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  1. Winderman: New CBA means role players will see short-term contracts

    Jul 24, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    As the NBA adjusts to its new collective-bargaining agreement, we’re beginning to see some short-term returns. Literally. With a more punitive luxury tax and free agents thinking twice about moving on to new teams (and therefore significantly smaller contracts than by remaining with their incumbent teams), we’re apparently in the era of incremental rebuilds. Example…

  2. Summer League standout Malcolm Thomas has many suitors

    Jul 24, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

    Malcolm Thomas

    For a guy on the fringe, a good showing at Summer League can change your fortunes. Meet Malcolm Thomas. The “other forward” at San Diego State when Kawhi Leonard was there who spent last season in the D-League with a couple of call ups. But at Summer League in Las Vegas he looked very good…

  3. Ronnie Brewer reaches deal to join New York Knicks

    Jul 24, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

    Ronnie Brewer, Ron Garretson

    Iman Shupert and his quality wing defense will be out the first couple months of the season as he recovers from knee surgery (and maybe longer as it takes a while to get up to speed). In his place, the Knicks are bringing in Ronnie Brewer, the two sides have reached a one-year deal according…

  4. Jeremy Lin admits “Linsanity” got into his head, that he will always have haters

    Jul 24, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets Introduce Jeremy Lin

    Be honest here — if you suddenly you went from relative obscurity to huge international star, a lot of things would go to your head. And the temptations of excess would get the better of many. What you have to appreciate here is a level of reflection and self-awareness on the part of Jeremy Lin…

  5. Kevin Love finds minutes on Team USA slipping away

    Jul 24, 2012, 11:08 AM EDT

    Kevin Love, Andres Nocioni

    On paper, Kevin Love should be playing increasingly key minutes for Team USA — he is second most logical center behind Tyson Chandler, his rebounding and outlet passing skills fit the up-tempo style Team USA wants to play, and on offense he can hit the three and pull opposing bigs away from the basket. But…

  6. Mavericks still want to keep Delonte West on the roster

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Delonte West, Ricky Rubio

    When healthy last season, Delonte West played pretty well for the Dallas Mavericks — 9.6 points per game on 46 percent shooting with a PER of 15.3 Those are solid minutes, which is why he started 33 games for them. And why they want him back. Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson told the Star-Telegram he has…

  7. Timberwolves reach three-year deal with Russian guard Shved

    Jul 24, 2012, 9:04 AM EDT

    CSKA Moscow`s Alexey Shved scores agains

    Minnesota thinks it has found it’s long-term backup for Ricky Rubio. They have reached a three-year, $10 million deal to bring in Russian point guard Alexey Shved, reports the Pioneer Press via Russia’s R-Sport. And they got him because of coach Rick Adelman. “Minnesota’s a good, young and ambitious team,” said Shved, who also had offers from…

  8. Report: Bulls will not match Rockets’ Omer Asik offer sheet

    Jul 24, 2012, 8:29 AM EDT

    Omer Asik

    This was expected, we were just waiting for it to become official. It will on Tuesday — the Bulls will not match the three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet the Rockets gave center Omer Asik, reports K.C. Johnson at the Chicago Tribune. Asik will become a Rocket on the exact same deal that make Jeremy Lin…

  9. First vote on new Seattle arena could take place next week

    Jul 24, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    Seattle SuperSonics v Denver Nuggets

    If you build it they will come. Maybe. That seems to be Seattle’s plan for a new arena to house an NBA team. Although it hasn’t worked yet in Kansas City, which has the sweet Sprint Center sitting there with nothing but Disney on Ice and some concerts to fill the space. No NBA or…

  10. Report: Utah Jazz sign Randy Foye to one-year deal

    Jul 24, 2012, 1:58 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Foye shoots over Dallas Mavericks' Marion during their NBA basketball game in Dallas

    It’s not a game-changer, but the Jazz have picked up another solid veteran for their roster. Utah has reached a one-year deal with Randy Foye, according to Ric Bucher of ESPN. Foye becomes the second Clipper guard from last season to join the Jazz, along with Mo Williams. Foye started 48 games for the Clippers…

  11. Another Dwight Howard update that really isn’t an update

    Jul 23, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls

    And our Dwightmare continues, and likely will for a couple more weeks. The latest update — which is really a leaked negotiating tactic — comes from Chris Broussard at ESPN.com. The Orlando Magic have told rival executives that they might not trade Dwight Howard after all, according to league sources. An executive who has had…

  12. Delfino disappointed Bucks have not reached out to him

    Jul 23, 2012, 9:08 PM EDT

    Carlos Delfino

    Carlos Delfino is not sitting around fretting about where he might play next season. The free agent swingman is busy as a key part of the Argentinian national team, preparing for the Olympics. Still, teams are reaching out to him and his agent (Cleveland, Atlanta and Boston have been mentioned). Just not the Bucks, where…

  13. Nets sign C.J. Watson away from Bulls to backup D-Will

    Jul 23, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

    C.J. Watson

    C.J. Watson has gone from backing up one of the best point guards in the game to backing up one of the best point guards in the game. With the Bulls the past couple seasons, Watson has inked a deal with the Nets to back up Deron Williams, according to Stephan Bondy of the New…

  14. Report: Marco Belinelli to Bulls deal done

    Jul 23, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT

    Marco Belinelli, Nicolas Batum

    UPDATE 7:07 pm: Marco Belinelli will make $1.96 million on a one-year contract with the Bulls, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. That sticks with their plan of keeping cap space open in future years to chase after bigger fish to pair with Derrick Rose. 2:34 pm: The summer of treading water in Chicago —…

  15. Argentina’s Nocioni not sure USA wins gold medal

    Jul 23, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

    Kevin Love, Andres Nocioni

    It’s the problem Team USA faces — they are judged as much on style points as wins and losses. So far they are 4-0 in preseason games, but because Brazil led after one quarter and Argentina lost 86-80 — two teams with big front lines playing into a weakness of the U.S. squad — they…

  16. Video: Top 10 plays from Las Vegas Summer League

    Jul 23, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Austin Rivers

    PBT brought you a whole lot of original content from the Las Vegas Summer league, both I and Scott Schroeder were out there (he was there the whole time), and you got daily updates and player stories. If you want to just know who stood out, we’ve got you covered. And now, here are the…

  17. Michael Beasley expects big things from Michael Beasley

    Jul 23, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT

    Michael Beasley, Mike Dunleavy, Carlos Delfino

    Minnesota — the fans, the organization — was done with Michael Beasley. As the Heat had been before. The question was not “can he score” because he averaged 19.2 a game for the Wolves two seasons ago. But he’s a high-volume scorer, he needed 17.1 shots a game to get there. Then there were the…

  18. Report: Blazers, Bucks, Mavericks going after Przybilla

    Jul 23, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Houston Rockets, Game 6

    Looks like next season will be lucky No. 13 in the NBA for Joel Przybilla. A couple years ago he was going to retire, but came out of that to play with the Blazers. Now his agent says there are three teams in the running for him, reports Chris Haynes at CSNNW.com. According to his agent,…

  19. Shaq not exactly impressed with the Orlando coaching search

    Jul 23, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

    Former US basketball star Shaquille O'Ne

    I don’t envy Rob Hennigan. Here’s your dream job, you are the new general manager of the Orlando Magic. Now all you have to do is trade our superstar center and try to get some reasonable level of value back, hire a new head coach, start a massive rebuilding project and chart a totally new…

  20. Heat, Ray Allen to open season against Boston Celtics

    Jul 23, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

    Miami Heat Introduce Ray Allen

    This is going to be fun. The Miami Heat are going to get their rings and raise their banner on Oct. 30 in their home opener against the Boston Celtics. Then the Heat — with former Celtic Ray Allen on the roster — will open their title defense against the team they faced in the…

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