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  1. The Extra Pass: Why D’Antoni is the right man for the job; plus Sunday’s recaps

    Jan 6, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni and Dwight Howard react on the sidelines as the Lakers trail the Los Angeles Clippers, and after Howard fouled out of the game, during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    You may consider this curious timing to take up for Mike D’Antoni, considering his Lakers just gave up 137 points at home to a Denver Nuggets team that can best be described as “meh.” Believe it or not, though, pulling the wool over your eyes isn’t my intention here. Let’s be truthful: D’Antoni’s teams really…

  2. Report: Suns to sign Leandro Barbosa to 10-day contract

    Jan 5, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    BARBOSA_LEANDRO

    Leandro Barbosa played seven seasons for the Phoenix Suns, and was a member of the 2010 team that finished the season two games away from making it to the NBA Finals. Barbosa has bounced around since then, playing for the Raptors, Pacers and Celtics over the past three seasons. The recent injury to Eric Bledsoe,…

  3. Report: Celtics trading Courtney Lee to Grizzlies for Jerryd Bayless

    Jan 5, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    Despite the Celtics getting out to a better than expected start to the season, they’re still a team in a full-fledged rebuilding mode, which we’re reminded of by the news of the team’s latest trade. Marc Stein of ESPN.com has the details: Boston Celtics, I’m told, are in advanced discussions on a trade to acquire…

  4. Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson leaves on a stretcher in Boston (VIDEO)

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT

    Ryan Anderson

    Scary moment in Boston on Friday, when the Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson was carted off the floor on a stretcher after a collision with Gerald Wallace of the Celtics. Anderson appeared to be talkative and moving all limbs throughout the process, and gave a thumbs up as he left the floor which we hope is a…

  5. Rondo says he ‘might pop up and just play’ in D-League before returning to Celtics

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo heading to the D-League to get some work in was an idea that was made public a few days ago by Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. The D-League has historically been used as a player development tool more than a place for players to find their way back from injury, and it would…

  6. The Extra Pass: Seven young players to watch in 2014

    Jan 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Cleveland Cavaliers

    One of the best parts of the NBA is watching the young talent emerge, some guys you expected to be good but others that came out of left field. Along those lines, here are seven players to watch as they start to break out and find their way in their first couple NBA seasons. Anthony…

  7. Keith Bogans frustrated by lack of playing time this season with Celtics

    Jan 2, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

    Keith Bogan

    Keith Bogans may not be a household name in the NBA, but in recent years he’s become a serviceable veteran that a team could trust on the floor for around 19 minutes per contest. Bogans appeared in 74 games for the Nets a season ago, and started in 23 of them. He was included in…

  8. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Even without Westbrook Thunder take top spot

    Dec 30, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder

    It’s legitimate to question how well Oklahoma City will fair in the roughly 27 games they will play without Russell Westbrook, but so far so good and that slides the to the top of the last power rankings of 2013. 1. Thunder (25-5, Last Week No. 2). They won all their games last week, but…

  9. Rajon Rondo could eventually head to D-League for some rehab

    Dec 30, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo is working his way back from his torn ACL and while he is working out it could well be a month before we see him step on an NBA court. But we might see him on a D-League court sooner. It what would be a rare move, the Celtics are considering sending Rondo…

  10. Boston’s Kris Humphries almost takes shot at own hoop (VIDEO)

    Dec 30, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Boston Celtics

    Almost Kris Humphries. Almost. In the first quarter of the Cavaliers/Celtics game Sunday there was a jump ball on the Cleveland end of the court. Boston won the tip to Humphries and while everyone else went back up the court he spun and was about to shoot… then caught himself. Barely. That would have been…

  11. Jeff Green gets the layup to go after six bounces on the rim (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

    The Celtics held on to beat the Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon, and getting the news before tip-off that they wouldn’t have to deal with Andrew Bynum due to being suspended indefinitely by his team was only the first bit of the day’s good fortune that they were going to receive. These favorable bounces on the…

  12. LeBron James strains groin, questionable for Saturday vs. Portland

    Dec 28, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Sacramento Kings

    If you were looking forward to a full strength Miami Heat team taking on the Trail Blazers Saturday, you may be disappointed. LeBron James strained his groin in the second quarter of the Heat’s loss to the Kings Friday night and is questionable for the anticipated Saturday showdown, so reports Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report.…

  13. Report: Owner Dolan told Knicks no trades, no coaching changes coming

    Dec 27, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v New York Knicks

    There are a lot of Knicks fans hoping this is the vote of confidence coaches seem to get just before they get canned. But in what appears to be an attempt to get Knicks players to stop looking over their shoulder, owner James Dolan told his team Thursday no changes are coming, reports Marc Stein…

  14. Report: Knicks plan is to have Rondo force trade to play with them

    Dec 26, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Boston Celtics

    The Knicks need to rebuild. You can throw blame at Mike Woodson all you want, and he deserves some, but the Knicks roster construction is flawed. They went heavy with an older roster last season and drained a lot of three balls on their way to 54-wins and the second round of the playoffs, but…

  15. Latest NBA All-Star balloting released; LeBron, Durant leading vote getters

    Dec 26, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Game 2013

    We warned you this would be the case — there are not many changes in the All-Star Game fan voting as we move through the process. Who you vote for early tends to be who you vote for late. The fans choose the starters for the annual exhibition game and as of Thursday when the…

  16. For your Christmas viewing: Top 10 crossover moves of 2013

    Dec 25, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    We figured it was time to test out the video capabilities of the new iPad Santa just brought you this morning, so here you go. Before you jump on me in the comments: 1) I know that several of these are not crossover moves. 2) I didn’t put together this compilation, the fine folks at…

  17. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Santa brings presents to Blazers, Thunder; lumps of coal to Atlantic

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Oklahoma City almost took over the top spot in the rankings, until they laid an egg Sunday night. The Blazers hold on for another week, but they didn’t look elite last week even in their wins and this week sees a few big tests.   1. Trail Blazers (23-5, Last Week No. 1). If the…

  18. Rajon Rondo predicts late January, early February return

    Dec 23, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Vs. Boston Celtics At TD Garden

    Rajon Rondo is back on the practice court with his Boston Celtics, but he’s still a ways away from a return. Rondo spoke to the media after the Celtics were routed by the Indiana Pacers Sunday and for the first time gave a vague timeline for his return, reports A. Sherrod Blakely at CSNNE.com. “My…

  19. Sunday night NBA grades: Kevin Love makes his All-Star statement against Griffin

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Clippers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while reading about how Charles Dickens’ classic “Christmas Carroll” almost didn’t get published… Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Love is not going to own up to it, but this came off as a “are all of you really voting for Blake Griffin as an All-Star…

  20. Lance Stephenson cross-over drops Courtney Lee to floor (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics  v Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers’ Lance Stephenson has a lot of moves and he broke them all out on Courtney Lee. First a stop-and-start, then a little spin move — then a crossover that literally drops Boston’s Courtney Lee to the ground. Stephenson finished the game with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

  21. Chicago columnist hammers Derrick Rose as no longer humble star

    Dec 19, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards - NBA Global Games Rio 2013

    Derrick Rose is loyal. Don’t believe me? Remember when he said he wanted to roll with with Keith Bogans as his two guard rather than recruit other guys to shake up the roster? It’s just who he is. Then came the report out of the New York Daily News (not a local source) that Rose…

  22. Reports: Houston Rockets pull out of Asik trade talks, will keep him for now

    Dec 19, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    Omer Asik may not like it, but he’s staying a Rocket for now. Probably. After weeks of talks — not to mention media and fan speculation — Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey has looked at the trade market for Asik and decided it’s not good enough. The Rockets have pulled out of all Asik trade talks…

  23. LeBron, Kobe top NBA jersey sales list during holidays

    Dec 19, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

    Heat Media Day Basketball

    He’s the reigning NBA MVP, won the last two NBA titles, earned the last two the Finals MVPs… And not surprisingly, LeBron James sells a lot of jerseys. The NBA released the top selling jerseys from the start of this season (October through December this year), which includes the holiday buying rush, and not surprisingly…

  24. WATCH: Jared Sullinger with ridiculous tip-in at end of quarter

    Dec 19, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics Jared Sullinger reacts as he loses control of the ball against the Miami Heat in the first half of their NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston

    After this play, you just thought it was the Celtics’ night. Turns out not so much (the Pistons came back to win). Still, this was a fantastic execution by the Celtics. With o.2 seconds left on the clock the only way to score was a tip in, and Jared Sullinger rolls to the basket (without…

  25. The Extra Pass: Golden State’s Elevator Screen plus Wednesday’s recaps

    Dec 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs - Game Two

    The Signature Series takes a look at a play that’s largely unique to one team. Here’s Golden State’s Elevator screen play: The “Elevator” screen is one of the most aesthetically pleasing plays you’ll see in the league, particularly when it’s run by Golden State. That’s in large part because any possession that ends in a…

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