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  1. Grizzlies play hardball with Xavier Henry for no good reason

    Jul 19, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

    The Memphis Grizzlies threw $84 million at Rudy Gay this summer because he has potential to be a team leader. Because we’re sure that outside shot will come around. Right? But the team’s top draft pick Xavier Henry sat out summer league and remains unsigned in a battle over $336,700. This is why, as much…

  2. Atlanta Hawks are poised to win the Jason Collins sweepstakes

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

    Jason and Jarron Collins are truly perplexing NBA players. They dig up roster spots, year after year, despite being essentially useless on a basketball court. They have no post game (they seem to have enough trouble just catching and finishing). They’re very poor rebounders. They don’t stand out defensively. They’re just two seven-footers and high-character…

  3. Report: Players Association still considering filing collusion charges against league

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:24 AM EDT

    In today’s latest sign that a lockout is coming next year and will seriously damage the sport: The NBA Players Association is still considering filing collusion charges against the owners, according to the Sports Business Journal today. This had been considered before, but it had been quiet, so some thought the issue had been dropped.…

  4. Fans everywhere keep asking about Tracy McGrady; GMs, not so much

    Jul 19, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Tracy McGrady is going to have a workout with the Clippers this week. And that’s it. Officially he is not working out or doing anything else for teams. There are hints of interest — the Chicago Bulls may take a look at him as their third guard at the two spot, according to the Sun…

  5. Mario Chalmers, the Miami Heat point guard job is yours. Don't screw it up.

    Jul 19, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

    Mario Chalmers is a nice backup point guard. Yes, his shooting regressed his second year in the league, and yes he turns the ball over more than you’d like. But he’s a nice player. And because he’s on a cheap rookie contract, he He’s your new Miami Heat starting point guard. When you hear people…

  6. DeMarcus Cousins named rookie of the month, despite late drop off

    Jul 19, 2010, 8:57 AM EDT

    To say DeMarcus Cousins was a revelation at Summer League is to say how far his stock had fallen. Anyone who watched him at Kentucky knew he could dominate, but the questions about his focus and mental readiness for the NBA had him slip down the draft board. But only to number five and the…

  7. Some thoughts from the final day of Summer League

    Jul 19, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

    Just got home after 10 days in Las Vegas — a crazy experience, to say the least. Here are some quick thoughts from the final day of action: -I was definitely too hard on Jeremy Lin in my original evaluation of him. I absolutely loved and continue to love his approach to the game, but…

  8. Barkley is still Barkley. Oh, and he didn't like the LeBron circus

    Jul 18, 2010, 11:57 PM EDT

      Charles Barkley, talking LeBron. And the fact he was golfing left handed this week.

  9. Jordan wouldn't have called up Bird, Magic to be teammates, he wanted to beat them

    Jul 18, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT

      Michael Jordan is still a competitor. Don’t get him wrong, he’d like the money the big free agents are getting now. But he says he wouldn’t have called up Larry Bird or Magic Johnson and wanted to team up. “I wanted to beat those guys.” Times are different now. For better or for worse,…

  10. UPDATE: Dwyane Wade misquoted about 9/11

    Jul 18, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT

    UPDATE: NBA FanHouse has issued a retraction to the quote due to a transcription error. As word spread of the alleged quote, outrage was heavy. The correct quote from Wade was: “”We’re going to be wearing a bullseye. But that’s what you play for,” Wade said. “We enjoy the bullseye. Plus, there’s going to be…

  11. Miami signs James Jones, really wants to shoot threes

    Jul 18, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT

    The Miami Heat needed to fill out their roster. And they’ve certainly done so decently. Today, our own Ira Winderman clues us in that the Heat have re-signed veteran wing and three-point specialist James Jones. Jones is a three point dagger man, but after re-signing with the Heat two years ago, he’s been largely marginal.…

  12. Report: LeBron James' new house is basically a small planet

    Jul 18, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT

    A popular joke among NBA folks is that with all the angst LeBron James has created among people this summer, he’ll have to comfort himself on his gigantic bed of money. And according to Life and Style Magazine via AOL FanHouse, that bed of money will have quite a bit of room for a chair…

  13. Charlotte may keep Erick Dampier, but not at $13 million

    Jul 18, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    If there is one sure thing left this summer besides washed up players begging for a comeback with the Heat, it is that Erick Dampier’s contract will be terminated. He is due $13 million next season, and the fact that it was a non-guaranteed deal made him a trading chip this summer. Dallas cashed in…

  14. Amare Stoudemire would have stayed in Phoenix with a max deal

    Jul 17, 2010, 11:10 PM EDT

    Here’s the bottom line question: Do you think Amare Stoudemire is a max player? New York did — they knew they needed to pay to get someone to start rebuilding around, someone who they could market. Stoudemire was that guy (if not the first choice, or second, or…). Phoenix did not. But if they had…

  15. Hornets' sale still in dispute

    Jul 17, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    The New Orleans Hornets need a GM in place, immediately. Chris Paul is getting antsy, the roster could use some serious upgrades if they want to contend, and new head coach Monty Williams needs to have someone to work with on acquisitions. And the process is certainly getting there, with Dell Demps emerging as the…

  16. Mike D'Antoni on Anthony Randolph's role with the new Knicks

    Jul 17, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    When the Knicks acquired Anthony Randolph in a sign-and-trade for David Lee, there was a lot of discussion about how he’d fit into D’Antoni’s system. Randolph has been the subject of a million discussions about the possibility of running point forward, and when he was moved to D’Antoni’s club those discussions exploded. Randolph carries with…

  17. Good news Warriors fans, new owner says he is "not Al Davis"

    Jul 17, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

    There are a lot of questions for Joseph A. Lacob, the guy taking the reins as the new owner of the Golden State Warriors. Fortunately for him, he doesn’t have to answer the hard ones — about house cleaning in the front office, for example — until he formally gets control of the team in…

  18. Houston Rockets sign Brad Miller

    Jul 17, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    Houston needed some depth down low, even after re-signing Luis Scola and with Yao Ming returning. They needed a center with size to come off the bench and potentially hit from the perimeter to stretch the floor. Today they addressed that need. Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting the Rockets have signed center Brad Miller…

  19. Report: If LeBron's friends get jobs with the Heat, the NBA may investigate

    Jul 17, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    In Cleveland, LeBron’s posse had the run of the place. They were VIPs in the arena and in the city. Some of his friends even got jobs within the Cleveland organization. It is rumored that one of the things that really hurt Chicago in talks with LeBron James was a clear line in the sand…

  20. New Hornets coach Monty Williams wants to clear the air with Chris Paul

    Jul 17, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

    And by “clear the air” we mean “try and convince him not to demand a trade which would result in the outright horrific downfall of the franchise.” CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger reports that Hornets head coach Monty Williams plans on sitting down with point guard Chris Paul for a conversation about where the team is headed…

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