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  1. Winners and losers to this point in NBA free agency

    Jul 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers Introduce Chris Paul

    Teams began entering into agreements with free agent players shortly after midnight Eastern on July 1, but due to a league-imposed moratorium on activity, no deals can be officially signed until July 10. We’re almost there, and plenty of the top names available have indeed been swooped up by teams looking to make a splash…

  2. Paul Millsap agrees to two-year deal with the Hawks

    Jul 6, 2013, 12:31 AM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Utah Jazz knew that two of their best players would be unrestricted free agents this summer, and yet they played out all of last season without trading them to try and get anything of value in return. They didn’t bother to re-sign them, either. After Al Jefferson left for the greener pastures of the…

  3. Report: Mavericks told they are out of Dwight Howard running

    Jul 5, 2013, 5:38 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    And then there were three… The Atlanta Hawks really never stood a chance to get Dwight Howard in free agency (he was only going home if Chris Paul went with him, and that chance died). Now the Dallas Mavericks have been told they are out of the race, something first reported by to Marc Stein…

  4. Warriors are reportedly trying to dump contracts to create enough cap space to sign Dwight Howard

    Jul 4, 2013, 7:37 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard reaches for a rebound next to Golden State Warriors Festus Ezeli during their NBA basketball game in Oakland

    When the report surfaced that the Golden State Warriors had made “a real impression” on Dwight Howard during their free agent meeting with the prized big man earlier this week, and had a legitimate chance of landing him, it honestly seemed laughable at best. The reason, of course, was that given the Warriors’ salary cap…

  5. If Doc is out, who is in for Celtics? Maybe Del Negro, Frank

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:43 PM EST

    Vinny Del Negro

    There is once again momentum to the idea that Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett (then later likely Paul Pierce) are headed to the Clippers. It may or may not happen, but a smart GM like Danny Ainge has to start planning for any eventuality. So, if Doc Rivers is gone from the bench in Boston,…

  6. As expected, Richard Jefferson picks up $11 million option

    May 29, 2013, 12:28 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors' Jefferson gets tangled up with Denver Nuggets' Brewer during their NBA Western Conference quarter-final basketball playoff in Denver

    Congratulations Golden State, you get another year of Richard Jefferson. As everyone expected, the 32-year-old swingman picked up his $11 million option for next season, his agent Todd Eley told Chris Haynes at CSNNW.com. “Richard has exercised his option to include the 2013-14 season in his current contract,” Eley said. Combine Jefferson with Andris Biedrins,…

  7. Andris Biedrins to exercise player option, return to Warriors next season

    May 24, 2013, 1:22 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors Andris Biedrins during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Oakland

    When a player averages less than one point and three rebounds per game over the course of a season, while possessing the option to come back for another year with the same team at a salary of $9 million, it doesn’t take a degree in advanced economics to figure out what the chosen course of…

  8. Dwight Howard reportedly adds Hawks and Warriors to his free agent list

    May 23, 2013, 2:47 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    As the Dwight Howard free agency news cycle rolls on, the latest report has him expanding the list of teams he’ll consider signing with this summer. It’s been previously reported that Howard is most intrigued by the Houston Rockets, thanks in no small part to a young star already in place there in the form…

  9. Spurs have changed a lot since 2011 loss to Grizzlies

    May 19, 2013, 7:11 PM EST

    Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Boris Diaw, Tim Duncan

    When the Spurs started the 2010-11 season with a 17-3 record – on their way to a conference-best 61-21 finish – Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated profiled a team that no longer resembled previous San Antonio squads. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili had played together under Gregg Popovich since the 2002-03 season, and…

  10. Tim Duncan shoves Richard Jefferson, then stares him down (VIDEO)

    May 15, 2013, 8:18 PM EST

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    In a rare show of an emotion other than being incredulous at every foul call that has ever gone against him, Tim Duncan gave Richard Jefferson a solid shove to claim the courtside traction pad at some point during Game 5, and then sat on the scorer’s table to stare him down afterward. This probably…

  11. Jason Collins’ road from journeyman to household name

    Apr 29, 2013, 3:17 PM EST

    FILE:  NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

    Jason Collins was the kind of player NBA people like on their team, but not a guy who was a household name. Until now. Collins — a 12-year NBA veteran — came out as gay on Monday. He’s the first active major American team sport athlete to come out as gay. At this point his…

  12. Jason Collins’ coming out as gay shouldn’t affect his free agency

    Apr 29, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

    File photo of Washington Wizards' Jason Collins going to the basket against Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago, Illinois

    When I read Jason Collins’ story in Sport Illustrated coming out as gay, my first thought was: good. This is an exciting moment, a historic declaration by Collins, who is tearing down the homophobia that once permeated through American team sports. Much later, my another thought kicked in: dread. As Collins notes in his story,…

  13. Warriors hang on to beat Mavericks in battle of shorthanded teams

    Feb 1, 2013, 2:07 AM EST

    David Lee, Andrew Bogut

    The second half of the TNT doubleheader on Thursday lost some of its luster before the game even started, with both Stephen Curry of the Warriors and Dirk Nowitzki of the Mavericks being ruled out due to injury. But the game turned out to be exciting nonetheless, as others stepped up on both sides to…

  14. The Extra Pass: Assessing Trade Situations (Pacific Division)

    Jan 22, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Yesterday, we looked at the Northwest Division. Today, we head out to the Pacific Division. Los Angeles Clippers: 32-10, 1st in Pacific Division, $440,000 short of tax Off Limits: Blake Griffin and Chris…

  15. Richard Jefferson throws down the reverse dunk against Hornets (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Richard Jefferson, Lamar Odom

    Richard Jefferson has had a hard time getting on the court for the Warriors this season, but with more plays like this one, the team may be inclined to try to find him some additional opportunities. Early in the second quarter of the Warriors win over the Hornets on Saturday, Jefferson received the ball in…

  16. Klay Thompson plans to shoot way out of slump. Should he do it off bench?

    Nov 21, 2012, 1:13 PM EST

    Klay Thompson

    The question isn’t “can Klay Thompson shoot?” The guy came into the league a gunner and hit 41.4 percent from three as a rookie. But in a larger role this season — starting, more minutes, more touches — he can’t find his touch. He’s shooting just 33.3 percent from three (and averaging seven shots from…

  17. NBA season preview: Golden State Warriors

    Oct 18, 2012, 5:36 PM EST

    Stephen Curry, David Lee, Andrew Bogut

    Last Season: The Warriors hope that last season was one where the decisions the franchise made put the team in position to compete for years to come — starting now. First year head coach Mark Jackson didn’t have much to work with, and Stephen Curry‘s ankle problems that allowed him to play only 26 games…

  18. The Warriors have a good problem at small forward

    Oct 7, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Harrison Barnes

    The Warriors, when the draft was approaching, were desperate for small forward help. They wanted an experienced player to “make the” at the position. They couldn’t find a star upgrade by trading the draft pick, so they picked up  Harrison Barnes. They still don’t have that star, but as it turns out, they have enough…

  19. If Harrison Barnes wants minutes, he’s got to bury his looks

    Sep 5, 2012, 1:26 AM EST

    Harrison Barnes

    Harrison Barnes, the rookie out of North Carolina, was up and down at NBA Summer League. Against the Lakers he was aggressive, attacking the rim on his way to 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting. He showed a real chemistry with Klay Thompson. But then the next night Barnes would come out passive and the game…

  20. Wednesday And-1 links: What is Tyreke Evans’ future in the NBA?

    Aug 22, 2012, 7:18 PM EST

    kyle singler

    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. • Does Kyle Singler look like Conan O’Brien to you, too? • The always…

  21. Mark Jackson has good players in Golden State now, can he lead them to wins?

    Aug 2, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Mark Jackson Warriors

    Last season, it wouldn’t have mattered if Golden State brought in John Wooden circa 1968 to coach the team — they didn’t have enough talent on the roster to win a lot of games. And what talent they did have kept getting injured. Mark Jackson kind of had a free pass to learn how to…

  22. As expected, Warriors ink deal with Brandon Rush

    Jul 31, 2012, 2:06 PM EST

    Brandon Rush, Arron Afflalo

    We told you this was coming, consider this the formal notification it is here. The Warriors have reached a two-year, $8 million deal for Brandon Rush to remain with the team, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network. Rush averaged 9.8 points per game for Golden State last year and gives…

  23. The Inbounds: The Warriors become tank-proof

    Jul 31, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Harrison Barnes

    The Warriors won’t be able to tank next year if they try. Well, OK, if they try they will. But it’s going to be a lot harder, because all of a sudden, their ten-man rotation isn’t just decent, it’s downright pretty good. Watching the Warriors’ moves over the past year has been an exercise in…

  24. Warriors’ latest small forward star target: Luol Deng

    Jun 23, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls' Deng goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Andre Iguodala. Danny Granger. Rudy Gay. The Warriors have been chasing a small forward for weeks trying to get a hold on an All-Star upgrade at that position. You can recognize what they’re going for. Stephen Curry runs the show. The star small forward anchors the perimeter defense, Andrew Bogut handles the defensive load down…

  25. Former Olympian, NBA star Bob Boozer dies at age 75

    May 21, 2012, 8:04 AM EST

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    Bob Boozer, a member of the United States 1960 Olympic gold medal team and former NBA All-Star has died due to a brain aneurysm at the age of 75. Boozer was an 11-year NBA player after being the No. 1 overall pick by the Cincinnati Royals after his two All-American years at Kansas State. Over…

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