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  1. NBA Season Preview: Toronto Raptors

    Sep 21, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

    Raptors Bargnani reacts to a missed basket against the Nets during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    We wrap up PBT’s Atlantic Division previews this week by going north of the border. Next week we head to the Midwest and the Central Division. Last season: Sure, a 23-43 record isn’t good. But it really wasn’t that bad. Seriously. Sure, the Toronto offense was dreadful and would have been the worst in the…

  2. Thursday And-1 links: What NBA players could play in NFL?

    Sep 20, 2012, 10:45 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. • There are a handful of NBA players who you see in the locker…

  3. Wednesday And-1 links: Who are the NBA’s most traded players?

    Sep 19, 2012, 7:03 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics, Game 2

    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 Linsay Lohan likes getting arrested. • Who are the most traded players in…

  4. Tuesday And-1 links: John Wall is just chillin’

    Sep 18, 2012, 6:19 PM EST

    From John Wall's Instagram account

    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. • John Wall instagramed a photo of him being a model. Or trying to…

  5. Marquis Daniels, Rasual Butler trying to catch on with Bucks

    Sep 18, 2012, 2:59 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    The Milwaukee Bucks have one open roster spot they are likely to fill. And that will attract players this time of year like uncovered watermelon will attract ants at a picnic. Veteran swingman Marquis Daniels, who last season didn’t get off the Celtics bench all that much (just over 6 minutes a game in the…

  6. NBA Season Preview: New York Knicks

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:05 PM EST

    Knicks' Anthony celebrates after a three point shot late in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' win in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series against the Heat in New York

    This week begins PBT’s team-by-team season preview, going through all 30 squads. We are starting in the deep Atlantic Division that could well send four teams to the playoffs, and we will move West from there. Next up, your New York Knicks. Last season: Good God, where to begin. Uh, they beat Boston in their first…

  7. Maybe LeBron’s agent switch turns out to be a smart move

    Sep 14, 2012, 11:07 AM EST

    Olympics Day 2 - Basketball

    My initial reaction to LeBron James switching agents from Leon Rose and the powerful CAA — the agency that helped bring LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh together in Miami — was that it was vintage LeBron. That once again he was tightening his inner circle to lean on close friends, and new agent Rich…

  8. Who has the worst contract in NBA? One list starts with Hedo.

    Sep 13, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Orlando Magic Hedo Turkoglu complains after he picked up second foul against New York Knicks in NBA basketball game in New York

    It’s list season in the NBA — there is not much to write about, so everyone seems to be doing a list of some kind. Counting down the game’s best players, for example. But Sean Deveney at the Sporting News went a different way and asked “who has the worst contracs in the NBA? One…

  9. Winderman: Juwan Howard, other name players could fade away from NBA

    Sep 10, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    The fadeaway long has been an NBA fact of life. While the stars hold press conferences to announce enough is enough, their fame to keep them in the spotlight (and possibly part of broadcast teams) long after their playing days — something we soon might get from Ben Wallace — for the majority of those…

  10. Friday And-1 links: Another report Brandon Roy looks good

    Sep 7, 2012, 5:33 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 Packers fans like bratwurst. • We are in the “everyone looks good working…

  11. Another report that Andray Blatche to the Nets nearly done

    Sep 7, 2012, 10:21 AM EST

    DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors shot is blocked by Washington Wizards' Blatche during their NBA game in Washington

    When the first reports came out that Andray Blatche had reached a deal with the Nets, his agents/people quickly turned and said it was not a done deal, the Heat were in the mix. Because agents like options and trying to use that as leverage. But then came John Lucas — the coach Blatche is…

  12. If you believe his coach, Blatche did reach deal with Nets

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:15 AM EST

    Andray Blatche Wizards

    When reports came out the amnestied Wizard Andray Blatche had reached a deal with the Nets, his camp came back quickly with “there is nothing signed yet” and how the Heat might still be in the running. If you say so. But for the past month Blatche has been down training with John Lucas and…

  13. Report: Magloire gets camp-invite deal from Raptors

    Sep 6, 2012, 2:28 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors Jamaal Magloire thanks the fans before their last home game against the New Jersey Nets in their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    The Toronto Raptors don’t really need another big man. They already have Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson, Ed Davis, Jonas Valanciunas, Quincy Acy. Bargnani is the scorer, the young guys are going to get minutes because they need to develop. But the Raptors think Jamaal Magloire might be a good veteran presence in the locker room, an…

  14. Report: Andray Blatche agrees to terms with Nets

    Sep 6, 2012, 9:20 AM EST

    Andray Blatche

    UPDATE  Sept. 6, 9:20 am: We mention below that the deal is not yet signed, but a report by Michael Lee in the Washington Post takes it a step further. But according to two sources close to Blatche, the 6-foot-11 forward has yet to make a decision and is also considering an offer from the…

  15. Report: Hassan Whiteside to workout for Timberwolves

    Sep 5, 2012, 12:04 PM EST

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    Two can play at that game, Anthony Tolliver. The Timberwolves want one more big man on the bench and have been talking with Tolliver, who wants more than the league minimum so the Timberwolves have explored moving a guard to fee up some cap space. It’s a slow moving dance. One Tolliver’s people tried to…

  16. Report: Nets take look at big man Andray Blatche

    Sep 2, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Andray Blatche Wizards

    The Brooklyn Nets are leaving no stone unturned in looking for some big man depth. That included taking a look amnestied former Wizard center Andray Blatche, reports the New York Times. Blatche, 26, has been working out in Houston with a number of other N.B.A. players, under the guidance of John Lucas. He was set…

  17. A quick look at your top free agents for 2013 (as of now)

    Aug 30, 2012, 10:50 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Four

    After a summer of rebuilding and trying to put a team together, there are a few teams out there that are clearly looking at next summer as the chance to remake their lineup. Yes, we’re looking at you, Dallas. But you are not alone. So, who are next summer’s big potential free agents? Here is…

  18. Chalmers: I’m on “front end of the top 10” point guards

    Aug 29, 2012, 2:27 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

    Mario Chalmers has never lacked for confidence. That has paid off for the Kansas Jayhawks when he sank the NCAA title-winning shot. It has paid off for the Miami Heat, giving them another guy who doesn’t fear the big shot at the end of games. But with that confidence can come the belief that you…

  19. The Inbounds: Houston, We Have A Solution

    Aug 24, 2012, 5:54 PM EST

    Houston Rockets Introduce Jeremy Lin

    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. Maybe no team will have the kind of predicted-win variance from fans and experts this season than the Houston Rockets.…

  20. 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…

  21. Video: Jose Calderon’s Kia ad trick shots (yes, it is fake)

    Aug 22, 2012, 10:39 AM EST

    This is well done enough that you pause for a second and ask, “is that real?” Jose Calderon is sitting around on the set of a Spanish Kia commercial just putting up incredible trick shots. They are not real. As Trey Kirby points out at The Basketball Jones, it is physically impossible to get a…

  22. A couple highlights from Tuesday’s rookie photo shoot

    Aug 21, 2012, 9:14 PM EST

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    This week the class of NBA rookies has been going through their official NBA indoctrination — the league meetings telling them to manage their money, watch out for relatives trying to take their money, watch out for the groupies that will come at them. You know, all the rules they will ignore over the next…

  23. Here are your top-10 NBA highest-paid players for 2012-13

    Aug 21, 2012, 3:50 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    The NBA salaries are basically set for next season, minus a few tweaks for late pickups and drops. While there are a few good players still out there as free agents, said players are discovering right now the market is pretty dry. I hope they all like the veteran minimum. So who is going to…

  24. The Inbounds: The Pierre-Bargnani Defensive Mirror

    Aug 17, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani reacts after hitting a shot during their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    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. Some of you will be aware of this, but for those of you aren’t, let me catch you up real…

  25. 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…

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