The Bernucca List – Edition 30

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Really? Thirty of these already? We started these about a year ago for two reasons. One was both editor-in-chief Chris Sheridan and yours truly both were big fans of The Spy List, which ran in Spy, a wonderfully snarky monthly magazine in the late 1980s and early 1990s. (It also did its fair share of good investigative reporting, by the way.) The other reason we began running these was NBA commissioner David Stern and union chief Billy Hunter were remarkably unsympathetic to

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Five reasons to feel positive about the Charlotte Bobcats

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(This is another in a series of 30 guest columns that will run in October, when optimism reigns supreme across the NBA. The theme will be “Five Reasons to Feel Positive About … ” We encourage you to follow the authors on Twitter and visit their sites. – CS) The Bobcats of last season were 100 percent tragedy. They were an utter disaster on the court, making NBA history with the worst season winning percentage. Thankfully for them, the shortened season

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Amnesty victims are a playoff team

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While everyone was watching the clock strike 12 on Jeremy Lin on Tuesday night, the bell also tolled for the end of this year’s amnesty period. Teams had until midnight Tuesday to use the amnesty clause – a one-time provision delineated in the new CBA that provides immediate relief from both the salary cap and the luxury tax – and both the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers beat the buzzer, making late decisions to let go of Chris Andersen and

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SH Blog: Knicks upset over Lin’s updated negotiations with Rockets

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The biggest news story in the NBA continues to be Dwight Howard, who could, as reported by an Orlando TV station earlier, be headed to the Lakers soon.  Or he could be headed to the Rockets.  Or maybe he’ll stay in Orlando for another year.  Check out Chris Sheridan’s report (linked above) and Chris Bernucca’s podcast for the latest on Dwight, as well as Jan Hubbard’s continued coverage of the USA Olympic basketball team and Joe Kotoch’s look at the

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SH Blog: Dwight Howard to Nets falls through, players officially sign

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The Dwight Howard saga finally came to an end on Wednesday, at least for the Brooklyn Nets. After much anticipation of a possible trade between the Orlando Magic and the Nets, talks completely broke down and the one team that Howard desired is the only team that now appears to have no shot at acquiring the prized center. See how it broke down, along with a lot of official free agent signings in today’s news:Chris Sheridan explains the only way

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Tonight’s best game: Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas

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All the drama surrounding Vinny Del Negro’s coaching situation evaporated during a five-game homestand that saw the Los Angeles Clippers win all five games. However, most of the team’s struggles have come on the road, where they have dropped five of their last six games. Things won’t get any easier for the Clippers, who play nine of their remaining 14 games away from the Staples Center. Seven of those contests are against teams with a winning record. Chris Paul and the Clippers hope

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