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Bosh: I'm the kind of player you can build around

By Marc Stein DALLAS -- Don’t expect Chris Bosh to reveal his free-agent plans during his All-Star homecoming in Big D. The Dallas native continues to insist that he doesn’t yet “have an answer” no matter how many people ask him to declare his intentions now. Show More Summary

Minus 'Melo, Billups keeps Nuggets rolling

By John Hollinger SAN ANTONIO—Sometimes one can't appreciate a player with subtle skills until circumstances push him to the forefront. The recent play of the Denver Nuggets provides a good example. With league-leading scorer Carmelo Anthony sidelined by an ankle injury, one would think the Nuggets would struggle mightily. Show More Summary

A shooter is born: Corey Brewer

David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images There was a time this sight made Timberwolves fans cringe. Something changed. The score was 100-99 -- the Timberwolves were nursing a small lead against the visiting Pacers, in one of the NBA calendar's less enthralling matchups. Show More Summary

CBA Negotiations Could Get Ugly

By CHRIS BROUSSARD In conversations with front-office executives Tuesday night, I was told some strong stuff regarding the upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement. As you probably know, the current CBA will end after the 2010-2011 season. Show More Summary

Magic Johnson on Barack Obama's trash talk

Magic Johnson, as quoted by Mike Trudell on, talking about meeting Barack Obama: It was really a special moment in time that I’m going to always remember that the President of the United States trash-talked Magic Johnson.Show More Summary

Forbes on the Memphis Grizzlies' financial picture

Tom Van Riper of Forbes notices that Grizzlies' owner Michael Heisley has made most of his money as a flipper: He buys distressed assets and then, at the right moment, sells them for big profits. Van Riper says Heisley evidently had similar designs with the Grizzlies, but has been unable to find the buyer who would make the whole project pay off. Show More Summary

Saturday Bullets

Not sure you can defend the inbounds play that produced Jamal Crawford's cold-blooded game-winner from 28 feet any better than Phoenix did. Bret LaGree of Hoopinion notes the irony: "Phoenix's defense of Atlanta's final inbounds play...Show More Summary

Haiti update: Olden Polynice's father OK

By J.A. Adande A bit of good news from Haiti for Olden Polynice, a Port-Au-Prince native whos played in the NBA from  1987 to 2004 and whose father moved back there from New York. “Just got word that my dad’s okay,” Polynice said. “He...Show More Summary

Arn Tellem on NBA gun control

Arn Tellem, a powerful NBA agent, remembers a time when he was robbed at gunpoint in Washington D.C. A string of such incidents in the summer of 1974 led to the very kinds of District gun laws that Gilbert Arenas violated. Tellem is, by nature and profession, an advocate of players' rights. Show More Summary

More trade chatter (if that's OK)

By Marc Stein We’ve reached that point in the season where chatter on the NBA grapevine inevitably spawns more chatter. Not that I imagine you’ll protest. The following are a few more tidbits picked up from various executives, coaches,...Show More Summary

Arroyo a better option for Heat

By John Hollinger Here's what I don't get about Miami's zest to acquire Rafer Alston: Carlos Arroyo has been better. Way better. With a 12.13 PER and a tepid 11.1 points per 40 minutes, Arroyo wasn't exactly on the cusp of stardom, but he'd done a solid job since taking over at point guard for Mario Chalmers. Show More Summary

A statement from Gilbert Arenas

An excerpt of the statement that is now on his lawyer's website: As I have said before, I had kept the four unloaded handguns in my house in Virginia, but then moved them over to my locker at the Verizon Center to keep them away from my young kids. Show More Summary

Varejao passes Artest for NBA lead in overall plus-minus

By Chris Sheridan EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Cavs outscored the Nets by 14 points today when Anderson Varejao was on the court in their 94-86 victory over New Jersey, which moved the Brazilian into first-place overall in the NBA’s plus-minus category. Show More Summary

Ex-NBA Players Experience Money Woes in Europe

By CHRIS BROUSSARDFormer NBA players continue to find out that the grass is not always greener on the other side of the pond.Damon Jones, Robert "Tractor'' Traylor and Travis Best are on the verge of leaving their Italian League team,...Show More Summary

Thursday Bullets

Posted by Royce Young In case you missed it in today's Daily Dime, Mike Woodson and the Hawks plan on filing a protest to league over last night's shot clock miscue: "I'm not going to comment on it at this time. We're just going to file a protest, without a doubt let the league review it at the two-minute mark, and then see what they think... Show More Summary

First Cup: Thursday

Ken Sugiura of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "It took a season-best night from LeBron James, a controversial non-call and the unlikeliest of 3-pointers for Cleveland to beat the Hawks. Regardless of how the Cavaliers got the win, it still registers as a second consecutive loss for the Hawks to Cleveland. Show More Summary

First Cup: Monday

Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News: Tthe Knicks are a.500 team in their last 14 games, 6-3 since Nate Robinson was benched and 2-0 with Jonathan Bender getting playing time. 'The fact that he's back is amazing, it's really amazing,' said Ron Artest, who played five seasons with Bender in Indiana. Show More Summary

Wallace's Words Don't Sit Well With Chandler

By CHRIS BROUSSARDIt would be easy to give Gerald Wallace at least partial credit for Tyson Chandler's season-high 14 rebounds in Sunday's 98-94 loss to the New York Knicks - even though the Charlotte Bobcats' forward sat out the game...Show More Summary

Late Thursday Bullets

Joakim Noah, on ESPN Chicago, talking about his little spat with LeBron James: "Well I was actually on the bench, so I wasn’t really in his face. I just felt like it was situation where he was dancing, the game was over with and I just felt like it was a little disrespectful towards us. Show More Summary

More on Tracy McGrady's comeback: Knicks want him

By Chris Sheridan Tracy McGrady is likely going to end up getting traded at some time in the next seven months -- maybe in a sign-and-trade deal after he become a free agent July 1, maybe at the trade deadline in mid-February, or maybe even sooner. Show More Summary

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