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Pro Basketball News – October 31, 2012 | Season Preview

Brian and Tony preview the upcoming NBA season with who they think will make the playoffs and who won’t, NBA Finals matchup and who will win it all, awards winners and more along with games from last night including the Celtics vs. the Heat and what happened to the Lakers on opening night.

Pro Basketball News – October 29, 2012 | Western Conference Preview

In part two of the podcast, Brian and Tony take a look at each team in the NBA western conference going into the new season including some talk about the James Harden trade.

Mejia: Howard’s camp cancellation has too many crying

ORLANDO – Villainizing Dwight Howard has become so easy that everyone is doing it. From clueless bloggers to columnists and sportscasters wearing out the Pollyanna act, everyone is relying on the kids to turn the Dwightmare another page. I get it. On one hand, there are kids who woke up on Tuesday morning disappointed because [...]

Mejia: Vaughn’s arrival seems linked with Howard’s impending departure

Orlando introduced Jacque Vaughn on Monday afternoon, but the curiosity over the well- versed first-time head coach inevitably gave way to more Dwight Howard questions. As has been the case since taking over, GM Rob Hennigan gave away nothing. CEO Alex Martins, who had previously stated his insistence not to have another season like this past [...]

Limbo reigns after latest meeting between Howard and Magic

Limbo has a hellish connotation, so maybe it’s appropriate that the Dwightmare has graduated to it’s current state. Dwight Howard wants out, has wanted out and will never want back in. Nevermind that he opted in. That only matters in the most important way possible. He’s got no control, so what he wants doesn’t matter. [...]

Magic in due diligence mode as Howard saga takes latest turn

ORLANDO – First things first, Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic are too far gone to repair any relationship. The franchise center has made  no secret of the fact he’s ready to move on, a stance that pre-dates new GM Rob Hennigan and has been relayed in numerous conversations since the 30-year-old was hired from Oklahoma City on [...]

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 [...]

Sources: Howard’s Lakers wish won’t deter Houston

ORLANDO – Dwight Howard is now likely to wind up with the Los Angeles Lakers. When and how is what remains to be seen, but if it happens, look for it to be via Houston, which remains the favorite to facilitate his long-awaited exit from Orlando. Yep, the end of the Dwightmare still runs through the Rockets [...]

Pro Basketball News Podcast – 7/12/12

Tony and Brian are finally back to break down NBA free agency throughout the league, trades made, the biggest impact moves and, of course, the Dwight Howard saga. You can subscribe to the Pro Basketball News podcast on iTunes by clicking here.

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 [...]

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.

Pro Basketball News Podcast – 3/15/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the NBA trade deadline with all the moves made around the league, Dwight Howard’s decision to remain with the Magic, what is next for the Nets now, who didn’t get moved, who made the best moves and why, coaching changes and much more. You can subscribe to the Pro [...]

Lakers Ship Fisher to Rockets

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

Nets Make Deal for Gerald Wallace

It looks like the Trail Blazers are going to be wheeling and dealing before the trade deadline. The team has agreed to send Gerald Wallace to the Nets for Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and their 1st round pick in 2012 according to Adrian Wojnarowski.  The pick is only protected if it lands in the top three. [...]