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  1. Andrew Wiggins makes it official, declares for NBA Draft

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

    Towson v Kansas

    As has been expected since the day he stepped on the Kansas campus, Andrew Wiggins has declared for the NBA Draft. He is in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick.

  2. The Extra Pass: Talking “Summer Dreams” with producer of Summer League documentary

    Mar 14, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Wizards Warriors Basketball

    I’m a big fan of the NFL/HBO series “Hard Knocks,” which each year follows a team through training camp and the drama of season-ending injuries and the cut downs — guys are playing for their livelihood and there is inherent drama in that. It’s great television. But thanks to guaranteed contracts you can’t do the…

  3. Cavaliers Anthony Bennett out three weeks with knee injury

    Mar 10, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

    Mike Brown, Anthony Bennett

    As if his season hasn’t been a big enough disappointment, Cleveland’s No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett will miss at least 10 games with a knee strain.

  4. Tuesday night NBA grades: Carmelo Anthony loves playing in New Orleans

    Feb 20, 2014, 5:29 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v New Orleans Pelicans

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while worrying about our national clown shortage… Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks. New York picked up a win in New Orleans because of Carmelo Anthony (who seems to play well in that city as he had monster numbers in the All-Star Game, too). He poured…

  5. PBT Podcast: Talking trades, Andrew Bynum, coaching Detroit

    Feb 13, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Bynum Cavaliers

    With all the trade rumors now flying around the NBA, with a coaching change that still leaves a lot of questions in Detroit, one thing has clearly caught PBT readers’ attention. Andrew Bynum‘s antics right before he got let go by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio talk about Bynum…

  6. Monday night NBA grades: Time to stop shoveling dirt on Anthony Bennett

    Feb 12, 2014, 3:09 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while thinking this may be the best soccer goal celebration ever…. Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers. You don’t know how a draft pick is going to pan out for three years. You just don’t. Some guys start fast but never really develop beyond that (Tyreke Evans,…

  7. It’s official: Cleveland Cavaliers fire GM Chris Grant

    Feb 6, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: The Cleveland Cavaliers have confirmed the report, they have fired general manager Chris Grant. David Griffin, who had been an assistant to Grant, will step in as the interim GM. “This has been a very difficult period for the franchise,” Owner Dan Gilbert said in a released statement. “We have severely underperformed against…

  8. The Extra Pass: Which non-All-Stars will make an All-NBA team?

    Jan 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat

    All-Star selections have become the de facto measure of good seasons, even though they’re really only the measure of good half seasons and rely on a gerrymandered system that splits players by conference. But All-NBA teams – which evaluate a full year and aren’t split by conference – are a better metric for good seasons. In the last…

  9. Thursday night NBA grades: Goran Dragic would like the coaches to snub this

    Jan 31, 2014, 2:50 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns  v Indiana Pacers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wondering if you can get a beer delivery by drone while off in some remote spot…. Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns. Just as he was taking the court he found out he was snubbed from the All-Star Game (although smart money is he gets in…

  10. Cavaliers GM Chris Grant rips team for “lack of effort”

    Jan 30, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Cleveland Cavaliers

    I imagine Chris Grant’s seat is feeling a little warm. He’s the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that has been awash in high draft picks in recent years — including last season’s No. 1, used on Anthony Bennett — who was told by his owner publicly it’s time to start making the…

  11. Anthony Bennett took a really long time to score double-digits

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

    Anthony Bennett, Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Anthony Bennett had 15 points and eight rebounds in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday. It was a good game for Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. It was also Bennett’s first double-digit scoring game of his career. As Kurt wrote, it’s too soon to write…

  12. The Extra Pass: Should Indiana be worried about its offense? And Tuesday’s recaps.

    Jan 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — Indiana is the best team in the NBA right now — they have the best record in the league (by percentage points over Oklahoma City) and they have the best point differential in the league. The Pacers are legitimate title contenders. They have done all that in spite of their offense. The…

  13. Tuesday night NBA grades: Anthony Davis is a force of nature

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:48 AM EDT

    Anthony Davis

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while singing “If I had a hammer” in honor of Pete Seeger…. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans. He had 8 blocks in this game, giving him 15 blocks in his last two games — he is a defensive beast. He protects the rim but his…

  14. ProBasketballTalk’s mid-season awards: Durant for MVP, Carter-Williams for ROY

    Jan 27, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Charlotte Bobcats

    We are at the NBA’s mid-season — it takes that long to really start to get a line on the NBA’s award season. Guys get hot early then fade, and you can bet some guys will make a push the second half of the season (remember J.R. Smith for Sixth Man of the Year last…

  15. Tuesday And-1 Links: Family Feud fans think Shaq is second best player ever

    Jan 14, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    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. • That photo you see to the right (courtesy The Big Lead) is from…

  16. The Extra Pass: Winners, losers from Bynum/Deng trade (plus Monday’s recaps)

    Jan 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Chicago Bulls

    Winner: Luol Deng Deng is going to a team that desperately needs him. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ small forwards have a PER of 9.2 and yield a PER of 15.5 to opposing small forwards, according to 82Games.  That’s a horrific net PER of –6.3. Of the 150 positions in the NBA (five per team), only three have have…

  17. Anthony Bennett working on ignoring criticism, finding his game

    Dec 31, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers

    In a historically bad season for a No. 1 overall pick, Anthony Bennett is trying to measure his progress. Since the Andrew Bynum suspension he is getting 15 minutes a night. If you want some positives look at it this way: In his first 10 games he averaged 1.3 points a game on 13.5 percent…

  18. Report: Cavaliers testing trade market for Dion Waiters

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    Dion Waiters

    Well, that didn’t even take two seasons. Apparently the Cleveland Cavaliers are considering moving on from the Kyrie Irving/Dion Waiters backcourt of the future, and you can be sure Irving isn’t the one going out the door. Which leads us to this tweet from Chris Broussard of ESPN: Sources: Cavs shopping Dion Waiters. They've spoken…

  19. Cavaliers’ fans boo No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett. Really Cleveland?

    Nov 21, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    Anthony Bennett

    Cavaliers’ fans have a right to be frustrated. Owner Dan Gilbert pumped up this team and the fan base talking playoffs yet they are 4-8 to start the season with the second worst offense in the NBA (94.1 points per 100 possessions). They look like a lottery team. Again. They look like a team searching…

  20. The Extra Pass: Three new faces and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks

    One of the best parts about the start of any season is the chance to get familiar with the new faces in the league. Guys like Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo will get plenty of publicity, so let’s dig a little deeper and look at a few other players that are impressing in their first…

  21. No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett starts season 0-15 shooting through four games

    Nov 5, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

    Anthony Bennett, Jonas Jerebko

    It’s way, way too early to freak out about this or to use the “B” word. (“Bust.” As your mom used to say get your mind out of the gutter.) That said… Cleveland’s No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett is off to a historically rough start of his rookie season. He is 0-of-15 from the…

  22. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Rockets, T-Wolves and Sixers on top

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

    The first few weeks of the Power Rankings see crazy fluctuations — teams that aren’t really that good start off hot, teams that are good start cold, so teams bounce up and down the rankings like they are on a bungee cord the first few weeks. Eventually things find their level. But this week was…

  23. The Extra Pass Weekend Roundup: Seven storylines from Week 1 and Sunday recaps

    Nov 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    One week down, 23 more to go. Let’s look at some of the emerging storylines from the first week of the season. A Sneaky MVP Candidate Emerges There’s a real struggle to discern what’s real and what isn’t in the early part of the season, and the standings are almost a totem of sorts. If…

  24. Record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start season

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Just in case you had any doubt the NBA is a global league at the forefront of a global game… There are a record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start the season hailing from 39 countries, the league announced. That is more than 20 percent of the league. The number is up from…

  25. Revelations of Anthony Bennett having asthma come out… except we knew that before draft

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Anthony Bennett

    Anthony Bennett’s conditioning has been a concern this preseason — he has been sucking wind, which isn’t a huge surprise considering he was coming off shoulder surgery that kept in off the court from April until recently. Then on Thursday night comes a story from the Associated Press talking about how Bennett suffers from asthma…

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