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  1. Report: Mavericks, Rockets to make sure Thunder pay for Harden

    Sep 12, 2012, 11:54 AM EDT

    james-harden

    When Oklahoma City GM Sam Presti was talking James Harden’s contract recently, he sounded a lot like your boss before he started talking about everyone taking furlough days — “we have some inherent challenges that we face as an organization” and that kind of thing. Which is because every dollar they can get Harden to…

  2. Tuesday And-1 links: Who are the best shooters never to win three-point contest?

    Sep 11, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

    Reggie Miller

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like Guy Fieri loves bacon and bad hair. • Who are the best three-point…

  3. Deron Williams explains why players flock to major markets

    Sep 11, 2012, 12:34 PM EDT

    Deron Williams

    Deron Williams was not trying to make a statement about the balance of small versus large markets in the NBA, he was simply answering a question posed to him by the New York Post. Williams, the star point guard of the Brooklyn Nets, is on the cover of the new video game “NBA Baller Beats.”…

  4. Thunder GM uses all kinds of qualifiers when talking Harden

    Sep 11, 2012, 7:58 AM EDT

    U.S. Olympic basketball player Harden watches during a training session ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the M.E.N Arena in Manchester

    The Thunder want to re-sign James Harden, to keep him paired with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka. But those three have already gotten their new contracts. James Harden wants to stay with Durant and the Thunder, to chase titles with them in Oklahoma City. But he’s a max player getting his first big…

  5. LeBron and Durant are working out together. Again.

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    They did it last year during the lockout — LeBron James and Kevin Durant worked out together. And both said it was the best training of their summer. They bonded. They pushed each other. So, they are back at it again this summer, tweets Brian Windhorst at ESPN. LeBron & Durant are back working out…

  6. Chris Bosh’s shoes have Larry O’Brien trophy on them

    Sep 10, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

    Chris Bosh

    Last week, NBA folks were all over New York Fashion week. Rajon Rondo was there working for GQ. Dwyane Wade, Amare Stoudemire, Kris Humphries, Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler. even Knicks coach Mike Woodson made an appearance watching near a runway. And Chris Bosh was there, too. The photo on the right is courtesty GQ, and…

  7. Video: Official trailer for NBA 2K13… we’re getting pumped

    Sep 10, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Kevin_Durant NBA 2K13

    There are things I love seeing in this video: A healthy Derrick Rose on the bounce, Jason Terry in Celtics green, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook doing their thing, DeMarcus Cousins creating position on the block like the beast he is. All the things that have me pumped for the start of regular season. Or…

  8. Video: Blake Griffin can still dunk. Very, very hard.

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:43 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is a confident man. And apparently not all that bright at times. He thought he could get up enough to block a Blake Griffin dunk during an workout (Griffin was back at his alma mater). That goes about as well as you’d expect. He could have asked Kendrick Perkins or Pau Gasol…

  9. Olajuwon doesn’t think “super teams” are good for NBA

    Sep 9, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Houston Rockets

    We’ve heard this all before. Part of what fueled the owners during the lockout was what happened in Miami — that was well behind the financial motivations for the owners, but it was there. Owners didn’t like players controlling their own destiny to form a “super team.” The argument is that super teams not good…

  10. GM Kupchak uses “good on paper” to describe Lakers, too

    Sep 7, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    It is what everyone has been saying about the Los Angeles Lakers — with a starting five of Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard — they are very good “on paper.” As in they still have to prove it. Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and others have said…

  11. The Inbounds: Reggie Miller was the thorn you loved or hated watching stick

    Sep 6, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    reggie-miller

    There’s a freaking movie about how Reggie Miller made life hell for the Knicks. That’s how legendary that rivalry was. But it wasn’t just the moments, the trash talk, the shots or the points. To be a truly worthy hero, or a villain, you have to be good enough for the damage inflicted to seem…

  12. Video: NBA flagrant foul mix

    Sep 5, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers

    Somehow, a collection of hard NBA hits seems fitting on the day NFL football kicks off (right here on NBC, 8:30 ET tonight, Cowboys vs. Giants, and that will be the last plug for today). This is a video collection of flagrant fouls in the NBA, from the Detroit Bad Boys of Bill Laimbeer up…

  13. Here’s a new one: Massive cornfield maze tribute to Thunder

    Sep 5, 2012, 1:11 PM EDT

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    You’ll never see anyone in Manhattan do this for the New York Knicks. Oklahoma City Thunder fans are as passionate as any fans in the NBA. While they love college football (even during the NBA playoffs last year Oklahoma football stories often drew more internet traffic at the Oklahoman than the Thunder) they are full-throated…

  14. Rapper Lil B wants to take on Kevin Durant one-one-one

    Sep 3, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    Kevin Durant

    From our “because it’s the middle of the off-season and I don’t want to talk about what the Lakers offense might look like any more” file, I bring you this… Apparently rapper Lil B’ and Kevin Durant have had a twitter fight going back and forth since May and the artist wants to take on…

  15. Video: Kevin Durant puts on a show, Hong Kong eats it up

    Sep 2, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder – Game Two

    Kevin Durant was in Hong Kong as we have reached the point in the summer where NBA stars head to China and the Far East in general to sell shoes. Seriously, why do you think that all the big NBA stars are in or have been to Asia the past few weeks? This is no…

  16. Who is going to win Rookie of the Year? Try Damian Lillard.

    Sep 2, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Austin Rivers

    Predicting who is going to win Rookie of the Year is a lot like trying to predict this winter’s snowfall totals in the first week of September — we have some broad trends to go on but the specifics are ahead of us still. It’s a guess. My guess: Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail…

  17. Serge Ibaka says he doesn’t want to leave the Spanish national team

    Sep 1, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Spanish centre Serge Ibaka catches the b

    Serge Ibaka didn’t get a ton of minutes in London, and there were a lot of questions why he was on the bench when the Gasols got into foul trouble throughout the tournament. After all, this was the runner-up to Defensive Player of the Year in the NBA (contain your giggles). There were reports that…

  18. Friday And-1 links: What is Allen Iverson’s legacy?

    Aug 31, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than Republicans love bashing Obama… well, maybe not that much. • Just how…

  19. Once again watch Harden say he wants to stay with Thunder

    Aug 31, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Clippers

    That video is from a Spanish-language broadcast (you’re going to figure that out pretty quickly) and interview with James Harden. Nothing earth shattering revealed here. He says the Thunder are young and improving.  That they have a real brotherhood. He does pick Kobe Bryant as the best player he’s seen, but he throws in a Durant…

  20. Like your 4-year-old, Kevin Durant will not eat his greens

    Aug 31, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT

    West Team's Kevin Durant of Oklahoma Cit

    You hear a lot of NBA players talk about a transformation in their diet as they age in the league — they come in being able to eat just about anything and go out and perform. But about their mid- to late-20s, they start to realize they need to take better care of their bodies…

  21. The Inbounds: Outside the gates af the Church of Popovichtology

    Aug 31, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    Gregg Popovich is 63 years old. He is able to play, convincingly, the part of the crusty old basketball coach, barking at players coming off the floor for a timeout (no matter how many All-Star appearances they have), grousing at reporters, and generally being a mean sonofagun in most of his appearances to the public. That could…

  22. New high-tech data shows challenges Knicks, Carmelo face

    Aug 31, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    I’m a big proponent of teams getting information — use traditional scouts, use advanced stats, both coaches and general managers should be getting as much data as they can to help inform their choices. But that information doesn’t always provide easy answers. Just ask the New York Knicks. One wealth of new information some teams…

  23. Study calls Lakers, Celtics, Heat smartest spenders in NBA

    Aug 31, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 3: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s a favorite little game of some to play — divide the wins by the payroll and see how much a team pays per win. It’s not always terribly reflective of reality, but it’s interesting. For example, do that for last season in the NBA and the Thunder look really good (their bills are just…

  24. Hoping against hope, Maynor wants to stay with Thunder

    Aug 30, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT

    350x-1

    Eric Maynor is a quality backup point guard, a guy that coach Scott Brooks trusts in a way he trusts few others. Maynor played the entire fourth quarter of a playoff game (against Dallas) in 2011. He was injured for the 2012 playoff run, the Thunder filled in with Derek Fisher and they missed Maynor.…

  25. A quick look at your top free agents for 2013 (as of now)

    Aug 30, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Four

    After a summer of rebuilding and trying to put a team together, there are a few teams out there that are clearly looking at next summer as the chance to remake their lineup. Yes, we’re looking at you, Dallas. But you are not alone. So, who are next summer’s big potential free agents? Here is…

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