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  1. The Extra Pass: Bucks are bad, and that’s good; plus Wednesday’s recaps

    Dec 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    John Henson

    By D.J. Foster All over the league, we’ve seen young teams fighting against the tank. If the playoffs started today, the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns would be in the playoffs. This was unfathomable a few months ago. It wasn’t just about their rosters being bad – they were supposed to be bad. The Milwaukee…

  2. Wednesday night NBA grades: Amar’e Stoudemire played well? Yes. Yes he did.

    Dec 12, 2013, 2:21 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v New York Knicks

    Our quick look around the association on a busy Wednesday night. Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks. Stoudemire played 30 minutes. Stoudemire was clutch, hitting a key jumper with less than 3 minutes to go after the Bulls had stormed from 23 points back to tie the game. Stoudemire played good interior defense. Stoudemire showed a…

  3. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Golden State Warriors

    Oct 15, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Last season: The Warriors ultimately overachieved when all was said and done in 2013, getting to the second round of the playoffs and taking the eventual Western Conference champion Spurs to six games before their season was ended. For a sixth seed entering the playoffs with just 47 wins and having to go through the…

  4. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Utah Jazz

    Oct 11, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Jazz Scrimmage

    Last season: The Jazz finished 43-39, but they missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. Nobody really knew what direction Utah was headed, perhaps including Utah itself. The Jazz kept Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, both on expiring contracts, past the trade deadline to make a playoff push. All they got was…

  5. Report: Jazz to sign John Lucas

    Jul 15, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey talks with guard John Lucas III during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills

    If the Jazz are Riggin’ for Wiggins – and by letting two of their top players (Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson) leave in free agency and trading for hefty contracts (Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and, to a lesser degree, Brandon Rush) just to get draft picks, it sure seems like they are – they’ll still…

  6. Iguodala was an hour away from signing with Dallas then Warriors trade went down

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks were thisclose to signing Andre Iguodala. Instead, a capped-out but aggressive Golden State ownership pulled together a three-team trade that gave them the room to add Iguodala to an already strong Golden State roster and makes them far more dangerous in the West. Iguodala wanted to be a Warrior,…

  7. Thursday And-1 links: List of deals that have become official

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul reacts during their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    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 they love going to Vegas for Summer League… • Since the calendar flipped…

  8. Report: Randy Foye agrees to be part of sign-and-trade, join Nuggets

    Jul 9, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    Randy Foye

    We told you this could be coming on Monday — veteran two guard Randy Foye could be going from Utah to Golden State as an extension to the Andre Iguodala sign-and-trade to Golden State. Now that is all but official, it has been agreed to according to the Associated Press. Foye is a free agent…

  9. If Jazz guard Randy Foye agrees to Nuggets contract, Warriors could spend more in free agency

    Jul 8, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala drives past Utah Jazz guard Randy Foye during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah

    The Warriors will sign Andre Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million contract. Golden State will also trade Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush and draft picks to the Jazz for Kevin Murphy. That much we know. Utah guard Randy Foye, a free agent, might go to the Nuggets on a three-year, $9 million contract (with…

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

    Jul 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Jul 6, 2013, 12:31 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Jul 5, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Jul 4, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    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,…

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

    May 29, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

    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,…

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

    May 24, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    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…

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

    May 23, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    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…

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

    May 19, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

    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…

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

    May 15, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT

    tim duncan richard jefferson spurs

    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…

  20. Jason Collins’ road from journeyman to household name

    Apr 29, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

    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,…

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

    Feb 1, 2013, 2:07 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Jan 22, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Jan 20, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Nov 21, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT

    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…

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