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  1. Report: Dwight Howard giving Orlando chance to improve

    Dec 8, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Any reports that leak out of these intense meetings like the Orlando Magic had with Dwight Howard Monday need to be taken with a grain of salt. Or a handful. That said, the report out of Hoopsworld about where Dwight Howard stands with the Magic makes some sense. First, because it notes he is not…

  2. Reports: Lakers reach deal to sign Jason Kapono

    Dec 7, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout

    Two years ago the Lakers needed better outside shooting. They brought in Steve Blake, but that didn’t work. In new coach Mike Brown’s twin-towers offense (with Kobe drawing doubles in the post as well) the Lakers will need much better long-range shooting. So they have reached a handshake deal to sign Jason Kapono, according to…

  3. Wednesday morning one liners (now with extra rumors)

    Dec 7, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

    NBA And Players Representatives Meet To Discuss Possible Settlement

    Our morning look around the NBA with stories that are not their own post here at PBT. In case you didn’t get it in your inbox, here is David Stern’s letter to fans sent out yesterday. After the lockout and months of talk of change, does the new NBA feel any different than the old…

  4. Video: Sixers CEO talks upcoming season, mascots

    Dec 6, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

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    If you are looking for Sixers info, we’re here to help. A little. Sixers CEO Adam Aron swung on by CSNPhilly.com for the Lunch Break segment and let out a few details. Like if you were a better man you might bet on Jan. 6 being the first Philly home game (which is tough, the…

  5. Tuesday morning one liners

    Dec 6, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets forward Outlaw celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Raptors during triple overtime in their NBA game in London

    Our morning look around the NBA with stories that are not their own post here at PBT. Travis Outlaw had surgery on his hand this summer after a boxing injury (he hit a heavy bag and broke it). That was eight weeks ago and things are supposed to be healed, but the Nets doctors would…

  6. New suggested Sixers mascots are… um… unimpressive

    Dec 6, 2011, 1:44 AM EDT

    Sixers_Mascot_Choices

    I don’t think there were many ideas that would make Sixers fans long for the return of Hip Hop. If you forgot, Hip Hop was the Sixers mascot that nobody really liked. So much so that after polling season ticket holders about the game-day experience the new Philadelphia owners axed him. But they commissioned new…

  7. Video: Darren Rovell, David Falk talk labor deal numbers

    Dec 4, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

    NBPA Meet To Discuss Current CBA Offer

    CNBC’s sports business expert Darren Rovell gives a great synopsis of the NBA’s labor deal and how it effects players and player movement. Then he brings in agent David Falk — and shockingly, agents don’t like this deal. Falk lays out his case for why pretty well, like most agents he wants a more pure…

  8. Report: Wizards will not amnesty Rashard Lewis. Yet.

    Dec 1, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Rashard Lewis Wizards

    If we didn’t call this the amnesty provision the Gilbert Arenas rule, we would call it the Rashard Lewis rule. He is owed $21.1 million this season and $22 million next season, and while he still has some value at as a stretch four he doesn’t have second-highest-paid-player-in-the-league value. But the Wizards are not going…

  9. Thursday morning one liners: NBA rumor mill keeps churning

    Dec 1, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Durant football

    LeBron James and Kevin Durant played flag football Wednesday night. The score: Nobody tore an ACL. That’s the only score that matters. If you want to get an early jump on MVP voting (which, admittedly, may be a tad premature what with training camps not even open yet) we’ve got you covered here at NBC.…

  10. Westbrook, Griffin talk dunks, wear suits in GQ

    Nov 30, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT

    1211-GQ-FASU01.01

    Nothing goes together like fashion and dunks. Well… maybe chocolate and peanut butter, but that’s it. Which is why a new photo spread in the pages of GQ goes so well together. NBA players Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, Andre Iguodala, JaVale McGee and Shannon Brown talk dunks and get their pictures taken dunking in suits.…

  11. Wednesday morning one liners: Portland loves Brandon Roy

    Nov 30, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Do not underestimate the love of the Blazers fan base for Brandon Roy, or how that could weight into plans to use the amnesty clause on him. Carlos Boozer thinks the Chicago Bulls can win an NBA title. This year. How desperate are the Knicks for a big man to take a one year deal?…

  12. Is Thaddeus Young worth a big free agent contract?

    Nov 29, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Thaddeus young

    If you are a general manager looking for a guy to gamble on in this free agency period, Thaddeus Young might be the call. He is 22, can play either forward spot, is an athletic slasher with the ball and can finish around the rim, last season showed more mature selection, plus he can defend.…

  13. Are the Knicks considering Kwame Brown? Apparently.

    Nov 28, 2011, 10:14 AM EDT

    Kwame Brown

    Free agent priority No. 1 for the Knicks — maintain projected cap space for next summer so they can try to bring in one more star player (cough* Chris Paul *cough). Priority No. 2: find a big defensive minded center, but one will take a one-year deal as not to screw up priority No. 1.…

  14. 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…

  15. Hip Hop is dead. (The 76ers mascot, we mean.)

    Nov 22, 2011, 8:39 AM EDT

    Chris Andersen Hip Hop 76ers

    Hip Hop is dead. The 76ers anthropomorphized rabbit mascot named Hip Hop who came on the scene in the Allen Iverson era to the thrill of nobody has gone the way of the Dodo bird. The new owners of the 76ers surveyed their season ticket holders and were looking for ways to improve the game-night…

  16. Kings pick up Keith Smart as assistant coach

    Nov 16, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

    Keith Smart Stephen Curry

    Hey — actual basketball related news! Enjoy this post for the diversion from the lawsuits and foolishness. Keith Smart, let go as head coach of the Golden State Warriors after one season, has been picked up to be an assistant coach on Paul Westphal’s staff in Sacramento, reports the Sacramento Bee. He joins 12-year NBA…

  17. Report: Employees of Nets, 76ers told to get ready to work

    Oct 28, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game One

    There are times I feel like we are going a little Fox Mulder with the lockout, trying to find signs that it is about to end where no such sign exists. And then there are things that just hit you over the head. Like the emails sent to employees of the Nets and 76ers, as…

  18. Report: Raptors close to hiring Stefanski for front office

    Oct 26, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    The whole thing went down like the plot of some terrible Hugh Grant romantic comedy. It was on. Then it was almost off. But now it is back on again. We will see if Ed Stefanski and the Toronto Raptors can live happily ever after. The two sides are close to a deal to make…

  19. Much of Dr. J’s personal memorabilia up for auction

    Oct 25, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT

    erving

    Does it make anyone else sad when a famed pro athlete auctions off a lot of his memorabilia? Julius Erving — who you remember best as Dr. J. doing a scoop shot in the finals for the Sixers — is doing just that, according to the Atlanta Journal Consitition (via Ball Don’t Lie). The majority…

  20. Should the Sixers use the “amnesty clause” on Elton Brand?

    Oct 24, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    Elton Brand

    Elton Brand has been a let down to fans in Philadelphia. A max deal guy not playing up to his standards in a tough town. His first year there he played just 29 games due to injury. His second season he was back for 76 games but was just average, not fully recovered and stuck…

  21. Fresh Prince of Society Hill: Will Smith buys part of 76ers

    Oct 18, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT

    Will+Smith

    Now we have four rappers who are part owners of NBA teams. Still only one that anyone talks about, but four total. Will Smith — rapper, actor, the Fresh Prince himself — and his wife Jada Pinkett are now minority owners of the Philadelphia 76ers, it was announced at the introductory press conference for the…

  22. New Sixers owners cutting ticket prices in half for 9,000 seats

    Oct 18, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT

    Joshua Harris

    I had thought that when Arte Moreno bought the Anaheim Angels (as they were then called) and at his introductory press conference announced a cut in beer prices, that was the best start ever by an owner. Well, it is. But this is a close second. Sixers owner Joshua Harris came in at his introductory…

  23. League makes official what we already knew: 76ers have been sold

    Oct 18, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

    Joshua Harris

    We told you over the weekend that the NBA’s other owners had approved the sale of the Philadelphia 76ers to New York billionaire Joshua Harris and investors. Now the league has made official what everyone already knew, sending out an announcement of the sale Tuesday morning. “We are delighted that the NBA’s Board of Governors…

  24. Really quietly, the NBA approves Sixers sale

    Oct 16, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Sixers Happy Family Time

    We’d like to congratulate billionaire Joshua Harris and his partners on the successful purchase of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team which actually doesn’t play basketball at the moment. From the Philadelphia Inquirer: The NBA Board of Governors has approved Comcast-Spectacors sale of the 76ers to a group of investors led by New York billionaire Joshua…

  25. Report: Raptors’ talks with Stefanski ‘stalled’ as Sixers GM looks to Blazers

    Oct 15, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson Press Conference

    Remember how Ed Stefanski was going to be the next Raptors GM, essentially working under Bryan Colangelo in what would largely be an assistant role since Colangelo is the guy who runs the show? And how it was a done deal and all that? Yeah, not so much. Yahoo! Sports reports that the deal has…

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