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  1. Mavericks to release Troy Murphy to make way for Fisher

    Nov 29, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Dallas Mavericks

    The Troy Murphy era in Dallas lasted 14 games. The Mavericks are expected to release Murphy on Thursday, reports ESPN Dallas and multiple other sources. He is being let go to make way for guard Derek Fisher, who is supposed to come in and stabilize the Mavericks backcourt (they are in for a shock, but…

  2. NBA Power Rankings: Top spot goes walking in Memphis

    Nov 19, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay, Kevin Durant

    Memphis has moved into the top spot in the poll this week, but notice the top three are teams we kind of expected to be on the second or third tier in the NBA this season. The question remains can they keep it up. Oh, and at the other end the Wizards still suck. 1.…

  3. One and done: Mavs to release Eddy Curry, sign Troy Murphy

    Nov 2, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

    Eddy Curry Mavs

    In his one NBA game for Dallas, Eddy Curry played fairly well, coming off the bench for 16 minutes, scoring 7 points and grabbing 4 boards. But he is out and Troy Murphy is in. The Dallas Morning News reports that the Mavericks have reached a one-year deal with Murphy. He spent last season coming…

  4. NBA season preview: L.A. Lakers

    Oct 15, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Lakers new guard Steve Nash of Canada smiles as he walks past Kobe Bryant during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    Last Season: Failure. For a team that measures success in terms of championships, especially when it has enough talent on paper to compete at that level, 2012 just wasn’t good enough. The Lakers struggled with depth and exited the playoffs in the second round for the second straight year, this time to a younger, more…

  5. Thursday And-1 links: Dirk Nowitzki thinks Popovich is the best

    May 24, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Here is our daily 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. • Tradition says you say your coach is the best in the league, but…

  6. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Rockets playoff hopes take punch to gut

    Apr 2, 2012, 2:39 AM EDT

    Courtney Lee, Paul George

    What you missed while reading the book “Cooking with Poo”…. Thunder 92, Bulls 78: The Oklahoma City Thunder have rolled over everybody lately (that’s going to be good for them in the power rankings Monday) and their athleticism overwhelmed the Chicago in our game of the day. Celtics 91, Heat 72: Does Boston have one…

  7. Bynum leaves Lakers game with “moderate” ankle sprain

    Apr 1, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum, Gary Vitti

    Well, at least now Andrew Bynum has a good excuse for not being Mike Brown’s huddle… Bynum sprained his ankle late in the first quarter of the Lakers game Monday against the Warriors when he landed on teammate Josh McRoberts’ foot. Bynum left the game and went back to the locker room soon after it…

  8. Report: Lakers have had interest in Allen Iverson. Because that will solve everything.

    Feb 12, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    Some of you may have varying opinions on Stephen A. Smith, but I would advise you to consider the following before passing judgment on the value of a rumor sourced from him. If you ever watch SAS work a room full of All-Stars, it’s just about the most fascinating thing you’ll ever see. He’s one…

  9. Heat’s depth exposes Lakers’ serious lack of it

    Jan 20, 2012, 12:46 AM EDT

    Chris Bosh LeBron James

    One year ago, the table was flipped. What held the Miami Heat back was a lack of depth — it was the big three and then little else they could count on. It haunted them in the finals against Dallas. The Lakers on the other hand had the sixth man of the year and while…

  10. Warts and all, the Lakers still better than Grizzlies Sunday

    Jan 9, 2012, 1:18 AM EDT

    Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol, Gasol brothers

    The Laker have flaws. Unless it improves, their point guard play is going to come back to haunt them. Same with their depth issues. That night was not Sunday night against Memphis. The Lakers deficiencies were on display but could not be exploited by a Memphis team trying to find its way without Zach Randolph.…

  11. The Imperative: Kobe Bryant and the variance of injury

    Jan 7, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant chews on his jersey during NBA game in Los Angeles

    The imperative is an element of urgency based off of observation with some evidence to back it up. But like most anything in the NBA, the imperative is rarely black and white, cut and dried. Basically I’m hedging in case Bryant averages 35 points per game over the next seven games.  Kobe Bryant scored 39…

  12. Brook Lopez admits he was a lazy rebounder last year

    Dec 20, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Jersey Nets

    Last season, Brook Lopez grabbed 10 percent of the available rebounds when he was on the floor. Six rebounds per game. Think about that for a second — in a perfectly even world all 10 players on the floor would grab 10 percent of the boards. But if you are a seven-footer who plays around…

  13. The Houston Rockets have not gotten over the Pau Gasol trade falling through

    Dec 18, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

    Spain's Pau Gasol looks at the timeboard

    It was supposed to be different this time. After years of trying to trade for a legitimate star or sign one in free agency and having it fall apart at every turn, the Rockets were going to land their big fish. It was there on the table. It was agreed to by all parties. And…

  14. Report: Lakers to find salvation in Troy Murphy

    Dec 17, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Troy Murphy

    The Lakers have had a downright disastrous offseason, and it only lasted a week. Jerry Buss was in the hospital. A trade for Chris Paul was blocked by the league. The fallout resulted in Lamar Odom being traded to Dallas for essentially nothing. They spent money on Jason Kapono. Kobe Bryant‘s wife is divorcing him.…

  15. Friday morning one liners (so long Brandon Roy)

    Dec 16, 2011, 11:09 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four

    Our morning look around the NBA with stories worth reading and notes that are not their own post here at PBT. If you read one thing today, make it the BlazersEdge look back at the career of Brandon Roy. This is spectacular stuff from Ben Golliver. In case you missed it, PBT previewed all 30 NBA…

  16. Thursday morning one liners

    Dec 15, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT

    chris paul

    Our morning look around the NBA with stories worth reading and notes that are not their own post here at PBT. Circle March 22 on your calendar. That is when Chris Paul and he Clippers return to New Orleans to take on the Hornets in his only game there tis year. This could end up…

  17. Winderman: Celtics advantages came courtesy Riley, Heat

    Apr 26, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Three

    Rare is the NBA playoff series when the opposition opens with a 3-0 lead without playing a game. That, however, essentially, will be the case with the impending Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Heat will take on the Celtics with a decided deficit at center, point guard and backup power forward. In each case,…

  18. Stan Van Gundy, no fan of team buyouts

    Mar 4, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Miami Heat

    Boston picked up Troy Murphy. Miami picked up Mike Bibby. Chicago picked up Rasual Butler. Three of the four teams considered contenders in the East picked up a veteran for their bench that was bought out at the deadline by another team. Orlando stood pat. Want to guess what Stan Van Gundy told the Orlando…

  19. Celtics officially announce Troy Murphy signing

    Mar 2, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    Troy Murphy

    The Boston Celtics have officially announced the signing of veteran forward Troy Murphy, who was recently bought out of his contract by the Golden State Warriors. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed by the team. Murphy was drafted by the Warriors in 2001, and the former Notre Dame star has established himself…

  20. What does Troy Murphy bring to Boston?

    Mar 1, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

    Troy_Murphy

    The Boston Celtics got Troy Murphy and the Miami Heat didn’t. In the end, that may be the biggest part of the Murphy signing by the Celtics. Boston already had some depth, even though their front line is banged up now. Miami on the other hand really needs a guy who can stretch the floor…

  21. Call him Dropkick, Troy Murphy is going to Boston

    Mar 1, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

    Troy Murphy

    And his new nickname will be “Dropkick.” Troy Murphy is going to go to Boston, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Marc Stein, who spoke with Murphy. A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England confirms Murphy is Boston bound as well. So the Notre Dame graduate Irish kid chose Boston. Suppose we should have seen…

  22. Troy Murphy now torn between Heat, Celtics; Bibby Miami bound

    Mar 1, 2011, 10:20 AM EDT

    Nets_Murphy

    Just 24 hours ago Boston felt pretty good about getting some more help along their front line in the form of Troy Murphy, the veteran stretch four bought out by the Warriors. Then Pat Riley and the Heat got involved. Things are up in the air with a decision expected Tuesday, according to CSN New…

  23. If Mike Bibby or Troy Murphy is in, who is out in Miami?

    Feb 28, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Miami Heat

    Lots of talk about the Miami Heat picking up another aging veteran on a minimum salary. Because they don’t have enough of those. But Troy Murphy and Mike Bibby are out on the markets due to buyouts and both are looking at the Heat as an option. Most likely it appears Bibby is South Beach…

  24. Troy Murphy agrees to buyout with Warriors; looks Boston bound

    Feb 28, 2011, 9:24 AM EDT

    Troy_Murphy

    Everyone expected Troy Murphy to be bought out. Sure, rumors floated around about the Warriors keeping him, but that was more negotiating tactic than reality. The Warriors and Murphy reached a buyout deal Sunday, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England (Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News broke the story). Once he…

  25. Clippers buyout Rasual Butler, veteran buyout wave starts

    Feb 27, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT

    rasual butler

    Rasual Butler is the first, but you are going to see a rush of these stories in the next few days, followed up with speculation about where they will land. Now is when teams try to negotiate buyouts of contracts for veterans that the team is not going to play. The player takes a little…

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