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  1. NBA Power Rankings: Mavericks start out season on top

    Dec 19, 2011, 12:07 PM EST

    Dallas players Carter, Marion, Nowitzki, Odom, Kidd, and Terry pose for photos during media day at the team's headquarters in Dallas, Texas

    Welcome to our inaugural power rankings for the 2011-12 NBA season (a regular Monday feature at PBT). These are fun if ultimately meaningless — in the NBA we have a playoff system to decide who is best (are you listening college football?). This is a preseason ranking, so remember that when you get mad about…

  2. Josh Howard signs on with Utah Jazz

    Dec 15, 2011, 9:07 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Utah Jazz have decided to Roll the dice on Josh Howard. Howard has signed with the Jazz for this season (ESPN’s Chris Broussard broke the story). Utah has C.J. Miles at the small forward but a healthy Howard brings a lot more offensive weaponry and points to the picture. Healthy is the question mark…

  3. NBA Season Preview: Phoenix Suns

    Dec 15, 2011, 5:12 PM EST

    nash-gentry-preview

    Last season: 40-42, good for 10th place in the West, and six games out of the playoff picture. Head Coach: Alvin Gentry Key Departures: Vince Carter was waived by the team and was picked up by Dallas. Aaron Brooks signed to play in China just before the lockout was resolved, and while the Suns still…

  4. NBA Season Preview: Utah Jazz

    Dec 15, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    2010-11 record: 39-43 Head Coach: Jerry Sloan… no, wait, Tyrone Corbin Key Departures: Ronnie Price Key Additions: Enes Kanter, Alec Burks Best-Case Scenario: Enes Kanter and Al Jefferson combine like Voltron to be one of the best offensive frontcourts in the league. Devin Harris reminds everybody why they thought the Jason Kidd trade was so…

  5. Tuesday morning one liners (we’re talking haircuts)

    Dec 13, 2011, 10:25 AM EST

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    Our morning look around the NBA with stories worth reading and notes that are not their own post here at PBT. The 50 worst haircuts in NBA history. Vladimir Radmanovic is way too low at No. 12. Despite the reports to the contrary, the Nets do not have a deadline to get Dwight Howard or…

  6. 2011 NBA Free Agency and Trade Current Events: This league is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s

    Dec 10, 2011, 10:08 AM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls

    Let’s say you had a full day of work on Thursday, and then a dinner engagement with a friend, or your kid had a basketball game or something. Then on Friday you had another full day, and then a work Christmas party. This is the holiday season, everyone’s busy. Perhaps you’ve missed what’s gone on in…

  7. NBA “Deal Day” moves and rumors (constantly updated)

    Dec 9, 2011, 7:38 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    Today is going to be the Black Friday Sales of the NBA — there will be deals happening fast here, there and everywhere. Just like at Wal*Mart, you might have GMs pepper spraying others to make sure they get the player they want. It’s going to be hard to keep up with all the information,…

  8. Thursday morning one liners

    Dec 8, 2011, 11:16 AM EST

    Rajon Rondo Chris Paul

    Our morning look around the NBA with stories worth reading and notes that are not their own post here at PBT. The Celtics may have been closer to getting Chris Paul than you think. Eddy Curry is about to sign a deal with the Heat. So, you can just start sizing them all for championship…

  9. Apparently Andrei Kirilenko is very popular these days

    Dec 6, 2011, 2:37 PM EST

    aKirilenko

    Andrei Kirilenko has a lot of friends in the United States. Or people that want to be his friends. Particularly general managers of teams that want to be his friend. Fifteen teams have reached out to the free agent forward, AK-47’s agent told Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star. The Pacers are among that group…

  10. Friday morning one liners: Where Afflalo gets some love

    Dec 2, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

    Arron Afflalo

    Our daily list of things you should know about that didn’t fit in our other posts. Who is the most coveted free agent not over 6’11? Arron Afflalo of the Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. He is restricted and Denver will match any reasonable offer. Brandon Rush made some tweets that would have gotten…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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