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  1. Jazz keeping Jeffers around

    Mar 23, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

    Othyus Jeffers is living the dream. If that dream involves Salt Lake City. Actually, his dream was playing in the NBA, and so Salt Lake City is just fine. After finishing a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz, the team made it official Monday night that they are keeping him through the end of the…

  2. Jerry West denies, but Ellison may come after him

    Mar 23, 2010, 8:27 AM EDT

    There needs to be a culture change with the Golden State Warriors. Everyone not named Chris Cohan has recognized this for years. That is a mess of an organization. In fact organization is a poor choice of words, let’s go with franchise. Whoever ends up buying Golden State, the changes need to run deeper than…

  3. Baseline to Baseline, your game recaps

    Mar 23, 2010, 4:01 AM EDT

    What you missed while playing with your beer bottle opening remote control… Spurs 99, Thunder 96: Learning to win is filled with hard lessons, and the Spurs have been dishing them out to the Thunder all season. These are teams on opposite trajectories, but the Spurs have things to teach the young Thunder. The latest…

  4. Stern, Thompson visited Iverson

    Mar 22, 2010, 8:52 PM EDT

    Allen Iverson was a transcendent talent on the court whose words and actions off of it made him a polarizing figure. Now it appears that some of the guys who gained the most from Iverson’s on-court brilliance are stepping up to be there for him as he tries to keep his personal life together.  According to ESPN’s…

  5. Chris Paul starting for the Hornets tonight

    Mar 22, 2010, 8:02 PM EDT

    After missing 25 games due knee surgery, Chris Paul will be back in the starting lineup for the Hornets tonight, according to the Times Picayune. Marcus Thornton, the rookie out of LSU who has played well recently, will be the starting shooting guard against the Mavericks tonight. Mo Peterson and rookie point guard Darren Collison…

  6. Russian Dunk Contest wins at everything forever

    Mar 22, 2010, 7:41 PM EDT

    Basketball fans used to have to wait a full year to see a good dunk contest if the one at All-Star Weekend was a dud. Fortunately, Russia has dunk contests. And the world has YouTube. Gerald Green, James White, free-throw line attempts, a toss from the upper decks, and more awaits. 

  7. Warriors waive Raja Bell

    Mar 22, 2010, 6:48 PM EDT

    The Associated Press is reporting that the Golden State Warriors have signed forward Reggie Williams for the remainder of the season, and have waived shooting guard Raja Bell to make the necessary room on their roster. The 23-year old Williams has been another example of Don Nelson’s ability to take a player off the proverbial…

  8. Pritchard, Miller speak to media

    Mar 22, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

    In an attempt to address their front-office situation, the Portland Trail Blazers held an informal press event on Monday afternoon. Current team President Larry Miller and General Manager Kevin Pritchard each spoke for “about 15 minutes” according to Benjamin Golliver of BlazersEdge, who was in attendance and live-tweeted the event.  There was some speculation that…

  9. Pierce says he came back from injury too soon

    Mar 22, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT

    With a recent four-game winning streak that included wins on the road against Houston and Dallas, the Boston Celtics are letting everybody know that rumors of their demise may have been exaggerated. Eastern Conference Player of The Week Paul Pierce has been the key to Boston’s recent string of wins, having scored 26 and 29…

  10. Tyreke Evans out a couple more games

    Mar 22, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Tyreke Evans head bounced off the hardwood like a basketball Friday night. He is the future of the Sacramento Kings, and they are taking no chances. Evans is going to miss at least the next two games on doctor’s orders, according to the twitter account of Jason Jones (Kings new beat guy for the Sacramento…

  11. Stephon Marbury: Chinese All-Star MVP

    Mar 22, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT

    Adjectives fail me, so we present without commentary the report straight from the fine folks at Reuters (via Ball Don’t Lie): Former NBA player Stephon Marbury justified his status as the highest profile import in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) with an MVP performance at the league’s All Star weekend. The former Minnesota, New Jersey,…

  12. Billups: "And1 basketball… messed up the game"

    Mar 22, 2010, 4:41 PM EDT

    Chauncey Billups is old — 33, which by NBA standards borders on being a grandpa.And like any old guy, he knows in his bones the current generation just doesn’t get it, how to play basketball the right way (like he does). Nobody is teaching these kids right. He told Mike and Scott on 104.3 the…

  13. Are Larry Ellison, San Francisco next for Warriors?

    Mar 22, 2010, 3:51 PM EDT

    Larry Ellison. Just had to get that out there. If you are mentioning the announcement that the Golden State Warriors are for sale and potential next owners — not to mention what that will mean for the franchise —  you have to start with Ellison. Because he’s said he’s interested and he’s ridiculously rich. Think…

  14. Battier out at least 10 days

    Mar 22, 2010, 3:10 PM EDT

    Shane Battier’s sprained knee is going to keep him out at least 10 days to two weeks. That according to Jason Friedman, your official beat reporter for the Rockets. So he’s probably not making this up. Battier sprained the knee in the game against the Knicks Sunday. Friedman adds that Jared Jeffries likely will…

  15. NBA power rankings

    Mar 22, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT

    Our weekly NBA rankings, where we start to see teams get ready for the playoffs. Or try to improve their lottery position. Either way. 1. Cavaliers (56-15) Seven game win streak, best record in the NBA, and they get Big Z back this week. The only intrigue left for the last few weeks of the…

  16. Anderson leaving OSU for NBA

    Mar 22, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

    Oklahoma State swingman James Anderson thinks he is ready for the NBA. Scouts pretty much agree. According to the Oklahoman, there will be a news conference today on the campus in Stillwater where the announcement Anderson is leaving for the NBA will be made. This is not a shock, Anderson could have gone pro after…

  17. Shaq apparently taking his rehab seriously

    Mar 22, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    Signs that you know Shaquille O’Neal and his team are still in the honeymoon phase: He actually shows on screens when the coaching staff asks him to. (Well actually…) He hasn’t completely ripped the team’s star player. (If you think he won’t one day rip LeBron, you weren’t paying attention when he left Phoenix. If…

  18. Salmons has some decisions to make

    Mar 22, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

    The reason the Bucks are the team nobody wants to face in the first round of the playoffs is John Salmons. Well, Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings are a couple other reasons, but Salmons completes them — Milwaukee needed another guy who could create his own shot on the perimeter, who could get to the…

  19. Oh happy day: the Warriors are officially for sale

    Mar 22, 2010, 12:37 PM EDT

    The number of NBA teams with truly abysmal futures is dwindling by the day. Mike Dunleavy and the Clippers went their separate ways, and they have cap space, a high draft pick, and Blake Griffin’s return to look forward to. The Nets, despite their woeful record, have a young, growing core and fancy themselves contenders…

  20. Carter is finding Lawson's former role 'just right'

    Mar 22, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT

    Ty Lawson has been cleared to play by team doctors after missing three weeks of action with a shoulder injury, but he’s finding that his Denver home isn’t quite how he left it. Sure, everything looks okay on the outside. The Nuggets are still in second place in the West, and though they’ve faced some…

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