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

    Sep 18, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT

    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…

  2. Friday And-1 links: No pressure Evan Turner, none at all

    Sep 14, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Evan Turner

    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 this kid seems to love surfing the Web (and gets a little testy…

  3. Mo Evans rejected Wizards front office job, he wants to play

    Sep 14, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

    NBA Labor Negotiations Continue As Deadline Looms

    Last year, veteran Maurice Evans was a key part of the Wizards effort to reshape their locker room. While less professional influences were moved out and away from John Wall, Evans was there to provide guidance in the vacuum. The Wizards liked what he did, so they offered him a front office job, reports the…

  4. Tracy McGrady worked out for Spurs, Knicks up next

    Sep 13, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

    Tracy McGrady

    Tracy McGrady is auditioning for jobs. Like a lot of veterans he is finding the financial realities of the new CBA are keeping teams from guaranteeing contracts for veterans, so he is out there working it trying to find a team that will sign him, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Still searching for an…

  5. Wednesday And-1 links: Who is the NBA’s coolest player?

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    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 Apple fanatics love new, expensive toys. • The Basketball Jones asks: Who is…

  6. Despite non-guaranteed contracts, expect Blatche, Childress to make Nets

    Sep 12, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Jchildress

    Usually teams go young, looking at rookies with potential to round out their final couple roster spots. They Nets got potential but they went another direction — they snatched up two athletic players coming off contracts they did not live up to, two guys amnestied by their former teams. Josh Childress and Andray Blatche are…

  7. Tuesday And-1 links: Who are the best shooters never to win three-point contest?

    Sep 11, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

    Reggie Miller

    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 Guy Fieri loves bacon and bad hair. • Who are the best three-point…

  8. Josh Childress reaches one-year deal with Brooklyn Nets

    Sep 11, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns

    Adding some depth and athleticism on the wing — something they already had but can you ever have enough? — the Nets have reached a one-year deal with Josh Childress. Childress himself confirmed this on twitter. Howard Beck of the New York Times broke the story. This is a non-guaranteed deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of…

  9. Monday And-1 links: Who are the NBA’s worst owners?

    Sep 10, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

    Phil, George, Gavin Maloof

    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 Scotland loves Andy Murray. • Who are the worst owners in the NBA?…

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

    Sep 10, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Sep 7, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

    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 EDT

    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. Thursday And-1 links: Want to see Shaq in his underwear?

    Sep 6, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT

    Image (1) Shaq_fist-thumb-250x374-20454.jpg for post 4198

    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 Katy Perry likes being in the spotlight. That would be Shaquille O’Neal walking…

  14. Report: Andray Blatche agrees to terms with Nets

    Sep 6, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

    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. Wednesday And-1 Links: Tim Duncan likes drag racing

    Sep 5, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan

    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 tennis fans love Andy Roddick.  • Tim Duncan likes to drag race his…

  16. Josh Harrellson gets one-week tryout with Heat before camp

    Sep 4, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    Josh Harrellson is getting his chance. It’s in his hands now. Yesterday we told you about Harrellson tweeting he was headed to Miami where he would hopefully be “for 9 months.” But he doesn’t have a deal with the Heat, he simply is getting an extended look, reports Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. According…

  17. Reports: Any Nets offer to Blatche will be non-guaranteed

    Sep 3, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT

    Andray Blatche, Ryan Anderson

    Andray Blatche is going to have to prove it. He used up all his get out of jail free cards with the Wizards, now he is going to have to prove his worth to other NBA teams. Take, for example, the report before that the Brooklyn Nets may have interest in Blatche. That was followed…

  18. Update: Harrellson to workout with Heat in hopes of contract

    Sep 3, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    UPDATE 2:16 pm: I thought Josh Harrellson might be going to Miami on an invited workout… but no, he’s going there to workout of his own volition in hopes that a contract is to come. Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel explains:   Heat apparently holding a “pre-camp” next two weeks for players to earn invites to…

  19. There’s going to be another NBA-player-heavy rap album. Make room for the Grammies.

    Sep 2, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith reacts during the final moments of the fourth quarter of Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    Yesterday we shared with you how Juwan Howard was making his rap album. It would appear that he is not alone in this endeavor. IAmAGM.com reports on a new album that dare we say brings back memories of “B-Ball’s Best Kept Secret.” The rap album is titled, “Full Court Press Vol. 1.” NBA players that…

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

    Sep 2, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    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…

  21. Blatche, Whiteside, Tolliver in mix for Timberwolves roster

    Aug 29, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

    Tolliver_wolves

    Minnesota has one roster spot left to use and they want to give it to a big man. Specifically, a big man willing to take a minimum contract. Which is why a Timberwolves scout was watching Hassan Whiteside and Andray Blatche work out in Houston, something reported by ESPN 1500 out of Minnesota. Both of…

  22. Winderman: NBA’s new fiscal reality has veterans considering minimums

    Aug 28, 2012, 9:08 PM EDT

    Andray Blatche

    More than 20 teams still have all or part of their mid-level exception, be it the full $5 million, the $3.1 million taxpayer version or the $2.6 million post-cap-space variety. More than 10 still can put their $2 million bi-annual exception into play. And yet, now a month from the start of training camps, veterans…

  23. Wizard’s Kevin Seraphin loves snakes more than you do

    Aug 27, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Kevin Seraphin snakes

    It is the offseason, so sometimes we catch things that might slip past us when we are focused on trivial details like games and standings and level of play. Although, not sure that photo would have slipped by us in any circumstance. That is Wizards soon to be third year player Kevin Seraphin, and those are…

  24. Heat have a few options to round out roster with big man

    Aug 24, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

    Miami has 13 guys under guaranteed contract for next season and likely will add one more big to the roster before the season starts, giving them a little depth at center. Now, this guy will not play a lot — Miami is going to go small with Chris Bosh at the five for this season…

  25. Winderman: CBA rules grind NBA player movement to a halt

    Aug 23, 2012, 10:23 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Sacramento Kings

    Donte Greene to the Nets, Martell Webster to the Wizards . . . If it seems like the NBA is in a bit of a personnel limbo, it is because, well, it is. For as much as the floodgates open with the July start of free agency, and for as much as things can change…

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