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  1. Thursday morning one liners: NBA rumor mill keeps churning

    Dec 1, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

    Durant football

    LeBron James and Kevin Durant played flag football Wednesday night. The score: Nobody tore an ACL. That’s the only score that matters. If you want to get an early jump on MVP voting (which, admittedly, may be a tad premature what with training camps not even open yet) we’ve got you covered here at NBC.…

  2. Nets reportedly interested in Nene, Tyson Chandler

    Nov 30, 2011, 6:28 PM EST

    Nene

    From ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard: NJ will pursue free agents Nene & Tyson Chandler in hopes of landing 1. Could use either as trade bait to land Howard or players around him. Seeing as to how center Brook Lopez is one of New Jersey’s core players, this report is a bit baffling. Nene is the best…

  3. Turkish team retires Deron Williams jersey after 15 games

    Nov 30, 2011, 10:50 AM EST

    Deron Williams

    It was a unforgettable, magical whirlwind of basketball these past couple months in Istanbul. I guess. Besiktas, the Turkish team that had Deron Williams while lawyers argued BRI on the other side of the globe, decided to send D-Will off with a jersey retirement ceremony, reports Deadspin (and the video is below). D-Will looked pretty…

  4. Andrei Kirilenko injures shoulder, out 7 to 10 days

    Nov 29, 2011, 12:51 PM EST

    Andrei Kirilenko

    This is not going to end up having a huge impact whether Andrei Kirilenko decides to come back to the NBA or stay in Moscow, but we pass this along anyway. Kirilenko injured his shoulder playing for CSKA Moscow but it is not that serious, tweets Brian Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune. Agent Marc…

  5. Report: Paul Millsap is on the trading block. Any bidders?

    Nov 28, 2011, 8:02 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Golden State Warriors

    We welcome with open arms our first real trade rumor of the post-lockout era. We’ve missed you guys. Jazz forward Paul Millsap is available, according to a story in the Indy Star and backed up by John Hollinger of ESPN. This is not a huge shock, the Jazz were reportedly shopping Millsap around during the…

  6. Andrei Kirilenko looking at options: Jazz, Nets or Moscow

    Nov 28, 2011, 5:03 PM EST

    Russia's Andrei Kirilenko vies with defe

    This season in Europe, Andrei Kirilenko has been about the most dominant player on the continent — he was EuroLeague player of the month for October (he was slowed in November after a faceplant). Plus, his dancing looks improved. And now with the NBA lockout over the free agent has options all over the globe.…

  7. Thanksgiving one liners: Kevin Durant returning to Seattle

    Nov 24, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    Kevin-Durant seattle

    Happy Thanksgiving. We know you have a lot on your plate — literally — so we just bring you a few appetizers.  • We at PBT are thankful for all of you who read us every day. What makes this site fun is the comments and interaction with you. (What would make it even more…

  8. Might Jazz go on market if labor deal isn’t good enough? No.

    Nov 21, 2011, 1:49 PM EST

    Jazz logo

    UPDATE 1:49 pm: Greg Miller, the guy who owns the Jazz, shot down the sale idea with this tweet on Monday afternoon. Speculation of the Jazz being sold is unfortunate & irresponsible. Thanks to unprecedented fan & sponsor support the Jazz is solid as ever. 11:28 am: I will tell you up front I am…

  9. Andrei Kirilenko suffers concussion, breaks nose in Russia

    Nov 21, 2011, 10:07 AM EST

    Russia's Andrei Kirilenko vies with defe

    It’s the irony of calling the players that come out of Europe soft — the referees over there allow the game to be far more physical. Current free agent but long-time Jazz big man Andrei Kirilenko is evidence of that as he suffered a broken nose and a concussion when his head slammed into the…

  10. Scary video of Andrei Kirilenko head injury

    Nov 19, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    Andrei Kirilenko (L) of Russia vies for

    Basketball involves contact, but it’s not a contact sport. There’s no protection for the head outside of mouth guards, no real protection for other parts of the body. And sometimes, scary, freak things happen. Like this to Andrei Kirilenko in his game with CSKA Moscow this week. In the video, Kirilenko goes baseline, catches a…

  11. Sundiata Gaines almost died from gunshot at age 4

    Nov 11, 2011, 11:24 AM EST

    Sundiata Gaines Nets

    Sundiata Gaines is a bit of an NBA cult hero for his game winning shot in Utah. He’s one of those guys who has fought hard (and won fans) the past few seasons as he tried to find stable footing in the NBA. He was last with the Nets and the team may pick up…

  12. Reports of labor deal being struck premature, talks continue

    Nov 10, 2011, 6:14 PM EST

    Padlock Arena AP

    Former NBA executive Dave Checketts — the former GM of the Jazz and a guy once up the corporate ladder at Madison Square Garden — went on ESPN 700 in Salt Lake City and said that he has heard the NBA owners and players have reached framework deal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. That…

  13. Jazz show how small markets can stay afloat, but winning costs

    Oct 25, 2011, 2:20 PM EST

    Jeremy-Evans

    The Salt Lake Tribune did a fantastic story over the weekend looking at the finances of the Utah Jazz and how that ties to the fortunes of late owner Larry Miller. It’s a great bit of reporting. Some interesting tidbits out of that is how the Jazz have a passionate fan base — they averaged…

  14. Video: Kenneth Faried sends Enes Kanter’s shot packing

    Oct 25, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

    Morehead State v Louisville

    Last night in Kentucky they held a charity game called the Big Blue All-Stars vs. The Villains (the villains being players who didn’t play for the Kentucky Wildcats, obviously). Good gig, raised $50,000 for the V foundation. But what you see above was the highlight. Watch future Jazz big man Enes Kanter (who was sort of…

  15. How does the NBA stack up to the NFL, MLB, and NHL in spending efficiency?

    Oct 24, 2011, 3:28 PM EST

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    Periodically, one financially inclined publication or another takes a look at the performance of professional sports teams in relation to their payroll. What typically ensues is just basic division; the outlets divide the total salary cost by the team’s wins, and then rank the teams according to their total cost per win. It’s a fun…

  16. The enduring value of the Pacers’ undeserved playoff berth

    Oct 21, 2011, 1:02 PM EST

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    As third parties have banded about all kinds of system-related ideas in light of the lockout, I’ve seen the 2010-2011 Indiana Pacers, who finished the regular season with a 37-45 record, categorically used as evidence in support of an altered playoff system. As much as I understand the sentiment that teams so far under .500…

  17. Andrei Kirilenko signs three-year deal with CSKA Moscow

    Oct 4, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    Andrei Kirilenko

    Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko is returning home to Russia, and if the NBA lockout drags on he may stay there. Kirilenko has signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow, reports FIBA.com. Kirilenko is an NBA free agent but his Russian deal still has an NBA opt out allowing him to return to the NBA…

  18. Friday night video highlights: the best of Stockton and Malone

    Sep 23, 2011, 9:59 PM EST

    stockton_malone

    Has there ever been a more perfect pairing in NBA history than John Stockton and Karl Malone? Two very different styles of game, but two guys with great basketball IQs who knew how to play off one another. Guys that were the heart of a franchise, guys that got a city not every player loves…

  19. Jeremy Evans is one of my new favorite players to watch

    Sep 23, 2011, 1:16 PM EST

    Jeremy Evans

    I really missed NBA summer league in Las Vegas. I didn’t miss the oppressive heat of Vegas in July. I didn’t miss what is passed off as food at the Thomas and Mack. But I missed finding players you didn’t know much about before and falling in love with their games. Finding good guys worth…

  20. Derrick Favors trying to put on some bulk this summer

    Sep 22, 2011, 1:51 PM EST

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    Watching Derrick Favors last season was watching a guy who has a high ceiling in the NBA, but wondering if he would ever reach it. He’s got the size and speed to be special, but he needed to get stronger and he needed to develop a midrange shot he can trust, upgrade his passing skills…

  21. NBA draftees at EuroBasket: Kanter looks good, Rubio not so much

    Sep 20, 2011, 2:13 PM EST

    Spain's basketball player Ricky Rubio talks to the media after the presentation of the Spanish basketball team for the upcoming Eurobasket 2011 championships at Madrid's Arena

    We tried to watch as much of EuroBasket as we could, and when the games were on our eyes were were drawn to recent NBA draftees who have not been in the league. Frankly, I know Pau Gasol is amazingly skilled. I know Joakim Noah can defend. I know Tony Parker is dangerous when he…

  22. Is Jerry Sloan retired for good? Maybe not if you ask his wife.

    Sep 19, 2011, 1:31 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Atlanta Hawks

    This past summer a number of teams called Jerry Sloan to see if he had any interest in coming back to coaching — including some rosters with some talent like the Lakers — but nothing came of it. Sloan left the Jazz in the middle of last season and went back to his farm, and…

  23. When the lockout ends, the Jazz need to…

    Sep 19, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    This is the next installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Today it’s the Utah Jazz. You can also read up on the Lakers, Timberwolves and Mavericks as we start to work our way through all 30 NBA teams.   Last Season: Okay, imagine the shiniest, fastest train you can. All new. Shiny, polished…

  24. Gordon Hayward can get to the rim… against video gamers

    Sep 13, 2011, 5:25 PM EST

    Gordon Hayward, Derek Fisher, Andrew Bynum, Ron Artest, Pau Gasol

    Last season in Utah, Gordon Hayward was taking twice as many shots from beyond 16 feet as he was at the rim. He doesn’t have the reputation as a guy who can just take you off the dribble and get to the rack. But that is not true… so long as Hayward is playing against…

  25. Video: Gordon Hayward makes his “decision” parody

    Sep 9, 2011, 3:38 PM EST

    HAYWARD_GORDON

    Now that the skinny white kid from Utah has made his “decision” parody video, can we officially say that the LeBron James “Decision” meme is dead. Please let it be dead. We already told you how Hayward was going to be a professional Starcraft II player during the lockout. Which doesn’t quite pay as well…

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