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  1. Kings sign Royce White to 10-day contract, assign him to D-League

    Mar 6, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

    Royce White

    We told you last week to expect this and now it is a reality: Royce White is now a member of the Sacramento Kings. The Kings announced Wednesday the signing of White to a 10-day contract. He was immediately assigned to the Kings D-League affiliate Reno Bighorns. White was the No. 22 pick of the…

  2. Samuel Dalembert suspended by Dallas Mavericks for oversleeping, arriving late to workout

    Jan 6, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert, Mike Dunleavy

    Samuel Dalembert overslept, keeping him from a Dallas Mavericks practice. Samuel Dalembert overslept, keeping him from a Dallas Mavericks practice. This is not a recording. The center slept too long and was late to a Mavericks workout, which caused Dallas to suspend him for its 92-80 loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday, according…

  3. Samuel Dalembert is fading from Mavericks’ rotation

    Dec 16, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

    Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, Samuel Dalembert picked up a DNP-Coaches Decision. The guy the Mavericks signed this off-season to be a rim protecting big man has already been bumped from the starting lineup back on Dec. 4 (after starting the team’s first 17 games) but now he is fading out of the rotation…

  4. Royce White optimistic he can find place in NBA

    Dec 3, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

    Royce White

    Royce White got a fresh chance with the Philadelphia 76ers this season. Or at least that’s what he hoped; it also looked a lot like a salary move by Philadelphia at the time. Still he played for the Sixers in the preseason, even took a plane flight road trip, then he was one of the…

  5. The Extra Pass: Our awards at the quarter pole, plus Monday recaps

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Miami Heat

    Believe it or not, we’re nearly at the quarter mark of the NBA season already. That means it’s time to start believing a little more in what we’ve seen so far, and maybe even time to dish out a few awards. Remember, these aren’t predictions for what will happen at the end of the season.…

  6. Samuel Dalembert benched for oversleeping and missing practice

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Samuel Dalembert, Steve Nash, Chris Kaman

    Samuel Dalembert has a knack for making good plays, even though he can be unreliable on and off the court. That’s why the Mavericks could sign him to a two-year deal that pays fewer than $4 million per season and isn’t even fully guaranteed for the second year, a huge bargain for a starting center.…

  7. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Dallas Mavericks

    Oct 23, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Last season: For the first time in his career, Dirk Nowitzki missed a chunk of the season due to major knee surgery. Dallas started 12-15 without their star German then promptly dropped 8-of-9 after his return, putting them in a deep hole. The result was the players grew “.500 beards” they let grow like they…

  8. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: San Antonio Spurs

    Oct 21, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    Last season: The Spurs finished with the second best record in the Western Conference, and blew through the playoffs with a 12-2 record (including sweeps against the Lakers in the first round and the Grizzlies in the Conference Finals) before facing the Heat in the NBA Finals. The series was one for the ages, with…

  9. Mavericks’ Brandan Wright fractures shoulder, out indefinitely

    Oct 11, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

    Brandan Wright

    Ouch. Brandan Wright was going to get some minutes in Dallas — Samuel Dalembert is penciled in as the starting center but he is out of shape and not a guy you give 30 minutes a night to anyway. After that you have Bernard James or you go small (DeJuan Blair). But Wright is out…

  10. Royce White expected to play for Sixers Friday

    Oct 10, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

    Royce White

    Call me skeptical, I want to see him out on the court, but we may see Royce White playing a little for Philadelphia this season. White could play his first game as a Sixer Friday, in a preseason game against the Celtics. At least that’s the plan, reports the Philadelphia Daily News. Originally the plan…

  11. Mark Cuban, on whether this is a rebuilding year for the Mavericks: ‘Don’t even go there.’

    Aug 24, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban

    The Mavericks were one of the teams that made a pitch to Dwight Howard in free agency, and believed that with Dirk Nowitzki in the fold and with a roster’s worth of cap space available in advance of the 2014-15 season, that they’d be able to build a championship contender around Howard in just two…

  12. DeJuan Blair, Mavericks enforcer? It’s what Carlisle wants

    Aug 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    DeJuan Blair

    Rick Carlisle wants the Dallas Mavericks to be tougher this season. The man for the job is… DeJuan Blair? Coach Rick Carlisle says so, speaking at Blair’s introductory press conference, as reported by ESPNDallas.com. “DeJuan was a really important acquisition for us because Elton Brand didn’t return,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. “We need that…

  13. DeJuan Blair says reason Spurs didn’t win Finals is he didn’t play enough

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

    DeJuan Blair, Gregg Popovich

    Not everybody loves Gregg Popovich. Meet DeJuan Blair. You might remember him as the big man without ACLs who played pretty well for the Spurs — he started all but four games two seasons ago and averaged 9.5 points a game. However, he fell out of the rotation last season as Popovich went with the…

  14. DeJuan Blair officially signs deal with the Mavericks

    Aug 7, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

    Image (1) dblair-thumb-250x375-17554.jpg for post 3519

    DeJuan Blair finished his fourth season with the Spurs as a restricted free agent, but after falling out of the rotation in San Antonio and with the Spurs not looking to match any offers he may have received, Blair might has well have been unrestricted this summer. The offers weren’t exactly pouring in, despite Blair’s…

  15. Report: Knicks in talks with reserve big man Ivan Johnson

    Aug 2, 2013, 8:48 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    The Knicks are trying to round out the end of their roster, the guys who will rarely get off the bench but can provide a little something when they do. We told you they are in talks with Jannero Pargo, a point guard who has bounced around but never stuck in the league. Now comes…

  16. Thursday And-1 links: Derrick Rose’s first game may be Oct. 5 vs. Pacers

    Aug 1, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose celebrates after teammate Luol Deng was fouled while shooting by Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    Here is our regular 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 I love bullet points more than I love a good Phó (and I do love a good Phó)…. • When…

  17. DeJuan Blair reaches deal to join Dallas Mavericks

    Jul 30, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    Johan Petro, DeJuan Blair

    UPDATE 12:40 pm: DeJuan Blair himself has made it official. Dallas!!!!! Now lets have some fun!!!!— DeJuan Blair (@DeJuan45) July 30, 2013 This is a good pickup by Dallas. They got him at the NBA veteran’s minimum (that’s all they could really offer) and at that price Blair is a value. He can rebuound, score…

  18. DeJuan Blair still trying to find landing spot in free agency

    Jul 26, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT

    DeJuan Blair

    It appeared as if free agent DeJuan Blair was headed for the Washington Wizards — they liked him, he liked them. Those are good signs. But so far, no contract. He wants a multi-year deal (or a sign-and-trade with the Spurs so he can keep his Bird rights, but that’s not a likely outcome because…

  19. Report: Apparently mutual interest between DeJuan Blair, Wizards

    Jul 19, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    DeJuan Blair

    Washington could be a playoff team in the East if they can stay healthy — John Wall started to play like everyone had hoped at the end of last season, Bradley Beal can shoot, people forget Nene is a quality big when healthy. And for a little depth up front, how about DeJuan Blair? It…

  20. Miami has to get bigger, better if they dream of a three-peat

    Jun 21, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    Odds makers already have the Miami Heat as the favorites to win the NBA championship again next year — 2-1 odds at Bovada online. But if the Heat thought this title run was like climbing Mount Everest, wait until next year. The Bulls get Derrick Rose back. The Pacers are not going to get any…

  21. NBA Finals Game 4: Heat big three key 109-93 win

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Heat's James and Spurs' Parker follow the play during Game 2 of their NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami

    Miami needed a better defensive effort and they got it — San Antonio shot 44.3 percent, the Heat forced 18 turnovers and allowed the Spurs just 5 offensive rebounds. They needed someone to step up besides LeBron James and they got Dwyane Wade in the hot tub time machine back to 2006 — 32 points,…

  22. PBT Playoff Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors

    May 5, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan works with the ball against Golden State Warriors Carl Landry during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oakland

    SEASON RECORDS San Antonio: 58-24, two seed in the West Golden State: 47-35, six seed in the West PLAYOFF RECORDS San Antonio: Swept the Los Angeles Lakers 4-0 Golden State: Beat the Denver Nuggets 4-2 SEASON SERIES The teams split the series, with both teams winning their two home games. In both Spurs’ losses, they…

  23. Spurs’ Tiago Splitter rolls ankle, will miss Game 4 (more likely a week)

    Apr 27, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Tiago Splitter,  Earl Clark

    It took a while for Tiago Splitter to find his spot with the Spurs. The former Spanish League player of the year had to learn the NBA style of game and how to play next to Tim Duncan. But coming into this year he put it all together, and now provides the size and presence…

  24. Spurs take care of business against injured Lakers, lead series 3-0

    Apr 27, 2013, 2:32 AM EDT

    Tim Duncan, Dwight Howard

    LOS ANGELES — This is what good teams do. They take care of business. With injuries forcing the Lakers into lineups without any guards you can name — unless you’re a big D-League fan — the Spurs looked every bit the contender, racing out to an early double-digit lead, never letting up and cruising to…

  25. Manu Ginobili scores eight points in a minute and a half to bury the Lakers (VIDEO)

    Apr 21, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT

    Antawn Jamison, Jodie Meeks, Manu Ginobili

    Despite coming to end the third quarter, this was the key run that blew the game open and essentially sealed the Spurs’ Game 1 win over the Lakers. L.A. had managed to hang around within a manageable seven or eight points most of the afternoon, but then Manu Ginobili got loose for eight points in…

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