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  1. How the Mavericks could keep their No. 13 pick and avoid the salary-cap hit

    Jun 4, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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    The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly looking to trade the No. 13 pick so they can clear enough cap room to sign Dwight Howard, but if the Mavericks want to avoid the cap hold that comes with the pick, they have another option. As detailed by ESPN’s Chad Ford, Dallas could draft a player and delay…

  2. Tuesday And-1 links: Heat/Pacers Game 7 draws largest TNT game audience ever

    Jun 4, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James goes up to score against Indiana Pacers' Green and George during Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff in Miami

    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 more than Americans like cheese… and we like cheese… • Game 7 between the…

  3. Did Hawks tamper by mentioning Dwight Howard and Chris Paul in ticket-sale e-mail?

    Jun 4, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

    Dwight Howard and Chris Paul will become free agents on July 1, but they’re not free agents yet. So the Hawks probably shouldn’t be using those two to sell tickets. Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The letter, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was sent via e-mail from one member of the ticket sales department.…

  4. Gregg Popovich once deemed Tony Parker too soft to draft

    Jun 4, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    When naming the NBA’s toughest players, Tony Parker probably doesn’t crack the list. But when naming players with question marks about their toughness, Parker certainly doesn’t make that list, either. For player as skilled as Parker, that’s a big deal. He doesn’t have to be Charles Oakley to succeed. He just must be tough enough…

  5. New Bucks coach Larry Drew fines wife at introductory press conference

    Jun 4, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    Larry Drew

    Whenever I attend a news conference, I set my phone to vibrate. Then, while waiting for the news conference to begin, I check my phone again to make sure I set it correctly. And if the wait is long enough, I check my phone a few more times to make sure I didn’t imagine my…

  6. Metta World Peace says he’ll defer to his agent regarding player option to stay with Lakers next season

    Jun 4, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Metta World Peace got better near the end of the Lakers’ injury ravaged season, but it’s unclear just how important he is to the team’s title chances moving forward. There will be plenty of changes to the roster in Los Angeles before next season, and some of them involving Dwight Howard and/or Pau Gasol could…

  7. Chris Paul would ‘look pretty good in a Sacramento Kings uniform,’ says new Kings coach

    Jun 4, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

    Isaiah Thomas, DeMarcus Cousins, Chris Paul

    Chris Paul will be a free agent off-season, and reports that he’s angry with the Clippers have fans of every team  looking for reasons why Paul would sign with their team. The Kings’ recently hired coach, Michael Malone, gives Sacramento fans their reason. Malone was an assistant with the Hornets when Paul played for them.…

  8. Karl Malone talks Jordan vs. Lebron, his all time starting five (VIDEO)

    Jun 4, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

    Disneyland 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Hall of Fame power forward — and now Utah Jazz big man coach — Karl Malone swung by the Dan Patrick show today and was very Karl Malone. Well, I think we all expected a little more referencing himself in the third person, but he was still in rare form. Dan Patrick gets him talking…

  9. Kobe Bryant says free throws he made after tearing his Achilles rank among the best shots of his career

    Jun 4, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

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    If you were going to try to rank all of Kobe Bryant‘s best shots from his amazing 17 years in the NBA, it would be a massive undertaking that would last weeks to get through them all and sort them in order of degree of difficulty, overall meaning, or importance. As recently as this past…

  10. USA Basketball invites player who ‘fouled the s—’ out everyone last time to minicamp

    Jun 4, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    As part of the USA Select Team in 2012, DeMarcus Cousins didn’t exactly impress. Carmelo Anthony said Cousins “fouled the s— outta everyone,” and USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo said Cousins “has a lot of growing up to do.” Even Coach Mike Krzyzewski, who offered the most optimistic take on Cousins, said “His time here,…

  11. Roy Hibbert explains why he didn’t shake hands with Heat following Game 7 loss

    Jun 4, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

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    The Heat had closed out Game 7 against the Pacers long before the final buzzer had sounded, putting together a solid performance that had them leading by as many as 28 points in the fourth quarter before all was said and done. Once it was over, most of the Pacers exchanged handshakes with the Heat…

  12. Report: Nets doing research on, want to talk to Brian Shaw

    Jun 4, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Brian Shaw, George Hill

    If you’re the Nets and you have an owner demanding a title, you want a coach who understands winning. Brian Shaw fits that description — drafted on to Larry Bird’s Celtics, he won three rings as a player with the Shaq/Kobe Lakers, coached and won more rings under Phil Jackson, and was part of the…

  13. Ray Allen says return to finals validation for offseason move

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's Allen celebrates a three point shot against the Indiana Pacers during Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff in Miami

    There was some reports yesterday that Ray Allen was considering opting out of his contract for next season in Miami because he wanted to return to Boston. Among the flaws of this rumor was the presumption that the Celtics organization wants him back. Besides, Ray Allen is where he wants to be — back in…

  14. Hollins says again he wants to stay with Grizzlies. Ideally.

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies head coach Hollins talks with guard Allen late in the second half of Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City

    There is a lot of buzz around the coaching future of Lionel Hollins — he just led the Memphis Grizzlies to the conference finals, but the buzz around the league is he has coached his last game in Memphis. The team gave him permission to talk to other franchises. Except, ideally, he’d keep his old…

  15. Bucks owner on board with plans for new downtown arena

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    Herb Kohl

    After the bid of a Seattle group to buy and move the Sacramento Kings fell short of its goal, some turned their attention to who might be next to move. The Milwaukee Bucks name came up. They have a lease that is up in 2017 and are in need of a new arena, and the…

  16. Roster is set for 2013 adidas Eurocamp

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    adidas Eurocamp Day 2

    The roster is in place for this year’s adidas Eurocamp, the annual event where the top international prospects get the opportunity to practice, compete and interview with NBA teams and other professional leagues leading up to the NBA Draft. From the official release: “More than 45 early entries and NBA Draft-eligible participants, including projected 2013 NBA…

  17. Heat, Pacers talk Games 7, moving forward (VIDEO)

    Jun 4, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    After the game, Pacers coach Frank Vogel and players such as Roy Hibbert were rightfully holding their heads high — it was a painful Game 7 loss but this is a team with a bright future. For the Heat, there was a little bit of savoring the win and the moment for Erik Spoelstra, but…

  18. Patient Kobe hopes to be back for season opener, will recruit Howard

    Jun 4, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    Torn Achilles tendon? Did you really expect such a trivial matter to keep Kobe Bryant out of games? Kobe had said before his target was to recover from the injury in time to play in the Lakers season opener. He reiterated that to Dave McMenamin of — and added he’s going to recruit Dwight…

  19. NBA Finals Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

    Jun 4, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    tim duncan lebron james

    SEASON RECORDS Miami 66-16 (First seed in East) San Antonio 58-24 (Second seed in West) PLAYOFF RECORDS San Antonio 12-2 (swept the Lakers 4-0, beat the Warriors 4-2, swept the Grizzlies) Miami: 12-4 (swept Milwaukee 4-0, beat Chicago 4-1, went 7 to beat Pacers) SEASON SERIES This was the most meaningless 1-1 season series ever.…

  20. Report: As expected. J.R. Smith will opt out of last year of contract

    Jun 4, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

    John Starks, J.R. Smith

    After a campaign that landed him the Sixth Man of the Year award, J.R. Smith wants to get paid. As has been expected, the Knicks ‘s swingman is going to opt out of the last year of his deal worth $2.9 million, reports Jared Zwerling at J.R. Smith will not opt in with the…

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