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  1. Quote of the day: Kirilenko is a Wolf who thinks he’s a young buck

    Jul 30, 2012, 8:02 AM EST

    Russian forward Andrey Kirilenko scores

    “I feel great. Look at me. I’m running like a young deer.”  Andrei Kirilenko of Russia, after dropping 35 points on 17 shots in the first day of Olympic basketball to lead his team to a win. Timberwolves fans should be happy, they just signed Kirilenko and Russian point guard Alexey Shved who had 16…

  2. Report: Milwaukee in lead to sign Joel Przybilla

    Jul 30, 2012, 1:01 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Houston Rockets, Game 6

    It’s largely reached the “team are filling out the end of their roster” portion of the summer. So the big questions left (and we’re going to ignore that Dwight question now) are ones like “where will Joel Przybilla play next season?” And the answer may be Milwaukee. That according to a report in the Journal-Times.…

  3. Olympics Day 1 roundup: Argentina picks up key victory

    Jul 30, 2012, 12:02 AM EST

    Argentinian guard Emanuel Ginobili (2dR)

    We’ve broken down the USA win over France a few ways now, but there were five other games in the Olympics on Sunday. And we know you didn’t watch all of them because you were entranced by beach volleyball. We get that. To help you out, here is a recap of the rest of the…

  4. Video: LeBron’s insane 50-foot, thread-the-needle bounce pass

    Jul 29, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Olympics Day 2 - Basketball

    It was just the first quarter of the third game of the first day of the London Olympics, and I feel safe saying you are not going to see a better pass than this. Tyson Chandler rebounds the miss, makes a quick pass out to LeBron, who is the only person on earth who could…

  5. Magic says Kobe and LeBron would make the Dream Team

    Jul 29, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    APTOPIX NBA All Star Basketball

    As interesting uninteresting kill-me-now painful as the discussion over whether the 2012 team could beat the Dream Team has been, Magic Johnson gave an interesting answer Saturday on who would make the Dream Team from this year’s squad. From the L.A. Times: “You have to say Kobe would definitely make it,” Johnson said. “He’s unbelievable.…

  6. Team USA: Three problems shown in the France blowout

    Jul 29, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

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

    “Problems” are kind of a relative term for Team USA, at least in group play. Talent’s going to carry them pretty far in the opening rounds of Olympic play. But we’re always able to get better. So here are three problems that showed up in Team USA’s win over France. 1. Shooting is going to…

  7. USA Basketball: Kevin Love burns the doghouse down and Team USA shows its depth

    Jul 29, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Olympics Day 2 - Basketball

    Kevin Love has been under fire the past two weeks. He struggled in exhibition play, and his role on Team USA was questioned. He was supposed to be the other big to help Team USA with a roster that has almost no size. There was talk of him slipping out of the rotation almost entirely.…

  8. USA starts slow, picks up pace to blow out France 98-71

    Jul 29, 2012, 12:03 PM EST

    London Olympics Basketball Men

    We’re going to see a lot of games from Team USA during the Olympics. This was not an end-to-end dominant performance to open the Olympics from the Americans. France was in it early. Tony Parker was making smart plays slashing into the lane while The USA shot 29.2 percent overall and was 0-of-6 shooting from…

  9. Quote of the Day: Patrick Ewing’s not saying Dream Team would “cream” Team USA 2012, but…

    Jul 29, 2012, 11:44 AM EST

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

    “They’re a lot smaller than we were,’’ Ewing, one of 11 Hall of Famers on that Dream Team, said on NBA TV. “(The current team is) kind of light in the middle. Myself and David Robinson, we would have had a field day… I’m not saying we would have creamed them. Best out of 10,…

  10. Steve Nash’s videos are getting stranger and stranger

    Jul 29, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Steve Nash

    Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of the Shawshank Redemption (more than the original Stephen King novella) but it is ripe for parody. Just not sure this was the best one I’ve ever seen. Steve Nash and his production company have done some good work in the past (the Terry Fox “30 for…

  11. Magic GM says Howard could start season on Magic roster

    Jul 29, 2012, 1:29 AM EST

    Rob Hennigan

    “Process.” That was new Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan’s word of the day in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. He said the team would follow the process and trade Dwight Howard when they got to the end of the process. I would translate what he said as “these offers all suck, we’re going to…

  12. Mike D’Antoni says he would have “walked to Phoenix” to bring Steve Nash to New York

    Jul 28, 2012, 6:34 PM EST

    Mike D'Antoni Steve Nash

    The Knicks had dreams of Steve Nash this summer before the Lakers swooped in and took over to land Nash in their sign-and-trade. Nash eventually made his decision based on the proximity to his kids, so there may have been nothing for the Knicks to do. But you have to imagine that having Mike D’Antoni…

  13. Grizzlies re-sign Hamed Haddadi

    Jul 28, 2012, 4:23 PM EST

    Haddadi_Hamed

    Laddi-daddi-who-likes-to-party? The Grizzlies have decided to re-sign Haddadi. The Grizzlies re-signed center Hamed Haddadi on Saturday via the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The first Iranian center in the league has averaged only spot minutes for Memphis over the past five seasons, but is still an important cog for the team. They lack another legitimate reserve center…

  14. James Harden would consider signing with Suns in free agency, would have same answer for living on the moon

    Jul 28, 2012, 1:03 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder player James Harde

    James Harden will be a free agent in 2013 and there’s going to be a world of heat around the decision for the Thunder to retain him or let him free. He’s going to get max offers. If he doesn’t take a paycut to re-sign, the Thunder can’t afford to retain him if they want…

  15. Preview: Things get defensive as USA takes on France

    Jul 28, 2012, 12:59 PM EST

    France's player Tony Parker looks on, du

    If the French team that earned a spot in the London Olympics by coming in second at EuroBasket last summer were the one taking on the United States on Sunday, American fans would have reason to worry. That French team played lock down defense and had Tony Parker at his shot-creating best to spark the…

  16. Jacque Vaughn hired as head coach of the Orlando Magic

    Jul 28, 2012, 11:36 AM EST

    Image (1) new-orlando-magic-logo-thumb-250x179-13629.jpg for post 6226

    The Orlando Magic announced Saturday, following multiple media reports including the first from the Orlando Sentinel, that they have hired 37-year-old former NBA player and Spurs assistant Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach. The move is not a surprise, as Vaughn has been in the running for weeks, and held a second reported interview with…

  17. Dwight Howard’s agent defends spin after confirming he leaked details of meeting with Magic

    Jul 28, 2012, 9:43 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    “They started it!” This is what professional business negotiations have, once again, turned into, in the NBA. A day after David Stern outed Dwight Howard agent Dan Fegan as the source of leaks concerning Howard’s meeting with the Orlando Magic this week, Fegan hit the media again, this time with regards to why he leaked…

  18. Ricky Rubio recovering, hopes to be running by September

    Jul 27, 2012, 10:30 PM EST

    Rick Rubio

    These Olympics would be a lot more fun if Ricky Rubio were there playing for Spain. It also would make things a little scarier for the United States. But it is our loss as basketball fans. Back in March, in a fluke little collision, Rubio torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament. It ended…

  19. David Stern blames Dwight Howard’s agent for all the leaks

    Jul 27, 2012, 8:47 PM EST

    *Jul 24 - 00:05*

    Oh, great. David Stern is getting involved in the Dwightmare. That will make everything better. One of the most annoying parts of the entire Dwight Howard trade saga has been the constant flow of leaks trying to spin the story — and keeping the news cycle going on the story. The latest of those has…

  20. The debate that will not die: LeBron says 2012 team could beat Dream Team

    Jul 27, 2012, 7:13 PM EST

    LeBron James of the 2012 USA Basketball

    Which update and debate is more annoying right now: 2012 Team USA vs. the Dream Team; or the Dwight Howard saga? It’s close for me, because at some point our Dwightmare will end but the unanswerable, theoretical Dream Team debate could go on seemingly forever. Case in point: At a pre-Olympic media session on Friday…

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