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  1. Here are all 39 NBA players taking part in Olympics

    Jul 27, 2012, 12:29 PM EST

    File photo of U.S. basketball Chairman Colangelo and the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team posing in Las Vegas

    The Olympic basketball tournament is loaded with NBA players. Loaded. There are 39, and that is just guys currently on rosters (there are a couple not on now that likely will be by the time camp opens. Here is a list of all the NBA players in the Olympic tournament. Not a coincidence that the…

  2. A closer look at the USA’s opponents in Group A

    Jul 27, 2012, 7:36 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony of Team USA fights for a ball against Federico Kammerichs of Team Argentina during their men's exhibition basketball game ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Palau Sant Jordi arena, in Barcelona

    Anything less than a gold medal will be seen as a failure by Team USA in London. So, no pressure. Just the American basketball legacy on the line. But in reality, the pressure doesn’t ramp up until the final eight — the three knockout-round games. First, there is the group stage. There are 12 teams…

  3. Outside shots, tempo, Chandler key for Team USA in London

    Jul 25, 2012, 4:18 PM EST

    USA v Spain - Men's Exhibition Game

    Sunday it gets real. For the past three weeks Team USA has been training and scrimmaging and playing some exhibition games, getting ready. But Sunday they tip off the Olympics against France and if they can go 8-0 they will have another gold medal. (They could lose one of the first five group-play games and…

  4. Summer League standout Malcolm Thomas has many suitors

    Jul 24, 2012, 12:52 PM EST

    Malcolm Thomas

    For a guy on the fringe, a good showing at Summer League can change your fortunes. Meet Malcolm Thomas. The “other forward” at San Diego State when Kawhi Leonard was there who spent last season in the D-League with a couple of call ups. But at Summer League in Las Vegas he looked very good…

  5. Video: Top 10 plays from Las Vegas Summer League

    Jul 23, 2012, 5:14 PM EST

    Damian Lillard, Austin Rivers

    PBT brought you a whole lot of original content from the Las Vegas Summer league, both I and Scott Schroeder were out there (he was there the whole time), and you got daily updates and player stories. If you want to just know who stood out, we’ve got you covered. And now, here are the…

  6. Report: Blazers, Bucks, Mavericks going after Przybilla

    Jul 23, 2012, 3:14 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Houston Rockets, Game 6

    Looks like next season will be lucky No. 13 in the NBA for Joel Przybilla. A couple years ago he was going to retire, but came out of that to play with the Blazers. Now his agent says there are three teams in the running for him, reports Chris Haynes at CSNNW.com. According to his agent,…

  7. Damian Lillard, Tobias Harris among the NBA Summer League standouts

    Jul 23, 2012, 9:05 AM EST

    tobias harris

    LAS VEGAS — The NBA Summer League unfortunately came to a close on Sunday night, ending a week and a half of wonderful basketball being played on the UNLV campus. Okay, so not all of the basketball was necessarily wonderful … but there were some players that helped themselves out quite a bit while spending…

  8. Adam Morrison earned MVP chants on final day of NBA Summer League

    Jul 22, 2012, 9:34 PM EST

    adam morrison

    LAS VEGAS — The NBA Summer League has unfortunately come to a close after ten wonderful days in a location that some refer to as Sin City. Fortunately it went out with a bang, though — complete with requisite MVP chants for Adam Morrison. The league’s actual MVP honors went to Portland Trail Blazers rookie…

  9. Wes Johnson found his touch Saturday at NBA Summer League

    Jul 22, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

    wes johnson

    LAS VEGAS — To put it nicely, Wes Johnson was a bit underwhelming last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves. That wasn’t the case on Saturday night inside Cox Pavilion, however, as the former fourth overall pick put together quite the performance against the NBA D-League Select team in lovely Las Vegas. The wing player has…

  10. Timberwolves sign Stiemsma to add to blocks, fouls in box score

    Jul 21, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

    Greg Stiemsma, Rajon Rondo

    There’s this Eddie Izzard bit I love, where he says his counselor asked him “What do you want to do, kid, what do you want to do?” and Izzard replies that he wants to be an astronaut. The counselor says “Look, kid, you’re British, so scale it down a bit.” That’s kind of what this offseason…

  11. Celtics trade for Courtney Lee done, but it got very complex

    Jul 20, 2012, 6:47 PM EST

    Courtney Lee, Paul George

    We told you a couple days ago that Boston had reached a sign-and-trade deal to get Courtney Lee from the Rockets — and that is a beautiful fit for Boston. They get a guy who can defend on the perimeter, knock down threes and come off the bench. A defensively better version of Ray Allen.…

  12. Stoudemire says it’s a championship or bust for Knicks

    Jul 20, 2012, 1:46 PM EST

    New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire waits to take a foul shot against the New Orleans Hornets in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Be ready for failure, Knicks fans. Amare Stoudemire set the parameters for next season while speaking with MSG during a Knicks Summer League contest (as transcribed by Newsday). And like you want a competitor to say, he set the bar very high. “Anything less than a championship,” the power forward said on MSG Thursday during…

  13. Felton says he hears what you are saying, plans to prove you wrong

    Jul 20, 2012, 10:48 AM EST

    Raymond Felton

    The second Raymond Felton was back with the Knicks, Portland fans celebrated he was gone and were all to happy to tell the tale about how terrible he was last season on the West Coast. The “Raymond Felton is fat” idea gained a lot of momentum online. Felton heard it, heard all of it. He…

  14. Small ads likely will be on some NBA jerseys by next season

    Jul 20, 2012, 8:35 AM EST

    Celtics jersey

    It’s about the money. It’s always about the money. And putting a small 2-inch by 2-inch adverting patch on the shoulder of NBA jerseys can generate a lot of money, NBA Deputy Commissioner told the NBA owners on Thursday. Then he said the same things to reporters after, as reported by Kevin Arnovitz at ESPN.…

  15. Blazers waive Dan Gadzuric, so you can pick him up

    Jul 19, 2012, 2:33 PM EST

    GADZURIC_DAN

    Is this it for Dan Gadzuric, or is one more team going to give him a slot at the end of the bench as a backup? The Blazers are not willing to do that, they waived him on Thursday. Which was to be expected, he was thrown in the Raymond Felton trade as filler and…

  16. Trail Blazers officially match offer keep Nicolas Batum

    Jul 18, 2012, 5:47 PM EST

    Nicolas Batum, Greg Stiemsma

    There really was no surprise here. From Portland making the move to keep Batum to a quick spin that all is good and trying to put a contentious negotiations behind them and move on. As was expected all along, Portland has officially matched the Minnesota four-year, $46 million offer and will keep Nicolas Batum, Blazers GM…

  17. Jeremy Lin: “Honestly, I preferred New York”

    Jul 18, 2012, 1:27 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v New York Knicks

    Just a week ago, it seemed an impossible idea that Jeremy Lin would be anything but a Knick. They were going to match any offer “up to a billion dollars.” Actually, the number was more like $25.1 million. The Knicks let Lin walk. The Rockets and Lin had gone outside tradition but did nothing illegal…

  18. The Inbounds: The Knick problem isn’t Lin, it’s consistency

    Jul 18, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

    So Jeremy Lin is  a Rocket, no longer a Knick. That actually happened. The Knicks elected not to match the three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from the Houston Rockets and for Knicks fans who loved Lin, this is awful, terrible, gut-wrenching stuff. For everyone else, it’s a lot of fun. Why? Because it makes for…

  19. Josh Selby shows he’s closer to reaching potential at NBA Summer League

    Jul 18, 2012, 12:34 AM EST

    josh selby

    LAS VEGAS — Josh Selby earned a vote for the NBA’s All-Rookie Third Team this past that many in the media felt wasn’t deserved. While that may have been the case, there’s a good chance he cemented himself a spot on the All-Summer League roster following Monday evening’s performance at the Cox Pavilion in lovely…

  20. Blazers’ Nolan Smith carted out on stretcher after Summer League injury

    Jul 17, 2012, 10:36 PM EST

    nolan smith

    LAS VEGAS — A scary incident happened on Monday night at the Cox Pavilion during the Portland Trail Blazers game against the Houston Rockets involving second-year guard Nolan Smith. The Duke Blue Devils product needed to be wheeled off the court on a stretcher after suffering what many believe to be a concussion. Without the…

  21. With Lin out, Felton told he will be Knicks starting point

    Jul 17, 2012, 9:45 PM EST

    Mike D'Antoni, Raymond Felton

    This is the thing that should make Knicks fans nervous about Jeremy Lin being allowed to walk off to the Rockets — the two point guards left on the Knicks roster were not really good last year. Felton was out of shape, turned the ball over nearly on nearly 20 percent of the possessions he…

  22. Timberwolves now frontrunner to land Greg Stiemsma

    Jul 17, 2012, 6:51 PM EST

    Greg Stiemsma, Rajon Rondo

    The Celtics wanted to keep restricted free agent center Greg Stiemsma, who gave the team quality minutes during the playoffs. But that play drove up his price tag high enough that the Celtics read the writing on the wall and decided to go another direction by bringing back Chris Wilcox. So where will Stiemsma land?…

  23. Knicks to decline to match Jeremy Lin offer. He’s a Rocket.

    Jul 17, 2012, 4:22 PM EST

    Injured New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin reacts during pregame ceremonies before the Knicks play against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoffs in Miami

    Linsanity, welcome back to Houston. As was expected in recent days, the New York Knicks have decided not to match the Rockets three-year, $25 million offer to Jeremy Lin, so he will be a Rocket, reports Howard Beck at the New York Times. While nothing is final until midnight eastern, the only way this changes…

  24. Reports: Grant Hill near deal to sign with Clippers

    Jul 17, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Grant Hill, Steve Nash, Ben Wallace

    Grant Hill is going to Los Angeles, but not exactly like buddy Steve Nash planned. Hill has agreed to terms and is finalizing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to multiple sources. John Gambadoro of KTAR in Phoenix broke the story, and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network has…

  25. Winderman: Lin’s offer sheet not problem, Knicks entire payroll is

    Jul 16, 2012, 2:25 PM EST

    New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks on against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    This is where many get the NBA luxury tax wrong: The third year on the offer sheet extended by the Rockets to Jeremy Lin will not cost the Knicks $43 million when factoring in the luxury tax, as some have extrapolated. It will cost the Knicks the $15 million on the third year of that…

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