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  1. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: James Harden reminds Thunder he’s good

    Feb 21, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while you were calling 9-1-1 then asking police to bring you some cigarettes…. Lakers 113, Celtics 99: Dwight Howard played maybe his best game as a Laker and was a force on defense, Steve Nash was carving up the defense and making passes…

  2. The Extra Pass: Analyzing the Kings-Rockets Trade

    Feb 21, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Boston Celtics

    The Extra Pass is a column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we examine the trade between the Kings and the Rockets. How often does a team save money and improve on the court in a trade? That’s essentially what the Sacramento Kings did when they…

  3. Dwight Howard leads Lakers to win over Celtics

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:49 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Jason Collins

    Dwight Howard spent much of his media time in Houston over All-Star weekend deflecting questions about his future. If he can play out the remainder of the season the way he performed on Wednesday, the answers will speak for themselves. Howard was active from the very start, and helped set the tone for his team…

  4. Three Stars of the Night: Harden’s Revenge Game

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:30 AM EDT

    James Harden

    On a night where trade talk dominated the news, James Harden served up a reminder that there’s an awful lot that must be considered when making a deal. Who knows how much it mattered to Oklahoma City at the time, but trading James Harden to a perennially competitive Western Conference foe badly in need of such…

  5. Trade Rumor Roundup: As deadline nears, lots of questions remain

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Josh Smith

    It is now just a little less than 13 hours until the NBA trade deadline and we have had all of one whopping trade. Which means it’s going to be a very busy Thursday… probably. There are going to be deals, guys we expect to get dealt will get dealt, but there may be fewer…

  6. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the vicious dunk over Greg Monroe (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist exploded up and over Greg Monroe of the Pistons on Wednesday, finishing with the powerful slam dunk at a critical point in the fourth quarter while the game was still in the balance. The Bobcats ultimately lost the game, but the jam from MKG will be the enduring highlight of the contest.

  7. Marcus Morris says he ‘shed a tear or two’ after learning of trade to Suns (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

    marcus morris rockets

    Marcus Morris, after being traded to the Suns on Wednesday, caught up with CSNHouston and said he “shed a tear or two” when he first got news he was headed out of town. It wasn’t so much the fact that Morris, in the middle of his second season with the Rockets, was all that attached…

  8. Wade steals, throws off-backboard alley-oop to LeBron (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    It looked like just a continuation of the All-Star Game out there.  With the Hawks playing just about that much defense. Dwyane Wade stole a sloppy Jeff Teague pass, tip-toed the sidelines like a wide receiver then threw it up off the backboard to LeBron James for a little showboating alley-oop on Wednesday night. Hawks…

  9. Rockets get Thomas Robinson from Kings in six-player deal

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Boston Celtics

    If you, like me, thought the Kings were not going to make any trades at the deadline because of the pending potential sale of the team, we were wrong. Whatever happens with the Kings GM Geoff Petrie is a lame duck, yet here we are with a trade The Kings have sent the No. 5…

  10. Rockets trade Marcus Morris to Suns for future pick

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

    Marcus Morris

    The small deals are beginning to trickle in as the trade deadline approaches, and although this one involves three teams, it’s not exactly likely to send huge seismic waves throughout the league at large. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: The Houston Rockets have traded Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns for a future second-round…

  11. Wednesday And-1 links: Trade deadline talk (and some Barkley)

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Tahoe Celebrity Golf

    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. Today we have lots of smaller trade rumors and reports that we just haven’t…

  12. Report: Josh Smith ‘not opposed’ to re-signing in Milwaukee if traded to Bucks

    Feb 20, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

    Hawks forward Smith reacts after a shot in the first half during their game against the Celtics in Game One of their NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs basketball game in Atlanta

    As the trade deadline rapidly approaches, the biggest name expected to be dealt is Atlanta’s Josh Smith. The latest reports have Milwaukee, Brooklyn, and Phoenix as the most likely trade partners, and if the most recent information out of Smith’s camp is indeed true, then the Bucks may have reason to push even harder to…

  13. PBT Extra: Talking Howard, Garnett, Smith at trade deadline

    Feb 20, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard isn’t getting traded. The real question is what does that mean for the Lakers going forward this season and into this summer when Howard is a free agent. Kevin Garnett isn’t getting traded, but what moves are the Celtics going to make? Kay Adams and myself discuss all of that plus some Josh…

  14. Report: Nets made pitch for Paul Pierce, were shot down

    Feb 20, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Boston Celtics

    At this point, I pretty much picture Nets GM Billy King like the peanut vendor at a baseball game, walking around asking, “Who wants Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first round pick? Get them while they’re hot. Gotcha Humphries here!” Nobody’s buying. Not Danny Ferry in Atlanta for Josh Smith. And not Danny Ainge…

  15. Spurs’ Patty Mills shows off impressive towel-waving repertoire (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan, Patty Mills

    Patty Mills spends about 10 minutes a game on the floor for the Spurs, backing up Tony Parker at the point. Which leaves 38 minutes a game for towel waving. And the Australian has become quite good at it. He has a lot of moves and he named them. It may lack the irrational exuberance…

  16. Report: Suns, Bucks, Nets leaders in Josh Smith sweepstakes

    Feb 20, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith reacts during the final moments of the fourth quarter of Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    If it appears two things are certain following the trade deadline now — Lakers fans will complain (because they always do) and Josh Smith will be in another uniform. The question now seems to be “where will Josh Smith play the rest of this season?” Followed by, “what about next season?” Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo…

  17. Report: Trade interest in Paul Pierce around league “lukewarm”

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

    Who is looking to pick up a 35-year-old player who is shooting the lowest percentage of his career this season and is due to make $15.3 million next season? When you say the name Paul Pierce we think of the NBA finals MVP and Celtic icon. But GMs see the numbers above, see the increasing…

  18. History of public subsidy support could be key issue in Sacramento Kings’ future

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    kj stern hugging

    It’s no secret that public funds for arenas make the NBA world go round. Seattle lost their Sonics because politicians did not want to play ball, right or wrong, and to top matters off they openly admonished David Stern and the NBA during the critical days and months that determined the Sonics’ fate. The past…

  19. Mike Woodson says Knicks will ‘sit tight’ at trade deadline

    Feb 20, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

    Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony

    We’re seeing the list of teams that are coming out and saying they won’t be doing anything at the trade deadline grow longer by the minute, and with good reason. The new tax structure in the recently negotiated collective bargaining agreement, which goes into full effect next season, is scaring teams from adding salary and…

  20. Report: Celtics make Fab Melo available in trade for guard

    Feb 20, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Fab Melo is the kind of project that a team like Boston can take on — they are a veteran team who can have a very athletic but raw guy at the end of the bench who barely plays, who can spend time in the D-League, who can be brought along slowly. Fans always fall…

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