Apr 17, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT
Pistons forward: ‘I’ve censored myself’
Apr 14, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Spurs close out the season on top, but can they beat the Thunder in a playoff series? Can the Thunder get through the gauntlet in front of them to get a showdown with the Spurs?
Apr 14, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT
Dumars will hold new title, but he’s done
Apr 8, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Official word could come very soon
Apr 7, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT
The Spurs have solidified themselves atop the NBA — if your team is going to win an NBA title they need to clear that bar because the Spurs aren’t coming back to the pack.
Apr 4, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT
Josh Smith is right, it’s not his fault Joe Dumars brought him in as part of an ill-fitting lineup to start with.
Mar 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
The Sixers win! The Sixers win! That was enough to move them out of the bottom spot of the PBT Power rankings for a week… which since they are not getting relegated is about the only excitement at the bottom of the table. At the top it is San Antonio then everybody else right now.…
Mar 29, 2014, 10:33 PM EDT
Sixers avoid setting the all-time record for consecutive losses in a season, and remain firmly committed to the rebuilding plan that was set in motion last summer.
Mar 28, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT
I don’t think the Philadelphia 76ers are going to go 0-36 to end the season. They are going to get one more win. But when? Most nights they are overmatched — the other team is just more talented. That’s why they lost game 26 in a row Thursday night to the Houston Rockets, 120-98. The…
Mar 25, 2014, 1:55 AM EDT
Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but Tyreke Evans has been playing well lately in New Orleans. Also, LeBron James is good at basketball.
Mar 24, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT
San Antonio has won 13 in a row, they remain in the top spot, Philly has lost 24 in a row and remains in the bottom slot. Hey, guess which two teams play this week?
Mar 24, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
Not exactly a vote of confidence
Mar 20, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT
Timofey Mozgov, most famous for getting dunked on by Blake Griffin, can dunk a little bit himself. Just ask Josh Smith. This wasn’t totally Smith’s fault – who was Greg Monroe defending on that pick-and-roll? – but there’s no coming back from that. Smith was ejected later in the game.
Mar 10, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The fewer the minutes for a team’s best players, the more likely teams are to be tanking and vice versa. Except in Detroit.
Mar 9, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT
Just like old times at Oak Hill Academy?
Mar 5, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT
Joe Dumars might not be replaced by Isiah Thomas, but it still seems unlikely Dumars will return next season as the Detroit Pistons’ general manager. Dumars is in the final season of his contract. Ownership superseded him to fire his chosen head coach. And he didn’t make a move at the trade deadline. All signs…
Mar 2, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
Isiah Thomas, as general manager of the New York Knicks, built loser after loser, pulverized the team’s cap structure and exposed Madison Square Garden to an eight-digit sexual-harassment lawsuit. Just the man who deserves another chance to run a team. That’s reportedly the logic of Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores, who could be weeks from…
Feb 20, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
It’s the one day on the NBA calendar you know is going to be like a roller coaster — rumors are going to fly, deals are going to appear close then fall apart, complete fabrications will fascinate a fan base who will then blame a GM for not making them reality, and in the end…
Feb 20, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Two years ago, the Pistons traded Ben Gordon and a first-round pick for Corey Maggette. The players were basically irrelevant, but their contracts were key. Because Maggette’s expired a year sooner, the Pistons got cap space last summer rather than in the upcoming summer. They, of course, used it to sign Josh Smith to a…
Feb 19, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT
What a horrific signing by the Pistons last summer. He’s way overpaid. The Pistons, already a bad team, are worse on both ends of the court when plays. No, not Josh Smith (who’s actually helped the wayward Pistons offensively and defensively). I’m talking about Chauncey Billups. When you give Smith a $54 million contract, your…
Feb 19, 2014, 2:29 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while listening to Sir David Attenborough narrate curling for the BBC as if it were Planet Earth…. LeBron James, Miami Heat. A lot of us — players and some of the media (myself included, damn Sazerac) — have been fighting off a post New Orleans…
Feb 12, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT
When the Detroit Pistons fired Mo Cheeks as coach, a lot of eyes turned to Lionel Hollins. He had coached a somewhat similar roster in Memphis (great front line, not much outside shooting) all the way to the conference finals twice, plus he was the kind of disciplinarian the Pistons ownership feels the team needs.…
Feb 10, 2014, 11:46 PM EDT
Josh Smith can do eye-popping things. Sometimes lost in the rolling of eyes over his love of jump shots from beyond 18 feet is the fact Smith can be a beast. He has handles, strength, defend and much more. Against the San Antonio Spurs Monday Smith led the break, then finished it with authority. He…
Feb 10, 2014, 10:07 PM EDT
Greg Monroe is going to be the name at the heart of a lot of trade rumors the next 10 days. The reason is this: Monroe is a restricted free agent this summer, the Pistons have three more years of Josh Smith at $12 million a year, and coming soon they are going to have…
Feb 10, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT
More and more I think Adam Silver’s first NBA Finals as commissioner will feature Indiana and Oklahoma City — which would be good basketball but not exactly Super Bowl ratings. Things can change, but those are the two best teams right now. 1 Thunder (41-12, Last Week No. 1). We gave been praising Kevin…
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