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  1. Three spots remain on Team USA. Who should get them?

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:06 PM EST

    Clippers' Griffin slam dunks against Grizzlies during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    We know who already had their tickets punched for London. Nine spots on the Team USA Olympic hoops roster have been secured and you can’t really argue with any of them: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Tyson Chandler. That means three spots are…

  2. It’s come to this: Mavericks looking at Sessions, maybe Brand

    Jul 6, 2012, 3:47 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s not the end of the world for the Mavericks that this summer hasn’t gone according to plan. Not in the least. But that is not going to make this coming season any prettier. Jason Terry joins the long list of departed from the Dallas title team. The Mavericks are now chasing guys not on…

  3. Pacers need a two guard, targeting O.J. Mayo, Courtney Lee

    Jul 6, 2012, 1:41 PM EST

    O.J. Mayo, Andrew Bynum

    While the Pacers front office is grappling with the big question — literally — of whether to match the Trail Blazers max offer for center Roy Hibbert, they are dealing with their other needs as well. Specifically, they need to step up at the two guard. More accurately, they need to bring in a shooting…

  4. Reports: 76ers to amnesty Elton Brand

    Jul 6, 2012, 11:42 AM EST

    Elton Brand

    Elton Brand has had a couple of solid seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers, but that wasn’t enough for them to keep him around at one of the highest salaries in the league. The 76ers are going to use their amnesty clause to wipe Elton Brand — and the final year and $18 million — off…

  5. Nick Young reaches deal to come to Philadelphia

    Jul 6, 2012, 11:17 AM EST

    Nick Young shirt

    Well Doug Collins, now you have an unrepentant gunner on your roster. Nick Young has reached an agreement to become a Philadelphia 76er, his agent Mark Bartelstein told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo sports (and since confirmed my multiple other sources). It is a one-year, $6 million deal. Which frankly is a bit more than I…

  6. Spencer Hawes agree to two-year deal to stay with 76ers

    Jul 4, 2012, 6:31 PM EST

    Spencer Hawes

    It has a nice ring of patriotism to have Spencer Hawes decide on July 4 there is no place like our former national capital Philadelphia and agree to stay with the red, white and blue 76ers. Which is exactly what happened, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network. Free-agent center Spencer…

  7. Kobe, LeBron lead list of nine who secured berths on Team USA

    Jul 2, 2012, 11:24 PM EST

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    There are no surprises — did you think Kobe Bryant or LeBron James were going to be left off the team? —  but now we know nine of the 12 players who will represent the United States in the London Olympic basketball tournament. USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo laid it out for Chris Tomasson of…

  8. Long shot Odom pulls self out of Olympic consideration; Lin leaves USA Select Team

    Jul 2, 2012, 8:32 PM EST

    Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival  Gala: Benji - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    He was a long shot anyway after the disaster of a season he just had, but Lamar Odom — who had an invite to Team USA Training Camp — is dropping out of consideration. Via the only other national media member that went to my high school, ESPNLosAngeles’ Arash Markazi, on twitter: Lamar Odom tells…

  9. Report: Anthony Davis severely sprains ankle, out of Olympics

    Jul 2, 2012, 1:09 PM EST

    Draft Hornets Basketball

    And Team USA loses another potential big man for the roster. Recent No. 1 pick Anthony Davis severely sprained his ankle in a workout for the Hornets, which leaves him very unlikely to be ready when USA Basketball opens training camp Friday (July 6) in Las Vegas and he is now out for the games,…

  10. Six teams jump into Jamal Crawford hunt on opening day

    Jul 2, 2012, 9:58 AM EST

    Jamal Crawford

    To me, the question is what Jamal Crawford are you getting? Is it the 2010 version that was a feared gunner and Sixth Man of the Year who averaged 18 points a game, shot 38 percent from three and changed a contest when he stepped on the floor? Or, is it the 2012 version that…

  11. Free Agency Rundown 7.1.12: The movers, they are a shaking

    Jul 1, 2012, 10:31 PM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    Here’s what’s going on with free agency news and rumors as the moratorium period began Sunday night at 12:01 a.m..Do not, by any means, consider this comprehensive. There’s so much going on, we’re just trying to get you an overview. (HT: Hoopshype, IAmAGM.com) Atlanta Hawks Well, for starters, they’re exploring a deal for Joe Johnson…

  12. After the dust has settled, 25 observations from the NBA draft

    Jun 30, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    2012 NBA Draft

    25 thoughts, observations, and wisecracks about the 2012 NBA Draft, now that there’s been some time to see the whole board.   1. I spent two months talking myself into the idea that Tyshawn Taylor was a first round pick because I was worried I was being overly harsh on his decision making late in…

  13. Draft-day trades are coming, which ones are most likely?

    Jun 25, 2012, 7:59 AM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    More than any year in recent memory, it feels like we are going to see a lot of trades, a lot of moves in the days, hours and minutes leading up to the draft. While the consensus may be this a deep draft, some teams are willing to move to out while other teams are…

  14. Warriors’ latest small forward star target: Luol Deng

    Jun 23, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Deng goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Andre Iguodala. Danny Granger. Rudy Gay. The Warriors have been chasing a small forward for weeks trying to get a hold on an All-Star upgrade at that position. You can recognize what they’re going for. Stephen Curry runs the show. The star small forward anchors the perimeter defense, Andrew Bogut handles the defensive load down…

  15. Lou Williams opts out, will become free agent this summer

    Jun 17, 2012, 9:25 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Three

    Lou Williams was rattled about as a Sixth Man of the Year Runner-Up candidate this year (since James Harden wrapped it up by the end of January). He didn’t shoot well from the floor, but his True Shooting percentage (52.5%) was just OK enough to cover for it. He was the Sixers’ best scoring option…

  16. All sorts of buzz Charlotte willing to trade No. 2 pick. Good luck finding value.

    Jun 16, 2012, 8:14 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Nothing in the draft is ever a lock, but some guys are pretty close to it. Anthony Davis is one of those guys, he’s a franchise cornerstone and New Orleans gets him. Charlotte is next on the clock and… you can have that pick if you want it. There is all sorts of buzz the…

  17. Are changes in Sixers front office a Doug Collins power play?

    Jun 13, 2012, 2:17 PM EST

    DCollins_Sixers

    Doug Collins is getting a lot of credit for taking a rag-tag bunch of young and mismatched Sixers and turning them into a pretty good team. A team with Andre Iguodala, Jrue Holiday and a team on the rise. He may be trying to parlay that success into more power in the organization under the…

  18. Tuesday And-1 links: Kobe Bryant is not getting divorced

    Jun 12, 2012, 8:46 PM EST

    vanessa-bryant

    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. • Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have worked things out and are not…

  19. Sixers interviewing replacements for GM Thorn’s job

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

    Rod Thorn

    Rod Thorn is the guy making the calls in the 76ers basketball side of the operations. Including who gets to replace him. Thorn, 70, is entering the final year of his contract — after which he will be a part-time consultant with the team — and is part of a committee that has already started…

  20. Report: Raptors ready to trade No. 8 pick, more for swingman

    Jun 6, 2012, 8:18 PM EST

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    Toronto has some players in place, a coach, but they also have a distinct need — they want an established front line wing player. They have set their sights high. And they will give up their No. 8 overall pick to get it. So reports Marc Stein at ESPN. And that’s why the Raptors have…

  21. Report: Warriors targeting Iguodala, Gay, Granger, unicorns, hippogriffs

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Warriors logo

    The Warriors at this point might as well put up a big neon sign outside their offices that read “TRADE MARKET FLEA SALE TODAY!” Ever since they went into tank mode, they have made it known that their players are available for trade and that they want a small forward in return. And by landing…

  22. It’s summer, time to start up Andre Iguodala trade rumors

    May 31, 2012, 4:25 PM EST

    Andre Iguodala

    Like ants at your picnic, oppressive humidity in New York or outrageous gas spikes in California, there are just certain annoyances we have to deal with every summer. In Philadelphia, that is Andre Iguodala trade rumors. And they are on again, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN. The 76ers are looking to move Iguodala. They believe…

  23. Tuesday And-1 links: Derek Fisher has no plans to retire

    May 29, 2012, 3:35 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Three

    Here is our daily 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. • Derek Fisher says he has no plans to retire. I don’t think he’s…

  24. Philadelphia to extend contract of coach Doug Collins

    May 29, 2012, 9:41 AM EST

    DCollins_Sixers

    There was a time in the middle of the season when the Philadelphia 76ers were slumping and the report was the young team had tuned out its old coach Doug Collins. But during the playoffs, when they advanced to the second round, they were clearly on he same page. With that, Collins is expected to…

  25. Monday And-1 links: You could own a shirt like Westbrooks’

    May 28, 2012, 7:46 PM EST

    russell-westbrook-shirt

    Here is our daily 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. And as the son of a veteran, thanks to all of you serving our…

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