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  1. PBT Power Rankings: Streaking Spurs on top, streaking Sixers on bottom

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker

    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?

  2. 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.

  3. Suns overcome 22-point deficit to beat Timberwolves

    Mar 23, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    markieff morris kevin love

    Suns are within a half-game of the playoffs after coming back from 22 down to beat the Timberwolves.

  4. Anthony Davis talks about adjustment from NCAA to NBA

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Anthony Davis said the speed and physicality of the NBA game are the hardest adjustments.

  5. Report: Steve Nash to return to Lakers lineup Friday vs. Wizards

    Mar 20, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Steve Nash has played just 10 games for the Lakers this season as the nerve root issue that bothered him last season has limited him A couple weeks ago Mike D’Antoni said he didn’t expect Nash to be back this season. He was wrong. At least according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo…

  6. League “addresses issue” to make sure Phil Jackson/Jeanie Buss relationship not conflict of interest

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Jackson sits with Lakers Executive Vice President of Business Operations Buss during the NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Los Angeles

    Lucky Jeanie and Phil get to have the NBA’s lawyers help define the parameters of their relationship.

  7. Wednesday NBA grades: Love, Rubio play like they should stay together

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:29 AM EDT

    Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio

    Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love work well together lifting Timberwolves past Mavericks. Also, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks just keep on rolling.

  8. Dwight Howard likely out for Rockets Thursday due to ankle injury

    Mar 19, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Chicago Bulls

    Dwight Howard has been healthy this season, and with that played like the guy the Lakers thought they were getting a year ago. Houston has looked good and improving with him in the paint. But he was out Monday night against Utah with an ankle strain suffered against Miami on Sunday. Now he is going…

  9. Phil Jackson promises return of system basketball to New York, wants ‘Melo to be part of it

    Mar 18, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson

    You can’t win titles in the NBA without elite talent. Superstars matter. It is the nature of the sport. However there is more to it than that, nobody ever just rolled the ball out and won a ring. Franchises have to put those stars in a system that benefits them but more importantly benefits the…

  10. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs, Clippers are your clear top two

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Derrick Favors

    The Spurs and Clippers have distanced themselves from the pack with double-digit winning streaks and sit on top. The Sixers have anchored themselves to the bottom.

  11. Phil Jackson to Knicks could work. It probably won’t, but it could.

    Mar 15, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Jackson

    Ultimately Thomas Wolfe will be proven right, you can’t go home again. Not even Phil Jackson. It’s easy to sit back and list the reasons Jackson’s return to the team that drafted him, taking over basketball operations of the New York Knicks, will not work: James Dolan; Jackson has never had any front office experience before;…

  12. Joakim Noah on Mike Dunleavy: ‘He’s finally giving Duke some credibility’

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks

    In ESPN’s Fab Five documentary, Jalen Rose discussed how he felt about Duke while playing at Michigan. Rose: I hated Duke, and I hated everything I felt Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms. To many, that’s still the…

  13. Thursday And-1 Links: An agent is unhappy with the players union. Shocking.

    Mar 13, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

    NBPA Representatives Meet To Discuss NBA Lockout

    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. • One of the things that got people buzzing today was agent Jeff Schwartz…

  14. Kobe expects to be old self again next season, expects Lakers’ front office to fix team fast

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:08 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is frustrated — with his recovery, with the Lakers losing, with Lakers management. And he talks about it all.

  15. Tuesday And-1 Links: Does Pete Carroll know something about Phil Jackson to Knicks?

    Mar 11, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

    Pete Carroll

    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 more than Bobby Flay loves chili peppers…. • Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tweeted…

  16. 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 …

  17. Kevin Love sets Minnesota Timberwolves’ single-season 3-pointer record

    Mar 10, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Who held the record previously? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

  18. Is Carmelo Anthony’s smart play to opt in and play out contract with Knicks?

    Mar 7, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

    New York Knicks vs Miami Heat

    According to every reliable source, Carmelo Anthony is going to opt out of the final year of his contract this season and look either to re-sign a five-year deal with the Knicks or move on to another team to be part of a contender. If Anthony wants to jump ship and go somewhere like oft-mentioned…

  19. Kevin Love’s response to Tyson Chandler is “(expletive) him.” But don’t think this is a feud.

    Mar 7, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Here’s the real story: Kevin Love and Tyson Chandler are friends. They met as part of Team USA and like each other, text each other, have worked out together at points in the offseason. Like you with your friends, they like to poke fun at each other sometimes. So when Chandler said Love can’t play…

  20. Paul George wants LeBron James to be his mentor

    Mar 6, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat

    If you want to beat the best, you need to learn from the best. Paul George wants to beat the best, and right now the best is LeBron James. LeBron may be the most physically gifted player in the game (arguably ever) but he also has maybe the best basketball mind in the game. Team…

  21. Tyson Chandler on Kevin Love: ‘He can’t play D’

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    USA v Dominican Republic - Mens Exhibition Game

    With the Minnesota Timberwolves frequently going small and the New York Knicks frequently going big Wednesday, Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love often guarded each other. During a halftime interview, a reporter asked Chandler about the relatively quirky matchup (hat tip: Royce Young of Eye on Basketball). Reporter: “With the mismatch with Kevin Love, what are…

  22. PBT And-1 Links: Roy Hibbert’s new bed is ginormous

    Mar 5, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    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 more than Pharrell Williams loves the Arby’s hat… • Roy Hibbert got a new…

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