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  1. Winderman: Wade’s move to Li-Ning good for marketplace

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:08 PM EST

    Dwyade Wade

    Left unclear by Dwyane Wade‘s move from Jordan Brand to Chinese brand Li-Ning is whether he had opted for innovation or simply was not offered what he believed to be a commensurate deal. But that’s not the point. The point is this: When the Miami Heat, still arguably the NBA’s most high-profile team, take the…

  2. Chris Paul returns… just don’t expect to see him vs. Heat

    Oct 9, 2012, 3:03 PM EST

    Chris Paul

    Chris Paul was back on the court with his Clippers teammates. Held back by doctors after off-season thumb surgery, he has been cleared for full-contact practices and is out there getting run. That’s the good news. It doesn’t mean we are going to get to see him against the Miami Heat as the two teams…

  3. Monday And-1 links: Royce White joins Rockets; more camp notes

    Oct 8, 2012, 11:05 PM EST

    Royce White

    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 men love Mila Kunis. • Rookie Royce White joined the Houston Rockets training…

  4. Report: Tracy McGrady finalizing deal to play in China

    Oct 8, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    Tracy McGrady was looking for another year in the NBA, a 16th NBA season. But not finding a guaranteed deal, he is taking his talents to the port city of Qingdao, China, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. McGrady, 33, will likely complete the deal within the next couple days and leave for China within…

  5. Notes from Sunday’s NBA preseason games

    Oct 8, 2012, 2:46 AM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    It doesn’t matter who won or lost, so while the scores are listed below just consider those just a little headline so you know who we are talking about. What we want to know in preseason is who stood out — like Eric Bledsoe and Ty Lawson did in the Clippers/Nuggets game Saturday in Las…

  6. Friday And-1 links: Kobe misses practice, other camp notes

    Oct 5, 2012, 9:26 PM EST

    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant smiles during an interview at NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    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. • Kobe Bryant has sat out the last couple of Lakers practices with a…

  7. NBA uses stars to demonstrate flops that will be fined

    Oct 5, 2012, 6:41 PM EST

    Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, flop

    Since the NBA announced they were going to be reviewing potential flops at the league office the next day, and fining players determined to have flopped, the big question has been “where will they draw the line?” Friday, the league released a video showing what would and would not draw a flop (that video is…

  8. Video: 90 Chris Pauls cut a swath through Los Angeles

    Oct 5, 2012, 2:07 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers Introduce Chris Paul

    The headline is a little misleading, Chris Paul doesn’t cut a swath through L.A. in this video, just Venice Beach. Which is it’s own, interesting, subset of Los Angeles. It’s one of the most visited, most iconic parts of L.A., but it’s not L.A. No one place is. That’s the great thing about the city.…

  9. Gooden says guys who draw charges will pay flopping fines

    Oct 5, 2012, 1:12 AM EST

    Paul George, Drew Gooden

    Mark Cuban doesn’t love it. Neither does Blake Griffin. And Dirk Nowitzki. While a lot of players have said they like the NBA’s new policy of fines for flops and hope that it starts to curtail the embellishment of contact in the NBA, not everyone does. There are concerns about enforcement, about unintended consequences, about…

  10. Thursday And-1 link: News, notes from around NBA camps

    Oct 4, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    Lakers new guard Steve Nash of Canada smiles as he walks past Kobe Bryant during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    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. • It was news when Kobe Bryant said this was the most talented Lakers…

  11. Dirk Nowitzki calls flopping fines “a bunch of crap”

    Oct 4, 2012, 5:18 PM EST

    350x-4

    The new fines for flopping announced by the league are not very popular in Dallas. First Mavericks owner Mark Cuban questioned the impact of the fines and what the fallout would be, and now Dirk Nowitzki has come out and questioned how the league will enforce the rules. From the Dallas Morning News (hat tip…

  12. NBA Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

    Oct 4, 2012, 3:58 PM EST

    Josh Smith

    Last season: Just another Hawks season. That’s the best way to put it after a year where despite losing Al Horford for the vast majority of the season, Atlanta managed to land a top four seed in the East. They had this bizarro season underneath the headline of “Boring.” They would look awesome one night,…

  13. Blake Griffin says flopping fines just NBA going after cash

    Oct 4, 2012, 12:25 PM EST

    Blake Griffin

    For the most part, NBA players have been backed the NBA’s new penalties for floppers — plays will be reviewed by the league office and guys will be warned for the first instance and fined after that up to $30,000 for the fifth incident. Players seem to think maybe this will cut down on flopping…

  14. Video: Blake Griffin with 75 foot shot… and some dunks

    Oct 4, 2012, 10:11 AM EST

    Blake Griffin

    If Blake Griffin knows how to do one thing, it’s put on a show. Teams right now are doing their public scrimmages (something they are required to do, a remnant of the lockout before last as a gift to the fans) and usually these are not much. But Griffin is a walking show and so…

  15. Iverson playing exhibition in China against Marbury’s team

    Oct 3, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    iverson-turkey

    Heck, I’d pay to see this. Maybe more than the Heat/Clippers exhibition games that tip off in China in just more than a week. Allen Iverson and Jason Williams are going to play in an exhibition game in Beijing against Stephon Marbury and his team, the Beijing Ducks. Other guys playing on the NBA alumni…

  16. NBA Season Preview: Miami Heat

    Oct 3, 2012, 3:25 PM EST

    Miami Heat player LeBron James hoists the championship trophy as team mate Dwyane Wade looks on stage at a rally in Miami, Florida

    Last season: It was not flawless, but it was superb. It was not easy, but it was rewarding. And it was not what they thought it would be, but it was spectacular. The Miami Heat accomplished all of their goals in the 2012 season, that being the only goal they had: win the title. They…

  17. Tuesday And-1 links: Felton starts but does Kidd close for Knicks?

    Oct 2, 2012, 10:31 PM EST

    Knicks Media Day Basketball

    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 old people love In The Heat of the Night. • Raymond Felton will…

  18. Odom wants to apologize to Mavs fans, Cuban for last season

    Oct 2, 2012, 6:45 PM EST

    Lamar Odom

    Lamar Odom’s fall from Sixth Man of the Year and NBA title holder to guy the Dallas Mavericks told to just go away and don’t come near the rest of the players was fast and public. Odom invited it all in when he married a Kardashian and became a reality television star, but when he…

  19. Rose says he helped recruit Kirk Hinrich back to Chicago

    Oct 2, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

    Kirk Hinrich

    It is the way of the world now — superstar NBA players recruit their teammates. See Miami. See Chris Paul essentially play GM for the Clippers at points this summer. See the Celtics players courting guys to come in with them. That is not his style, but Derrick Rose is going to have to become…

  20. Kobe says this is most talented Lakers team he has been on

    Oct 2, 2012, 2:53 AM EST

    New center Dwight Howard greets Kobe Bryant during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    Kobe Bryant has been on Lakers teams with amazing talent — Shaquille O’Neal in his prime, Glen Rice, Rick Fox, Robert Horry, Gary Payton, Karl Malone, Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum. But he said he has never been on a more talented team than this one, which has a likely starting five of Steve Nash, Bryant,…

  21. Cousins calls USA Select Team experience “political”

    Oct 1, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

    DeMarcus Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins had a bumpy time as a member of the USA Select Team this summer, playing against the London Olympians during training camp. He got called out publicly by USA basketball president Jerry Colangelo for being too physical in scrimmages against the stars. I’ll add that I was in Vegas and Colangelo wasn’t the…

  22. LeBron going to spend more time in post, play some point forward

    Oct 1, 2012, 4:19 AM EST

    Miami Heat's LeBron James takes part in a team practice for the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City

    The Miami Heat have found their identity — they are going to play small. They are gong to have Chris Bosh spend lot of time at the five spot (he says he is ready for it) then have LeBron at the power forward spot. He says he’s ready for all of it. He says he…

  23. Lamar Odom apologizes to Cuban, Mavericks

    Sep 30, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Lamar Odom Clippers

    Ric Bucher of ESPN tweeted Friday the following: Lamar Odom, unprompted, told me he’d like to apologize to Mark Cuban and Mavs fans for not being himself. Felt it was beyond his power. via Twitter / RicBucher: Lamar Odom, unprompted, told …. So how did that go over, ESPN Dallas? Asked about Odom’s apology Friday evening,…

  24. Chauncey Billups says he’ll be back before the first of the year

    Sep 29, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Arron Afflalo, Chauncey Billups

    Say what you want about Chauncey Billups, but do not question the man’s dedication. The Clippers guard immediately got word out after his devastating Achilles injury that he would not be retiring. He’s kept that word up the entire way. He’s vowed to return this season. And at media day for the Clippers Friday, Billups…

  25. Report: Gilbert Arenas considering playing in China

    Sep 28, 2012, 12:26 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Gilbert Arenas wants another shot in the NBA. He’s working out at the Lakers facilities. His agent is calling GMs all over the place. Arenas is telling gas station managers his plans and that’s somehow becoming a rumor. The truth — there are no calls for him. Teams are not interested. They weigh the off-court…

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