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  1. Miami Heat hold players-only meeting after (latest) disappointing loss

    Nov 28, 2010, 10:20 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    The Heat will have to forgive us, the Heat-seeking public, if we’re not overly impressed by this latest overture. It’s not that it wasn’t, that it isn’t, needed, it was and is. It’s a good sign. But it’s just one lost among so many other bad, bad signs. After Saturday night’s 95-106 loss to the…

  2. Andrew Bynum back soon. Rinse, lather, repeat.

    Nov 27, 2010, 10:55 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    No, for real this time, guys! No, it’s different from last time. And the time before that. And that business about Thanksgiving. And the “progressing” stuff.  This is for real, this time. Bynum said Saturday after practice that he’s three weeks out from returning. That’s his projection, not that of the coaching staff, who are…

  3. Heat’s love affair with the long two-pointer strangling offense

    Nov 27, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    Miami got back in the win column Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. But the numbers from the winning box score are still jarring. The Heat took 31 shots from 16 feet out to the three-point line — those are long two pointers, the least efficient shot in the game — and another 16 shots…

  4. Report: Mavericks Brendan Haywood argued with coach, sat a game

    Nov 27, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Brendan Haywood has been watching his minutes get squeezed by the rejuvenated play of Tyson Chandler — then on Friday he didn’t play at all. That’s because he was suspended for a game after getting into an argument with Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, according to an ESPNDallas report. New York-based agent Andy Miller said Saturday…

  5. CDR back in the lineup tonight

    Nov 27, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Milwaukee Bucks

    Chris Douglas-Roberts has been out since October 28th after eye surgery to repair a torn retina. (Editor’s note: Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow.) The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports he’ll be cleared for play tonight against the Pistons. The Bucks can use all the help they can get and CDR’s athleticism could help them out. The question…

  6. Three good games from Darko justifies Kahn era… or something

    Nov 27, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Sacramento Kings

    And now, a call and response…   Look out, world! You doubted the Kahn-O-Matic, now you reap the whirlwind! You all laughed when David Kahn signed Darko Milicic to a $20 million deal. You said there was no way a player with his history of massive failure was worth a four-year investment. But who’s laughing…

  7. Raptors Reggie Evans breaks foot, out for extended period

    Nov 27, 2010, 3:27 PM EDT

    Jarrett Jack, Reggie Evans

    Toronto’s Reggie Evans is rebounding better than anyone in the NBA — he is grabbing 26 percent of the available rebounds when he is on the floor (Kevin Love is second at 23.4 percent). Evans is getting better than one in four rebounds. It was that presence inside that has allowed Andrea Bargnani to do…

  8. Phil Jackson continues a marvelous career of post-game jabbing

    Nov 27, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

    jaxjabs

    Well, at least he didn’t demean any other coaches this time. In Phil Jackson’s historic, legendary career, he’s also managed to get away with being a coach who constantly demeans the other team and blames the officiating crew more than his own team for any loss. It’s a trademark of his competitiveness, a symbol of…

  9. Quote of the Day: Ben Wallace “sucks”

    Nov 27, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Clippers

    “I don’t have an offensive game,” Wallace said. “My offensive game sucks. Write that.”  – Ben Wallace, talking to MLive.com.

  10. Andre Iguodala “prepared” to be traded

    Nov 27, 2010, 9:49 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Philadelphia 76ers

    Andre Iguodala’s not saying, he’s just “sayin.” As the Sixers continue to spin wildly out of control (3-13), the odds of a full scale detonation of the roster (long overdue) seems more and more likely. And from how Iggy was talking when he spoke with NBA FanHouse, it won’t be long before he’s filling out…

  11. Renovated Madison Square Garden to have spectator bridges

    Nov 26, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    madison-square-garden

    This could be the coolest thing ever… until some guy starts dropping Junior Mints over the side. Ongoing renovations to Madison Square Garden will include new spectator bridges that will look down on the action from a unique angle, according to ESPNNewYork.com. “They’ll be like no other seat in professional sports or entertainment,” MSG President…

  12. Are the Nuggets delaying a ‘Melo trade to improve draft pick?

    Nov 26, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated put out a Carmelo Anthony trade theory via twitter on Friday: Interesting ‘Melo theory floated at me by a couple execs this week. Nets want Melo. DEN wants Nets package of Favors, Murphy, picks. But DEN thinking if they trade Melo now, that NJN pick becomes worse when Melo makes…

  13. President Obama catches elbow in pickup game, gets 12 stitches

    Nov 26, 2010, 7:27 PM EDT

    obama_stitches

    Ray Decerega of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute did not have Secret Service guns drawn on him, he was not wrestled to the ground. He may not be getting any legislation through the White House in the near future, but it could have been worse. Decerega caught President Barack Obama with an elbow during a…

  14. Alvin Gentry lets his bench know Steve Nash needs some rest

    Nov 26, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Phoenix Suns

    Hello Goran Dragic. We’re looking right at you. Steve Nash has averaged 34.8 minutes per game this season, which is up two minutes a game from last season. The man is 36, has groin and foot soreness this season, and has been battling a bad back since, roughly, 1978. Nash needs to be playing fewer…

  15. We could do this everyday… more Blake Griffin highlights

    Nov 26, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    BGriffin_dunk2

    Maybe you missed what Blake Griffin did to the Kings on Thanksgiving (25 points, 15 boards), but Shaquille O’Neal didn’t. Nor did LeBron James. Both of them tweeted during the game they were watching Blake Griffin — and they are not alone. Guys around the league are taking notice. Personally, just can’t get enough Griffin…

  16. Chris Paul loves David West, wants it to work in Big Easy

    Nov 26, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v New Orleans Hornets

    And the Chris Paul happiness train rolls on…. CP3 expounded to Ian Thompson of Sports Illustrated on a few issues, all ones that are good reasons to stay in New Orleans long term. That starts with David West. “I trust him more than anybody in this league,” Paul told me last week in New Orleans.…

  17. Nets send Terrence Williams to the D-League

    Nov 26, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Terrence Williams has been not really contributing much and not bothering to show up on time to team shootarounds and practices for the Nets — so now he’ll get the chance to do that in the D-League for a while, according to the Bergen Record. The Nets had suspended Williams for two games and he…

  18. Amare Stoudemire says nobody ever taught him defense

    Nov 26, 2010, 1:59 PM EDT

    Stoudemire_knicks

    The Knicks are not a defensive powerhouse, but that was to be expected with Mike D’Antoni as the coach and Amar’e Stoudemire as the star, right? Stoudemire did make a spectacular block on Stephen Jackson at the end of the Bobcats game, and he’s done that to others, but plays like that are simply a…

  19. Lionel Hollins sends O.J. Mayo to the bench

    Nov 26, 2010, 1:11 PM EDT

    O.J. Mayo

    Forming and maintaining a rotation is a delicate process for any head coach, and there are myriad factors that need to be considered, evaluated, and balanced. It’s in no way a simple process, as even the subtlest of shuffles can give an entirely new feel to a team’s offensive or defensive flow. In theory, that…

  20. Anyone want Brandan Wright? Apparently he’s on the trade block.

    Nov 26, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

    Brandan Wright

    This early in the season you don’t see a lot of trades, and the rumors of guys who will get moved closer to the deadline just start to bubble to the surface. Meet Brandan Wright. The forward is part of a crowded Golden State front court and can’t really crack the rotation in a serious…

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