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    It’s kind of hard to picture Paul Pierce in anything but Celtics green. For 14 seasons he has worn only the Boston uniform. He’s going to retire a Celtic. He has been there through the rough seasons and a title season. His number will end up hanging from the rafters in the Garden. But after the…

  13. Kobe did not go to Germany this summer, Lakers want to limit minutes

    Oct 3, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Media Day

    In 2010-11, Phil Jackson cut back Kobe Bryant’s minutes by five a game over the previous year. Coincidentally, Kobe Bryant’s PER jumped from 21.9 to 23.9. Last season, rookie coach Mike Brown leaned heavily on Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, with Kobe’s minutes jumping back up to 2011 levels — he was fourth in the…

  14. Sheed not in Knicks camp, yet. Contract being finalized.

    Oct 3, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 7:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    UPDATE 1:57 pm: Finally it is official, Rasheed Wallace has signed with the Knicks. Our long national nightmare is over. You can go about your lives again. 9:17 am: It’s the details. It’s always in the details. Rasheed Wallace is supposed to be a Knick. After being out of the league for a couple seasons…

  15. Adam Morrison says he makes Blazers’ roster or retires

    Oct 3, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

    adam morrison

    Adam Morrison is back in an NBA training camp. The former No. 3 pick earned it — after being out of the league a couple years he played well enough in Serbia last season to get an invite to NBA Summer League in Vegas, and once there he averaged 20 points and 5 rebounds a…

  16. The Nets.com site is not exactly what Nets fans expect

    Oct 3, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    netscom-mark-cuban

    The Brooklyn Nets have a really good official team Web site. Ben Couch and the guys provide good content, plus they have all the usual stuff (roster, schedule, etc.) But that’s not what you get if you go to Nets.com. You get what you see to the right (and below). That domain name belongs to…

  17. Josh Smith says no more threes, call him “mid-range shawty”

    Oct 3, 2012, 2:36 AM EDT

    Josh Smith

    Among the training camp clichés that seem never pan out to be true — “we’re going to play faster this year” and “Player X has shot 500 jump shots a day this summer” are our favorites — is this classic from Atlanta: Josh Smith says he will be better about his shot selection. This year…

  18. Dwight Howard wants to be back for exhibition game

    Oct 2, 2012, 11:49 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard poses for photos during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    This shouldn’t be about if Dwight Howard can play in a meaningless exhibition game. Nor should it be about Dwight Howard being ready to play for the Lakers on Oct. 30. It’s about games in May and June. It’s about the next six years. What the Lakers don’t want is Howard’s surgically repaired back to…

  19. Tuesday And-1 links: Felton starts but does Kidd close for Knicks?

    Oct 2, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT

    Knicks Media Day Basketball

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like old people love In The Heat of the Night. • Raymond Felton will…

  20. NBA Preview: Washington Wizards

    Oct 2, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

    Bradley Beal, Ernie Grunfeld, Randy Wittman

    Last season: It wasn’t pretty, 20-46 never is, but the Wizards made some moves to push this team in the right direction. This was as dysfunctional a locker room as there was in the league, so trading JaVale McGee and firing coach Flip Saunders made sense. The team needed to bring in professional players and…

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