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  1. Hornets guard Eric Gordon activated and expected to make debut

    Dec 29, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT

    Eric Gordon

    After playing in just nine games last season and zero so far this year, Eric Gordon is finally set to return tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats. It’s been so long that it’s easy to forget just how good Gordon was with the Clippers two seasons ago. The stocky shooting guard averaged 22 points a game…

  2. Report: Andrea Bargnani “a lock to be moved”

    Dec 29, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani reacts after hitting a shot during their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    It sounds like the Toronto Raptors are finally ready to give up on Andrea Bargnani. The first pick of the 2006 draft has displayed tantalizing potential and has put together short bursts of production throughout his seven seasons in Toronto, but his deficiencies as a defender and a rebounder have become increasingly more difficult to…

  3. Report: Antawn Jamison is frustrated by lack of playing time, seeks explanation

    Dec 29, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Antawn Jamison, Lamar Odom

    Antawn Jamison came to the Lakers to play an important role in the pursuit of winning an NBA championship. He took less money — signing for the minimum — because he saw the Lakers as his best shot to be a key contributor on a winning team after toiling on the hapless Cavs for the…

  4. Jarrett Jack throws Dorell Wright’s shoe into the crowd (VIDEO)

    Dec 29, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Jarrett Jack, Jrue Holiday

    One of the nice things about Dwyane Wade‘s integrity coming into question this week was that we all got to happily remember the time Wade threw Mike Bibby’s shoe out of bounds. It was pure comedy gold. From Wade’s subtle toss not to arouse suspicion, to Bibby’s “come on bro” expression afterward, to Wade’s taunting backpedal…it’s just…

  5. Brandon Roy has setback with knees, not playing Saturday or soon

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

    Brandon Roy

    I just feel bad for Brandon Roy at this point. His recovery from his latest knee surgery (number seven, but who is counting?) progressed to the point he had planed to practice Friday and if there were no setbacks suit up for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. There were setbacks, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo…

  6. Heat issue statement supporting Wade in face of suspension

    Dec 29, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat

    Guys get suspended all the time for something the league deems dangerous to another player, most deserved but some not. The team and the player ususally take their punishment and move on without a word. But after Wade was suspended by the league for kicking the Bobcats’ Ramon Sessions in the groin — a suspension…

  7. Report: New York Knicks want Amar’e Stoudemire to come off the bench initially

    Dec 29, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire waits to take a foul shot against the New Orleans Hornets in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Let’s add everything up. The Knicks are 21-9 without Amar’e Stoudemire this season. Carmelo Anthony is having the best year of his career and is a legitimate MVP candidate, all while playing most of his minutes at Stoudemire’s position. But now Stoudemire is close to returning, and the Knicks are finally presented with the potential…

  8. Report: Maloofs reluctant to trade Cousins; Celtics among teams interested

    Dec 29, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Ever since the Kings organization suspended DeMarcus Cousins — for fighting with Keith Smart, the coach hired because it was thought he had a good relationship with the young big man — other teams have started poking around to see if the Kings are willing to trade Cousins. Among the teams very interested are the…

  9. Video: Kings’ Johnson hits game-winning three to beat Knicks

    Dec 29, 2012, 8:08 AM EDT

    James Johnson, Aaron Brooks

    Now that is drama. The Knicks almost completed an amazing comeback win — down 27 in the second quarter they came all the way back to lead by two points with less than 20 seconds to play. One basket probably seals the win but DeMarcus Cousins reads the Knicks play — Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler…

  10. Will Bynum is an unstoppable force (for a night), leads Pistons over Heat

    Dec 29, 2012, 12:18 AM EDT

    Will Bynum

    Will Bynum is an unstoppable force of nature. Okay, that’s not true. But he is a guy capable on a given night of just lighting it up and taking over an NBA game. Like when he dropped 35 on the Hawks a couple of nights ago. He can do it against anyone — including the…

  11. Video: Kyrie Irving’s crazy buzzer-beater at end of first half

    Dec 28, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT

    Cavaliers Irving reacts to making a three point basket in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge game during the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando

    Kyrie Irving = fun to watch. The  Cavaliers are just flat out entertaining when Irving is playing. They’re not good — they lost to the Hawks in this game 102-94 — but they are a lot of fun. Someday they’ll be more fun when they have some talent around him. And Kyrie Irving can hit…

  12. Report: Jeff Van Gundy interested in Nets job, but won’t meet with team while interim coach is in place

    Dec 28, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

    Jeff Van Gundy

    Jeff Van Gundy was an NBA head coach for 11 years with the Knicks and the Rockets, but hasn’t held that job title since the 2006-07 season. It appears that may change as early as next year, but only if the Brooklyn Nets are willing to wait that long to secure Van Gundy’s services. From…

  13. Friday And-1 links: Isiah Thomas talks small point guards

    Dec 28, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    isiah Thomas

    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 like I love turkey leftovers… • Isiah Thomas does a great piece for NBA.com…

  14. Video: Nets players react to Avery Johnson’s firing

    Dec 28, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

    Deron Williams, Avery Johnson

    We’ve already told you how Deron Williams was “surprised” that Avery Johnson was fired, and how we’re a little dubious of that claim. Here is Williams (at the end of the video) and some of his Nets teammates talking about Johnson being let go. Also, interim coach P.J. Carlisimo says it is a little weird…

  15. Dirk Nowitzki says it looks like O.J. Mayo is lacking confidence

    Dec 28, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

    O.J. Mayo

    After suffering an extremely tough overtime loss at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, the Mavericks find themselves in the midst of a season-high four-game losing streak. A look at O.J. Mayo‘s production drop-off during that stretch will show you the precise reason why. Mayo was a huge bright spot for Dallas…

  16. Dwyane Wade responds to suspension, says he’s ‘far from being a dirty player’

    Dec 28, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat

    Dwyane Wade was suspended one game by the league for kicking Ramon Sessions in the groin during Wednesday night’s game game against the Bobcats. It’s pretty clear the play was intentional on Wade’s part, especially when viewing the replay in slow motion. Wade said otherwise, however, via his Twitter feed Thursday night. Interestingly enough, Wade…

  17. Goran Dragic out Friday thanks to flagrant foul from J.R. Smith

    Dec 28, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Goran Dragic will miss the Suns game on Friday in Indianapolis against the Pacers, and is questionable for the team’s next one in Minnesota, thanks to a nasty fall he took late in the first half of Wednesday night’s loss to the Knicks. Dragic suffered multiple injuries on the play, including to his elbow, wrist,…

  18. Kevin Durant goes coast-to-coast for the nasty jam (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

    Thunder forward Durant reacts after a three point shot against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Atlanta

    There is a lot of masked, subtle brilliance to what Kevin Durant does. It’s almost like drinking a fine wine — you have to know what flavors you’re looking for to appreciate it fully. Durant had one particular sequence against the Dallas Mavericks yesterday that embodies that. His block on Darren Collison wasn’t just a…

  19. Carmelo Anthony to miss second straight game with knee injury

    Dec 28, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Knicks' Carmelo Anthony reacts after teammate Marcus Camby fell into him, after going to the basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    Carmelo Anthony will miss his second straight game due to the knee injury he suffered in the Knicks’ Christmas Day loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles. Marcus Camby rolled into Anthony’s knee inadvertently, causing Anthony to say he “kind of hyperextended” it afterward. New York will be without Anthony’s services in Sacramento on Friday,…

  20. PBT Podcast: Nets coaching search, Clippers win streak, flagrant fouls, and Celtics talk with A. Sherrod Blakely

    Dec 28, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets

    In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I sit down to discuss the recent firing of Avery Johnson by the Brooklyn Nets, and where they go from here in terms of finding a replacement that will live up to the extremely high expectations that management has for this team, whether justified or not.…

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