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  1. Team USA not adding players to pool despite injuries

    Apr 26, 2012, 7:07 PM EST

    Tyson-Chandler-and-Mike-Krzyzewski

    When USA Basketball announced the pool of players it would choose from to select who would represent the USA at the London Olympics this summer, there were 20 names. Now, there are 16 who can go. Dwight Howard (back), LaMarcus Aldridge (hip) and Chauncey Billups (Achilles) are out due to injury and surgery, while Lamar…

  2. Derrick Rose tops NBA jersey sales list, Jeremy Lin second

    Apr 26, 2012, 10:25 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose celebrates after teammate Luol Deng was fouled while shooting by Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    The last time a lot of people wanted to wear a Bulls jersey was… oh, yea, back when the Bobcats owner played for them. Derrick Rose has a long way to go before he is mentioned in the same breath with Michael Jordan, but he is filling in that gap in some ways. For example,…

  3. Lamar Odom gets philosophical about time with Mavericks

    Apr 20, 2012, 11:48 PM EST

    Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival  Gala: Benji - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    Lamar Odom, rather than getting ready for the playoffs with the Mavericks, has been sent away by that team. Not cut loose, Dallas still has his contract, but they told him to just go away — he didn’t want to be there and the distraction wasn’t worth it. So Odom was back in his hometown…

  4. Report: Lamar Odom no longer considered for Olympics

    Apr 13, 2012, 11:15 AM EST

    odomusa

    Way back in the Summer of 2010, Lamar Odom was a key part of Team USA winning the FIBA World Championships — his versatile game blends in beautifully with the international style of basketball. He can knock down threes or play in the post, and the things that make him a tough cover in the…

  5. Video: PBT Extra, where it’s all playoff races, twitter questions

    Apr 12, 2012, 12:15 AM EST

    Shawn Marion, Lamar Odom, Vince Carter

    Here is the latest edition of PBT extra, where the focus is on the playoffs. First I look at who will make it in each conference — out West, I like the Suns more than Denver — then we talk a little playoff matchups with your twitter questions. Oh, and of course there is some…

  6. Wednesday morning one liners: Golden State eyeing Odom?

    Apr 11, 2012, 11:57 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    Here is our daily 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. • Could the Golden State Warriors be eyeing Lamar Odom when he eventually gets…

  7. Cuban talks argument with Odom, why team let him leave

    Apr 10, 2012, 11:31 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban reacts during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Dallas

    A lot of Mavericks fans were in the place Mark Cuban was a long time ago — they were done with Lamar Odom and wanted to get in his face long ago. But one of the reasons that players consider Dallas a destination now is Cuban’s player-friendly ways. Odom had gone through a lot before…

  8. Report: Odom, Cuban had locker-room argument before Odom’s departure

    Apr 10, 2012, 4:49 PM EST

    Mark Cuban

    ESPN Dallas’ Tim McMahon and Marc Stein have the report: At halftime of his final game with the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night, Lamar Odom had an angry exchange with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in the visitors’ locker room in Memphis, according to sources familiar with the discussion. Sources told ESPNDallas.com that the heated words were “the culmination” of an…

  9. Mavericks sound like team ready to move on from Odom

    Apr 9, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

    Lamar Odom

    Just like after the Mavericks last game, coach Rick Carlisle was not going to talk about Lamar Odom on Monday. All he said is they wouldn’t have trouble filling his playing time, which was all of 4 minutes last game and 34 over the last four. So reporters turned to ask veteran Jason Terry if…

  10. NBA Power Rankings: Who forgot to tell Spurs they are old?

    Apr 9, 2012, 1:39 PM EST

    Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Stephen Jackson, Gary Neal

    Can you picture a San Antonio vs. Miami finals? It’s not that hard, if you try. 1. Spurs (40-14, last week ranked number 2). Eleven wins in a row and they are percentage points ahead of the Thunder (and one ahead of them in the loss column). Are they title contenders? They have four rings…

  11. Lamar Odom, Mavericks reach deal for him to leave team

    Apr 9, 2012, 10:09 AM EST

    Lamar Odom

    Lamar Odom will not suit up for the Dallas Mavericks again, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. After a bumpy season, Odom and the Mavericks have reached a deal where they can go their separate ways and Dallas will list him as inactive for the rest of the season. “The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed…

  12. Dallas’ Jason Kidd out for week with right groin strain

    Apr 2, 2012, 8:01 PM EST

    Jason Kidd

    Jason Kidd is sitting out Monday night as the Mavericks take on the Los Angeles Clippers and could be out a week or more due to a strained right groin muscle, reports ESPNDallas.com. We say a week or more because, well, look at Derrick Rose. Groins are notoriously slow to heal and easy to aggravate…

  13. “New” Lakers still not as good as same ol’ Thunder

    Mar 30, 2012, 2:43 AM EST

    Russell Westbrook, Matt Barnes

    This was supposed to be a statement game for the “new” Lakers — new coach, new system, new emphasis on defense and now a new point guard to organize it all. The Thunder, they didn’t change much of anything from last year. Well, the game was a statement all right — the Thunder are much…

  14. Heat, Mavs remind us they are not the same Heat, Mavs teams

    Mar 30, 2012, 12:11 AM EST

    Miami Heat's Wade is congratulated by teammate Chalmers after he scored against Dallas Mavericks during their NBA game in Miami

    It was, by definition, a rematch of the NBA finals from last June. It sure didn’t feel like it. Because these are the same franchises and the same uniforms, but they are not the same teams. The Miami Heat got a comfortable win, 106-85, playing with more energy than we have seen in recent weeks.…

  15. Report: Kobe will push to bring Fisher, Odom back to Lakers

    Mar 28, 2012, 3:13 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant Derek Fisher

    There is a reason players — even elite players — should not get to play general manager, too. With that thought in mind we bring you this news on the eve of Derek Fisher making his return to Los Angeles as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder — Kobe Bryant wants him back. And…

  16. Nowitzki ready for Mavericks to look ahead, not back at title

    Mar 28, 2012, 11:36 AM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki

    It’s going to come up a lot the next couple days — Thursday night the Dallas Mavericks will take on the Miami Heat in Miami. That’s the place last June they won the NBA title. Dirk Nowitzki spent the summer celebrating that win, to the point he showed up to camp out of shape. The…

  17. Odom says he is confused, hurt by boos in Dallas

    Mar 27, 2012, 2:25 PM EST

    Lamar Odom

    For years, Lamar Odom seemed to torment Dallas they way he did many opposing teams — there is no more versatile big man in the game, a guy who can grab the rebound and lead the fast break himself. He can play in the post or drain threes. He’s a matchup nightmare. Then he has…

  18. Tuesday And-1 links: Delonte West, Lamar Odom go to the zoo

    Mar 27, 2012, 11:25 AM EST

    Lamar Odom

    Here is our daily 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. • Delonte West and Lamar Odom went to the zoo. That went about as…

  19. NBA Power Rankings: Thunder move up to second spot

    Mar 26, 2012, 3:46 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Durant leaves the court after their NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Oklahoma City

    Some shifting around near the top as the Thunder go up, the Heat drop down and the Spurs hold steady. So do the Bobcats at the bottom. It’s not March Madness, but it is March setting up for a run to the playoffs. 1. Bulls (40-10, last week ranked number 1). With an undefeated week…

  20. Report: Wait, Jason Smith actually killed the Chris Paul Lakers trade? Pack it in, civilization ends here.

    Mar 24, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Chris Paul

    Yes, we’re still talking about this. Forgive me, I’m just as tired of it as you are. But for the unrighteously indignant… So one more time with feeling, the Lakers, Rockets, and Hornets had agreed on a trade last December. Chris Paul goes to the Lakers, Pau Gasol goes to the Rockets and magically solves…

  21. Kobe calls Dallas fans booing Lamar Odom “stupidity”

    Mar 22, 2012, 9:38 AM EST

    Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant

    Mavericks’ fans are done with the Lamar Odom experiment. Odom has struggled all season with the Mavericks, shooting 34.5 percent (down from 54 percent the year before), looking lost on the court, and that carried over to Wednesday against the Lakers when he was 0-3 with 1 point and 1 rebound on the night. Now…

  22. Report: Odom asked Mavericks to buy him out last month

    Mar 19, 2012, 1:10 PM EST

    Lamar Odom, Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen

    Lamar Odom is not a player that does a great job compartmentalizing his personal life from basketball. What happens off the court impacts him on it. With a host of personal issues — a car he was riding in last summer hitting and killing a boy in New York, a health scare with his father,…

  23. Kobe understands Fisher trade better than some Lakers fans

    Mar 18, 2012, 3:30 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant Derek Fisher

    It’s a cold business with little room for sentimentality. Derek Fisher was part of the problem for the Lakers at the point guard spot. If the Lakers were going to have any shot at a ring they needed an upgrade — Ramon Sessions is an upgrade. A big upgrade. Steve Blake is a solid backup.…

  24. Moves we didn’t expect: Derek Fisher traded by Lakers

    Mar 15, 2012, 5:22 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    The Lakers had been looking to bring in a quality point guard at the trade deadline (and they did in a deal for Ramon Sessions). But nobody expected them to ship out Derek Fisher. But that’s what they did just before the trade deadline, shipping Fisher along with a first-round pick to Houston for reserve…

  25. PBT’s constantly updated trade deadline tracker

    Mar 15, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Michael Beasley, Mike Dunleavy, Carlos Delfino

    Here it is — the one place where all the NBA’s trade deadline news and rumors will be. With our thoughts on everything. This post will be constantly updated throughout the day as the newest information becomes available. Just hit refresh and you will know the latest. The trade deadline is 3 p.m. Eastern (all…

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