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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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Blazers Ship Marcus Camby to Houston

There’s a lot of changes going on in Portland today.

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 [...]

Portland in talks for several moves with Clippers, Lakers

Despite their recent struggles, the Portland Trail Blazers do have some tradable assets.  And it looks like the Blazers are ready to make some moves with both of the LA teams. According to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, Portland is talking with the Clippers about a deal that would exchange Jamal Crawford for Eric Bledsoe and [...]

Around the Rim: Drama out west

Clippers 95 Heat 89 (OT): Could this be the real Clippers that many people expected before the season? The Clips tightened up their defense down the stretch and rallied behind Chris Paul who had 27 points and 11 assists. A lot of people will pick on Lebron James for shrinking in the fourth quarter and [...]

Around the Rim: Nate beats Heat, Wiz win!

Warriors 111 Heat 106 (OT):  The Heat had this game won, up 17 late in the third quarter before Nate Robinson came in and went on the attack.  He dominated in the fourth quarter with 15 of his 24 and the Warriors went on an 8-0 run to force overtime.  Then Dorrell Wright knocked down [...]

Around the Rim: Heat win thriller without Lebron and Wade

A look around Thursday night in the NBA while must-see TV night repeats.  Again. Miami 116 Atlanta 109 3OT:  Both Lebron James and Dwayne Wade sat this was out but the Heat found a way to win.  The Hawks had plenty of chances to win this one but they couldn’t stop Chris Bosh and Mario [...]