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  1. Winderman: NBA’s new fiscal reality has veterans considering minimums

    Aug 28, 2012, 9:08 PM EST

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    More than 20 teams still have all or part of their mid-level exception, be it the full $5 million, the $3.1 million taxpayer version or the $2.6 million post-cap-space variety. More than 10 still can put their $2 million bi-annual exception into play. And yet, now a month from the start of training camps, veterans…

  2. Comcast-Spectacor hasn’t spoken with Kings at all, arena project barely off the ground

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:53 PM EST

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    Unless there is more to come in the next few days, the Virginia Beach arena press conference didn’t do much to sway the overwhelming opinion that the Sacramento Kings are nowhere near moving there. There were no Maloof appearances, but president of Comcast-Spectacor Peter Luukko spoke to the Virginia Beach city council in support of…

  3. Kings own online store goes dark, not that anyone notices

    Aug 28, 2012, 3:47 PM EST

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    There is just not a lot of demand for Sacramento Kings gear right now. They are not very good, they don’t have a huge national fan base, and some think they have the ugliest jersey in pro sports. Even the local fan base feels ownership has been flipping them the bird for the past few…

  4. Winderman: CBA rules grind NBA player movement to a halt

    Aug 23, 2012, 10:23 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Sacramento Kings

    Donte Greene to the Nets, Martell Webster to the Wizards . . . If it seems like the NBA is in a bit of a personnel limbo, it is because, well, it is. For as much as the floodgates open with the July start of free agency, and for as much as things can change…

  5. Report: Donte Greene agrees to deal with Brooklyn Nets

    Aug 23, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

    Donte Green

    The Nets have rounded out their roster. Apparently. They bringing in swingman Donte Greene — a guy who had a lot of shots in Sacramento, but like his three pointers often missed the mark. The report of a deal comes from Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports. Over at Nets are Scorching they add this is…

  6. NBA Summer Power Rankings: Free agency moves Lakers up

    Aug 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

    Summer NBA power rankings are about as meaningful and accurate as preseason college football rankings. At least the NBA isn’t silly enough to have something like this matter in determining a champion. That would be stupid. The top and the bottom of the poll are what you’d expect, but the Lakers and Celtics moved up…

  7. Martell Webster works out for, could end up with Wizards

    Aug 23, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Martell Webster, Rick Adelman

    Trevor Ariza will be the starting swingman for the Washington Wizards, but the team is looking at adding some depth there. Apparently. The Wizards worked out free agent Martell Webster and he could sign with them, reports Michael Lee of the Washington Post. Or, they could add one of the other veterans they are considering.…

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

    Aug 22, 2012, 7:18 PM EST

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    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…

  9. Tuesday And-1 links: If you think LeBron’s shoes cost too much don’t pay it

    Aug 21, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

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    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 Young The Giant loves Cough Syrup. • Lots of buzz today about Nike…

  10. LeBron James says he wants to play in 2016 Rio Olympics

    Aug 20, 2012, 7:59 AM EST

    London Olympics Basketball Men

    Right after capturing gold in London, LeBron James suggested this could be it for him and the Olympics. He didn’t know if he would keep going. But after thinking about it for a week, he sounds like he’s in. LeBron was back in Akron doing charity events last weekend and spoke with the Associated Press:…

  11. Video: Top 5 plays from Drew League championship game

    Aug 14, 2012, 9:39 PM EST

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    Last season was the summer of the Pro-Am leagues like the Drew League — with the NBA locked out the stars flocked to play there and so did our eyes. This summer our eyes have been back at the Vegas Summer League and London. But the Drew League was still going on in Los Angeles…

  12. The Inbounds: Time for non-contenders to readjust their timelines

    Aug 13, 2012, 11:59 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. One thing that frustrates me about the NBA more than anything else is how small the list of title contenders…

  13. Tuesday and-1 links: What would a 1968 Dream Team look like?

    Aug 7, 2012, 7:51 PM EST

    Ryan Lochte

    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 Brazilians love soccer. (Well, not that much.) • As you can see with…

  14. Kings extend coach Keith Smart’s contract to 2014

    Aug 7, 2012, 2:01 AM EST

    Keith Smart

    Keith Smart did a nice job with the Kings last year — taking over a team Paul Westphal had lost and connecting with key players. And by Kings players we mean DeMarcus Cousins. It all starts there. Kings management was impressed enough — and is desperate for some semblance of consistency — that they have…

  15. Friday And-1 links: Can the Brooklyn Nets be hip?

    Aug 3, 2012, 5:44 PM EST

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    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 8-year-old girls love gymnasts. • Really fascinating post over at Nets Are Scorching:…

  16. The Inbounds: Steve Nash, the Lakers, and the lawlessness of the point guard wilderness

    Jul 17, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. “How does Steve Nash help them stop Russell Westbrook or Tony Parker?’ That’s the standard reaction from skeptics to the…

  17. Kings sign Aaron Brooks to take over point guard duties

    Jul 17, 2012, 8:18 AM EST

    Aaron Brooks

    The Sacramento Kings are going to have an impressive one-two point guard punch wwnext season. And no, we’re not talking Jimmer Fredette. On Monday the Kings reached a deal with Aaron Brooks to come in and take over point guard duties, the team announced. This is a two-year deal worth about $3.3 million a year,…

  18. Toronto to trade James Johnson to Sacramento for pick

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:29 AM EST

    James Johnson Raptors

    The Kings have picked up a good wing defender who can give them some solid if not spectacular minutes, and do so at a good price. The Toronto Raptors have agreed to trade James Johnson to the Sacramento Kings for a second round pick, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. Other reports have confirmed this and…

  19. Anthony Davis officially in for Team USA. And no Cousins.

    Jul 13, 2012, 12:42 PM EST

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    LAS VEGAS — Before Anthony Davis’ fourth-quarter entrance into Thursday night’s Team USA demolition of the Dominican Republic, LeBron James grabbed him, said a few words hugged him and tried to pump him up. When Davis drained a three and was fouled on the play for a four-point play, the USA Bench erupted right next…

  20. Blake Griffin twists knee in USA scrimmage, getting MRI

    Jul 12, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

    Blake Griffin arrives for a news conference announcing the players selected for the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team in Las Vegas

    This is not good, but hopefully not that severe. Blake Griffin has left Team USA to return to Los Angeles and get an MRI on his knee after tweaking it in Wednesday’s Team USA scrimmage, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network. The severity of the injury is not yet known.…

  21. Team USA ready to begin track meet to London against Dominican Republic

    Jul 12, 2012, 12:36 PM EST

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    LAS VEGAS — Any good coach plays to the strengths of the guys on his roster. And Mike Krzyzewski is a very good coach. He looks at a roster of elite players entering their peak, a roster deep with great athletes no other team in the world could match. He and assistant coach Mike D’Antoni…

  22. Kobe Bryant talks Andrew Bynum, DeMarcus Cousins

    Jul 12, 2012, 9:13 AM EST

    Bryant reaches for a ball while being guarded by Irving during the U.S. Olympic basketball team practice in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — As the elder statesman of Team USA — but you probably don’t want to call him that to his face — Kobe Bryant seems to get a lot of questions about the state of the team and his thoughts on other players from the media at USA Basketball practices. He had a…

  23. Welcome to NBA signing day tracker: Griffin, Nash, more ink deals

    Jul 11, 2012, 9:05 PM EST

    Blake Griffin arrives for a news conference announcing the players selected for the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team in Las Vegas

    It’s official, Steve Nash is a Los Angeles Laker. And Blake Griffin is a very rich Clipper. All the deals that have been reported in the past 10 days — such as Deron Williams re-signing with the Nets — go from “agreement reached” to “pen on paper” today. The league has a 10-day moratorium on…

  24. Cousins didn’t like Colangelo calling him immature

    Jul 10, 2012, 11:11 AM EST

    DeMarcus Cousins

    The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have a problem. Which brings us to DeMarcus Cousins, the very talented Kings big man who is part of the USA Select Team, the group of young players brought in to training camp to work out and push Team USA. On the first day of…

  25. Greg Monroe is ticked he was snubbed by USA Basketball

    Jul 9, 2012, 4:17 PM EST

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    Pistons big man Greg Monroe is in Orlando right now, working out against recent Detroit draft pick Andre Drummond in between games of the Orlando Summer League. Where he is not is Las Vegas as a member of the USA Select team that goes against the United States Olympic squad in practice. He’s pretty ticked…

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