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  1. Did Roy Hibbert break out? No, but Indy may have found a way to help him out

    May 9, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT

    Roy Hibbert

    Did Vogel find the answer? Maybe not, but he found an answer.

  2. Nene practiced with Wizards Monday, could return to face Bobcats Wednesday

    Apr 8, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Los Angeles Clippers

    When Nene is on the court the Wizards allow just 99 points per 100 possessions, when he is out the Wizards give up 105.2 points per 100. Think they might want him back soon?

  3. Still no timetable for Nene’s return

    Oct 20, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Nene Hilario

    Nene was traded from Denver for a number of reasons. Among them, his injuries which held him out constantly, and a perceived lack of effort. In Washington, he’s a huge part of what the Wizards want to do. They’re banking on him, especially with John Wall out two months. Problem is, there’s no telling when…

  4. No timeline for Nene’s return to Washington lineup

    Oct 11, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT

    Nene Hilario

    The Wizards are not the same team without Nene on the court — he can protect the rim on defense, score from the low post on offense and essentially give them a quality presence in the paint. But it may be a while before they have that. Nene had been on the “expect him to…

  5. The Wizards and a future of risk

    Jun 23, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Wizards uniform, logo

    You know what I’d be angling for, were I an NBA GM? A boat. Because those guys make a lot of money and I want a boat. I’d also be angling for the Washington Wizards’ 2014 and 2015 first rounders. Getting future firsts is difficult in the NBA. NBA front offices take a lot of…

  6. Nene totally might have possibly gone to Houston if a trade that didn’t happen had happened. This is a thing, for some reason.

    Mar 3, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Nene nuggets

    I’m begging you to let this story die. No one’s happy with how the first Chris Paul trade fell apart. The NBA shouldn’t have owned the team, so that it wouldn’t have been in a position to turn down the trade as the owner (not the league; to say otherwise is basically twisting reality and…

  7. Lakers down Nuggets thanks to… we’re not sure. It was weird.

    Dec 31, 2011, 6:34 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    You know those games where you just don’t really know what happened? You walk away and you acknowledge that the game was fun, but you just don’t really know what happened? Yeah that was Denver vs. L.A. at Staples today, Lakers 92-89 win. In the final five minutes the following things happened: Danilo Gallinari missed…

  8. The Houston Rockets have not gotten over the Pau Gasol trade falling through

    Dec 18, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

    Spain's Pau Gasol looks at the timeboard

    It was supposed to be different this time. After years of trying to trade for a legitimate star or sign one in free agency and having it fall apart at every turn, the Rockets were going to land their big fish. It was there on the table. It was agreed to by all parties. And…

  9. The tangled web of Chris Paul, David Stern, and the blockbuster trade that wasn’t

    Dec 12, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    Chris-Paul-lakers-trade-killed

    Last Friday, David Stern — acting as some amalgam of both owner of the New Orleans Hornets and commissioner of the NBA — put the kibosh on a trade that would’ve sent Chris Paul to the Lakers, brought Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, and Lamar Odom to the Hornets, and shipped Pau Gasol to the Rockets.…

  10. Frank Vogel, the Indiana Pacers, and the “next step”

    Dec 5, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT

    Pacers' head coach Vogel reacts during the first half of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff basketball game against the Bulls in Chicago

    The Indiana Pacers snuck into the NBA Playoffs last season thanks to weak competition among the middling teams of the Eastern Conference, but the playoff appearance itself — and the dogfight Indiana was able to give the Chicago Bulls in the first round — still meant plenty to the Pacers’ young, developing core. Then-interim head…

  11. Report: Free agency lunacy tips off in earnest Monday

    Dec 3, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets Behind the Scenes

    Yes, there have been back-channel communications. Yes, there are indications and sources and talks. But free agency hasn’t officially begun and won’t until Monday. But Monday, according to an ESPN report, that’s when free agents can begin being wooed by teams and executives. Cue the Brazilian steakhouse jokes! NBA team executives and coaches will be allowed to…

  12. Nets reportedly interested in Nene, Tyson Chandler

    Nov 30, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

    Nene

    From ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard: NJ will pursue free agents Nene & Tyson Chandler in hopes of landing 1. Could use either as trade bait to land Howard or players around him. Seeing as to how center Brook Lopez is one of New Jersey’s core players, this report is a bit baffling. Nene is the best…

  13. Goodbye Denver, Miami among suitors lined up for Nene

    Nov 29, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Nene nuggets

    Nene is the biggest and best free agent on the market. Unless your team doesn’t need a legit 7-foot big man who plays smart, can defend the paint, rebound well, plus has a deft offensive touch around the rim and from the midrange. Denver can use one of those but after nine years in the…

  14. You can add Rockets to list of teams that want Nene

    Nov 28, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT

    Nene

    Nene will be the most coveted free agent on the market this year. He is a true center who can defend the paint, is an efficient shooter (61.5 percent last season) who will give you around 14 points a game, and is a solid rebounder. In a league full of fours masquerading around as fives,…

  15. Mike Miller still likely gone in Miami, amnesty casualty

    Nov 28, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Four

    In an ideal world, the Miami Heat would like to keep Mike Miller around, because if he does bounce back from last season’s injuries and this summer’s surgeries, he is a perfect fit. He can stretch the floor with his shot, is a solid team defender and can rebound. But alas, the math of the…

  16. The Nets are very excited to make their problems worse in free agency

    Nov 27, 2011, 12:54 PM EDT

    Deron-Williams

    Here’s the best part about all the games lost and money squandered and damage done to the game in this lockout. All the attempts to curb spending are going to end with a free agency class getting considerably more than it deserves. It has some stars in it, but the best options are either facing…

  17. Top 10 free agents when the lockout ends

    Nov 26, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    On December 9th, assuming the deal is approved by both sides, players will re-enter training facilities for the first time since last spring to being working towards the NBA season. At the same time, NBA free agency for the 2011-2012 season will open, and all hell will break loose as teams scramble to sign their…

  18. What the Pacers should do when the lockout ends

    Oct 14, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

    Pacers' head coach Vogel reacts during the first half of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff basketball game against the Bulls in Chicago

    This is the latest installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Up next is the Indiana Pacers. You can also check out our thoughts on other NBA teams here as we work our way through all 30 squads.   Last season: What a start! Oh, things fell apart. Oh, but…

  19. Might Nets try to go big, get a center for twin towers look?

    Oct 7, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    The Nets have a lot of challenges to deal with when the lockout ends. And they have ticking clock — Deron Williams can opt out and walk at the end of the season if he wants. Most people — including we here at PBT — think at upgrade at the two forward spots makes the…

  20. Heat uniquely positioned to take advantage of possible amnesty clause

    Sep 22, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    In addition to the free agent bonanza that will take place following the conclusion of the lockout, there is now a distinct possibility that an amnesty clause — akin to the 2005 Allan Houston Rule — will release even more players back onto the open market. For those unfamiliar, such an exception would allow teams…

  21. What the Nuggets should do when the lockout ends…

    Sep 16, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

    Nuggets guard Smith celebrates a three-point shot in their NBA basketball game against the Timberwolves in Denver

    This is the next installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Today it’s the Denver Nuggets. You can also read up on the Lakers, Timberwolves and Mavericks as we start to work our way through all 30 NBA teams.   Last Season: Well that was no fun, then it was kind of fun,…

  22. Lots of questions for Suns post lockout, no easy answers

    Sep 8, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    As PBT works our way through our “what should your team do during the lockout” series, some answers are pretty easy. Dallas needs to bring back Tyson Chandler and remember where they put that bottle with the lightning in it. Other teams are not so simple. Like the Phoenix Suns. They are not due up…

  23. Miami to make a run at Nene in free agency… yes, it’s a longshot

    Sep 4, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Nene has been very clear that as the most coveted free agent in this upcoming class — whenever we get into a condensed, hurried free agency period post lockout — money is not going to be his deciding factor. He wants to win. It’s not about the money. I’m sure he means it. That said,…

  24. Nene plans to savor being a top free agent. Eventually.

    Aug 19, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    Right now, Nene is playing a lot of soccer and spending time with his first child. Good things to do with his summer. What he normally would have spent his summer doing is being courted as the top free agent big man on the market. He’s a legit center who can defend the paint and…

  25. Granger wants Indiana to go after a power forward

    Aug 10, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    Indiana was back in the playoffs last season after a four-year absence. They have a young core with Danny Granger, Paul George, Roy Hibbert and Darren Collison. And they have a lot of money to spend. We may not know what the league’s post-lockout salary structure will look like, but we do know the Pacers…

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