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  1. Shane Battier’s willing to sacrifice BRI money to lower ticket prices. Swell guy.

    Oct 14, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    Shane Battier is very much the black sheep of the NBPA. He was one of the first to challenge Billy Hunter on the issue of his salary in the lockout, and has consistently played contrarian to the NBPA’s homogeneous stream of rhetoric. On Friday, he took it a step further. With every NBA player out there saying…

  2. Shane Battier may be looking for more money than the Grizzlies are willing to spend

    Sep 22, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    Shane Battier isn’t quite the defensive force he once was; even the plus-minus data that illustrated his worth to teams like the Houston Rockets — not to mention made him the subject of Michael Lewis’ renowned piece for The New York Times – has turned on him of late, leaving Battier as merely a competent defender…

  3. Why is he called Shane Battier? Bad handwriting.

    Aug 25, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    Shane Battier is working his way through China (what NBA player isn’t?) promoting PEAK, his China-based shoe company. With that comes a lot of media stops and pictures and press conferences and the like. Most of them sound identical after a while, like white noise in the background. But Battier broke that up at one…

  4. How about Michael Redd on the Heat? That should solve things.

    Aug 8, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

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    The trick here is to look past the actual conjectured free agency target and look to the greater schematic. But we’ll start with said conjectured free agency targets. From the Miami Herald:  If the Heat cannot sign preferred choices Shane Battier, Grant Hill or Tayshaun Prince postlockout, Miami will consider Michael Redd and Tracy McGrady,…

  5. Top five unrestricted free agents… where will they go?

    Jul 20, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Free agency is not going to be as much fun this time around. Whenever the owners and players get around to settling the lockout the free agency period will be condensed and hectic. Not that I really miss the drama of Lebron dragging out his decision, but it’s fun to watch things break over a…

  6. Heat want a small forward, possibly Battier, and Eddy Curry if he loses 40 lbs.. Literally.

    Jul 17, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    The Miami Heat are still thinking about how to improve their team to get it over the top (one would have thought bringing in the best free agent class in history would have done it, but one would be wrong), even in a lockout. They have a number of options in mind for upgrades at…

  7. League good with Jordan, locked-out NBA players golfing together

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

    Quail Hollow Championship- Pro Am

    As he has done for years, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan will be at Lake Tahoe this weekend golfing in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. So will Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Jason Kidd, Deron Williams and Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro. They’ll all be hanging out together. Most years this shouldn’t strike you as…

  8. If Shane Battier plays overseas, he’s playing in China

    Jul 9, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    Since Yao Ming entered the NBA (miss you, Big Fella), China has emerged as an untapped market for both the league and its players looking for brand-expansion. The Rockets, in particular, took full advantage of their connections to Yao and cashed in, becoming celebrities as the country started to embrace the game fully. Shane Battier…

  9. If you’re a free agent, do you play pickup during lockout?

    Jul 8, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

    Shane Battier Memphis Grizzlies

    Shane Battier is a free agent and he’s going to have options. The Memphis Grizzlies want him back as they try to relive their magical run. There are teams like the Clippers that could really use a three with his skillset. If you can defend — and Battier can — you have a place in…

  10. Battier: “We can’t afford to go through what the NFL is going through”

    Jul 7, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    There are a lot of differences between the NFL and NBA lockouts. A lot. Starting with the NFL is a money making league, the NBA has been losing money. That changes things. Another is that the NFL is better able to withstand the public relations hit of a lockout, something Shane Battier talked about when…

  11. Battier asks union president to take $1 salary during lockout

    Jun 30, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT

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    When the NFL lockout started, that union’s executive director, DeMaurice Smith, agreed to take a $1 salary through the duration of the lockout. Share the pain, show some solidarity. So during a players meeting last week, Shane Battier asked NBA union president Billy Hunter if he would do the same thing, according to Adrian Wojnarowski…

  12. Battier spent part of Friday stuck in an elevator. Tweeting.

    May 6, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    We can apparently knock claustrophobia off the list of things that bother Shane Battier. He was stuck in an elevator in his Memphis apartment building for nearly half an hour Friday afternoon, waiting for the Fire Department to get him out. He was leaving trying to get to practice, according to the Associated Press. So,…

  13. PBT Monday morning one liners

    Apr 18, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls - Game One

    Roy Hibbert of the Pacers says no way the Bulls will sweep them. That sure felt like the Pacers best chance in Game 1, though. Shane Battier hits the game-winning three early in the day, his wife had their baby daughter that night. Damn, that’s a day. Congrats to him. Great story on why Matt Barnes…

  14. Video: Shane Battier, Ray Allen drop game-winning threes

    Apr 18, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics Allen reacts after hitting the game-winning shot against the New York Knicks in Boston

    You expect this kind of thing from Ray Allen. I’m not sure of the exact number, but I think Sunday was clutch game winning three number 142,684 in his career. But Shane Battier is a little quieter, a guy better known for his defense than clutch shooting. He’s a career 38 percent shooter from three…

  15. NBA Playoffs: Grizzlies win the day, but is their success sustainable?

    Apr 17, 2011, 6:34 PM EDT

    Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Darrell Arthur

    The Memphis Grizzlies did it. They made big play after big play down the stretch on Sunday afternoon, and secured a 1-0 series lead against the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs, not to mention scored their first playoff win in franchise history. The victory was a tremendous achievement on several levels, and yet even the Grizzlies’…

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

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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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…

  17. Winderman: Battier a big loss for Rockets in playoff race

    Mar 28, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    The reasoning might have been right, but perhaps the target was wrong. Few approaches at the NBA trading deadline are considered as egregious as trading away your team’s chances at a playoff berth. So when Michael Jordan traded away (although “gave away” would be closer to the truth) Gerald Wallace to the Trail Blazers at…

  18. How did Shane Battier find out he was traded? Twitter.

    Mar 1, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

    Shane Battier Memphis Grizzlies

    It wasn’t just you wasting your entire day trying to keep up with your twitter timeline on NBA trade deadline day. Shane Battier was too, and that’s how he found out he was headed back to Memphis, he told WHBQ in Memphis (via Sports Radio Interviews). “I actually found out through Twitter feeds online. Honestly,…

  19. Grizzlies Xavier Henry could be done for season with knee surgery

    Feb 25, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

    2010 NBA Draft

    Xavier Henry wasn’t getting a lot of minutes lately anyway, and any he might have seen with O.J. Mayo leaving town went away when Mayo didn’t actually leave town (and Shane Battier came in, too), but this still is a little concerning. Grizzlies’ rookie Henry may be out the rest of the season due to…

  20. Shane Battier to Memphis for Thabeet trade becomes official

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    SBattier

    UPDATE 4:10 pm: After everyone spent hours looking for a better deal, at the last second these two decided to hook up and make this deal a reality. Battier replaces O.J. Mayo as the guy on the wing with Rudy Gay (Memphis traded Mayo to Indiana, they get Josh McRoberts back to provide front line…

  21. Report: Celtics deal for Shane Battier not happening

    Feb 22, 2011, 1:10 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Phoenix Suns

    Feb. 22, 1:10 am: According to friend of the site A. Sherrod Blakely this trade is not happening. Which makes sense. As we discuss in the post below there just isn’t much the Celtics could really offer that would entice the Rockets — nobody is going to take on Jermaine O’Neal’s deal if they are…

  22. Everything Must Go! Rockets looking for trade-deadline deals

    Feb 9, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

    rockets_huddle

    Now we get to see what wunderkind Daryl Morey can really do. When he came in as general manager of the Rockets the goal was to put together a good group of role players to go around stars Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. Morey did that — the Rockets have maybe the best collection of…

  23. Rockets Jared Jeffries expects to be traded

    Dec 23, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Jared Jeffries is a veteran, he can read the writing on the wall. He has played a total of 61 minutes for the Rockets this season, racking up more DPNs than games he has seen the floor (playing behind other forwards such as Chuck Hayes, Luis Scola and Shane Battier). He has an expiring $7.4…

  24. Andre Johnson’s fight inspired Shane Battier

    Nov 29, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    SBattier

    Everybody has seen Andre Johnson’s fight with with Cortland Finnegan from Sunday’s Texans/Titans game. (If you haven’t put on ESPN for about a minute, they are running it roughly that often.) Shane Battier saw it, and then he saw Johnson courtside Sunday night when the Rockets were taking on the Thunder. And Battier was inspired…

  25. NBA Season Preview: Houston Rockets

    Oct 14, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT

    rockets_huddle

    Last season: 42-40. They were average on offense, average on defense and had an average record — which is actually pretty impressive considering they had no stars to carry them. This was a good squad of role players waiting for a leader. Head Coach: Rick Adelman, who missed the playoffs last season for just the…

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