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  1. Monday morning one liners: Coming, going from Europe

    Nov 28, 2011, 11:47 AM EST

    CBA 11/12 First Round: Guangdong Hongyuan v Zhejiang Chouzhou

    With the end of the NBA lockout, NBA players are exiting Europe and heading back to the good ol’ US of A for an NBA season. What players are on the move are the highlights of our morning one liners. If you read one thing today, make it this very thoughtful look at where the…

  2. Video: DeRozan steals highlights from Baron Davis event

    Nov 28, 2011, 11:22 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Cleveland Cavaliers

    The NBA player charity game season is coming to an end fast, but Baron Davis still had his in Los Angeles on Sunday night. And there were a lot of great passes from Davis and James Harden, but it always seemed to be DeMar DeRozan on the receiving end. He is all over these highlights.…

  3. Winderman: Chris Paul rumors show why Hornets need owner fast

    Nov 28, 2011, 10:44 AM EST

    Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

    Since the NBA last bounced a ball, one team has changed hands (Philadelphia) and another was sold only to have that deal fall apart (Atlanta). All the while, a franchise that might have as great an impact as any in reshaping the league remains in the hands of the league (New Orleans). While the NBA…

  4. Are the Knicks considering Kwame Brown? Apparently.

    Nov 28, 2011, 10:14 AM EST

    Kwame Brown

    Free agent priority No. 1 for the Knicks — maintain projected cap space for next summer so they can try to bring in one more star player (cough* Chris Paul *cough). Priority No. 2: find a big defensive minded center, but one will take a one-year deal as not to screw up priority No. 1.…

  5. LeBron, Wade, ‘Melo homecoming tour now just one game

    Nov 28, 2011, 9:54 AM EST

    LeBron James, Duane Wade, Carmelo Antho

    The summer (and fall) of NBA charity games has come to an end… but not without at least one more. The “homecoming tour” to be anchored by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony has been cancelled, to be replaced by one game in New York this Tuesday. Games in Akron, New Orleans…

  6. Amnesty players may not help high payroll teams much

    Nov 28, 2011, 8:43 AM EST

    Brandon Roy

    Here was the scenario: Teams would use the new amnesty clause in the labor deal to wipe out the oversized contracts of guys who could still contribute some (just not at the level they are getting paid). As a hypothetical example, we will make up a player named B. Roy who plays in the Pacific…

  7. Lakers, Mavericks, other big spenders safe for two years

    Nov 28, 2011, 8:06 AM EST

    Image (1) jbuss-thumb-250x140-15577.jpg for post 3061

    Part of the reason we lost 480 NBA games this season is because a bunch of owners were pissed at the Lakers, Mavericks, Heat, Celtics and other owners willing to spend over the luxury tax. Small market owners wanted to tie the hands of the big spenders in the name of the mythical “competitive balance.”…

  8. Dalembert considering Heat, Knicks, Rockets

    Nov 28, 2011, 12:52 AM EST

    Samuel Dalembert

    Centers are at a premium in this league, that should be evident by now. Nene, Tyson Chandler, Marc Gasol, all will lead this free agency class. Dwight Howard headlines the next. Chandler’s defensive impact was a primary factor in the Mavericks winning the title. So Samuel Dalembert will be getting his fair share of calls…

  9. Quote of the Day: President Obama is pleased the NBA season is saved

    Nov 27, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Championship Education & Service Project

    President Obama’s a gifted public speaker. But he summed up the feelings of millions of NBA fans Sunday when he commented on the NBA and its players reaching a handshake agreement to save the 2011-2012 NBA season. After playing basketball at Fort McNair on Saturday, President Barack Obama seemed to approve the tentative deal reached…

  10. 2011-2012 NBA schedule details leak: It’s a brick… house

    Nov 27, 2011, 4:56 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    Details have begun to emerge regarding the 2011-2012 NBA season, and we won’t complain because we’re getting a season and at this point they could play them in zero gravity  in a tar pit and we’d be happy. But just so you know, you need to prepare yourself for a pretty ugly season overall. Details…

  11. The Nets are very excited to make their problems worse in free agency

    Nov 27, 2011, 12:54 PM EST

    Deron-Williams

    Here’s the best part about all the games lost and money squandered and damage done to the game in this lockout. All the attempts to curb spending are going to end with a free agency class getting considerably more than it deserves. It has some stars in it, but the best options are either facing…

  12. New “Derrick Rose Rule” will make a few rookies rich(er)

    Nov 27, 2011, 11:03 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    Players on their rookie deals remain one of the great values to owners — they get players who often can contribute a lot but at a fraction of the salary of a veteran who does the same thing. Those rookie deals remain untouched in the new collective bargaining agreement. Except for one change — if…

  13. Report: Age limit under review, but could stay the same for 2012

    Nov 27, 2011, 10:45 AM EST

    2011 NBA Draft

    Among the so-called “B-List Issues” being worked on before a formal vote will be held, the age limit consideration could be the one that impacts the NBA the most and certainly draws the most fan interest. And Yahoo! Sports reports that it’s such a big issue, it may not get resolved right away. The NBA…

  14. The lockout is over… what should my team do now?

    Nov 27, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    Finally — forget the tedious discussions of BRI, escrow, “disclaimer of interest” and the other stuff that made us feel like we were studying for the bar exam not following the NBA. It’s time to get serious. It’s time to do what we fans do best. It’s time to play armchair GM. There is just…

  15. Kevin Martin heads to the gym (and other lockout reactions)

    Nov 26, 2011, 10:15 PM EST

    Kevin Love Visits FOX Business

    Just like NBA fans, NBA players were shocked and excited early Saturday morning. (No, not like that. What is wrong with you people?) When a bleary-eyed David Stern and Billy Hunter sat side-by-side in a NYC conference room about 3:30 Saturday morning to announce a deal, the NBA players who were up got the news…

  16. Great, we have a handshake deal. So now what happens?

    Nov 26, 2011, 7:27 PM EST

    NBA Labor Basketball

    David Stern and Billy Hunter shook hands. Figuratively, but there is a handshake deal in place for an NBA labor settlement. The framework for a full blown new NBA collective bargaining agreement is in place. But that is a long way from an actual signed deal and NBA games starting on Christmas Day. So, what…

  17. Heat, Knicks may be big winners in last minute deal changes

    Nov 26, 2011, 6:57 PM EST

    NBA Finals Heat Mavericks Basketball

    Part of the motivation for the hardline owners during the NBA lockout was to never let what happened with LeBron James going to Miami to ever happen again. To never let what Carmelo Anthony did to the Nuggets ever happen again (they lost the ‘Melo part of the fight). Small market owners didn’t like players…

  18. Top 10 free agents when the lockout ends

    Nov 26, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    On December 9th, assuming the deal is approved by both sides, players will re-enter training facilities for the first time since last spring to being working towards the NBA season. At the same time, NBA free agency for the 2011-2012 season will open, and all hell will break loose as teams scramble to sign their…

  19. Video: David Stern, Billy Hunter talk NBA labor deal

    Nov 26, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    NBA And Players Representatives Meet To Discuss Possible Settlement

    In case you were not one of us up at 3 a.m. (Eastern, there are advantages to my West Coast perch some days) here is the video of David Stern and Billy Hunter talking about the tentative NBA labor deal early Saturday morning when it was announced. Both are lawyers and both choose their words…

  20. What was finally decided with those “thorny” system issues?

    Nov 26, 2011, 4:10 PM EST

    NBPA Meet To Discuss Current CBA Offer

    It was the most confounding part of this constantly confounding NBA lockout. The owners and players got to a point a few weeks ago where they essentially agreed on the money side of the equation — how to split up the revenue coming into the league — but could not get close on the “system”…

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