1:59 AM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014
Miami Herald 1 hour ago
Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Dwyane Wade ended up sitting out 28 games this season after missing a combined 36 in the first three seasons with LeBron James as a teammate. But Wade enters these playoffs in a much better place, from a health perspective, than last year, when a knee injury lingered throughout the postseason.
Hot Hot Hoops 14 hours ago

As Heat approach playoffs, don't forget to enjoy the show

It's easy to get lost in the hype of a Three-peat, but with the Heat knocking on a historic door its important to slow things down. The playoffs are finally here, or as Dwyane Wade would refer to it: "the real season."  At last it’s time for the compelling games that bring out the very best play...
Los Angeles Times 3 hours ago
Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Gasol, who'll be a free agent, sees himself playing at a high level for several more years. He's among Lakers who met with GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni.Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).
Orange County Register 1 hour ago

Gasol set to say hello to free agency; will it be goodbye, Lakers?

EL SEGUNDO – Many times during his seven seasons in Los Angeles, Pau Gasol wondered if his last day as a Laker had come. There have been countless rumors and one actual trade: the infamous, vetoed Chris Paul deal of 2011. There was the night at the...
Bill Oram / Lakers Blog | Orange County Register 8 hours ago

Pau Gasol thinks pairing with brother Marc would be 'a lot of fun'

EL SEGUNDO – Free agency will be a first for Pau Gasol, and one team continues to make a convenient theoretical landing spot for the four-time All-Star center. Whether the Memphis Grizzlies, the team from which the Lakers acquired Gasol in 2007,...
Lakers Nation 17 mins ago
Video: Lakers Pau Gasol Says Kobe Bryant A Deciding Factor This Summer

Watch: Lakers Pau Gasol Says Kobe Bryant A Deciding Factor This Summer

At 2014 Lakers exit interviews, Pau Gasol says Kobe Bryant is a factor in his free agency, if coming back to the Lakers is an option. To what extent?
Melo open to staying in NY if Knicks build a winner

Melo open to staying in NY if Knicks build a winner

An emotional Carmelo Anthony used words like "embarrassing" and "failure" while talking Thursday about missing the playoffs for the first time in his NBA career. The soon-to-be free agent also once again reiterated that he wants to remain with the Knicks.
Ian Begley / Knicks Blog | ESPN New York 7 hours ago

Melo: Knicks' season was a 'failure'

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Carmelo Anthony talked about a wide range of subjects with reporters on Thursday after his exit interview with president Phil Jackson. He discussed his priorities as a free agent. But he also touched on the difficulty of this season, his conversation and comfort level with Jackson...
Boston Globe 7 hours ago
Celtics Draft Lottery Odds Breakdown

Celtics Draft Lottery Odds Breakdown

The Celtics finished the season in a tie with the Utah Jazz for the fourth-worst record in the NBA.
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 6 hours ago
NBA Playoffs 2014: Andrew Bynum ruled out of Round 1 against Hawks

NBA Playoffs 2014: Andrew Bynum ruled out of Round 1 against Hawks

Indiana Pacers center Andrew Bynum has been declared out for Round 1 of the playoffs by head coach Frank Vogel. When the Atlanta Hawks take on the Indiana Pacers in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs they won't have to contend with center Andrew Bynum who was declared out for the series today by head coach Frank Vogel. He went on to say that there is still a chance that Bynum plays if the Pacers advance in the playoffs. Bynum initially signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers prior to the season after being pursued by several teams including the Atlanta Hawks. His time in Cleveland was short as the...
Celtics Today 14 mins ago

Rondo trade talks were serious before deadline, Ainge says nobody is safe this offseason

Nothing new in Celtics nation. Rondo almost traded? Danny Ainge putting the team on notice that nobody is safe. Ainge in some ways is brutally honest, I guess that's the best way to think about it. But their is a certain coldness to it all. I guess I rather hear him say that nobody is safe, compared to being lied to. I'd rather hear Ainge say that Rondo is his guy. But Ainge isn't that way, and he'll never be that kind of General Manager. Per Jackie Mac, Kings trade talk was serious, but when SAC illegally inquired re: Rondos interest in re-signing, he said, Hell no.— Ben Rohrbach...
Deseret Morning News 1 hour ago
Utah Jazz: Player capsules from the season's final roster

Utah Jazz: Player capsules from the season's final roster

A glance at contract status and summer plans for the 15 players on the Utah Jazz roster at the end of the 2013-14 season.
NetsDaily 48 mins ago
Brooklyn Nets' experience a big advantage over Toronto Raptors

Brooklyn Nets' experience a big advantage over Toronto Raptors

With the league's third oldest roster, it's a given that the Nets would have an advantage in experience over most teams.  And while nothing is guaranteed in the playoffs, that experience is the Nets biggest asset vs. the young and very athletic Raptors. The players on the Nets have played in 563 post-season games, started 511 of them. The Raptors, on the other hand, have played only 157, started only 39. Or as John Schuhmann of NBA.com writes... Career playoff minutes in the Nets' rotation: ~17,000. In the Raptors' rotation: ~1,600. — John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) April 17,...
Peachtree Hoops 5 hours ago
2014 NBA Playoffs: SportSouth, Fox Sports South to televise Hawks-Pacers series

2014 NBA Playoffs: SportSouth, Fox Sports South to televise Hawks-Pacers series

SportSouth and Fox Sports South will continue their coverage of the Atlanta Hawks through the first round of the playoffs. Hawks fans in hopes that they can hear Bob Rathbun and Dominique Wilkins call the first round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers are in luck. SportSouth and Fox Sports South will continue their coverage of the Atlanta Hawks through the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Here is a look at the schedule: Game Day Date Opponent Time (ET) Network Game 1 Sat 4/19 @ Indiana Pacers 6:30 p.m. SPSO Game 2 Tue 4/22 @ Indiana...
Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Clippers' Blake Griffin doesn't want to talk flop

Forward won't get into a back and forth with Golden State's Klay Thompson, who says the Clippers' All-Star is 'like a bull in a china shop.'Blake Griffin stood with his back against the wall at the Clippers' practice facility Thursday, his answers thoughtful when he talked about the Golden State Warriors.
Los Angeles Times 3 hours ago
Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers

Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers

It's the Clippers, not the Lakers, that should represent Los Angeles in the conference finals this season. In the end, expect the Spurs to hold the trophy. It's springtime in Los Angeles, otherwise known as the season when the Clippers march merrily into the playoffs and the Lakers conduct exit interviews.

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Orlando Sentinel 2 hours ago

Time to start judging Magic on number of wins, not number of pingpong balls

Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan is a smart man.

Duke's Parker will be among draft's top players

For lottery teams like the Bucks, the draft picture also got clearer Thursday when Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker, a prospective top-three pick, officially added his name to the list of players who have declared for the June 26 draft.

Best overall record has been a mixed bag for Spurs

The Spurs have enjoyed some of their greatest and worst moments while holding home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
Woodson wants decision, not meeting with Knicks president Jackson

Woodson wants decision, not meeting with Knicks president Jackson

Phil Jackson didn’t have time for Mike Woodson during the season, and now it appears that the head coach doesn’t have time for the Knicks’ new president. The standoff between the coaching legend and the coach in limbo is apparently underway with Woodson, according to a Knicks source, informing the organization that if Jackson plans on firing him there is no reason to meet formally.

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