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  1. Tuesday And-1 links: Plenty of small free agency updates (plus Spencer Hawes wants Blake Griffin’s number)

    Jul 8, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

    Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond

    Spencer Hawes wants to arm wrestle Blake Griffin for the No. 32 jersey…. Hawes on the Clips is going to be fun.

  2. Jazz make it official, sign Diante Garrett to replace Jamaal Tinsley

    Nov 13, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

    Diante Garrett

    We told you yesterday when the news broke that Utah was cutting lose Jamaal Tinsley that the Jazz could turn to the D-League for his replacement. They have. Utah has signed Diante Garrett from the Iowa Energy, the team announced. Garrett, age 25 out of Iowa State, played 19 games for the Suns last season…

  3. 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…

  4. Report: ‘Mutual interest’ between Jazz and Jamaal Tinsley following Trey Burke’s injury

    Oct 16, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

    Jamaal Tinsley, Robert Sacre

    Jazz rookie Trey Burke was supposed to get the bulk of the minutes at the point guard position this season, but that was before he fractured a finger in a preseason game that required surgery and will sideline him for the next 4-12 weeks. (Burke says 4-6; his agent said 8-12) Utah is now pretty…

  5. UPDATE: Utah’s Trey Burke out 8-12 weeks after finger surgery

    Oct 14, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

    trey burke finger

    Trey Burke is still going to get the chance to run the Utah Jazz offense, but it likely will be 2014 before he gets the opportunity now. We got an update Monday on Burke’s broken finger from Saturday’s preseason game — he is going to need surgery to put pins in said finger. That was…

  6. With Trey Burke sidelined, are Jazz in market for point guard?

    Oct 14, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards - NBA Global Games Rio 2013

    No sooner than I had picked Utah’s Trey Burke as my Rookie of the Year prediction, he goes and breaks a finger. Burke could be out 3-6 weeks, according to his father, but we don’t have anything official yet. Bottom line is he is missing the start of the season and could be out for…

  7. Report: Magic to sign Ronnie Price

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    Amar'e Stoudemire, Ronnie Price

    Much like why the tanking Jazz signed John Lucas III, the tanking Magic will sign another guard with a reputation for being a good locker room presence. Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest: Ronnie Price has reached an agreement with the Orlando Magic, a league source informed CSNNW.com. Alex Kennedy of Hoops World: Ronnie Price's agreement…

  8. Report: Jazz to sign John Lucas

    Jul 15, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey talks with guard John Lucas III during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills

    If the Jazz are Riggin’ for Wiggins – and by letting two of their top players (Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson) leave in free agency and trading for hefty contracts (Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and, to a lesser degree, Brandon Rush) just to get draft picks, it sure seems like they are – they’ll still…

  9. Terrence Ross finishes half-court alley-oop (VIDEO)

    Apr 17, 2013, 1:39 AM EDT

    Raptors guard Ross goes high for a dunk over Atlanta Hawks guards in Atlanta

    You remember Terrence Ross, right? The guy who won the dunk contest at the All-Star Game? The contest we all panned after the fact? Well, we may not have liked the exhibition but he won it because he can throw it down, something he got to show off against a porous Hawks transition defense on…

  10. Heat beat Raptors to earn 22nd straight victory

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

    LeBron James;  Jonas Valanciunas

    The streak continues for the Heat. After a 108-91 road victory over the Raptors on Sunday afternoon, Miami has now won 22 consecutive games. The Heat controlled this one from very early on, leading by as many as 16 points in the first half, despite the Raptors out-rebounding them by 19 over the game’s first…

  11. Raptors force OT thanks to this ankle-breaking move and baseline dunk from Alan Anderson (VIDEO)

    Mar 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v New York Knicks

    The Raptors found themselves trailing by eight entering the fourth quarter in Milwaukee on Saturday, but some hot three-point shooting from John Lucas III got them back in it, and the game was tight the rest of the way. Alan Anderson wasn’t great in this one, despite leading the Raptors in scoring with 21 points…

  12. Why is Chicago slumping? Go back to this summer’s moves.

    Feb 28, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson

    The Chicago Bulls are in a slump. They have lost 7-of-10 and are 6-9 in their last 15. Their already weak offense has slipped a little but it is the defense that has taken the bigger step back. They have slid down the ranks in the Eastern conference to the sixth seed, making their road…

  13. Report: Raptors can trade Bargnani for Boozer “whenever they want”

    Feb 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Boozer reacts after being called for a foul in their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    The Bulls have been an over-performing, scrappy team this year. Though Derrick Rose has missed every game rehabilitating his surgically repaired knee and the team has suffered other injuries to key players like Luol Deng and Joakim Noah that’s forced them out of action for stretches, the Bulls currently possess the East’s 5th best record…

  14. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Break up the Raptors, that’s four straight wins

    Feb 14, 2013, 8:35 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors' Johnson and Gay defend New York Knicks' Stoudemire during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while looking at toys you can buy that would traumatize your child…. Celtics 71, Bulls 69: Man this game was ugly. You knew it was going to be low scoring — two defensive minded teams both missing the point guard that stirs their…

  15. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Lakers win, but it’s not pretty

    Feb 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while reading up on the gory, unromantic history of Valentines Day… Lakers 91, Suns 85: The Lakers won this one eventually, but as has been the case plenty of times throughout the season, they made it unnecessarily difficult on themselves. L.A. managed to…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: It took three overtimes for Celtics to stop Nuggets streak

    Feb 11, 2013, 7:57 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed wondering again why you watch the Grammy’s every year… Heat 107, Lakers 97: The Lakers are playing better, they are starting to figure things out. But that’s still a process. And when the Heat cranked it up in the fourth quarter they pulled…

  17. Report: Bulls, Raptors discuss Bargnani for Boozer trade; nothing imminent

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

    The Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer reacts to losing to the Memphis Grizzlies in their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    UPDATE  8:52 pm: Aggrey Sam of of CSNChicago.com did some poking around and found out yes, the two sides did talk about a potential trade based around Andrea Bargnani for Carlos Boozer. But that is a long way from anything being close, Sam reports: League sources have confirmed to CSNChicago.com that the discussions did indeed…

  18. One last look back: Top 10 plays of 2012 (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    This is it. We are done after this one. No more looking back at 2012, only looking forward to 2013 and when the Lakers trade Pau Gasol. Maybe. But the NBA’s top 10 plays of 2012 was too good not to run. Watch it and you get to see Rudy Fernandez with the buzzer-beating tip-in…

  19. Video: Al Jefferson, John Lucas threes in Jazz/Rockets thriller

    Nov 13, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Raptors' Bargnani goes to the basket against Jazz's Favors during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    If you didn’t get to watch the Jazz and Raptors triple overtime thriller Monday… well, sorry. You can read our recap of the game. But it’s not quite the same. Here’s some video from the Air Canada Centre — Utah’s Al Jefferson hitting only the second three of his career to send the game to…

  20. Raptors’ Lowry officially out for Wednesday, day-to-day after

    Nov 7, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry drives between Brooklyn Nets Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace in NBA game in New York

    When Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry crumpled on the floor in pain following rolling his ankle Tuesday night (stepping on the foot of OKC’s Serge Ibaka), him not playing Wednesday against the Mavericks seemed a pretty likely outcome. Officially, the team has said Lowry is out for the game, which means a lot of of…

  21. Video: John Lucas III with the shot of the night from Monday

    Oct 23, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT

    Raptors guard John Lucas III goes to the basket between Bucks defenders Mike Dunleavy and Beno Udrih during their NBA basketball pre-season game in Toronto

    John Lucas III isn’t going to see the floor a lot early in the season in Toronto — Kyle Lowry and Jose Calderon are ahead of him on the depth chart. Until the Raptors find someone to take on Calderon and his quality play and inflated $10 million contract in a trade, Lucas is going…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. Another report that Andray Blatche to the Nets nearly done

    Sep 7, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

    DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors shot is blocked by Washington Wizards' Blatche during their NBA game in Washington

    When the first reports came out that Andray Blatche had reached a deal with the Nets, his agents/people quickly turned and said it was not a done deal, the Heat were in the mix. Because agents like options and trying to use that as leverage. But then came John Lucas — the coach Blatche is…

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