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  1. Caron Butler’s final four: Bulls, Spurs, Nets, Clippers

    Dec 7, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

    Caron Butler

    For a guy on the wrong side of 30 coming off major knee surgery that caused him to miss most of a season, Caron Butler has some pretty sweet options ahead of him for this season. Butler is down to a final four, tweets Chris Broussard of ESPN. Caron Butler’s choices: SA or CHI for…

  2. Bulls, Magic among many who want Jamal Crawford

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    The Chicago Bulls need a two guard who can create his own shot to really round out their team (and take some pressure off Derrick Rose). They may be close to landing the best two guard on the market right now — Jamal Crawford. The Hawks spark plug off the bench is a free agent…

  3. Suns 2011-12 schedule leaked, no home games against Amare’s Knicks or LeBron’s Heat

    Dec 6, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Phoenix Suns

    The NBA is set to release its official 2011-12 schedule later this evening, during a program which will be broadcast on NBA TV at 7 p. m. ET. But one team’s schedule has leaked in its entirety, and it shows that plenty of fans won’t be happy with the way things shake out. The Phoenix…

  4. Report: Chicago Bulls in mix for Dwight Howard

    Dec 5, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    We told you already that the Lakers may be the front runners to land either Dwight Howard or Chris Paul, although there are plenty of obstacles and other bidders that could get in the way of that. Like the Chicago Bulls. Because who doesn’t want to play with Derrick Rose. In the same article where…

  5. Tom Thibodeau wants Bulls fans to lay off Carlos Boozer

    Dec 5, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer celebrates after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks during Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    Chicago Bulls fans were frustrated with Carlos Boozers’ performance last season and let him know about it. Utah Jazz fans stood off in the corner nodding with a “we warned you” look on their face. But Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau wants you to back off. Thibodeau did what any good coach would do and defended…

  6. Monday morning one liners: How CP3, Dwight Howard can team up

    Dec 5, 2011, 10:43 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard Chris Paul

    Our morning look around the NBA with stories that are not other posts here at PBT. What if the Hornets traded Chris Paul to the Magic? That would be interesting. The Nets are going very hard after Nene. New Orleans has made bringing back David West its top priority. The Lakers might consider Delonte West…

  7. Winderman: NBA should bring order to free agency chaos

    Dec 5, 2011, 9:11 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers

    If the NBA was smart, it would swoop collectively upon Dallas, claim the already-booked hotel space and tell Major League Baseball that, at this moment, they need winter meetings far more than any other sport. In 2010, when the NBA actually had time to conduct an orderly free-agent process, most of the league found itself…

  8. NBA Free Agency: The final chance for Vince Carter’s redemption

    Dec 4, 2011, 10:56 PM EDT

    vince-carter-suns

    At the 2000 NBA All-Star Game, Vince Carter put in one of the most prolific, maybe the single best performances in NBA history. In the 2000 summer Olympics, Vince Carter dunked over Frederic Weis in arguably the most famous posterization of all time. And in the early to mid-2000’s, Carter put together one of the…

  9. Arron Affalo is another player that good teams really want

    Dec 2, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    Arron Afflalo

    From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: It’s been a familiar refrain from a handful of front-office types during the first few days of the NBA’s gradual return to offseason normalcy: Denver’s Arron Afflalo is a popular choice when you ask execs to pinpoint the most attractive free agent outside of the big men… …Sources told ESPN.com that…

  10. Magic vs. Thunder rounds out NBA Christmas Day

    Dec 2, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

    Kevin Durant dunks

    The real question is will Dwight Howard be in a Magic uniform for the game… But we now know the fifth and final Christmas Day game will be the Orlando Magic at the Oklahoma City Thunder, the league just confirmed it via its official twitter account. Again, this game is the kind of big stars…

  11. Friday morning one liners: Where Afflalo gets some love

    Dec 2, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Arron Afflalo

    Our daily list of things you should know about that didn’t fit in our other posts. Who is the most coveted free agent not over 6’11? Arron Afflalo of the Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. He is restricted and Denver will match any reasonable offer. Brandon Rush made some tweets that would have gotten…

  12. Bulls, Clippers going hard after wing players Butler, Prince

    Dec 2, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v San Antonio Spurs, Game 3

    The Chicago Bulls need a wing player to create shots and take some scoring burden off Derrick Rose. The Los Angeles Clippers need a wing player to fill out a roster with Eric Gordon at the guard spot and Blake Griffin in the paint. Both teams have started to reach out to guys like Caron…

  13. Danny Ainge: No plans to trade Rajon Rondo

    Dec 1, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Okay Celtics fans, you can stop now with plans for your 10-team trade where the Celtics send out Rajon Rondo and get back Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard and Rudy Gay. Rajon Rondo is going to stay a Celtic, Danny Ainge said Thursday, reports A. Sherrod Blakely at CSNNE.com. Danny Ainge says he has no plans…

  14. Timberwolves priority to re-sign now thinner Kevin Love

    Dec 1, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Kevin Love Holds Press Conference In Times Square

    Say what you will about David Kahn — and trust me, we will — the man knows why he still is pulling a paycheck. And he said at his press conference Thursday that he wants to make sure Kevin Love gets an extension on his rookie deal. Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune had the…

  15. Jerry Reinsdorf says the Bulls will pay to win. We’ll see.

    Dec 1, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Four

    If you want the model of how to win without spending like Mark Cuban, you look at the Bulls. Even during the Jordan era owner Jerry Reinsdorf was a guy who won as cheaply as he could. He does not like to pay the luxury tax. Right now, the Bulls are doing that again —…

  16. Free agent Caron Butler drawing interest from power teams

    Nov 30, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

    Caron Butler

    Caron Butler is 32 years old and coming off knee surgery that forced him to miss the second half of last season and the playoffs for the Dallas Mavericks. Injured and getting old (by NBA standards) is not usually a combo that has teams clamoring for a guy. But in a sign of the market…

  17. Top priority for Chicago Bulls: Ink Rose to new deal

    Nov 30, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    Yes, the Bulls need to give some consideration to a two guard (Arron Afflalo is the perfect fit but Denver won’t let him go) and some depth up front. But those are not the biggest priority. Job No. 1 — keep Derrick Rose happy. He is the franchise cornerstone, the MVP, the guy who fills…

  18. Wednesday morning one liners: Portland loves Brandon Roy

    Nov 30, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Do not underestimate the love of the Blazers fan base for Brandon Roy, or how that could weight into plans to use the amnesty clause on him. Carlos Boozer thinks the Chicago Bulls can win an NBA title. This year. How desperate are the Knicks for a big man to take a one year deal?…

  19. Report: NBA to have five games on Christmas Day

    Nov 30, 2011, 1:49 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls

    The NBA’s season opener has apparently gotten bigger. What David Stern said would be a triple-header has now grown to be five games, according to the New York Times. The first game will be on TNT, followed by two on ABC and two on ESPN. The league will announce the details of the five-game opening…

  20. Report: Boston “open” to trading Rajon Rondo

    Nov 29, 2011, 9:34 AM EDT

    Rondo_Mavs

    We suggest before reading this report you have a shaker of salt with you. Unless you’re a Celtics fan, in which case you should have blood pressure medicine with you. But know up front we don’t totally buy this. Chris Broussard at ESPN has suggested the Celtics will listen to offers for All-Star point guard…

  21. Derrick Rose likes that there’s a “Derrick Rose rule”

    Nov 29, 2011, 2:10 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    I suppose we should have seen this coming. Derrick Rose likes having a rule in the new NBA collective bargaining agreement named after him (one that allows players in their first four years who have been named MVP or made a couple All-NBA teams to get paid more than others in the same draft). He…

  22. Are the Knicks considering Kwame Brown? Apparently.

    Nov 28, 2011, 10:14 AM EDT

    Kwame Brown

    Free agent priority No. 1 for the Knicks — maintain projected cap space for next summer so they can try to bring in one more star player (cough* Chris Paul *cough). Priority No. 2: find a big defensive minded center, but one will take a one-year deal as not to screw up priority No. 1.…

  23. New “Derrick Rose Rule” will make a few rookies rich(er)

    Nov 27, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    Players on their rookie deals remain one of the great values to owners — they get players who often can contribute a lot but at a fraction of the salary of a veteran who does the same thing. Those rookie deals remain untouched in the new collective bargaining agreement. Except for one change — if…

  24. NBA Christmas Day openers likely to see finals rematch

    Nov 26, 2011, 8:34 AM EDT

    Nowitzki LeBron James

    It’s not official yet (and may not be for a couple weeks) but we have a pretty good idea what the new NBA opening day will look like. Which is exactly what the old Christmas Day schedule looked like. That slate of games was to and most likely will start where the NBA labor talks…

  25. Report: Lamar Odom agrees to play in Turkey during lockout

    Nov 25, 2011, 1:50 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    Only Billy Hunter and David Stern can now save us from “Khloe & Lamar in Istanbul.” There may be no greater reason to resolve the lockout and get the NBA players back to work. Lakers forward Lamar Odom has reached a deal to play with Besiktas in Turkey, joining the team that already has Deron…

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