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  1. Monday And-1 links: More Howard/Van Gundy drama. Great.

    Apr 2, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    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. • The rumors are out there that there will be a coaching change in…

  2. Video: J.J. Hickson violates DeAndre Jordan’s personal space

    Mar 31, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, J.J. Hickson

    J.J. Hickson is considered a bust, a washout, a nobody. He was supposed to be a building block in Cleveland, flamed out, was traded to Sacramento for Omri Casspi and a draft pick, flamed out, was waived. Portland picked him up after they started tanking to take a flyer on him. He wasn’t supposed to…

  3. Clippers’ Reggie Evans fined $25,000 for obscene gesture

    Mar 30, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT

    Reggie Evans

    Reggie Evans was trying to be subtle. It wasn’t that subtle. Stu Jackson — NBA VP and administrator of justice — noticed and on Friday fined Evans $25,000 for an obscene gesture during the Clippers win on Tuesday over the Hornets. Evans tried the old “I’m not flipping you the bird, I’d scratching my face…

  4. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Fear Kevin Love

    Mar 29, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

    Kevin Love, Eduardo Najera

    What you missed while tweeting pictures of your food rather than eating it… Knicks 108, Magic 86: It was pretty much a perfect storm for the Knicks, and they need more like it. We broke it all down here. Minnesota 88, Bobcats 83: Kevin Love is in full on NBA2K12 beast mode — he had…

  5. Video: Blake Griffin with two dunks for the price of one

    Mar 29, 2012, 8:26 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Channing Frye

    Yes, Blake Griffin made a poster out of Channing Frye, but that’s not what I want you to take away from the first dunk on this video. Well, that is part of it, I guess. But also, watch how the pick-and-roll between Chris Paul and Griffin has matured — Griffin comes out and sets the…

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

    Mar 28, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

    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…

  7. Wednesday And-1 links: Weird Jeremy Lin dances sweeping the globe

    Mar 28, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Lin pumps his fist from the bench as teammates score during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    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. • Honestly, I have no idea what to make of this odd Jeremy Lin…

  8. Toe injury to sideline Clippers’ Mo Williams for two weeks

    Mar 27, 2012, 2:46 PM EDT

    David West, Mo Williams

    The Clippers are in the middle of playing 20 games in 31 days in March — no team has faced something like that in 45 years. It’s the price they pay for having a more traditionally paced schedule for the first month of the season. They need their depth to get through it. So this…

  9. Hornets coach apologized to Blake Griffin for foul

    Mar 27, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Vinny Del Negro

    Monty Williams was not the guy out there on the court that ran over Blake Griffin and hockey checked him to the ground. That was Jason Smith (who got a two game suspension for his actions). But Williams is the coach of the Hornets — the team Smith played for — and he said he…

  10. Clippers owner, GM say Vinny Del Negro’s job safe

    Mar 27, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors

    Reports were swirling last week that Vinny Del Negro had lost the locker room and his job was in danger. The Clippers were struggling — they hadn’t played much defense all season and teams had adjusted to their offensive sets. But the guys who would pull the trigger on a Del Negro firing told T.J.…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Miami malaise means another loss

    Mar 27, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's Dwayne Wade and LeBron James talk during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    What you missed while being freaked out by 9-pound Gambian rats…. Knicks 89, Bucks 80: It wasn’t pretty. Actually, it was put-a-bag-over-it ugly. But with this win the Knicks are far more likely to make the playoffs, and it was our game of the night. Pacers 105, Heat 90: I don’t want to go all…

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

    Mar 26, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT

    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…

  13. Video: Who has the best floater in the NBA?

    Mar 26, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    When you talk about the best floaters in the game, you are talking about the best point guards in the league — Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul all get mentions in this video. And deservedly so. That said, Tony Parker didn’t get in this video from NBA.com and he should, he’s been doing…

  14. Monday And-1 links: Trayvon’s father thanks Heat players

    Mar 26, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

    Miami Heat hoodie photo

    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. • The father of Trayvon Martin thanked the Miami Heat for their support. •…

  15. It’s OK if there’s no mania behind Jimmer

    Mar 24, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

    Jimmer Fredette , Kurt Thomas, Nolan Smith

    “The first time he didn’t play [on Feb. 2 against Portland], people were calling the paper and pitching their theories,” said Jason Jones, the Kings’ beat writer for The Sacramento Bee. “People don’t want to believe that he might not be ready to play. They want to believe Keith has it in for him.” The…

  16. Chris Kaman sticks with Hornets, which is fine. For now.

    Mar 24, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Chris Kaman, Nene

    From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein:   Players waived by 11:59 PM ET tonight eligible for playoffs w/another team, but ESPN sources say NOH & Chris Kaman still NOT talking buyout — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 23, 2012 So… real quick. Taking on the rest of the year for Kaman isn’t bad. He still makes plays (he blocked…

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

    Mar 24, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    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…

  18. Hornets’ Jason Smith suspended two games for hit on Griffin

    Mar 23, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Vinny Del Negro

    We all knew a suspension was coming for that hit, the question was for how long? Jason Smith will be suspended for two games by the league for his hockey check of Blake Griffin during the Hornets victory over the Clippers Thursday night, the league has announced. He will miss a game Sunday against the…

  19. The “Violence Against Blake Griffin” situation

    Mar 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    He’s asking for it. OK, stop, that right there. That’s me trying to snag your attention with some sort of bombastic statement. I can assure you my position is more nuanced than this phrase, which by the way, in the context of violence of any sort — on-court, off-court, sexual, non-sexual — should never, ever…

  20. Friday And-1 links: NCAA makes players draft decision harder

    Mar 23, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

    Adrian Diaz

    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. • To make things easier on their coaches and universities, the NCAA is screwing…

  21. Clippers players say “it’s not him, it’s me” about Del Negro

    Mar 23, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro watches a free throw during their NBA game against Minnesota

    One of the rights of passage for an embattled coach — and make no mistake, Vinny Del Negro is an embattled coach, even the most reasoned of Clippers writers are talking change now — is for the players to rally to the defense of their coach. The “it’s not you, it’s me” lines pour out.…

  22. Video: Jason Smith’s ridiculous flagrant foul on Blake Griffin

    Mar 23, 2012, 1:34 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Vinny Del Negro

    Jason Smith hit Blake Griffin like he was expecting to get paid by Sean Payton and Gregg Williams. Oh, sorry, wrong New Orleans team. This fourth quarter flagrant 2 foul rightfully got Smith ejected from the game and he can expect a multiple game suspension to come down on Friday. As it should be. There…

  23. New night, same problems haunt Clippers in loss to Hornets

    Mar 22, 2012, 11:48 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    Three games in three nights. Three losses. Each seemingly uglier than the last. Right now, the Clippers are not a good basketball team, and coach Vinny Del Negro could pay the price for that. A night after Del Negro’s postgame tirade at his team after it was blown out by the Oklahoma City Thunder, the…

  24. Thursday And-1 links: Kobe talks playing against Fisher

    Mar 22, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Derek Fisher

    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) — laid out in bullet points. Because god is a bullet (have mercy on us everyone). • Next Thursday night Derek Fisher will pull on…

  25. David Stern: An anchor of legacy

    Mar 22, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    This isn’t the David Stern we thought we knew. Or maybe it’s not the David Stern he wanted to be. Or maybe it’s not the David Stern who actually is David Stern. The National Basketball Association has been under the care of Stern since 1984,with Stern having worked with the league in some capacity since…

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