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  1. Mavericks’ Rudy Fernandez signs deal with Real Madrid

    Sep 20, 2011, 10:56 AM EST

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    This should not come as a surprise to anybody. After Rudy Fernandez spent all of last summer trying to get Portland to release him so he could return to the Spanish League, he has used the lockout to return to the Spanish League. Probably should have seen that one coming. What we told you was…

  2. Report: Italian club offers Kobe Bryant $600,000 per game

    Sep 20, 2011, 10:09 AM EST

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    For international clubs looking to sign an American star, Kobe Bryant is the biggest fish in (or across) the pond. The Laker guard remains the most recognizable active player on the planet, the most marketable, plus there’s the whole “he’s really good” thing. Kobe has been offered $600,000 per home game to play for Virtus…

  3. Nuggets Danilo Gallinari to play in Italy during lockout

    Sep 20, 2011, 9:48 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    If you’re looking for a bright side Nuggets fans, at least he didn’t go to China like everyone else. And at least he has an out clause to return. Danilo Gallinari has signed to return to Olimpia Milano during the lockout, a story broken by the Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Sportando. He…

  4. Report: Owners, players to meet in small groups this week

    Sep 20, 2011, 8:40 AM EST

    Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter

    The only way there is going to be an NBA season — whether full or partial — is if the owners and players keep talking and hammering out their differences. So this tweet that owners and players will sit down and start talking again is a positive. Chris Broussard of ESPN broke the news on…

  5. Video: Metta World Peace’s first Cha Cha on Dancing With The Stars

    Sep 20, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

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    If David Stern and Billy Hunter are able to figure out their differences this week, end the lockout so that training camps and the season start on time in a couple weeks, Metta World Peace (the baller formerly known as Ron Artest) may be available. Below you can catch Artest’s first attempt at the Cha…

  6. Warriors’ Amundson healthy, will be ready for season

    Sep 19, 2011, 11:35 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Golden State Warriors

    Lou Amundson is not a game changer inside, but he is the kind of guy every team could use — an effort guy who can rebound and defend. Well, he can be that when he’s healthy, but the Warriors brought him in last season and he played only 46 games and averaged just 15 minutes…

  7. Report: Players were led to believe breakthrough was near

    Sep 19, 2011, 9:45 PM EST

    Billy Hunter

    Before last week’s big meeting on Tuesday, there was a lot of optimism in the air — plenty of people were suggesting a labor deal could be close (whether they meant to tweet it or not). Then Tuesday broke up with both sides disappointed. The players agreed to drop their share of basketball related income…

  8. Video: Charles Barkley sings Karaoke “My Way” ala Sinatra

    Sep 19, 2011, 7:49 PM EST

    2010 NBA All-Star T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    Charles Barkley is no Frank Sinatra. Primarily because Sinatra sang in tune. But below is video of Barkley doing the Sinatra standard “My Way” (via Deadspin) and what he lacks in singing skill he makes up for in style. It’s a pretty good rendition. Save for the whole in tune thing. By the way, reports…

  9. Caron Butler, Rudy Gay both to return to court soon

    Sep 19, 2011, 6:40 PM EST

    Caron Butler

    Rudy Gay and Caron Butler both were the best perimeter players on their team. Both went down with injuries in the regular season, and both injuries were thought to doom their squad when the playoffs rolled around. Both teams then went on to have franchise-best playoff runs without their stars. Now, both are going to…

  10. Plot for Kevin Durant’s magical “Switch” movie revealed

    Sep 19, 2011, 5:27 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Seven

    Here’s the pitch: It’s like “Big” meets basketball. You with me? You’ve got a world-famous basketball player, and this high school kid, and through a magical encounter they switch bodies. Hijinks ensue, everybody learns some valuable lessons, tearful moments follow then kid and the baller are able to switch back, just in time for the…

  11. Goodman vs. Drew league rematch back on in Los Angeles

    Sep 19, 2011, 5:04 PM EST

    Goodman Drew Harden Durant

    October 9 was to be the day of the first NBA preseason games. They haven’t been officially cancelled, but good luck finding anyone who thinks there will be games that night. But there will be a game that evening — the rematch of the Goodman and Drew leagues. From the moment they walked off the…

  12. Raptors work through first round of front office interviews

    Sep 19, 2011, 3:54 PM EST

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    The Toronto Raptors are still looking for a new front office guy to have a fancy title and explain his decisions to Bryan Colangelo, who is shifting roles in the organization. The Raptors are through their first round of interviews and have brought in some name people, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Philadelphia 76ers…

  13. Video: Amar’e Stoudemire hanging with designer Rachel Roy

    Sep 19, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

    Amare Stoudemire Vouge

    Amar’e Stoudemire is spending plenty of his lockout summer trying to build his fashion empire… well, empire may be too big a word, but he has a Web site and clearly a brand he is trying to branch out beyond just basketball. So he is on this video with Rachel Roy, who is a clothing…

  14. Agents not looking to blow up players’ union, says agent

    Sep 19, 2011, 2:53 PM EST

    Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter

    If you’ve followed the lockout at all you’ve heard the refrain: The agents all hate union head Billy Hunter. They want to be aggressive and use decertification — destroying the union to save it. They will run over Hunter to get what they want. That’s never really been true, not totally anyway. What NBA player…

  15. Memphis holds advantage in courting restricted free agent Marc Gasol

    Sep 19, 2011, 1:54 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers

    At this stage in the lockout and the negotiations within, it’s impossible for any free agent player to address their situation with certainty. That much is guaranteed by the fact that no explicit communication can go on between player and team at the present juncture; any indications given at this point convey only intent or…

  16. Is Jerry Sloan retired for good? Maybe not if you ask his wife.

    Sep 19, 2011, 1:31 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Atlanta Hawks

    This past summer a number of teams called Jerry Sloan to see if he had any interest in coming back to coaching — including some rosters with some talent like the Lakers — but nothing came of it. Sloan left the Jazz in the middle of last season and went back to his farm, and…

  17. Charles Barkley tells LeBron James to lighten up

    Sep 19, 2011, 12:46 PM EST

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    It’s the offseason, there’s a lockout, and yet Charles Barkley is still finding a way to get Miami fans mad at him. And they were plenty mad at him before. Barkley went on Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable (a new show on ESPN2) last Friday to talk about whatever Barkley has an opinion on. Which…

  18. Matt Bonner explains the lockout’s new beginning

    Sep 19, 2011, 12:30 PM EST

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    We’re now months into the NBA lockout. July 1st marked the expiration of the previous collective bargaining agreement, and even before that deadline passed, the lockout loomed over the 2011 off-season. Yet in terms of the timeline of negotiations and bargaining sessions between the players and owners, the lockout is in its infancy. Only now…

  19. Kyle Korver’s big adventure as a Wrigley Field groundskeeper

    Sep 19, 2011, 11:47 AM EST

    Kyle Korver Wrigley

    Kyle Korver isn’t above a day of hard labor. Well, so long as that labor doesn’t involve trying to play defense in transition. But he’s willing to work at other stuff. Which is exactly what he was doing on Sunday at Wrigley Field, where he worked as a groundskeeper and concessionaire serving ice cream. Tribune…

  20. When the lockout ends, the Jazz need to…

    Sep 19, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    This is the next installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Today it’s the Utah Jazz. You can also read up on the Lakers, Timberwolves and Mavericks as we start to work our way through all 30 NBA teams.   Last Season: Okay, imagine the shiniest, fastest train you can. All new. Shiny, polished…

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