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  1. Evan Turner still enigma for 76ers. Where does he fit in?

    Apr 10, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Evan Turner

    There are games you watch Evan Turner play and you can see why he went No. 2 in the draft — he dropped 24 and 11 on Atlanta last Friday and looked like the kind of building block Philadelphia hoped he would be when they took him ahead of Derrick Favors, DeMarcus Cousins and Paul…

  2. Louisville’s Russ Smith to enter NBA draft

    Apr 9, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    Russ Smith, the shooting guard that had a fantastic NCAA tournament to lead Louisville to the NCAA title on Monday night, now is headed to the NBA Draft his father tells Sports Illustrated after the game. “When you go out, you want to go out with a national championship,” Smith Sr. said. “He’s got five…

  3. NBA Power Rankings: Knicks climb up to No. 2

    Apr 8, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd

    Welcome to the penultimate PBT power rankings for the season. If you win 12 games in a row you can get the No. 2 spot, but if you asked me to pick who wins a seven game series between the Thunder and Knicks it would look different than this ranking. Same with the Spurs. But…

  4. Baseline-to-baseline recaps: Carmelo’s 40 points lead Knicks to 10th straight victory

    Apr 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' Anthony reacts after scoring against Miami Heat during their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while choosing sides in the battle between Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi … Knicks 95, Hawks 82: The Knicks extended their league-best winning streak to 10 games on Wednesday, thanks to a dominant offensive performance from Carmelo Anthony for the second straight…

  5. Breaking down the seeding chase in the Eastern Conference

    Apr 2, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony reacts after making a three-point shot against Boston Celtics during their NBA game in New York

    Unlike their friends in the West, there really is no playoff chase in the East. The top eight teams are pretty much locked in, starting with Miami as the one seed down to the Bucks, the current eight seed. The Sixers are six games back of the Bucks for that final playoff spot, so while…

  6. John Wall admits a number of point guards are better than him, still wants to get paid

    Apr 2, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    John Wall

    It remains one of the interesting questions of the NBA off-season: How much do the Wizards offer John Wall in a contract extension? The Wizards are going to make an offer and they’ve suggested it’s substantial. I think something close to Stephen Curry’s four year, $44 million seems about right. Since getting back and healthy…

  7. Sixers sign Justin Holiday for season. Yes, Jrue’s brother.

    Apr 1, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Justin Holiday

    Would you want your brother on your team? Sure, so long as he doesn’t tell mom everything going on during road trips. Just the PG version. Sixers All-Star Jrue Holiday is going to get his brother on the team — the Sixers have signed Justin Holiday for the rest of this season. Justin, like his…

  8. Andrew Bynum not expected to give Sixers special consideration in free agncy

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Newly-acquired Philadelphia 76ers player Bynum smiles during a news conference at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    After the Sixers traded for Andrew Bynum last summer, who was coming off of an All-Star season as a member of the L.A. Lakers, the franchise expected to be even better than it was the year before, which concluded with Philadelphia advancing into the second round of the playoffs. It didn’t turn out that way…

  9. Andre Iguodala confirms he plans to opt out after season

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Odds are Andre Iguodala is back in Nuggets powder blue (and sometimes bright yellow) next season. There is a real fit there — on an up-tempo team he provides an athletic slashing scorer and perimeter defender they need to reach the top levels of the conference. But the Nuggets are going to have to pony…

  10. 76ers valiantly, foolishly, charmingly believe they can make the playoffs

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Lavoy Allen, Ersan Ilyasova

    John Hollinger’s NBA Playoff Odds run a simulation 5,000 times to predict the final standings of the NBA season. In two or fewer of those simulations, the Philadelphia 76ers make the playoffs. Philadelphia – six games back with 11 games remaining – is so unlikely to make the playoffs, its odds appears as 0.0 percent,…

  11. Monday And-1 links: NBA Grateful Dead T-Shirts? Better than a “box of rain.”

    Mar 25, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    Clippers GD

    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 I love fried chicken and waffles…. • I know what T-shirt Luke Walton…

  12. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Heat continue streaking, Harden hits the game-winner to beat the Spurs

    Mar 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Houston Rockets

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while watching FGCU celebrate their trip to the Sweet 16 a thousand times. Nets 102, Suns 100: The Nets were without Joe Johnson in this one, but early in the third quarter, when Brooklyn had increased its lead to 16 points, it seemed…

  13. Philadelphia CEO rips team on twitter after disaster in Denver

    Mar 22, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

    Damien Wilkins, Evan Turner, Arnett Moultrie, Doug Collins

    Philadelphia was up 5 with :14 seconds left in the game — they were going to end the Nuggets 13-game winning streak and pick up a rare quality win. Until Corey Brewer hit a three. Then Evan Turner missed both free throws for Philly. Then Damien Wilkins (who had a really good game with 24…

  14. Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee with huge blocks (VIDEO)

    Mar 22, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT

    Thaddeus Young, Kenneth Faried

    There were a lot of highlights out of the Nuggets’ dramatic comeback on Thursday night, most centered around the comeback itself. But there were others. Like when Kenneth Faried chased down Thaddeus Young and denied a dunk that most players just would have surrendered. Then there is Arnett Moultrie trying to spin from the post…

  15. Nuggets run win streak to 14 straight games with late comeback over Sixers

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:56 AM EDT

    Corey Brewer

    This was the type of game that shows how win streaks usually come to an end. The heavily-favored team comes out with a lack of energy, the underdogs pounce early, and the home team lets its opponent hang around longer than it should, and is unable to put it together in time to keep the…

  16. Andrew Bynum has his knee surgeries. So that’s done.

    Mar 21, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

    76ers Bynum Basketball

    Andrew Bynum’s knees were not right all season, he will not play one minute of one game. So how much are teams willing to gamble that this solved the problem? First things first, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports Radio tweets that Bynum’s knee surgery to clean up everything following his previous surgery…

  17. Ten prospects NBA fans should watch in NCAA Tournament

    Mar 20, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

    WCC Basketball Tournament - Championship Saint Mary's v Gonzaga

    We fans place a lot more weight in evaluating players on what they do in the NCAA Tournament than do NBA teams scouting the draft. They have already watched the tape on every game the guy has played this season and likely been to some practices. Then later they will measure him at the combine…

  18. Andrew Bynum gets no slack from his former high school coach

    Mar 19, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum's hair, via Jordan Raanan on twitter. 
https://twitter.com/JordanRaanan

    Andrew Bynum is not exactly the most popular sports figure in Philadelphia right now. To put it kindly. The man the Sixers traded Andre Iguodala for, the guy they planned to rebuild the roster around, has not played a game for them all season. He was injured, recovery times got pushed, back, and next he…

  19. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Refs make Nuggets/Bulls ending interesting

    Mar 19, 2013, 8:37 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls coach Thibodeau argues with referee Mauer during their NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Chicago

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while wishing you were as well traveled as this dog… Heat 105, Celtics 103: This felt like a playoff game — it was chippy, emotional and the crowd was into it. Jeff Green took over for the Celtics with 43 points, giving the…

  20. Andrew Bynum to have both knees operated on, done for season

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    Andrew Bynum — the guy Philadelphia traded Andre Iguodala for — may never play a game in a 76ers uniform. He’s not going to this year. Multiple reports including CSNPhilly.com have have confirmed that Bynum is going to undergo surgery on both knees to clean up remaining debris giving him problem. Bynum made the decision…

  21. Friday And-1 Links: Rajon Rondo is better on national television

    Mar 15, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo

    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 I like a good IPA. Which is a lot. • It’s not a…

  22. Three Stars of the Night: Guys that their teams need in the playoffs edition

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:50 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers center Hibbert puts up a shot against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Williams during their NBA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Every team entering the playoffs needs their star to step up, but these three guys have a little extra weight on their shoulders. Without big performances these guys’ teams sink fast in the postseason (or in Kobe’s case, don’t even make the playoffs). Honorable mention tonight to Thaddeus Young who put up 24 points and…

  23. Heat extend win streak to 20 but Sixers make them work for it

    Mar 13, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    In the first half of the season, this was the kind of game the Heat would lose — a back-to-back, a fired up opponent playing better than they have in weeks, and the Heat just kind of coasting. With an 8.5 game lead over the No. 2 in the East, it’s the kind of game…

  24. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Knicks take night off (except they had a game)

    Mar 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while you were hacking Donkey Kong to make Pauline the hero… Spurs 105, Thunder 93: The Spurs depth was too much for the Thunder — San Antonio made its big runs when it was bench-on-bench (mostly). Part of that was that the Thunder…

  25. Three Stars of the Night: Unlikely heroes edition

    Mar 12, 2013, 2:44 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs Stephen Jackson, Tim Duncan, and Tiago Splitter of Brazil celebrate after they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    Most nights, we have the game’s biggest stars lighting up the scoreboard while leading their teams to victory. That wasn’t the case on Monday, as the leading scorers on the winning side of things were largely unheralded players. Third Star: Kosta Koufos (Game-high and career-high 22 points, 10 rebounds in win over Suns) Koufos isn’t…

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