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  1. Quote of the Day: Apparently Kevin Garnett is radioactive

    Aug 16, 2012, 8:35 AM EST

    Kevin Garnett

    “The funny thing about KG is that there’s really no story, because there’s a 24/7 continuous loop. You couldn’t even break it up into stories. You’ll be on the team plane at three or four in the morning, you’ll hear this noise nonstop — it’s someone talking at the top of his voice — and…

  2. Philly goes big with Bynum, which worries Doc Rivers (a little)

    Aug 16, 2012, 7:55 AM EST

    Doug Collins on Wednesday told a great story that illustrates perfectly just what Andrew Bynum can mean to Philadelphia. Collins was in London calling basketball games for NBC when the Dwight Howard trade that brought Bynum to the Sixers went down. Collins and NBC Olympics hoops studio analyst Doc Rivers — old friends from around…

  3. Video: How Caron Butler is spending his summer vacation

    Aug 15, 2012, 11:37 PM EST

    Caron Butler

    Caron Butler is just hanging with his family this summer — and playing games with them. Ice Bucket Family Feud. But seriously, you should be able to be able to beat your kid at thumb wrestling. Every time. Hey, it’s summer, you can watch this or have the 584th breakdown of the Dwight Howard trade.…

  4. Wednesday And-1 links: FIBA wants 3-on-3 basketball in Olympics

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:55 PM EST

    David Stern

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like I love a good IPA. • Forget the under-23 age limit stuff, what…

  5. What was in Rockets offer for Dwight Howard depends on whom you ask

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:13 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Rob Hennigan, the Orlando Magic’s new on the job general manager, and the entire Magic organization is taking a lot of incoming fire — that’s all you got for Dwight Howard? What they got in a four-team deal that landed Howard with the Lakers was a quality wing in Arron Afflalo, veteran forwards Al Harrington…

  6. Rose opens up, calls ACL injury “the closest thing to death”

    Aug 15, 2012, 9:17 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose looks on from the bench against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Derrick Rose has kept a fairly low profile this summer, rehabbing and letting the playoffs — where he should have been a star deep into them — or the Olympics (where he would have played and won gold) take center stage. He’s just rehabbed and put out a couple videos. But he sat down with…

  7. The Inbounds: Tonight the part of “the man” will be played by Andrew Bynum

    Aug 15, 2012, 6:47 PM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    At the introductory press conference for Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Bynum told the fans and media the following in response to a question about the increased load he’s likely to bear next season. “It’s going to be a lot more exciting and a lot more fun to know that everything’s going…

  8. Greg Oden sounds sensible, says to slow down comeback talk

    Aug 15, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

    Greg Oden

    There have been plenty of leaks from people around Greg Oden talking about how he wants to get healthy and get back in the game. The kind of leaks that always sound like an agent or people around him looking for a paycheck. Oden himself sounds far more reasonable. Oden spoke about his attempt at…

  9. 2012 Team USA vs. Dream team part of NBA 2K13

    Aug 15, 2012, 2:52 PM EST

    NBA 2K13 Dream Team

    If you really still care about the Dream Team vs. 2012 Team USA debate, you can finally settle it for yourself. With your Xbox 360. NBA 2K13 comes out Oct. 2 and the makers have announced — via a picture tweeted out and confirmed by Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated — that the original Dream…

  10. Roster moves: Suns sign Jermaine O’Neal, Magic keep Ish Smith

    Aug 15, 2012, 1:54 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Three

    There has been a handful of small roster moves in the last 48 hours the kind of things you want to know if it’s you’re team. Not difference making moves, but moves. We thought we should bring them to you in bullet form. • The Phoenix Suns have signed a deal with Jermaine O’Neal for…

  11. Olajuwon thinks JaVale McGee “should dominate the league”

    Aug 15, 2012, 1:02 PM EST

    JaVale McGee

    The question has never been the physical talent of JaVale McGee. Back in 2010 he got an extended tryout with Team USA before the World Championships and in workouts with the NBA’s best those guys quietly whispered about McGee’s physical gifts. But he didn’t make that team. And despite all the potential the Wizards wanted…

  12. Video: Adidas to chronicle Derrick Rose’s comeback

    Aug 15, 2012, 12:43 PM EST

    76ers Bulls Basketball

    Derrick Rose is adidas big star. No offense Dwight Howard, you’re great and all, but it’s guards and wings that sell shoes. Big men, not so much. So it’s a smart move by adidas to chronicle his comeback to the NBA through video series, a facebook page, and a twitter page. Good marketing. My only…

  13. Make it stop: Jordan again says Dream Team would beat 2012 Team USA

    Aug 15, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Image (1) Dream-Team-thumb-250x274-18169.jpg for post 3660

    I was so hopeful we were done with this debate. So very hopeful. This topic should be as dead as William McKinley. Please just make it stop. But the Freddy Krueger of debates — it will not die — is back because once again Michael Jordan is talking about how the 2012 Olympic gold medal…

  14. Abdul-Jabbar smacks Andrew Bynum on way out the door

    Aug 15, 2012, 11:27 AM EST

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Andrew Bynum

    Today is Andrew Bynum day in Philadelphia, where he gets introduced to the fans and media, when he brings the hope of change to Philly. When they talk about having the second best center to counter a conference where the best teams — Boston, Miami — are going small. But first, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has to…

  15. Billy King says he tried to resign after Iverson’s practice rant

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:44 AM EST

    Allen Iverson Sixers

    “Practice. We’re talkin’ bout practice.” Allen Iverson’s rant about skipping practice when he was with the Philadelphia 76ers is a pop culture touchstone, something people not even familiar with the basketball setting and the conflict between old-school Larry Brown and new-school Allen Iverson will talk about it. But Billy King was there. He was the…

  16. Quote of the Day: Scalabrine thinks you’re an idiot for mocking him

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:13 AM EST

    scalabrinedark

    “The way I look at it is if that’s the case (people are mocking me), then—and no disrespect—you’d have to be an idiot. That I won some contest to be in the NBA? Or that I don’t have to fight every day? That I’m not the first guy on the floor and the first in…

  17. Yi Jianlian could miss NBA season with MCL strain from Olympics

    Aug 15, 2012, 9:58 AM EST

    China's Yi Jianlian leaves the court after he injured his right knee against Australia during their men's preliminary round Group B basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

    With a major international basketball tournament like the Olympics, you hope to get through it without a major injury, but you know there likely will be one. In this case, it was NBA free agent and Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian. So tweets NetsDaily.com. Chinese media says Yi Jianlian has MCL strain which will affect…

  18. Grizzlies sale may fall through, potential owner has some issues

    Aug 15, 2012, 8:38 AM EST

    Grizzlies logo

    Grizzlies fans were rightfully hopeful when news got out that long-time team owner Michael Heisley planned to sell the team to a young billionaire out of the Silicon Valley, Robert Pera. Not that they really knew anything about Pera — he is 34 and filthy rich selling high tech electronic equipment to the developing world,…

  19. Baron Davis keeps saying he wants to be back for next season

    Aug 15, 2012, 7:57 AM EST

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks - Game Three

    NBA players in their 30s who tear both their ACL and MCL don’t often make a comeback. Those that do tend to have been the fittest of players, ones known for committing to and sticking with their rehab efforts. So, there are a couple strikes against Baron Davis coming back to the NBA. But he…

  20. Iguodala is excited, says all the right things about joining Denver

    Aug 15, 2012, 1:18 AM EST

    Spain v USA Iguodala

    You have to remember that whenever you read the comments from an NBA player about the new team he is joining, it’s pretty much the tone of what you would tell your mom after you got a job you really wanted. Just with more clichés. What Andre Iguodala said about joining the Nuggets to the…

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