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  1. Tweet/Quote of the Day: Metta World Peace says Knicks’ locker room problems all about pasta

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    Metta said the reported argument between he and Kenyon was over pasta. He said Kenyon likes shell pasta and he likes elbow pasta. — Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) December 3, 2013 That’s Al Iannazzone of Newsday quoting Metta World Peace discussing his reported locker room dust up with Kenyon Martin. James Harden would agree that World…

  2. The Extra Pass: Our awards at the quarter pole, plus Monday recaps

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Miami Heat

    Believe it or not, we’re nearly at the quarter mark of the NBA season already. That means it’s time to start believing a little more in what we’ve seen so far, and maybe even time to dish out a few awards. Remember, these aren’t predictions for what will happen at the end of the season.…

  3. Monday night NBA Grades: Tim Duncan does not age

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:07 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v San Antonio Spurs

    We know you missed some NBA action Monday night between watching the Seahawks win and catching Ron Burgundy anchor an actual newscast. So to help you out, here are our NBA grades for Monday. Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs. Slump? What slump? With his 23 points and 21 rebounds Duncan became the oldest player in…

  4. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Heat and a lot from out West at the top

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics

    The Eastern Conference has two elite teams — Indiana and Miami — and they are on top of the PBT Power Rankings for this week. Then you don’t see another team from the East until No. 12, which speaks to the depth of the West and the drop off after the East elite.   1.…

  5. Lakers coach D’Antoni believes Nick Young could win Sixth Man of the Year

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT

    nick young

    Nick Young has historically had an offensive-minded, streaky game as a shooter that made him a logical choice to play in Mike D’Antoni’s system, especially on a contract near the veteran’s minimum salary for two years at most. But his play with the Lakers has been surprisingly consistent to this point in the season, and…

  6. Report: Rockets asking for two first round picks in any trade for Omer Asik

    Dec 1, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    We told you that the Rockets were more than willing to deal troubled big man Omer Asik, but that the asking price was extremely high — so high, in fact, that one rival GM called Houston “delusional” in terms of what the team was expecting to net in return on the open market. Now we…

  7. Manu Ginobili finds Tim Duncan with the bounce pass through Dwight Howard’s legs (VIDEO)

    Dec 1, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    BKN-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT-GAME 7

    The players with the best court vision make this pass multiple times throughout their careers, but it’s still something to marvel at when it actually happens. Manu Ginobili found Tim Duncan with a bounce pass between Dwight Howard‘s legs, and Duncan converted it for the and-1 finish late in a close game between the Spurs…

  8. Report: Rockets asking price for Omer Asik “delusional”

    Nov 29, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    Yes, the Houston Rockets are looking to trade Omer Asik and they almost certainly will before the trade deadline. However it’s likely not happening soon because the difference between what the Rockets see as his value and other teams are willing to give up for him are not in the same zip code. It’s basically…

  9. Jeremy Lin to be out two weeks with knee sprain

    Nov 29, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

    jeremy lin, dwight howard

    First James Harden missed time with a foot injury, but he is likely to return Friday night as the Rockets host the Brooklyn Nets. Which is good because his replacement Jeremy Lin is going to miss a little time. Lin expected to miss two weeks with a Grade 1 sprain of his right knee, as…

  10. The Extra Pass: Nets believe they’re headed in the right direction, and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 28, 2013, 8:10 AM EDT

    joe johnson steve blake

    NEW YORK — The Nets fell to 4-11 on the season after an early blowout ended up becoming a heartbreaker before the final buzzer sounded. But the vibe around the team is good despite the rough start, because some of the key players believe that the recent effort shown has the beginnings of trending things…

  11. Thunder snap Spurs win streak, show they have some depth

    Nov 28, 2013, 1:39 AM EDT

    Reggie Jackson

    It’s not quite “James Harden who?” But the Thunder may be taking steps in that direction. What has been the knock on the Oklahoma City Thunder as a title threat? Depth. Yes they have two elite scorers in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, plus some quality guys like Serge Ibaka, but if you can get…

  12. Wednesday And-1 Links: Rudy Gay has banned stat sheets from Raptors locker room

    Nov 27, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Houston Rockets

    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 more than you love Thanksgiving leftovers…. • Rudy Gay — who is shooting 37.5…

  13. Dirk Nowitzki warned for flop vs. Nuggets (VIDEO)

    Nov 26, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki

    Dirk Nowitzki, welcome to the club. That’s the club of star players who have gotten a warning from the league about flopping. Nowitzki earned his in the third quarter of the Mavericks’ loss to Denver Monday night, when Darrell Arthur closed out and contested the jumper and Nowitzki fell like he was reenacting the Kennedy…

  14. Lakers’ GM says franchise still can build contender around Kobe

    Nov 26, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

    kobe mitch

    Nobody who knows the Lakers questions if signing Kobe Bryant to a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension is a good business move. Kobe Bryant is worth three times that to the franchise — he fills arena, and more importantly the high priced seats and luxury boxes, with loyal fans. For two years after this the…

  15. Omer Asik helping Rockets once again

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets

    Omer Asik isn’t done with the Rockets just yet. After being emotionally unready to play two games following a trade request, Asik continued his resurgence in a win over the Grizzlies on Monday. Since bottoming out with his back-to-back DNPs, Asik has played 7, 12, 13 and 21 minutes. Against Memphis, the Rockets trailed by…

  16. The Extra Pass: Behind San Antonio’s hot start and Monday’s recaps

    Nov 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    At least in the standings, the San Antonio Spurs are as good as they’ve ever been. By walloping the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, San Antonio tied their franchise best for a start to the season. The Spurs are 13-1 now and winners of 11 straight games. What can you say? I ran out of…

  17. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Injuries start to shape the rankings

    Nov 25, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs

    The top of our rankings remain solid this week, but after a bad weekend of injuries there were a few shakeups farther down with more to come. 1. Spurs (12-1, Last Week No. 1). They are the winners of 10 in a row and are doing it with great defense, good offense, not much Tim…

  18. Report: James Harden’s foot injury will keep him out at least a couple more games

    Nov 23, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets

    When James Harden is on the court, the Houston Rockets are 13.3 points better per 100 possessions — their offense understandably jumps by better than 10 points per 100. He is an elite shot creator and averaged has 24.2 points a game this season. Which is why this is bad news — Harden is out…

  19. Projecting recovery time for Derrick Rose after meniscus surgery

    Nov 23, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    According to multiple reports, Derrick Rose has torn the meniscus in his non-surgically repaired knee. He will require surgery and is currently listed as being out indefinitely. Out indefinitely, of course, can mean a lot of different things. Marc Gasol was listed with that designation last year after an abdominal tear, and he came back…

  20. Friday And-1 Links: James Harden sued for allegedly punching a Lakers fan

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets Media Day

    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.  • James Harden is being sued for allegedly punching a Lakers fan. First off, I know how annoying Lakers…

  21. Vince Carter says he was joking around about Dwight Howard “crybaby” crack

    Nov 22, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks

    Predictably, the Internet loved it when Vince Carter said Dwight Howard was the biggest crybaby he knew. After two years of drama as he left Orlando for Los Angeles, the L.A. for Houston, it’s safe to say fans outside H Town are pretty much done with all things Dwight. And Carter’s comments fit right into…

  22. PBT Podcast for Nov. 22: Stan Van Gundy talks Bobcats, Blazers, Knicks, more

    Nov 22, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    See, you can get through a full interview with Stan Van Gundy and not bring up Dwight Howard once. Stan Van Gundy, former Miami Heat and Orlando Magic head coach, joined myself and  Eyton Shander of NBC Sports Radio  for the Nov. 22 edition of the ProBasketballTalk Podcast. Rather than talk about the tired Howard subject, we chose…

  23. That Houston’s Asik for New Orleans’ Anderson trade? Don’t bet on it.

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets

    On paper it seems like a great trade. The Rockets really want a stretch four to go next to Dwight Howard and Ryan Anderson may be the best in the business. The Pelicans have a budding young superstar in Anthony Davis they could use a solid big who can do some of the dirty work…

  24. Dwight Howard fined $25,000 for flipping ball at heckler

    Nov 21, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets

    We told you this morning a fine was likely coming for this — the league gets very protective of the fans in the high-priced seats. While the Dallas Mavericks were making their fourth quarter comeback Wednesday night, a frustrated Dwight Howard tossed the ball at a fan heckling him. It wasn’t thrown, nobody got hurt,…

  25. Vince Carter on Dwight Howard: “The biggest crybaby I know”

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks

    Well, at least Dwight Howard didn’t toss a ball at Vince Carter… that we know of. Everyone has been piling on Dwight Howard this season — Shaq on TNT, Mark Cuban, Lakers fans, pretty much everyone outside Houston… And now you can add Vince Carter to the list. That is former teammate and fellow off-season…

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