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  1. Stan Van Gundy willing to help Thunder out by taking Durant off their hands

    Dec 30, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    Selfless. Really, that is the best word to describe Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. Reporters in Orlando were talking with Van Gundy about the alleged rift between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant when Van Gundy came up with an inspired solution, according to the Oklahoman (via Ball Don’t Lie). “I think it’s very serious, and…

  2. Friday And-1 links (and the truth about height measurements)

    Dec 30, 2011, 10:48 AM EST

    Barea of Puerto Rico and NBA team Dallas Mavericks celebrates with his teammates after their win over Mexico during their men's final basketball game at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara

    Welcome to our morning 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). Who are the guys in the NBA not nearly as tall as listed? Well, if J.J. Barea is 6’0” then I am looking down on…

  3. Rent-a-Dwight. Magic listening to trade offers from all teams.

    Dec 30, 2011, 9:28 AM EST

    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard is trying to control the process — he has given the Magic a list of places he is willing to sign a contract extension if traded (Dallas, New Jersey and with the Los Angeles Lakers). But the Magic are hoping other teams will jump in with bids to rent the superstar center for…

  4. Baseline to baseline recaps: Kevin Durant is an assassin

    Dec 30, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

    Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

    What you missed while watching an octopus pick the BCS matchups…. Lakers 99, Knicks 82: We broke this down as our game of the night. Thunder 104, Mavericks 102: This was easily the best game the Mavericks have played this season. The ball movement was back, the clever veteran plays were there. Delonte West said…

  5. Dwight Howard and Deron Williams had dinner. OMG!

    Dec 29, 2011, 4:55 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    This is going to get blown out of proportion, no matter how much I try to tamp it down here. Even if I tell you this kind of thing happens all the time. Deron Williams went to dinner with Dwight Howard Wednesday night, reports the Star Ledger (via Eye on Basketball). The Nets are in…

  6. McGrady can picture Howard and D-Will in Dallas

    Dec 29, 2011, 12:33 PM EST

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    As they are the two guys left in the game of “franchise player musical chairs,” it is kind of logical Deron Williams and Dwight Howard could end up on the same team. That is certainly what New Jersey has banked its Brooklyn opening on. But what about Dallas? Mark Cuban has all but sacrificed a…

  7. Making the case for Rajon Rondo as a franchise player

    Dec 28, 2011, 6:20 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    We keep hearing rumors that Rajon Rondo is on the trade block — it had been for Chris Paul but the Celtics will listen to other offers, too. They are not going to move him for just anyone, but he’s not the easiest player to get along with and Boston is keeping its options open.…

  8. Tyson Chandler not shocked at Mavericks 0-2 start

    Dec 28, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

    New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks

    The Dallas Mavericks have gone from hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy to getting blown out two games in a row on their home floor to start the season. It’s ugly. Younger teams ran the Mavs into the ground and Dallas’ transition defense was nonexistant. It should get better, but it’s ugly now and next up…

  9. Deron Williams wants some help in New Jersey. Ya think?

    Dec 28, 2011, 12:09 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    Reading Deron Williams‘ comments in the New York Times, you get the idea that Williams likes living in New York. He is living in SoHo with his family and commuting to New Jersey, plus doing charity work in Brooklyn. He’s happy there. He was at a party Tuesday night in SoHo to celebrate his partnership…

  10. Report: Magic want veterans, not to rebuild after Howard

    Dec 28, 2011, 8:08 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Right now, the Dwight Howard soap opera is on hiatus. The Magic have stopped all trade talk and are focusing on this season and convincing Howard to stay in Orlando. I’m pretty sure opening day did not help their cause. In the least. Eventually Orlando is going to have to trade Howard. His demand is…

  11. Baseline to baseline recaps: Dallas has some issues

    Dec 27, 2011, 7:48 AM EST

    Chris Andersen, Vince Carter,

    What you missed while out celebrating Boxing Day…. Kings 100, Lakers 91: We covered this one already in our game of the night. Nuggets 115, Mavericks 93: Mavericks forward Sean Williams threw up when subbed out in the fourth quarter of this game, which got a lot of laughs on the Mavs bench but pretty…

  12. NBA Power Rankings: Mavericks fall, Heat race into top spot

    Dec 26, 2011, 2:50 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks

    Only one third of the teams in the NBA have played a game, but it was enough to move some teams around and give us a new No. 1. 1. Heat (1-0, last week ranked No. 2). They had 100 possessions in their opening game, nine more than they averaged last season. If they do…

  13. Is Adidas keeping Dwight Howard out of Chicago?

    Dec 26, 2011, 1:45 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    Bulls fans don’t get why Dwight Howard doesn’t have the Bulls on his list of teams where he will sign an extension. The Bulls are big market team, they are contenders with a good core of role players, and with Howard and Derrick Rose they would be in title contention for a decade. Plus Chicago…

  14. Five things we learned watching the NBA on Christmas

    Dec 26, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    Heat forward James and guard Wade laugh during the closing minutes against the Mavericks in Dallas, Texas

    The NBA gave five Christmas day presents to the fans… which were really more like belated birthday gifts disguised as Christmas gifts because we should have opened the NBA season on Nov. 1. But we’ll forgive and move on, like we do with family around the holidays. We’re just glad to have the NBA back.…

  15. Lakers still aren’t going to trade Bynum and Gasol for Howard

    Dec 26, 2011, 10:57 AM EST

    Mike Brown, Pau Gasol

    There’s a feeling out there that the Lakers are going to cave — that they are eventually going to agree to trade both Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol to get Dwight Howard. That’s the feeling in Orlando, where they sit on Howard waiting for the deals to improve. (Or him to change his mind, but…

  16. Thunder crushes Magic, reminds you they are contenders

    Dec 26, 2011, 1:07 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Oklahoma City Thunder

    This game went pretty much like everyone expected. The Oklahoma City Thunder looked like the contenders with Kevin Durant playing like an MVP candidate, the team playing balanced on offense and showing real depth with their second unit. The Magic just looked confused. Dwight Howard looked off. In the end that led to a blowout.…

  17. The gift-giving guide for NBA Christmas Sunday

    Dec 24, 2011, 3:05 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Wait, so we’re going to have actual, real-life games on Sunday? Like, for real? With defense and actual coordinated playsets (as opposed the summer exhibitions) and everything? BEST. CHRISTMAS. EVER. And since ’tis the season and all, we thought it would be good to put together what the teams playing in Sunday’s season openers really…

  18. Nets Brook Lopez has surgery, expected back in 6-8 weeks

    Dec 23, 2011, 2:21 PM EST

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    Brook Lopez had successful surgery Friday to fix the stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal (the long bone above the little toe) in his foot, the team announced. What really matters to them is they expect him back in six to eight weeks, in mid to late February. Which is before the March 15 trading…

  19. Previewing NBA’s Christmas Day tip-off

    Dec 23, 2011, 1:19 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose

    Time to unwrap the present of an NBA season — and just like the gifts under the tree there may be some assembly required. Condensed training camps and just two preseason games is going to mean some sloppy openers on Christmas day. But they are games, which are vastly superior to antitrust lawsuits. So let’s…

  20. Howard says relationship with Van Gundy “needs to grow”

    Dec 23, 2011, 11:58 AM EST

    Dwight Howard Stan Van Gundy

    Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy sat down and talked for over an hour not long after training camps opened, and you can bet the topic was not the best way to brine a turkey before cooking it on Christmas. Their relationship is going to impact the Magic on the court and ultimately if Howard…

  21. Rose, Durant go different path with contracts than LeBron

    Dec 23, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose attends news conference in Chicago

    When LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade came up for contract extensions, they all asked for three-year deals, or options that let them opt out of their deals after three years. The idea was simple — gain leverage over the team, pressure them to build a winner or they could lose their star. (We…

  22. Lopez injury limits Orlando’s Dwight Howard trade options

    Dec 22, 2011, 4:25 PM EST

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    The foot injury to Nets center Brook Lopez has not left the Dwight Howard trade stuck in the mud. It was already there. Orlando has put the breaks on the process — they are not ready to trade Howard. Maybe they think they can convince him to stay, maybe they think the offers improve closer…

  23. Nets Brook Lopez breaks foot, out indefinitely after surgery

    Dec 22, 2011, 2:01 PM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    The Nets just cannot catch a break. Well, not a good one. Brook Lopez – their quality starting center and the anchor of their proposed trade package with Orlando for Dwight Howard — has a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone in his foot and will have surgery on it Friday, the team announced.…

  24. LeBron says Dwight Howard is not going through what he did

    Dec 22, 2011, 1:14 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    Dwight Howard is under the microscope this year. Every thing he says, every move he makes will be broken down in terms of where he’s going to play next season. “He shook Spike Lee’s hand, he’s going to the Knicks!” “He went out to dinner in Los Angeles, he’s going to be a Laker for…

  25. Video: Jameer Nelson talks Magic, Dwight Howard

    Dec 21, 2011, 1:16 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Dwight Howard and his trade demands over the Magic like the cloud over Joe Btfsplk. That said, we are talking about a 52-win team last season. A team undergoing a lot of changes — Glen Davis is in for Brandon Bass — but still a team you ignore at your own peril. Magic point guard…

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