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Magic want to talk with Bulls about Howard trade

The Orlando Magic are dealing with a major dilemma: do they keep Dwight Howard through the trade deadline and risk losing him for nothing at the end of the season or do they make a trade right now for the big man, knowing they won’t get close to equal value.  And making matters worse is [...]

Lakers, Celtics Did talk Rajon Rondo trade

Over the past few weeks, there has been plenty of talk about the Celtics possibly moving Rajon Rondo.  But that has died down lately with coach Doc Rivers even believing that his point guard will be staying put. Mike Breshanan of the LA Times says that the Lakers and Celtics did talk last week about [...]

Timberwolves Rubio has torn ACL, done for season

All of Minnesota spent the night fearing the worst news that Ricky Rubio could be done for the season after suffering a knee injury last night in their loss to the Lakers. Unfortunately, that is the case according to Chris Mannix of SI.com. Jerry Zgoda of the Star-Tribune has more on the story including that [...]

Wizards Ready to make trade for anyone except Wall

It’s no surprise that the Washington Wizards are terrible again this season.  The team made a coaching change just a month into the season after a horrible season.  Now, they’re just 9-29 and have the third worst record in the league. With the trade deadline quickly approaching, the team is ready to make major moves [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ryan Anderson sparks Magic to win over the Knicks

When teams play the Orlando Magic, the focus is typically on slowing down Dwight Howard.  But that is when his teammates need to step up. Ryan Anderson did just that, scoring a career-high 30 points including seven 3-pointers to help his team to a 102-93 win at Madison Square Garden. Anderson hit 7 of 13 [...]

Around the Rim: Tim Duncan still has game

A quick recap of the Sunday night games in the NBA. Spurs 102 Suns 91: The Spurs taking advantage of their schedule early on this season which is heavily loaded with home games. The team improved to 9-0 on their own court as Tim Duncan dropping jumper after jumper and leading his team with 24 [...]

Around the Rim: Heat lose in more ways that one

Nuggets 117 Heat 104: Well, the Miami Heat are human again this season. Lebron James had 35 points but Dwayne Wade badly rolled his right ankle in the fourth quarter and his team couldn’t keep up after that. It was all energy for the Nuggets who put up 31 points in the quarter to literally [...]

Around the Rim: Dwight Howard is still the best center

Magic 117 Warriors 109: An incredible night for Dwight Howard as Mark Jackson told his team to foul him and foul him and foul him some more. So much so that the Magic big man took an NBA record 39 free throws. It was sound coaching too with Howard hitting only 21 of them but [...]

Grizzlies too tough for Melo, banged-up Knicks

The New York Knicks came into FedExForum riding a four-game winning streak, set to play in front of a national stage. They left deflated and banged up. All it took was forcing a couple of cold-shooting performances from Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert and Amar’e Stoudemire for the Grizzlies to handily defeat the weary Knicks, who were playing their [...]