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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.…

  11. 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…

  12. Jimmer Fredette says he is mentally ready for NBA game now

    Sep 20, 2012, 1:37 PM EST

    Jimmer Fredette , Kurt Thomas, Nolan Smith

    Jimmer Fredette remains much more a cultural sensation than one on the NBA court. He’s still the pride of Glens Falls, N.Y., where he was a high school star. He is still revered like few others in Utah, a positive public model for many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly…

  13. Is this the year Roddy Beaubois breaks out?

    Sep 20, 2012, 12:51 PM EST

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    His rookie year, Rick Carlisle didn’t trust Roddy Beaubois until it was too late and the playoffs were lost (not that he would have changed the outcome, but we’ll never know). No less than Mark Cuban said the Mavericks were going to start giving Beaubois some real run, but then a broken foot and surgeries…

  14. Report: Celtics will sign Darko Milicic next week. Seriously.

    Sep 20, 2012, 12:14 PM EST

    Brendan Haywood, Darko Milicic

    When the report first came out of Boston looking at Darko we took it with a grain of salt… oh, who are we kidding, it was like a 5 lb. bag of salt. But apparently it’s true — the Boston Celtics are going to sign Darko Milicic, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. A league…

  15. Walt Frazier says Knicks need ‘Melo to play like LeBron

    Sep 20, 2012, 11:53 AM EST

    New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks

    The Knicks are going to be one of the more interesting stories in the NBA this season, and not just because they are in New York. As our own Matt Moore previewed, they have talent and they are going to be good, but the question remains about how well all the puzzle pieces fit together.…

  16. Video: Rondo talks fashion, GQ on Today Show

    Sep 20, 2012, 10:40 AM EST

    Rajon Rondo GQ

    By now you know Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was an intern at GQ during Fashion Week in New York. Which had to be interesting. GQ did a video but on Wednesday Rondo went on NBC’s Today Show to talk about the experience, and we bring you that bit above.  Why? Because it’s the middle…

  17. Brooks says Thunder could re-sign Fisher, but don’t bet on it

    Sep 20, 2012, 10:02 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    Thunder coach Scott Brooks was being diplomatic, although there certainly is truth in coaches wanting proven leaders on their team. And Derrick Fisher is a proven leader. He’s also a 38-year-old point guard without a contract. Fisher played with the Oklahoma City through the playoffs last year. So, Brooks, is there a chance your team…

  18. Lakers coach Mike Brown thinks Dwight Howard will help

    Sep 20, 2012, 9:37 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    It’s an interesting contrast of styles. For years the Lakers had Phil Jackson as coach and he used an economy of words but usually gave media and fans a little insight, he often said something interesting. Now Mike Brown is the coach and he likes to talk, he gives long-winded answers, but rarely reveals much…

  19. Report from Europe says Darko Milicic may sign with Boston

    Sep 20, 2012, 8:36 AM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Sacramento Kings

    Darko Milicic a Celtic? Stranger things have happened. Not many, but the fact you know who Snooki is proves anything is possible. We know that Milicic has been looking for an NBA job since being amnestied by the Timberwolves this summer, but is one of the veterans finding the market tight. He had returned to…

  20. NBA Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

    Sep 20, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    Last Season: I want you to imagine the most you’ve ever vomited. Like, literally, the greatest single bout of nauseated vomiting you’ve ever gone through. I want you to think about what you ate, what it smelled like, that cold, hard porcelain  or unfeeling trash can that embraced you after the day-old shellfish or that…

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