Monthly Archive:: January 2012

Video: Magic Looking for Answers Following Loss to Celtics

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy speaks to the media following his team’s 91-83 loss to the Boston Celtics, a game where the Magic led by as many as 27 points.

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/25/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the past few nights in the NBA and what has stood out, the latest Dwight Howard rumor, the issues with the Lakers and if they might make a move sooner than later, extensions including Kevin Love and Danilo Gallinari, Flip Saunders getting fired, the impact of Luol Deng’s injury [...]

Video: Stan Van Gundy says Dwight Howard is best center in NBA

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy talks about his team’s 92-80 win over the LA Lakers, how good Dwight Howard was on this night, the durability of his big man and more.

Video: Pau Gasol talks loss to Magic, team struggles on offense

Lakers’ star Pau Gasol talks about the team’s 92-80 loss to the Orlando Magic and the team’s struggles on offense.

Video: Kobe Bryant talks Lakers loss to Magic

A somewhat distraught Kobe Bryant talks to the media about his team’s 92-80 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Video: Andrew Bynum talks Lakers loss to Magic

Lakers’ center Andrew Bynum talks to the media following his team’s 92-80 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Video: Mejia and Fritz talk Magic win, Howard and Bynum

Following the Orlando Magic win over the LA Lakers, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about the convincing victory for the Magic, the Dwight Howard vs. Andrew Bynum matchup, all the issues the Lakers are facing right now as well as some other notes on Friday night’s games around the NBA.

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/20/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about the Lakers – Magic matchup tonight and the interesting stories within it regarding Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, what the biggest need for LA is right now, the possibility of the Celtics breaking up this season, Russell Westbrook getting his extension, trade rumors surrounding Devin Harris as well [...]

Around the Rim: LeBron is still good sick

Heat 98 Lakers 87: LeBron James was feeling sick earlier in the day and left practice. But he took the medicine and looked just fine against the Lakers, scoring 31 points and pacing the Heat to what turned out to be an easy win. LA never fought back when Miami put together a run in [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/18/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the latest Dwight Howard rumors, the play of the Orlando Magic, the struggling Celtics and the chances they may blow up the team, the effect the shortened season may be having on players, Kevin Love possibly signing a new deal and if he is a max player as well [...]

Around the Rim: Heat have huge half, Magic rolling

A quick recap of Tuesday’s games in the NBA. Heat 120 Spurs 98: Dwayne Wade was once again in street clothes on the bench, watching his teammates get schooled and trailing by as much as 17 points. But it looked like a whole new Miami team took the court in the second half as they [...]

Minors: Call-ups, recalls among D-League moves

By Steve LeMaster Pro Basketball News Undrafted forward/center Malcolm Thomas got a call earlier in the week. Thomas got “the call” that all NBA Development League players await. After averaging 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.7 blocks per game and shooting a blistering 67.3 percent from the field for the Los [...]

Curry surprised to be left off Olympics tryouts

USA Basketball has released its list of 20 players that will compete for the 12 spots on the next Olympic squad.  And Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry was not included which left him surprised. From Yahoo! Sports: “It was a little disappointing knowing I was a part of that team two years ago and now [...]

Dwight Howard reportedly open to joining Clippers

Everyone has been trying to figure out what the future is for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.  With him set to be a free agent at season’s end, Howard has some control and has told his current club that he only has three teams on his wish list: the LA Lakers, the New Jersey Nets [...]

Around the Rim: Derek Fisher clutch for LA

Lakers 73 Mavericks 70: This was one of the most ugly, miserable, boring games of the season with both teams bricking shots at a record pace. But they woke up in time for an exciting finish. With the game tied at 70-70, Kobe Bryant and was poised to go for the winner. As soon as [...]