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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 [...]

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 [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 2/15/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz are back as they talk about the Jeremy Lin sensation, if they think it can last and how does he fit in with Carmelo Anthony, the injury to Derrick Rose, the Lakers now that the Grammy trip is over, the trade deadline approaching and talk of potential moves, bad teams [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Early roster for Team USA leaked

Later this month, USA Basketball will announce the preliminary roster for the 2012 Olympics.  Chris Sheridan over at SheridanHoops.com has the scoop with the entire 19-man roster. The team is expected to include LaMarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Lamar Odom, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams. It [...]

Video: Derrick Rose talks Bulls win over Magic

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick talks to the media after his team’s 97-83 win over the Orlando Magic.

Video: Mejia and Fritz talk Bulls win, Howard rumors

Following the Bulls 97-83 victory over the Magic on Friday night, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about the game from the Amway Center in Orlando as well as the latest Dwight Howard trade rumors, issues with the Knicks and the top teams out west.

Ballot banter: All-Star spots wrapped up with few exceptions

All-Star ballots are out.For the most part, they’re not worth filling out, since my toddler can poke holes next to the names of Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard, but won’t have to since you’re all going to do it. Both backcourts are set, barring injury. [...]

Rose, Bulls Steal Win from Lakers in Final Seconds

So many people have written off the LA Lakers coming into this season.  They’re a year older and mixing in some fresh parts while trying to integrate a new system under coach Mike Brown.  Plus, the Lakers are without starting center Andrew Bynum for the first four games of the season as he serves a [...]