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  1. What luxury tax? Nets new payroll massive because owner not concerned.

    Jul 17, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT

    Mikhail Prokhorov Introductory Press Conference

    Let’s run through the Nets starting five and their salaries for next season: Point guard Deron Williams, $17.2 million; shooting guard Joe Johnson $19.8 million; Gerald Wallace $9 million; Kris Humphries $12 million; Brook Lopez $13.7 million. That is $71.7 million, not counting incentives some players may hit. That is with a salary cap of…

  2. The Inbounds: Steve Nash, the Lakers, and the lawlessness of the point guard wilderness

    Jul 17, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    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. “How does Steve Nash help them stop Russell Westbrook or Tony Parker?’ That’s the standard reaction from skeptics to the…

  3. Jerry Stackhouse signs deal with Brooklyn Nets

    Jul 16, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

    Jerry Stackhouse

    Jerry Stackhouse is going to get paid to be in the NBA for another season. At age 38. For an 18th NBA season. After seeing limited minutes for the Hawks last season and appearing in 95 games total the past four years. But he’s inked a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, he himself tweeted. Officially…

  4. The Inbounds: The new Brooklyn Empire and the Crown of Relevance

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets logo

    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. Sometime last Wednesday, after yet another round on Twitter battling the Brooklyn faithful (and they are a faithful lot for…

  5. Joe Johnson says the Nets are ‘definitely’ better than the Knicks. Here we go.

    Jul 14, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Joe Johnson

    Let the Battle for the Basketball Boroughs commence. We’re headed for a new rivalry, as the Nets and Knicks face off for the soul of hoops in Gotham, and the Nets have no plans to enter the arena humbly nor quietly. At a pep rally in Brooklyn introducing Joe Johnson, Johnson told reporters that the…

  6. After everything, Kris Humphries likely ends up with Brooklyn

    Jul 14, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

    Kris Humphries

    He might have gone to Orlando. Then there were talks with Cleveland to facilitate a bigger trade with Orlando. Charlotte reached out and wanted to talk deal. But after a pretty crazy couple of weeks, it looks like Kris Humphries will be back with the Nets next season, reports Howard Beck of the New York…

  7. Report: Bulls trade Kyle Korver to Hawks

    Jul 13, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    Kyle Korver is taking his three-point shooting down south. Korver has been traded by the Chicago Bulls to the Atlanta Hawks, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. And it’s not exactly a straight swap, it involves the Timberwolves and could involve Chicago getting Kirk Hinrich back in a sign-and-trade. The Korver trade to Atlanta…

  8. Team USA experiments its way to blowout 113-59 win

    Jul 13, 2012, 1:01 AM EDT

    United States v Dominican Republic - Men's Exhibition Game

    LAS VEGAS — Exhibition games should be about experimentation, about learning things to help you later. Unfortunately, you can’t learn too much from Team USA’s 113-59 throttling of the Dominican Republic in Las Vegas We learned that teams are going to struggle with the athletes and pressure defense Team USA can bring. We learned that…

  9. Winderman: Max contracts and amnesty, have the owners learned anything?

    Jul 12, 2012, 7:26 PM EDT

    Brook Lopez

    With Elton Brand about to come off the market and Luis Scola about to go on the market, we’re reminded of why there is an NBA amnesty process in the first place: because of large-scale contracts that were shortsighted. And then we have Brook Lopez, Roy Hibbert and Eric Gordon getting maximum-scale offers this summer…

  10. Team USA ready to begin track meet to London against Dominican Republic

    Jul 12, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

    US Roster Basketball

    LAS VEGAS — Any good coach plays to the strengths of the guys on his roster. And Mike Krzyzewski is a very good coach. He looks at a roster of elite players entering their peak, a roster deep with great athletes no other team in the world could match. He and assistant coach Mike D’Antoni…

  11. Welcome to NBA signing day tracker: Griffin, Nash, more ink deals

    Jul 11, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin arrives for a news conference announcing the players selected for the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team in Las Vegas

    It’s official, Steve Nash is a Los Angeles Laker. And Blake Griffin is a very rich Clipper. All the deals that have been reported in the past 10 days — such as Deron Williams re-signing with the Nets — go from “agreement reached” to “pen on paper” today. The league has a 10-day moratorium on…

  12. It’s official: Deron Williams signs with Nets, is very rich

    Jul 11, 2012, 7:45 AM EDT

    Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    Deron Williams will say this wasn’t about the money, and to a degree that is true — he would have made a lot of money wherever he chose to play. So really, him deciding to stay with the Brooklyn Nets was about the franchise and where he wanted to play. But it is still a…

  13. Dwight Howard latest: Three-team deal with Bynum to Rockets in play

    Jul 10, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have not been able to swing a Dwight Howard for Andrew Bynum deal. The Rockets have not been able to convince Orlando to trade them Howard for picks and a few players. So, how about a three way deal. It’s being discussed, reports Eric Pincus at Hoopsworld (and confirmed by Marc Stein at…

  14. Report: Lou Williams reaches agreement with Atlanta Hawks

    Jul 10, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Three

    Joe Johnson and his points are gone, headed to Brooklyn. Jamal Crawford has been gone for a while as the gunner off the bench for the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks need some buckets from the perimeter. Enter Lou Williams. Williams, the 76ers leading scorer last season despite coming off the bench, has reached an agreement…

  15. Dwight Howard trade talks stall with Cleveland out as third team

    Jul 10, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    If Dwight Howard is going to be a Brooklyn Net anytime soon, either Magic and Nets are going to have to find another team to facilitate this or they are going to have to figure out a two-team trade. Something they have been unable to do for a year. Talks are still going on to…

  16. Hawks meet with Anthony Randolph as Ferry keeps bargain hunting

    Jul 9, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Randolph_Anthony

    Anthony Randolph had himself a nice little season last year. After years of being the do-it-all forward who couldn’t do anything, he landed in Minnesota and showed some genuine talent and the ability to legitimately play the 4, something which had eluded him for years in Golden State. With Minnesota, he finally made some progress,…

  17. Details of potential Dwight Howard trade leaking. Magic get Lopez, picks.

    Jul 9, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    UPDATE 4:54 pm: The Clippers may be the fourth team in the deal, reports both Ken Berger at CBSSports.com and Chad Ford at ESPN. The Clippers would send a first round pick to the Nets for MarShon Brooks, then the Nets would ship that pick to the Magic as part of the deal. This appears…

  18. 50 Observations about NBA Free Agency

    Jul 9, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    From time to time, I drop random observations because it’s too long for a tweet and too short for a full post. Also because it allows me to crack jokes, which is really the reason I’m here. That and the money. Mostly the money. Anyway, it’s been a crazy week of free agency. Here are…

  19. Russia, Lithuania, Nigeria round out Olympic basketball tournament

    Jul 9, 2012, 2:24 AM EDT

    Ike Diogu of Nigeria celebrates after de

    Finally, the Olympic basketball tournament field is set. Nigeria — led by 25 points on 14 shots plus 10 boards Ike Diogu (he formerly of the Spurs, Clippers, Pacers, Kings, Blazers and Warriors) — earned the final spot in the tournament by knocking off the Dominican Republic in a third-place game in the Olympic Qualifying…

  20. Dwight Howard trade rumors heating up; maybe to Nets in three-team deal

    Jul 8, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    The Magic nearing a deal to ship out Ryan Anderson signals one thing — they are entering rebuilding mode, no joke, no holdovers. Which means Dwight Howard rumors are picking up steam, fast. How much steam depends on who you ask — some sources sugest the deal could be done as soon as Monday, but there…

  21. Kirk Hinrich agrees to deal with Chicago Bulls

    Jul 8, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    Back where his career began. You love homecoming stories. Unless you’re one of the fans who turned on him, then you probably hate it. But still! Kirk Hinrich is headed back to the Bulls, via the Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson: Hinrich, who spent his first seven seasons with the Bulls, is expected to sign a…

  22. Last chance Olympic Qualifying tournament down to eight teams

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

    Al Horford of the Dominican Republic (L)

    The group stage is over. Now things get serious. The last chance Olympic Qualifying Tournament is down to the final eight teams and the knockout tournament stage. Jordan, Venezuela, Korea and New Zealand are done. Eight teams remain, three spots in the Olympics are up for grabs, and it’s a single elimination tournament to get…

  23. Thursday And-1 links: Maybe Indy will not match Hibbert offer

    Jul 5, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT

    Roy Hibbert, Tim Duncan

    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. • I have said I expect the Indiana Pacers to match the max-offer (four…

  24. Nets push Teletović to take mini mid-level so Howard, other doors open up

    Jul 5, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

    brooklyn-nets-logo-0

    The Nets like to make things hard on themselves. But they apparently have just cleared one more hurdle to making the very difficult trade to bring Dwight Howard to Brooklyn a little more possible. They may have reached a deal to get Mirza Teletović to take a smaller offer than they verbally agreed to, which…

  25. The Inbounds: Deron Williams and the meaning of Brooklyn cool

    Jul 4, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Deron Williams

    Let’s start here: Deron Williams did not decide to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets because it was his best chance to win an NBA title. And that’s OK. Williams made a lot of comments about how winning a title would dictate his decision. But the mere fact that he limited his options to Brooklyn and…

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