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  1. Agents can call teams Wednesday, team facilities open Thursday

    Nov 29, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    lakers-practice-court

    The NBA is getting back to business. On Wednesday agents of NBA players can contact teams (something that has been going on through back channels anyway but now can happen directly). No deals can be official until Dec. 9. On Thursday, NBA players can return to team facilities for voluntary workouts, so tweets Ira Winderman…

  2. Shaq points to Joe Johnson to explain owners’ mistakes

    Sep 21, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    Shaquille O’Neal pulled out the bad contract = lockout card again, but rather than going with the classics — Eddy Curry or Rashard Lewis — he went with the new and threw Atlanta’s Joe Johnson under the bus. Which is both right and wrong at the same time. But we’ll get to that farther down…

  3. NBA referees without a contract with the league, too

    Sep 10, 2011, 1:21 AM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 3: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    I know what you’re saying. You read that headline and said, “Good riddance. I could do a better job than those slobs the NBA hires as referees.” Which means you forgot about the preseason of 2009, when we dealt with replacement referees. Remember how we watched the wildly inconsistent calls from these temp workers, calls…

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