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  1. Orlando is far from done trading, plenty of guys available

    Sep 1, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Indiana Pacers - Game Two

    Dwight Howard is gone, but that is just knocking down one wall in the major rebuilding project that is going on in Orlando. GM Rob Hennigan is rebuilding the entire house and there is a lot more work to do. That means he is not done trading. Pretty much everyone on the roster is available.…

  2. If the Jazz have to choose between Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson, what’s the call?

    Sep 1, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    There’s been a lot of talk about Paul Millsap and his contract situation. The young under-All-Star has decided to reject extension offers and instead opt for unrestricted free agency next summer according to reports, and so the Jazz will have to determine just how much they want to keep him. But kind of snuck under…

  3. Today’s reminder civilization is ending: Juwan Howard is recording his own rap album

    Sep 1, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Juwan Howard

    I… I mean… I just… Here.  OK, so Howard’s 39. So what? Dr. Dre is 47. Also, pretty sure Dr. Dre has been working on “Detox” for longer than Howard has been in the NBA. Still, Howard joins a long and prolific group of NBA players to join the rap game, including Shaq, Stephen Jackson,…

  4. Serge Ibaka says he doesn’t want to leave the Spanish national team

    Sep 1, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Spanish centre Serge Ibaka catches the b

    Serge Ibaka didn’t get a ton of minutes in London, and there were a lot of questions why he was on the bench when the Gasols got into foul trouble throughout the tournament. After all, this was the runner-up to Defensive Player of the Year in the NBA (contain your giggles). There were reports that…

  5. Rajon Rondo is not taking the bait on Ray Allen questions

    Sep 1, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    In a fascinating (albeit brief — it’s Rondo, after all) interview with Rajon Rondo Friday, Ethan Sherwood Strauss of Bleacher Report asked the Celtics’ dynamic point guard a number of fascinating questions. He did touch on the big question everyone wants to know, whether Ray Allen took his talents to South Beach because of his…

  6. Jerry Colangelo will continue as head of USA Basketball

    Sep 1, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    File photo of U.S. basketball Chairman Colangelo and the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team posing in Las Vegas

    Facing an uncertain future as to how teams will be constructed beyond 2016, and after a 62-1 run for the men’s team under his watch, Jerry Colangelo is coming back once again to run Team USA basketball. From USA Today: “I’ve decided I’m going to continue,” Colangelo told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m committed to our…

  7. Friday Night Video: Damn Allen Iverson was fun to watch

    Aug 31, 2012, 10:41 PM EST

    Allen Iverson Sixers

    In our Friday And-1 links, we led off with an interesting post by Ethan Sherwood Strauss at Hoopspeak saying we need to separate the culture legacy of Allen Iverson in the NBA — the first player to really embrace the look and swagger of hip hop and become controversial because of it — and his…

  8. Friday And-1 links: What is Allen Iverson’s legacy?

    Aug 31, 2012, 9:33 PM EST

    Allen Iverson

    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 Republicans love bashing Obama… well, maybe not that much. • Just how…

  9. Matt Barnes would like to stay with Lakers, but it’s not likely

    Aug 31, 2012, 8:12 PM EST

    Matt Barnes

    Matt Barnes is one of those players who seems a little too good to still be out there as a free agent, not snapped up by some teams. Maybe even a return to the Lakers — his defense, willingness to work off the ball, and athleticism seem a fit with Steve Nash and some of…

  10. Shed a tear: Sasha Vujacic and Maria Sharapova broke up

    Aug 31, 2012, 6:20 PM EST

    TAG Heuer Formula 1 Lady Steel And Ceramic Pavee Watch Launch

    I’m sure this brings a tear to your eye… OK, not really. It’s more offseason distraction. But let’s be honest here — you have no shot at her. So back off that fantasy. Anyway, it’s true. The rumors that former Laker and Net (and current Turkish league player) Sasha Vujacic and tennis icon Maria Sharapova…

  11. Andrew Bynum is selling tickets in Philadelphia

    Aug 31, 2012, 6:01 PM EST

    Newly-acquired Philadelphia 76ers player Bynum greets fans during a news conference at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    This season Philly fans aren’t even waiting for the Eagles inevitable collapse to get on the 76ers bandwagon. The Sixers were bold this summer and moved Andre Iguodala to bring in the second best center in the NBA — Andrew Bynum. We have yet to see how that meshes on the court — it should…

  12. Once again watch Harden say he wants to stay with Thunder

    Aug 31, 2012, 4:08 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Clippers

    That video is from a Spanish-language broadcast (you’re going to figure that out pretty quickly) and interview with James Harden. Nothing earth shattering revealed here. He says the Thunder are young and improving.  That they have a real brotherhood. He does pick Kobe Bryant as the best player he’s seen, but he throws in a Durant…

  13. Carril thinks the Lakers have pieces to run Princeton offense

    Aug 31, 2012, 3:58 PM EST

    Pete Carril

    Pete Carril — the Hall of Fame coach who spent 29 years as the head man at Princeton — is the father of the Princeton offense. He cribbed parts of it from what the Celtics were doing in the 1960s (as Don Nelson did with small ball) but he was the guy that put it…

  14. Popovich says Kawhi Leonard could be face of Spurs

    Aug 31, 2012, 3:32 PM EST

    Gregg Popovich, Kawhi Leonard

    Right now, Tim Duncan is deservedly the face of the Spurs. One of the greatest power forwards ever to play the game. And when you think of him you tend to think of the speedy Tony Parker and the crafty Manu Ginobili as well. But in a few years it could be Kawhi Leonard. At…

  15. Like your 4-year-old, Kevin Durant will not eat his greens

    Aug 31, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    West Team's Kevin Durant of Oklahoma Cit

    You hear a lot of NBA players talk about a transformation in their diet as they age in the league — they come in being able to eat just about anything and go out and perform. But about their mid- to late-20s, they start to realize they need to take better care of their bodies…

  16. Video: George Hill, Roy Hibbert mess with Pacers fans

    Aug 31, 2012, 2:15 PM EST

    Roy Hibbert eating

    One of the most coveted areas to sit at Pacers home games is Area 55 — Roy Hibbert‘s personal cheering section. And they root for the team, too. These people try out and promise to be loud and crazy all game long — like soccer fans — and for that they get free tickets to…

  17. What we learned from Wade’s book: He loves David Hasselhoff

    Aug 31, 2012, 1:59 PM EST

    BRITAIN-ENT-CINEMA-KEITH LEMON THE FILM

    The Dwyane Wade media blitz has begun — his new book on fatherhood (“A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball”) hits the shelves next week and he is going to be on a big book tour promoting it. He will be everywhere. Letterman. The View. Sports talk shows. You will turn around…

  18. Piétrus talks with Timberwolves, but remains free agent

    Aug 31, 2012, 12:15 PM EST

    Mickael Pietrus

    The Boston Celtics went another direction and decided not to bring back Mickaël Piétrus, making the French guard a free agent. Since then he has had talks with the Bucks and a few other teams, but nothing has materialized. So now there is this report on twitter from Minnesota television and radio personality Darren Wolfson:…

  19. Brooklyn Nets still searching for local practice facility

    Aug 31, 2012, 11:46 AM EST

    brooklyn-nets-logo-0

    When Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the rest of the Brooklyn Nets go to practice they have to head out the Lincoln Tunnel on the 495 West toward East Rutherford, New Jersey. The same practice facility the Nets have had for years. It’s a 40-minute drive from Brooklyn to New Jersey to practice, and that’s…

  20. Rondo says he expects Celtics to win NBA title. This year.

    Aug 31, 2012, 11:20 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    There are two franchises where an NBA championship is just expected by a fan base — the Lakers and Celtics. They are not going to win it every year (although combined they have won half of the NBA’s championships) but fans and the front offices expect to be in the mix every year. With that,…

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