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  1. Wizards keep playoff goal intact by trading injured Okafor for a healthy Gortat

    Oct 26, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Marcin Gortat, Patrick Patterson

    WASHINGTON – Sometimes trades instinctively bring out the head scratcher in all of us. The Wizards acquiring center Marcin Gortat isn’t one of those times. Washington hasn’t reached the playoffs since 2008. Unlike teams that bailed on the upcoming season to ensure a lottery finish, the Wizards have shaped their John Wall-led roster with the goal…

  2. After Gortat trade, Wizards will not pick up 2014-15 options for Vesely, Singleton

    Oct 26, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Jan Vesely

    The Marcin Gortat trade was all about this year for the Wizards — John Wall is writing playoffs on his shoes , the owner is demanding a postseason trip, and on top of that Emeka Okafor isn’t going to be able to play for months due to a herniated disc in his neck. Gortat — the…

  3. Report: Suns to trade Marcin Gortat to Wizards for Emeka Okafor

    Oct 25, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Marcin Gortat

    Washington wants to make the playoffs this year. Owner Ted Leonsis demands it. No more slow rebuild. They are counting on John Wall to lead them (so he better find his jumper), but they need some balance inside and that has been hampered by the neck injury sidelining Emeka Okafor indefinitely. So they are reaching…

  4. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Phoenix Suns

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Eric Bledsoe

    Last season: Believe it or not, the Suns actually had playoff aspirations when the regular season began. The front office believed that Michael Beasley would be different in Phoenix than he had been anywhere else, and mandated that he be given a chance to be a difference-maker in the lineup. Once it became clear that…

  5. Late night And-1 links: A few free agency rumors, more

    Jul 2, 2013, 2:39 AM EDT

    Nick Young shirt

    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 NBA fans love free agency…. • Not long after free agency opened,…

  6. Rubio wants Minnesota to stop using rash of injuries as excuse

    Jan 18, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Rubio is defended by L.A. Clippers' Crawford and Griffin during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Minneapolis

    Injury-ravaged Minnesota looked across the court and saw the Los Angeles Clippers — a team without MVP candidate Chris Paul due to injury. But without him the Clippers this week are 3-0 with road wins against Memphis, Houston before coming to Minnesota. The Clippers just steamrolled the Timberwolves Thursday and made Minnesota’s complaining about injuries…

  7. Minnesota signs Mickael Gelabale to help depleted front line

    Jan 17, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Minnesota needs some depth along the front line — Kevin Love had hand surgery this week and is out at least two more months, and also out injured are Chase Budinger, Brandon Roy, Josh Howard and Malcolm Lee. So Minnesota reached overseas and signed French national Mickael Gelabale, reports the Associated Press. He is expected…

  8. Ricky Rubio to make season debut Saturday for Timberwolves

    Dec 15, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT

    Ricky Rubio

    Ricky Rubio will make his season debut Saturday night when the Timberwolves host the Mavericks, the team announced via official release. Rubio tore both his ACL and LCL last March, and hasn’t played in a game since. “I’m excited to get back on the floor with my teammates and play in front of the best…

  9. Timberwolves’ Malcolm Lee out indefinitely with knee injury

    Dec 14, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT

    Malcolm Lee

    Just as Minnesota is going to get Ricky Rubio back, they are going to lose another young guard for a while. Malcolm Lee suffered a chrondal injury in his right knee during Wednesday night’s game against the Nuggets and will be out indefinitely, the team announced. A chrondal injury involves the ligaments that cover each…

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

    Oct 4, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    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. Report: Minnesota shopping guard to free up money for big

    Aug 29, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    Ridnour_Wolves

    We were talking with you earlier today about how the Minnesota Timberwolves want to sign one more big man, but they are limited. They would like to bring back Anthony Tolliver but he wants more than the veteran minimum. And Minnesota can’t offer more than that right now. But they are looking into ways to…

  12. Wednesday And-1 links: The most miserable sports city in America is…

    Mar 1, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

    georgia-atlanta

    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). What is the most miserable sports city in the United States? Forbes says it’s Atlanta — thanks Hawks for doing your part to get them…

  13. Wednesday And-1 links: Jeremy Lin notes… and other stuff

    Feb 15, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

    Jeremy Lin; Anthony Carter

    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). Great stuff on why Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony will work out from Bethlehem Shoals at GQ. Mike D’Antoni talks Linsanity, and blending Carmelo Anthony…

  14. Friday And-1 links: Even the Mavs realize OKC is very good

    Feb 3, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT

    Kendrick Perkins, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

    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). Dallas’ Jason Terry says what we all already knew: Oklahoma City is the team to beat in the West. Lou Williams and the art of…

  15. Wolves rookie Malcolm Lee out six weeks with knee surgery

    Jan 2, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Malcolm Lee

    Malcolm Lee was not the rookie Timberwolves guard getting all the notice, but he was a guy going to get a chance. He still is going to get a chance, but not for a couple months. He is out at least six weeks after knee surgery, reports the Star Tribune. Wolves rookie guard Malcolm Lee…

  16. Five NBA Draft sleepers to watch

    Jun 20, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT

    Reggie Jackson, Verdell Jones

    Really, this is almost an entire draft of sleepers. After the first two picks — Duke’s Kyrie Irving and Arizona’s Derrick Williams — there are enough questions and risks that a lot of guys could be considered sleepers. Teams will tell you the difference between picks No. 10 and No. 25 in this draft is…

  17. UCLA, USC stars among those declaring for NBA Draft

    Mar 29, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    UCLA v Florida

    A number of college underclassmen are lining up to enter the NBA draft, lockout or no. Well, most are really testing the waters — if they don’t sign with an agent they do not lose eligibility and can return to college. But there are some names to watch and here are some of them. Tyler…

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