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  1. Kobe Bryant talks with Jim Buss, reiterates ‘selfish’ desire for Lakers to contend next two seasons

    Mar 24, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    I can’t see how these next two years could go wrong for the Lakers.

  2. After missing 10 games with back spasms, Kevin Garnett unsure of return date

    Mar 21, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Denver Nuggets

    Brooklyn is doing just fine without Kevin Garnett — 8-2 in their last 10 games outscoring opponents by 8 points per 100 possessions, with the 5th best defense in the NBA and 10th best offense in that stretch. But that is the regular season, the Nets are going to need KG during the playoffs —…

  3. Kevin Garnett to miss at least another week due to back spasms

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Brooklyn Nets

    Kevin Garnett had been continually listed as day-to-day while missing the past eight games with back spasms, but Jason Kidd announced on Monday he’d be out at least another week pending a re-evaluation.

  4. Nets announce signing of Jason Collins for remainder of the season

    Mar 15, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    After playing out consecutive 10-day contracts, the Nets have signed Jason Collins for the remainder of the season.

  5. Kevin McHale, who coaches Dwight Howard, says Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year

    Mar 13, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers

    The Rockets are in Chicago to face the Bulls in a nationally televised contest on Thursday, and Houston head coach Kevin McHale paid the highest of compliments to the best active player on the opposing team, Joakim Noah. That part wasn’t unusual, as head coaches will often times dole out honest and well-deserved praise to…

  6. Truth too much for Heat, Brooklyn knocks off Miami

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

    Brooklyn started to look like a threat this season when they were forced by injry to go small without Brook Lopez, which meant coach Jason Kidd slid Paul Pierce over to the power forward slot. You knew Pierce could score at the four, but the surprise is how much better the Brooklyn defense is with…

  7. The Extra Pass: Gerald Green doesn’t regret moment of his winding journey to NBA stardom

    Mar 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns

    “There’s no better preparation than going straight to the NBA… I think the NBA is the best teacher.”

  8. PBT Power Rankings: Tell me again how the Spurs are too old….

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    And the first Eastern Conference team comes in at …

  9. Paul Pierce’s move to power forward adds twist to his career, Brooklyn Nets’ season

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Mirza Teletovic; Alan Anderson

    BOSTON – On Paul Pierce’s first defensive possession as the Brooklyn Nets’ full-time starting power forward, Serge Ibaka backed him down on the block. Pierce bodied Ibaka, keeping him out of the paint, and Ibaka threw the ball away. On the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next possession, Ibaka posted up Pierce again. Pierce hardly yielded an…

  10. Paul Pierce doesn’t rule out a return to Celtics

    Mar 8, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    Paul Pierce is finishing out his Hall of Fame career with the Nets at the moment, after playing 15 seasons with the Celtics and rising to the top of many of the franchise’s all-time statistical leaders lists. Pierce returned to Boston for the second time this season wearing a different jersey on Friday, but he’ll…

  11. Jermaine O’Neal treating this season like it’s his last

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:27 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    Jermaine O’Neal has spent three careers in the NBA. He entered the league as its youngest player – undercutting Kobe Bryant by a few months – and spent four seasons in Portland buried on the bench. Then, he went to Indiana and made six straight All-Star games, even finishing third in 2004 MVP voting. Afterward,…

  12. Rajon Rondo skips Celtics trip to Sacramento without permission, may face team discipline

    Feb 25, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo hasn’t been playing in second games of back-to-backs for the Celtics, as he continues to gain strength after missing most of last season and the first part of this one with a knee injury. That little detail, along with the fact that friends and family were in Los Angeles to celebrate his birthday…

  13. Nets make it official, announce signing of Jason Collins to 10-day contract

    Feb 23, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

    collins signs

    The Nets announced the signing of Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Sunday, making him the first openly gay, active professional athlete to play for any of the four major professional sports leagues in the country. While that’s a milestone certainly worth celebrating, the best part of the Collins signing is that it has…

  14. Report: Glen Davis committing to Clippers, Nets to then sign Jason Collins

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

    Jason Collins

    Glen Davis has chosen his old coach over his old teammate. Well, that’s not the whole story. It appears Davis will choose the Los Angeles Clippers as his next destination, a spot where he moves to a team on the cusp of contending (how close is up for debate) where they are in desperate need…

  15. Quote of the Day: Kevin Garnett profanely clarifies his relationship with Glen Davis

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Newly acquired Brooklyn Net's NBA player Kevin Garnett listens during a news conference introducing him in Brooklyn

    There are plenty of teams interested in signing Glen Davis for the remainder of the season after he agreed to a buyout of his contract with the Orlando Magic. The Nets and the Clippers are believed to be the front runners, mainly because of the ties Davis has to Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in…

  16. Magic reach buyout with Glen Davis; Clippers, Nets considered frontrunners for his services

    Feb 21, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Glen Davis #11 of the Orlando Magic reacts to a call in the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 6, 2013 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    What everyone has expected has become official: The Orlando Magic and Glen Davis have reached an agreement on a buyout. Once Davis clears waivers and the buyout is official, he will be a free agent. The real question is where does he land now? He is being recruited by former coach Doc Rivers to the…

  17. Report: Kings, Nets talking Marcus Thornton for Jason Terry, Reggie Evans

    Feb 18, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

    The new Sacramento Kings ownership and front office is aggressive. The Brooklyn Nets remain looking for players that can help them win now. Which leads to this interesting trade rumor courtesy Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: The Sacramento Kings are engaged in discussions to send guard Marcus Thornton to the Brooklyn Nets for guard Jason…

  18. Bulls energy, defense too much for Nets in easy Chicago win

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls

    Last year in the first round of the playoffs the Bulls defeated the Nets because they were tougher — their energy, their execution, their aggressive, physical style of play knocked the Nets off their game. It felt like finesse against power, and power won. Even if the Bulls were without their MVP. So this summer…

  19. Top 10 NBA All-Star Game alley-oops (VIDEO)

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game

    It’s All-Star weekend people, get pumped — this is going to be fun. It’s not a game, it’s an exhibition, accept it as such and you can just sit back and bask in the highlight plays. To get you ready, how about the 10 best alley-oops in NBA All-Star Game history, as compiled by the…

  20. Report: If you want Rajon Rondo or Jeff Green then Celtics want a lot in return

    Feb 12, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

    rondo

    This is exactly what Flip Saunders was talking about when he suggested this will be a slower than expected trade deadline because teams are not willing to part with picks in perceived good drafts. There is buzz out of Boston that GM Danny Ainge is shopping around just about everyone on the roster —Rajon Rondo…

  21. Josh Smith gets hit in the face in midair, finishes the dunk anyway (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Josh Smith

    This is a pretty good shot from the Nets’ Mirza Teletovic to the face of Josh Smith here, and one that was deserving of the flagrant foul that was called by the officials. But it was nothing to Smith, who simply continued flying through the air before throwing down the one-handed jam as though nothing…

  22. With Brooklyn winning going small, could they look to move Brook Lopez?

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Brooklyn Nets

    Around Christmas, it looked like we could leave the Brooklyn Nets for dead. By the time they lost to San Antonio on New Year’s Eve, the Nets were 10-21 and without Brook Lopez, their star center, for the rest of the season due to another foot surgery. That injury forced Brooklyn to go small —…

  23. The Extra Pass: Which non-All-Stars will make an All-NBA team?

    Jan 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat

    All-Star selections have become the de facto measure of good seasons, even though they’re really only the measure of good half seasons and rely on a gerrymandered system that splits players by conference. But All-NBA teams – which evaluate a full year and aren’t split by conference – are a better metric for good seasons. In the last…

  24. Kevin Durant, LeBron James trade shots for 14 points in 2 minutes (VIDEO)

    Jan 30, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder vs Miami Heat

    When the Heat and Thunder face off we get a rare treat — the two best players in the game who actually go head-to-head for a stretch. LeBron James and Kevin Garnett guard each other. They want to show each other up. And for a couple of minutes late in the third quarter of Oklahoma…

  25. The Extra Pass: Kobe’s thoughts on Carmelo Anthony to L.A. speculation, plus Sunday’s recaps

    Jan 27, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    NBA All-Star Bryant of the Lakers and All-Star Anthony of the Knicks laugh during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston

    by Brett Pollakoff NEW YORK – When Carmelo Anthony scored a jaw-dropping 62 points in a win over the Bobcats on Friday, he didn’t just set a Knicks franchise record. He took something that belonged to Kobe Bryant. The Madison Square Garden arena record, since the building opened its fourth incarnation in 1968, was set…

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