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  1. 2014 PBT Awards: All-Defensive Team

    Apr 14, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Denver Nuggets

    Only one player made all three first teams, and he plays for the Houston Rockets

  2. Wednesday And-1 links: Trade rumor updates, mostly bad news if you want trades

    Feb 19, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

    Grizzlies' Tony Allen celebrates on the bench during the third quarter in Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference final playoff basketball series against the San Antonio Spurs in Memphis

    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. Today we start off with a heavy dose of trade rumor updates. • Talks between Memphis and Minnesota on…

  3. Report: Timberwolves, Grizzlies discussing Chase Budinger, Tony Allen trade

    Feb 17, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT

    Tony Allen

    The Memphis Grizzlies have a very stout defense but need more scoring punch, particularly outside shooting, if they are going to advance deep in the playoffs again (Courtney Lee has been a big boost here). The Minnesota Timberwolves need more consistent defense if they have hopes of making a playoff  push (it’s not likely this…

  4. Kobe says latest injury had nothing to do with his previously torn Achilles

    Dec 26, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    NBCSports.com

    LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant met the media before the Lakers faced the Heat on Christmas Day, providing the league-mandated update on how he’s recovering from the fractured bone in his knee that currently has him sidelined for an expected timetable of up to six weeks. Many believe that when injuries occur to a different…

  5. Tony Allen auctioning off shoe that kicked Chris Paul’s face. For charity.

    Dec 20, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Tony Allen

    You can own a shoe that has kicked Chris Paul in the face. And who doesn’t want that? Remember the play from Nov. 19 — Tony Allen went into the air, got burned by CP3 something fierce, and in an effort to make a play and kick the ball away he caught Paul across the…

  6. Kobe Bryant is out six weeks with fracture in the left knee

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

    This is a punch to the gut. For the Lakers. And For Kobe Bryant. Kobe will be out six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee, the Lakers announced. That is the basically the flat part of the top of the shin where it connects to the bottom of…

  7. 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…

  8. Thursday night NBA Grades: Mike Woodson is allowed to exhale

    Dec 6, 2013, 2:38 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v New York Knicks

    Our nightly grades from around the NBA, or what you missed while singing Doe, a deer, a female deer… Ray, a drop of golden sun… Mike Woodson, coach New York Knicks. For a night, the Knicks looked pretty good and so Woodson can sleep without the Sword of Damocles hanging over his head. The core…

  9. Memphis’ Tony Allen suspended one game for kick to Chris Paul’s face

    Nov 19, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

    Tony Allen

    Tony Allen said as much and I believe him — I don’t think he intentionally tried to kick Chris Paul in the face. I think he got badly burned leapt to cut off a pass that wasn’t coming, realized he was beat and tried to kick the ball to stop the play or foul Paul.…

  10. The Extra Pass: King of the Hill and Monday’s recaps

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Everyone has their spot. A guy like Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, for example, has gone to his spot with such frequency over the years that he’s  been deemed the “mayor of the left block.” No matter the opponent or teammates, you know where to find him on a nightly basis. LaMarcus Aldridge isn’t all…

  11. Memphis’ Tony Allen ejected for kick to Chris Paul’s face (VIDEO)

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

    Tony Allen

    Kick a guy in the face, you get ejected. That’s what happened with Memphis’ Tony Allen, arguably the best perimeter defender in the league — Chris Paul was driving the lane, Tony Allen leapt and got caught in the air, threw his leg out and it kicked CP3 right across the face. At first glance…

  12. Pacers’ Lance Stephenson given pathetic taunting technical (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    Really? Lance Stephenson has really stepped up his game this season and Monday night put up a triple-double (13 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) with Tony Allen covering him a chunk of the night. That Memphis chose to stick arguably the best perimeter defender in the NBA on him speaks to how well Stephenson is…

  13. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Memphis Grizzlies

    Oct 24, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    Last season: After totaling up 56 wins in the regular season, the Memphis Grizzlies got sweet revenge over the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round, then extinguished a short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder team before finally falling to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. This was the best season in franchise history by a large…

  14. NBA.com GM survey predicts another big season for Heat, LeBron James

    Oct 22, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    The annual NBA.com GM survey is pretty much a spot check on the conventional wisdom around the NBA. It’s not the place you see daring picks or gain deep insight. It’s generally a lot of guys picking the favorite. This year’s survey shows the conventional wisdom is “good luck beating LeBron James the Heat.” In…

  15. PBT Roundtable: Who is poised for a breakout season?

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT

    John Henson

    Each week the PBT writers sit at a virtual roundtable, just like the knights of King Arthur, drink mead and discuss the NBA topic of the day. This week’s question: Which player do you expect to have a breakout season? Kurt Helin: After spending an entire summer pumping up Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas, I’ll go with……

  16. Grizzlies’ owner Pera challenges Jordan to play one-on-one (for charity)

    Oct 15, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    That video above is Grizzlies owner Robert Pera going through an NBA workout with a couple of his players — and it shows he’s got some game. Pera is an avid fan and pickup player who shows a little skill on the court. He was schedule recently to play Tony Allen one-on-one for charity, but…

  17. Rajon Rondo says he felt nothing when Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers left Celtics

    Oct 1, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo played seven seasons for Doc Rivers and with Paul Pierce and six seasons with Kevin Garnett. Rondo won a championship with those three. He battled nightly with those three. He took cross-country trips with those three. Then, they all left Rondo alone in Boston. Pierce and Garnett were traded to the Nets, and…

  18. Grizzlies’ owner to play Tony Allen one-on-one for charity

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    Grizzlies' Tony Allen celebrates on the bench during the third quarter in Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference final playoff basketball series against the San Antonio Spurs in Memphis

    Grizzlies owner Robert Pera plays in a regular pick-up run and according to those who have seen him he’s got some game — he has a jumper from the outside and some hops around the rim to the point he used to be able to dunk. That doesn’t mean he’s beating Tony Allen one-on-one. But…

  19. Report: Grizzlies trade Tony Wroten to Sixers for picks

    Aug 22, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

    Tony Wroten

    Tony Wroten is a guy whose game has started to mature the more you watched him — he showed flashes at Summer League in Las Vegas this year, putting up some nice games (23 points one night) and setting guys up. But he’s still not an efficient shooter, he still turns the ball over a…

  20. Thursday And-1 links: Derrick Rose’s first game may be Oct. 5 vs. Pacers

    Aug 1, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose celebrates after teammate Luol Deng was fouled while shooting by Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game 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 I love bullet points more than I love a good Phó (and I do love a good Phó)…. • When…

  21. Report: Knicks, Grizzlies have interest in Delonte West

    Jul 27, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    delonte

    Delonte West had a fairly productive eight seasons in the NBA in terms of his on-court contributions, but personal issues which stemmed from his battle with a bipolar disorder often made him more trouble than he was worth from a personality standpoint in the locker room. That was the reason the Mavericks parted ways with…

  22. Report: Grizzlies reach three-year deal with second-round pick Franklin

    Jul 25, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT

    Jamaal Franklin

    Jamaal Franklin was a great second round pick by the Grizzlies, maybe the best athlete in the draft and a first round talent they got at No. 41. The Grizzlies have locked him up with a three-year deal, reports Sam Amick of the USA Today. The deal is for basically the minimum (we don’t know…

  23. Tony Allen agrees to four-year deal to return to Grizzlies

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

    Tony Allen

    Over the last few seasons in Memphis, Tony Allen helped transform the Grizzlies from an aimless franchise to one with an identity embraced by both the team and the city alike. Heart, grit, and grind. Allen’s toughness and skill on the defensive end of the floor is every bit as important to what the team…

  24. Late night And-1 links: A few free agency rumors, more

    Jul 2, 2013, 2:39 AM EDT

    Nick Young shirt

    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 more than NBA fans love free agency…. • Not long after free agency opened,…

  25. Andre Iguodala a riskier free agent than meets the eye

    Jun 30, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets

    Which of these players would you have most liked on your team last season: Andres Nocioni, Baron Davis, Brendan Haywood, Charlie Bell, Chris Mihm, Corey Maggette, Damien Wilkins, Earl Watson, Elton Brand, Fred Jones, Hedo Turkoglu, Joel Przybilla, John Salmons, Lamar Odom, Mehmet Okur, Metta World Peace, Michael Redd, Rashard Lewis, Rasual Butler, Ricky Davis,…

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