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  1. Report: Nuggets talking Chandler for Warriors No. 7 pick

    Jun 27, 2012, 1:08 PM EST

    Wilson Chandler, Kobe Bryant

    And as the draft nears, the rumors are flying fast and furious. On that passes the smell test is this from Chris Broussard of ESPN on twitter: Lots of teams calling Denver to trade for Nuggets’ young players. 1 of several moves being discussed: Wilson Chandler to G State for 7th pick Wilson Chandler could…

  2. Lakers trying to trade Gasol, make big move, but no takers yet

    Jun 27, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers need to make changes. Well, unless you think Kobe Bryant and the Lakers fan base sits well with second round exits. Los Angeles needs to bring in more talent to help them win now around Kobe, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol. The Lakers management also sees the looming luxury tax increase they would…

  3. Anthony Davis will not be highest paid rookie ever

    Jun 27, 2012, 11:55 AM EST

    Anthony Davis

    There is a rookie salary scale in the NBA that makes first round-picks very affordable for owners for the first couple years at least, and really four or five for most players. It makes the truly elite players like a Derrick Rose or Blake Griffin a real steal for the first several years they are…

  4. It’s official: Deron Williams did not pick up option, now fun begins

    Jun 27, 2012, 11:32 AM EST

    Deron Williams

    Deron Williams will be a free agent. In a move long expected, Williams did not opt in and pick up the last year of his deal with the Brooklyn Nets, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News tweeted. This is a business move, even if he stays with the Nets he makes more by…

  5. Video: Dwyane Wade swings by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

    Jun 27, 2012, 10:49 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

    The Miami Heat were on the New York talk show circuit last night, LeBron James was on Letterman, while Dwayne Wade swung by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Fallon and Wade talked fashion and glasses (the Roots look good with them), winning a second title and his new book on fatherhood coming out this fall.…

  6. Report: Price for Bobcats No. 2 pick? Tyrus Thomas.

    Jun 27, 2012, 10:36 AM EST

    Tyrus Thomas

    You want your team to jump ahead of everyone (except New Orleans) and pick up Thomas Robinson or Bradley Beal high in the draft? The Bobcats are shopping the No. 2 pick around, you can jump up and get your man. The price? You have to take on Tyrus Thomas. That according to Michael Lee…

  7. Video: David Letterman asks LeBron Cleveland questions

    Jun 27, 2012, 9:19 AM EST

    LeBron James, David Letterman

    David Letterman is a Midwestern boy — born in the basketball state of Indiana, attended college at Ball State. From the day of “the decision” Letterman sounded like a lot of Americans who were frustrated with LeBron James and Letterman poked at him in his monologues. When LeBron strolled onto his stage Tuesday night, Letterman didn’t back…

  8. Report: Celtics, 76ers, Timberwolves pursuing Jamal Crawford

    Jun 27, 2012, 8:50 AM EST

    Jamal Crawford, Pau Gasol

    With its core getting up there in years (save Rajon Rondo), the Boston Celtics need to add some more scoring firepower. You could see it in the playoffs against Philly (and through the regular season). Jamal Crawford is walking, talking firepower. Or at least he was a couple years ago. The former Sixth Man of…

  9. Wade talks about working with shooting coach this summer

    Jun 27, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Miami Heat Victory Parade And Rally

    Dwyane Wade’s knee was drained once during the playoffs, but for most of the postseason it was his knee draining his game. Wade’s trademark explosivness was gone, there was not much lift on his jumper, he moved more slowly than normal. He became a second option to LeBron In the coming weeks he is going…

  10. Video: Miami Heat championship DVD trailer

    Jun 27, 2012, 2:13 AM EST

    Miami Heat player LeBron James hoists the championship trophy as team mate Dwyane Wade looks on stage at a rally in Miami, Florida

    You can pre-order the Miami Heat championship DVD now…. And the nation just collectively groaned. Above is the one-minute trailer for the DVD, which is like the world’s quickest highlight package of the entire Heat playoffs. Fans of a team will buy the DVD, and sales in Cleveland will be slow.

  11. Report: Clippers, Mavericks talking Lamar Odom trade

    Jun 27, 2012, 1:51 AM EST

    Lamar Odom

    Lamar Odom back with the Clippers? Well, he wants to go somewhere he is comfortable and Los Angeles is that. And he wants to play for a team that could go deep in the playoffs, and the Clippers are that. Or, the Clippers could just buy him out and save some cash. But the Clippers…

  12. Report: Mavericks fear Deron Williams leaning toward Nets

    Jun 26, 2012, 11:19 PM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    Mark Cuban and the Mavericks gambled — with the new luxury tax provisions looming they knew they needed to strip down their salary in the next couple years or pay a steep price. They had a window last year to do that, so unlike what most owners would have done, Cuband didn’t get the band…

  13. Pistons trade Ben Gordon to Bobcats for Corey Maggette

    Jun 26, 2012, 9:24 PM EST

    Ben Gordon

    Detroit just saved a lot of money and Charlotte just got someone who can at least put the ball in the hole. The Pistons and Bobcats have swapped overpaid scorers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The Detroit Pistons have traded Ben Gordon and a lottery-protected draft pick in 2013 to the Charlotte Bobcats for Corey…

  14. Rockets, Blazers could emerge from draft much improved

    Jun 26, 2012, 7:59 PM EST

    Daryl Morey

    Five years from now, we may remember this as the New Orleans Hornets draft. It’s the one where they landed Anthony Davis and set the franchise on a path to contention. But there are other teams that could be making bold moves to become contenders. Specifically, Houston and Portland could come out of Thursday night…

  15. League says information not shared reason Thunder surrender pick to Celtics

    Jun 26, 2012, 7:14 PM EST

    Jeff Green

    Tuesday the NBA announced that the Oklahoma City Thunder had to surrender their 2013 second round pick to the Boston Celtics as added compensation in the Jeff Green trade. Which raised a lot of eyebrows. Why the punishment, what was being withheld? So now the NBA has given its explanation. And my eyebrows are still…

  16. As expected, Morway out, Pritchard to be in as Pacers GM

    Jun 26, 2012, 6:08 PM EST

    pacerslogo

    What was long rumored and expected is now official. David Morway has resigned as the general manager of the Indiana Pacers and is leaving the organization, the team announced Tuesday. This is one of those “resign or we will can you” resignations, just so we’re clear. This clears the way for Kevin Pritchard, the former…

  17. Kentucky title team now fills up NBA draft boards

    Jun 26, 2012, 5:12 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    It’s a heck of a recruiting pitch for John Calipari. Six guys from his NCAA title team are expected to go in this NBA draft — including Anthony Davis No. 1 overall and likely four or five in the first round. It’s a ridiculous number. This is the Kentucky Wildcats NBA draft. And really, not…

  18. Tuesday And-1 links: The new NBA luxury tax and you

    Jun 26, 2012, 4:41 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder James Harden durin

    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’s a great post from Mike Prada at SBN that starts to explain…

  19. Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire fined $50,000 for twitter offense

    Jun 26, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks - Game Four

    We passed along the story to you Monday about Amare Stoudemire using and expletive and a derogatory word for gay in a direct message response on twitter to a fan who had used some other choice words in telling Stoudemire that he needed to “make up for last season.” The fan them took a screen…

  20. Carmelo Anthony has dropped 12 pounds, it’s not all wax

    Jun 26, 2012, 3:25 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    Any NBA player with real championship aspirations has to see the Heat holding up the Larry O’Brien trophy and get motivated. Do you have any doubt that Kobe Bryant watched Game 5 then went to work out for a few hours? Carmelo Anthony is doing the same and trying to get ready for the Olympics…

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