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  1. NBA releases 2013-14 schedule, here are your opening night and Christmas Day matchups

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat

    After several notable leaks over the past couple of weeks, we finally have the official version of the 2013-14 NBA schedule. Let’s get right to it by taking a look at the slate for some of the key dates in the season. OPENING NIGHT: Tuesday, October 29 MAGIC at PACERS: The first game of the…

  2. Ralph Sampson says Rockets have built a “good foundation”

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    ralph-sampson

    Ralph Sampson was part of the pitch to bring Dwight Howard to Houston — he’s a Hall of Famer and part of the Rockets history of big men. But like a guy who has been through the long grind of an NBA season, Sampson knows assembling good players is like having all the ingredients to…

  3. Monday And-1 Links: Watching Cody Zeller go to work

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    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. • Here is what Cody Zeller was doing right at Summer League. • You…

  4. Harden finishes DeRozan alley-oop at Drew League (VIDEO)

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets guard James Harden takes a defensive position against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City

    The Drew League draws some of Los Angeles’ best to come on out for a little pro-am action. So sometimes you get Compton High’s DeMar DeRozan throwing the lob and Artesia High’s James Harden finishing the play. Impressively, we should add. Just a little summer fun.  Hat tip to Hoopmixtape and SLAM.

  5. Kurt Rambis not sure how fast Lakers can play next season

    Aug 5, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni smiles with Pau Gasol of Spain and Kobe Bryant during their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, as he makes his game coaching debut for the Lakers, in Los Angeles

    The Lakers played pretty fast last season — they averaged the fifth most possessions per game in the league. (Houston was the fastest, have fun with that Dwight Howard.) Of course, Mike D’Antoni would like the Lakers to play faster. But Kurt Rambis doesn’t sound optimistic the Lakers can do that with the roster as…

  6. Mark Cuban talks in some detail about Mavericks’ decisions, past and present

    Aug 4, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban,  Brian Forte

    Mark Cuban can be as guarded as anyone in interviews — he sets the company line, but the NBA can be a place where details are few and far between from the mouths of cautious exeutives. Flying in the face of that, Cuban took to his personal blog Saturday with a 3,300 word missive, talking…

  7. Carmelo Anthony reiterates he will not have shoulder surgery

    Aug 4, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    Carmelo Anthony played through the NBA playoffs last year with a shoulder injury, a partially torn labrum. That is an injury that can be slow to heal (just ask Dwight Howard) and sometimes requires surgery. Anthony said six weeks ago he did not want surgery. Speaking with the New York Daily News he reiterated he…

  8. Mark Cuban releases video Mavericks used in pitch to Dwight Howard

    Aug 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    A+E Networks Hosts the NCTA Reception - Arrivals

    The Mavericks were one of five teams Dwight Howard considered in free agency, although their plan to first pair the center with an aging Dirk Nowitzki and then try to lure other stars to join the team a year later ended up not being the most appealing option. Teams go to great lengths to show…

  9. James Harden gives important Eurostep lessons in Nike’s latest #SummerIsSerious spot (VIDEO)

    Aug 3, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    James Harden

    In Nike Basketball’s latest spot for the Summer Is Serious campaign, James Harden shows us the proper way to Eurostep, while making sure his beard remains properly fluffed between takes. When I think of current players known for their Eurostep, Harden is maybe third on my list behind Manu Ginobili and Dwyane Wade. The Ginobili…

  10. Rockets’ Terrence Jones pleads not guilty to charge of harassment of a homeless man

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

    terrence jones

    Rockets forward Terrence Jones Wednesday pled not guilty to a harassment charge in his native Portland stemming from an incident where he allegedly kicked a homeless man outside a nightclub. Jonathan Feigan of the Houston Chronicle had the details. Terrence Jones has Sept. 6 court date on harassment charge. Atty O'Connell said "He's very embarrassed…

  11. Rockets’ Terrence Jones arrested for allegedly kicking homeless man

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

    Terrence Jones

    Rockets’ forward Terrence Jones was arrested in his native Portland early Wednesday morning (late Tuesday night) after an altercation with a homeless man, reports NBC affiliate KGW in Portland. A patrolling officer said he saw a group of people leaving the Tube nightclub spill out onto the sidewalk on Northwest 3rd Avenue just after 2…

  12. Kurt Rambis talks Lakers, Howard and even some Pistons (VIDEO)

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    kurt rambis

    Kurt Rambis may have been surprised Mike D’Antoni asked him to be an assistant coach (and it will make for an interesting dynamic around the team if the Lakers struggle) but he jumped at the chance. He’s excited about trying to coach a Lakers defense that lost Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, plus has…

  13. Steve Nash discusses his soccer tryout with Inter Milan (VIDEO)

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    We told you about Steve Nash getting a shot to try out with Inter Milan, and while it was more like a day at soccer fantasy camp than an actual tryout, he seemed to enjoy the experience as much as expected. Nash joined The Crossover to discuss his adventure, the courting of Dwight Howard, and…

  14. D’Antoni says he really doesn’t understand Howard’s decision

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni, Dwight Howard

    What was he going to say? Mike D’Antoni spent his portion of the Lakers’ Dwight Howard free agency meeting in early July trying to show Howard how the center really did fit in the D’Antoni offense — how Howard is vastly better on the pick-and-roll than he is just getting the ball in the post.…

  15. The Oklahoma City Thunder really want to avoid luxury tax

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    When we say NBA rookies are on a “rookie scale contract” what really is going on is there is a salary level set for said player (amount based upon draft pick), and teams can offer between 80 percent and 120 percent of that number. Around the league, it’s a pretty standard for teams to give…

  16. Lakers expect to have Nash, Gasol ready for training camp. Kobe… we’ll see

    Jul 29, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

    Pau Gasol Kobe Bryant

    The Lakers are not going in the tank next season — they are going for the high lottery, they are going to come out and try to make the playoffs. The West is deep next season but making the postseason as a lower seed is not out of the question… if everything goes right. Which…

  17. To fix USA Basketball, Colangelo first had to fix relationship with Nike

    Jul 29, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013 Class Announcement

    Nike and USA Basketball are intertwined. They exert some influence — particularly over players we need on Team USA if we are serious about winning — and while some would argue too much control it is a reality. So when Jerry Colangelo was given carte blanche as USA Basketball President to fix what was wrong…

  18. Lakers make it official, hire Kurt Rambis as assistant coach

    Jul 29, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

    Kurt Rambis

    Kurt Rambis and Mike D’Antoni together? Sure, why not. It’s not like Rambis just spent last season as an ESPN analyst questioning D’Antoni’s use of the Lakers roster every chance he got. (Okay, that’s exactly what he did.) I mean, what happened the last time D’Antoni was a coach somewhere and management demanded he bring…

  19. NBA post free agency Power Rankings: Who is closing in on Miami?

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Paul and Griffin wait for play to resume as the Clippers trail the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    This summer saw Dwight Howard find a new home, the Clippers and Pacers add depth, and a few other teams making bold moves to get better (or, in some cases, worse intentionally). So how did all this impact the PBT Power Rankings? Glad you asked. Here is where things stand this summer (the number in…

  20. What Dwight Howard brings to Rockets (VIDEO)

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Newly signed Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard during news conference in Houston

    The Rockets won the big prize of the off-season… so what exactly did they win. Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown does great work (like this video on Brandon Jennings) and he turned his lens toward Dwight Howard. He talks about things we have here — this move makes the Rockets much better defensively, he’s an upgrade…

  21. Report: Marcus Camby will sign with the Rockets

    Jul 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v New York Knicks

    The Rockets have made another free agent big man acquisition, and while it’s not as big of a deal as the one involving Dwight Howard earlier this summer, it may be an important one to the team’s ultimate chances nonetheless. Marcus Camby is expected to sign with Houston today, according to a report from Marc…

  22. First guess at who makes Team USA for 2014 World Championships

    Jul 27, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    USA Basketball Men's National Team Blue And White Game

    The FIBA World Cup – the basketball World Championships coming to Spain next summer — don’t play as big in the United States as the Olympics. It can get overlooked… unless Team USA loses, then newspaper columnists who hadn’t given the thing a sideways glance will pontificate on how this is some kind of disaster.…

  23. Rosters set for Thursday’s USA Basketball intra-squad showcase

    Jul 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes

    LAS VEGAS — USA Basketball will wrap up its four-day mini-camp on Thursday with an intra-squad showcase that will be played in front of fans at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of UNLV, and televised nationally on NBA TV. The rosters have been set for what is essentially an All-Star game where the…

  24. Lakers first take on Howard, Rockets on Nov. 7; open against Clippers

    Jul 25, 2013, 12:54 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    The first showdown between Dwight Howard and his new friends on the Rockets and his old team the Lakers may happen before Kobe Bryant returns from Achilles surgery. The Lakers will face the Rockets first on Nov. 7 in Houston, something first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports and confirmed by Kevin Ding of…

  25. Chandler Parsons says credit him for Dwight Howard picking Houston

    Jul 24, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets Introduce Dwight Howard

    We told you during the Dwight Howard period of indecision (well, the most recent one) that Chandler Parsons was going full on college recruiting on Dwight. It worked. And Parsons would like a little credit for that. Speaking with Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports Parsons laid out what he did to recruit Howard — and…

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