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  1. Aaron Brooks bought out by Kings, likely to join Rockets

    Mar 1, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

    Aaron Brooks, Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley

    Kings GM Geoff Petrie was a believer an Aaron Brooks. The Kings had Isaiah Thomas and Tyreke Evans as ball handlers, but Petrie believed in Brooks. Coach Keith Smart saw him play and Brooks fell out of the rotation in Sacramento. You have to earn it to fall out of the rotation in Sacramento. When…

  2. Iguodala says JaVale McGee is too smart for his own good

    Mar 1, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

    JaVale McGee, Earl Clark

    JaVale McGee is a walking highlight. He is athletically gifted like few in the league and he can make plays that make your jaw drop. He can have just monster nights. Or, he can make a mental blunder that is a reason he is a regular on Shaqtin’ a Fool. There have been a lot…

  3. Greg Monroe not expecting Pistons contract extension, thinking 2014 free agency

    Mar 1, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

    Greg Monroe

    This summer the draft class of 2010 is eligible for contract extensions — teams with a star they want to lock up can do what the Thunder did with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, what the Clippers did with Blake Griffin, and so on. Give your franchise player the max. So who from that draft…

  4. Michael Jordan target of paternity lawsuit

    Mar 1, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan is the target of a Georgia paternity lawsuit claiming he is the father of a 16-year-old boy. The suit, filed Feb. 6 by Pamela Smith, seeks child support, medical expenses and asks the judge to change the now 16-year-old son’s last name to Jordan. Smith says in the suit she welcomes a paternity…

  5. Report: Celtics to sign Terrence Williams for rest of season

    Mar 1, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

    Terrence Williams

    Terrence Williams, you passed the test. The Celtics brought in the former Louisville wingman and NBA veteran, gave him a 10-contract and waited to see if he could help and provide a little depth. The answer is yes, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Celtics will sign Terrence Williams for rest of season and…

  6. Andrew Bynum has swelling in his knee, says he may not play this season

    Mar 1, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    76ers Bynum Basketball

    Welcome to the Sixers nightmare. Their worst-case scenario was to trade Andre Iguodala and other young players and get nothing from Andrew Bynum because his nagging knee injuries flared up. Now that’s exactly where we are. Andrew Bynum admitted Friday that he had some swelling after recent practice, reports John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com. He has…

  7. PBT Podcast: Warriors, Clippers, Bulls, Lakers, and some Heat talk with Ira Winderman

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    Lebrion James, Dwyane Wade

    In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I discuss the amazing 54-point performance put in by Stephen Curry during a loss to the Knicks earlier this week. We look at the Warriors playoff prospects, before looking back at last night’s games, the best of which didn’t make TNT’s nationally televised schedule. Chris Paul…

  8. Shaq leads “Inside the NBA” crew in Harlem Shake (VIDEO)

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal

    I know, another Harlem Shake video, following LeBron and the Heat and Amir and the Raptors. Believe it or not, we’re not posting all of them. This time it’s the always fun Inside the NBA crew — we all watch the show, admit it — with Shaquille O’Neal leading the way and Charles Barkley, Ernie…

  9. Klay Thompson’s dad will cut his allowance after league fine. I’m not kidding.

    Mar 1, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors' Thompson moves with the basketball while Indiana Pacers' George defends him during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Klay Thompson is 23, a part of the young core of the Golden State Warriors, a guy who already is considered one of the league’s better shooters. He’s still on his rookie deal, so he’s “only” going to make $2.2 million this season, and not much more next season. He’s going to make a little…

  10. Dwight Howard wants to go to Rio, play in 2016 Olympics

    Mar 1, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

    Olympics Day 6 - Basketball

    Back surgery last year had Dwight Howard watching the USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Team win gold in London the same way you did — from your couch. Howard would have been on the team — he won gold in Beijing in 2008 — but following Howard’s back surgery Tyson Chandler comfortably stepped into the role…

  11. Once again Lakers GM Kupchak defends Dwight Howard

    Mar 1, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Thursday night in the Lakers win Dwight Howard didn’t put up monster numbers against Nikola Pekovic (who left early injured) and the Minnesota Timberwolves — 11 points, 13 rebounds — but you could see he was moving much better, particularly on the defensive end of the court. He’s healthier, his back is bothering him less, and…

  12. Doug Collins rant had him going viral. He’s not really sure what that means.

    Mar 1, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

    Doug Collins

    Tuesday night after an embarrassingly bad performance by the Sixers, old-school coach Doug Collins went off in an 11-minute press conference talking about effort. About being a professional. About leaving everything you’ve got on the court. “I looked out there to start the game and three guys weren’t even sweating when we started the game.…

  13. Celtics sign Shavlik Randolph to 10-day contract

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Brooklyn Nets

    Boston’s quest to find some depth off the bench for their front line has not ended with the signing of D.J. White since his return from China. Friday the Celtics reached terms with Shavlik Randolph on a 10-day contract, something first reported at Real GM and since confirmed by other sources. Randolph is already in…

  14. Ricky Rubio puts on move, leaves Kobe in his wake (VIDEO)

    Mar 1, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Ricky Rubio

    The last couple weeks, Ricky Rubio is starting to look like his old self. Thursday night that wasn’t enough to get Minnesota a win (the Lakers got that handily) but it was enough for Rubio to use a behind the back move that burned Kobe Bryant. Not only that but Rubio shoots so quickly and…

  15. With solid plans in Seattle and Sacramento, NBA owners face hard decision

    Mar 1, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Seattle skyline

    Seattle’s ownership group has plenty of money with the Microsoft CEO as the No. 2 guy (and a $30 million deposit to buy the Kings), an arena with approvals and on to the environmental stage, an energetic fan base, and most importantly an agreement with the current owners to buy the Sacramento Kings to move…

  16. Lakers cruise past Timberwolves for laugher of a win

    Mar 1, 2013, 3:13 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers

    There haven’t been many of these games for the Lakers this season — Kobe Bryant icing his knees in the fourth quarter, guys joking around on the bench and nobody really stressed about the outcome. The Lakers created a little space in the second quarter, pulled away in the third behind 11 points from Kobe…

  17. Three Stars of the Night: Two guys from Los Angeles and a Frenchman

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls

    There were three games Thursday night and each one had a clear star. Actually, each was an All-Star. Third Star: Kobe Bryant (33 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) Kobe Bryant played like a guy trying to will his team into the playoffs — he returned to scoring mode on Thursday night, but it was hard…

  18. Report: Bulls close to signing Louis Amundson

    Mar 1, 2013, 12:42 AM EDT

    Lou Amundson

    We told you on Thursday it was getting close, some team was going to sign reserve forward Louis Amundson as an energy guy for the rest of the season. That team appears to be the Chicago Bulls, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. The Chicago Bulls are in talks with Louis Amundson about signing the veteran…

  19. Joakim Noah’s triple-double leads Bulls to win over Sixers

    Mar 1, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah grabs a rebound from Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes during their NBA game in Chicago

    You knew going in to Thursday night’s nationally televised contest between the Bulls and the Sixers that it was going to be a rough one to watch. Thankfully, Joakim Noah gave us a performance worth seeing. While the teams played a slower-tempo game that was low-scoring by design, Noah was seemingly everywhere, and posted a…

  20. Chris Paul makes sure the Clippers leave with a win over Pacers

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Paul looks to get past defending Indiana Pacers' West and Pendergraph during their NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    The Clippers probably thought they had sealed a quality road win over the Pacers much earlier than they had, getting out to a lead of as many as 17 points with 5:38 remaining in regulation. But as they’ve done all season long, the Pacers refused to quit, and went on a furious 13-0 run in…

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