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  1. Thursday night NBA Grades: The Thunder bench was niiiice

    Nov 22, 2013, 2:31 AM EDT

    Thunder hudle

    A few grades from the two NBA games Thursday night, or what you missed while you were watching Ron Burgundy sing Loverboy tunes… Oklahoma City Thunder bench. The starters staked the team a lead but the Thunder bench carried that over and got the win over the Clippers Thursday night. Jeremy Lamb had 11 points…

  2. Report: Kings “aggressively” looking to trade veterans to accelerate rebuild

    Nov 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers

    While most teams are feeling out deals and moving patiently with their big trade chips to see how the market shakes out — see the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets as examples 1A and 1B — the new regime in Sacramento is feeling a little more impatient. They have veterans available and they are looking…

  3. Jimmy Butler misses practice, needs MRI

    Nov 19, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    Jimmy Butler – after suffering right toe injury in the third quarter of the Bulls’ win over the Bobcats on Monday, returning in the fourth quarter and then leaving again – pledged to be ready for Chicago’s next game. Via Mark Strotman of CSN Chicago: “I hurt it. I don’t really know how. But it’s…

  4. Russell Westbrook crosses-up Hickson to put dagger in Nuggets (VIDEO)

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors

    Denver would not go away. Kevin Durant hit a three a minute before that felt like a dagger but Denver kept coming back, getting within striking distance. So Russell Westbrook put his own dagger in. With style. Up two with less than 30 seconds left he drove, got by his man then just crossed up…

  5. The Extra Pass: King of the Hill and Monday’s recaps

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Everyone has their spot. A guy like Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, for example, has gone to his spot with such frequency over the years that he’s  been deemed the “mayor of the left block.” No matter the opponent or teammates, you know where to find him on a nightly basis. LaMarcus Aldridge isn’t all…

  6. PBT Extra: Talking early season NBA trade rumors

    Nov 18, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo shouts instructions from the bench against the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of their NBA basketball game in New York

    Normally trade rumors don’t really get going until Christmas, but like an early snowstorm we’ve been hit with a blanket of rumors to start this season, so Kay Adams and I break them down. No, Rondo is not going to the Knicks, New York simply doesn’t have the pieces to make that work. Plus I…

  7. PBT NBA Power Rankings: San Antonio slides into top slot

    Nov 18, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    Another season, another year of the Spurs just making teams pay with their execution. Portland is flying up the rankings, on the other end Utah continues to anchor the bottom.   1. Spurs (9-1, Last Week No. 2). The winners of seven in a row, they move into the top spot as they appear the…

  8. Report: Knicks could deal Shumpert because he’s only tradable asset

    Nov 15, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Iman Shumpert

    The New York Knicks are 3-5 and things are so bad the dancers have stopped dancing (by the owners orders). This is not what Knicks management (or fans) expected, but with Tyson Chandler out a month (at least) it’s hard to see how things take a serious turn for the better in the short term.…

  9. NBA All-Star balloting opens with some interesting questions

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    If he doesn’t come back until December, is Kobe Bryant still a starting All-Star guard in the West? Or should Stephen Curry or James Harden have that spot? Does Kevin Love move past Tim Duncan into the starting lineup? Is Paul George a starter in the East? Is it time for a Derrick Rose/Kyrie Irving…

  10. The Extra Pass: An early look at SportVU data and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Chris Paul

    Chances are at some point this season, you’ve heard about SportVU. For the uninitiated, SportVU is a player tracking software that utilizes cameras positioned around the court to collect all sorts of data. It’s a major breakthrough for analytics, and while a good portion of teams have had the software and data for a few years,…

  11. Report: Nuggets shoot down Iman Shumpert for Kenneth Faried trade

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

    Kenneth Faried

    UPDATE 6:08 pm: The Kenneth Faried for Iman Shumpert talks are dead, at least according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, who tweeted this: Denver has made it clear to Kenneth Faried’s reps: There are no active talks involving him. Knicks offered Shumpert. Denver rejected idea. Of course, if you were trying to negotiate a…

  12. Warriors’ owner says Iguodala sent word during playoffs he liked Golden State

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Denver was a 57-win team last season, but one that lost a star player to injury (Danilo Gallinari) then was bounced in the first round by Golden State. Still, after that success the upheaval they underwent this summer was a surprise — gone was the GM to Toronto, the coach was fired, and their biggest…

  13. The Extra Pass: Five observations from the East and Monday’s recaps

    Nov 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Pacers' Hibbert looks down court during Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference Final basketball playoff series against the Heat in Indianapolis

    After a busy Monday night in the NBA, let’s swing around the Eastern Conference for a few observations. Indiana: If Roy Hibbert keeps getting that “verticality” respect from officials, it’s goodnight, Irene time for all of the other the Defensive Player of the Year candidates. Look at these numbers: Per 36 minutes on his career: 2.6…

  14. Monday night NBA Grades: Lance Stephenson with the triple double

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:12 AM EDT

    Lance Stephenson

    Our grades from Monday around the NBA, or what you missed while weeping that Lionel Messi will be out 6-8 weeks…. Lance Stephenson, Indiana Pacers. He had a triple-double with 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. He has played the most complete, efficient basketball of his young NBA career this season and it showed…

  15. J.J. Hickson throws down the big-time jam over Marvin Williams (VIDEO)

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

    hickson dunk

    J.J. Hickson got the start for the Nuggets on Monday in place of the injured JaVale McGee, and at least early on, he made sure that his impact on the game would be noticed. Hickson elevated and threw down the two-handed jam over Utah’s Marvin Williams, in a play sure to make highlight reels everywhere…

  16. PBT NBA Power Rankings: It’s the Pacers, Spurs then everyone else

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    David Stern’s nightmare Finals matchup is on top of the second PBT NBA Power rankings — Indiana and San Antonio. Lots of shifting still going on in the rankings as teams shake themselves out just a couple weeks into the season, but a few patterns are emerging. 1. Pacers (7-0, Last Week No. 1). Yes…

  17. JaVale McGee diagnosed with stress fracture in left leg, out indefinitely

    Nov 10, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

    JaVale McGee

    The Nuggets have struggled their way to a 1-4 start to the season, and things just got worse with the loss of one of the team’s starting big men. #Nuggets C JaVale McGee has a stress fracture in his left tibia. He will be out indefinitely pending further evaluation. — Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) November 10,…

  18. Markieff Morris skies for the putback jam over Mozgov as part of career-best night (VIDEO)

    Nov 9, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    markieff morris hornacek

    PHOENIX – Markieff Morris complained in the Suns locker room following the team’s wild 114-101 win over the Nuggets on Friday, despite posting a career high 28 points which included the monster putback slam over Timofey Mozgov seen in the video clip above. Morris was one of the last players to leave, hitting the cold…

  19. Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw unhappy with lack of energy from rotation players following loss to Suns

    Nov 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brian Shaw

    PHOENIX – The Suns improved to 4-2 on the young season with a 114-103 win over the Nuggets on Friday, in a contest that saw some extremely wild swings in both score and momentum before the night was through. The first half was all Phoenix, as they followed up a 35-point first quarter by holding Denver…

  20. The Extra Pass: Boxed out and Thursday’s Recaps

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Phoenix Suns

    You probably already know what I’m going to say about Shane Battier before I even say it. For 12 seasons, Battier has largely defied conventional box scores by doing all the things that don’t show up there. It’s been a long-standing feud between Battier and the box score, really, but it’s a feud that Battier…

  21. Thursday night NBA grades: Steve Blake, Ty Lawson come up big late

    Nov 8, 2013, 3:42 AM EDT

    Dwayne Wade, Erik Spoelstra, David Fizdale

    Our grades from Thursday night around the NBA, or what you missed while playing Call of Duty Ghosts like everyone else…. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat. For two straight games now we have had vintage Wade show up, which has to make Heat fans happy. He was attacking J.J. Redick on post ups or blowing past…

  22. The Extra Pass: 10 teams, 10 observations, plus Tuesday recaps

    Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Chuck Hayes, Paul Millsap

    Let’s zip around the league with ten observations for ten teams: Atlanta: I’m digging the former Jazz men. Paul Millsap is already getting along famously with Al Horford, but the smart movement off the ball by flex-bred wingmen Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll is keeping defenses off guard. This is a really unselfish offense already,…

  23. Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge: “I’m happy here right now”

    Nov 5, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge

    Much to the disgust of GM Neil Olshey, reports of an unhappy LaMarcus Aldridge and possible trades would not go away over the past year. No matter what Aldridge said. Or Olshey. Or anyone. Aldridge admitted to Sam Amick of the USA Today there were some things that made him uncomfortable last year in Portland,…

  24. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Rockets, T-Wolves and Sixers on top

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

    The first few weeks of the Power Rankings see crazy fluctuations — teams that aren’t really that good start off hot, teams that are good start cold, so teams bounce up and down the rankings like they are on a bungee cord the first few weeks. Eventually things find their level. But this week was…

  25. PBT Podcast: Nate Robinson talks “Uncle Drew” plus we discuss Bynum, Rose and more

    Nov 1, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    Nate Robinson

    It’s back, new and improved. Welcome to the PBT Podcast, featuring myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio talking all things NBA — this is the first of the season but something we plan to bring you a couple of times a week. Click the link below to listen to it right now. (Soon we…

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