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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.

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

Brian and Tony are back as they preview the eastern conference with a breakdown of each team and how they look heading into the new season.

Mejia: Lakers land Howard as Magic settle for less than expected

ORLANDO – The Lakers, Nuggets and 76ers woke up from their involvement in the Dwightmare with big smiles on their faces. The Magic, likely sore and weary, face a long day ahead. The day will extend for at least a couple of years, featuring more clouds than sun. By clouds, I mean losses. Lots of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Video: Mejia, Fritz Talk All-Star Game, Look Ahead to Second Half

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the 2012 NBA All-Star game from the Amway Center immediately following the contest and look ahead to the second half of the season.

Video: Mejia, Fritz Talk NBA All-Star Saturday

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the All-Star Saturday festivities from the Amway Center in Orlando.

Mejia: Westphal lasts 12 days in lockout-shortened season

Del Harris made it to see 20 days, leading the Lakers to a 6-6 record back in the last lockout-shortened campaing in 1999. Paul Westphal got to 12, put out of his misery after milking two wins in seven games  from a disgruntled motley crew in Sacramento. They’ll always have the riveting home-opening triumph over [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 12/26/11

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz run down the opening day of the NBA season with the five Christmas day games, how each team looked and what stood out to them.  Plus, they look ahead to a busy Monday night with 12 games on the schedule. Listen to the podcast or download it below and be [...]

Thunder Look Strong in Dominating Win over Magic

There’s a reason why many are picking the Oklahoma City Thunder to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. The Thunder showed exactly why on opening day as Kevin Durant looked like a strong MVP candidate with 30 points in an easy 97-89 win over the Orlando Magic. This game was never in doubt [...]