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  1. Kobe Bryant has experimental therapy on his knees

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:04 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Kobe Bryant’s knees are not good. He sat out practices most of last season to rest them (which might have helped cause his team’s poor execution under pressure in the playoffs). But he is getting close to bone-on-bone and there is only so much the doctors can do. At the time Lakers trainer Gary Vitti…

  2. About Antonio McDyess retiring… maybe not

    Jul 1, 2011, 10:32 AM EST

    Memphis Grizzles v San Antionio Spurs - Game Two

    When we last saw Spurs veteran big man Antonio McDyess we were talking about how the surprising first-round ouster of the team meant he was walking away from the game with a sour taste in his mouth. But he did say, “This was my last game.” Or not. Turns out the two sides want to…

  3. League tells teams contact with player means $1 million fine

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:10 AM EST

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    The NBA is not kidding around about this lockout stuff. The league has told the owners and team officials that any contact with a player during the lockout will bring a $1 million fine on the organization, according to Ric Bucher of ESPN. Marc Spears of Yahoo provides even more details on the contact ban.…

  4. Jamison says players more unified than last lockout

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:44 AM EST

    Antawn Jamison

    This lockout is going to end when the two sides decide the pain of taking the deal on the table is less than the pain of the lockout. That pain just gets worse as things go along (especially if games, and with it revenue and paychecks, are lost). That is particularly true of the players.…

  5. With NBA lockout there are plenty of losers, but it starts with fans

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:02 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    The NBA locks out and there are tons of losers. It’s not the owners and the players. Sure, they are shooting their own business in the foot, but when it is all said and done the owners will be insanely wealthy and the players will still make a lot of money playing a game. It’s…

  6. So how does this lockout get resolved?

    Jul 1, 2011, 1:30 AM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    The lockout just started, and I’m pretty much done with it. So how does this thing get resolved? Sadly, it’s going to take some time, but a couple of factors need to come together. There needs to be pressure on both sides to strike a deal. No real contract negotiations — whether you are talking…

  7. The clock strikes midnight — NBA lockout officially begins

    Jul 1, 2011, 12:01 AM EST

    NHL Season Cancelled

    At midnight Eastern the preverbal padlocks were slapped on the doors of NBA facilities and the players were locked out. Players can’t workout at NBA facilities. There is no July free agency. There is no summer league. There are rookies not getting instruction, long shot free agents not able to prove their worth to teams.…

  8. NBA Lockout Q&A: PBT explains it all (well, almost)

    Jun 30, 2011, 8:37 PM EST

    To match Interview NBA/STERN

    Welcome to the NBA lockout. Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, you’re going to be here a while. If we’re all lucky it will be for just the summer, but it could be longer. Much longer. I understand you all have questions about how we got here, where we are at and what is…

  9. NBA provides lockout details in official release

    Jun 30, 2011, 8:18 PM EST

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    The NBA told the players’ union during Thursday’s bargaining session that they would lock the players out once the current collective bargaining agreement expires at midnight Eastern, and now it has made the announcement to the rest of us via this official release. Besides the obligatory quotes from NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver attempting to…

  10. Cleveland open to making another deal before the lockout officially begins

    Jun 30, 2011, 8:08 PM EST

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    At midnight tonight (or tomorrow, if you really want to be difficult), the NBA world as we know it will come to a grinding halt. Contact between players and teams will be reduced solely to a negotiative process that will determine the league’s short and long-term future, and all of the other off-season festivities —…

  11. Eddie House opts to re-join the Heat

    Jun 30, 2011, 7:33 PM EST

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    Sleep easy, Heatians: Eddie House isn’t going anywhere. According to Mike Wallace of ESPN.com’s Heat Index, House has accepted his player option for next season and will spend the 2011-2012 campaign — in whatever length the lockout allows — with the Heat. House’s option is worth approximately $1.4 million next season, per Storytellers Contracts —…

  12. Sacramento, Toronto will futilely attempt to lure Tyson Chandler in free agency

    Jun 30, 2011, 6:35 PM EST

    Tyson Chandler of the Dallas Mavericks c

    With the NBA a bit short on Dwight Howards these days, the prototype for an effective center has shifted to a slightly more attainable model: Tyson Chandler. The Mavericks’ center anchored an impressive half-court defense that could switch from man-to-man to zone and back effortlessly and fluidly, and has for the moment Chandler has become…

  13. Video: Jimmer Fredette’s brother raps

    Jun 30, 2011, 6:32 PM EST

    jimmer-kings

    As you may have heard by now, the NBA has decided that it will indeed lock out its players once the current collective bargaining agreement expires at 12:01 a.m. on July 1. You may also have heard about just how many aspects of league business will be affected by this lockout decision — basically, all…

  14. Already war of words started: union attorney disputes Stern

    Jun 30, 2011, 5:41 PM EST

    National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern answers questions from members of the media regarding failed contract negotiations between the NBA and the players association in New York

    Welcome to the first of what will be an ongoing summer session of “the other side misrepresented our position” posts. We’re trying to come up with a catchy name for them. The honor of going first goes to the players union. David Stern came out of the mostly-for-show final negotiating session between the players and…

  15. Hilton Armstrong to sign with French team for next season

    Jun 30, 2011, 4:37 PM EST

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    This isn’t exactly the exodus of big name players to Europe because of the lockout we were all talking about, but we pass it along anyway. Hilton Armstrong has agreed to terms to play for ASVEL of the French league next season, according to Sportando. Armstrong played a limited role for the Wizards and Hawks…

  16. It’s official: Owners tell players there will be a lockout

    Jun 30, 2011, 3:52 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    This is a sad day for the NBA. We all knew it was coming. Frankly, everyone has been expecting this for a couple of years now, you could see the storm clouds gathering for that long. It doesn’t make it feel any better. And things are only going to get worse in the short term.…

  17. Glen Davis wants to stay with Celtics, but…

    Jun 30, 2011, 2:55 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    Glen Davis is going to be a free agent at midnight. Not that he can do much about it, not until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place. Whenever that does happen, Davis told the Boston Herald he wants to remain with the Celtics. But things are far too unpredictable right now… “Man, I…

  18. Cavaliers trade J.J. Hickson to Kings for Omri Casspi

    Jun 30, 2011, 1:37 PM EST

    Omri Casspi

    Multiple reports now have the deal done, one trade right before the deadline. The Cavaliers and Kings will swap young forwards, with J.J. Hickson going to the Kings for Omri Casspi. This deal may be the last before lockout begins at midnight, according to a tweet from Marc Stein or ESPN. The Cavaliers also would…

  19. Creators of “The Decision” stunned by backlash (and other details of event)

    Jun 30, 2011, 1:15 PM EST

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    On the eve of a lockout that — if it does end up costing games — will kill the momentum around the league, let’s look back at the thing that helped create all that momentum and the increased ratings: LeBron James’ Decision. The television show sparked interest from casual fans that carried over to increased…

  20. Nene makes it official, he will be a free agent

    Jun 30, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

    Nene

    This has been expected for a long time, and it doesn’t mean he’s leaving Denver, but it is official now: Brazilian center Nene is opting out of the last year of his deal the Denver Post reports and will test out the free agent market. Whenever the doors to that market open after the lockout.…

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