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  1. Monday And-1 links: NBA media day edition

    Oct 1, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade poses during media day at the team's training camp in Miami

    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. Today, we bring you a lot of news and notes out of the various…

  2. Spin out of Knicks media day: Raymond Felton is in shape

    Oct 1, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

    New York Knicks Media Day Basketball

    There are a couple of reasons that teams hire full time media relations people and now hire their own reporters for their team Web sites, and driving traffic to those sites (so they can appease sponsors/advertisers) is just a part of it. The bigger goal is to spin the narrative the way they want. It’s…

  3. Sometimes Morey had no idea what Dikembe Mutombo was saying

    Sep 29, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Dikembe Mutombo

    Rockets GM Daryl Morey did a Reddit AMA yesterday — think of it like an on-line Q&A — and he said some interesting things about Jeremy Lin and the Rockets long-term plans. But he also had a great answer to a Dikembe Mutombo question: When Dikembe Mutumbo would speak to you, would you sometimes just…

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

    Sep 28, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT

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    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…

  5. Tyson Chandler hosted art exhibit of his own works in NYC

    Sep 28, 2012, 8:18 AM EDT

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    Sometimes fans ask me why players want to go to Los Angeles or New York instead of fine cities like Houston or Milwaukee. It’s because of the opportunities. Like teaching Ellen to Dougie. It’s because if you are Tyson Chandler playing for the Knicks, you can host a charity exhibit of your own art work…

  6. Tyson Chandler wants Rasheed Wallace as part of Knicks

    Sep 27, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

    New York Knicks Tyson Chandler acknowledges the Dallas Mavericks fans after being presented with his championship ring before their NBA basketball game in Dallas

    When it was reported that the Knicks were taking a hard look at Rasheed Wallace, a lot of Knicks fans rolled their eyes. Knicks haters just laughed. But Tyson Chandler — the guy Wallace would back up — wants Sheed in New York. Look at what he told the New York Post. “He looked good,’’…

  7. Bulls to add depth at center, sign Kyrylo Fesenko

    Sep 26, 2012, 11:26 PM EDT

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    He’s no Omer Asik, but he will have to do. The Bulls reportedly are about to add depth at center with the signing veteran Kyrylo Fesenko to a one-year, none guaranteed deal, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. The decision to sign him came after working him out on Monday. While this is a non-guaranteed deal…

  8. NBA Season Preview: Milwaukee Bucks

    Sep 26, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova   goes up for a shot against Toronto Raptors' Alan Anderson during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Milwaukee Wisconsin

    Last season: Abort the mission! New plan! New plan! The Bucks slammed on the parking brake, wrenched the wheel and Tokyo Drifted in a new direction last season, abandoning the “all defense all the time” team built around Andrew Bogut and giving p on the fleeting hope Bogut will ever, ever be healthy. They swapped…

  9. NBA Season Preview: Chicago Bulls

    Sep 24, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, Ronnie Brewer, Joakim Noah

    Last season: Once again the Bulls outworked everybody in the regular season — while 29 teams treat games like the regular season, the Bulls grind every night and they were a league best 50-16 because of it. And that was with Derrick Rose missing 27 games. They were the top seed in the East and…

  10. NBA Season Preview: Toronto Raptors

    Sep 21, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Raptors Bargnani reacts to a missed basket against the Nets during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    We wrap up PBT’s Atlantic Division previews this week by going north of the border. Next week we head to the Midwest and the Central Division. Last season: Sure, a 23-43 record isn’t good. But it really wasn’t that bad. Seriously. Sure, the Toronto offense was dreadful and would have been the worst in the…

  11. Thursday And-1 links: What NBA players could play in NFL?

    Sep 20, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

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    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. • There are a handful of NBA players who you see in the locker…

  12. Jeremy Lin says he dropped 10 pounds, knee is healthy

    Sep 18, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets Introduce Jeremy Lin

    The Rockets have a lot invested in Jeremy Lin. Not financially for the next couple years, although that third year is a monster. However, it is more about marketing and perception. The Rockets went big game hunting this summer and landed Lin. He’s the guy. And Lin says he is physically ready, reports Jonathan Feigen…

  13. NBA Season Preview: New York Knicks

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

    Knicks' Anthony celebrates after a three point shot late in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' win in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series against the Heat in New York

    This week begins PBT’s team-by-team season preview, going through all 30 squads. We are starting in the deep Atlantic Division that could well send four teams to the playoffs, and we will move West from there. Next up, your New York Knicks. Last season: Good God, where to begin. Uh, they beat Boston in their first…

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

    Sep 17, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

    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…

  15. New city, same old Jeremy Lin sleeping on couches

    Sep 17, 2012, 2:37 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets Introduce Jeremy Lin

    Remember back when “Linsanity” swept New York like nothing since Sex and the City? Part of the story was how Jeremy Lin wasn’t even sure he would stick with the team and slept for a while on Landry Field’s couch. It became a joke on twitter with Fields sending out pictures of the couch. Now,…

  16. Friday And-1 links: No pressure Evan Turner, none at all

    Sep 14, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Evan Turner

    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 this kid seems to love surfing the Web (and gets a little testy…

  17. Rockets’ Jon Brockman hospitalized with eye injury

    Sep 14, 2012, 1:15 AM EDT

    Jon Brockman

    Jon Brockman was down in Houston early, doing what a lot of NBA players are now doing a couple weeks away from the start of training camp — working out at the team facilities, playing pick-up games with teammates. Brockman was working out Monday using elastic resistance bands — something commonly used by professional athletes…

  18. Bill Russell talks this year’s Celtics, Lakers, Jeremy Lin

    Sep 13, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

    Bill Russell Red

    You don’t win 11 NBA championships without a great basketball IQ, without an understanding of what makes a team work together. Bill Russell has those rings and that understanding, which is why he’s always an interesting guy to ask about today’s teams. And that’s just what NBA.com did. While talking to him about his recent…

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

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    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…

  20. The Inbounds: The NBA Hierarchy of Needs Part II, the Basketball Collective and success

    Sep 12, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

    In Part 1, we talked about the individual’s needs in order to play at the highest level they can, those transcendent performances that defy logic and make us love the game. But a player reaching a status as self-actualized doesn’t just sometimes fail to lead to victories, it often times does. The ability to play…

  21. Ginobili hints he might play in 2014 World Championships

    Sep 7, 2012, 8:02 AM EDT

    Olympics Day 12 - Basketball

    To answer your first question, 37. That is how old Manu Ginobili will be in the summer of 2014 when the FIBA Basketball World Championships take place in Spain. Normally you would say that would be old enough to preclude him from playing, but after Ginobili at 35 was one of the best players at…

  22. Thursday And-1 links: Want to see Shaq in his underwear?

    Sep 6, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT

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    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 Katy Perry likes being in the spotlight. That would be Shaquille O’Neal walking…

  23. Amare Stoudemire explains “slap” of Miami fire extinguisher

    Sep 6, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks - Game Three

    It became a story as the Heat blew past the Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs, on their way to an NBA title. Walking off the court after a Game 2 loss, the Knicks Amare Stoudemire was frustrated and hit a fire extinguisher case, leaving lacerations in his hands that caused him…

  24. Video: Jeremy Lin, David Lee play pick-up ball in Taipei

    Sep 6, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

    Jeremy Lin

    This is a fun video, and while the media crush was real, obviously the “we will go unnoticed if we put a huge Hello Kitty head on Jeremy Lin” part was staged. But Lin and David Lee playing some pickup ball in Taipei seems real enough. And this is a pretty fun video, worth watching…

  25. Video: Follow Royce White through NBA draft day

    Sep 5, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

    Kevin McHale, Royce White

    If you watch one video today, this should be it. Fantastic work. Grantland got access to Iowa State’s Royce White and it was a heck of a ride. White is a point-forward with a lot of skills, maybe top 10 talent in this draft, but a guy who battles an anxiety disorder and that was…

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