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  1. Quote of the Day: Bogut shakes head at Lakers riches

    Sep 21, 2012, 1:37 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

    “The rich get richer. That’s generally how it is in the NBA. Grown accustomed to it the last five-six years. The rich get richer and the poor have to kind of scrounge and find other role players to fill it in. That’s kind of the way it is.” —Golden State center Andrew Bogut talking about…

  2. Barclays Center officially opens doors in Brooklyn

    Sep 21, 2012, 1:21 PM EST

    Brooklyn New Arena

    Brooklyn has a professional sports team again — but this ain’t baseball. And the new, intentionally-rusted looking Barclays Center is not going to be confused with Ebbets Field. Still, this could be something good for Brooklyn. It certainly will be good for the Nets (much better than their Jersey homes). Friday was the official ribbon…

  3. Hardaway says Derrick Rose should take his time coming back

    Sep 21, 2012, 12:55 PM EST

    Tim Hardaway

    Not many people can speak to what Derrick Rose is going through — a hard-luck Chicago kid that grows up to be a young NBA franchise player, his star is on the rise then he suffers a freak, non-contact, major knee injury with a torn ACL. Tim Hardaway can. The Chicago native with one of…

  4. NBA Season Preview: Toronto Raptors

    Sep 21, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

    Raptors Bargnani reacts to a missed basket against the Nets during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    We wrap up PBT’s Atlantic Division previews this week by going north of the border. Next week we head to the Midwest and the Central Division. Last season: Sure, a 23-43 record isn’t good. But it really wasn’t that bad. Seriously. Sure, the Toronto offense was dreadful and would have been the worst in the…

  5. Reports: 76ers promote from within, give DiLeo GM job

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:59 AM EST

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    Philadelphia looked everywhere outside the organization for a replacement for Rod Thorn as team president and GM. They wanted Danny Ferry but he went to Atlanta. They talked to former Blazer guy Tom Penn and former Hornet GM Jeff Bower but that didn’t come together. They made a run at Nuggets’ GM Masai Ujiri but…

  6. Dwight Howard says decision to stay in L.A. comes after season

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:26 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard speaks during a press conference at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, California

    Nobody around the league really thinks Dwight Howard is going leave the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the season. Howard’s people had said this was a “trial season” in Los Angeles, but nobody really believes it. For one, the guy just went through a nine-month public relations disaster trying to force his way…

  7. Frye says he likely will miss season with enlarged heart

    Sep 21, 2012, 9:55 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns players rally around Frye and give him high fives after he put the Suns up over the Los Angeles Clippers late in the fourth quarter during their NBA basketball game in Phoenix

    When news first broke Thursday that Suns stretch four Channing Frye would miss time with an enlarged heart, my first thought is it would cost him the season. Because that is what had happened to other players with the same condition. But the team (as teams do) was being vauge and cautious with predictions. Frye…

  8. Sponsors fleeing Maloofs amidst uncertainty over Kings’ future

    Sep 21, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Maloofs Eating Carls Jr Barry Bonds

    How much would you pay for the right to advertise with a basketball team that refuses to guarantee where it will be a year from now? If you’re mattress maker Sleep Train and hamburger purveyor Carl’s Jr., the answer is nothing. Those are the reports coming out of Sacramento from the well-connected Carmichael Dave, who…

  9. Andrew Bogut plans to play in a couple preseason games

    Sep 21, 2012, 8:12 AM EST

    Andrew Bogut, Mario Chalmers, Shane Battier

    The Warriors continue to get good news about their two key pieces battling ankle injuries. First came the reports that point guard Stephen Curry had been cleared to play 5-on-5 and was getting in run with teammates. Now comes this good news about center Andrew Bogut — coming off ankle surgery last April — via…

  10. Report: Sixers tried to poach Nuggets’ GM Masai Ujiri

    Sep 21, 2012, 7:47 AM EST

    Masai Ujiri

    There were questions about Masai Ujiri as a general manager when the Nuggets hired him. He seemed a bit of a reach, someone who hadn’t had a lot of experience and that raised a few eyebrows around the league. But Ujiri has answered every question, looked smart in the role and reshaped a roster following…

  11. Thursday And-1 links: What NBA players could play in NFL?

    Sep 20, 2012, 10:45 PM EST

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    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. • There are a handful of NBA players who you see in the locker…

  12. Report: Marquis Daniels agrees to one-year deal with Bucks

    Sep 20, 2012, 9:02 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    Looks like veteran swingman Marquis Daniels is going to provide a little depth for the Milwaukee Bucks this year. Daniels, who has been working out in Milwaukee the past week, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Bucks, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. While officially the terms of the deal are…

  13. Suns’ Channing Frye out indefinitely with enlarged heart

    Sep 20, 2012, 6:54 PM EST

    Channing Frye

    Heart screening of NBA players is a regular part of their pre-training camp physicals. It is what found Jeff Green’s heart condition that needed surgery last season. A number of other NBA players such as Ronny Turiaf have faced the same thing. Now Suns forward Channing Frye is out indefinitely with an enlarged heart, the…

  14. The complex personality, career of J.R. Smith

    Sep 20, 2012, 5:59 PM EST

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    This is from our “if you read one post today make it this one” file: J.R. Smith — former Hornet, former Nugget, current enigmatic backup shooting guard for the Knicks — is one of the most fascinating people to league to follow. Mostly because his talent is undeniable and he rarely sticks to the script.…

  15. Keyon Dooling retires after dozen seasons in NBA

    Sep 20, 2012, 5:46 PM EST

    Boston Celtics' Dooling celebrates a teammate's basket against the Miami Heat during Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Boston

    There will be no more “What’s driving you?” As the Boston Celtics were getting around to finalizing their roster, Keyon Dooling — who they re-signed this summer but to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal — was not going to be a part of it. Thursday they waived him. And that has prompted Dooling to announce is…

  16. Add Barkley to list of people saying “just pay Thibodeau”

    Sep 20, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

    Tom Thibodeau

    Tom Thibodeau remains in contract negotiations with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls have picked up his contract for this coming season, but if they don’t work out an extension, he could walk next summer. They’ll work out an extension. They will. But negotiations — especially talks that separate Jerry Reinsdorf from his profits — are…

  17. Kevin Love is confident Timberwolves will make playoffs

    Sep 20, 2012, 4:23 PM EST

    Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves competes in the three-point contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando

    The bar is set in Minnesota and it’s clear — playoffs or bust. They were on the bubble last year until Ricky Rubio’s ACL decided to tear. Now this year Minnesota has added real, veteran depth — Brandon Roy, Andrei Kirilenko, Greg Stiemsma and Russian rookie Alexey Shved — to the roster. And now team…

  18. Video: Amare Stoudemire is popular in China

    Sep 20, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

    Fashion's Night Out At SAKS Fifth Avenue

    This is the time of year when Nike, adidas and other sponsors send their big NBA clients over to China for some public relations and image building. Kobe Bryant has been there. Rajon Rondo. Basically, half the NBA has been over. Including Amare Stoudemire, who is in Shanghai for the Nike Sports Festival, and he…

  19. Timberwolves owner talking to several prospective buyers

    Sep 20, 2012, 3:03 PM EST

    Glen Taylor Timberwolves

    Glen Taylor’s priority in selling the Timberwolves is to find someone who will keep them in Minnesota and is willing to learn the business from him. Said investor would start by purchasing a quarter of the team, then mentor under Taylor as he buys more and more over time until he owned more than half.…

  20. Video: Blake Griffin is a champion chicken caller (on Sesame Street)

    Sep 20, 2012, 2:09 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v New York Knicks

    Blake Griffin was back on Sesame Street helping teach your children about the word “champion.” And as part of it he acted like a chicken. And when you combine all that there was no chance we were not going to run it. You can insert your own joke about how they didn’t ask Amare Stoudemire…

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