Skip to content
  1. Mark Cuban on the Mavericks’ plans: “We do the same thing”

    Jan 4, 2011, 11:07 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Presented By Final Fantasy XIII

    Losing Caron Butler is a blow to the Mavericks because he is just flat out good — good on the court, good in the locker room, good in the community. He had developed into a spot up shooter who found his gaps in the Mavs offense. Bottom line, Dallas was +7.4 points per 100 possessions…

  2. Phil Jackson says confrontation with Ron Artest was direct, not a big deal

    Jan 4, 2011, 10:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Yes, Phil Jackson and Ron Artest had a confrontation during a recent practice, but to read much into that about the focus of the Lakers or the relationship between the two would be a mistake, Jackson said Tuesday night. Yahoo Sports first reported the conflict today, but Jackson said the report calling it a “loud”…

  3. Westbrook, Love thinking about making a “Big Three” in Oklahoma City?

    Jan 4, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

    Love_Rambis

    We all know that Kevin Love is great. The 22-year old Love is almost indisputably the NBA’s best rebounder, launches threes like a guard and makes 43% of them, knows how to score inside, and is an exceptional passer for a big man. He’s not quite a go-to scorer, and his defense is an issue,…

  4. Haslem targeting late March return

    Jan 4, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT

    Image (1) haslem_sad-thumb-250x140-18298.jpg for post 3694

    According to the Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem‘s rehab from a torn ligament in his left foot is “on schedule,” and Haslem is hoping to return to the team in late March. Haslem’s injury took place on November 20th. The Heat lost the game he was injured in, lost three of…

  5. Warriors waive Rodney Carney

    Jan 4, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT

    Rodney Carney

    The Golden State Warriors have announced that Rodney Carney has been waived. The 6-7 Carney was averaging 5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game before being cut. Carney certainly hadn’t been playing terrible basketball, and his 45.7% three-point percentage could make him an intriguing scrap-heap pickup for one team or another.However, Carney’s…

  6. Report: Phil Jackson, Ron Artest have clash of styles

    Jan 4, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Image (1) Jackson_Artest-thumb-250x166-13066.jpg for post 2379

    Phil Jackson is not a traditional coach on a lot of levels — not only the team meditation sessions and the triangle offense, but also how he handles players. For example, few coaches more willingly needle players through the media to make a point than Jackson. Some players couldn’t care less or at least get…

  7. Quote of the day: Gilbert Arenas cracks us up

    Jan 4, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT

    Arenas magic jumper

    “We’re the two best white shooters in the NBA.” —Gilbert Arenas to J.J. Redick, via the twitter of Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel. For the record, the biggest mistake here is that Gilbert Arenas is not a great shooter. He ranks 143 in the league in eFG% (regular field goal percentage that accounts for…

  8. The Lakers don’t just look slow, they are slow

    Jan 4, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs

    There was going to come a day when the Lakers missed Jordan Farmar, and that day has arrived. I’m serious. Hear me out. In all the talk of what is wrong with the Lakers (2-4 in their last six and the SKY IS FALLING!) has been some discussion of “are the Lakers athletic enough?” The…

  9. Caron Butler out for season, underwent knee surgery Tuesday

    Jan 4, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Caron Butler

    The Mavericks have been keeping this under wraps officially, but it was expected. Caron Butler underwent season-ending surgery Tuesday to repair a ruptured right patellar tendon, according to Art Garcia of NBA.com. It’s a sad thing to see happen to one of the better people in the NBA. And it’s going to be tough for…

  10. Paul Silas says LeBron treated Cavaliers just like teams treat players

    Jan 4, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    Cavaliers v Wizards

    Among the seemingly innumerable things LeBron James has been criticized for — from the legitimate to the ludicrous — was the complaint that he needed to let Cleveland know much farther in advance he was gone. If he was not coming back, he had an obligation to let them know so they could get something…

  11. Doc Rivers: Michael Beasley could lead the league in scoring

    Jan 4, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Michael Beasley has got the ball in his hands in Minnesota, creating his own shots and being the go-to guy. And thriving in that role. With one shot to tie the Boston Celtics Monday and send the game into overtime, the Timberwolves called Beasley’s number. Everyone in the building knew that’s what was going to…

  12. Andray Blatche admits trade rumors bother him “some”

    Jan 4, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Houston Rockets

    You’d like to think Andray Blatche has been inconsistent this season because of injuries and the weight of trade rumors, but that would assume some basis of consistent play from his past to serve as a baseline. And no, the last couple months of the failing Wizards last season when they had to feed him…

  13. Just to reiterate, ‘Melo is not returning to Denver

    Jan 4, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

    Francisco Garcia, Carmelo Anthony

    Last week, during the hiatus in the Carmelo Anthony trade talks around the tragic death of his sister, Denver Nuggets officials reportedly said that before they traded Anthony they wanted to see him, Chauncey Billups, Nene, Kenyon Martin and the whole healthy Nuggets team together first. As if that might change Anthony’s mind. As if…

  14. Kendrick Perkins still hopes for late January return

    Jan 4, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

    Kendrick Perkins

    Ultimately, it is the doctors who get the final say on when Kendrick Perkins can return from a traumatic knee injury suffered during last June’s NBA Finals. Traumatic enough that seven months later he is finally back on the court working out but may be a month or more away from playing. Perkins reiterated to…

  15. Report: Suns “on the fence” about trading Steve Nash

    Jan 4, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Just a few weeks ago, Suns owner Robert Sarver was saying emphatically that Steve Nash would not be traded. But since then the Suns have struggled — 3-7 in their last 10 — and however they try to spin it the recent trade with Orlando was not going to make the Suns better right now.…

  16. Kahn still thinks Darko will be an All-Star

    Jan 4, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Sacramento Kings

    Darko Milicic this season has been… okay. Pedestrian. Average. Giving the Timberwolves 9 points and 5 rebounds a game, shooting about as well as he has the last few years, getting more chances, turning the ball over a little more. He’s been a big body that has given the Timberwolves a passable big to play…

  17. Byron Scott, J.J. Hickson have clear the air meeting

    Jan 4, 2011, 9:53 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Phoenix Suns

    It was going to be an ugly year in Cleveland, we all knew that. Even Dan Gilbert knew that, whether he would admit it or not (even to himself). One of the expected silver linings was going to be the growth and emergence of J.J. Hickson, who was going to finally get plenty of chances…

  18. Heat players nickname themselves “The Heatles”

    Jan 4, 2011, 8:40 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Houston Rockets

    Well, this should be gasoline on the fire that is people thinking the Miami Heat’s egos are running amok. During his postgame comments Monday night (via the Miami Herald), LeBron joked that the Heat call themselves “The Heatles” because they sell out every stadium they tour on the road. (The Heatles is a not-so-subtle Beatles…

  19. LeBron James, Courtney Lee with last night’s best dunks

    Jan 4, 2011, 8:11 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Miami Heat

    Why choose just one? There are no rules that say there can only be one dunk of the night on this blog. Especially since we’re making up the rules as we go. In that spirit we give you LeBron James on the breakaway against the Bobcats. By the way, this was not the play where…

  20. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Warriors are awesome in the first half, but that last 24….

    Jan 4, 2011, 2:48 AM EDT

    Warriors Magic

    What you missed while wondering what to do with your PowerBalance bracelet… Magic 110, Warriors 90: If new Golden State owner Joe Lacob petitions the league to shorten games to 24 minutes, you can’t blame him — the Warriors have led the Heat and Magic at the half in their last two games. And lost…

Featured video

What players stood out at World Cup?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (2972)
  2. L. James (2658)
  3. K. Irving (2367)
  4. R. Rondo (2309)
  5. K. Bryant (2224)
  1. J. Valanciunas (2014)
  2. D. Ferry (1916)
  3. R. Gay (1815)
  4. N. Batum (1742)
  5. D. Favors (1655)