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  1. Dwyane Wade sticks up for LeBron, Bosh

    Dec 7, 2011, 3:24 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Washington Wizards

    Dwyane Wade will take on your villain role as a member of the Miami Heat. Bring it on. But in the process he will stick up for his teammates. In an interview with Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Wade defended LeBron James’ comments in an ESPN interview where LeBron said he did not want…

  2. Did Stan Van Gundy question Dwight Howard’s leadership?

    Dec 7, 2011, 2:29 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    There is no debate that Dwight Howard is the best center in the NBA, a potential MVP candidate who can be a force at both ends of the floor. But is he a team leader? Magic coach Stan Van Gundy may have concerns, according to a post at Real GM. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy…

  3. Report: Spurs to use amnesty clause on Richard Jefferson

    Dec 7, 2011, 2:06 PM EST

    Richard Jefferson

    Richard Jefferson apparently is out in San Antonio… which with the Spurs always makes you think something else is coming. Like maybe Caron Butler. Jefferson will be one of the first players waived under the new amnesty provision, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The Spurs have decided to use the amnesty clause on contract of…

  4. The Nets have a new logo… for their last year in Jersey

    Dec 7, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Nets logo crop

    Jersey Strong. Brooklyn Ready. That is your new Nets slogan for this season, the team’s last in the swamps of Jersey. Please don’t ask us to explain it. To the right, you see the new logo, celebrating 35 years of history in the state they are deserting (with nice ABA ball touch to recall the…

  5. Suns’ Saver becomes first owner to complain about schedule

    Dec 7, 2011, 12:58 PM EST

    Suns Robert Sarver

    Congratulations Robert Sarver. You are the winner of today’s PBT “You made the bed, you lie in it” award. Sarver, the Suns owner, was one of the hardline NBA owners who helped drag this lockout. He was for much of the lockout part of the small market owners who wanted to recover their losses from…

  6. Miami is not going to amnesty Mike Miller. This year.

    Dec 7, 2011, 11:59 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Four

    Another guy who was thought to be a certain amnesty candidate is going to be with his team for a while. Miami was expected to amnesty Mike Miller — who is coming off an injury plagued season and now has had a hernia surgery that will cause him to miss the start of the season…

  7. Wednesday morning one liners (now with extra rumors)

    Dec 7, 2011, 11:39 AM EST

    NBA And Players Representatives Meet To Discuss Possible Settlement

    Our morning look around the NBA with stories that are not their own post here at PBT. In case you didn’t get it in your inbox, here is David Stern’s letter to fans sent out yesterday. After the lockout and months of talk of change, does the new NBA feel any different than the old…

  8. Report: Grant Hill leaning toward Knicks, not Suns

    Dec 7, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    The conventional wisdom is that, like so many people in their “golden years,” Grant Hill was going to spend the rest of his (playing) days in the warm sun and great training facilities of Phoenix. But maybe he is going to trade that in for a cold but exciting New York Winter. That’s what Marc…

  9. Bulls, Magic among many who want Jamal Crawford

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:09 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    The Chicago Bulls need a two guard who can create his own shot to really round out their team (and take some pressure off Derrick Rose). They may be close to landing the best two guard on the market right now — Jamal Crawford. The Hawks spark plug off the bench is a free agent…

  10. Update: Chris Paul trade moving fast, Dwight Howard not

    Dec 7, 2011, 9:37 AM EST

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    This much has become clear: It is very likely Chris Paul will be traded before the start of the NBA season and talks are fast tracked on that move. However, talks surrounding a Dwight Howard trade have slowed to a trickle as Howard has not told the Magic what he wants so that team remains…

  11. Magic CEO steps down, but not until he pitches Dwight Howard

    Dec 7, 2011, 8:31 AM EST

    Bob Vander Weide Magic

    We’re not exactly sure why Orlando Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide announced his sudden retirement on Tuesday. Was it because he had been the guy overseeing Orlando’s interests in the NBA labor negotiations, which ended up not changing the Dwight Howard situation at all? Was it because he is married to the daughter of Magic…

  12. Power Balance name may come off Sacramento Arena

    Dec 6, 2011, 11:47 PM EST

    Arco Arena

    The Kings stood by Power Balance when the company filed bankruptcy. Because the Kings can’t turn their back on anybody who might give them money right now. But it looks like the Kings will not be seeing any more money from Power Balance and the company name may come off the Sacramento arena where the…

  13. Circle your calendars: Games not to miss on NBA schedule

    Dec 6, 2011, 8:36 PM EST

    LeBron James Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks

    We’re not so presumptuous as to tell you what to watch… well, yes we are. There is an NBA schedule littered with good games worth watching that was just released today. What follows are the games that leapt off the page at us as ones not to miss. Dec. 25: Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks:…

  14. NBA schedule out, here are some news and notes

    Dec 6, 2011, 8:21 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    The NBA schedule is out and there is a lot to comb through. Here are some things that jumped out to us at first glance, plus the basic details you need to know. • Games tip-off on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, with five games. • It is a 66 game season that runs through April…

  15. Report: Celtics, Clippers, Warriors “strongly engaged” in Chris Paul talks

    Dec 6, 2011, 7:14 PM EST

    The Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    The New Orleans Hornets are going to move first — Chris Paul is the superstar most likely to be moved by the start of the season. (The Dwight Howard situation has more questions.) And the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers are at the front of the line, according to Adrian Wojnarowski…

  16. Antoine Walker gets five years probation in casino case

    Dec 6, 2011, 5:20 PM EST

    Antoine Walker D-League

    Antoine Walker will not be going to prison, but he may now be going to Idaho of the D-League. Walker was given five years probation in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday for failure to pay gambling debts. As part of the deal, he promised to pay the three casinos back the $770,050 he owes them.…

  17. Limits on “amnesty” leaked, including seven-day window

    Dec 6, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Fans love to talk about the amnesty clause — the idea of just wiping away one of your GMs bad contracts is intoxicating. But fans are bound to be disappointed because if even five guys get waived that way this year I’d be surprised. That said, the details of how the amnesty will work are…

  18. How the Lakers will use Kobe in Mike Brown’s offense

    Dec 6, 2011, 3:52 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets - Game Three

    The Lakers offense this season is not going to be as different as you think. Oh, it will look different. Gone will be Tex Winter’s triangle replaced with Mike Brown’s new “twin towers” look where he will try to exploit the Lakers tall, skilled big men, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. He has said some…

  19. Video: Sixers CEO talks upcoming season, mascots

    Dec 6, 2011, 3:21 PM EST

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    If you are looking for Sixers info, we’re here to help. A little. Sixers CEO Adam Aron swung on by CSNPhilly.com for the Lunch Break segment and let out a few details. Like if you were a better man you might bet on Jan. 6 being the first Philly home game (which is tough, the…

  20. NBA will not delay opening, training camps start Friday

    Dec 6, 2011, 3:07 PM EST

    lakers-practice-court

    UPDATE 3:07 pm: As we suspected, this is not happening. Here is the tweet from Michael Lee of the Washington Post to confirm what teams have been told: League has informed teams that there won’t be any delays – training camps will open on Friday. Nothing to see here, move along. 1:03 pm: Don’t bet…

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