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  1. Tuesday And-1 links: John Wall is just chillin’

    Sep 18, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT

    From John Wall's Instagram account

    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. • John Wall instagramed a photo of him being a model. Or trying to…

  2. Dwight Howard, Stan Van Gundy team up to help schools

    Sep 18, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard Stan Van Gundy

    There are a whole lot of things in the world more important than the quibbles of NBA coaches and players. And at least some of the players and coaches get that. No pair has had a more rocky relationship of late than Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy. What with Howard’s people telling the Magic…

  3. Jeremy Lin says he dropped 10 pounds, knee is healthy

    Sep 18, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets Introduce Jeremy Lin

    The Rockets have a lot invested in Jeremy Lin. Not financially for the next couple years, although that third year is a monster. However, it is more about marketing and perception. The Rockets went big game hunting this summer and landed Lin. He’s the guy. And Lin says he is physically ready, reports Jonathan Feigen…

  4. Marquis Daniels, Rasual Butler trying to catch on with Bucks

    Sep 18, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    The Milwaukee Bucks have one open roster spot they are likely to fill. And that will attract players this time of year like uncovered watermelon will attract ants at a picnic. Veteran swingman Marquis Daniels, who last season didn’t get off the Celtics bench all that much (just over 6 minutes a game in the…

  5. The Inbounds: The First Treatise on ISOMelo

    Sep 18, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v New York Knicks

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. INTRODUCTION: I’m not a big believer in the Knicks’ offense. I tend to like things like ball movement. And efficiency.…

  6. Video: Jalen Rose tells of the time he sprained Kobe’s ankle. And Karma.

    Sep 18, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Jalen Rose

     Instant Karma’s gonna get you Gonna knock you off your feet —John Lennon This is the kind of thing Grantland does so well, getting guys to tell fantastic stories that they might not have been comfortable doing before. Of having fun with sports that get taken too seriously. Things like getting Jalen Rose to admit he…

  7. Derrick Rose, adidas unveil the D Rose 3

    Sep 18, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT

    RoseLookBook-FINAL7

    Derrick Rose is the biggest name on the adidas basketball roster, and after the company signed the 2011 NBA MVP to an enormous, long-term endorsement deal this past February, the fact that he’s expected to miss the first half of the upcoming season due to injury was in no way going to stop the launch…

  8. Hope springs eternal in New Orleans, ticket sales way up

    Sep 18, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets Introduce Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers - Press Conference

    They have a new owner, a guy who won a championship with the New Orleans Saints (we’ll just overlook all those “’Aints” years). They have the No. 1 overall pick and potential franchise player in Anthony Davis, plus another rookie with potential in Austin Rivers. They have a very good and often overlooked shooting guard…

  9. NBA Season Preview: New York Knicks

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

    Knicks' Anthony celebrates after a three point shot late in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' win in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series against the Heat in New York

    This week begins PBT’s team-by-team season preview, going through all 30 squads. We are starting in the deep Atlantic Division that could well send four teams to the playoffs, and we will move West from there. Next up, your New York Knicks. Last season: Good God, where to begin. Uh, they beat Boston in their first…

  10. Report: Jazz still interested in bringing Josh Howard back

    Sep 18, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jazz forward Howard tries to get position on Spurs forward Leonard during their NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Texas

    The Utah Jazz have a lot of youth on the wing, but they still want to add one veteran to the mix to balance it out. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Jazz have interest in bringing back Josh Howard for another season (even though he is looking around and worked out for the…

  11. Another report Kobe loves LA’s Princeton offense. So what?

    Sep 18, 2012, 11:27 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    There is a legitimate question about Kobe Bryant and the Princeton offense. But that question is not “will he grasp it?” Laker.com and Lakers broadcast sideline reporter (plus friend of this blog) Mike Trudell tweeted this out Monday. Kobe Bryant has already had a few meetings w/Brown & Jordan about the Princeton. Jordan said he’d…

  12. Hawks waive Jordan Williams, expect some team to grab him

    Sep 18, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New Jersey Nets

    You can add one new name to the list of available power forward free agents, one that will quickly move to the top of the board for a lot of teams. The Atlanta Hawks waived Jordan Williams, the second-year player out of Maryland. Williams had been with the Nets last season but was traded to…

  13. Video: Ricky Rubio talks recovery from knee surgery

    Sep 18, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shoots a free throw during their NBA game against Los Angeles Clippers

    It’s not the flashy adidas-sponsored Derrick Rose recovery videos, but it matters just as much to Timberwolves fans — this is the second video chronicling Ricky Rubio‘s recovery from a torn ACL and the surgery that followed. The video confirms other reports that Rubio is on or ahead of track on his comeback, but you…

  14. Report: Knicks, Celtics like Kenyon Martin, but money is issue

    Sep 18, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT

    Kenyon Martin

    The Knicks are still looking to add one more backup power forward to the roster, and a lot of Knicks fans look out at the rather barren landscape of available free agents and see Kenyon Martin as the best option. He probably is. And the Knicks fans are not alone in seeing it. But this…

  15. Video: Iman Shumpert reading poetry at NYC club

    Sep 18, 2012, 8:48 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v New Jersey Nets

    I post this not as someone mocking the Knicks’ Iman Shumpert for writing poetry, but rather because this is good, raw, emotional stuff. Shumpert’s aunt died of cancer and this was an open letter to her. It is heartfelt, it is powerful. Just remember this next time you want to paint NBA players as two-dimensional…

  16. Report: Pietrus has three NBA, one overseas teams after him

    Sep 18, 2012, 8:16 AM EDT

    Mickael Pietrus

    With training camps set to open in a couple weeks, we’re starting to see a little movement on the veteran players still out there unsigned right now. First Matt Barnes then Josh Harrellson got signed by teams. Now comes the report that Mickael Pietrus is in demand, via Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com. According to a…

  17. Magic fan sues team over marketing campaign using her likeness

    Sep 18, 2012, 3:22 AM EDT

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    Right now if you were in Orlando you would be complaining about the humidity and rain all week, and you’d see a marketing campaign for the Magic that is everywhere — a photo of a young woman wearing a Dwight Howard jersey cheering. You would see her on busses. On street signs. Everywhere she is…

  18. Griffin “excited” about Clippers, says Lakers good on paper

    Sep 17, 2012, 11:21 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v San Antonio Spurs - Game Two

    There was a point at the start of the summer, way back in June, when you could picture the Clippers being better than the Lakers this season. The Lakers were what they were, the Clippers had young pieces like Blake Griffin that should be improving. Then Steve Nash and Dwight Howard happened. And now in…

  19. Monday And-1 links: Anderson Varejao and other camp notes

    Sep 17, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

    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 Stanford loves beating USC. • MaShon Brooks keeps talking about being Sixth Man…

  20. Report: Adam Morrison gets training camp invite to Portland

    Sep 17, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    adam morrison

    Is Adam Morrison on his way back to the NBA? It is not a sure thing, but he is on his way back to an NBA training camp apparently. The Portland Trail Blazers extended the former No. 3 overall pick of the Bobcats and poster child for the word bust an invitation to training camp,…

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