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Wednesday, May 22
Not at all meant as an insult to Q, by the way — I just don't know that I've ever seen a dunk caress the net like that. It was soundless.
Cavs have the No. 1, 19, 31 and 33 picks in this year’s draft, only $27 million in guaranteed salaries and a trade asset in Anderson Varejao
Is it just me or was Quincy Pondexter's dunk on Boris Diaw an amazingly soft finish?
Three ways to improve in the NBA; the draft, free agency and trades. Cavaliers strongly positioned in all three areas
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert says he believes this is the last year in the lottery for a while. Could actually be the case.
Billy King is here, as is Deron Williams. Allan Houston is representing the Knicks, Mike D'Antoni also in the house
Man, if you’re a Cleveland Cavaliers fan you have to be smiling from ear-to-ear this morning about the future.
Former Gophers Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams competing in New Jersey camp these next two days. TM set for today, RW tomorrow
FWIW: Billy King was here last year & spent a good amount of time schmoozing w/media. With coaching search happening, that's not likely here
This is offseason new collective-bargaining agreement that caused NBA lockout really kicks in. Guys you never expect to be traded will be.
Like I said, a lot of NBA personnel in the building today in East Rutherford. http://t.co/HbmH6Q5PYJ
Cavs GM Chris Grant well aware this is big offseason, that team needs to win and not return to lottery in 2014. "We feel that pressure."
Good to see my man Gary Schimel, JSBL ref extraordinaire, here today to officiate on we go up and down. Good man he is. (Cc: @NECRalph)
That wraps up the four man panel.
Tony Parker is just the 3rd player in last 27 years w/ 15+ points, 18 assists, 5 rebs & 3 steals in a playoff game. (joining J Kidd & Magic)
Summarizing 100 articles: Knicks can't find open shooters (coaching) + spent like crazy (management) but players need to do better.
What up @jeff_mclane ? I see you chilling over there.
Look, every other Washington team has been to the postseason in the last year. I'll admit it -- I've grown impatient with the NBA team.
Nets Combine about to kick off in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Gym packed with NBA executives. http://t.co/mQtCICX1iz
PNY Center is packed this morning with NBA personnel as we're about to get rolling with this draft combine. Two sessions today, two tomorrow
Adam Aron takes a shot at Jason Wolf's story on Bynum. Mocks the use of medical textbooks in the story. He says nothing in the story was rt.
Big S/O to our great listeners & followers! Just about every RT I gave during the show made the airwaves!
Toronto expects a response today on its request to Denver for permission to speak to GM Masai Ujiri, league sources tell Y! Sports.
Monty McCutchen, Tony Brothers,Jason Phillips, Zach Zarba (alternate) your referees for tonight's Heat-Pacers, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Luukko on 4 pro teams "We've had a difficult year but we've had a great decade of success."
Amaro says @rothmanIOS the four teams are not competing against each other.
Last season: Lillard in NBA: 19 PPG 6.5 APG Burke in NCAA: 18.6 PPG 6.7 APG (8 more minutes per game in NBA in comparison to NCAA)
Adam Aron on Bynum's knees: MRIs in September looked "very different" than August. "We had every confidence Andrew would take us to glory."
Ruben Amaro says tough to know when player is truly healthy. Says team accused of "hiding injuries" but at times "we simply don't know."
Doc Rivers and Celtics are big believers in Lue, and hard to imagine they'll let him leave without offering a promotion to bench assistant.
Spurs two wins away from the Finals. They have never lost a championship series.
Four are mostly talking injuries.
Boston assistant Ty Lue and Rio Grande head coach Nick Nurse are candidates for assistant coaching job in Toronto, league sources tell Y!
When I post stuff to Facebook, to people I know, nobody says a word. When I post to Twitter and G+, to people I don't know, dozens respond.
Hangout in now open sorry invites were out.
"I don't think I'm an 8-8 quarterback." Tony Romo, who's Dallas Cowboys were 8-8 the last two seasons. 6-10 in 2010.
Four team executives set to discuss economic benefits of sports.
Daily verse: Let us hold tightly w/o wavering to the hope we affirm for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Heb 10:23
Congrats to Mike and Chris Herren for election into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Mike's speech has Naismith Hall potential.
Bulls draftee Nikola Mirotic has been named MVP of the Spanish League with averages of 12.6 ppg and 5.5 rpg.
LeBron vs. Paul George is the playoffs best matchup so far.
The "atta boy Nicky" guy from the Dan Gilbert entourage/family won't get out of my head.
Alba Berlin's Marco Baldi confirmed that Sasa Obradovic will stay as head coach of the team next season too. He has contract through 2014
Was at lottery, so just watching game now: Duncan's defense when he was on the floor last night was ridiculously good. Duncanian, even.
The Tony Allen flop after Manu Ginobili fouled him must have been retribution for years & years & years of Ginobili flops.
Tweeting suffered last night as I had to write three different columns in second half . (column suffered too).
Security line in San Antonio. Endless. http://t.co/PvzUxLkIcG
Lost in the shuffle during my talk with Stan Van Gundy: SVG said Lakers asst. Steve Clifford interviewed in MIL last week & CHA yesterday.
OKC center Serge Ibaka & Cavs forward Omri Casspi, I'm told, will co-train players in NBA pre-draft camp in Treviso on June 8-10.
National Basketball Players Association donated $1 million to Oklahoma for the relief efforts. Kevin Durant also donated $1 million himself.
You know when you add 1/2 hour to your recording in case a game goes to OT, and then it stops with 1 min left? Well, that.
Nikola Mirotic has been named ACB MVP. He averaged 12.6ppg, 5.5rpg and 16.2 of evaluation in 2012-13
"As long as the outcome is income." - Drake (I'm out.)
Revisiting Drake's Take Care. Still holds up.
"You hate the fact that you bought the dream and they sold you one."
So my morning flight got canceled and now instead of getting to Little Rock at 10:30am I will get there at 7:15pm. Gee great
Ethias League MVP Matt Lojeski had a 32+6+6 (40 of valutation) game in semifinals but Oostende lost at home vs Aalstar 84-95
Draft Lottery 1 Cavs 2 Magic 3 Wizards 4 Bobcats 5 Suns 6 Pelicans 7 Kings 8 Pistons 9 Wolves 10 Blazers 11 76ers 12 Raptors 13 Mavs 14 Jazz
SA crowd was great tonight. My head hurts. Relentlessly loud. They're more hockey crowd than NBA crowd. Old-school fans, raucous atmosphere.
Pages I'm not a fan of show up on FB and ask who the best player in the NBA is without showing the right answer. http://t.co/Hq7Ma8Pvu1
Barring trade, this yr marks 1st time Magic will pick 2nd. Magic have picked 1st 3x (Shaq, Webber, Dwight), 4th 1x (3-D), 5th 1x (Miller)
After 2 Rounds: 1996 Bulls 79-11; 2013 Heat 74-17
Tim Duncan became 1st player in NBA history with 500 playoff blocks
I think the Magic are OK here. I doubt the Cavs take Ben McLemore at No. 1, and that's who Magic really want.
Tony Parker among PGs drafted since 2000: pts (1st), asts (2nd), stls (4th), FG% (1st), rings (1st), Finals MVPs (1st)
So...if you were Wolves and could trade No. 9 and Derrick to Charlotte and still get McLemore (or Oladipo), would you do it?
I love all the Wizard "experts" who are fine continuing to build through the draft until 2020. See you at next year's lottery, guys.
Overall mood from Grizzlies locker was glad they figured some things out in the second half, but frustrated they let it get away in the end
Tony Parker's generation? Well, he's played from 2001 to the present.
Tim Duncan became the first player in NBA history (or at least for as long as they've recorded them) to reach 500 postseason blocks.
Tony Parker, on 4th: "I was just tired." ... Manu: "We ran out of juice." Think this team needs three days off?
Given his overall body of work Tony Parker could be the best PG of his generation.
FINAL: Sharks 2, Kings 1. The Sharks tie the series 2-2. Game 5 is Thursday at Staples Center.
That's it, Sharks win, even the series 2-2. This will go at least 6 games.
"I think Tony [Allen] just tried to sell it more than anything." -- Tim Duncan on Manu Ginobili's flagrant foul
Watching the Manu foul, I don't think it had anything to do with his TA's head. Manu pulled down on the arm. That's a F1 these days. BK
Heat are 45-3 since Feb. 3.
NBA Draft Q&A. Tweet over your questions.
A respected, veteran NBA writer told me in Feb. that if it's Spurs-Heat in the NBA Finals, the pick is the Spurs. In five. Let that marinate
Biggest win of this young season for the A's. Rolling. Straily bests Darvish with gem. Doolittle & Balfour looking like Honeycutt and Eck.
Mike Conley Sr. was good with both of his feet; Mike Conley Jr. is good with both of his hands.
Will Tony Allen get first flopping fine of playoffs?
Cavaliers to tie Rockets for most No. 1 picks (5) since current draft format began 1966 Cavs: 71 Carr, 86 Daughtery, 03 James, 11 Irving 13?
This series doing nothing to change my thought that toughest test Heat get, if they get one, will actually come in East playoffs.
So much for my Memphis series victory prediction. Spurs get me yet again.
Never thought an overtime playoff game could be so ugly. Thanks for keeping me up late, Spurs and Grizzlies.
Good news for Nets fans on the Lionel Hollins train (see what I did there?): Two more losses and Billy King can approach him.
"Drive the ball to the rim" declared Van Gundy with Spurs up 4, 94 feet from the hoop and 10.4 seconds left. League needs to test him ASAP
Grizzlies have proven they can respond from being down 0-2. Spurs led the Thunder 2-0 last year. This series is far from over.
They fought like hell. So. Many. Chances. Series comes back to Memphis now.
late game execution for Grizzlies = yes in regulation, no in OT
Unbelievable! Spurs have them plenty of chances.
Spurs were supposed to be done when the Grizz upset them 2 years ago. Now here we are.
Spurs survive for 93-89 victory over Grizzlies in Game 2 of Western Conference Finals to take 2-0 lead.
Spurs finish it off in OT, 93-89. 2-0 lead in WCF. So this thing's pretty much over right?
Live by Jerryd Bayless, die by Jerryd Bayless.
I bet you Lionel Hollins knows Jerryd Bayless's name now
Bayless. Nothing but glass. That about sums it up.
I'm guessing situations like this are why Memphis wanted Ray Allen
So, I guess this is the situation where Mike Miller will be shooting three-pointers for Memphis next season.
CP3, D-Will, Nash, Rondo, Westbrook, Rose, Irving, Curry ... all gone fishin' for the summer. Tony Parker is still standing.
If I was Memphis, I'd let Conley inbound, give it right back to him for 3.
So probably want to guard Pondexter and Bayless here, yes? If I'm Memphis, I'll take that quick 2 if it's available.
They poked Parker in the eye. You knew he'd miss one.
One of two for Parker. Memphis has a shot. Down three, 14.6 seconds to go.
I had a vote for Defensive Player of the Year and Marc Gasol didn't get a vote from me for first, second or third.
Derek Fisher is not walking through that door, Grizzlies.
I can't wait for A Magician Named Tony Parker.
It's a good thing for basketball fans with eyes that both of these teams have three days off before Game 3. Ugh.
A complete and total unrelenting commitment on the defensive end of the floor by both teams - why they are in the Western Confernce Finals
Surprising Pop ran a possession in the final minute with Tony Parker on the bench.