Apr 16, 2014, 11:09 AM EST
Duo leaves Michigan after their sophomore years
Apr 14, 2014, 2:14 PM EST
Spurs close out the season on top, but can they beat the Thunder in a playoff series? Can the Thunder get through the gauntlet in front of them to get a showdown with the Spurs?
Apr 14, 2014, 11:07 AM EST
Better adjust those goggles, because I don’t know what you see
Apr 12, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
Jeff Teague is not nice.
Apr 10, 2014, 7:16 PM EST
Rajon Rondo received a warning for his flop against the Hawks, which might have been the worst we’ve seen all season.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:31 PM EST
USA Basketball will play exhibitions in Las Vegas, Chicago and New York in advance of the World Championships in September.
Apr 3, 2014, 2:15 PM EST
Hawks management is focused on the big picture, not getting in a spot to get swept by the Heat in the first round. But are they missing something?
Mar 31, 2014, 11:52 AM EST
Shawn Marion is one of just six players drafted in 1999 who are still in the NBA.* (That was 15 years ago, Mr. Boeheim.) *Elton Brand, Andre Miller, Jason Terry (barely), Andrei Kirilenko and Manu Ginobili are the others. It’s quite the impressive career for a player who has been so reliant on athleticism. Marion…
Mar 23, 2014, 4:00 PM EST
Atlanta has been playing with a little fire of late, ever since the hot Knicks (winners of eight in a row heading into Sunday night) put pressure on them for the final playoff spot in the East. This was the kind of loss the Hawks can’t afford if they want to make the postseason. Atlanta…
Mar 19, 2014, 2:44 AM EST
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while thinking it’s crazy that “Lost” is 10 years old… LeBron James, Miami Heat. Nobody likes it when their ex-girlfriend walks into the party looking smoking hot. LeBron pretty much did that to the Cavaliers on Tuesday night — he had 25 points in the…
Mar 18, 2014, 10:57 PM EST
Zarar Siddiqi of Raptors Republic has another angle, and I count 4.5 revolutions around the rim. That’s a tough miss – especially considering the game’s result. Toronto lost to the Hawks, 118-113, in overtime. Obviously the butterfly effect has an impact, but had Ross’ shot fallen, maybe the Raptors would have won in regulation. Instead,…
Mar 18, 2014, 2:28 AM EST
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while trying to explain how a python ate your family pet… J.J. Hickson/Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets. Let’s be clear — Denver snapped the Los Angeles Clippers 11-game win streak because the Clippers were tired and off. The back-to-back with the second game in Denver trap…
Mar 14, 2014, 8:45 AM EST
This was expected when Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford tore his pectoral muscle, he had to have surgery and was done for the season. But with the Hawks playing better than expected for rookie coach Mike Budenholzer — thanks to an All-Star year from Paul Millsap — Atlanta is going to be a playoff…
Mar 14, 2014, 3:16 AM EST
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while applying for maybe the best journalism job out there…. Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls. Don’t make Mike Dunleavy angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Dunleavy had no points in the first half before Chandler Parsons caught Dunleavy just above the eye with an…
Mar 11, 2014, 12:25 PM EST
Don’t use cotton swabs, kids.
Mar 11, 2014, 3:20 AM EST
Blake Griffin is good at basketball. Also: Kyle Korver can still shoot.
Mar 10, 2014, 10:03 PM EST
Serious charge of fun challenge?
Mar 10, 2014, 2:41 PM EST
And the first Eastern Conference team comes in at …
Mar 10, 2014, 12:13 PM EST
As a member of the Jazz, Al Jefferson once encouraged Utah fans to boo their own team. When he returned to Utah in December as a Charlotte Bobcat, Jazz fans cheered him. Now, another former Utah big man, Paul Millsap, is encouraging Jazz fans to boo him when he returns with the Atlanta Hawks. Paul…
Mar 7, 2014, 5:46 PM EST
According to every reliable source, Carmelo Anthony is going to opt out of the final year of his contract this season and look either to re-sign a five-year deal with the Knicks or move on to another team to be part of a contender. If Anthony wants to jump ship and go somewhere like oft-mentioned…
Mar 6, 2014, 3:31 AM EST
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while suing a casino for letting you bet big while drunk…. Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls. Friend of this site Coach Nick called watching Noah play “coach porn” — he plays with a high IQ, he is focused on defense, he can pass, he moves off…
Mar 6, 2014, 1:52 AM EST
Kyle Korver was 0-of-5 from three Wednesday night in an Atlanta loss to Portland. That ends his streak at a record 127 consecutive NBA games with a made three-point bucket, an NBA record. Korver passed former Celtic Dana Baros back in December to take the record away (it had been 89) and kept right on…
Mar 3, 2014, 3:43 PM EST
The PBT power rankings have returned with not a lot of change from last week — Miami, Indiana, San Antonio and Oklahoma City are the top four (in whatever order you wish) then there is a gap to the Clippers, Rockets and teams trying to knock on that door. Meanwhile the Sixers look like they…
Feb 28, 2014, 1:50 PM EST
After Al Horford went down for the season, Gustavo Ayon was one of the guys who soaked up those minutes and has played decent ball in that role. Make that had played — Ayon is done for the season after right shoulder surgery, the team announced Friday. In his last 10 games Ayon averaged 21…
Feb 26, 2014, 2:32 AM EST
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wishing you had watched the Winter Olympics in a snow fort… DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors. He is the guy the Raptors go to in the fourth and what’s different than the Rudy Gay era is how he gets his points — it’s not isolations.…
- Kevin Love benched entire fourth quarter of Cavaliers win over Magic 6
- PBT’s Top 10 NBA stories of 2014, No. 10: Anthony Davis’ breakout 16
- Rumor: Ray Allen leaning toward retirement, not return 10
- Josh Smith makes Rockets debut, throws down two-handed dunk (VIDEO) 15
- Carmelo Anthony on the Knicks: “The fans are dying, we’re dying” 20
- Rockets officially sign Josh Smith, who will play Friday night; waive Tarik Black 6
- Clippers win ‘nice, boring’ Christmas Day battle with Warriors 1
- Miami fans give LeBron warm welcome, Heat team not so much in upset win 25