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Bobcats get paid off to expedite Pistons rebuilding

The natural inclination to wonder why anyone would take Ben Gordon’s contract on overwhelms the senses in this Detroit-Charlotte swap, but it’s not all that awful. You’re going to hear about Michael Jordan adding to his Hall of Shame executive career with this move, and I’m not trying to tell you Joe Dumars didn’t get [...]

Mejia’s mock draft: Lots of ifs after Davis goes No. 1

Here’s how PBN sees the NBA Draft unfolding on June 28.  (Updated 6/28, 10 AM EST) 1. New Orleans – Anthony Davis, F/C, Kentucky: Won’t have to be the savior out of the gate, stepping into a great situation with team ownership finally solidified and cap space cleared. He’ll need to add strength, but should [...]

NBA Draft prospects: Mejia’s Top 10 Cs

1. Anthony Davis, Kentucky: More of a four, but his elite shotblocking talents will have him anchoring defenses in New Orleans from the jump. It will be exciting to monitor his progress through his rookie year as opposed to pinning expectations on this draft’s lock No. 1. The fact he had guard skills prior to [...]

NBA Draft prospects: Mejia’s Top 10 PFs

1. Thomas Robinson, Kansas: His work ethic and intensity has catapaulted him to lock top-five status, as does a demeanor that suggests he’ll keep fighting through the ups and downs. I flirted with placing the guy below in this spot since this is a projection game, but I’d find it foolish to take a gamble [...]

NBA Draft prospects: Mejia’s Top 10 SFs

1. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky: Super glue guy here, with skills so valuably versatile that anyone who watches him for five minutes can overlook the warts. Relentless with an extremely high IQ, he’s someone you’ll always want out there finding a way to make an impact. 2. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina: Once considered the top prospect [...]

Minors: Employee No. 8 clocks out

By Steve LeMaster Pro Basketball News Following his latest stint with the NBA D-League’s Idaho Stampede, Antoine Walker (6-9, F) has announced his retirement from basketball. Walker told his Idaho teammates at the conclusion of their D-League finale against the Bakersfield Jam on Saturday night. A three-time NBA All-Star, Walker’s 12-year NBA career included stints [...]

Minors: Moon’s journey continues in D-League

By Steve LeMaster Pro Basketball News Former NBA standout Jamario Moon, a veteran player who logged minutes in the minors across the country prior to signing with an NBA franchise, continues to thrive in the D-League. Recently, Moon was named the Development League Player of the Month for games played in March. Moon averaged 16.9 [...]

Minors: Memphis assigns Selby to Reno

By Steve LeMaster Rookie guard Josh Selby became the fourth NBA player assignment to the Reno Bighorns on Tuesday when he drew the reassignment from the Memphis Grizzlies. Selby has averaged 2.5 points, 1.2 assists, 0.6 rebounds and 0.3 steals per game for Memphis. He has played in 23 games for the Grizzlies this season. [...]

Lakers to Exercise Option on Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum has been putting up big numbers for the Lakers this season. And LA plans on keeping him in purple and gold for at least another season.

Thunder, Heat in Running for Derek Fisher

Both the Thunder and the Heat are interested in signing five-time champion Derek Fisher.

Memphis Grizzlies to Sign Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas is ready to return to the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Jermaine O’Neal Season Over, Will Undergo Wrist Surgery

The Celtics don’t have to worry about making a decision on whether or not to buy out Jermaine O’Neal contract or keep him the remainder of the season. That’s because the decision was made for him with doctors determining that O’Neal needed surgery on his bad wrist which will sideline him for the season according [...]

Denver forward Gallinari Breaks Thumb, Could Miss Month

Bad news for the Denver Nuggets who could be without their leading scorer for the next month.

Three Way Deal Sends Nene to Wizards

Before the season, the Nuggets signed Nene to a long-term deal. Just a few months later, he shipped off to the Wizards.

Lakers Ship Fisher to Rockets

He’s won five championships with the LA Lakers. Now, he’s no longer on the roster.