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  1. Quietly, Lance Stephenson is back and trying to fit in with Pacers

    Oct 3, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

    We watched Lance Stephenson at Summer League and thought in an intriguing player. A guy who might be able to find a niche in Indiana and help right away. Then he got arrested for domestic violence, and the Pacers told him to stop working out at Conseco Fieldhouse. You knew he’d be back, the Pacers…

  2. Video: Nate Robinson and Shaquille O'Neal are two classic comedy peas in a pod

    Oct 2, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    You might think that the media would wholeheartedly be embracing the Miami Heat. But honestly, they’re covering it, we’re covering it, whatever, mostly out of necessity. It is a story. It will be a story. But if you want to know who’s really being given the sweet treatment? It’s Boston. The refrains goes as such:…

  3. Three quick thoughts from the Miami Heat scrimmage

    Oct 1, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

    Here is the only thing that really matters from the Miami Heat’s televised (NBATV) intersquad scrimmage Friday night: 225 service men and women got to watch some big stars up close and for free. Nothing else really can be counted on to translate into the regular season. The game was full of sloppy at times.…

  4. Wizards Al Thornton hit by a car, but uninjured. Fortunately.

    Oct 1, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT

    Al Thornton sent maybe the most frightening tweet we’ve ever seen Thursday night: This may sound crazy but I just literally got hit by a car walking.. Wtf. He was walking on the George Mason campus where the Wizards are conducting camp when the incident happened. He is doing fine and was back shooting jumpers…

  5. Daniel Orton to miss entire training camp rehabbing knee

    Sep 30, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    After his junior year of high school, Daniel Orton had major reconstructive knee surgery. He didn’t play his senior year. He was limited in his one year at Kentucky by the knee, but the Orlando Magic drafted him at the end of the first year on promise. The knee is still not right. Orton is…

  6. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade leading by example at Heat camp

    Sep 29, 2010, 6:39 PM EDT

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been “The Man” for years, wherever they have been. Their team. Their show. Lead by example not just words. We don’t know much of what has gone on so far at Heat training camp, tucked as far away from the media spotlight and prying eyes as the Heat could…

  7. Carmelo Anthony says he's happy to play in Denver this season

    Sep 29, 2010, 4:57 PM EDT

    It’s not personal, it’s business. It’s not about playing in Denver, it’s about keeping his options open for next summer. That was essentially the line out of Carmelo Anthony after Nuggets practice today. Here are the tweets of FanHouse’s Chris Tomasson: Melo said he would have no problem starting the season with Denver. It’s all…

  8. Tiago Splitter blending right in with San Antonio

    Sep 29, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT

    Technically, Tiago Splitter is an NBA rookie. He should be getting donuts for the vets and carrying luggage. But Splitter is a veteran of the top European league, he’s been the best center on the continent for a couple years. He has played in world championships. Don’t confuse him for some raw 19-year-old who sleepwalked…

  9. Phil Jackson is not happy about his European vacation

    Sep 29, 2010, 1:23 PM EDT

    Personally, a trip to London and Barcelona sounds pretty good. I could go for one of those. Phil Jackson? Not so much. Actually he might really enjoy such a trip if it was just him and Jeannie Buss, but in the middle of training camp? This is what he told ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Dave McMenamin. “This training…

  10. Gregg Popovich being Gregg Popovich

    Sep 29, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    And you thought all NBA coach interviews were as fun as interviewing Charles Barkley in Tahoe…. (via 48 Minutes of Hell) Coach Pop being Coach Pop from 48 Minutes of Hell on Vimeo.

  11. Indiana Pacers' fun with experimental lineups

    Sep 28, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    The Indiana Pacers have a lot of new parts, new things for coach Jim O’Brien to experiment with. That has left Pacers training camp a little like the Island of Doctor Moreau, looking at the reports out of camp. Picture Mike Dunleavy at the two spotting up on the wing while Darren Collison and Roy…

  12. Winderman: Heat not hosting your ordinary training camp

    Sep 28, 2010, 7:51 PM EDT

    So how do you get to the Heat’s secluded training camp in the Florida Panhandle? Well, from most places, you get there by connecting through Atlanta. And then, from the airport, you get there by driving past one Waffle House, then another, and then another. But that actually doesn’t get you anywhere, at least not…

  13. Heat first practice "intense," LeBron has ice on elbow

    Sep 28, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    There was no discussion of it and it is probably nothing, but you had to notice — LeBron James had an ice pack on his right elbow, the one that gave him problems though the playoffs, after the Heat’s first day of practice Tuesday. What should we read into that? Not much. NBA teams go…

  14. Heat leave Miami for a little peace, but the throng follows

    Sep 28, 2010, 10:43 AM EDT

    The Miami Heat plane had plenty of radar tracking it as it landed at 10 p.m. last night at Eglin Air Force Base. As the team came down the stairs, they were greeted by a crowd that had been there three hours to see them. Such is the life of the Miami Heat now —…

  15. Corey Maggette may miss entire preseason

    Sep 28, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    While everyone was looking at Andrew Boguts’ elbow, another Bucks injury slipped under the radar. Corey Maggette, who is counted on to be the scoring punch off the bench for Milwaukee (if not the starting small forward) underwent ankle surgery in July and may miss the entire preseason recovering, according to the Journal Times. “I…

  16. Carmelo Anthony sounds like LeBron, says he'll keep his options open

    Sep 27, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    “I’m here today… Whatever the future holds, it holds. I’m leaving my options open right now. That was Carmelo Anthony today, sounding a lot like LeBron James a year before. What the Denver Nuggets want to avoid is a LeBron repeat — an entire season of speculation followed by losing their best player and getting…

  17. Celtics draft pick Avery Bradley not ready for start of camp

    Sep 23, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT

    Celtics fans are going to have to wait a little longer to see what they got with draft pick Avery Bradley, as he will not be ready for the start of training camp. Back in pre-draft workouts Bradley sprained his ankle, which never helps your stock. Boston took him anyway, seeing him as a long-term…

  18. Andrew Bynum put off surgery, now will miss training camp recovering. He's maturing?

    Sep 23, 2010, 12:43 PM EDT

    We told you yesterday that the Los Angeles Lakers were “hopeful” Andrew Bynum would be ready to go by the start of the season. Kevin Ding of the Orange Country Register put another spin on that today. Bynum put off having offseason surgery on his right knee so he could play – and we’re not…

  19. Top 10 training camp questions

    Sep 23, 2010, 8:57 AM EDT

    Once training camps get rolling next week, there are going to be a lot of questions around the league — and not all of them are about the Heat. Although it will feel like that for a while. NBC’s Ira Winderman put together a list of those top 10 training camp questions (outside of “What…

  20. Camp invites rolling in: Jarron Collins to Clippers, Steve Novak to Mavericks

    Sep 22, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT

    Teams are busy rounding out their rosters for training camps and a couple familiar names are popping up. Jarron Collins, half of the offensively challenged Collins twins, will be headed to Clippers, his agent told Hoopshype. Not sure there is much to this, they have Chris Kaman and DeAndre Jordan at the five already, not…

  21. Wherever it is, the Miami Heat training camp still going to be a media circus

    Sep 22, 2010, 10:54 AM EDT

    Move it from Miami to the Florida panhandle, behind the Santa Rosa Sound. Onto a military base. Which means everyone who wants to attend needs to pass a military background check. It doesn’t matter — the Miami Heat training camp will be a zoo. A four-ring media circus. Look what just ESPN is doing, as…

  22. Pops Mensah-Bonsu gets invite to Hornets camp

    Sep 20, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

    Virtually every non-guaranteed contract given out right now for team training camp is for a guy with no chance to make the team. Pops Mensah-Bonsu may be the exception. He has gotten an invite to Hornets camp, according to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. While the deal is not guaranteed this is a…

  23. Pistons looking at adding low-quality big man to roster of low-quality big men

    Sep 18, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    As the Pistons get ready for training camp in a year they hope will be considerably better than 2009-2010, Pistons.com reports that they’re looking at adding a big man for camp. “We’ve talked about maybe adding one person to training camp and we’re discussing that and we’re going to make a decision by the end…

  24. Joe Johnson wants Jeff Teague to not give him the ball. Yes, you read that right.

    Sep 18, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Joe Johnson just received one of the biggest contracts in the NBA. (Quick side note, here’s a list of all the people who think that deal was fair and equitable: Joe Johnson, the Hawks organization, Joe Johnson’s mom. That’s it.) And he received that contract for shooting a whole lot (and not that efficiently). But…

  25. Want to cover Miami Heat camp? Then pass a military background check.

    Sep 17, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    There were a few goals in mind by Miami Heat executives when they decided to move their training camp to Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, up on the Florida panhandle. The key one — make it a lot harder for the media to be intrusive. The hotel where the…

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