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  1. Oklahoma City’s big mistake was Perkins trade, extension

    Oct 28, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Kendrick Perkins, James Harden

    We all have at least a little bit of stubbornness in us. Not asking for directions? A common mistake rooted in pride. Going down a random, unmarked dirt road for five miles after not asking for directions? A little more foolish. Ending up out of gas in the middle of a field hoping the hills…

  2. NBA players react on twitter to James Harden trade

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:41 AM EST

    U.S. Olympic basketball player Harden watches during a training session ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the M.E.N Arena in Manchester

    When James Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets Saturday night, just like you NBA players had their reactions. Just like you they took to twitter. Here are some of their reactions, starting with Kevin Durant. Who is a company man and isn’t going to go and rip management, but didn’t really praise the move.…

  3. Thunder weaken title chances to save almighty dollar

    Oct 28, 2012, 1:45 AM EST

    James Harden

    Mark Cuban once said that there are two kinds of NBA owners: Those that want to win and those that want to make money. We know where the Thunder owners fall. Oklahoma City traded their Sixth Man of the Year and best playmaker James Harden — the guy with the sweet beard who often had…

  4. Thunder trade James Harden to the Rockets

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:59 PM EST

    Mavericks Thunder Basketball

    Well, this was unexpected. After contract talks broke down, with the Thunder failing to come through with a max contract extension offer for last season’s Sixth Man of the Year in James Harden, Oklahoma City’s GM Sam Presti decided to pull the plug altogether, and has traded Harden to the Houston Rockets. Adrian Wojnarowski of…

  5. Report: Raptors unlikely to offer contract extension to DeMar DeRozan

    Oct 27, 2012, 5:15 PM EST

    Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan goes to the basket against Bucks forward Tobias Harris during their NBA basketball pre-season game in Toronto

    DeMar DeRozan is essentially in the same boat as James Harden. Not the one that will sail him into the max contract territory that Harden is pursuing with the Thunder of course, but DeRozan similarly has until Oct. 31 to work out a contract extension with his team, or else become a restricted free agent…

  6. Report: James Harden turned down $52M extension offer from Thunder

    Oct 27, 2012, 3:06 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder James Harden durin

    The most high-profile player eligible for a contract extension before Oct. 31 is the Thunder’s James Harden. He’s a playmaker and scorer who’s been vital to the team’s success, and took home the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award just last season. But he’s looking for a max contract, and the Thunder are looking…

  7. Four days left and Harden, Thunder still talking extension

    Oct 27, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    James Harden

    Halloween is the deadline for rookies from the draft class of 2009 to sign extensions. And there are some real questions out there. Would you offer an extension to Stephen Curry? What about Jrue Holiday? Or Ty Lawson? The Bulls are expected to reach a deal with Taj Gibson but it hasn’t happened yet. Tyreke…

  8. NBA Season Preview: Houston Rockets

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Kevin McHale, Jeremy Lin

    Last Season: Riding a deep roster and the creativity of a coaching staff and front office to cover up their weaknesses with in-season trades, the Rockets were in the playoff hunt into the season’s final days only to fall short and finish 9th in the West. They battled injury, illness, and the transition to new…

  9. Taj Gibson doesn’t want to talk contract extension we all expect

    Oct 24, 2012, 7:33 PM EST

    Taj Gibson

    The feeling around the league is that by the Halloween deadline, the Chicago Bulls will reach some kind of contract extension to his rookie deal deal with Taj Gibson. They like him too much to risk losing him as a restricted free agent next year — he’s a lock-down defender, good athlete, solid rebounder and…

  10. League GMs say Durant now more clutch than Kobe

    Oct 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

    Kevin Durant

    There are 15 seconds left in the game, your team is down by one, and you can have anybody in the NBA take that shot. Who do you want? For years now NBA general managers have said “Kobe” in their annual survey when asked what one player they would want taking a shot with the…

  11. GM Survey: Where Darko Milicic is underrated and Carmelo Anthony is MVP

    Oct 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    Everyone has that buddy that acts perfectly logical and sane, but forces you to reevaluate your friendship after he blurts out something like, “Carlos Boozer is going to win MVP this year!” Well, good news everyone: NBA General Managers are just like you, me, and your friend you can no longer take seriously. Let’s take…

  12. Video: James Harden and Tony Parker surprise kids at a pickup game

    Oct 21, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    James Harden

    So that’s pretty cool. You have to wonder if players ever get tired of it, if they’re numb to the adoration and excitement caused by just their presence. Choosing Harden and Parker for this, two of the more understated, if not humble, stars in the game provides a good background for it. And the dunks…

  13. 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…

  14. Biggest question left in training camp: James Harden’s extension

    Oct 19, 2012, 5:24 PM EST

    James Harden

    The question is not if James Harden wants to stay in Oklahoma City, he has said many times he wants to be part of this team as it tries to win a ring. The question is not if Oklahoma City wants him back, they know without him they may not be title contenders. The question…

  15. Deadline looms: Will Bulls give Gibson contract extension?

    Oct 17, 2012, 1:28 PM EST

    Taj Gibson

    The deadline is one week from today — either teams reach terms on a contract extension with players from the draft class of 2009 or said players become restricted free agents next summer. A deal gets struck by Halloween or other teams can make a run at the guy next July. There are some interesting…

  16. Nowtizki back at practice, other updates from NBA camps

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:54 PM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki

    During NBA training camps there are a rash of small injuries and guys missing games for an assortment of reasons, so many you can’t keep track. We’re here to help. Here is a little Friday rundown of camp notes from around the NBA. • Dirk Nowitzki returned to the full Mavericks practice on Friday. Nowitzki…

  17. NBA Season Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

    Oct 8, 2012, 10:49 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook celebrates with small forward Kevin Durant during their NBA basketball game against Chicago Bulls in Oklahoma City

    Last season: So freaking close. The Thunder beat the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Finals in Oklahoma City by 11 points. A double-digit victory over he mighty triumverate. It was their fifth win in a row and they looked, as teams do when the win by double-digits, like the superior team…

  18. Tuesday And-1 links: Felton starts but does Kidd close for Knicks?

    Oct 2, 2012, 10:31 PM EST

    Knicks Media Day 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 old people love In The Heat of the Night. • Raymond Felton will…

  19. 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…

  20. You will not see much, if any, Kendrick Perkins in preseason

    Sep 26, 2012, 1:32 PM EST

    Kendrick Perkins

    Thunder general manager Sam Presti sat down with the media on Wednesday to talk about the upcoming season, his love of music documentaries (seriously, he loves things like VH1’s Classic Albums show), James Harden’s contract and team expectations. On all of it, he pretty much stuck to the expected script. But there was one thing…

  21. Quote of the Day: Sam Presti loves classic Pink Floyd

    Sep 26, 2012, 12:52 PM EST

    Serge Ibaka, Sam Presti

    “Well as I was saying about Dark Side of the Moon, it’s a really great album.” —Thunder GM Sam Presti, jokingly trying to change the topic when asked Wednesday about the contract status of James Harden, (via Royce Young on twitter). My guess is he was listening to “Money” over and over. That or “Us…

  22. James Worthy says Heat still have advantage over Lakers

    Sep 24, 2012, 7:04 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant Kevin Durant

    There is a segment of the Lakers nation out there that seems think they have Oklahoma City in the bag. Not a problem. Even though the Thunder took the Lakers out in five games last year (don’t get me started on the L.A. convinced they should have won that series). The Lakers have upgraded and…

  23. Heat assistant and NBA legend Bob McAdoo thinks OKC’s still better than L.A.

    Sep 22, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant

    It’s going to be the question du jour leading up to the start of the NBA season. By All-Star Weekend it could have faded completely or changed into a bigger question of Lakers vs. Heat, but for right now, the big one is who’s the best in the West, the Lakers or Thunder? And the…

  24. Kendrick Perkins not worried about Lakers, his starting spot, any of your petty concerns

    Sep 17, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Kendrick Perkins

    Kendrick Perkins is still recovering from the wrist injury that hampered him during the playoffs last year. Which means during the preseason we are going to see a lot of Cole Aldrich, Hasheem Thabeet and anyone else vying to be his backup at the five (Daniel Orton, for one). Early this past summer there had…

  25. Report: James Harden nowhere near new deal with Thunder

    Sep 13, 2012, 3:58 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder James Harden durin

    And the spin goes right round, baby, right round, like a record baby, right round round round round….. Yesterday, Kendrick Perkins opined that once James Harden gets into Oklahoma City training camp the issue of his contract extension would work itself out because he was back with his family and wouldn’t want to leave. Some…

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