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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.

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 [...]

Magic reach finalist stage in coaching search

ORLANDO – After an initial round of interviews that saw supposed leading candidates Brian Shaw and Michael Malone fail to advance, the Orlando Magic may actually be closer to naming a head coach than they are dealing franchise center Dwight Howard. San Antonio Spurs assistant Jacque Vaughn, Philadelphia associate head coach Michael Curry and Phoenix [...]

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 [...]

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 – 2/20/12

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the NBA slam dunk and three-point shooting contests, games from over the weekend, if the Thunder need to make a move before the trade deadline, if the Knicks are true contenders now, the Magic falling apart against the Heat and their holes, chaos with the [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/20/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about the Lakers – Magic matchup tonight and the interesting stories within it regarding Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, what the biggest need for LA is right now, the possibility of the Celtics breaking up this season, Russell Westbrook getting his extension, trade rumors surrounding Devin Harris as well [...]

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 [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/9/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz run down the latest on Dwight Howard trade rumors, the future for Deron Williams in New Jersey, coaching talk around the league including a couple of Hall of Fame names, the effect of the Eric Maynor injury to the Thunder, where teams stand right now and if there is truly [...]

Around the Rim: Thunder rolling, Rubio dazzles

Thunder 108 Spurs 96:  Three games in three night was no problem for the Thunder as they became the first team to complete the sweep this season with a win over the Spurs.  Interesting note: six teams have played their back-to-back-to-back already this season and all six have won the third game.  Anyway, the Thunder [...]

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.   [...]

Video: Kevin Durant heroics against Mavs

Dallas finally found themselves in a game late at home on Thursday night against the Thunder.  The Mavs had a chance to take the lead when Dirk Nowitzki drove in the lane and found Vince Carter for an open three which he nailed, giving them a 102-101 lead. Game over?  Hardly. With just 1.4 seconds [...]

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 [...]