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  1. Friday Night Video: Remembering Nate “Tiny” Archibald

    Oct 12, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

    Nate Tiny Archibald

    One of the truly great little men ever to play in the NBA. He is the only player ever to lead the NBA in points and assists in the same season, back when he had to carry the Kings offense. He was a six-time All-Star who did win a ring as a member of the…

  2. Friday And-1 Links: Discussing coming out in the NBA

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

    NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

    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. • Statistically speaking, there is somebody playing in the NBA right now who is…

  3. Steve Nash is the one person who thinks the Suns won’t suck

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    The Suns are lottery bound. Michael Beasley might make a good fantasy player but unless he has an efficiency epiphany he’s not a guy you want taking the bulk of your shots. Which is what is going to happen. I like Jared Dudley and Goran Dragic, but they are not building block guys. Everyone thinks…

  4. Fisher back to the Lakers? Why? But never say never.

    Oct 12, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Derek Fisher

    If Romeo Void taught us one thing, it’s to never say never. But bringing Derek Fisher back to the Lakers is something that should be right next to never. Mostly because he’s really not good at basketball anymore. Not in the NBA sense. And the Lakers want to win a title. But the Lakers may…

  5. Nowitzki had his knee drained again, returns to practice

    Oct 12, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    BKB-GER-US-ALBA-MAVERICKS

    For the second time in the last few weeks, Dirk Nowitzki had his knee drained, reports the Dallas Morning News. I’m not a doctor, but when your knee keeps filling up with fluid something is wrong. When it happens repeatedly things are not getting better. With it drained Nowitzki was able to return to practice…

  6. NBA season preview: Minnesota Timberwovles

    Oct 12, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Last season: What could have been. This was a team playoff bound (or at least in the mix for it) until injuries wiped out those hopes. First was the biggie, Ricky Rubio’s ACL, but then both Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic went down and the whole thing fell apart. The Timberwolves finished 26-40 and back…

  7. Brian Scalabrine explains the White Mamba

    Oct 12, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT

    scalabrinedark

    Isn’t Brian Scalabrine the best? Here he is, comparing himself — the “chill” White Mamba — to the Black Mamba Kobe Bryant. Totally different mindset. They are so alike in so many ways…. Hat tip to SLAM.

  8. Time for Kyrylo Fesenko to learn how to drive

    Oct 12, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    FESENKO_KYRYLO

    Kyrylo Fesenko has spent five years in the NBA, the first four in Utah, the last in Indiana. Those teams had something in common besides all being pretty good — Salt Lake City and Indianapolis are relatively small and easy cities to get around. Just take a cab and you can get anywhere pretty cheaply.…

  9. Nowtizki back at practice, other updates from NBA camps

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    During NBA training camps there are a rash of small injuries and guys missing games for an assortment of reasons, so many you can’t keep track. We’re here to help. Here is a little Friday rundown of camp notes from around the NBA. • Dirk Nowitzki returned to the full Mavericks practice on Friday. Nowitzki…

  10. Kobe doesn’t get why Philly paid Kwame Brown so much

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

    Kwame-Brown

    This summer, desperate for a center and before they traded for Andrew Bynum, the Philadelphia 76ers reached a deal with Kwame Brown. He makes $2.8 million this year, $2.9 next season if Brown picks up his player option. Which he will. So Kwame Brown will pocket just shy of $6 million. A lot of people…

  11. Seattle NBA arena moves forward but Mariners still oppose

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:49 PM EDT

    Seattle

    The Seattle Mariners do not come off smelling good in this situation. Even when their representatives try to explain themselves. Plans for a new arena in Seattle continue to move forward with both the city and county councils expected to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the developer next Monday. Developer Chris Hansen has taken…

  12. World Peace thinks Nash should have his own Vegas show. With strippers.

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    More than one person has said Steve Nash is a magician with the basketball. Metta World Peace is playing with him right now, and the guy that never really grasped the triangle offense is amazed by what Nash does with the offense. To the point of confusion. He jokes he doesn’t get back on defense…

  13. Video: Stoudemire, Granger, Davis on “The Mindy Project”

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Mindy-Kaling-of-FOXs-The-Mindy-Project

    “The Mindy Project” — it’s not just that show on after “New Girl.” It stars that girl from “The Office.” Yea, Mindy Kaling, that’s her. This week’s episode featured NBA players Amar’e Stoudemire, Baron Davis and Danny Granger hanging out in a club. You need to really skip ahead to the 3:00 mark to get to…

  14. Chris Kaman is going to bond with Nowitzki through hunting

    Oct 12, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Kamon

    Hunting is one of those things you kind of grow up doing or you don’t, it’s not really something people pickup as an adult. Chris Kaman is a long-time avid hunter who likes big guns and big game. Dirk Nowitzki… more of a city guy. But he wants to bond with his big center so…

  15. Smush Parker says he stopped passing Kobe Bryant the ball

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant reverted to one of his favorite past times the other day, smacking around Smush Parker like his own personal piñata. He said Smush shouldn’t have been in the NBA but the Lakers were cheap and “let him walk on.” Which is how it felt. But Smush — playing in China the past couple…

  16. NBA season preview: Portland Trail Blazers

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers

    Last season: Nothing will push you toward rebuilding like disappointment, and their 28-38 record was that. This was a 48 win team a couple seasons ago, but last season a team that should be playing fast and pressuring teams was average in pace and threatening nobody. Point guard Raymond Felton took the blame from fans…

  17. Helping pick your NBA fantasy team: Sleepers and busts

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Miami Heat Media Day

    We don’t talk a lot of fantasy hoops here at PBT, but we want to help out. And we know you’re going to spend half your day at work today researching your fantasy teams anyway, so we should at least lend a hand. First, you should go to Rotoworld and check out their in-depth draft…

  18. DeMarcus Cousins is shooting threes (and his coach isn’t angry)

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:26 AM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins, Russell Westbrook

    This is not an Andrew Bynum situation. Yes, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is regularly practicing three pointers this training camp and may be taking more in games — he took and made one in the team’s preseason game against the Suns. But he has not gone rogue, Cousins told the Sacramento Bee. “Coach wants me…

  19. Russell Westbrook joins Nike’s Jordan Brand

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:27 AM EDT

    Russell Westbrook

    Dwyane Wade is out, he’s jumped from the Jordan brand to Chinese shoe company Li-Ning. So in jumps Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has joined the Jordan brand, the company announced. “We are very excited to welcome Russell to the Jordan family,” said Michael Jordan in a released statement. “Russell’s style, both on and off the court,…

  20. Dwight Howard said his leg felt “dead” from nerve damage

    Oct 11, 2012, 11:42 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

    In his first seven seasons in the NBA, Dwight Howard never missed more than four games in a campaign. He’s joked about switching from DC to Marvel, changing his nickname from Superman to Iron Man. (I’m not sure Tony Starks is the guy you want to model your life after, but that’s another debate.) Up…

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