John Canzano

Reggie Miller on Blazers-Rockets, “Which team will make the first commitment to playing defense?"

Ethan J. Skolnick

East picks: Pacers in 5, Heat in 5, Raptors in 6, Bulls in 7. West picks: Spurs in 5, Thunder in 7, Clips in 5 (Bogut factor), Rockets in 6.

Kerry Eggers

Bovada Vegas puts #Blazers at 18-1 shot to win West and 40-1 to win NBA title. Tied w Bulls for ninth among 16 playoff teams to win it all.

Josh Lewenberg

TSN will carry every Raptors playoff game. You can also listen to Games 1-3 on @TSN1050Radio bellmediapr.ca/Network/TSN/Pr…

Candace Buckner

Vogel said that longer the #Pacers play, odds increase of Bynum rejoining roster. ...well, Pacers would have to play until September then

Ian Begley

Carmelo Anthony throws his support behind embattled #Knicks coach Mike Woodson. More here, via @NotoriousOhm: espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Kevin Ding

Meeks was Lakers' MVP this season. Really impressive. I'd say all things considered, Young is more likely to be back with Lakers than Meeks.

David 'Dubi' Pick

Michael Umeh could've left Israel this weekend but Herzliya lost 88-86, keeping him from joining Brindisi for at least another week.

Dave McMenamin

Jodie Meeks with a big smile talking about his summer plans: "Graduation (from Kentucky) is May 10th. Cap and gown and everything"

Kevin Ding

I'm convinced Meeks is more excited about graduating from Kentucky this summer than his free agency--which is cool.

Mike Trudell

Jodie Meeks is set to graduate from Kentucky on May 10. He's been plugging away at his degree in his NBA offseasons. Pretty cool.

Gary Lee

In addition, Gasol sees himself playing for another five years and prefers playing a more controlled pace. bit.ly/1iudAWk

Eric Pincus

This was clearly a great year for Jodie Meeks who got huge minutes - he's also graduating Kentucky with a marketing degree in May

Tom Ziller

ICYMI: looks like a Finals rematch is in the cards. Clips and Pacers best options to derail it. sbnation.com/2014/4/17/5620…

David Hardisty

Exactly. MT @fyrebear: @David Hardisty No Troy Daniels because he is part of the Rockets playoff rotation, right?

Candace Buckner

Bankers Life Fieldhouse ready for the playoffs. instagram.com/p/m57rd_Ac-w/

David 'Dubi' Pick

Nigerian SG Michael Umeh has a verbal agreement to join Italian-League Brindisi IF and WHEN Herzliya avoid Israeli-League regulation.

Eric Pincus

Jodie Meeks wants back with Lakers

Kamenetzky Brothers

Meeks said he's not too concerned about starting while weighing options. More about minutes and overall opportunity. AK

Aaron J. Lopez

#Nuggets F @Danilo Gallinari says he's ahead of schedule in recovery from knee surgery. "I’ll be ready for training camp."

Gary Lee

With Pau Gasol becoming an unrestricted free agent, he says Kobe is "one of the main reasons” he’d return. bit.ly/1eYCjgI

Zach Lowe

A little surprised only 1 person picked Wiz here: espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2…

John Canzano

I believe Damian Lillard’s ability to manage Damian Lillard is a key in this Rockets-Blazers series. Read it: oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

Anthony Slater

New Thunder playoff podcast will be out shortly. Look out for it.

Kurt Helin

The Al Jefferson Effect: Now that the Bobcats are playoff-bound, how they want their big man to help next dlvr.it/5Qk2Jf

Aaron Falk

Hey, @jashin_mizuho, just wanted to say that @Alec Burks's new avi is great.

Stefan Bondy

"Scenario playing out in Moscow and Washington that could affect the team as much or more than their playoff success" netsdaily.com/2014/4/17/5623…

Scott Agness

Roy Hibbert, clearly agitated by ‘How are you’ ?s: “I’ve been doing this for like six years now, I’m ready to go. It’s playoff time.”

Jason Calmes

Weakside Eyes: The Legend of Austin Rivers bit.ly/1tfAMwg #Pelicans #fb

Lang Greene

Brooklyn jockeyed for Toronto but I think the young guns will take out the veterans in round one. Raptors in six. po.st/V9KXu3

Dave McMenamin

Jodie Meeks: "It's a packed house every night, you can't take that for granted. I've been on other teams w/ 2,000 people in the stands"

Aaron Falk

For the afternoon crowd: My postseason awards ballot has Durant for MVP, Noah for DPOY ... sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsja…

Mike Trudell

Were LAL to have won more games this year, Meeks would have been a clear "Most Improved" candidate. Got better in many aspects.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Meeks said if it's up to him, he "definitely" wants to return next season. AK

Eric Koreen

8 ESPN analysts pick Raps, 10 pick Nets: espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2…

Jody Genessy

Anyone want to transcribe four hours of interviews in exchange for a cold pastrami burger and onion rings?

Kurt Helin

Toronto puts together Drake narrated playoffs preview video dlvr.it/5QjyQW

Kamenetzky Brothers

Apropos to nothing in particular, Jodie Meeks is wearing perhaps the most neon green T-shirt I've ever seen. Like, "Riddler" neon green. AK

Mike Trudell

Meeks on his chances of being back: "I'm not sure. I want to be back. I loved playing here. We'll see how the draft and free agency goes."

Scott Agness

Frank Vogel: “No update on Andrew Bynum. Still a chance (he plays in the playoffs).”

Michael Pointer

#Pacers coach Frank Vogel says Andrew Bynum will not play in this series.

David Hardisty

Isaiah Canaan, Robert Covington have both been re-assigned to the @rgvvipers, according to a team source.

Dan McCarney

Keeping Parker in one piece a priority as playoffs begin #spurs #spursnation blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/20…

Jody Genessy

Dennis Lindsey said Jazz management and Ty Corbin will take a short while to "decompress" before any decisions are made about future coach.

Tom Ziller

"A person doesn't die when he should but when he can." RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

John R. Finger

Papelbon & Brett Myers were born the same year in the same town. Papelbon makes Myers look erudite.

Lang Greene

Here are the round one playoff predictions from the Basketball Insiders crew. po.st/V9KXu3

Dan Duggan

Nova is the question. If he's the starter is he automatically a captain? Awkward if he's the starter and not a capt after being one jr year

Josh Robbins

Nik Vucevic reiterated Thursday that he'd like to stay with the #Magic long-term. Story: ht.ly/vUhZr

Candace Buckner

Andrew Bynum will not be available for playoffs series vs #Hawks, per #Pacers coach Frank Vogel

Scott Agness

Andrew Bynum ruled out for Round 1 http://t.co/BWJe70TLqt

Jim Eichenhofer

Joining Joel Meyers in TNT's play-by-play lineup are Kevin Harlan, Marv Albert and Brian Anderson. Some of the best voices in NBA and sports

Dan Duggan

Captain vote should be interesting this summer. Seems like Milewski, Burton and Hamilton, despite being a junior, are near locks.

Josh Robbins

A wrap-up of #Orlando #Magic exit interview day with a look toward the future: ht.ly/vUhHy

Jody Genessy

The Locker Cleanout Crown Burger tradition lives on. http://t.co/iqOGSYNXYV

Dan Duggan

Kyle Flood says this team has a bigger leadership group than in the past: nj.com/rutgersfootbal…

Benjamin Hochman

The story of the poor camera guy stuck between the glass and the glass-shoving #Avs coach Patrick Roy: dpo.st/1qQj7ZR

Chris Herring

Offered a "Why the Knicks were so bad" story to my editor earlier in the wk. He asked, "What is there to say that you haven't already said?"

Ben Bolch

Key stat in Nets-Raptors series: Pierce, Garnett, Johnson and Williams have 387 games of playoff experience to 24 for Raptors' starters.

Jim Eichenhofer

Always excited for playoffs. FYI on Sunday at 8:30 Central, @JoelMeyersNBA of Pelicans TV is broadcasting Game 1 of Blazers-Rockets on TNT

Sean Deveney

Expectation is D-League teams will have a salary cap, able to pay Euro-level salaries ($100K-$200K) at least to some. Tradeoff for age limit

Rob Mahoney

Check SI's full slate of playoff previews: nba.si.com/2014/04/17/201…

Amin Elhassan

The chat wrapped. Catch the archive here: es.pn/1negFgp

Ric Bucher

Why I picked G3 of '93 Finals, choices by my B/R colleagues as well: bleacherreport.com/articles/20318… via @bleacherreport

Dan Duggan

Dave Milewski says the difference in talent from team-to-team is closer than people think. So what makes teams win? nj.com/rutgersfootbal…

Rick Bonnell

Headed over the News 14 and ESPN730 to talk Bobcats playoffs.

Sean Deveney

And, a player, a coach and the league prez offer three views on a booming @nbadleague here ... sportingnews.com/nba/story/2014…

Sean Deveney

Average D-League player makes in the range of $18K-$24K. If/when league raises age limit, that will go up ... sportingnews.com/nba/story/2014…

David Locke

Dennis Lindsey : I love guys who can pass the basketball

Steve Luhm

Lindsey did not hint about the future of Tyrone Corbin but said after time to "decompress" a decision will be made in "short order."

Sean Deveney

Sources: Plans to raise NBA age limit tied to raising D-League pay. Give players who pass on NCAA a place to earn $: sportingnews.com/nba/story/2014…

Dave McMenamin

Pau says his bro Marc is the best big man in the game: "I like him better than any other center in the game ... Not to mention any names"

Bill Oram

Pau says he thinks brother Marc Gasol is the better than any other centers in the NBA. "I'm not going to name any names," he said.

Gary Lee

“Personally and also professionally, we compliment each other well” - Pau on his relationship with Kobe (via @SerenaWinters)

Sean Highkin

Let’s please not make “LeBron is playing the team Michael Jordan owns” a thing, y’all.

Steve Luhm

Lindsey on the team's picks/salary structure: "We have a chance to get it right for the Utah Jazz."

John Ireland

Here's a link to the Yasiel Puig story we're talking about on @ESPNLA710 : espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Gary Lee

“I know that he is going to be one of the main reasons why I would come back to the team” - Pau Gasol on Kobe (via @SerenaWinters)

Andrew Perna

Let’s hope the playoffs are competitive in the first round. ESPN’s panel of experts is unanimous in five of eight series.

Sean Cunningham

Kings PG & restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas on future in Sacramento #NBAKings instagram.com/p/m54WRExM7i/

Steve Luhm

Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey on Gordon Hayward: "I think he needs to have more fun."

Payal Doshi

I am working on a blog about @raptors insidethepurpleroom.com. Coming soon!

Jimmy Spencer

Puig looks less nonchalant on catching that one … the guy has talent.

Mike Trudell

Why did Kobe + Pau work? Gasol: "We complement each other well personally and professionally." Need that for 2 All-Stars to win titles.

Emiliano Carchia

Steve Clifford, Dave Joerger Named NBA Coaches Of Month For April sportando.com/en/usa/nba/117…

Kyle Draper

Now that the #Celtics season is over I want to thank those fans who offered encouraging words & stuck w us throughout the yr. #CelticsTalk

Jimmy Spencer

That was the greatest Yasiel Puig moment of the year. He tried to go “cool guy” mode on a fly ball only to drop it. Non-chalant errors.

Mike Trudell

Gasol on LAL tenure, whether it's over or not: "It's been amazing. I'll always be a part of this franchise and city no matter what."

Marc J. Spears

Pau says Kobe would be "one of the main reasons" he would consider re-signing with the Lakers.

Dave McMenamin

Pau on Kobe: "I have great respect for him. He's extremely unique. I know he's going to come back strong"

Mike Trudell

Gasol said he'd be more than fine playing in a smaller system (like MIA, etc.), but as the center, not the PF.

Stefan Bondy

Even if Nets victory last night meant they'd play Raptors instead of Bulls, most of the starters weren't playing in both back-2-backs anyway

Christopher A. Vito

#Sixers' Byron Mullens has mixed feelings on team rebuilds. (Spoiler alert: He said his time in Charlotte "sucked.") sixersdish.blogspot.com/2014/04/sixers…

Mark Montieth

Andrew Bynum at practice today. But not participating. http://t.co/8Ncq9wI6Hc

Larry Lage

http://t.co/yXjcpmqcWf

Mike Trudell

Gasol's best ball came in January: 20.8 ppg on 51.0% FG's; 11.9 rpg; 3.9 apg; 1.7 bpg. D wasn't great, but still All-Star level overall.

Jody Genessy

Dennis Lindsey on Gordon Hayward: "I think he needs to have more fun."

Eric Pincus

Pau Gasol still hopes/expects another 4-5 years at high level - prefers inside out - instead of outside in - still open to Lakers return

Gary Lee

“This could be my last day here” - Pau Gasol.

Alex Kennedy

Jordan Adams confirms that he is returning to UCLA next season rather than entering the 2014 NBA draft.

Chip Crain

DAve Joerger Named Coach of the Month Again wp.me/p23eba-4mb

Charles F. Gardner

Giannis said today he will back in gym May 1 working out with brother Thanasis, who will be preparing for June draft.

Mike Trudell

Aside from the vertigo, Gasol said everything else felt pretty good this season, including the knees he had operated on last summer.

Larry Lage

This might be a permanent tribute to Lacey at Michigan State ... more tweets to come from celebration of her life http://t.co/KkrSyYzvbK

Tom Moore

#Sixers Noel: 'I'm definitely itching to get back out (at summer league) and get the feeling of the game back and be out there balling.'

Ian Begley

#Knicks F Carmelo Anthony on his pending free agency: "I want to come back, but I want to win." Details here: espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s…

Sam Amick

Speaking of Instagram, Howard story includes a look at his Instagram account & what it says about his state of mind - usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Kamenetzky Brothers

Pau on whether D'Antoni's presence could affect him staying: "It would be a factor, but I don't know how big it would be." AK

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade

#Cavs season wrapup with acting GM David Griffin has been moved to 11 a.m. Tuesday after meetings ran late on Thursday.

Dan McCarney

Sorry Spurs fans, but the best playoff game I ever saw live was Game 6 of last year's Finals. How 'bout you? #BestGameIEverSaw

Marc J. Spears

Feeling nostalgic at Lakers facility? "This could be my last day, maybe. It's a chance" Pau Gasol said.

Royce Young

LeBron James tops regular season jersey sales list for sixth time, Durant 2nd cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas… Kobe 3rd despite playing 6 games.

Gary Lee

“This could be my last day here” - Pau Gasol. Don’t say that =(

Dave McMenamin

Pau Gasol on the Lakers: "The last couple years I kept in my back in my mind that this could be my last day here"

Tom Moore

#Sixers Noel: 'I definitely had expectations I'd play whenever I thought I'd be ready. That time came a little later than I expected. #76ers

Kyle Draper

C's fans trying to forget that one MT @Kevin Ding: The best playoff game I've ever seen live: Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. What was yours?

Dave McMenamin

Pau Gasol: "Hopefully I'll be able to play another good five years. That's my vision"

Mike Trudell

Gasol sees himself playing "several more years at a high level." Maybe 5 years. He's 33, and his game is more skill than athleticism.

Matt Dery

ICYMI: I talked with Dan Dierdorf about his new role as Michigan Football Analyst fb.me/27xgg5Uj4

Josh Newman

GOOD: Portsmouth streaming games live. BAD: Portsmouth streaming games live with no play-by-play

Rigas Dardalis

Coach Bartzokas: "We want to return to Madrid, but we know it will not be easy" - @RMBaloncesto at 2-0 (video) eurohoops.net/2014/04/league…

Tony Mejia

Sad to hear about the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Genius. RIP.

Mike Trudell

The Lakers can have two max free agency slots in 2014-15 and 2015-16 (or two in 2015-16 if they don't use one for next season).

Dave McMenamin

Pau on D'Antoni: "I think we found a common ground ... I was open to a faster pace"

Kevin Ding

Pau doesn't know if Lakers' core can become strong again, but Kobe "will be in great shape and will be performing at a very high level."

Mike Trudell

Gasol's priority for next season, it would appear, is to have a chance to win a ring. Unsure what LAL can do to be in that spot next season.

Tas Melas

Hey, Larry, do I have something in my teeth? #thestarters @ Turner Studios instagram.com/p/m52vdnLnyy/

Kevin Ding

Pau on wanting a winning team via free agency precluding return to Lakers: "Well, I think it depends. Um, it would be kinda difficult."

Sam Amick

Lakers forward Pau Gasol on his free agency future, says he'll pursue "best opportunity to hopefully go after a championship."

Howard Beck

Best playoff game I've seen live: Game 5 of the 2004 WC semis, Lakers vs. Spurs. What was yours? Use hashtag #BestGameIEverSaw

Mike Trudell

Gasol's expectations of Kobe next season: "I think he will be in great shape and performing at a very high level."

Mike Bresnahan

Pau Gasol on free agency: "I'm still going to listen closely to what the Lakers have to offer and say about the team's situation."

Marc J. Spears

Pau Gasol: "I still will listen closely to the Lakers."

Mike Trudell

The Lakers will certainly be one of the teams Gasol considers. He has a very strong relationship with Mitch Kupchak.

Kamenetzky Brothers

Pau said he's excited at the prospect of controlling his own destiny this offseason, as opposed to the last few years with no control. AK

Jeff Zillgitt

Small taste of what @Sam Amick mentioned regarding NBA coverage in today's paper (with more tomorrow): http://t.co/jF8jReOGsx

Royce Young

Carmelo Anthony: 'I want to come back; I also want to win' cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas…

Royce Young

Kobe Bryant would like Lakers' fans to have amnesia about season cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas…

David Locke

Dennis Lindsey: the concern on Derek Favors and Enes Kanter playing together is non-sense

Dave McMenamin

Pau Gasol: "I'll be in charge of my future, my destiny and I'll have to listen to the different possibilities on the table"

Stefan Bondy

If anything, the Nets tanked to face the Heat rather than the Pacers.

Marc J. Spears

Pau Gasol: "I will be in charge of my future and my destiny and I will have to listen to the other possibilities."

Rob Mahoney

Previewing Mavs-Spurs, a doomed series I'll happily watch every second of: on.si.com/1lcNEgV

Josh Lewenberg

Ross said his quote (re: wanting Nets) was taken out of context. Wasn't a slight, meant it would be honour to face guys he grew up watching

Mike Trudell

Does Pau Gasol know if he played his last game in Los Angeles? "I don't know." Obviously, he's going to fully explore free agency.

Stefan Bondy

The idea that the Nets tanked to face the Raptors is flawed. They didn't know implications before Kidd decided to bench every starter.

Gary Lee

Anyway, Pau Gasol is now talking.

Ian Begley

I agree with Tyson Chandler. The #Knicks had enough talent to contend this season. I don't see why they can't be a playoff team next year.

Mike Trudell

Summary of the Steve Nash exit interview: bit.ly/QhHFxW

Ryan Wolstat

Ross wants “insanity” from crowd. "Everybody going crazy, I hope. Nobody sits down, I hope everyone's screaming constantly all the time."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Others I considered: G6 in Boston in '12, and several other games in Heat/Knicks rivalry. But that G7 in 2000 was end of a brutal era.

Chris Sheridan

The #Pacers have the cheapest playoff tickets in the East & each game can be had for below face price here: tiqiq.us/INDYplayoffs

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis finished first in NBA in blocks, 10th in rebounding, 14th in scoring. Also was 31st in steals (third among power forwards)

Mike Trudell

Here's a summary of Nick Young's exit interview: bit.ly/1lcMdzc

John Canzano

You like Cirque du Soleil… get yourself to @750TheGame

Ethan J. Skolnick

On last tweet, the B/R hashtag is for NBA games. And yes, I would have picked G6 last yr, if I had looked up from laptop to actually see it.

Gary Lee

It’s been frustrating that Nash hasn’t been able to play, but there’s not one person out there who would give up that money and retire.

Ric Bucher

The best playoff game I've ever seen live: Game 3 of the 1993 NBA Finals. What was yours? #BestGameIEverSaw

Ben Bolch

ICYMI: Doc Rivers has been a shot in the arm for Clippers. latimes.com/sports/la-sp-c…

Eric Koreen

Have been called too positive and too negative today. #thetotalpackage

Kurt Helin

Amar’e Stoudemire: Knicks didn’t always buy into Mike Woodson’s coaching dlvr.it/5QjFrj

Jody Genessy

John Stockton will help scout talent for the Utah Jazz at the Portsmouth Invitational while there to watch his son David work out.

Roland Lazenby

Jabari Parker spent one more year at Duke than Kobe. Parker sure looks ready to me. I'm drafting no. 1 overall, I'm taking him.

Kurt Helin

2014 PBT Awards: Coach of the Year dlvr.it/5QjDxv

Gary Lee

We all want athletes to be completely honest, but when Steve Nash admitted he wasn’t going to retire for the money, there was criticism.

Gary Lee

We all want athletes to be completely honest, but when Steve Nash admitted he wasn’t going to retire for the money, he received criticism.

Dave Mason

The GREAT Jerry Reynolds joins us in studio at 1:05 p.m. on @KHTKSports1140 Listen here:bit.ly/Rj3GNu

Sean Deveney

The Baseline: D-League could be major part of NBA raising age limit, sources say dlvr.it/5QjD5n

Sean Deveney

Forty-five 3-pointers per game? Second-chance players? In-game flopping calls? Yup, D-League has it all dlvr.it/5QjD0v

Bill Oram

LA natives Young and Farmar want to return to Lakers, but they have terms. bit.ly/RsUG8N

Ethan J. Skolnick

The best playoff game I've ever seen live: Game 7 of the 2000 East semifinals. What was yours? #BestGameIEverSaw

Jared Zwerling

The best playoff game I've ever seen live: Game 3 of the 1997 East finals. What was yours? #BestGameIEverSaw

Jody Genessy

After putting me on the spot — and I truthfully said he's an All-NBA defender — Enes Kanter smiled. "I’m just playing, man."

Bill Oram

Steve Nash plans on preparing like he'll be able to play next season. From @Janis Carr: bit.ly/RsUCWz

Mike Prada

. @Zach Lowe praised a Wizards p&r set for Beal. sbn.to/1eEBYoD Thought about using as pet play, but felt it didn’t work enough.

Gary Lee

Steve Nash admitted recently he wasn’t going to retire because of the money. Today, he talked about those comments. bit.ly/P9cRy4

John Canzano

A Trail Blazers celebration that we can all appreciate: oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

Sam Amick

Instagram account will be more active in these next few months as @Jeff Zillgitt & I are about to be road warriors - instagram.com/sramick

Charles F. Gardner

Drew said he hopes to have a chance to speak with new owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. "I would love to come back," Drew said.

Sam Amick

May be easier for folks to pick up today's @USATODAYsports section - visual proof of comprehensive coverage here- instagram.com/sramick

Mark Deeks

New @ The Score: The Grizzlies aren't paying the luxury tax, even though they've over the threshold. beta.thescore.com/nba/news/483408

Kevin Ding

The best playoff game I've ever seen live: Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. What was yours? #BestGameIEverSaw

Kamenetzky Brothers

All kidding aside, it’s rare to see an athlete so candid as Nash during his exit interview. Really interesting responses. AK

Alvaro Martin

Hablamos de NBA por @ESPNRF por ESPN2 en Mexico, Centroamerica y Republica Dominicana a partir de las 3:35 PM del DF, 4:35 PM Santo Domingo.

Zach Lowe

Tried to look up how many points/possession DAL has allowed vs SAS w/ both Monta/Calderon on floor, laptop just burst into flames.

Jody Genessy

Asked Enes Kanter if defensive improvement would be summer focus. His response: "I’m not good at it you think?" I was asking for a friend.

Kevin Arnovitz

I go back and forth on the existence of clutch. But, wow, Memphis... http://t.co/PmUCsf8wt6

Alvaro Martin

NBA playoff talk in Spanish on @ESPNRF on ESPN2 in Mexico, Central America + DominicanRep at 3:35 PM Mexico City, 4:35 PM in Santo Domingo.

Ian Begley

#Knicks Opening Tip: If Mike Woodson's out, who's in? We take a look at three potential replacements here: espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Eli Savoie

Cuonzo to Cal and now possibly Haith to Tulsa? Basketball coaches can't get out of SEC fast enough

Charles F. Gardner

"In this situation, you hope that things do happen fast, so you can move forward," Drew said.

Tas Melas

#TheStarters preview all 8 @NBA Playoff Series. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the… | Blog: thestarters.nba.com/thu-apr-17-nba… | On NBATV at 6ET (8 in Can).

Charles F. Gardner

Drew went through exit interviews with players Thursday. He admitted there is uncertainty due to ownership change.

Charles F. Gardner

Bucks coach Larry Drew: "It's got to be business as usual. Whatever happens with the situation, I've just got to accept it."

Geoff Calkins

Asked if Durant was MVP this year, @Mike Miller said yes because "It's him or LeBron and LeBron has won it 74 times."

Jody Genessy

To sum up media day: Jazz hated losing but felt they learned, some players wish they would've played more, hard work ahead, pizza's gone.

Chip Crain

Now on @3ShadesOfBlue "First Look: Thunder v. Grizzlies" wp.me/p23eba-4m0 (via @jmay11)

Geoff Calkins

Someone asked @Mike Miller how you defend Kevin Durant: "I don't." he said.

Scott Cacciola

*sits down to write opus* http://t.co/bo9ccY3vvw

Kamenetzky Brothers

I just realized I forgot to ask Nash if he and Mitch discussed an extension. I am terrible at my job. AK

Rigas Dardalis

No Arroyo for the guest, not Navarro for the hosts who felt pain in his hamstring and he will be protected tonight #Euroleague #Playoffs

Sam Amick

.@Adi Joseph on the best of the rest in the East - and they're much better than expected - usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Sam Amick

.@Jeff Zillgitt on the Pacers and whether Larry Bird may have jarred their precious chemistry w/ recent moves - usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Michael Lee

What were the 10 best moments of 2013-14 #wizards regular season? I made my list. Discuss here: wapo.st/1eAWPsT

Chad Ford

Harrison twins were strongly leaning toward draft. Now they are considering returning to UK after NBA feedback. Should decide on Tues/Wed

Mike Prada

Another plug for @SBNationNBA’s team by team previews. Laugh, learn, enjoy great writing. sbn.to/QrzKOf

Eric Pincus

Jordan Hill is just one of the Lakers' many free agents (via @Mike Bresnahan ) latimes.com/sports/lakersn…

Sam Amick

ICYMI, Dwight Howard discusses these playoffs with @USATODAYsports & I analyze his attempt at rewriting this script- usat.ly/1j29nqF

Ryan Wolstat

Wonder if Raptors will put out a Canadian TV schedule for this series after not managing to do so all season due to Rogers/Bell drama?

Bill Oram

While we're waiting for Pau to wrap up his exit interview with mgmt, here's my story from San Antonio last night. bit.ly/RsSii9

Aaron Falk

Trey Burke: "We're a young team, but at some point we've got to stop saying that."

Eric Pincus

Jordan Farmar wants to return to Lakers after 'asterisk' season latimes.com/sports/lakersn…

Jody Genessy

Trey Burke wants to be in playoffs next year. "That's the goal."

Emiliano Carchia

Carmelo Anthony: 'If we compete at a high level. I’m willing to stay' sportando.com/en/usa/nba/117…

Josh Lewenberg

Masai: "We’re not apologetic to anybody or any players that left or anything that happened in the past. We are who we are"

Josh Lewenberg

Masai: "We hope Canada can stand tall, the Toronto Raptors can stand tall and we can be who we are. We’re proud to be a team in Canada"

Rusty Simmons

The Warriors announced that they're sending Ognjen Kuzmic back to the D-League for Santa Cruz's playoff game tonight.

Josh Lewenberg

Masai: "I’ll tell you 1 thing, people will watch the Raptors, eventually. People in the States, people here, people will watch the Raptors"

Rusty Simmons

The Warriors announced that they're sending Ognjen Kuzmic back to the D-League for Santa Cruz's playoff game tomorrow.

Ben Rohrbach

And if C's win flip, they get 43.6% shot at top-4 pick. If they lose, only 33.4%. Also, can they send David Blaine? youtube.com/watch?v=Ff0rS7…

Ben Golliver

Kentucky's James Young declares for NBA draft bit.ly/1j8Awqw

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan on Nets experience: "We're all in the same league, man. Credit to them... but we play against guys who are experienced all season"

Tom Lorenzo

The AMA is happening. So come by and ask....anything, really. But mostly Nets stuff. reddit.com/r/nba/comments…

Ben Golliver

Duke's Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft bit.ly/1j8Au1Y

Chip Crain

Grizzlies Thursday Practice April 17 wp.me/p23eba-4m1

Josh Newman

It really is pretty insane that James Young can leave Kentucky and everyone shrugs. "Oh? OK, that leaves us with what? nine All-Americans?'

Scott Cacciola

I think my favorite part of today's proceedings was Carmelo referencing himself as "financially stable."

Dave McMenamin

Steve Nash is now conducting the second half of his press conference in Spanish. No mentira.

Josh Newman

James Young to the NBA Draft. All eyes on Randle and the Harrison twins now. zagsblog.com/articles/james…

Ben Rohrbach

Friday's coin flip bigger than I thought. A C's win gets 98.4% shot at top-6 pick. C's loss means 8.5% chance at 7 or 8. #tailsneverfails

Mike Trudell

I suppose we could all ask ourselves if we'd just voluntarily give up $ we signed a contract for. Nash won't be falsely modest or lie.

John Schuhmann

Patrick Patterson was a plus-75 in 74 minutes (1 game w/ SAC, 2 w/ TOR) vs. Brooklyn this season: on.nba.com/1h7FxOP

Dave McMenamin

Nash said if he was brought back to mentor the Lakers' draft pick "by design" it would be "an honor" to teach him like KJ/Kidd taught him

Jason Lloyd

Waiters, Irving support return of Mike Brown as coach: INDEPENDENCE: Dion Waiters gave the strongest endorse... bit.ly/1j8R5UH

Mike Trudell

It's interesting to see an athlete talk openly about $, which Nash acknowledged is "awkward" and "convoluted," but he's answering the ?.

Sean Cunningham

In case you missed, my conversation with Kings owner Vivek Ranadive last night about the past year & future #NBAKings news10.net/videos/sports/…

Bill Oram

Nash talking contract now: "I would play for free, but not when you have three teams offering you money."

Tom Moore

Link to #Sixers stories and videos, with Young, MCW, Noel vid from Thursday's breakup day: buckscountycouriertimes.com/sports/sixers/ #76ers #NBA

Eric Koreen

Ross said he wanted to play Brooklyn because he grew up watching KG, PP, JJ. "I guess I did kind of get what I asked for. Whatever.”

Marc J. Spears

Steve Nash says Lakers "hit the bottom," but wants to be back to fight in the transition & says it would be fun to "go out there and fight."

Dave McMenamin

Steve Nash says he intends to earn his keep for the Lakers on the court, or if not possible, as a mentor/coach off the court

Eric Pincus

Steve Nash said there hasn't been a doctor along the way who told him physically he should consider retirement

Micah Hart

Read the rest of the #PACERSvHAWKS series facts put together by the @NBA stats crew here: on.nba.com/1hPkLJZ

John R. Finger

Piece is a .381 career pinch hitter with 6 HRs.

Chad Ford

In & Out of the NBA Draft: James Young & Rodney Hood draft projection insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft2014/… (insider)

KC Johnson

Jimmy Butler tied Carmelo Anthony for NBA lead in minutes per game at 38.7. Butler played 10 fewer games, 391 fewer total minutes.

Dave McMenamin

Steve Nash on his time with the Lakers: "We've hit the bottom. We've had championship aspirations and nothing's gone right"

Micah Hart

#PACERSvHAWKS series fact: Paul Millsap held Roy Hibbert to 1/10 shooting when matched up with him this season.

Dave McMenamin

Steve Nash says the R-word about the Lakers: "The franchise is in a rebuild here"

Bill Oram

Nash just compared being an aging athlete to "a writer who's run out of words." That guy. He's just so, so um... Crap. What's the word?

Ben Rohrbach

Be sure to keep this lottery breakdown, courtesy of assistant Celtics GM Mike Zarren, bookmarked until May 20: nba.com/celtics/news/s…

Eric Koreen

From earlier: I looked at 7 early narratives in #RAPTORSvNETS, and called BS on a few of them. sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/17/tor…

Kamenetzky Brothers

"It felt like an opportunity to be honest, and backlash be damned." Nash, on the "wanting the money" admission in the Grantland doc. AK

Tom Moore

#Pelicans had 10th-worst #NBA record, so 4% shot they jump to top 3 & keep pick. That means 96% Sixers get it. Cannot end up 4th-9th. #76ers

Dan McCarney

Tim Duncan, budding All-Star/MVP, sitting on the rookie/free agent bus at training camp, ready to get a workout in.

Mike Trudell

Nash reached a point in his career/life where he just wants to be honest: "Backlash be damned … to hell with being judged."

Micah Hart

#PACERSvHAWKS series fact: Kyle Korver shot 70% this season when guarded by Paul George.

Kevin Ding

A lot of players winding down their careers get to that place where they're not so P.C. and just let it rip. It's refreshing and empowering.

Dan McCarney

Coaches came down to find him sitting on it, told him he could go back upstairs and get some sleep. This was like his 3rd or 4th season.

Mike Trudell

With that said, Nash said he argued some with the editors to make it more lighthearted, so it didn't look like a woe is me production.

Kevin Ding

Nash on his honesty these days: "Backlash be damned. ... To hell with being judged."

Dave McMenamin

Nash on his @Grantland33 documentary series: "It felt right at this stage of my career to being open and to hell with being judged"

Dan McCarney

Still my favorite Duncan story...can't remember full details. But it was some sort of early bus at training camp for rookies/free agents.

Marc J. Spears

Steve Nash on Mike D’Antoni: “I can’t really comment on his future, because I don’t know. But it was tough on him."

Mike Trudell

Part of Nash's point w/t @grantland33 Finish Line doc he produced was to relate to anyone coping with the end of something they loved.

Kurt Helin

Carmelo Anthony: “I want to come back…I also want to win.” dlvr.it/5Qhd8w

Kevin Ding

Nash says he has argued with @Grantland33 editors about his Finish Line documentary, wanting to take it in a more light-hearted direction.

Christopher A. Vito

#Sixers owner Josh Harris is scheduled to speak with reporters tomorrow.

Aaron Falk

Enes Kanter on pairing with Derrick Favors: Some people think we cannot play together. I think it's crazy.

Dave McMenamin

Nash on D'Antoni: "I can't really comment on his future, because I don't know. But it was tough on him"

Gary Lee

Is Steve Nash still having fun? "Love it. Would have loved to play some more."

Geoff Calkins

Gunite! “@mikefromemphis: Me and a coworker were sitting around talking about your show. What is a gunnite pool? Did I misspell it?”

Mike Trudell

Does Nash still enjoy it? "The games I played recently I had so much fun." He was quite effective, too. But just wasn't healthy.

Gary Lee

Steve Nash: "They can't rely on me, frankly." (via @SerenaWinters)

Chad Ford

To recap a busy draft day: Jabari Parker, James Young, Rodney Hood all declaring for draft. Jordan Adams returning to UCLA.

Janis Carr

Nash said he's not healthy at the moment and could not have played last night. #sadending

Eric Pincus

Nash thinks he's closer to 3-4 weeks away from being healthy - not 5 months like at end of last season - still unsure of future

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors showed #WeTheNorth promo before practice. Patterson admitted he was a bit disappointed that each player wasn't featured in the video

Marc J. Spears

Steve Nash says he is 3-4 weeks from being healthy.

Janis Carr

Nash: "It would have to be pretty clear that I wouldn’t be able to contribute for me to step aside."

Jimmy Spencer

There’s no defending Kobe Bryant for leaving for his Euro vacation when the Lakers were still playing. Looks awful. Fan appreciation night?

Eric Smith

Friend...musician...and HUGE #raptors fan: @cityandcolour. He's on tour but no-doubt jacked for the playoffs. #rtz http://t.co/fOjusVvoQn

Marc J. Spears

Steve Nash believes he will be in Lakers training camp next season but added he will evaluate himself & "Who knows" in regards to his body.

Josh Lewenberg

Patterson was a little perturbed re: the # of days between gms, said if used correctly that won't necessarily be an advantage for older Nets

Trey Kerby

New post -- Thu. Apr. 17: NBA Playoffs Preview dlvr.it/5QhWXd #TheStarters

Janis Carr

Nash: "I think in my mind, yeah, I will be in camp. But I don’t take anything for granted these days"

Eric Pincus

The Lakers had asked Nash to sit for younger players - unclear if he could have sustained health throughout about 5 weeks while yielding

Kamenetzky Brothers

Nash says in his mind he'll be in camp next year, "But I don't take anything for granted." BK

Dave McMenamin

Steve Nash: "They can't rely on me, frankly ... They don't know what I can bring (next season)"