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  1. Memphis’ forward Ed Davis fined $15,000 after ejection

    Oct 28, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

    Ed Davis, Donatas Motiejunas

    I don’t recall a preseason where the league came down with this many fines and suspensions. The latest is Ed Davis, the reserve forward of the Memphis Grizzlies, who has been fined $15,000 by the league for “making excessive and unnecessary contact with Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas.” Basically, going for a shot block he…

  2. What to expect from LeBron and the Heat?

    Oct 28, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    You’re busy, so I’ll save you some time: a championship.  They’ve won two straight, basically their entire squad is coming back, and their best guy is the most dynamic and exciting player since Michael Jordan.  The Heat have all the tools they need to make a run at a three-peat – but even with them…

  3. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Let the season begin!

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    To celebrate a new season, we bring you a new set of NBA Power Rankings from PBT. Let the kvetching about your ranking begin! Just remember that this is an exercise in fun — these are meaningless as the NBA has a playoff system to decide who is best. What sport would rely on journalist’s…

  4. Cuban says Mavericks will retire Derek Harper’s jersey

    Oct 28, 2013, 12:17 PM EDT

    Derek Harper

    Derek Harper is one of those guys where the fans of that team just love him and people outside the city may not always get it. Harper was drafted by the Mavericks in 1983 and spent his first decade in the league in Dallas. He was a strong defender (two-time NBA All Defense second team)…

  5. Commissioner-to-be Adam Silver is a big fan of advanced stats

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    Deputy NBA commissioner Silver speaks during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto

    If you fear that the NBA is being taken over by people who just love advanced stats… well, you’re right. Come February 1 Adam Silver will be the Commissioner of the NBA — and he loves advanced stats. Silver was at the early days of the SLOAN Conference at MIT (almost an annual convention of…

  6. Durant says his focus is on title but he’s not changing who he is to get it

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Durant reacts during NBA Global Game against Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul

    Last season Kevin Durant picked up 12 technical foul, which was pretty uncharacteristic of a guy cultivating an image as the nice guy around the NBA. He was yelling at teammates, referees, pretty much everyone but Rumble the Bison. The reason was his title obsession, Durant told Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman in a very…

  7. Pacers’ Granger now ruled out first three weeks of season

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    Danny Granger

    Sunday the Pacers were saying Danny Granger would be out for the season opening back-to-back they have. What they meant to say is he would miss the first three weeks of the season with a calf strain. The team made the official announcement Monday and they called it a “precautionary measure.” “The length of time…

  8. Will the Nets or Rockets make a Finals splash?

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    Flash back to April 26, 2012. The Nets closed the season with their six straight loss, missing the playoffs for the fifth straight year. The Rockets picked up a meaningless win that day, but they had just lost seven of their previous eight games to ensure they’d miss their third straight postseason. Both teams had…

  9. Ty Lawson may miss season opener for Nuggets

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

    Ty Lawson

    People in the “Denver can again make the playoffs camp” will grant you that Andre Iguodala is gone and Danilo Gallinari will not be back until likely sometime after Thanksgiving, but they say the Nuggets still have a lot from last season’t 57-win team. Such as Ty Lawson… except they may not have him Wednesday…

  10. Ginobili as Buzz Lightyear, the Spurs’ Halloween pictures are classic

    Oct 28, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT

    via @marcobelinelli on twitter

    The Spurs threw a Halloween party over the weekend (like everyone seemed to) and the teams newest player Marco Belinelli tweeted out some classic photos. Manu Ginobili as Buzz Lightyear is the best. I love that. Belinelli makes a pretty good Mario, but it’s all about Manu. Or, how about Tony Parker the pirate (he…

  11. Anderson Varejao says he expects Mike Brown to limit his minutes

    Oct 28, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Anderson Varejao

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to be without Andrew Bynum until… I’m no even going to take a guess here. Theoretically someday he returns. Yes, he practiced with the team and has done some 5-on-5 work, until he suits up and walks on the court I’m not playing your game. Until that magical day, at…

  12. Lakers’ Steve Nash could sit second half of back-to-backs

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:46 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    We told you Steve Nash’s health this preseason — which has limited both his time on the court and his play on it — has been a concern for the Lakers. Mike D’Antoni may address that by resting Nash in certain games, including half of back-to-backs — and the Lakers open the season with a…

  13. LeBron’s latest spot for Nike: ‘Training Day’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    LeBron James - Training Day Nike spot

    “Training Day” is the latest Nike Baketball spot featuring LeBron James, in support of his latest signature shoe, the LeBron XI. It features James leading a pack of kids on bicycles all around the city of Miami —  to the arena to get some shots up, to the beach, and to the playground for some…

  14. Joakim Noah declares himself ‘100 percent’ ready for season opener against Heat

    Oct 27, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    Joakim Noah appeared in just one of the Bulls’ eight preseason games due to being limited by a groin issue, and his status for Tuesday’s season opener against the Heat was in question not only due to the injury, but because of his conditioning suffering at the same time. Noah says that’s all behind him…

  15. PBT Extra: All six NBA Division previews

    Oct 27, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Miami Heat Victory Parade And Rally

    Before the NBA season tips off started Kay Adams and I sat down to preview all 30 teams and all 6 NBA divisions for PBT Extra. We talk about everything from what the loss of Russell Westbrook at the start of the season means for Oklahoma City to what happens to Miami if they don’t…

  16. Danny Granger officially out for Pacers’ first two games

    Oct 27, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger attempts a lay up against Houston Rockets' Terrence Jones in the second quarter of their NBA pre-season basketball game in Taipei Arena

    This was expected (we told you Thursday this was likely coming) but now it is official: Danny Granger will miss the first two games of the Pacers season due to a strained left calf, reports Pacers.com. The Pacers open up Tuesday night at home against Orlando then travel to take on the Pelicans in New…

  17. Thad Young well aware of possibility Sixers could trade him this season

    Oct 27, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Thaddeus young

    Sixers head coach Brett Brown said earlier this week that his team — the guys who are actually healthy enough to play this season — consists of just six NBA players. Three of those are veterans, and all are possible candidates to be traded before the season is through. Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes, and Evan…

  18. Blazers’ Thomas Robinson cited for driving 107 mph

    Oct 27, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Thomas Robinson

    Thomas Robinson was selected with fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Sacramento Kings, yet he’s playing for his third NBA team entering just his second NBA season. Why is that, you may ask? The latest report out of Portland may shed some light on his situation. From Wendy Owen of The Oregonian:…

  19. Report: Rockets to release Marcus Camby

    Oct 27, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Marcus Camby

    If there’s one element of professional sports people consistently overlook, it’s how significant and unavoidable aging is. As players get in to their 30s, their production declines. The later into their 30s, the more drastic the decline. Of course, there are exceptions, and people cling to those, because the exceptions are far more visible than…

  20. Andrea Bargnani may come off the bench for Knicks

    Oct 27, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Andrea Bargnani

    Knicks head coach Mike Woodson envisioned Andrea Bargnani as a member of his starting lineup, someone who would cause matchup problems for his opponents that might struggle with how to defend the seven-footer who takes plenty of outside shots. It’s been a slow process for Bargnani to adjust to both is new surroundings in New…

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