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  1. Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson to undergo neck surgery, is officially done for season

    Mar 25, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

    Ryan Anderson

    Ryan Anderson has been out of the Pelicans’ lineup since January 3 due to a herniated disc in his neck, an injury suffered in a game against the Celtics. Conventional treatments were not getting the injury to heal, so he will undergo surgery next month to fix the problem, the team announced Tuesday. As you…

  2. Monday NBA grades: Tyreke Evans has found the beat in New Orleans

    Mar 25, 2014, 1:55 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Pelicans

    Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but Tyreke Evans has been playing well lately in New Orleans. Also, LeBron James is good at basketball.

  3. PBT Power Rankings: Streaking Spurs on top, streaking Sixers on bottom

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker

    San Antonio has won 13 in a row, they remain in the top spot, Philly has lost 24 in a row and remains in the bottom slot. Hey, guess which two teams play this week?

  4. Anthony Davis talks about adjustment from NCAA to NBA

    Mar 21, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Anthony Davis said the speed and physicality of the NBA game are the hardest adjustments.

  5. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs, Clippers are your clear top two

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Derrick Favors

    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.

  6. Rajon Rondo after latest Celtics loss: ‘I pretty much blame this on myself’

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Boston Celtics

    Rondo tries to take the blame for Boston’s overtime loss to the Pelicans. But he wasn’t the one guarding Anthony Davis.

  7. Watch Anthony Davis go for 40 points (he had 21 rebounds, too)

    Mar 17, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

    anthony Davis

    He’s insanely good. And he’s just 21.

  8. Anthony Davis’ 40-20 game by the numbers

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Celtics Pelicans Basketball

    The 2012 draft already looks like it will go down as one of the NBA’s stronger ones ever. Andre Drummond is incredibly promising. Damian Lillard won Rookie of the Year and is even better this season. But there’s no doubt, if the draft were re-done, Anthony Davis would remain the No. 1 pick. Days like…

  9. Sunday NBA grades: Golden State’s Curry, Thompson put on a show

    Mar 17, 2014, 2:57 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v New York Knicks

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while watching the King of the Hill/True Detective mashup… Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors. Early in the third quarter Houston took an 18 point lead over Golden State and seemed to be in complete control. Then the shots from Warriors backcourt started to…

  10. Joakim Noah on Mike Dunleavy: ‘He’s finally giving Duke some credibility’

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks

    In ESPN’s Fab Five documentary, Jalen Rose discussed how he felt about Duke while playing at Michigan. Rose: I hated Duke, and I hated everything I felt Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms. To many, that’s still the…

  11. PBT Power Rankings: Tell me again how the Spurs are too old….

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    And the first Eastern Conference team comes in at …

  12. Sunday NBA grades: All hail the unstoppable Jodie Meeks

    Mar 10, 2014, 12:59 AM EDT

    Jodie Meeks, Kevin Durant

    A career-high 42 points on just 18 shots. Not bad.

  13. Nerlens Noel targets April 4 for NBA debut against Celtics

    Mar 9, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Sam Hinkie, Nerlens Noel

    Sixers mum on if it’ll come to pass.

  14. O.J. Mayo suspended one game for punching Pelicans’ Greg Stiemsma in the throat (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    oj mayo

    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…

  15. Sixers coach Brett Brown on whether we’ll see Nerlens Noel play this year: “It really is, ‘Who Knows?'”

    Mar 7, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Nerlens Noel was selected with the sixth overall pick in last summer’s draft, and the Sixers traded Jrue Holiday for him in order to jumpstart their rebuilding process. But we have yet to see Noel take the floor for Philadelphia this season, in much the same way that Andrew Bynum missed his entire year with…

  16. Bucks’ O.J. Mayo ejected for punching Pelicans’ Greg Stiemsma (VIDEO)

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    o.j. mayo bucks

    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…

  17. Sixers’ losing streak now 11 games away from setting new NBA record

    Mar 6, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks  v Philadelphia 76ers

    The last time the Philadelphia 76ers won a game it was Jan. 29 in Boston. Since then the Sixers have lost 15 in a row, by an average of 19.8 points a game (a couple 40+ point losses skew that number). Coach Brett Brown is not sure his team will win another game this season…

  18. Anthony Davis had a couple big put-back dunks against Lakers (VIDEO)

    Mar 5, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    anthony Davis

    New Orleans had lost eight straight games and was on the last day of a long road trip, but they ran into the soothing balm that is the Lakers “defense.” The result was 132 points and a nice win. And a couple high-flying putback dunks by Anthony Davis. Davis finished with 28 points and 15…

  19. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Miami putting its foot down on the gas

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    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…

  20. DeMar DeRozan wants to know where he’d get picked in 2009 re-draft

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Warriors Raptors Basketball

    Imagining how previous NBA drafts would play out in hindsight is always fun, an instant debate starter for basketball fans. I’m sure we’ve all wasted a countless hours analyzing questions like: Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh No. 3 behind LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in 2004? Do half the top-eight picks in 2013 remain in…

  21. Report says Knicks to shop Amar’e Stoudemire this summer, but reasoning is flawed

    Mar 2, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    New York Knicks  v Philadelphia 76ers

    It’s no secret that the Knicks would love to rid themselves of the contract of Amar’e Stoudemire, and not just because he is due more than $23 million next season and his contract is uninsurable against any future injury. That’s a huge chunk of salary that’s preventing New York from rebuilding quickly through signing star-level…

  22. Tyreke Evans almost missed game because he was stuck in hotel elevator

    Mar 1, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Phoenix Suns

    “DNP — Hotel Elevator.” It might have been the best line ever on an official scorecard (even better than Gregg Popovich’s legendary sitting of Tim Duncan with “DNP — old”). New Orleans’ guard Tyreke Evans almost missed the start of his team’s game Friday night in Phoenix because he was stuck in a hotel elevator. That…

  23. Goran Dragic scores a career high 40 in win over Pelicans (VIDEO)

    Mar 1, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    goran dragic

    Goran Dragic is having an All-Star season, even though he technically just missed out on being named to the Western Conference squad as an injury replacement. Anthony Davis of the Pelicans received the nod instead, an obvious choice for the league given both Davis’ play and the fact that his Pelicans were hosting the weekend’s…

  24. Bryan Colangelo admits to tanking when he was GM of the Raptors

    Feb 28, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Raptors general manager Colangelo takes questions during the team's media day before the upcoming NBA basketball season in Toronto

    BOSTON – Former Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo appeared as part of the basketball analytics panel at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, and as part of a discussion about revamping the draft lottery system, shared an story about how he tried to “tank” in one of his final seasons in Toronto,…

  25. Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday out for season after surgery on tibia

    Feb 28, 2014, 5:54 PM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans v Sacramento Kings

    The Pelicans’ new look roster had potential — if all the new pieces could meld and Anthony Davis could start to blossom they would be a very interesting team the second half of the season. Injuries undid that dream — Ryan Anderson led a list of key Pelicans who have had to miss significant time…

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