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Eastern Conference schedule breakdown

No place to start the 2012-13 NBA schedule breakdown then at the beginning, since everyone will be so tired of the meaningless exhibition games by Oct. 30 that casting eyes on a game that counts is going to bring instant relief. As a result, I can guarantee that Wizards visit to Cleveland that’s easy to [...]

Eastern Conference roll call

ATLANTA HAWKS Probable starters: F Josh Smith, F Al Horford, C Zaza Pachulia, G Jeff Teague, G Devin Harris. Reserves: G Lou Williams, F Kyle Korver,  F Ivan Johnson, G Anthony Morrow,  G John Jenkins, C Johan Petro, F/C Jordan Williams, G/F Pape Sy (NG). Needs: Traditional backup PG, wing shooter, post defender. Notes: Danny [...]

Mejia: Howard playing waiting game he volunteered for

ORLANDO – Dwight Howard is now trying to get himself to Los Angeles, which at the very least, is progress. He’s increased his short list from one to two. The Brooklyn dream isn’t necessarily dead, but since the only team he’s wanted to play for was forced to go in another direction, the Lakers and [...]

Mejia’s first round pick-by-pick analysis

A little freestyle, pick-by-pick, on Thursday night’s NBA draft. The accompanying photo pays homage to John Calipari’s strengthening influence as the event’s Godfather. Loved the tweet telling recruits he was sorry for being out of touch this week because of all the NBA personnel he had to confer with regarding his six prospects. All that’s [...]

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 [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 2/23/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the first half of the NBA season, the All-Star festivities in their backyard of Orlando, what they expect in the second half of the season, the latest on trade talk and more. You can subscribe to the Pro Basketball News podcast on iTunes by clicking here.

Around the Rim: Heat win thriller without Lebron and Wade

A look around Thursday night in the NBA while must-see TV night repeats.  Again. Miami 116 Atlanta 109 3OT:  Both Lebron James and Dwayne Wade sat this was out but the Heat found a way to win.  The Hawks had plenty of chances to win this one but they couldn’t stop Chris Bosh and Mario [...]

Around the Rim: Kobe still shooting, Bulls late heroics

A look around Tuesday night in the NBA while they were caucusing in Iowa. Lakers 108 Rockets 99:  LA just abused the Rockets in the paint.  Andrew Bynum had yet another huge game – 21 points and 22 rebounds – and Pau Gasol chipped in with 14 of his own.  And Kobe Bryant kept shooting [...]

Around the Rim: Heat, Thunder finally lose

A look around Monday night in the NBA in case you were watching Chris Jericho’s return to the WWE.  Mavericks 100 Thunder 87:  Dirk Nowitzki finally looked like the Finals MVP, scoring 26 points with a barrage of jumpers.  Plus, the Mavs got 47 points off the bench compared to just 25 for the Thunder.   [...]