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  1. The Extra Pass: Three new faces and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks

    One of the best parts about the start of any season is the chance to get familiar with the new faces in the league. Guys like Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo will get plenty of publicity, so let’s dig a little deeper and look at a few other players that are impressing in their first…

  2. Stephen Curry day-to-day with injured ankle

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT

    Stephen Curry

    This appears to be pretty minor, he may not miss any games, but with Stephen Curry’s history of ankle injuries, you have to do a double take. Curry left the game in the third quarter with what was first described as a left foot bone bruise, but after the game the team announced he is…

  3. Study finds growing up in wealthier neighborhoods increases chances of making NBA

    Nov 5, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    AP Money Found

    The narrative is a strong one and something linked to the NBA today through guys like Derrick Rose — he grew up in a poor area of Chicago where basketball was his escape from the troubles around him. The game eventually provided him an escape from the neighborhood. LeBron James has a similar tale, a…

  4. Evan Turner talked trash to Iguodala before Sixers faced Warriors. That went well.

    Nov 5, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala, Evan Turner

    Andre Iguodala went off on his homecoming to Philadelphia — the former Sixer went off for 11 points and hit 3-of-4 from beyond the arc in the first quarter and just kept on going. He had 16 more in the second quarter and ended up with 32 points and a career best seven threes as…

  5. The Extra Pass: Clippers offensive fireworks cover up struggling defense, plus Monday recaps

    Nov 5, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Doc Rivers

    LOS ANGELES — The Clippers know how to put on a show — they dropped a highflying 137 points on the Rockets and blew the up-and-coming team out of the water. Through four games the Clippers are averaging 116.7 points per 100s possessions, that is almost 7 points better than the second place team (Houston).…

  6. Monday night NBA grades: Andre Iguodala torches the Sixers, Clippers offense continues to roll

    Nov 5, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Our grades from Monday around the NBA, or what you missed while watching your fantasy football matchup go down in flames … The Clippers offense. Coming into Monday night’s showdown with the Rockets, the Clippers were far and away the best offensive team in the league statistically with an average of 113.3 points per 100 possessions.…

  7. Iguodala with ridiculous behind-the-back pass to Lee (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    At points the Warriors just seemed to be toying with Philadelphia, playing their own blacktop game with plenty of street flair. Like long-distance alley-oops. Or, behind the back passes, like this Andre Iguodala to David Lee dish for the easy two. Iguodala had 32 points in his Philly homecoming. That went pretty well.

  8. Stephen Curry finds Andre Iguodala from half court for the alley-oop slam (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

    Stephen Curry

    The Sixers are a nice story and all, sitting at 3-0 in the standings entering Monday night’s game against the Warriors. But no one expects it to continue, and Golden State seems intent on ending that brief winning streak, and doing so in spectacular fashion. As the Warriors got out to an early double digit…

  9. 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…

  10. Lob City is not dead: CP3, Griffin connect on back-to-back-to-back alley oops (VIDEO)

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    The reports of Lob City’s death have been greatly exagerated. Golden State lost to the Clippers Thursday night in a wildly entertaining game because of 24 turnovers (11 by Stephen Curry) and with all the changes in Los Angeles one thing remians the same — turn the ball over and they will get out in…

  11. The Extra Pass Thursday Roundup: Stephen Curry could be greatest shooter ever

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    How good were Stephen Curry and Chris Paul in the shootout between the Clippers and Warriors last night? It’s almost impossible to be hyperbolic, both about the performances and the players themselves. Don’t believe me? Try this one on for size: Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all-time. You’re squirming, aren’t you? It doesn’t…

  12. Thursday night NBA grades: That Chris Paul guy is pretty good

    Nov 1, 2013, 2:50 AM EDT

    BKN-WARRIORS-CLIPPERS

    Our grades from Thursday night around the NBA, or what you missed while listening to bad British announcers call Game 7 of the Heat/Spurs Finals last year…. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers. That was the kind of performance that reminds you CP3 is the very best point guard in the NBA — 42 points, 15…

  13. The Extra Pass Wednesday Roundup: Talking tanking (or not) in Phoenix

    Oct 31, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

          PHOENIX — After the Suns traded their projected starting center in Marcin Gortat to the Wizards in exchange for an injured player who might not play this season and a future first round draft pick, and did so less than a week before the start of the regular season, it doesn’t exactly…

  14. UPDATE: Andrew Bynum has been medically cleared, will play in opener

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    Things change fast — just ignore everything we wrote earlier today (based on what was being said in Cleveland this morning): Just this afternoon Andrew Bynum has been medically cleared to play and will be active for the Cavaliers as they host the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night, reports Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.…

  15. The Extra Pass Tuesday roundup: Doc Rivers talks Clippers defensive woes

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Doc Rivers, Chris Paul

    LOS ANGELES — The long grind of the NBA season is about building habits, building sustainable ways to win that can carry a team through the playoffs. For the Clippers this season, that building focus is on defense (their offense is going to score plenty). Before his team’s opening night game Tuesday the Clippers’ Doc…

  16. Harrison Barnes out for first two games due to foot injury

    Oct 29, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs - Game Five

    Expectations are high in the Bay Area — their beloved Warriors are finally good, making it to the second round of the playoffs last season, then they went out and added Andre Iguodala this summer. But this is not how you want to start the season. Harrison Barnes will be out at least the first…

  17. Nate Robinson isn’t sure why teams overlook him, but he’s sure he likes Brian Shaw

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT

    Nate Robinson

    When Nate Robinson catches fire, there is no better show in the NBA. What playoff quarter was more entertaining than his 23-point fourth quarter in the first round of the playoffs against Brooklyn in Game 4, when Robinson single handedly forced overtime? He’s the shortest player in the NBA, a fan favorite everywhere and he…

  18. What to expect from LeBron and the Heat?

    Oct 28, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    You’re busy, so I’ll save you some time: a championship.  They’ve won two straight, basically their entire squad is coming back, and their best guy is the most dynamic and exciting player since Michael Jordan.  The Heat have all the tools they need to make a run at a three-peat – but even with them…

  19. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Let the season begin!

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    To celebrate a new season, we bring you a new set of NBA Power Rankings from PBT. Let the kvetching about your ranking begin! Just remember that this is an exercise in fun — these are meaningless as the NBA has a playoff system to decide who is best. What sport would rely on journalist’s…

  20. Ty Lawson may miss season opener for Nuggets

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

    Ty Lawson

    People in the “Denver can again make the playoffs camp” will grant you that Andre Iguodala is gone and Danilo Gallinari will not be back until likely sometime after Thanksgiving, but they say the Nuggets still have a lot from last season’t 57-win team. Such as Ty Lawson… except they may not have him Wednesday…

  21. Report: Andrew Bogut, Warriors agree to three year, $43 million extension

    Oct 25, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

    Andrew Bogut

    It comes down to this: In the playoffs last year, the Golden State Warriors’ defense was 7.8 points per 100 possessions better when Andrew Bogut was on the court. Stephen Curry is the new star and Andre Iguodala was brought in to be the glue guy and defend the wings, but if the Warriors are…

  22. Wednesday And-1 Links: Cavaliers pick up options for Irving, Waiters, Zeller, Thompson

    Oct 23, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    It’s time for 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 more than Skittles… • If you are rebuilding with youth, rule one is…

  23. 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…

  24. Harrison Barnes expected to be ready for Warriors’ season opener

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:34 AM EDT

    Harrison Barnes

    Harrison Barnes had a fantastic rookie campaign for the Warriors — if there’s any doubt, go through the team’s top 10 plays from last season and then we can have a conversation. This year, with the addition of Andre Iguodala, Barnes is likely headed to a sixth man role, at least initially. Iguodala makes too…

  25. Report: Nuggets gauging trade value of Kenneth Faried

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

    Kenneth Faried

    The Nuggets are a team in transition. After parting ways with their head coach and general manager in the offseason, they also watched Andre Iguodala leave to sign with the Warriors in free agency. (OK, technically it was a sign-and-trade, but that was purely mechanical.) The plan in Denver is unclear at the moment, so…

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