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  1. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Lakers keep it simple and win. Finally.

    Nov 5, 2012, 2:55 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Jason Maxiell

    Our nightly recap of every game around the NBA. We catch you up on what you missed while thinking that a 14-year-old is a whole lot better at golf than you…. Lakers 108, Pistons 79: The Lakers had a 23-5 run in the second half of the first quarter, and that was pretty much it…

  2. A guide for which teams to watch

    Oct 30, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol

    Our ideas of fun may be completely different. Personally, I like to pretend I’m playing Supermarket Sweep in the grocery store, but you may like going out on “dates” or “talking to actual people.” With that said, I can’t in good faith tell you which teams will be fun this year. That’s a decision for…

  3. PBT Power Rankings: Heat start season on top, Bobcats in cellar

    Oct 29, 2012, 4:56 PM EST

    Chris Bosh,Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    It’s that time of year — the PBT’s NBA Power Rankings are back. Power Rankings before a single game is played are admittedly a bit silly, but then again the NBA has playoffs to determine which team is best so really all power rankings are silly and just for the entertainment value. It would take…

  4. Tuesday And-1 links: Shed a tear, Spurs waive Eddy Curry

    Oct 23, 2012, 6:50 PM EST

    Eddy Curry, Andre Iguodala

    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 bloggers love bullet points. • Eddy Curry had actually looked better than you might expect for the Spurs…

  5. Dwight Howard thought he should have won DPOY last year

    Oct 23, 2012, 8:53 AM EST

    Tyreke Evans, Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard was the three-time defending NBA Defensive Player of the Year going into last season. But there was no four-peat. Howard had a messy off-the-court season in Orlando that he should want to forget, plus he finished the season injured. Tyson Chandler won the award for his fantastic play in the paint that turned…

  6. Corey Maggette to have precautionary MRI

    Oct 21, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Corey Maggette

    The Detroit Free Press reports that Pistons F Corey Maggette will have an MRI on his calf this week due to a strain he suffered against the Heat the other night. Maggette was on crutches after the game but walking on his own power Friday, and the MRI is considered precautionary. The Pistons either desperately…

  7. Video: Pistons have a little fun at Kyle Singler’s expense

    Oct 21, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    kyle singler

    Preseason, the time of year for harmless hazing of NBA rookies… and sometimes not so harmless. However this is about as harmless as it gets. Still the Pistons play a little prank on rookie Kyle Singler in front of the dozens of people who show up early for an NBA preseason game between Detroit and…

  8. Friday And-1 links: Something is different with Gooden’s hair

    Oct 19, 2012, 7:33 PM EST

    drew-gooden-weird-hair

    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 bloggers love bullet points. • The guys at The Basketball Jones ask a great question: What is going…

  9. NBA season preview: Sacramento Kings

    Oct 19, 2012, 3:59 PM EST

    DeMarcus Cousins, Harrions Barnes

    Last Season: More of the same, for a club that has been truly terrible for the last six seasons. Paul Westphal was run out of town mid-season in favor of Keith Smart, who thus far has had much greater success relating to the team’s young players. DeMarcus Cousins showed significant improvement, and the speedy rookie…

  10. Video: Andre Drummond’s reverse ally-oop on Heat

    Oct 19, 2012, 12:22 PM EST

    Andre Drummond

    Andre Drummond is putting up some highlights this preseason. Going into last season the question was never the physical gifts and skills of Drummond, the question was desire and focus. To borrow the Bull Durham line, it was not the million dollar body it was the five cent head. So far, so good (and it’s…

  11. Odds on NBA MVP (yes, LeBron leads), Rookie of Year

    Oct 17, 2012, 2:23 PM EST

    James of the U.S. hugs teammate Durant after their game against Lithuania at their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

    If you don’t have LeBron James, Kevin Durant on top of your “most likely to win the MVP” list you’re doing it wrong. Professional odds makers don’t do it wrong. So when the guys at offshore book Bovada put together a list, you know who is at the top. But the real value is farther…

  12. Video: (Extremely) Early returns on Andre Drummond very promising

    Oct 14, 2012, 9:23 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Milwaukee Bucks

    I hammered Andre Drummond‘s draft prospects. Physically he was incredibly gifted. But we’ve seen so many talented athletic big men flame out because of the mental game, and that part was of massive concern. Not just from media, but scouts, draft experts, the works. He was worth the risk for the right team. But none…

  13. NBA Preview: Charlotte Bobcats

    Oct 5, 2012, 3:42 PM EST

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    Last season: Worst. Team. Ever. Literally, no team has ever finished with a worse winning percentage than the 7-59 Bobcats. That had to sting owner Michael Jordan. They were the least efficient team in the league on offense and defense (they both scored the fewest and allowed the most points per possession in the league).…

  14. ‘Sheed talks about why he chose Knicks (try Mike Woodson)

    Oct 5, 2012, 9:50 AM EST

    NBA Finals Game 7:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    Rasheed Wallace is back in the NBA. Which should be a good test of the NBA’s technical policy if nothing else. He’s had a few other chances to return from retirement the past two years, a number of teams including the Celtics (where he last played) have approached him. He said no. He didn’t want…

  15. A very honest Daryl Morey talks Rockets, Lin, 2004 Pistons

    Sep 28, 2012, 6:14 PM EST

    daryl-morey-rockets

    Daryl Morey is a geek. In a good way. And I’m not just saying that because he clearly knows his way around Reddit. Well, that is part of the reason. But clearly he does. Morey did an IAMA on Reddit Friday — which for the uninitiated is kind of an online Q&A — and in…

  16. NBA Preview: Detroit Pistons

    Sep 28, 2012, 4:57 PM EST

    Greg Monroe, D.J. White, DeSagana Diop

    Last season: They are a rebuilding team, so you don’t expect them to be good and the 25-41 record reflected that. But they flew under a lot of people’s radar because they are just not that interesting to watch. They are not good on offense, not good on defense, they have a couple nice players…

  17. NBA Season Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

    Sep 27, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Kyrie Irving

    Last season: Despite the ugly record of 21-45, there was hope last season in Cleveland in the name of Kyrie Irving. The No. 1 draft pick out of Duke was Rookie of the Year and looked like a future All-Star. (Then he carried that over to his performance with the USA Select Team this summer…

  18. Pistons ink Jonny Flynn to non-guaranteed deal

    Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM EST

    Jonny Flynn

    The Pistons aren’t looking for a starting point guard — Brandon Knight is the man. In fact with Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum the backcourt is pretty set. Maybe there could be some minutes to be had behind them. Jonny Flynn is going to get a shot at some of those minutes, he has been…

  19. Monday And-1 links: Anderson Varejao and other camp notes

    Sep 17, 2012, 8:45 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

    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 bloggers love bullet points like Stanford loves beating USC. • MaShon Brooks keeps talking about being Sixth Man…

  20. The Inbounds: Retro-veterans and the once-and-future rim protector

    Sep 13, 2012, 3:46 PM EST

    Ben Wallace, Jordan Williams

    In 2006, signing Ben Wallace to a deal would have been in an incredible franchise-changing move to radically alter the outlook of your defense. In 2009, trading for him would have been seen as a desperate and flawed move towards overpaying for an unproductive and underwhelming player. In 2012, it’s a pretty solid move which…

  21. Who has the worst contract in NBA? One list starts with Hedo.

    Sep 13, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Orlando Magic Hedo Turkoglu complains after he picked up second foul against New York Knicks in NBA basketball game in New York

    It’s list season in the NBA — there is not much to write about, so everyone seems to be doing a list of some kind. Counting down the game’s best players, for example. But Sean Deveney at the Sporting News went a different way and asked “who has the worst contracs in the NBA? One…

  22. Wednesday And-1 links: Who is the NBA’s coolest player?

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    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 bloggers love bullet points like Apple fanatics love new, expensive toys. • The Basketball Jones asks: Who is…

  23. Winderman: Juwan Howard, other name players could fade away from NBA

    Sep 10, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    The fadeaway long has been an NBA fact of life. While the stars hold press conferences to announce enough is enough, their fame to keep them in the spotlight (and possibly part of broadcast teams) long after their playing days — something we soon might get from Ben Wallace — for the majority of those…

  24. Pistons’ Knight says he has gotten a lot better this summer

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:08 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons' Knight goes to the basket against Chicago Bulls' Noah during their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Right now, Brandon Knight is taking it slow trying to rest and heal up a case of plantar fasciitis, the foot condition that makes it painful to run. It’s mild and he should be ready to go by training camp. And that is when Knight plans to show what he did with his summer vacation.…

  25. Things to watch: Brandon Knight battling plantar fasciitis

    Sep 6, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Detroit Pistons' Knight goes to the basket against Chicago Bulls' Noah during their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    It’s mild. It’s summer when he can rest it and get it right. It’s not a big deal, it’s just something to watch. But this report on Pistons point guard Brandon Knight caught my eye. From Keith Langlois of the True Blue blog at Pistons.com. Brandon Knight suffered mild case of plantar fasciitis at Grgurich’s…

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