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  1. Warriors will try and run a Utah-style offense next season

    Oct 11, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Golden State Warriors

    Thanks to the Warriors’ hyper-fast, ultra-small lineup combinations, the breakneck pace at which they played, and the video-game scores they’d often put up, the Warriors were known as a fearsome offensive unit when Don Nelson ran the team. However, that wasn’t exactly true last season. While the Warriors did average 108.8 points per game last…

  2. Durant to spend more time at point guard, power forward

    Oct 11, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    At the age of 21, Kevin Durant is already one of the best small forwards in basketball and arguably the best pure scorer in the NBA. However, that’s not enough for Durant or his coaches, who are working hard to add new wrinkles to Durant’s already-superb game. According to Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman, the…

  3. Kobe on 16-minute a game limit… until the games count, anyway

    Oct 11, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT

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    Kobe Bryant played 25 minutes against Barcelona, his competitive nature getting the better of his  need to rest his knee. He asked to come back in the close game despite him not being able to fully trust his knee yet (which shows in his inability to drive and his off-target jumper). Kobe was 2 for…

  4. Timofey Mozgov, your New York Knicks starting center. Could happen.

    Oct 11, 2010, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Russian import Timofey Mozgov could be the starting center when the New York Knicks open the season in Toronto in two weeks. No, we’re not kidding. He will start for sure Monday against the Celtics — which would have been a good test if Shaq played, however he is resting — but if he keeps…

  5. Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle back on the job

    Oct 11, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

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    What are things doctors tell you about staying healthy? Reduce stress, eat right, get plenty of sleep. Three things that coaches do not get. Not in the NBA, not really in any professional or college sport by and large. Long hours, irregular eating schedules that mean too much greasy food, travel and disrupted sleeping patterns…

  6. George Maloof, minority Kings owner, arrested for DUI in Vegas

    Oct 11, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Joe and Gavin Maloof are the faces and primary owners of the Sacramento Kings, the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, plus a lot of other stuff you probably wish you owned. Their younger brother George is a minority owner in all of that, too. George was arrested in Las Vegas Saturday for driving under the…

  7. NBA Season Preview: New Orleans Hornets

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT

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    Last season: 37-45, after Byron Scott started the season and was bounced for Jeff Bower, they still finished out of the playoffs. Of course they played half the season without Chris Paul and right now he is everything to that franchise. Head Coach: Monty Williams comes over from being an assistant in Portland and steps…

  8. Allen Iverson close to deal to play in Turkey

    Oct 11, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

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    Alan Iverson playing in Turkey? It seems to have come to that after he can find no interest in the NBA. Iverson’s representatives and a Turkish club are now in serious negotiations. Yahoo Sports spoke to Iverson’s agent. “We are in very serious negotiations with [Besiktas],” Iverson’s business manager Gary Moore told Yahoo! Sports. “Istanbul…

  9. The newer, more efficient Gilbert Arenas

    Oct 11, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

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    All the talk this preseason has been about changes in Gilbert Arenas the personality (although we suspect the new, business-like Arenas is more about what he shows the media than teammates), but we have missed the change in Gilbert Arenas the player. Gone is Agent Zero the gunner, replaced by a much more efficient player,…

  10. Ron Artest just says no

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Victory Parade

    On the California ballot next month is a measure that would legalize marijuana use in the state. Not just medical marijuana, we’re talking flat out legalize. Which if passed (two recent polls had it leading, with younger voters supporting it overwhelmingly, across party lines) will lead to fun legal battles with the federal government. Your…

  11. What does New Orleans 54-point preseason loss mean?

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT

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    We keep telling you not to read too much into preseason games — coaches are resting key players, experimenting with lineups, giving quality minutes to D-League guys and there just generally is not a sense of urgency. It’s a scrimmage, not a game. But when you get really blown out by a high school like…

  12. Andrew Bogut: “I might not be 100% the whole year”

    Oct 11, 2010, 11:23 AM EDT

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    Andrew Bogut was cleared to play by doctors, but since has missed the three preseason games the Milwaukee Bucks have played due to swelling and soreness in his surgically repaired right arm and hand. Which is not a shock, when you thing back to the gruesome injury he suffered last April. Bogut also is realizing…

  13. LeBron on his elbow: “It was pretty bad.”

    Oct 11, 2010, 10:54 AM EDT

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    LeBron James has been pretty tight lipped about his elbow injury last season, which led to plenty of speculation about what really happened. But LeBron opened up a little to Lang Whitaker of SLAM (something Tom Ziller of FanHouse noted happened a little a while ago but only appeared in the printed magazine, not online,…

  14. Finally an accurate passer in Cowboy Stadium — new Dude Perfect trick shot

    Oct 11, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

    Tell me the Cowboys couldn’t use a guy who could throw like this behind Romo.

  15. Blazer bring in Stephen Hill for camp to shore up depleted front court

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:42 AM EDT

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    After another Blazers center went down in camp, they needed another big body for practice — a guy not likely to make the team but one to run through drills and the like. Stephen Hill, come on down, according to the Oregonian. Hill is a 7’0” center out of Arkansas who played on the Blazers’…

  16. Hornets sale not dead yet, just world’s slowest transaction

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:19 AM EDT

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    Yesterday we passed along a New York Daily News report that the sale of the New Orleans Hornets was dead, but that may just have been wishful New York thinking about ways to get Chris Paul. Turns out the deal is not dead… dragging out forever, sure. But not dead. J. Michael Falgoust of the…

  17. Marcus Camby plans to play two more seasons. After that, who knows?

    Oct 11, 2010, 8:21 AM EDT

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    If Portland is going rise up and challenge the Lakers in the West, Marcus Camby is going to have to play a big role. We have no idea what kind of role Greg Oden will play, and if he is not protecting the rim then Camby must. At least for another two seasons. After that,…

  18. Report: Andre Miller brought in to now-dead Melo trade talks

    Oct 10, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    This is Vescey-time, so get your grain of salt ready. The “notable” writer for the New York Post reports today that during the final stages of the four-team deal for Carmelo Anthony to be shipped to the Nets, the Blazers were involved in talks. Vescey reports that Charlotte was swapped out with Portland, with Portland…

  19. Best part of NBA 2K11 for Ron Artest? His song.

    Oct 10, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    “I’m done with music. I’m a success.” Ron Artest is not done with music. He was joking around after talking about how his song Champions is going to sell one million copies — because it is part of the soundtrack for NBA 2K11. He was talking with the amazing Kevin Ding of the Orange County…

  20. Sale of Hornets falls through. Where does that leave Chris Paul?

    Oct 10, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The long-stalled sale of the New Orleans Hornets now seems to officially be dead. Which may make it less likely Chris Paul gets traded in the near term. Hornets’ owner George Shinn had reached an agreement in principle to sell the team to minority owner Gary Chouest, but that deal fell through as they tried…

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