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  1. Dwight Howard has become "7- foot-tall bottle of medicine" for woman fighting cancer

    Sep 8, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT

    Kay Kellogg has it a lot tougher than Dwight Howard. Kellogg doesn’t have Shaq and the Celtics or the Miami Heat to worry about. But she has cancer. Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma, and it is incurable. She is also an Orlando Magic season ticket holder whose one wish was to meet Dwight Howard. Recently that…

  2. Mike Krzyzewski not buying that '72 USA Olympic loss to Russia was "fair"

    Sep 8, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT

    Either Mike Krzyzewski forgot, or he took a little dig at his Russian counterpart. Smart money is on the latter. Yesterday, Russian coach David Blatt said that the controversial ending of the 1972 Olympics USA v. Russia gold medal game was “fair.” That after Russia — playing the game in then Eastern Bloc Munich —…

  3. Chucky Atkins trying to resurrect career in Phoenix. Seems appropriate.

    Sep 8, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    Chucky Atkins has had 11 solid years in the NBA, played in some big games early in his career, drained 934 threes and pocketed a little over $34 million. A career most guys would envy. But Atkins doesn’t want it to end, so he is in the Valley of the Sun, according to Paul Coro…

  4. Quote of the day: Kevin Durant sees that Luis Scola is beasting

    Sep 8, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

    “He’s a beast … the MVP by far in this tournament, win or lose.” –USA’s Kevin Durant on Argentina’s Luis Scola (via NBA.com’s John Schuhmann’s twitter account). Scola has averaged 30 PPG during the World Championships and dropped 37 and 9 on Brazil Tuesday. It is possible the USA and Argentina will meet in the…

  5. USA's, world's big guns stayed home this summer, but 2012 Olympics will be different

    Sep 8, 2010, 12:19 PM EDT

    There was plenty of talk about the top American players skipping the World Championships — Kobe Bryant had his knee scoped, LeBron James had to work on taking his talents places, and other excuses piled up for Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard and on down the list. But this was not just…

  6. Tom Thibodeau lures Adrian Griffin out of Milwaukee to serve as his assistant coach

    Sep 8, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT

    Adrian Griffin is just two years removed from playing in the NBA, but he already has coaching experience and is about to become one of the top assistants for an Eastern Conference contender. According to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal-Times, Griffin will make the move from Milwaukee, where he was a bit lower on…

  7. Some team is about to get a steal with Louis Amundson

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:27 AM EDT

    What do you want out of your role players? Hustle. Energy every night. Guys willing to do the little things to win. Guys who sacrifice themselves and have surprisingly solid games. So why is Louis Amundson still on the market again? He did all those things for the Suns last season, showing he can be…

  8. Kendrick Perkins putting the rehab work, coming back with a chip on his shoulder

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    We’re not going to see Kendrick Perkins on the basketball court until 2011, likely around the All-Star break. His knee injury in Game 6 of the NBA finals was serious. Right now, for Perkins it’s all about the rehab, that and thinking about what might be for him and the team this season. He sat…

  9. Golden State filling out the roster with Rodney Carney, Jeff Adrien

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT

    Looking for some depth at the forward spot, Golden State is expected to sign Rodney Carney today, and will bring Jeff Adrien into camp, according to reports. Carney was an expected signing, the Warriors have been in talks with him for weeks. Ink will hit paper on a deal today, according to the San Francisco…

  10. Jamison says what we all now know: The chemistry in Cleveland was not all that good

    Sep 8, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    Antawn Jamison is doing it right — if your going to get in some summer tournament action in to have some fun, do the one in Paris. Jamison was in the City of Lights for “NBA 5 United” basketball tournament organized by Adidas, and there Hoopnotes.com caught up with him and talked with him about…

  11. Ron Artest cited for driving mini racecar on the streets

    Sep 8, 2010, 8:21 AM EDT

    At least he was wearing a helmet… Ron Artest was pulled over recently for driving an Eagle Roadster on the streets of Los Angeles, according to TMZ (which has a photo of the incident). An Eagle Roadster is a customized, street legal, two-seater (inline) car designed to look like an open-wheel Indy Car (see the…

  12. Teaching Terrico White

    Sep 7, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

    We have yet to see Terrico White unleashed. He is this insane athlete — did you see his dunks during the informal little contest that broke out at the rookie photo shoot, where he was going 360 between the legs? — who is raw. Who didn’t impress that much during Summer League. Who could be…

  13. Adonal Foyle gets front office job with Magic

    Sep 7, 2010, 10:05 PM EDT

    Adonal Foyle was about as beloved as an NBA journeyman can be. Because he was a lot more than that. Foyle was active in philanthropy, part of the players union and just a renaissance man in the world of basketball. Media, fans, teammates, everybody loved him. When he retired last month people hated to see…

  14. Lou Amundson still sits unsigned, with Earl Barron waiting behind him

    Sep 7, 2010, 9:36 PM EDT

    Remember three weeks ago when Lou Amundson was going to sign with a team in just a few days? Yup, that’s moving about as fast as Los Angeles traffic. The Hornets are the frontrunners, according to Alan Hahn at Newsday, although the Pacers and Warriors may still be in the mix. Other teams also may…

  15. Kelenna Azubuike's people say he'll be ready for the Knicks season opener

    Sep 7, 2010, 6:43 PM EDT

    After he missed 73 games last season and Summer League, pardon us if we take the latest Kelenna Azubuike report with a grain of salt. According to Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy (via twitter) Azubuike’s camp think he’ll be ready for the season opener. Training camp, not so much. This isn’t much different than we heard from…

  16. Nets waive Sean May one month after signing him

    Sep 7, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT

    Last month the New Jersey Nets signed Sean May to a deal, giving him a chance to make prove he was back from microfracture surgery and could be a backup to Derrick Favors. Tuesday they waived him. Chris Manix of Sports Illustrated had it first and explained it with this tweet. May broke his left…

  17. Luis Scola looks like the best player at the World Championships

    Sep 7, 2010, 4:56 PM EDT

    Holy Scola Batman! Luis Scola made a pretty convincing case that it is he, not Kevin Durant, who has been the best player at the FIBA World Championships. Tuesday Scola had a stunning performance. Even the shots he tried to miss went in. Scola dropped in 37 points, shooting 13 of 19 inside the arc,…

  18. Can Mario Chalmers become the Heat's spot-up guy?

    Sep 7, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT

    Mario Chalmers will be the starting point guard on opening night for the Miami Heat. But he will be a point guard in name only, at least in the classic definition. With Dwyane Wade and LeBron James on the floor, Chalmers will not be the guy with the ball in his hands dictating the offensive…

  19. Toronto may be getting better Linas Kleiza than the one who left Denver

    Sep 7, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    If you weren’t watching today — you know, because you have a job and limited love for Lithuanian basketball — you missed the Linas Kleiza show. Kleiza dropped 30 points on China going 14 for 22 from the floor, and he did it all without taking a three. With the game close midway through the…

  20. Scout's list of five guys due for a breakout season

    Sep 7, 2010, 2:13 PM EDT

    A handful of things we know about this NBA season. The Lakers will be good. The Celtics will lose three straight and some columnist in Boston will write them off seemingly forgetting last season. Cleveland will struggle. But it is the surprises that make the season fun. The unexpected. Like the guys who surprise the…

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