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  1. Report: Grant Hill leaning toward Knicks, not Suns

    Dec 7, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    The conventional wisdom is that, like so many people in their “golden years,” Grant Hill was going to spend the rest of his (playing) days in the warm sun and great training facilities of Phoenix. But maybe he is going to trade that in for a cold but exciting New York Winter. That’s what Marc…

  2. Circle your calendars: Games not to miss on NBA schedule

    Dec 6, 2011, 8:36 PM EST

    LeBron James Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks

    We’re not so presumptuous as to tell you what to watch… well, yes we are. There is an NBA schedule littered with good games worth watching that was just released today. What follows are the games that leapt off the page at us as ones not to miss. Dec. 25: Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks:…

  3. Tuesday morning one liners

    Dec 6, 2011, 10:44 AM EST

    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…

  4. Grant Hill choices down to Suns, Clippers, Knicks, Bulls

    Dec 5, 2011, 12:34 PM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    It’s going to come down to what Grant Hill really, really wants. He has narrowed his free agent teams down to four quite different choices, reports David Aldridge at NBA.com. Grant Hill has his free agent Final Four, according to sources: the incumbent Suns, the Clippers, the Bulls and the Knicks. Each provides its own…

  5. NBA Free Agency: The final chance for Vince Carter’s redemption

    Dec 4, 2011, 10:56 PM EST

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    At the 2000 NBA All-Star Game, Vince Carter put in one of the most prolific, maybe the single best performances in NBA history. In the 2000 summer Olympics, Vince Carter dunked over Frederic Weis in arguably the most famous posterization of all time. And in the early to mid-2000’s, Carter put together one of the…

  6. Grant Hill’s return to Suns a “big issue” for Steve Nash

    Dec 1, 2011, 11:29 PM EST

    steve nash-grant hill

    The Suns have already made it clear that bringing back Grant Hill this season, who is currently an unrestricted free agent, is a “first order of business and a top priority.” In case you may have thought they weren’t putting enough pressure on themselves to retain Hill’s services, Steve Nash — who you may have…

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

    Dec 1, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

    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.…

  8. Friday night videos: Cedric Ceballos drops 50

    Nov 25, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

    CEDRIC CEBALLOS

    We had Cedric Ceballos on the mind this week, for obvious reasons, and we’re glad he’s recovering. Rightfully most people think of him Suns player, but because I grew up in L.A. I gravitate towards his time as a Laker. I have a real soft spot for the Celballos, Nick Van Exel, Vlade Divac Lakers…

  9. Friday one liners: Steve Nash vs. Jason Kidd charity game

    Nov 25, 2011, 6:57 PM EST

    kidd-nash

    Like the leftovers you are trying to fashion into meal, here are few things scattered around today we are fashioning into a post. • Up at UC Berkley (what you call Cal) there is a charity game scheduled now for Dec. 10 billed as “Steve Nash vs. Jason Kidd” (via the twitter of Yahoo’s Marc…

  10. Report: Lamar Odom agrees to play in Turkey during lockout

    Nov 25, 2011, 1:50 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    Only Billy Hunter and David Stern can now save us from “Khloe & Lamar in Istanbul.” There may be no greater reason to resolve the lockout and get the NBA players back to work. Lakers forward Lamar Odom has reached a deal to play with Besiktas in Turkey, joining the team that already has Deron…

  11. Cavaliers center Semih Erden has surgery on thumb

    Nov 23, 2011, 2:52 PM EST

    Turkey Serbia Basketball Worlds

    Quick an update on an injury we told you about previously. Cavaliers center Semih Erden has now had surgery on the thumb he broke in a game this week for Turkish side Besiktas, reports Sportando on twitter. He will be out at least six weeks with the injury. That means if a settlement to the…

  12. “Pawn Stars” show hopes to hire out of work NBA player

    Nov 23, 2011, 1:20 PM EST

    History's "Pawn Stars" Appear At Gold And Silver Road Show At The Suncoast

    I think we may have finally found the perfect job for Delonte West. “Pawn Stars” — the History Channel’s hit show that is tenuously tied to history — is looking to bring in an out of work NBA player. That’s the report from TMZ, (via Inside Hoops). TMZ has learned …”Pawn Stars” honcho Rick Harrison…

  13. Cedric Ceballos hospitalized after “series of small heart attacks”

    Nov 21, 2011, 5:59 PM EST

    ceballos

    One of the more popular NBA role players of his era, Cedric Ceballos is in a Phoenix area hospital after suffering a series of small heart attacks. He is doing well enough to have released this statement. “I feel blessed and very fortunate to be here today and to have made the decision to go…

  14. Suns’ Pietrus tries ancient Chinese secrets to get knee right

    Nov 10, 2011, 2:34 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Mickael Pietrus missed the last dozen games of last season due to a knee injury then missed playing for the French national team this summer because he needed a surgery to clean up that knee. But that may not have been enough, so Pietrus has turned to Eastern medicine. No, not like Boston east, I…

  15. Steve Nash calls both sides of lockout “inevitably selfish”

    Nov 3, 2011, 1:42 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    Halloween night I was standing in the front yard of a friend passing out candy with other dads while our kids soaked the neighbors for teeth-rotting treats when one guy asked, “Can you explain the lockout to me?” I did. And halfway through it I realized there is no way to describe this without everyone…

  16. The enduring value of the Pacers’ undeserved playoff berth

    Oct 21, 2011, 1:02 PM EST

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    As third parties have banded about all kinds of system-related ideas in light of the lockout, I’ve seen the 2010-2011 Indiana Pacers, who finished the regular season with a 37-45 record, categorically used as evidence in support of an altered playoff system. As much as I understand the sentiment that teams so far under .500…

  17. Suns owner Saver plays in hoops league with union lawyer

    Oct 14, 2011, 3:29 PM EST

    Suns Robert Sarver

    I expected to read this note today about as much as I expected the Tea Party to endorse Occupy Wall Street. But it turns out Suns owner Robert Sarver has some interesting pickup basketball partners — and an interesting game. Zach Lowe put up the story at Sports Illustrated’s The Point Forward. It was with…

  18. On Aaron Brooks and life after Steve Nash in Phoenix

    Oct 12, 2011, 3:33 PM EST

    Aaron Brooks

    Steve Nash has defined the Phoenix Suns franchise since the summer of 2004, but every passing day brings the Suns that much closer to parting with their only remaining star. Joe Johnson, Shawn Marion, and Amar’e Stoudemire have all come and gone, and the last great remnant of the Suns team that embarked on Seven…

  19. Nash makes twitter plea for owners to end lockout

    Oct 10, 2011, 5:01 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Phoenix Suns

    Steve Nash has never been shy about his opinions, and today he’s using his twitter account to ask the owners to end the ongoing NBA lockout. Here’s what he tweeted: The NBA has experienced over 60 yrs of growth with new growth projected using the current model. After a banner year the players are still willing…

  20. Robert Sarver reportedly even more ridiculous than previously thought

    Oct 1, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    Suns Robert Sarver

    Robert Sarver probably gets a bad wrap sometimes. I mean, yes, he does sell off draft picks like an EBay junkie and yeah, his organization has the turnover rate of your average fast food joint. But the Suns have consistently made the playoffs or been within reach for the past decade and he has made…

  21. Hakim Warrick eyes a bounce-back year for himself and the Suns

    Sep 29, 2011, 3:18 PM EST

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    Every NBA team has lofty aspirations by the time training camp rolls around, and it seems that even the league’s holding pattern couldn’t quell the preseason optimism of a particular spokesman for a landlocked team. The Phoenix Suns aren’t in the best of shape. They haven’t had a chance to make any significant additions to…

  22. Former Suns CEO Rick Welts takes job with Warriors

    Sep 27, 2011, 8:11 AM EST

    Rick Welts

    Just a couple weeks ago, Rick Welts walked away from his gig as the CEO of the Phoenix Suns, saying he wasn’t leaving for another job, he was leaving to “get my personal and professional lives better aligned.” Turns out he found a job pretty quickly after all. Welts has been hired as the new…

  23. Tweet this: Suns to have sideline social media reporter

    Sep 26, 2011, 1:38 PM EST

    twitter-whale

    Twitter is a fun place to hang on NBA game nights — you can get game updates, some game analysis, some clever jokes, some mocking of bad shots, some terrible jokes and a nice enhancement to your NBA experience. And since you have your smartphone out while watching the game anyway — admit it, you…

  24. Player reaction to preseason postponement: Saw that coming

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:41 PM EST

    NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

    Out in Las Vegas for the past couple of weeks at the Impact Compeitive Training Series (affectionately known as the “lockout league”), it has been about NBA players staying in shape for the start of the season, sharpening their game, getting in some run. Now everybody will have a lot longer to hone that edge.…

  25. Stoudemire said skipping college was hardest choice of his life

    Sep 20, 2011, 1:02 PM EST

    Amare Stoudemire high five

    For some NBA players, college was that inconvenient road bump between AAU ball and the NBA. They may like the college life and getting to play in front of large arenas of ravenous fans, but the classes and studying were an inconvenience. But there are guys in the NBA who would savor the chance to…

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