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  1. Report: Clippers, Celtics talks to send Garnett, Rivers to L.A. stalled

    Jun 15, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT

    Celtics forward Garnett and head coach Rivers react to a foul called on Garnett in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta.

    UPDATE 8:18 pm: The talks have apparently stalled out. Which shouldn’t be shocking. But things are stalled out, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports as well as others. The Celtics want DeAndre Jordan, Eric Bledsoe and two first round picks for Kevin Garnett and the right to talk to and sign Doc Rivers. The Clippers reportedly…

  2. Some buzz growing around Garnett, Pierce, Rivers to Clippers. But it’s a long shot.

    Jun 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

    Last trade deadline it was Vinny Del Negro who was trying to push a trade for Kevin Garnett, bringing the veteran to Los Angeles to stabilize the Clippers defense. But Clippers management wanted no part of the deal — they didn’t want to move DeAndre Jordan — and that was part of the tension in…

  3. Report: Andre Iguodala decides to opt out of final year of contract to enter free agency

    Jun 14, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets Andre Iguodala reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Oakland

    It has always been a distinct possibility that Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala would choose to opt out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent. The offseason moves of the front office in Denver, which included firing Coach of the Year George Karl and parting ways with Executive of the…

  4. Report: Chris Paul, Dwight Howard text about teaming up. This will not happen.

    Jun 14, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    For the owners, pretty much half the reason for the lockout last year was to put in place an economic system that prevents stars from doing what the Miami Heat did with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. (Technically they still could have done that because they stripped the roster all the way down…

  5. LeBron says he must play better, plays way better

    Jun 14, 2013, 12:35 AM EDT

    Heat's James rebounds against Spurs' Leonard during Game 4 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio

    LeBron James is the most questioned NBA champion ever. The snickers and jeering reached critical mass after he struggled through the Heat’s loss to the Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Can he elevate his game on the biggest stage? Is he afraid of the moment? Why does he crumble under pressure? It…

  6. Report: Doc Rivers, Clippers have mutual interest

    Jun 13, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers, Ronny Turiaf

    Two years ago, Doc Rivers signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the Celtics. Even for a coach like Rivers, $7 million is on the high end, but so is a five-year contract. The Celtics, in effect, were paying extra for the stability of keeping a good coach around for so long – even…

  7. Report: Nuggets coaching search focused on Shaw, Hollins

    Jun 13, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

    George Karl went from NBA Coach of the Year to unemployed in 29 days. So, who wants to fill those shoes? It appears the search is down to former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, reports Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports. The Denver Nuggets have focused their search for a head…

  8. Irving, Lillard highlight guys heading to Team USA mini-camp this summer

    Jun 12, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    East All-Star Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers competes in the three-point contest during the NBA basketball All-Star weekend in Houston

    This summer is when USA Basketball brings in its prospects — guys it wants to get a closer look. Next summer Team USA will be heading off to Spain for the World Championships with a roster that could include a handful of the guys from this camp (mixed with some big name NBA stars). USA…

  9. Tuesday And-1 links: Kyrie Irving is on the cover of NBA Live ’14.

    Jun 11, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    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 I love Top Chef… • Kyrie Irving is on the cover of NBA…

  10. Sacramento Kings were third team fined for tampering

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

    Michael Malone

    We told you the other day the Hawks and Rockets had been fined by the NBA for tampering — teams cannot officially talk free agents they might have interest in until July 1 when those players are actually free agents. You may want to talk to Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, but you can’t officially…

  11. Report: Clippers interview Shaw; now Scott, McMillan, Hollins on deck

    Jun 11, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    Brian Shaw, George Hill

    Sounds like Brian Shaw’s interview with the Clippers Monday went well. That makes some sense — he’s ready to be a head coach, and for a franchise always looking to steal some Lakers thunder taking the coach the players and fans wanted to replace Phil Jackson is a nice jab at the guys down the…

  12. NBA players, personalities read mean tweets about themselves (VIDEO)

    Jun 11, 2013, 2:11 AM EDT

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      Jimmy Kimmel Live does a clever little skit now and again — famous celebrities read mean tweets about themselves. Actual tweets sent their way, because on twitter (and the Web in general) people use anonymity to be complete jerks. This week he did an NBA version with Shaq, Kobe Bryant, Andre Iguodala, Blake Griffin,…

  13. Grizzlies don’t renew Lionel Hollins’ contract

    Jun 10, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    Lionel Hollins

    UPDATE 10:16 pm: The Grizzlies have made this official with a statement from the team. “After a thorough internal process, which included conversations with Lionel and his representatives, we decided as an organization to move in a different direction,” Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien said in a statement. “On behalf of the Grizzlies organization I would…

  14. Teammate of the Year Chauncey Billups says teammate Blake Griffin needs more toughness

    Jun 10, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Clippers - Game One

    Fresh off winning an award for being the NBA’s best teammate, Chauncey Billups said publically Blake Griffin needs more toughness. Billups, via ESPN: “I don’t agree that Blake Griffin is soft. But what I will say about Blake is that he’s maybe too nice of a guy,” Billups said. “Because there’s been times in games…

  15. NBA Fines Hawks, Rockets, one other team for tampering

    Jun 10, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Chris Paul, John Jenkins

    The Hawks emailed fans in an attempt to sell tickets by name dropping Dwight Howard and Chris Paul. I don’t know whether the chance of Atlanta signing either star in free agency motivated any fans to buy tickets, but the email will cost the Hawks. Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY: Three NBA…

  16. Chauncey Billups says he’s interested in joining Heat next season

    Jun 10, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Chauncey Billups

    Chauncey Billups was in Miami Sunday, picking up the inaugural NBA Best Teammate award. But he wouldn’t mind being back in Miami next fall. Billups is an unrestricted free agent this summer and like a lot of veterans willing to play for less money if they get a shot at a ring, he has interest…

  17. Chauncey Billups wins inaugural NBA Teammate of the Year award

    Jun 9, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Chauncey Billups

    Whether he was in uniform or in a suit on the sidelines as he recovered from a torn Achilles, a lot of Clippers players would turn to Chauncey Billups for advice. How to deal with certain defenses, how to cover particular players, whatever it was he was like another assistant coach for the team. So…

  18. Tony Parker not the NBA’s best point guard, but a darn good one in the NBA Finals

    Jun 7, 2013, 2:47 AM EDT

    BKN-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT-GAME 1

    When Tony Parker won NBA Finals MVP in 2007, it caught many off guard. Tim Duncan won Finals MVP for the Spurs’ first three titles, and he was still an All-NBA first-team player during the 2006-07 regular season. A major of ESPN writers surveyed before Game 4 of San Antonio’s sweep over the Cavaliers chose…

  19. Tuesday And-1 links: Heat/Pacers Game 7 draws largest TNT game audience ever

    Jun 4, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James goes up to score against Indiana Pacers' Green and George during Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff in Miami

    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 Americans like cheese… and we like cheese… • Game 7 between the…

  20. Did Hawks tamper by mentioning Dwight Howard and Chris Paul in ticket-sale e-mail?

    Jun 4, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

    Dwight Howard and Chris Paul will become free agents on July 1, but they’re not free agents yet. So the Hawks probably shouldn’t be using those two to sell tickets. Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The letter, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was sent via e-mail from one member of the ticket sales department.…

  21. Chris Paul would ‘look pretty good in a Sacramento Kings uniform,’ says new Kings coach

    Jun 4, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

    Isaiah Thomas, DeMarcus Cousins, Chris Paul

    Chris Paul will be a free agent off-season, and reports that he’s angry with the Clippers have fans of every team  looking for reasons why Paul would sign with their team. The Kings’ recently hired coach, Michael Malone, gives Sacramento fans their reason. Malone was an assistant with the Hornets when Paul played for them.…

  22. Jason Kidd announces his retirement

    Jun 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Knicks Media Day Basketball

    He had an amazing, 19-year NBA career. A Hall of Fame career. But it is over — Jason Kidd has announced he has retired from the NBA. The New York Knicks made the announcement, via their Website manager Jonah Ballow. “My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come…

  23. NBA players react to the retirement of Grant Hill

    Jun 2, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Grant Hill_WOF

    After 19 seasons in the NBA, Grant Hill announced his retirement Saturday. On the court, his legacy is “what might have been,” but off the court you will be hard pressed to find a player better liked by teammates and league executives. That came through when NBA players went to twitter after they heard the…

  24. A few highlights from Grant Hill’s career (VIDEO)

    Jun 2, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    grant hill magic

    With Grant Hill announcing his retirement after 19 NBA seasons on Saturday, the league put together a brief clip showcasing some of his highlights. What’s most noticeable is Hill’s quickness and athleticism, and the speed and ease with which he was able to get by defenders and elevate to the basket. This video could have…

  25. Grant Hill announces his retirement after 19 seasons

    Jun 1, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Washington Wizards

    Grant Hill is retiring after playing 19 seasons in the NBA, and he made the announcement personally on national television during TNT’s pregame coverage of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Hill played sparingly for the Clippers in his final season, and the team had a prepared release ready once Hill broke the news.…

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