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  1. Raptors main owners may sell stake in team

    Mar 16, 2011, 2:03 PM EST

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    The ownership of the Toronto Raptors is an interesting mess. There is a seven-person board that directs Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (which owns the Raptors, the NHL’s Maple Leafs and other sporting entities). The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan owns Two thirds of that. But the pension plan has announced it may sell its shares,…

  2. Tracy McGrady admits he really wasn’t into practice. Shocking.

    Mar 16, 2011, 1:50 PM EST

    Tracy McGrady,  Charlie Villanueva,  Greg Monroe

    When a bunch of nerdy guys got together in a room at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Tracy McGrady took a beating. In a discussion of guys who most wasted the talent they had, former Rockets coach (and current ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy) as well as Rockets GM Daryl Morey listed McGrady. He…

  3. Derrick Rose, Tom Thibodeau confident about Bulls chances

    Mar 16, 2011, 1:15 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    Did you check out the NBA standings today? That would be the Chicago Bulls on top of the Eastern Conference. And considering they have a softer schedule than the Celtics from here on out, they may well end the season as the No. 1 seed. For all the Celtics veterans and the Heat’s hype, Chicago…

  4. Video: Tyler Hansbrough is beasting — and dunking

    Mar 16, 2011, 12:37 PM EST

    Tyler Hansbrough

    In case you haven’t missed it, Tyler Hansbrough is balling right now. Five straight games with 20 or more points. A couple double-doubles in there. He dropped 30 on what passes for the Knicks interior defense Tuesday night. (If his little brother can channel some of this Notre Dame could go a long way in…

  5. New York’s pick-up game defense neutralizes improved offense

    Mar 16, 2011, 11:50 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Miami Heat

    Win three in a row, lose three in a row. Beat the Heat, get swept on a home-and-home by the Pacers. Getting a read on the New York Knicks with Carmelo Anthony is hard because they are so erratic. They are 6-6 since the trade drama ended and have looked both like the team nobody…

  6. Donald Sterling sounds out of touch, disinterested at trial

    Mar 16, 2011, 11:08 AM EST

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    Clippers owner Donald Sterling did not sound like a cold hearted, penny pinching, racist on the witness stand of a trail Tuesday. He sounded clueless and disinterested, however. Elgin Baylor — Lakers legend and Clipper employee for more than two decades — is suing Sterling for age discrimination for Baylor’s firing as team general manager…

  7. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Mar 16, 2011, 10:41 AM EST

    Rudy Fernandez goggles

    Portland started it to mock Rudy Fernandez, but expect to see a lot of three point goggles during the NCAA tournament. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo smacks David Stern around. He’s right about one thing for sure — why hasn’t Stern (and the other owners) put pressure on Clippers owner Donald Sterling to pay his coaches…

  8. Timberwolves push back — say Rambis is safe and Rubio is coming

    Mar 16, 2011, 10:18 AM EST

    Love_Rambis

    We’ve passed along two recent reports about the Minnesota Timberwolves, neither of them particularly good for the franchise: One that coach Kurt Rambis may be let go at the end of the season, the other that Ricky Rubio seems to be leaning toward staying in Europe another season. Wolves management is pushing back on those…

  9. Should the Celtics be worried about their defense?

    Mar 16, 2011, 9:31 AM EST

    Nenad Krstic foul

    This season, every contender has shown a chink in their armor. We talked about the Spurs defense struggling lately. Miami and Los Angeles have had ugly losses to weak teams. Chicago is untested and unproven in the playoff cauldron. And Boston’s defense may be a concern. Ever since the Kendrick Perkins trade there was the…

  10. Danny Granger beats the Knicks at the buzzer

    Mar 16, 2011, 8:09 AM EST

    Danny Granger

    The Knicks aren’t exactly known for their defense, so maybe it’s not a huge surprise that they allowed the Indiana Pacers, a team that ranks just 23rd in offensive efficiency, to put up 63 second-half points en route to a victory over New York on Tuesday. But the way the Knicks allowed this game to…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Your Chicago Bulls are on top of the East

    Mar 16, 2011, 3:06 AM EST

    Derrick Rose 3

    What you missed while pouring out a 40 for Nate Dogg… Bulls 98, Wizards 79: And with that score, the Bulls move into first place in the Eastern Conference. The game itself was pretty much all Bulls, they took an early lead on a 20-5 run (despite Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah being out), although…

  12. Jimmer Fredette’s family wants the Knicks to draft him

    Mar 15, 2011, 11:11 PM EST

    Jimmer Fredette

    Jimmer Fredette is one of the must-watch players in the NCAA tournament. Maybe the must-watch player. We can get into how he will fit in the NBA, but he is a special college player who is averaging 28.5 points per game and is hitting 40.4% from three. And all that while he uses a ridiculous…

  13. Delonte West back Wednesday, says he will not be 100% all season

    Mar 15, 2011, 9:48 PM EST

    Delonte West

    The good news is Delonte West is expected to return to Boston Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers. That sigh of relief you just heard was a very tired Rajon Rondo, happy to hear the cavalry is coming over the hill. He needed some backup help at the point. But it’s not all good news,…

  14. LeBron picks Ohio State to win NCAA tournament, not a bad call

    Mar 15, 2011, 8:11 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v Miami Heat

    So is this about being true to his roots or true to his brand? Or a little of both? In a shock to nobody, the Ohio native is picking Ohio State to win the NCAA tournament, the Associated Press reports. James grew up a Buckeye’s fan. The team also wear’s his gear. James also admitted…

  15. Denver’s defense is much better, but that’s not all about ‘Melo

    Mar 15, 2011, 7:38 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Denver Nuggets

    The numbers do not lie. It’s a small sample size, but the trend is unmistakable — Denver is a much better defensive team without Carmelo Anthony. They have given up 99.3 points per 100 possessions in the 10 games he has been gone, a number that would be the best in the league if spread…

  16. Frivolous lawsuit file: referee sues Wolves beat writer over tweet

    Mar 15, 2011, 5:33 PM EST

    Scott Skiles, Bill Spooner

    UPDATE  5:33 pm: The NBA has addressed the issue, through the comments of spokesman Tim Frank (via SB Nation): “We investigated the content of the tweet when it appeared, found it to be without substance, and informed Mr. Spooner that we considered the matter closed. We subsequently advised Mr. Spooner’s lawyer that we did not…

  17. Players, David Stern find common ground: Stan Van Gundy annoys them

    Mar 15, 2011, 5:25 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 2

    We’re looking for anything, any little sliver of hope we can find to help us believe that a lockout in the NBA is not inevitable. That somehow the owners and players can find some common ground. That David Stern and the players can sit down in a room and agree about something. Like they find…

  18. Are NBA trades as much about relationships as players?

    Mar 15, 2011, 4:54 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony James Dolan

    Last month you pulled up the old trade machine and found a way for your team to finally move that bloated contract that’s an anchor on your rebuilding efforts and move him a team that could actually use him. A win-win. It’s brilliant. Why isn’t your GM talking about this deal with the other team’s…

  19. Doc Rivers confirms Rondo is human – and don’t call it a slump

    Mar 15, 2011, 4:04 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Deron Williams outplayed Rajon Rondo last night. Pretty badly. D-Will is one of the games elite point guards so there is no shame in him getting the better of a player, but Rondo didn’t look elite in his 1-for-10 shooting (with nine assists). As noted over by our man A. Sherrod Blakely at CSN New…

  20. ‘Melo wants you to know he is too a team player

    Mar 15, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Dallas Mavericks

    It’s been pretty hard to miss the glee coming out of the Rocky Mountains — Denver is 8-2 since the Carmelo Anthony trade and they are all too happy to tell you about how they are more of a team, how they are playing defense, how the sun shine feels warmer and how the bluebird…

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