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  1. Antawn Jamison needs to stop thinking

    Apr 2, 2010, 10:56 AM EDT

    Antawn Jamison is a pretty good free throw shooting big man, a career 73 percent shooter from the stripe. At least he was until he got to Cleveland at the trade deadline. Since then he is shooting 45 percent. And he told Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer he knows how to change that…

  2. Tracy McGrady unbelievably confident, delusional

    Apr 2, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Throughout the Tracy McGrady saga in Houston, I never got the vibe that McGrady really grasped what was going on. The very idea that a team would choose not to play him for the sake of chemistry seemed to baffle T-Mac, and to be fair, I imagine that any player of similar standing would have…

  3. Dwyane Wade may skip Team USA summer due to custody battle

    Apr 2, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade is in the middle of a messy divorce and custody battle. It would be the messiest divorce in sports right now if it were not for the Dodger-owning McCourts setting a really unattainable, Jordanesque standard. Wade insists that the bitter battle with his ex-wife over their children will not spill onto the court.…

  4. Timberwolves owner not so patient anymore

    Apr 2, 2010, 9:32 AM EDT

    Everyone talks about rebuilding being a process, how you have to be patient. You have to build from the ground up and that takes time. You can’t just instantly build an NBA champion… unless you’re Danny Ainge. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has been patient. And he told the Pioneer Press he’s pretty sick of it.…

  5. Ron Artest gets his own reality series

    Apr 2, 2010, 8:36 AM EDT

    Just what the Lakers need: more entertainment reporters and cameras around the team and in the locker room. Not a problem, though, the team has looked so focused on the court lately… Move over Lamar Odom and the Kardashians, there is a new, bruising forward on the reality television scene. According to The Hollywood Reporter…

  6. Charles Barkley flips off the TNT crew on air

    Apr 2, 2010, 2:57 AM EDT

    This had noting to do with April fools day and everything to do with Charles Barkley doing something very… well, Charles Barkley. Which can be plenty foolish. You can watch the video yourself. Kobe had dropped by the NBA/TNT but during a conversation about how bent out of shape Kobe’s fingers are, Barkley said that…

  7. Baseline to Baseline, teaching the lesson of back-to-backs

    Apr 2, 2010, 2:40 AM EDT

    What you missed when you overslept because you do not own a Dharma Initiative alarm clock…. Magic 97, Mavericks 82: You’d like to think a matchup of the number two seeds in both conferences just a couple weeks before the playoffs would be the kind of game where you learn something about teams. But not…

  8. Marc Gasol's torn neck muscle ends his season

    Apr 1, 2010, 9:36 PM EDT

    This is the kind of injury that anyone who has slept wrong one night can appreciate (just imagine the pain multiplied). Marc Gasol will miss the rest of the season due to a torn neck muscle, Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said Wednesday evening. Gasol injured it in a collision with Brendan Haywood in the…

  9. Don Nelson's awkward pursuit of history coming down to the wire

    Apr 1, 2010, 6:09 PM EDT

    As you may know, Warriors coach Don Nelson is three wins away from breaking Lenny Wilkens’ all-time record for NBA coaching victories. He’s also been on the sidelines as the Warriors, only a few years removed from pulling off one of the biggest playoff upsets of all time, have become a shell of their former…

  10. Spencer Hawes done for season

    Apr 1, 2010, 6:03 PM EDT

    Not that there was a lot of season or reason left for Sacramento this year, but what is remaining Spencer Hawes will not be playing in. From the Kings official announcement: “An MRI performed today on the left knee of Sacramento Kings center Spencer Hawes revealed a deep bone contusion and an irregular signal in…

  11. Al-Farouq Aminu declares for the draft

    Apr 1, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT

    According to the Associated Press, Wake Forest forward Al-Farouq Aminu has hired an agent and declared himself eligible for this summer’s NBA draft. The 19-year old Aminu averaged 15.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 1.4 steals per game over the course of his final season with the Demon Deacons. In the NCAA tournament, Aminu…

  12. Quote of the day

    Apr 1, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

    “I think two very’s is too many. He’s very tough. Not two very’s.” –Lakers coach Phil Jackson, on being told that Pau Gasol called himself “very, very tough.”

  13. Outdoor preseason game will happen again

    Apr 1, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

    The Phoenix Suns will host an outdoor preseason game for the third year in a row. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com, the Suns will host the Dallas Mavericks in a game that will take place on October 9th in Indian Wells, California. The Suns have yet to win an outdoor game, having lost to…

  14. Gavin Maloof: "We have our LeBron James"

    Apr 1, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    You know who Tyreke Evans is. You know how insanely good he is. You’re smart, obviously, since you read this blog (and probably good looking and rich, that’s just the demographic we roll with here). And at PBT we give Evans an undo amount of love. An almost uncomfortable amount. Sacramento Kings owner Gavin Maloof…

  15. Steven Hunter done for the season

    Apr 1, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT

    According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Grizzlies center Steven Hunter will miss the remainder of the season because of a knee injury. From the article: “Veteran center Steven Hunter has left the team and will not return for the rest of the regular season. Hunter, who is dealing with a knee injury, is in Chicago…

  16. Sonny Weems replaces Turkoglu in Toronto's starting lineup

    Apr 1, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    The Raptors have made some changes to their starting lineup with eight games still remaining in the regular season. Sophomore guard Sonny Weems has started the last three games for the Raptors, and according to Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun, he will stay in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future. From the article: “Weems, in…

  17. Thabeet may learn Mutombo finger wag

    Apr 1, 2010, 2:22 PM EDT

    Two things about Hasheem Thabeet: 1) He is never going to be an offensive force in this league, he is defense and rebounding guy; 2) He needs a lot of work a lot of specialized coaching. Could there be a better fit for him than Dikembe Mutombo? Somebody must carry on the tradition of the…

  18. Doc Rivers wants off the fan roller coaster

    Apr 1, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT

    Last week the Celtics had put a nice little run of wins together — they were back, baby! Fear them come the playoffs. Today, they are bums. They can’t beat the Thunder at home. That’s the fan roller coaster ride for contending teams with questions — you can also take this ride in Los Angeles…

  19. Godzilla-like men invade Turkey for FIBA World Championships

    Apr 1, 2010, 12:24 PM EDT

    Pretty entertaining video promoting the upcoming FIBA World Championships in Turkey. One little flaw — about half these guys may not play. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol have hinted they may take the summer off. Tony Parker is out injured now and may take the summer off to truly recover. And the list goes on,…

  20. Brooks and the Thunder are improving in the clutch

    Apr 1, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

    The Thunder have undoubtedly been the most surprising team of the season, and with that surprise comes some unreasonable perceptions. For starters, the notion that the Thunder are a good offensive team because they have Kevin Durant, one of the best scorers in the league, is laughably false. Similarly, because the Durantula is, as mentioned,…

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