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  1. 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…

  2. 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

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    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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.…

  10. Clippers respond publicly to appease the ‘angry’ Chris Paul

    Jun 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul reacts during their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    When anonymously sourced reports surfaced that Chris Paul wasn’t the least bit happy with being tagged as the one responsible for the Clippers parting ways with Vinny Del Negro, the logical move would be for the team to reach out to Paul directly — and privately — to let him know that wasn’t the case.…

  11. Clippers, Hawks reportedly interested in David West if he decides to leave the Pacers

    May 31, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

    David West

    David West was an All-Star power forward twice while playing alongside Chris Paul in New Orleans, but has flown under the radar since then in his time with the Indiana Pacers over the last two seasons. This year, West has approached that level again with averages of 17.1 points and 7.7 rebounds on a team…

  12. Jason Kidd undecided about returning next season

    May 31, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

    Jason Kidd, D.J. Augustin

    The Knicks expect Jason Kidd will return next season. Kidd said his “plan” is to come back, too. But the guard still hasn’t completely made up his mind. Kidd, via Marc Berman of the New York Post: “I am thinking about it. We’ll see. I have to make a decision. We’ll see what happens. Right…

  13. Report: Chris Paul angry with Clippers because he’s blamed for Del Negro firing

    May 31, 2013, 9:07 AM EDT

    Chris Paul ,  Vinny Del Negro

    Vinny Del Negro tried to avoid the question, but it was pretty clear he thought Chris Paul got him fired. Clippers owner Donald Sterling all but came out and said the reason Del Negro is gone is Paul. Paul says that is not the case at all — and he is pretty angry that he…

  14. Thursday And-1 Links: Your local store will soon have Shaq Soda

    May 30, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

    shaq-soda

    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. • Shaquille O’Neal is getting into the soda business… and it might not suck.…

  15. Clippers speak with Bryon Scott about coaching vacancy

    May 30, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    Byron Scott, Haywoode Workman

    It seemed Byron Scott was on a coaching slide – falling from the Nets (a conference-winning team) to the Hornets (a playoff-series-winning team) to the Cavaliers (a non-winning team). But maybe he’s just on a coaching roller coaster, which would mean Scott is on the rise after bottoming out. Chris Broussard of ESPN: Clippers general…

  16. Vinny Del Negro hints at the truth, but successfully avoids questions about Chris Paul’s role in his dismissal

    May 30, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    Chris Paul ,  Vinny Del Negro

    Vinny Del Negro appeared on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday, and spent a segment almost 10 minutes long discussing how his tenure ended with the Los Angeles Clippers. The assumption that Chris Paul had as much to do with Del Negro not being brought back as anything (remember, technically he wasn’t fired; his contract only…

  17. Report: Mike Malone to interview for Clippers’ coaching job

    May 30, 2013, 3:16 AM EDT

    Mike Malone Warriors

    The first reports were the Clippers were looking for a big name, veteran coach to put in the big chair — Nate McMillan, Lionel Hollins, Stan Van Gundy (a longer shot), maybe Alvin Gentry. But the top assistants are getting a look, too. Brian Shaw of the Pacers was mentioned, and if you’re looking for…

  18. 22 teams confirmed for NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    May 29, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Brian Roberts

    Summer League is a chance to check out both young players and those on the fringe who are trying to make a name for themselves and earn a job on an NBA roster. Besides, it’s not like you’re doing anything else related to professional basketball from July 12th through the 22nd. Even though we still…

  19. Report: Magic interested in Eric Bledsoe. That’s a long line.

    May 29, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Eric Bledsoe, Jerryd Bayless

    Somewhere around the second week of July, when Chris Paul signs his new max deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, you are going to hear a lot of Eric Bledsoe trade buzz. There is a lot of interest around the league in the Clippers’ backup point guard — with good reason — but they are…

  20. Report: Carmelo Anthony wants Knicks to add another scorer

    May 29, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Carmelo Anthony doesn’t care about the math — if he did, he’d know it’s going to be very difficult for the Knicks to change the roster much this summer. No, Carmelo Anthony just wants to win a title and he understands the Knicks roster as it stands is maybe fourth best in the East next…

  21. Cuban says plan is for Dallas to be contender in two years

    May 27, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Mark Cuban,  Brian Forte

    How close are the Dallas Mavericks to contending? Owner Mark Cuban says he plans to have his team back at the top of the league in two years. Yes, two years. That’s the timeline he gave ESPNDallas.com. “We want to be a championship team. We’ve never said we have to be a championship team this…

  22. Clippers reportedly targeting ‘big names first’ in head coaching search

    May 26, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    There’s a good reason that the Clippers coaching search is delivering an almost daily stream of updates. If Chris Paul re-signs in free agency as expected, it’s by far the team closest to championship contention of any that are currently in need of a new head coach. Former Suns coach Alvin Gentry is the latest…

  23. Mike Conley on verge of stardom as Grizzlies on verge of elimination

    May 26, 2013, 1:39 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Three

    Where is the line between the NBA’s stars and the league’s merely good players? Star is such a loaded term – full of reputation and production and marketing and talent and style – that, occasionally, it can be useful to sort through all the distractions and look at objective measures. Let’s examine players in order…

  24. Report: New Kings owner eyes Mike Malone as coach

    May 25, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Mike Malone Warriors

    Golden State’s Mike Malone has been in the group with Brian Shaw and Mike Budenholzer the past few years — top assistant coaches that get interviews but have yet to land in the big chair. That could be about to change for Malone — it’s a good thing when the owner wants you. And the…

  25. Report: Clippers to consider Alvin Gentry for head coaching job

    May 24, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Alvin Gentry

    The Clippers’ head coaching job is undoubtedly the most intriguing out of all of the ones that are currently open for next season. Assuming Chris Paul re-signs with the team in free agency, L.A. will return the core of a team that was talented enough to win 56 regular season games and two in the…

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