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  1. Clippers’ Matt Barnes suspended one game following arrest

    Oct 30, 2012, 4:25 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    Matt Barnes, the Clippers’ best wing player during the preseason, has been suspended one game by the league after pleading no contest this summer to a misdemeanor following an arrest on outstanding traffic warrants. Barnes will sit out the Clippers season opener Wednesday at home against the Memphis Grizzlies Back in July Matt Barnes was…

  2. A guide for which teams to watch

    Oct 30, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol

    Our ideas of fun may be completely different. Personally, I like to pretend I’m playing Supermarket Sweep in the grocery store, but you may like going out on “dates” or “talking to actual people.” With that said, I can’t in good faith tell you which teams will be fun this year. That’s a decision for…

  3. PBT Power Rankings: Heat start season on top, Bobcats in cellar

    Oct 29, 2012, 4:56 PM EST

    Chris Bosh,Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    It’s that time of year — the PBT’s NBA Power Rankings are back. Power Rankings before a single game is played are admittedly a bit silly, but then again the NBA has playoffs to determine which team is best so really all power rankings are silly and just for the entertainment value. It would take…

  4. Four teams that could head off a Lakers vs. Heat NBA final

    Oct 29, 2012, 2:42 PM EST

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

    It’s the consensus of prognosticators (and me as well) — the NBA finals will be the Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James. You can already sense David Stern drooling like a Pavlovian dog thinking about the television ratings. What teams could destroy David Stern’s dream? There are four. While we…

  5. Video: Blake Griffin helps his younger self in clever Kia ads

    Oct 29, 2012, 2:29 PM EST

    Blake Griffin

    Blake Griffin has just found his groove in front of the camera. He’s got a great, dry  sense of humor that works really well with the right material. These ads from Kia are the right material. Pretty funny stuff. Personally, I’d be afraid of what 10-year-old me would say back to current me if I…

  6. Video: Griffin, Clippers dance Gangnam style on the bench

    Oct 29, 2012, 11:36 AM EST

    DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin

    If DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin are doing the dance on the bench, has said dance jumped the shark? Can we move on now? Well their ain’t no dance party like a Caron Butler dance party, and it was going onto Psy’s “Gangnam Style”  during the Clippers final preseason game. What I enjoy most is…

  7. Count LeBron among those impressed with Anthony Davis

    Oct 28, 2012, 7:01 PM EST

    Anthony Davis

    We all knew Anthony Davis was potentially a very special player — some scouts graded him out as the best player in years, better than Blake Griffin or a host of other recent No. 1 overall picks. But he was supposed to be a bit of a project on offense, a guy with potential that…

  8. Video: Daryl Morey talks Rockets’ trade for James Harden

    Oct 28, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

    daryl-morey-rockets

    Rockets GM Daryl Morey has been on a quest for an elite player for more than a year — Pau Gasol (part of the Chris Paul trade David Stern blew up), Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony — and he thinks he finally has one in James Harden. Morey was on Comcast SportsNet Houston to talk about…

  9. Lamar Odom says he doesn’t think he’ll be ready for opener

    Oct 27, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Lamar Odom

    Lamar Odom was expected to be a steal for the Clippers — they needed frontcourt depth behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan and if the former Sixth Man of the Year could return to form them could provide that and more. Well, he can when he’s on the court. Which may well not be season…

  10. Cuban says no final decision, Delonte West could return to Mavs

    Oct 27, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Mavericks owner Cuban waves to fans before the start of Mavericks versus 76ers NBA basketball game in Philadelphia

    When the Dallas Mavericks suspended Delonte West this week, it had a pretty permanent feeling. There’s the part where the Mavs said it was indefinite. Or the reports they were negotiating with his agent on a buyout. Or the part where they went out and got Eddy Curry and Chris Douglas-Roberts to potentially fill in…

  11. With Silver, NBA gets same business with softer face

    Oct 26, 2012, 11:50 AM EST

    NBA Commissioner David Stern Announces Retirement

    Things are not going to change much. There will come a time, just a few years into his tenure as commissioner, when Adam Silver will walk out on the stage at the NBA Draft and be instantly booed by fans. Just as David Stern has been for years. A lot of things will stay the…

  12. NBA season preview: New Orleans Hornets

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:40 AM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Houston Rockets

    Last Season: The player the franchise had built itself around, Chris Paul, decided he wanted out before last season began. He did so in a far less-aggravating way than his superstar counterparts (we’re looking at you, Mr. Anthony and Mr. Howard), but he did it just the same. Since the key piece the Hornets received in…

  13. Video: Another day, another CP3 to Blake Griffin ally-oop

    Oct 26, 2012, 8:44 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers' Paul puts his arm around teammate Griffin during NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles

    They make it look routine. There are challengers to the “most entertaining team in the NBA” crown that for my money the Clippers still have. OKC is always good, Denver is going to be one of those teams this year but the Clippers are just fun. They have Chris Paul throwing lobs to Blake Griffin.…

  14. NBA Season Preview: Houston Rockets

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Kevin McHale, Jeremy Lin

    Last Season: Riding a deep roster and the creativity of a coaching staff and front office to cover up their weaknesses with in-season trades, the Rockets were in the playoff hunt into the season’s final days only to fall short and finish 9th in the West. They battled injury, illness, and the transition to new…

  15. Grant Hill to get another knee exam, miss season opener

    Oct 25, 2012, 9:11 AM EST

    Grant Hill Clippers

    We told you a couple days ago that it looked like Grant Hill would be out for the season opener, and that because he was not able to get the Phoenix Suns training staff to come to Los Angeles with him Clippers fans should be a little nervous. Hill owned up to the fact he…

  16. Video: Bledsoe no-look to DeAndre Jordan ally-oop slam

    Oct 25, 2012, 2:12 AM EST

    DeAndre Jordan

    You can take Chris Paul and Blake Griffin out of the picture, and the Clippers still have the best highlights in the land. This was Eric Bledsoe with the no-look ally-oop pass to DeAndre Jordan (who has had some impressive nights this preseason). And there you have the dunk of the night. Other teams will…

  17. Seven players who need to answer doubters, have big years

    Oct 24, 2012, 6:37 PM EST

    John Wall

    It’s time gentlemen. Step up or be swept to the side. There are a lot of players in the NBA who need to answer questions we have about them, but maybe none more than the seven below. These are players who either need to show how good they are to get paid next summer; or…

  18. NBA Season Preview: Dallas Mavericks

    Oct 24, 2012, 1:59 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) reacts after hitting a three point shot during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz  in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Last Season: Coming off their incredible championship season, the Mavericks let defensive anchor Tyson Chandler go to New York in order to retain future cap flexibility. While that decision certainly hurt the chances of a true title defense, the acquisition of Lamar Odom probably buried it altogether. Despite those massive offseason failings, the veteran Mavs…

  19. Grant Hill to miss “at least a couple of weeks”

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:36 PM EST

    Grant Hill Clippers

    Remember that scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when the bad guy “chooses poorly” and ages rapidly until he deteriorates into nothingness? Well, this kind of feels like that. Grant Hill managed to be amazingly healthy during the last five seasons with the Phoenix Suns, who just so happen to employ what many…

  20. Five players that need a change of scenery

    Oct 23, 2012, 9:41 PM EST

    Kevin Martin

    Breakups are never fun, but sometimes it just has to be done. Maybe there’s someone new, or things have become stale, or both parties just need to go a different direction. The following is a list of five talented players who could really use the “it’s not you, it’s me” speech from their current teams.…

  21. Tuesday And-1 links: Shed a tear, Spurs waive Eddy Curry

    Oct 23, 2012, 6:50 PM EST

    Eddy Curry, Andre Iguodala

    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. • Eddy Curry had actually looked better than you might expect for the Spurs…

  22. Video: In case you forgot, DeAndre Jordan knows how to finish

    Oct 23, 2012, 11:17 AM EST

    BASKET-CHN-NBA

    There are a couple of reasons to run this clip. One is the DeAndre Jordan finish which is monster. He was like this all game against the Andrew Bogut-less Warriors, a team that lacks an inside presence and Jordan took advantage. The other is that Ralph Lawler’s calls are the best. Jordan has looked good…

  23. League GMs say Durant now more clutch than Kobe

    Oct 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

    Kevin Durant

    There are 15 seconds left in the game, your team is down by one, and you can have anybody in the NBA take that shot. Who do you want? For years now NBA general managers have said “Kobe” in their annual survey when asked what one player they would want taking a shot with the…

  24. GM Survey: Where Darko Milicic is underrated and Carmelo Anthony is MVP

    Oct 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    Everyone has that buddy that acts perfectly logical and sane, but forces you to reevaluate your friendship after he blurts out something like, “Carlos Boozer is going to win MVP this year!” Well, good news everyone: NBA General Managers are just like you, me, and your friend you can no longer take seriously. Let’s take…

  25. The case for why Chris Paul is staying with the Clippers

    Oct 21, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

    Chris Paul is technically back in that same spot so many stars have been in over the past few years which has resulted in a transition of teams. He’s a free agent at the end of this season with his contract expiring. He would have been a free agent this summer but as part of…

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