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  1. D-Will’s new Turkish coach also wants Kobe. Sure, why not?

    Jul 7, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Two

    And I want to drive a Maserati GranTurismo convertible… Ergin Ataman, the coach of the Turkish team Besiktas in Istanbul that has a deal in principle with Deron Williams in a real coup — one that has to get the clearance of international governing body FIBA still — plus has reached terms with  Zaza Pachulia…

  2. Battier: “We can’t afford to go through what the NFL is going through”

    Jul 7, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    There are a lot of differences between the NFL and NBA lockouts. A lot. Starting with the NFL is a money making league, the NBA has been losing money. That changes things. Another is that the NFL is better able to withstand the public relations hit of a lockout, something Shane Battier talked about when…

  3. Not everybody wants to play in Europe: Meet Jonas Jerebko

    Jul 7, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

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    The move of NBA players to Europe may be picking up steam – Deron Williams to Turkey is now your headliner — but not everyone wants to go. Not even Europeans. Meet Jonas Jerebko. The Pistons Swedish forward is staying stateside, his agent told the Detroit Free Press. Doug Neustadt, who represents Jerebko, said this…

  4. Deron Williams will play in Turkey if lockout lingers

    Jul 7, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams (C) drib

    UPDATE 10:58 AM: Maybe we were wrong. Apparently Nets star Deron Williams does plan to play in Turkey if the lockout lingers, Marc Stein of ESPN tweeteed: Sources w/knowledge of Deron Williams’ plans confirm his intent to play for Besiktas in Turkey if lockout continues Multiple sources now confirm the story. The key part here is…

  5. Lockout messing with Stephen Curry’s wedding plans

    Jul 7, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    The NBA lockout is messing with another wedding. Last time it was Chris Bosh, but the league gave approval for some Miami Heat coaches and officials to attend his wedding. Now Stephen Curry, who is getting married this month in Charlotte, is running into the same thing, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo. He’ll have…

  6. Ray Allen calls lockout an “almost embarrassing”

    Jul 7, 2011, 8:12 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Three

    Note to Ray Allen, take the almost out of your quote and you are spot on. In the end, the lockout is embarrassing, which is almost what he told CSN New England. “I look at Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Dr. J, and . . . the money we make, not only us as players but…

  7. Report: Lockout could cost ESPN, ABC, TNT $1.25 billion

    Jul 6, 2011, 9:29 PM EDT

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    The list of people with a lot to lose if the NBA lockout stretches out just keeps right on growing. Next up are the networks that David Stern calls NBA partners — ESPN and ABC, as well as TNT. They will be some angry partners if the numbers from AdWeek are correct (via CBS Eye…

  8. Length of CBA fight may be tied to television deals

    Jul 6, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT

    NBA Finals TV Team Basketball

    Somehow, you can always tie professional sports back into television money. That may include the NBA lockout. Right now, the players deal on the table calls for them to take slightly less in in overall revenue (from 57 percent of Basketball Related Income now to 54.3 percent next season) with a five or six year…

  9. NBA releases books showing $1.85 billion loss over six years

    Jul 6, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT

    NBA Commissioner Stern holds a news conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Miami

    The league office has been working hard in recent days to make its case that the NBA owners are losing money. Big money. They have now released some audited net income numbers — money left after all the costs are put out — to Forbes in an effort to make a more definitive case. The…

  10. Gallinari leads today’s “who might play in Europe” post

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    With the NBA locked out the siren call of playing in Europe is getting a lot of attention. Each day we will bring you updates on who is going, thinking about going, and who is staying. • Danilo Gallinari of Denver — the Italian forward who was traded from the Knicks to the Nuggets as…

  11. Winderman: How July 8, 2010, helped lead us to lockout

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    We’re sure this is not the final time we’ll be going through this exercise in coming weeks, or even (hopefully not) coming months, the a-year-ago game. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the much-hyped 2010 NBA free-agency signing period. July 8, 2010 was, without question, a seismic moment. Amare Stoudemire signed with…

  12. League says it lost money every year of this CBA

    Jul 6, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    We’ve been bringing you reports questioning how much money the NBA owners are really losing. Frankly, we have doubts about the owners’ veracity on the numbers — they are losing some money but how m. It’s hard to believe the owners when they say the league has lost money in each of the last 11…

  13. Don’t look for Stoudemire to join tour of China

    Jul 5, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire

    We were telling you about some potential barnstorming tours of China by NBA players if the lockout extends into the next season, the brainchild of agents trying to grow the brand of their clients when there are no games. We also told you, it’s not that simple. There’s the whole Chinese Government thing, insurance and…

  14. Derek Fisher talks lockout, sounds like a politician

    Jul 5, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Lakers guard and NBA players union president Derek Fisher is a great talker. Media love him because he’s good for a quality quote after the game. He’s prized for radio and television interviews because he is smooth. When he went on ESPN Los Angeles over the holiday weekend to talk lockout, he sounded like someone running…

  15. Foul called on NBA owners’ claims of money lost

    Jul 5, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT

    David Stern

    The NBA owners continue to say the lockout is going on because the players don’t understand the fundamental need to change the league’s poor financial system — that $300 million was lost this past year. More and more reports are questioning the severity of that loss. The latest is Nate Silver at the New York…

  16. Carlos Arroyo rumored, Malik Hairston for sure to Italy

    Jul 5, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Arroyo Heat

    The NBA lockout has been pushing some players to Europe and it looks like a couple more happened on Tuesday. Carlos Arroyo may be headed to Italy, reports Vocero. The club Pallacanestro Cantœ has interest in the Pureto Rican guard that could not hold on to the Miami Heat’s starting point guard job. For now,…

  17. There are NBA owners who need next season to happen

    Jul 5, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat

    The hardliners always get the headlines (have you watched much political news coverage?). It’s true of the NBA lockout as well — there are hardline owners that in the last decade leveraged themselves to pay hundreds of millions for a mid-to-small market NBA team and they need the business model to change. They are willing…

  18. Fernandez to play out NBA deal before returning to Spain

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:16 AM EDT

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    Over the weekend we told you about Real Madrid’s effort to entice Rudy Fernandez to come play in Spain. Which was a pretty smart move by the team, to try and lure him over during the lockout and be able to keep him in his native Spain, a place he said he wanted to return…

  19. Parker, Hill, Batum to play in French exhibition game

    Jul 5, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    The Los Angeles Drew League isn’t the only place to catch NBA stars right now, if you happen to be in France this Friday… Portland Trail Blazer Nicolas Batum is putting together an “all star” exhibition in France this Friday that will feature Tony Parker, George Hill and Ian Mahinmi, according to the French paper…

  20. Report: NHL owners tell NBA brethren losing season “worth it”

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT

    There are six NBA teams that are owned by people who also own NHL teams (or at least did during that sport’s big lockout in 2004). Those owners are telling their NBA brethren that the lockout that cost the NHL a full season was worth it to get a good financial deal, according to ESPN’s…

  21. Pitt’s Gilbert Brown signs in Europe as insurance

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:08 AM EDT

    Connecticut v Pittsburgh

    Gilbert Brown was one of those undrafted guys who stands a chance of making an NBA roster. The Pitt senior plays on the wing and is a good athlete who plays a smart all-around game. He may not be explosive, but he does all the little things well. He’s a guy who needed Summer League…

  22. Scouts, other basketball staff already feeling lockout pain

    Jul 4, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT

    NHL Season Cancelled

    Jason Smith, the backup forward for the New Orleans Hornets, said that he was told when he came into the league in 2007 there might be a lockout coming this summer — four years ago there were thoughts this could get ugly. Smith is not highly paid by NBA standards (he made $2.1 million last…

  23. Would a hard cap really be good for small markets?

    Jul 4, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Four

    When we talk about a hard cap, we wonder how the Lakers at $90.4 million, or the Magic at $89.9 million, or the Mavericks at $86.6 million would get under those numbers. (For all of you out there that thought Dallas winning the title was a triumph of building a team over buying one, know…

  24. Report sees fans in San Antonio, Boston quick to return after lockout

    Jul 4, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs NBA Championship Parade

    Let’s say the lockout does end up costing part of a season, we have already talked about how a league that has picked up so much momentum with casual fans will be kicking that to the curb and have a lot of rebuilding to do with fan bases. But which teams will bounce back quickest.…

  25. NBA season ticket holders will get refunds if games missed

    Jul 4, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT

    APTOPIX Mavericks Celebration Basketball

    Before the season has even ended the calls start coming in to make sure you are going to get — and pay for — your season tickets for next year. You have to sign up (to keep your seats) before you know what your team will do in the draft or free agency — before…

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