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  1. Jason Kidd hints that Kevin Garnett may miss rest of the regular season

    Mar 29, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Newly acquired Brooklyn Net's NBA player Kevin Garnett listens during a news conference introducing him in Brooklyn

    Kevin Garnett has missed the last 15 games with back spasms, and Jason Kidd made it seem like we may not see him for the rest of the regular season.

  2. Rockets’ Howard out 10 days; Clippers’ Granger out 3 games; both to miss Clippers vs. Rockets

    Mar 29, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Houston Rockets

    At this time of year playoff teams are cautious with injuries — as much as you might need a player for key games now, you need him more for playoff games. Which accounts for these two bigs of news: Dwight Howard will be out for the Rockets for at least 10 days to rest a…

  3. Report: Kevin Love would consider New York and Chicago in addition to L.A. in free agency

    Mar 29, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love has been linked to Los Angeles in rumors of what might happen when he’s a free agent in 2015, but other large markets may be appealing, as well.

  4. Fan hits halfcourt shot to win $77K, gets mobbed by Suns players (VIDEO)

    Mar 29, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    suns fan halfcourt shot

    Suns players mob a fan who hits a half-court shot to win over $77K, but the referees are not impressed.

  5. Andray Blatche misses wide open dunk (VIDEO)

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets

    Andray Blatche managed to miss a wide open dunk in Brooklyn’s win over the Cavs.

  6. PBT Podcast: We talk Sixers, take your twitter questions on draft, coaching changes

    Mar 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Henry Sims,Hollis Thompson,Michael Carter-Williams,James Anderson

    Doesn’t all NBA conversations right now have to start with the Sixers. Like Philadelphia fans themselves, myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio aren’t really bothered by the losing streak. We talk about it and when it could end. Then we take your twitter questions on coaches who could be in trouble (besides Mike…

  7. LeBron says he wishes NBA didn’t have a salary cap in response to baseball star’s monster contract

    Mar 29, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

    Lebron James

    LeBron wouldn’t mind getting some of that baseball money, if only it weren’t for the NBA’s pesky salary cap.

  8. Amir Johnson’s put-back beats Celtics, clinches playoff spot for Raptors (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:51 PM EDT

    amir johnson

    Raptors clinch a playoff spot for the first time since 2008.

  9. Report: Steve Kerr the ‘frontrunner’ for Knicks coaching job next season if he wants it

    Mar 28, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

    Virginia v Maryland

    If the Knicks job becomes available next season as expected, the latest report has Steve Kerr as the frontrunner for the position — if he wants it.

  10. Shane Battier states in more certain terms that he’ll be retiring after this season

    Mar 28, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    Shane Battier has hinted at retirement before, but his latest comments make it sound like he’ll be done after this season.

  11. Wade, Allen, Oden, Chalmers all out for Heat Friday vs. Pistons

    Mar 28, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Four

    Is this the Miami Heat’s Los Angeles Lakers imitation? The Miami Heat will be without three starters — Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden and Mario Chalmers — plus sixth man Ray Allen for Friday night’s game in Detroit, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. So if LeBron James didn’t think he was already carrying enough load……

  12. Nowitzki’s German mentor says Mavs star could play 3-4 more years “easily”

    Mar 28, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    NBA: Pelicans v Mavericks

    Dirk Nowitzki will be a free agent this summer but you don’t hear his name tossed around because he has already said he will re-sign in Dallas, and at a significantly reduced rate. He’s hinted at signing for a couple more years then walking away. However his German mentor, Holger Geschwindner (the guy that came…

  13. Fan grabs Hakeem Olajuwon signed ball, gives it to nearby child (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Houston Rockets

    Hakeem Olajuwon was in Houston Thursday night to watch the Sixers make history. I guess he likes to watch bad basketball. Anyway, he signed a ball which was thrown into the crowd for one lucky fan. That fan turned out to be former Major League baseball player Tuffy Rhodes (hat tip Deadspin) who then turns around and…

  14. Rumor: Fred Hoiberg could be courted to take over Timberwolves next season

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    Iowa State v North Carolina

    To this point, Fred Hoiberg has done nothing but be loyal to Iowa State and build up that university’s basketball program (they are on to the Sweet 16 this year). He has shot down every query from other institutions or teams that have come his come his way. However, because he has NBA experience —…

  15. Reports: Timberwolves not willing to talk Kevin Love trade. Yet.

    Mar 28, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Minnesota is now paying the price for David Kahn’s biggest mistake as general manager — refusing to give Kevin Love the full five-year max salary extension. (He was saving it for Ricky Rubio, the guy he drafted.) What Love ended up with was a four year deal — but he pushed for and got on…

  16. Report: Rockets’ Patrick Beverley has torn meniscus, could be done for playoffs

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Sacramento Kings

    The Rockets’ starting point guard going to get a second opinion, but if he is out for the playoffs that is not good news for a team on the cusp of contention. It means more Jeremy Lin, but he’s not the defender Beverley is.

  17. Report: UCLA’s Zach LaVine to declare for NBA Draft

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Stanford v UCLA

    UCLA’s Zach LaVine is what scouts could call “bouncy.” The 6’5” swingman has real hops and athleticism, some solid handles and he shot 38.4 percent from three this season — and he is taking his game to the NBA next season, his father told the Los Angeles Daily News. That came after LaVine’s 2-of-7 for…

  18. Brett Brown: Free agents don’t want to sign with 76ers, 76ers don’t want to sign free agents

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Houston Rockets

    The Philadelphia 76ers’ rebuild is all about timing. Right now, they’re in the stage of acquiring elite young talent. They drafted Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel last summer, and as long as neither player is yet good enough to lift the 76ers from the NBA’s basement, Philadelphia is eyeing even more elite young talent. This…

  19. Nets’ guard Jorge Gutierrez fined $15,000 for hard foul on Cody Zeller

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

    jorge gutierrez

    The good news for Brooklyn guard Jorge Gutierrez is he just got picked up for the rest of the season — the Nets had picked him up March 6 on a 10-day contract, gave him another one and now he is part of the team for the rest of the season on a minimum contract…

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