Apr 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Special film study, top-to-bottom roster changes and old players who aren’t really old define Philadelphia’s season.
Apr 6, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT
Bucks weren’t tanking, yet they found a way to have the worst record in the league.
Larry Sanders following 5-game drug policy suspension: ‘I believe in marijuana and the medical side of it’
Apr 5, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
Larry Sanders defends the medical benefits of marijuana following his five-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy.
Apr 4, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
Last summer he signed a $44 million deal with the Bucks, and since then it’s been bar fights and fights with teammates. And now this. It’s about the worst year you could have after inking a new deal.
Apr 1, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT
Brandon Jennings has been caught twice flopping this year, and that earns him a small fine.
Mar 28, 2014, 2:08 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while playing with your Simpsons LEGO figures… Philadelphia 76ers efforts to tank. This is not about the players on the Sixers, those guys went as hard as they could (it was 43-43 at one point), they are simply overmatched. That’s because GM Sam Hinkie and…
Mar 27, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT
Ersan Ilyasova, who has battled foot and ankle issues all season for the Milwaukee Bucks, has now seen a doctor and gotten the word. The Bucks are shutting down Ilyasova for the rest of the season, the team announced Tuesday. He will not require surgery, but he needs rehabilitation. The injuries took a tool on…
Mar 26, 2014, 12:45 AM EDT
When Kevin Durant is putting on the kind of show that will win him the MVP award, as he was doing Tuesday night, the Thunder are very hard to beat. Dallas did just that though. They did it behind a vintage night from Dirk Nowitzki (well, except he continued to struggle from three going 2-of-8),…
Mar 25, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The Greek Freak loves everything about the NBA… except that nickname. But it’s grown on him.
Mar 24, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT
Bratwurst, cheese curds, hot sticks, butter burgers and beer…
Mar 19, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT
This was pretty much the only way Larry Sanders’ season was going to end. Poorly.
Mar 17, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT
The Spurs and Clippers have distanced themselves from the pack with double-digit winning streaks and sit on top. The Sixers have anchored themselves to the bottom.
Mar 12, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT
The Bobcats are a playoff team in the East at the moment, but that position is relatively tenuous. Every game counts toward that goal, obviously, so willingly sitting down one of your rotation players has to have happened for a good reason. We don’t yet know exactly what that reason is, but we do know…
Mar 12, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT
Is there tanking going on in the NBA this season? Depends on how you want to define taking. However even if you define it broadly it’s not as bad as many seem to think it is. New NBA commissioner Adam Silver defines it more narrowly and says there is no tanking going on right now.…
Mar 10, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
And the first Eastern Conference team comes in at …
Mar 8, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT
O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game without pay for “forcibly striking” Greg Stiemsma in the throat during Friday night’s loss to the Pelicans, the league announced on Saturday via official release. This comes as no surprise, as Mayo’s teammate Ersan Ilyasova received a similar suspension for even less of an offense that occurred in…
Mar 7, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT
It’s been a frustrating season in Milwaukee, and it’s gotten to the point where the team’s players are taking out those emotions violently against their opponents. Ersan Ilyasova received a suspension for the punch-shove combo he delivered to Reggie Evans, and we can expect the same punishment to be handed down to O.J. Mayo, who…
Mar 7, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT
You can’t do that. Go ahead and argue that what Milwaukee’s Ersan Ilyasova really did was shove the Kings’ Reggie Evans if you want, you still can’t do that. The two were battling for rebounding position and after the play Ilyasova turned on Evans punch/shoved him and knocked him to the ground. I have checked the NBA…
Mar 5, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT
When teams go into the NBA draft the question isn’t “who is the best player now?” it’s “who is the best player three years, five years from now?” The Bucks may have won that this draft with Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak has all sorts of raw talent and that leads to some amazing plays, but…
Mar 4, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT
It remains to be seen to a certain extent, but Caron Butler appears to be the one player made available during the NBA’s unofficial buyout season that has a true chance of impacting his new team’s playoff chances. That team is the Oklahoma City Thunder, who apparently had more to offer in their sales pitch…
Mar 4, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Giannis Antetokounmpo ranks: Just below Raymond Felton and just above Mo Williams in PER Just below Andrea Bargnani and just above E’Twaun Moore in win shares Just below Toney Douglas and just above Luc Mbah a Moute in win shares per 48 minutes So, why does everyone go gaga over the Greek Freak? 1. He’s…
Mar 4, 2014, 3:37 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while watching Lionel Messi be Lionel Messi…. Masked LeBron James, Miami Heat. The rest of the teams may petition the NBA asking that LeBron not be allowed to wear any mask again. In the three games since coming back and wearing a mask he is…
Mar 3, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT
The PBT power rankings have returned with not a lot of change from last week — Miami, Indiana, San Antonio and Oklahoma City are the top four (in whatever order you wish) then there is a gap to the Clippers, Rockets and teams trying to knock on that door. Meanwhile the Sixers look like they…
Mar 3, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT
Giannis Antetokounmpo, is there anything he can’t do? The most exciting rookie in this year’s class — and maybe in a few years the best player in this class — swung by a Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer league game and turns out the Greek Freak has some soccer skills, too. He showed off a little…
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