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Western Conference Roll call

DALLAS MAVERICKS Probable starters: F Shawn Marion, F Dirk Nowitzki, C Chris Kaman, G Darren Collison, G O.J. Mayo. Reserves: G/F Vince Carter, F Elton Brand, G Roddy Beaubois, G/F Dahntay Jones, G Delonte West, F/C Brandan Wright, G Dominique Jones, F Jae Crowder, G Jared Cunningham. Needs:  Post defender, wing shooter. Notes: A room exception of roughly $2.5 [...]

Blatche is 13th Amnesty victim, cracks PBN All-Stars

The Amnesty axe fell on unmotivated Washington forward Andray Blatche, who adds a much-needed dose of youth to the NBA’s amnestied All-Stars, which PBN has taken the liberty of assembling. Calls are out to Flip Saunders and Nate McMillan for the coaching vacancy, though Blatche’s inclusion likely means the ex-Wizards coach (just joined Twitter at [...]

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 – 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, Blazers, T’Wolves Closing in on Deal

The Lakers have been looking to upgrade their bench and are close to deal to add some scoring punch LA is close to finalizing a three-way deal with Portland and Minnesota that would send Michael Beasley to the Lakers according to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com.  The Blazers would get either Steve Blake or a draft [...]

Michael Beasley Trade Talk Heating Up

There is more and more talk coming out of Minnesota that Michael Beasley may be on the move in the next 24 hours. According to Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld.com, the Lakers, Magic and Rockets are among the teams interested in the forward. The Lakers have been linked to Beasley for a few weeks and reportedly [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.   [...]

Stroll Through the Paint – 12/27/11

On a night where rookies ruled, Norris Cole had the most brilliant Tuesday night, earning post-game interview duties, Twitter recognition from the King and a place in Erik Spoelstra’s thoughts on the flight to tomorrow’s game in Charlotte. Somehow, he’s got to put Cole and Lionel Chalmers in positions to compete down the stretch with [...]

Timberwolves might actually be good, fun team

Yes, this is the knee-jerk reaction to seeing just one game.  But that one game left quite the impression on a lot of people after seeing the Timberwolves in their opener on Monday night. Even though the team lost to the Thunder, they put up quite a fight before falling 104-100.  The new fit-and-trim Kevin [...]