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  1. The other Nugget everybody wants? Nene.

    Feb 17, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    Do people realize how good Nene is? He’s not just another one-named Brazilian. He averages 15 points a game but he’s shooting 63.7 percent to get them (best percentage in the league, easily). He’s strong and draws a higher percentage and-one fouls than anyone in the league save Reggie Evans. He’s good on the boards.…

  2. Tayshaun Prince is cool if the Pistons want to trade him

    Feb 17, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

    Tayshuan Prince, Gerald Wallace

    Tayshaun Prince has never put on an NBA jersey that did not say Pistons across the front. Some guys you can picture in another jersey easily — try to think of one Shaq hasn’t tried on — but some guys seem rooted. Thinking of Prince in another color uniform with another name across the front…

  3. Report: Nuggets want four Knicks starters for Carmelo Anthony

    Feb 17, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    carmelo anthony dunk

    Knicks fans have been clamoring for Donnie Walsh to just make the deal — doesn’t matter what the price is, the Knicks need Carmelo Anthony. Knicks fans are desperate. You still sure? According to Jonathan Abrams at the New York Times, the price is every starter not named Stoudemire. According to a Knicks official, Denver…

  4. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Feb 17, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Philadelphia 76ers

    Kobe Bryant said at shootaround Wednesday afternoon he really felt for Byron Scott. That shoe may be on the other foot, now. Steve Nash has moved past Gary Payton in to seventh on the all-tine assists list. What is Glen Davis doing better to become a Sixth Man of the Year candidate? The Heat are…

  5. Report: Nets, Blazers talking point guard swap: Andre Miller for Devin Harris

    Feb 17, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT

    Devin Harris, Zach Randolph, Tony Allen

    The New Jersey Nets have not been all that happy with Devin Harris of late. I’m not sure they should be — statistically he’s playing better than last season and this is what you get out of him most years. His points per game may be down (especially of late) but he is shooting less…

  6. Video: All time All-Star Game hightlights

    Feb 17, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    Sure, technically there are two games left on the schedule tonight, but it is time to start getting pumped about All-Star weekend. We will grant you, some events will be a dud. The game itself may be a dud. But there will be some moments and memories as well. Always is. As a reminder of…

  7. Chris Rock knew LeBron was gone, why didn’t Cleveland?

    Feb 17, 2011, 8:19 AM EDT

    'Grown Ups' - Germany Premiere

    Well, maybe everybody does hate Chris in Cleveland now. Chris Rock pulls no punches. It’s why his stand up is so great — he tells you straight out how he sees it. And in an interview with Esquire Magazine (done by Scott Raab who is writing a book about LeBron leaving Cleveland) Rock says Clevelanders…

  8. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Bosh gets cheers, boos, win in Toronto

    Feb 17, 2011, 3:08 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Toronto Raptors

    What you missed while seeing The King’s Speech… The Cavaliers stunning win over the Lakers was our Game of the Night… Heat 103, Raptors 95: Chris Bosh blew kisses to the crowd and got a mixed reaction of boos and cheers. What that tells us is Toronto is not Cleveland. The Heat worked hard to…

  9. The Cavaliers stun the Lakers

    Feb 16, 2011, 10:57 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Anthony Parker, Ramon Sessions

    It’s safe to say that the All-Star Break couldn’t be coming at a better time for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers lost the last three games of their recent seven-game road trip, and their struggles culminated in a shocking loss to the woeful Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. The 10-46 Cavaliers were coming off…

  10. Who gets the number wrong on a Michael Jordan statue?

    Feb 16, 2011, 10:35 PM EDT

    Justin Bieber

    If you don’t have a tween daughter — and if not be so, so thankful about that — then you don’t have to deal with Biebermania. As in Justin Bieber. You know, the guy you fast-forwarded through a performance of at the Grammys. (You do DVR the Grammys and get through them in an hour…

  11. Heat’s Mike Miller has no concussion, skips game as precaution

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat’s Mike Miller had three blows to the head in five days, one in each of the Heat’s last three games. The good news is, a CT scan and other tests showed no damage according to the Associated Press. He was released from an Indiana hospital. Miller asked to join the team for…

  12. Report: Nets back in mix, talking to Nuggets about ‘Melo

    Feb 16, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    It just felt from the first minutes like this was going to happen. The New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets are talking Carmelo Anthony trade again, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, the Bergen Record and ESPN’s Chris Broussard. One source described talks as “progressing” and said they have been ongoing between Denver and New…

  13. All-Star halftime to have all that power — Kanye reportedly to join Rihanna

    Feb 16, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    VMAN21 Launch Party

    No one halftime show should have all that power. In a performance that promises to sound a lot more soulful and look a lot less like Tron than the Super Bowl halftime, Kanye West is reportedly going to join Rihanna on stage, according to Deadspin. Rihanna is the scheduled performer, but expecting a guest star…

  14. Memphis’ Rudy Gay out month with shoulder injury

    Feb 16, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

    Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Rudy Gay

    Rudy Gay, the best perimeter player and key cog of the suddenly hot Memphis Grizzlies, will be out for at least a month due to a left shoulder subluxation discovered by an MRI on Wednesday. That sound you hear is the Memphis Grizzlies hot streak and playoff chances careening off the rails. Right now the…

  15. Chris Kaman set to return tonight

    Feb 16, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT

    Chris Kaman

    You may have forgotten, but the Clippers have had a starting-level center in their back pocket all along. Chris Kaman has played just eight games this season for Los Angeles, but the once quasi-All-Star is apparently ready for his first NBA action since December 5th. Here’s what Kaman had to say on Twitter: I will…

  16. Dexter Pittman to be sidelined 5-6 weeks due to knee surgery

    Feb 16, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

    Dexter Pittman

    There was a time when the stability of the Miami Heat’s center rotation was a matter of national importance. That time has faded as the Heat themselves have weathered through some growing pains as a team, but there’s still quite a bit riding on Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Joel Anthony, and Erick Dampier. Notably not included in…

  17. Bulls looking at two guard help, but chemistry trumps all

    Feb 16, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith

    The Bulls are happy with themselves just the way they are, in a Stuart Smalley kind of way — they’re good enough, they’re smart enough, and doggone it, people like them. Sure, they could use an upgrade at the two, they know that, but they are not about to make a move that could damage…

  18. Isiah Thomas does not deny he is consulting with Knicks

    Feb 16, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

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    This post will help you understand why, during the press conference introducing Carmelo Anthony as a Knick next week, you will hear Donnie Walsh thank Isiah Thomas through gritted teeth. Thomas was on sports talk radio in Miami Tuesday night and, amazingly, there was little talk about FIU basketball and a lot about the Knicks.…

  19. Five trades we’d like to see (and we’re not talking ‘Melodrama)

    Feb 16, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Phoenix Suns

    It’s been quiet. Too quiet. Serious trade chatter is down around the league. People are talking but there is less meaningful dialogue going on than in an Adam Sandler movie. Maybe it’s fear of the new CBA. Maybe it’s Carmelo Anthony creating a bottleneck. Maybe people are too busy playing Angry Birds. Well, we are…

  20. Some All-Star Game odds

    Feb 16, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    This is America, you can bet on anything. Well, not legally (unless you are in Vegas) but there are ways. And when you do remember that The King’s Speech is going to win the best picture Oscar. But this is a basketball blog, so we’ll talk about the All-Star Game Sunday in Los Angeles. You…

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