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  1. Report: Grizzlies Darrell Arthur fractures leg. Ugh.

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 6:17 pm: Good news, as fractures go this isn’t too bad. It is a non-displaced fracture that is going to keep him out of action for a few weeks, reports Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld. With training camp opening in a week he will not be ready to go yet, but for the start of…

  2. Mark Cuban thinks O.J. Mayo can be star for Dallas. Of course he does.

    Sep 19, 2012, 2:50 AM EDT

    O.J. Mayo

    Mark Cuban is better at selling his product — the Dallas Mavericks and the experience of being their fan — than just about any other owner out there. It’s part of how he turned that franchise around. Sure, he spent so they could be competitive on the court, but also he changed the game and…

  3. Tony Allen ‘guarantees’ he’ll be back for season opener, but what about next year?

    Sep 16, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Memphis defensive pitbull guard-forward Tony Allen had minor surgery over the summer to repair cartilage in his knee. His recovery is going to run right up against the start of training camp, but Allen made it clear that he’ll be good to go for the season opener on Halloween vs. the Clippers. “I’m definitely getting myself back…

  4. The Inbounds: The NBA’s unintentional tribute to Don Nelson

    Sep 7, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Don Nelson was in the NBA long enough to be considered in about a hundred ways over the span of his most-winning career. Longevity comes with peaks and valleys, and Nelson had tons. From his prolific Bucks teams to the start of the Mavericks’ surge with Nowitzki, Finley, and Nash, to the 2007 We Believe…

  5. Ibaka unhappy with Spanish team, may skip Rio Olympics

    Aug 23, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT

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    Serge Ibaka looked pretty good in the gold medal game against the United States — he had 12 points and 9 rebounds, and he played 22 minutes. But apparently the minutes were an issue for Ibaka through the Olympics — he wanted more but found his role shrinking. And he is so ticked he may…

  6. NBA Summer Power Rankings: Free agency moves Lakers up

    Aug 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

    Summer NBA power rankings are about as meaningful and accurate as preseason college football rankings. At least the NBA isn’t silly enough to have something like this matter in determining a champion. That would be stupid. The top and the bottom of the poll are what you’d expect, but the Lakers and Celtics moved up…

  7. Monday And-1 links: Looking at the Lakers offense with Howard

    Aug 20, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    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. • With all the hits Dwight Howard took on the public relations side lately,…

  8. The Inbounds: Tonight the part of “the man” will be played by Andrew Bynum

    Aug 15, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    At the introductory press conference for Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Bynum told the fans and media the following in response to a question about the increased load he’s likely to bear next season. “It’s going to be a lot more exciting and a lot more fun to know that everything’s going…

  9. Eleven guys who came out of London Olympics big winners

    Aug 13, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

    US gold medalists LeBron James (R) and C

    The USA is the big winner in London — in our “winner take all” society they won the gold medal, they get the spoils. And no doubt they were the best team in the games. But a number of players came out of London as winners in the reputation game. Eric Freeman nailed a great…

  10. LeBron James and a golden transformation

    Aug 12, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

    Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler

    A year ago, LeBron James didn’t exist. After mourning in his house over the loss of the NBA Finals for several weeks, dealing with the way his entire world had been turned upside down, how the public had revolted against him, James was simply absent. He rarely made appearances if ever at the NBA-NBPA meetings…

  11. USA vs. Spain for the gold: We know how this is going to end

    Aug 11, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    US forward Carmelo Anthony (R) celebrate

    USA vs. Spain for the gold: We know how this is going to end. USA gold. Spain has some real talent — Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol team up to make what would be the best front line in the NBA (well, maybe not anymore) and they surround the brothers with smart, playmaking guards who…

  12. Spain gets another shot at Gold after dominant second half vs. Russia

    Aug 10, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

    Pau Gasol, Sergio Rodriguez

    There were questions about how good Spain could be because they had not been all that impressive in the Olympic tune-up games, then in group play they lost to Russia and Brazil (although the Brazil loss was more of a laydown). Then in the first half against Russia Spain played down to its worst, scoring…

  13. Did the Lakers just become the NBA’s best team? Looks like it.

    Aug 10, 2012, 12:57 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

    Four years ago at the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers made what was considered a blockbuster move — they traded a package centered around Marc Gasol (although at the time we thought it was Kwame Brown) for Pau Gasol. Pairing him with Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to three straight finals and two NBA…

  14. France’s ugly finish (with Batum punching Navarro in groin) costs them in loss to Spain

    Aug 8, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 12 - Basketball

    After three quarters, this was shaping up to be a classic. And with less than seven minutes to go France led 57-54. Then the wheels came off for France. Actually, that’s too kind. France crashed and burned. They scored 6 points total in the fourth quarter and went scoreless for more than seven minutes. And…

  15. USA’s path to gold could feature rematch from 1972. Or 2008.

    Aug 7, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT

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    We have reached the medal round and if you look at the way the USA played the last two quarters against Argentina — pressure defense where they did not gamble, then LeBron James and Kevin Durant scoring — nobody can stop them. We’re just going to pretend the first two quarters didn’t happen. So what…

  16. Quick look at opening Olympic medal round games

    Aug 6, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 10 - Basketball

    Finally, we are done with the “everyone gets to play” portion of Olympic basketball. Time to get on with it. Eight teams remain in the win-or-go home medal round tournament starting Wednesday. The matchups are set after Brazil knocked off Spain (with Spain sitting key players in the fourth) and a surprise that didn’t matter…

  17. Russia upsets Spain, chance of USA/Spain gold medal rematch almost dead

    Aug 4, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

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    We almost certainly will not have a rematch of the 2008 Gold Medal game from Beijing. But how about a rematch of the controversial 1972 Olympic Gold Medal game won by Russia? That we could get. That’s because Russia defeated Spain 77-74 Saturday, giving Russia the top spot in Group B. It’s an upset, although…

  18. Pat Riley on Heat: “Our small ball team is who we are now”

    Aug 3, 2012, 8:11 AM EDT

    Pat Riley

    The Miami Heat won a title going small. It worked. You can bet next season you are going to see a whole lot more Chis Bosh at the five and LeBron James at the four. The Heat will be going small. And Pat Riley is okay with that. Mostly. Riley was on with friend of…

  19. Monday night and-1 links: See hoop players pictures tweeted from London

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

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    A late-night version of 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 cowboys love oversized belt buckles. • Pixable has a really cool…

  20. Grizzlies re-sign Hamed Haddadi

    Jul 28, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Laddi-daddi-who-likes-to-party? The Grizzlies have decided to re-sign Haddadi. The Grizzlies re-signed center Hamed Haddadi on Saturday via the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The first Iranian center in the league has averaged only spot minutes for Memphis over the past five seasons, but is still an important cog for the team. They lack another legitimate reserve center…

  21. Here are all 39 NBA players taking part in Olympics

    Jul 27, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

    File photo of U.S. basketball Chairman Colangelo and the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team posing in Las Vegas

    The Olympic basketball tournament is loaded with NBA players. Loaded. There are 39, and that is just guys currently on rosters (there are a couple not on now that likely will be by the time camp opens. Here is a list of all the NBA players in the Olympic tournament. Not a coincidence that the…

  22. The Inbounds: Team USA and the meaning of London

    Jul 27, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

    Bryant and James of Team USA react during their men's exhibition basketball game against Team Argentina ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Palau Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona

    It’s extremely difficult to measure what winning a gold medal does for a player, outside of you know, giving them the actual object and putting a line on a resume. When most people think Michael Jordan, 99 percent of them don’t think “Olympic Gold Medalist.” They think six-time NBA champion, the Greatest of all Time,…

  23. Outside shots, tempo, Chandler key for Team USA in London

    Jul 25, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

    USA v Spain - Men's Exhibition Game

    Sunday it gets real. For the past three weeks Team USA has been training and scrimmaging and playing some exhibition games, getting ready. But Sunday they tip off the Olympics against France and if they can go 8-0 they will have another gold medal. (They could lose one of the first five group-play games and…

  24. Video: Highlights of USA thumping of Spain, 100-78

    Jul 25, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

    USA v Spain - Men's Exhibition Game

    Spain actually did a reasonable job against the United States defense, they scored 1 point per possession (there were 78 possessions for each side in the contest). The problem was the USA got its offense going for three quarters, particularly once Carmelo Anthony entered the game (27 points on 15 shots), and the USA blew…

  25. USA sends golden message to Spain with 22-point win

    Jul 24, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

    USA v Spain - Men's Exhibition Game

    This was not the gold medal game, nothing was really at stake in Tuesday night’s exhibition in Barcelona. Spain did not put everything they had into this one — for starters, Marc Gasol did not even play. Nonetheless, the message the USA sent in the final three quarters of this rout — that their speed…

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