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  1. Andre Miller wants a bigger role in Denver or wherever. GM says Miller not being traded.

    Feb 8, 2013, 3:06 PM EST

    Nuggets guard Miller drives to the basket as Mavericks guard Jones defends during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Dallas

    UPDATE 3:06 pm: Andre Miller didn’t come out and directly ask for a trade in the comments below, but he came pretty close. Not going to happen, Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri said to the Denver Post. In no uncertain terms. “Andre is not going anywhere. We want to win.” Other teams will still call, but as…

  2. PBT Podcast: Lakers, Dwight Howard, Nuggets, Dunk Contest, and Bulls talk with Aggrey Sam

    Feb 8, 2013, 2:23 PM EST

    gerald green cupcake

    In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I sit down to discuss the state of the Lakers, following Thursday night’s destruction at the hands of the Celtics. We wonder if Dwight Howard came back too soon thanks to some encouragement from his teammates, and if the lack of energy he seems to be playing…

  3. East Coast storm puts Sunday Knicks/Clippers game at risk

    Feb 8, 2013, 2:19 PM EST

    Northeast Snow

    The New York Knicks play Friday night in Minnesota. The Los Angeles Clippers play Friday night Miami. NBA protocol would be for both teams to fly to New York Friday night after their games and be in the city all day Saturday leading up to their Sunday afternoon nationally televised showdown. But the severe winter…

  4. Wade, Bosh, Allen all could be out for Heat vs. Clippers Friday

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:40 PM EST

    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade drives between New Orleans Hornets in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    If you paid a lot of money to see the Heat and Clippers in an All-Star battle Friday night, I’d hold my breath. The good news is the Clippers could be getting Chris Paul back — their MVP candidate is a game time decision, but it is thought he will play. Not so much for…

  5. Birdman finds a nest: Heat sign Chris Andersen for rest of season

    Feb 8, 2013, 11:58 AM EST

    Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond and Miami Heat's Chris Andersen look toward the inbounded ball immediately after Andersen scored his first points for the Heat against Detroit  in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    If there is one vulnerable spot on the Heat it is size — if you ask people from the Bulls and Pacers why they think they can dethrone the champions, it is being able to play bigger and Miami not being able to counter that. Miami tried to deal with that by giving 6’10” Chris…

  6. Reports: Grizzlies not moving Zach Randolph, but will talk other trades

    Feb 8, 2013, 11:27 AM EST

    Zach Randolph

    After a couple of trade that took a lot of salary off the Memphis books — and sent Rudy Gay north to Toronto — the Grizzlies are done with moves to reduce salary. They are not trading theier stars. But that does not mean they are done making trades completely. A couple of trade notes…

  7. Another report it is unlikely Celtics trade Garnett, Pierce

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:38 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    In case the 4,871 other times you read that the Celtics are unlikely to trade Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett didn’t sink in, here is one more. This should do it. First, there is what Celtics President and decision maker Danny Ainge told “Yeah, I think that’s by far the most likely thing. Sure,”…

  8. Report: Minnesota has discussed buyout of Brandon Roy

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:58 AM EST

    Brandon Roy

    Brandon Roy’s comeback in Minnesota has seen more setbacks than successes. He has played in just five games for the Timberwolves and hasn’t stepped on the court since Nov. 9. Roy hasn’t given up on a comeback, but Minnesota has started to take the logical step of buying him out, reports Darren Wolfson at ESPN…

  9. Ty Lawson with crossover and dish, Faried with finish (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2013, 8:40 AM EST

    Ty Lawson

    It looked like this all night — Denver playing with energy and finishing possessions with dunks, Chicago standing around and watching those dunks. Denver routed Chicago Thursday night and had a lot of fun doing it. And they put on quite a show in the process. Here Ty Lawson shows off an impressive crossover, then…

  10. Kevin Love says he loves being in Minnesota, wants to be there

    Feb 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    There’s a perception that Kevin Love is not happy in Minnesota. Part of that is fueled by Love saying he didn’t feel the love from the Timberwolves organization last contract time, saying if this was still not a playoff team when his contract is up in a few years he would have to consider his options.…

  11. Bulls watch as Nuggets run right past them to easy win

    Feb 8, 2013, 2:36 AM EST

    Kenneth Faried

    That didn’t look anything like the Chicago Bulls that has been a defensive force and a top-four team in the East despite missing the recent league MVP that leads their offense. That did look everything like the hot Denver Nuggets that came into Thursday having won seven in a row, 21 of 24 at home…

  12. Kobe doesn’t need to say it anymore, it’s obvious Howard needs to play with urgency

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:46 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard reacts as he looks up at the scoreboard in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston

    When Kobe Bryant said Dwight Howard needed to suck it up and play through pain, this was not what he had mind. Kobe wanted a sense of urgency, he wanted leadership, he wanted a guy who would shows some fight to help push the Lakers toward the playoffs. He wanted passion. Thursday night Howard showed…

  13. Report: Rajon Rondo may return sooner than expected

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:41 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    Before you get your hopes up Celtics fans, we’re still not talking about this season. But the latest news coming out of the camp of Rajon Rondo is seen as a positive, and if true and the rehab goes according to planned, Boston could see its All-Star point guard return before the beginning of next…

  14. Kevin Garnett reaches 25,000 career-point milestone against the Lakers (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

    Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett acknowledges the crowd after it was announced that he scored his 25,000th career point against the Los Angeles Lakers

    With a spinning, fadeaway jumper over the Lakers’ Earl Clark midway through the second quarter of Boston’s destruction of L.A. on Thursday, Kevin Garnett reached 25,000 career points, becoming the 16th player in NBA history to record the accomplishment. The list of players Garnett joined with at least 25,000 career points is an impressive one,…

  15. Celtics earn sixth straight win by taking apart the Lakers

    Feb 7, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    The Celtics and Lakers have the most storied rivalry in the history of the NBA. No matter what’s happening with each team individually throughout the course of a given season, whenever the two teams meet, there’s always a special kind of buzz and energy that surrounds those contests. That wasn’t the case in Boston on…

  16. PBT Extra: Talking Wade, Lakers and trade deadline moves

    Feb 7, 2013, 10:04 PM EST

    Dwyane Wade

    It’s time for the latest PBT Extra, and this time Kay Adams and I discuss that the reports of Dwyane Wade‘s demise may have been a greatly exaggerated. He may not be his 2006 self but he’s scoring 20.9 points a game. Then we move on to how the loss of Pau Gasol for a…

  17. Lakers announce Pau Gasol will miss a minimum of 6-8 weeks with plantar fascia injury

    Feb 7, 2013, 9:09 PM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers

    This isn’t much different than the original estimate, but the Lakers have now made it somewhat official. The team’s official release, in its entirety: “Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol, who injured his right foot in Tuesday’s game against the Nets in Brooklyn, returned to Los Angeles from Boston this morning where he was examined…

  18. Report: Bulls, Raptors discuss Bargnani for Boozer trade; nothing imminent

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:52 PM EST

    The Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer reacts to losing to the Memphis Grizzlies in their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    UPDATE  8:52 pm: Aggrey Sam of of did some poking around and found out yes, the two sides did talk about a potential trade based around Andrea Bargnani for Carlos Boozer. But that is a long way from anything being close, Sam reports: League sources have confirmed to that the discussions did indeed…

  19. Rosters set for 2013 Rising Stars game on All-Star Friday featuring rookies and sophomores

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:38 PM EST

    BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

    The rosters have been set for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, the game featuring the league’s top rookies and sophomores that will kick off the All-Star weekend festivities on Friday, Feb. 15. Teams were drafted from the pool of available players by TNT analysts Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, with Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio and Sacramento’s…

  20. Harden, Westbrook, Bosh to highlight 2013 All-Star Shooting Stars Challenge

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:36 PM EST

    James Harden

    All-Star Saturday night once again will start off with the Sears Shooting Stars challenge — the event where NBA stars, retired NBA legends and some WNBA players (who often are the best shooters of the group in the event) have to drain a series of shots, ending with a half courter. You know, the event…

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