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  1. Hawks not planning to trade Josh Smith… not yet, anyway

    Jun 29, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Hawks forward Smith reacts after a shot in the first half during their game against the Celtics in Game One of their NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs basketball game in Atlanta

    Josh Smith was a name you kept hearing pop up in trade rumors running up to the draft. Which made sense. New general manager Danny Ferry has orders to shake things up, to make changes, and moving Smith could bring you back something of value — a lot of picks, maybe a good player and…

  2. NBA Draft: PBT’s pick-by-pick Draft tracker

    Jun 28, 2012, 11:11 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Locate the refresh button on your browser now, because this is where you are going to want to be for the entire 2012 NBA Draft. Every pick will be discussed here, from Anthony Davis at No. 1 to the next Isaiah Thomas at No. 60 (last year’s final pick who turned out to end the…

  3. Report: Rockets talking to Kings about No. 5 pick… unless Robinson is there

    Jun 28, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Sacramento’s No. 5 overall pick has been in play since pretty much the night of the draft lottery. The Houston Rockets have spent the last few days making smaller moves and working hard to get high up in the draft — either to draft Andre Drummond or to turn that high pick into a player…

  4. Report: Lakers talking Gasol for Josh Smith, testing trade waters

    Jun 27, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT

    Pau Gasol Josh Smith

    We said it before, the Lakers need to make a move if they want to get past the second round next year. And while no move seems imminent, the Lakers are testing all kinds of trade scenarios out there, according to multiple reports. Maybe the most interesting is with the Hawks, via the twitter of…

  5. Rockets trade 14 pick, Dalembert to Bucks for 12 pick, parts

    Jun 27, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert

    The Houston Rockets keep making moves and trading up the draft board, and you know they are aiming for something bigger. And the Milwaukee Bucks helped them out with a trade I don’t really get for them. The unstoppable force that is Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports broke the trade on twitter and it goes…

  6. Rockets, Blazers could emerge from draft much improved

    Jun 26, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

    Daryl Morey

    Five years from now, we may remember this as the New Orleans Hornets draft. It’s the one where they landed Anthony Davis and set the franchise on a path to contention. But there are other teams that could be making bold moves to become contenders. Specifically, Houston and Portland could come out of Thursday night…

  7. Rockets trade Budinger to Timberwolves for No. 18 pick

    Jun 26, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Houston Rockets have added another pick to their stockpile as they try to parlay those picks into another move up the NBA draft board — and ultimately to make a run at getting Dwight Howard out of Orlando. The Minnesota Timberwolves have added a very athletic forward that can give them some good minutes…

  8. Danny Ferry takes offer, is new Atlanta Hawks GM

    Jun 25, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT

    Danny Ferry

    The report came a little out of left field Sunday night but now it is appears to be more than just a rumor. Danny Ferry has accepted the offer to become the new Atlanta Hawks general manager, the team announced on its Web site Monday. Ferry will replace long-time GM Rick Sund, who stays on…

  9. Draft-day trades are coming, which ones are most likely?

    Jun 25, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    More than any year in recent memory, it feels like we are going to see a lot of trades, a lot of moves in the days, hours and minutes leading up to the draft. While the consensus may be this a deep draft, some teams are willing to move to out while other teams are…

  10. Report: Hawks offer GM job to Ferry… but they have one?

    Jun 25, 2012, 1:49 AM EDT

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    The Atlanta Hawks have a general manager in Rick Sund… but they are offering the job to someone else. Specifically, they are offering it to Danny Ferry, the current Spurs assistant and former GM in Cleveland during the LeBron years. The deal is close, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Atlanta Hawks have…

  11. All sorts of buzz Charlotte willing to trade No. 2 pick. Good luck finding value.

    Jun 16, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Nothing in the draft is ever a lock, but some guys are pretty close to it. Anthony Davis is one of those guys, he’s a franchise cornerstone and New Orleans gets him. Charlotte is next on the clock and… you can have that pick if you want it. There is all sorts of buzz the…

  12. Calipari says Charlie Villanueva too fat for Dominican national team

    Jun 13, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT

    Charlie Villanueva

    And so the decline of Charlie Villanueva continues… The Dominican Republic has a chance to make the London Olympics this summer, they are in the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament for teams that just missed out qualifying last year. Get a top 3 finish and they can pack their bags for London. John Calipari — last seen…

  13. Jordan Crawford keeps his basketball shoes in the refrigerator

    Jun 7, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

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    NBA players collect shoes. Not everybody goes Joe Johnson on it, but these are basketball fans who have money and the hookups to get whatever shoes they want. They don’t pay for most of them. They go nuts. Wizards’ guard Jordan Crawford keeps his in the fridge. At least if you think the photo he…

  14. Report: Golden State thinking small forward and Jason Kidd

    Jun 6, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

    Mavericks guard Kidd watches from the bench against the Spurs  during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    One half of the report out of the San Francisco Chronicle makes a lot of sense — Golden State needs an upgrade at the three spot and they have a lot of assets heading into the draft to make a move. But the second half of this makes no sense to me. The San Francisco…

  15. Report: Warriors targeting Iguodala, Gay, Granger, unicorns, hippogriffs

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Warriors logo

    The Warriors at this point might as well put up a big neon sign outside their offices that read “TRADE MARKET FLEA SALE TODAY!” Ever since they went into tank mode, they have made it known that their players are available for trade and that they want a small forward in return. And by landing…

  16. The Hawks are not talking extension with Josh Smith, for some reason

    May 26, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Hawks forward Smith reacts after a shot in the first half during their game against the Celtics in Game One of their NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs basketball game in Atlanta

    Trying to figure out the Hawks’ approach to Josh Smith is a trick. They don’t regularly campaign for Smith for the All-Star teams and have never made a fuss when he’s not selected despite it routinely being pretty terrible. They wouldn’t give him a big deal when he was a restricted free agent in 2008,…

  17. Kevin Durant, LeBron James head All-NBA Teams

    May 24, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    Here’s the problem with nitpicking the All-NBA teams — there are no bad players on any of the first three. You can argue if you want (and as I would) that LaMarcus Aldridge deserves a spot on the third team more than Carmelo Anthony or Dirk Nowitzki, but that doesn’t make the guys on the…

  18. LeBron, Ibaka lead NBA All-Defensive team voting

    May 23, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    Few things can be counted on for a consistent laugh like the NBA All-Defensive team voting. It is always a laugh. This year it didn’t disappoint — somebody voted for Carlos Boozer. Yes, that Carlos Boozer. For his defense. But no complaint about the top vote getter, LeBron James. He was a defensive force this…

  19. Larry Drew to return as Atlanta Hawks coach

    May 18, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Denver Nuggets

    It was one of the first questions for the Atlanta Hawks — what to do about GM Rick Sund and coach Larry Drew? Sund’s deal is up and Drew has a team option for next season. Looks like Drew will be back, tweets Sekou Smith of NBA.com. Hawks head coach Larry Drew has had third-year…

  20. One way or another, it will be summer of change for Hawks

    May 16, 2012, 9:04 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith reacts during the final moments of the fourth quarter of Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    Few teams are going to have a more interesting off-season than the Atlanta Hawks. From the general manager whose contract is up to the coach with an option hanging out there — not to mention the Josh Smith trade request — there are nothing but questions in Atlanta this summer. In theory they could look…

  21. Pacers coach Frank Vogel fined for planting seed in refs’ heads

    May 12, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel complains to an official during the second quarter of Game 1 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoffs against the Orlando Magic in Indianapolis

    There will be no working the referees through the media before the series starts. That is what the NBA essentially said when it came down Saturday with a $15,000 fine for Pacers coach Frank Vogel less than a day before his team opens the second round against the Heat. Vogel started trying to plant a…

  22. NBA admits blown call at end of Hawks loss to Celtics

    May 11, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett celebrates after regaining posession of the ball in front of Atlanta Hawks Al Horford during the second half of Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series in Boston

    Sorry Hawks fans, this sucks. And there is no recourse. The NBA has admitted referees blew call in the final seconds Thursday that could have changed the outcome of the Hawks Game 6 loss to Boston that eliminated them. If you were watching the TNT broadcast you heard the announcing crew confused by the call…

  23. Friday And-1 links: Report Ricky Rubio signs deal with Adidas

    May 11, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    ricky-rubio-rising-stars-challenge

    Here is our daily 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. • There is a report that Ricky Rubio has signed a shoe deal with…

  24. Garnett, Garden ghosts lift Celtics past Hawks into second round

    May 11, 2012, 12:08 AM EDT

    Kevin Garnett

    Pretty? Who cares about pretty? Survive and advance. Game 6 Thursday night was the kind of scrappy, weird game that the Celtics just always seem to win at home. The kind of game where the ghosts of Celtics teams past that haunt the Garden seem to help them. The kind of games where it takes…

  25. Three Game 6s, who is going on to Game 7?

    May 10, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Boston Celtics - Game Four

    Game 6 — it means somebody will be punching their ticket to the next round, but others are headed to a win-or-go-home Game 7. We’ve got three Game 6s tonight, a couple we didn’t expect to see. Who is going to push it to a Game 7? Here is a look at each of the…

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