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  1. Bulls, Magic among many who want Jamal Crawford

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    The Chicago Bulls need a two guard who can create his own shot to really round out their team (and take some pressure off Derrick Rose). They may be close to landing the best two guard on the market right now — Jamal Crawford. The Hawks spark plug off the bench is a free agent…

  2. Update: Chris Paul trade moving fast, Dwight Howard not

    Dec 7, 2011, 9:37 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    This much has become clear: It is very likely Chris Paul will be traded before the start of the NBA season and talks are fast tracked on that move. However, talks surrounding a Dwight Howard trade have slowed to a trickle as Howard has not told the Magic what he wants so that team remains…

  3. Magic CEO steps down, but not until he pitches Dwight Howard

    Dec 7, 2011, 8:31 AM EDT

    Bob Vander Weide Magic

    We’re not exactly sure why Orlando Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide announced his sudden retirement on Tuesday. Was it because he had been the guy overseeing Orlando’s interests in the NBA labor negotiations, which ended up not changing the Dwight Howard situation at all? Was it because he is married to the daughter of Magic…

  4. Power Balance name may come off Sacramento Arena

    Dec 6, 2011, 11:47 PM EDT

    Arco Arena

    The Kings stood by Power Balance when the company filed bankruptcy. Because the Kings can’t turn their back on anybody who might give them money right now. But it looks like the Kings will not be seeing any more money from Power Balance and the company name may come off the Sacramento arena where the…

  5. Circle your calendars: Games not to miss on NBA schedule

    Dec 6, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT

    LeBron James Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks

    We’re not so presumptuous as to tell you what to watch… well, yes we are. There is an NBA schedule littered with good games worth watching that was just released today. What follows are the games that leapt off the page at us as ones not to miss. Dec. 25: Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks:…

  6. NBA schedule out, here are some news and notes

    Dec 6, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    The NBA schedule is out and there is a lot to comb through. Here are some things that jumped out to us at first glance, plus the basic details you need to know. • Games tip-off on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, with five games. • It is a 66 game season that runs through April…

  7. Report: Celtics, Clippers, Warriors “strongly engaged” in Chris Paul talks

    Dec 6, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT

    The Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    The New Orleans Hornets are going to move first — Chris Paul is the superstar most likely to be moved by the start of the season. (The Dwight Howard situation has more questions.) And the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers are at the front of the line, according to Adrian Wojnarowski…

  8. Antoine Walker gets five years probation in casino case

    Dec 6, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

    Antoine Walker D-League

    Antoine Walker will not be going to prison, but he may now be going to Idaho of the D-League. Walker was given five years probation in a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday for failure to pay gambling debts. As part of the deal, he promised to pay the three casinos back the $770,050 he owes them.…

  9. Limits on “amnesty” leaked, including seven-day window

    Dec 6, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Fans love to talk about the amnesty clause — the idea of just wiping away one of your GMs bad contracts is intoxicating. But fans are bound to be disappointed because if even five guys get waived that way this year I’d be surprised. That said, the details of how the amnesty will work are…

  10. How the Lakers will use Kobe in Mike Brown’s offense

    Dec 6, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets - Game Three

    The Lakers offense this season is not going to be as different as you think. Oh, it will look different. Gone will be Tex Winter’s triangle replaced with Mike Brown’s new “twin towers” look where he will try to exploit the Lakers tall, skilled big men, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. He has said some…

  11. Video: Sixers CEO talks upcoming season, mascots

    Dec 6, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

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    If you are looking for Sixers info, we’re here to help. A little. Sixers CEO Adam Aron swung on by CSNPhilly.com for the Lunch Break segment and let out a few details. Like if you were a better man you might bet on Jan. 6 being the first Philly home game (which is tough, the…

  12. NBA will not delay opening, training camps start Friday

    Dec 6, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

    lakers-practice-court

    UPDATE 3:07 pm: As we suspected, this is not happening. Here is the tweet from Michael Lee of the Washington Post to confirm what teams have been told: League has informed teams that there won’t be any delays – training camps will open on Friday. Nothing to see here, move along. 1:03 pm: Don’t bet…

  13. Apparently Andrei Kirilenko is very popular these days

    Dec 6, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT

    aKirilenko

    Andrei Kirilenko has a lot of friends in the United States. Or people that want to be his friends. Particularly general managers of teams that want to be his friend. Fifteen teams have reached out to the free agent forward, AK-47’s agent told Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star. The Pacers are among that group…

  14. Report: Dwight Howard has not told Magic his intentions

    Dec 6, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    Chris Paul has been up front — he sat down with Hornets officials on Monday and was pretty clear he was not signing an extension and returning to New Orleans. He is not stringing the Hornets along (which is little consolation for the team’s fans). Dwight Howard on the other hand… He has seemed conflicted…

  15. LeBron says he did not enjoy being the villain last season

    Dec 6, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    NBA basketball player US LeBron James pl

    LeBron James is on his way to Miami for the opening of training camp in what will be an interesting year for him and the Heat: What did they learn and how did they grow after last season? LeBron was candid in an interview with ESPN Tuesday, including saying he did not like being everybody’s…

  16. Jason Terry seeks extension with Mavericks

    Dec 6, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

    jason-terry-game-5

    Jason Terry may well be the real bellwether for the future of the Dallas Mavericks — do they keep the band together and try to win one more or start building for the future fast. Terry — the perennial sixth man of the year candidate — is set to make $10.7 million in this, the…

  17. Report: Clippers offer DeAndre Jordan five years, $40 million

    Dec 6, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    DeAndre Jordan, Corey Maggette

    Yup, that lockout really got NBA owners to rein in their spending. The Los Angeles Clippers wanted to keep center DeAndre Jordan — he’s part of their young and high-flying core — and have offered him a five year, $40 million deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo on twitter. But he also says it is…

  18. Suns 2011-12 schedule leaked, no home games against Amare’s Knicks or LeBron’s Heat

    Dec 6, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Phoenix Suns

    The NBA is set to release its official 2011-12 schedule later this evening, during a program which will be broadcast on NBA TV at 7 p. m. ET. But one team’s schedule has leaked in its entirety, and it shows that plenty of fans won’t be happy with the way things shake out. The Phoenix…

  19. Tuesday morning one liners

    Dec 6, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets forward Outlaw celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Raptors during triple overtime in their NBA game in London

    Our morning look around the NBA with stories that are not their own post here at PBT. Travis Outlaw had surgery on his hand this summer after a boxing injury (he hit a heavy bag and broke it). That was eight weeks ago and things are supposed to be healed, but the Nets doctors would…

  20. NBA players will vote on new labor deal Wednesday

    Dec 6, 2011, 10:26 AM EDT

    Hunter and Fisher of the NBA speak during news conference to reject NBA's latest offer in New York

    The polls open on Wednesday. By Friday, we will have basketball. (Well, training camps and free agency, at least.) That is the schedule for the week, according to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated. After some marathon bargaining sessions over the weekend — 28 hours of talks over two days, a source told ProBasketballTalk — the…

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