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  1. Bucks claim “honors” as NBA’s most injured team. Congratulations!

    Apr 6, 2011, 4:19 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Milwaukee Bucks

    Yes, we know. Your team would have done so much better if it weren’t for the injuries. Just know that there is always some team that had it worse. Unless you’re a Milwaukee Bucks fan. Over at Basketball Prospectus, friend-of-the-site Kevin Pelton did the heavy lifting and compiled the lists of man games lost to…

  2. Lakers privately admit they’d like to avoid Portland, Memphis

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

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    Don’t be shocked if there is an upset in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The top four teams — the Spurs, Lakers, Mavericks and Thunder — are all a notch above the teams below them. But the teams below them are hot. They each create some matchup problems and have been exploiting…

  3. Video: JaVale McGee with the best block this season

    Mar 23, 2011, 10:13 AM EST

    JaVale McGee Wizards

    Usually we like the dramatic stuff, the blocked shot that sends the ball four rows deep and is punctuated by a scream. Coaches, they don’t like that as much, because now the other team just takes the ball out of bounds. They talk about how old-timers like Celtics legend Bill Russell blocked shots but directed…

  4. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Chicago, Portland make it look easy

    Mar 23, 2011, 8:17 AM EST

    Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, Atlanta Hawks

    What you missed while wondering why, if aliens were going to abduct and study some of us, they would choose Sammy Hagar… The Lakers/Suns triple overtime thriller was our game of the night. Bulls 114, Hawks 81: What an absolute thrashing (starting right about the end of the first quarter). If this game were a…

  5. Lakers Bynum suspended two games for flagrant foul

    Mar 20, 2011, 2:46 PM EST

    Andrew Bynum

    Andrew Bynum’s flagrant foul on Minnesota’s Michael Beasley has led to a two game suspension by the league, one of the harshest penalties this season. We told you about Bynum being ejected Friday night, and he deserved to be tossed. Bynum was late on his rotation (not that Matt Barnes did a lot to slow…

  6. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Mar 16, 2011, 10:41 AM EST

    Rudy Fernandez goggles

    Portland started it to mock Rudy Fernandez, but expect to see a lot of three point goggles during the NCAA tournament. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo smacks David Stern around. He’s right about one thing for sure — why hasn’t Stern (and the other owners) put pressure on Clippers owner Donald Sterling to pay his coaches…

  7. Greg Oden admits he is a long way from returning

    Mar 15, 2011, 9:44 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers

    Greg Oden is going to make another run at it. Say what you want about him, it’s not lack of effort in rehab that has kept him off the court. But in a video interview at Blazers.com (via Eye on Basketball) Oden admitted that he is a long way from being back on the court…

  8. Trail Blazers ink Chris Johnson to deal for remainder of season

    Mar 14, 2011, 3:59 PM EST

    Chris Johnson

    The Blazers want some extra depth at center. Hard to blame them. So they have inked D-League standout Chris Johnson to a deal for the rest of the season (Ridiculous Upside had this first and the Blazers confirmed it via press release). Johnson was up for a 10-day deal with the Blazers earlier this season,…

  9. Struggling Heat find better offense but forget to play defense, lose again

    Mar 9, 2011, 12:18 AM EST

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Miami Heat

    Since roughly last July, Heat fans have been asking — for the last week begging — to get LeBron James and Dwyane Wade active in the offense at the same time. They needed that long-promised spark. Tuesday night — in a game were the Heat clearly were gripping at times and playing their stars big…

  10. Trail Blazers ink Nate McMillan to two-year extension

    Mar 8, 2011, 4:53 PM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers - Game 6

    Nate McMillan has coached his… um, tie off this season. He came into the season with a healthy Brandon Roy (so we thought) and the big defensive force in the paint named Greg Oden that the team needed. This was a playoff team with some real upside. But the injury bug that hit some teams…

  11. Gerald Wallace feels “betrayed” by Bobcats

    Mar 7, 2011, 6:50 PM EST

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    Gerald Wallace had spent the last six and a half seasons with the Charlotte Bobcats before he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers at the trade deadline. Even though the former All-Star and relentless competitor went from a 26-win team to a 35-win team, he wasn’t happy about being traded. Earlier, he vented to…

  12. It’s official, Dwight Howard suspended game for 16th technical

    Mar 5, 2011, 5:46 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls

    We told you last night this was coming, today the NBA league office worked on Saturday to make it a reality. Dwight Howard has been suspended for Monday’s Magic game against the Trail Blazers after picking up his 16th technical foul this season, announced Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President and disciplinarian. League rules call…

  13. Welcome to suspension time: Dwight Howard picks up 16th technical

    Mar 4, 2011, 9:50 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 5

    Take a seat, Dwight Howard. It took exactly one week for Dwight Howard to pick up his 16th technical — which means an automatic one game suspension. The league will review it but I’d sit Howard from your fantasy team Monday night when they take on the Portland if I were you. Howard picked up…

  14. Trade Deadline Rumor Roundup (and Morning One Liners)

    Feb 24, 2011, 11:14 AM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Orlando Magic

    There are 8 million rumors out there in the naked city, too bad half of them all won’t make it…. But we round them up for you anyway. And throw in some other stuff at the end for fun. Because we’re good like that. The trade deadline is at 6 p.m. Eastern today. The Bulls…

  15. Gerald Wallace to Portland has cooled off, may be dead

    Feb 23, 2011, 8:42 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Charlotte Bobcats, Game 3

    UPDATE 8:42 pm: According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo and other reports this trade has at the very least “cooled down” and may be dead. Woj suggests that, as he has done on other deals that reached the point of just needing a final approval, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan may have gotten cold feet. The…

  16. Marcus Camby to “contemplate retirement” if traded

    Feb 20, 2011, 6:44 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Because the basketball fates have made them their whipping boy, the Portland Trailblazers are considering wholesale team changes. At the same time, virtually every team could use a big, shot blocking center in the paint who can also grab some boards and knock down the midrange. So there is interest out there in the Blazers’…

  17. Brandon Roy plans to play right after All-Star break

    Feb 17, 2011, 12:58 PM EST

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    Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan pumped the brakes on Brandon Roy’s return from having both knees operated on. Which makes sense because he had both knees operated on! Things are not good. I mean really, really not good. More rest seems the smart thing, but Roy wants to play. And McMillan can only keep him…

  18. Report: Nets, Blazers talking point guard swap: Andre Miller for Devin Harris

    Feb 17, 2011, 9:50 AM EST

    Devin Harris, Zach Randolph, Tony Allen

    The New Jersey Nets have not been all that happy with Devin Harris of late. I’m not sure they should be — statistically he’s playing better than last season and this is what you get out of him most years. His points per game may be down (especially of late) but he is shooting less…

  19. Blazers GM: Carmelo Anthony trade holding up other deals

    Feb 16, 2011, 8:10 AM EST

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    Teams are talking trades. Not really seriously, however. We told you the other day that meaningful trade chatter was down this season and tried to present a few reasons — fear of the unknown of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and teams not taking on any new salary because of it for one. All the…

  20. Consulting surgeon on Brandon Roy says he has 1-2 years left

    Feb 15, 2011, 12:35 PM EST

    Brandon Roy

    It’s that bad. Brandon Roy wants back in — he’s had both knees operated on one month ago and now gotten the go ahead to practice with the team. Because he is as competitive as anyone in the league he wants to play and push the Trail Blazers into the playoffs. But the Blazers have…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Force was not with the Suns on Star Wars night

    Feb 14, 2011, 12:51 AM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    What you missed while watching the story of Oedipus acted out by vegetables and voiced by Billy Dee Williams…. The Celtics holding on for a win over Miami and a Magic win over the Lakers were the games of the night. We threw is a bonus Wizards win over the Cavs story at no extra…

  22. Nate McMillan isn’t as sold on Roy’s speedy return

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:20 PM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers - Game 6

    Brandon Roy is ready to come back and play this weekend. He has been cleared to practice and if there is one thing we know from Brandon Roy’s history it’s that he wants back on the court. Yesterday. Blazers coach Nate McMillan is a more patient man. And he may force Roy (and Marcus Camby)…

  23. Video: Rudy Fernandez with the best assist you’ll see this week

    Feb 8, 2011, 3:35 PM EST

    Rudy Fernandez

    For a guy that spent all summer trying to land somewhere else, Rudy Fernandez looks like a guy having some fun in Portland. Along those lines, we bring you Fernandez’s circus assist from last night. It was another thing that went right for the Blazers on a night when they could seem to do no…

  24. Nicolas Batum denies saying Derrick Rose can’t play defense

    Feb 8, 2011, 3:16 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    Talking to the media Thursday night after the Trail Blazers knocked off the Bulls, Portland’s Nicolas Batum said the game plan was to have Andre Miller go right at Derrick Rose because he can’t play defense — except now he says he didn’t say that at all. A couple people reported last Monday night, including…

  25. Derrick Rose shows off his crossover, dunking skills

    Feb 8, 2011, 8:47 AM EST

    Derrick Rose

    Is there a better crossover in the NBA than Derrick Rose‘s? There are some other wicked ones out there, but none better for me. This little highlight clip shows off both the crossover and the dunking skills of Rose during the Bulls upset loss to the Trail Blazers Monday. Rose’s crossover is one move that…

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