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  1. Steve Nash listed as “doubtful” for Lakers game Friday

    Nov 1, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Well, this isn’t going to help the Lakers get things figured out. Steve Nash is officially listed as “doubtful” for the Lakers Friday night nationally televised game against the Clippers, tweets Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell (not to mention pretty much all the Lakers media in attendance). Nash was injured when Portland rookie Damian Lillard accidentally…

  2. Steve Nash suffers bruised shin, to be re-evaluated Thursday

    Nov 1, 2012, 9:05 AM EDT

    Lakers Steve Nash smiles as he plays in the Lakers season opening game against  Dallas

    Wednesday night, in the second quarter of the Lakers second ugly loss to start the season, Steve Nash and Blazers rookie Damian Lillard collided and Nash was clearly hurt, heading to the locker room. He came back out for the second half, but it quickly became clear that he was not right and he played…

  3. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Lakers defense sucks, too

    Nov 1, 2012, 4:13 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Jodie Meeks

    Our nightly recap of every gamegaround the NBA. It’s what you missed while buying dive bar T-shirts…. Trail Blazers 116, Lakers 106: In the season opener, Dallas scored at a 108.7 points per 100 possessions pace on the Lakers (for comparison, only five teams in the NBA averaged giving up more points per 100 last…

  4. Three Stars of the Night: Two stars are born, and another just changes systems

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:50 AM EDT

    Hornets' Davis dunks the ball over Spurs' Duncan during the second half of  their NBA basketball in New Orleans

    Long live oddly polarizing facial hair! You wear that neckbeard with pride tonight, loyal reader, and come check out the three best individual performances from Wednesday’s great slate of games. Third Star: Anthony Davis – 21 points, 7 rebounds It’s rare for a rookie to just look like he belongs. Usually they have flashes, but…

  5. Blazers plan to use ‘Hack-a-Dwight’ strategy against Howard and the Lakers

    Oct 31, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    After a dismal opening night performance at home in a loss to Dallas, the Lakers will take to the road for their second game in as many nights against a Blazers team that’s ready and waiting. There was plenty wrong with L.A. on Tuesday — the offense was horrid, and the defense (if you want…

  6. Video: ‘License to Lillard’ Episode 4: Orientation

    Oct 30, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    damian lillard

    In the latest episode of Damian Lillard‘s web series “License to Lillard,” we are taken through Lillard’s journey during his first summer as an NBA player. We go through his orientation with adidas, which includes a pretty great part where he gets to sponsor the youth team he played on growing up as part of…

  7. A guide for which teams to watch

    Oct 30, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol

    Our ideas of fun may be completely different. Personally, I like to pretend I’m playing Supermarket Sweep in the grocery store, but you may like going out on “dates” or “talking to actual people.” With that said, I can’t in good faith tell you which teams will be fun this year. That’s a decision for…

  8. PBT’s preseason predictions: Yes, expect Heat vs. Lakers final

    Oct 30, 2012, 11:06 AM EDT

    Larry O'Brien trophy

    It’s that time of year again, when we NBA writers make predictions we will wince at in a few months. When you can read our predictions and use those as evidence that we clearly hate your favorite team (pick a team, any team). What follows are the ProBasketballTalk predictions for the 2012-13 season by myself…

  9. PBT Power Rankings: Heat start season on top, Bobcats in cellar

    Oct 29, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT

    Chris Bosh,Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    It’s that time of year — the PBT’s NBA Power Rankings are back. Power Rankings before a single game is played are admittedly a bit silly, but then again the NBA has playoffs to determine which team is best so really all power rankings are silly and just for the entertainment value. It would take…

  10. Adam Morrison waived by Portland, now may wave goodbye

    Oct 26, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT

    Adam Morrison

    Adam Morrison made it to the last cut, but he was cut. Friday the Portland Trail Blazers waived Morrison (along with Coby Karl and F Justin Holiday), reports CSNNW.com. Of that group, Karl impressed the most and he could get some 10-day call-ups with the Blazers if he doesn’t get snapped up by another team.…

  11. Friday And-1 links: As season nears, a lot of players waived

    Oct 26, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

    NBA basketball spaulding

    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. Right before the season starts is when a lot of players who were invited…

  12. Blazers to start Hickson at center. They open against Lakers.

    Oct 23, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

    J.J.Hickson

    It’s looked more and more through the preseason like this was the direction things were headed. At 6’9” J.J. Hickson is not a traditional center by any means, but he is going to get the starting five job in Portland this season. At least on opening night. New coach Terry Stotts announced his decision Tuesday…

  13. Video: New “License to Lillard” follows him through draft

    Oct 23, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Mo Williams, Damian Lillard

    We think of the NBA Draft as one night, but really it’s the culmination of years of work to get considered, them months and months of workouts and evaluations and the Draft Combine. It’s a lot of work. This lastest “Licensed to Lillard” video follows Damian Lillard through the process (all the way to being the…

  14. Video: Meyers Leonard, Damian Lillard do the dougie

    Oct 22, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Damian Lillard

    Well, at least it’s not someone doing the Gangnam Style horsey dance. I’m over that. These are your Portland Trail Blazer rookies, primarily Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard, doing the Dougie as part of some on-court hazing by LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard has got some moves. Leonard dances like a 7’1″…

  15. GMs predict Heat to beat Lakers for title, LeBron to get MVP

    Oct 22, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

    The Lakers are the sexy new girl on the block, the latest super team to land the disgruntled star of another franchise, the team everybody says can challenge the Miami Heat for an NBA title. But NBA GMs still think the Heat get the ring. And LeBron gets another MVP. The NBA conducts an annual…

  16. Stephen Curry wants you to punch Wes Matthews (and know his ankle is fine)

    Oct 20, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT

    stephen curry

    At this point, every roll of the ankle for Stephen Curry is accompanied by concern, frustration, and that all-too-familiar queasy feeling. Curry is just too good to always be on the bench in a suit, and no matter what team you pull for, it’s hard not to feel for the guy. As it turns out,…

  17. Video: Meyers Leonard with impressive dunk, weak celebration

    Oct 18, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT

    Meyers Leonar, Metta World Peace, Antwon Johnson, Pau Gasol

    That is Blazers rookie center Meyers Leonard showing he has hops and can finish around the rim. He’s going to get the chance to prove himself, he’s going to get the run this season. Hopefully we see more of that — now that’s how you close the sale. The “flex” celebration afterwards… not so impressive.…

  18. Celtics sign Leandro Barbosa to backup Rajon Rondo

    Oct 17, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

    Leandro Barbosa, Indiana Pacers

    Well, I guess they are bringing in a veteran after all. The Boston Celtics have agreed to a one-year deal with point guard Leandro Barbosa, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network. The Celtics decided on Tuesday to let Dionte Christmas go and there were reports they might start to look…

  19. Celtics considering adding veteran to roster. Maybe at point.

    Oct 17, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    When Dionte Christmas was sent packing from Celtics camp — with a nice $200,000 buyout — we were left with a question about who was going to get backup point guard minutes behind Rajon Rondo? Maybe nobody. Jason Terry can do some ball handling with the second unit (although he works better off the ball),…

  20. Odds on NBA MVP (yes, LeBron leads), Rookie of Year

    Oct 17, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

    James of the U.S. hugs teammate Durant after their game against Lithuania at their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

    If you don’t have LeBron James, Kevin Durant on top of your “most likely to win the MVP” list you’re doing it wrong. Professional odds makers don’t do it wrong. So when the guys at offshore book Bovada put together a list, you know who is at the top. But the real value is farther…

  21. NBA season preview: Phoenix Suns

    Oct 17, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Last Season: We could talk about the slow start, the impressive run in the season’s second half, or the eventual finish two games outside of the playoff picture. But all anyone in Phoenix will ultimately remember about the 2011-12 campaign is that it was the last time they would witness the on-court brilliance of Steve…

  22. Aldridge says he’s a No. 1, Blazers should build around him

    Oct 15, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    Is LaMarcus Aldridge a real No. 1 guy for an NBA team? How you answer that question determines what you think the Blazers need to be doing as they restructure the roster. If you think he is a Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Howard you can build a contender around, then the Blazers should be…

  23. NBA season preview: Portland Trail Blazers

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers

    Last season: Nothing will push you toward rebuilding like disappointment, and their 28-38 record was that. This was a 48 win team a couple seasons ago, but last season a team that should be playing fast and pressuring teams was average in pace and threatening nobody. Point guard Raymond Felton took the blame from fans…

  24. Monday And-1 links: Royce White joins Rockets; more camp notes

    Oct 8, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

    Royce White

    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 men love Mila Kunis. • Rookie Royce White joined the Houston Rockets training…

  25. Coach’s assessment: Blazers’ Leonard is a work in progress

    Oct 8, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

    Leonard from Illinois University shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Stern after he was selected by the Portland Trailblazers as the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NBA basketball Draft in Newark

    Portland is rebuilding their team. They will not be terrible because LaMarcus Aldridge won’t let them be (and because I think Damien Lillard is going to be pretty good), but they have time to let young players learn and develop. Like rookie center Meyers Leonard. He has a lot of developing to do. Blazers assistant…

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