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  1. The Extra Pass: The Wild West, can Portland last, and Sunday’s Recaps

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    Let’s jump around the Western Conference with a few observations: Portland: 20 percent of the regular season is in the books, and the Trail Blazers hold the pole position in the Western Conference. It’s a great accomplishment and something absolutely no one expected, but the Blazers should come back down to earth soon enough. Wesley…

  2. The Extra Pass: Three takeaways and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 21, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    paul george

    Three takeaways from a busy Wednesday night around the league: It was Paul George, in the Garden, with the dagger It’s a crazy thing to watch an entire arena lose all hope, all at once. The Knicks were well on their way to a statement win over the Indiana Pacers. Maybe it could have been…

  3. Wednesday night NBA Grades: The Grizzlies own California

    Nov 21, 2013, 2:27 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Clippers

    Here are our nightly grades from the night’s action around the Association, or what you missed while reading why Los Angeles is the best food town in America (it is)….. Memphis Grizzlies. California isn’t the “Bear Republic” anymore; it’s the “Grizzlies Republic.” With their 88-81 overtime win Wednesday at Golden State, Memphis became the first…

  4. LeBron James chases down Kemba Walker, swats his shot into the stands (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    In a normal game where the outcome is uncertain and every possession matters, blocking an opponent’s shot so hard that it goes flying a couple rows back into the stands isn’t the most intelligent basketball play. But it sure is fun to watch. LeBron James caught Kemba Walker on the fast break and came through…

  5. NBA All-Star balloting opens with some interesting questions

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    If he doesn’t come back until December, is Kobe Bryant still a starting All-Star guard in the West? Or should Stephen Curry or James Harden have that spot? Does Kevin Love move past Tim Duncan into the starting lineup? Is Paul George a starter in the East? Is it time for a Derrick Rose/Kyrie Irving…

  6. Knicks’ Tyson Chandler out 4-6 weeks with fractured right fibula

    Nov 6, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    This is not good for the Knicks. Not good at all. Starting center and defensive anchor Tyson Chandler will be out 4-6 weeks with a small non-displaced fracture of the right fibula, the team announced. He will be out 4 to 6 weeks. Here’s what you need to know — the Knicks’ defense allows just…

  7. The Extra Pass: 10 teams, 10 observations, plus Tuesday recaps

    Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Chuck Hayes, Paul Millsap

    Let’s zip around the league with ten observations for ten teams: Atlanta: I’m digging the former Jazz men. Paul Millsap is already getting along famously with Al Horford, but the smart movement off the ball by flex-bred wingmen Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll is keeping defenses off guard. This is a really unselfish offense already,…

  8. Tuesday Night NBA Grades: Overlook the Pacers at your own peril

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:18 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Detroit Pistons

    Our grades from Tuesday night around the NBA, or what you missed while debating the Top 10 superhero movies… Indiana Pacers. They have been the best team in the NBA through the first week plus — they are undefeated at 4-0 thanks to a lock-down defense and Paul George. That defense is the best in…

  9. Kemba Walker leaves with shoulder injury after running into Metta World Peace (VIDEO)

    Nov 5, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v New York Knicks

    It didn’t look good for Kemba Walker midway through the third quarter against the Knicks, when he ran into the brick wall otherwise known as Metta World Peace and appeared to be in a lot of pain after suffering some kind of shoulder injury. While the pain was surely real, the injury itself turned out…

  10. Knicks Tyson Chandler leaves game with knee injury

    Nov 5, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks

    There are a couple of players the Knicks cannot afford to lose for any stretch of time this season and stay the same squad, and Tyson Chandler is one of them. He is the anchor for their defense and sets a mean pick (plus is good on the roll). But they could be without him…

  11. Michael Jordan no fan of teams tanking for picks

    Nov 1, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    While most of us expected them to (which in their case meant stay the course), the Charlotte Bobcats are not playing the organizational tanking, the “riggin’ for Wiggins” game this year. Make no mistake, the Bobcats are not going to be good, they are lottery bound, but this past summer went out and paid big…

  12. Al Jefferson says he’ll be ready to go for Bobcats opener

    Oct 24, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

    Al Jefferson

    Just shy of two weeks ago, Charlotte’s Al Jefferson sprained his ankle in a preseason game against the Heat. It was pretty bad, teammates had to carry him to the locker room, but he said at the time his goal was to return for the season opener. Looks like that is going to happen —…

  13. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Charlotte Bobcats

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Al Jefferson

    Last season: Remember when the Bobcats started the season out 7-5 and we all kind of did a double take? That really happened, there was a moment where we wondered if this team wasn’t as terrible as we all thought. Then reality hit. The Bobcats went 14-56 the rest of the season. Charlotte had the…

  14. Kevin Durant, other stars light up NYC gym (VIDEO)

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Kevin_Durant

    This was supposed to be the EBC Finals at the legendary Rucker Park in New York… but Mother Nature was not in the mood for hoops and rained on the parade. So the game got moved indoors in the Bronx to the Gauchos Gym, where some NBA stars still put on a show. Kevin Durant dropped…

  15. Al Jefferson knows he’s not good on defense

    Aug 14, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Al Jefferson

    Al Jefferson on the left low block brings a certain level of respectability to the Bobcats — they have a guy who can and will score every night, a guy whose presence inside will space the floor and give shooters open looks. That’s why they signed him for three years at $40 million. What the…

  16. Who are Rookie of the Year favorites? Burke, Oladipo to start

    Aug 9, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    There’s a formula for who often wins the Rookie of the year. They have to be a good player, certainly. More than that, he needs to be a player with the ball in his hands and on a team where he is going to be asked to take on a lot of responsibility. Damian Lillard…

  17. Bobcats reach one-year deal with Jannero Pargo

    Aug 8, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    Jannero pargo AP

    Kemba Walker is going to get the starters minutes at the point in Charlotte, when he sits veteran Ramon Sessions will be on the court. But the Bobcats wanted a third point guard on the roster, so they have reached a one-year, $1.4 million deal with Jannero Pargo, reports Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com. That is…

  18. How Gerald Henderson spent his summer: Working on threes

    Aug 5, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Gerald Henderson, Quincy Pondexter

    Gerald Henderson was giving the Bobcats a quality 15.5 points a game last season (second best on the team), but he knows next season the looks are going to be different for him and point guard Kemba Walker. Because Al Jefferson is there. Jefferson can score on the block and that should open up things…

  19. Rosters set for Thursday’s USA Basketball intra-squad showcase

    Jul 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes

    LAS VEGAS — USA Basketball will wrap up its four-day mini-camp on Thursday with an intra-squad showcase that will be played in front of fans at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of UNLV, and televised nationally on NBA TV. The rosters have been set for what is essentially an All-Star game where the…

  20. Sprained ankle to keep Taj Gibson out of Team USA mini-camp

    Jul 19, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT

    Taj Gibson

    Chicago’s Taj Gibson’s blend of size and athleticism makes him an interesting fit for what Team USA likes to do — press on defense, create turnovers then get out and run. Play to your strengths, and with the USA that is the level and depth of athleticism. But a sprained ankle is going to keep…

  21. Kawhi Leonard to skip USA Basketball mini-camp; George Hill, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added to the roster

    Jul 16, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game Three

    USA Basketball will hold a four-day mini-camp in Las Vegas following the conclusion of Summer League beginning on July 22, and while the roster was originally set to include Kawhi Leonard, that will no longer be the case. Leonard will miss the mini-camp “while rehabbing from a long season,” USA Basketball announced on Tuesday via…

  22. Report: Kemba Walker pitched Bobcats on, recruited Al Jefferson

    Jul 13, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Charlotte Bobcats

    In 2011-12, the Bobcats could have won 12 more games – in a 66-game schedule, no less – without sacrificing any lottery positioning. The Magic out-tanked Charlotte last season, but both those teams were so far below the rest of the NBA, the Bobcats still could have won a couple more games without relinquishing any…

  23. Bobcats’ Mark Price working on Kidd-Gilchrist’s shot, Walker’s pick-and-roll

    Jul 12, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    Mark Price is one of those NBA players where the generation coming into the league now says, “What? Coach played 12 years in the league? Get out of here!” But Price did play a dozen years mostly because he was smart using the pick-and-roll, and because he had a sweet shooting stroke — a career…

  24. Monday And-1 links: Paul Pierce is relaxing, playing some poker

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    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 basketball junkies love Summer League…. • Paul Pierce seems to be enjoying himself…

  25. Dwight Howard and James Harden could form NBA’s best duo

    Jul 5, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard is a center. James Harden is a guard. Howard is one of the NBA’s best defenders. Harden is one of the league’s top offensive players. Howard is an elite interior scorer. Harden’s range extends beyond the 3-point line. Howard is excellent as the screener in pick-and-rolls. Harden is superb as the ball-handler on…

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