Dec 24, 2014, 10:00 AM EST
Orlando’s fourth-year players have All-Star cases. Yes, really.
Oct 28, 2014, 6:40 PM EST
Pistons big man the best player to ever accept qualifying offer
Oct 28, 2014, 11:40 AM EST
All eyes on Anthony Davis.
Oct 28, 2014, 9:45 AM EST
Cavaliers’ second- and third-best players have yet to reach postseason, which will change with LeBron around
Oct 6, 2014, 12:11 PM EST
Will he return in time for Orlando’s regular-season opener?
Oct 2, 2014, 10:20 AM EST
It’s another year about development.
Sep 15, 2014, 2:04 PM EST
Harris unsure whether Orlando will let him hit restricted free agency
Jul 29, 2014, 8:50 PM EST
Orlando reportedly plans to send former Pistons point guard to D-League
Jul 28, 2014, 8:00 AM EST
After all the players shifts this summer, the top three teams in the power rankings remain unchanged from the last one lst year.
Jul 24, 2014, 1:48 PM EST
Just first season will be guaranteed
Jul 16, 2014, 8:30 PM EST
Second season unguaranteed
Jul 2, 2014, 1:49 PM EST
Why the Magic gave a guy who should get a one-year minimum deal this much money is a mystery.
Mar 10, 2014, 8:00 AM EST
The fewer the minutes for a team’s best players, the more likely teams are to be tanking and vice versa. Except in Detroit.
Mar 5, 2014, 11:07 AM EST
Joe Dumars might not be replaced by Isiah Thomas, but it still seems unlikely Dumars will return next season as the Detroit Pistons’ general manager. Dumars is in the final season of his contract. Ownership superseded him to fire his chosen head coach. And he didn’t make a move at the trade deadline. All signs…
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…
Mar 2, 2014, 3:30 PM EST
A year ago, the Charlotte Bobcats tried to trade Ben Gordon – and apparently couldn’t. A week ago, they tried to buy out Gordon – and apparently couldn’t. But they could waive him. Bobcats news release: Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has requested waivers on guard Ben…
Feb 21, 2014, 3:09 PM EST
This should not come as a surprise. The Charlotte Bobcats are in talks to buyout the $13.2 million contract of Ben Gordon, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Yes, you read that right, Gordon is making north of $13 million this season — more than Stephen Curry or Tony Parker or a host of other…
Feb 20, 2014, 3:00 PM EST
It’s the one day on the NBA calendar you know is going to be like a roller coaster — rumors are going to fly, deals are going to appear close then fall apart, complete fabrications will fascinate a fan base who will then blame a GM for not making them reality, and in the end…
Feb 20, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
Two years ago, the Pistons traded Ben Gordon and a first-round pick for Corey Maggette. The players were basically irrelevant, but their contracts were key. Because Maggette’s expired a year sooner, the Pistons got cap space last summer rather than in the upcoming summer. They, of course, used it to sign Josh Smith to a…
Feb 18, 2014, 12:34 PM EST
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak is trying. He doesn’t want to lose Pau Gasol for nothing. The Lakers are talking to teams about moving Gasol at the trade deadline. However, finding a team that wants to rent a guy making $19.3 million (he is a free agent after this season) and give the Lakers anything of…
Feb 4, 2014, 4:32 PM EST
One of the most obvious trade candidates around the NBA is Evan Turner. Both a talented young player on an expiring contract and not so good and so cheap that his current team wants to keep him, Tuner would fit in a variety of potential deals. There’s only one hitch. The Philadelphia 76ers have yet…
Jan 31, 2014, 7:48 PM EST
Josh Smith is having the worst season of his career. Playing far too much small forward, a position he can handle only in select matchups, his defense has really fallen off. Though Smith defends power forwards well, his his lack of speed on the perimeter kills his ability to chase wings around screens. He’s also…
Jan 10, 2014, 9:45 AM EST
The Pistons have a big-man problem. They have three good bigs – Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond – who start but have, so far, fit poorly together. The problem isn’t a single one of them. Rather, it’s an issue of fit. When all three play: Offensive rating: 104.3 Defensive rating: 112.2 Net rating:…
Oct 2, 2013, 8:44 AM EST
Last season: Remember when the Bobcats started the season out 7-5 and we all kind of did a double take? That really happened, there was a moment where we wondered if this team wasn’t as terrible as we all thought. Then reality hit. The Bobcats went 14-56 the rest of the season. Charlotte had the…
Jul 1, 2013, 12:49 AM EST
Joe Dumars has shown he’ll strike quickly to get the players he wants, price be darned. Sometimes, that means getting Chauncey Billups. Other times, the result is Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva. Dumars appears to be going full speed ahead to get his man again. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Detroit Pistons general manager Joe…
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