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  1. Who are the most underpaid players in the NBA?

    Jul 6, 2011, 8:12 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    Last night we brought you the most overpaid players in the NBA, at least according to the Wages of Wins blog. But who are the best values? Who are the most underpaid according to the Wages of Wins blog? Not necessarily who you think. Often it can be good player still on a rookie deal.…

  2. Who are the most overpaid players in the NBA?

    Jul 5, 2011, 11:46 PM EST

    MRedd

    With the NBA locked out because the owners aren’t making any (or enough) money? Who are the worst contracts in the NBA? Who are the guys we can blame for this mess? Well, we should blame the general managers and owners who gave out these contracts. But who have the worst contracts in the NBA?…

  3. Video: One reason Faried will be a fan favorite in Denver

    Jul 5, 2011, 9:29 PM EST

    2011 NBA Draft

    Kenneth Faried is a guy all about hustle. He’s not making it to the NBA based on an advanced skill set, he was drafted because he is ferocious on the boards and works harder than you do. Oh, and he can dunk. What follows are a few highlights from his play at the Drew League…

  4. Kemba Walker signs shoe deal with Under Armour

    Jul 5, 2011, 7:45 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Butler v UConn

    Who knows when we are going to get to see Kemba Walker step out on the court in a Charlotte Bobcats uniform. But when he does, he’ll be wearing Under Armour shoes. Walker signed with the shoe manufacturer that is trying to gain a foothold in the Nike dominated basketball shoe market, according to Daren…

  5. Don’t look for Stoudemire to join tour of China

    Jul 5, 2011, 6:59 PM EST

    Amare Stoudemire

    We were telling you about some potential barnstorming tours of China by NBA players if the lockout extends into the next season, the brainchild of agents trying to grow the brand of their clients when there are no games. We also told you, it’s not that simple. There’s the whole Chinese Government thing, insurance and…

  6. Brian Shaw to be Vogel’s head assistant in Indiana

    Jul 5, 2011, 6:28 PM EST

    Brian Shaw

    It probably wasn’t the job he was hoping to get when the off-season began, but long-time Laker assistant coach Brian Shaw will be Frank Vogel’s head assistant in Indiana, according to multiple sources. When Phil Jackson retired after the Lakers were swept by the NBA champion Mavericks in the second round of the playoffs, some…

  7. Derek Fisher talks lockout, sounds like a politician

    Jul 5, 2011, 5:23 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Lakers guard and NBA players union president Derek Fisher is a great talker. Media love him because he’s good for a quality quote after the game. He’s prized for radio and television interviews because he is smooth. When he went on ESPN Los Angeles over the holiday weekend to talk lockout, he sounded like someone running…

  8. Pacers will officially name Vogel head coach

    Jul 5, 2011, 5:15 PM EST

    Pacers' head coach Vogel reacts during the first half of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff basketball game against the Bulls in Chicago

    According to multiple sources, the Indiana Pacers will officially remove the “interim” tag from Frank Vogel’s head coaching title and announce a three-year extension with him at a press conference on Wednesday morning. Vogel coached the Pacers to a 20-18 record after taking over for Jim O’Brien in the middle of last season, which allowed…

  9. Foul called on NBA owners’ claims of money lost

    Jul 5, 2011, 4:53 PM EST

    David Stern

    The NBA owners continue to say the lockout is going on because the players don’t understand the fundamental need to change the league’s poor financial system — that $300 million was lost this past year. More and more reports are questioning the severity of that loss. The latest is Nate Silver at the New York…

  10. Carlos Arroyo rumored, Malik Hairston for sure to Italy

    Jul 5, 2011, 4:05 PM EST

    Carlos Arroyo Heat

    The NBA lockout has been pushing some players to Europe and it looks like a couple more happened on Tuesday. Carlos Arroyo may be headed to Italy, reports Vocero. The club Pallacanestro Cantœ has interest in the Pureto Rican guard that could not hold on to the Miami Heat’s starting point guard job. For now,…

  11. Wall scores, Cousins gets T’d up in streetball game

    Jul 5, 2011, 2:36 PM EST

    DeMarcus Cousins

    This time of summer a lot of NBA players show up in high-end street leagues — the Goodman League in D.C. is one of those. There are announcers calling the game, a good level of talent and some fans getting a show. According to Afro.com, at in D.C. the fans at the Goodman League did…

  12. Kyrie Irving already had to file police report against twitter stalker

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:31 PM EST

    Irving stands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft in Newark

    Hey Kyrie Irving, welcome to the NBA. Not the playing basketball part of the NBA, you don’t get to do that until Billy Hunter and David Stern come to an understanding. No, we mean the unwanted attention part of the equation. Rumors had circulated that a woman — Jessica Jackson, who goes by “Miss Hawaii”…

  13. Andrew Bynum has taken up boxing this summer

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:05 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks - Game Four

    During this lockout, some NBA players are going to get fat. It happened last time with Shawn Kemp and Vin Baker, to name a couple. It’s not happening to Andrew Bynum. He’s teamed up with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach and is doing the boxing workout. Here is Bynum’s tweet about his plans for Monday…

  14. There are NBA owners who need next season to happen

    Jul 5, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat

    The hardliners always get the headlines (have you watched much political news coverage?). It’s true of the NBA lockout as well — there are hardline owners that in the last decade leveraged themselves to pay hundreds of millions for a mid-to-small market NBA team and they need the business model to change. They are willing…

  15. Dale Ellis is the best shooter ever. Just ask him.

    Jul 5, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

    dale-ellis

    The best shooters come with a swagger. They have to. Ray Allen misses threes, but he believes without a doubt the next on will fall. Without question. He has put in the work, perfected his form, he paid the price. He believes in himself. That swagger never goes away. Such that former Sonic Dale Ellis…

  16. Video: Woman gets Thunder logo tattoo on thighs

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:44 AM EST

    thunderthighs

    I watch this video and think I made a mistake not getting into the tattoo removal business. This woman is one serious, committed fan. More committed than you. She now has an Oklahoma City Thunder logo tattooed on her thigh — yes Thunder Thighs! — as well as slogans like “Thunder Up” and “Rise Together.”…

  17. Fernandez to play out NBA deal before returning to Spain

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:16 AM EST

    0920-rudy-fernandez-300

    Over the weekend we told you about Real Madrid’s effort to entice Rudy Fernandez to come play in Spain. Which was a pretty smart move by the team, to try and lure him over during the lockout and be able to keep him in his native Spain, a place he said he wanted to return…

  18. Parker, Hill, Batum to play in French exhibition game

    Jul 5, 2011, 9:55 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    The Los Angeles Drew League isn’t the only place to catch NBA stars right now, if you happen to be in France this Friday… Portland Trail Blazer Nicolas Batum is putting together an “all star” exhibition in France this Friday that will feature Tony Parker, George Hill and Ian Mahinmi, according to the French paper…

  19. Report: NHL owners tell NBA brethren losing season “worth it”

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:44 AM EST

    There are six NBA teams that are owned by people who also own NHL teams (or at least did during that sport’s big lockout in 2004). Those owners are telling their NBA brethren that the lockout that cost the NHL a full season was worth it to get a good financial deal, according to ESPN’s…

  20. Pitt’s Gilbert Brown signs in Europe as insurance

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:08 AM EST

    Connecticut v Pittsburgh

    Gilbert Brown was one of those undrafted guys who stands a chance of making an NBA roster. The Pitt senior plays on the wing and is a good athlete who plays a smart all-around game. He may not be explosive, but he does all the little things well. He’s a guy who needed Summer League…

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