Bernucca: What the preseason has shown us so far

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Even for hoops addicts, watching NBA preseason games presents a challenge. The baseball playoffs are under way, the college football and NFL seasons are in full swing, and there is this small matter of a presidential election. There is no subscription package for the preseason. League Pass takes a pass until the regular season starts later this month. So the only way you can watch games right now is on NBA TV, which isn’t part of the basic package of a number


SH Blog: Knicks and Nets talk championship, Tyreke Evans and Blake Griffin talk jump shot


Media Day is in full swing for a number of teams, which means we will be flooded with quotes in the next few days or so about championship desires, expectations of making the playoffs (even if your team has no shot at it) and players claiming they can shoot the ball now. We’ll have plenty of that and more in today’s blog. But first, be sure to check out some news on the knee situation of a couple of very important


Bad news for Hornets: Eric Gordon’s knee is acting up


It’s tough to tell what to make of the news release that came out from the New Orleans Hornets this afternoon. Eric Gordon is experiencing soreness in the same knee had just had surgically repaired. “Gordon will have limited participation in training camp due to soreness in his right knee,” the statement reads. “Eric experienced soreness in his right knee while participating in voluntary workouts with the team at the end of the summer. Gordon underwent arthroscopic surgery last season on


Forbes: 12 NBA owners among 400 richest Americans (Prokhorov not included)


Pity poor Paul Allen. He only came in at No. 20 on the Forbes list of the 400 Richest Americans. But at least he’ll have something to hold over the heads of the other owners when they convene next month for the Board of Governors meeting in New York (then again, Allen– worth 15 billion– may not attend. He usually sends someone in his place). The only owner who can flex muscles with him is Mikhail Prokhorov of the Brooklyn Nets, with $13.2


Tweet of the Night: Ryan Anderson


3⃣👋👦RT @: @ What do you like more, pulling down a tough contested board or nailing a 3 w/ a hand in your face?
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Tweet of the Night goes to Ryan Anderson, who not so surprisingly admitted that he would prefer to hit a three-pointer than grab a “tough contested” rebound. Anderson led the league with 2.7 3-pointers made per game, along with a league-leading 166 total 3-pointers made. Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Hornets Though he didn’t really improve last season according to Chris Bernucca, he still seized the opportunity as a starter to average 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds


New Orleans Hornets Offseason Moves & Analysis

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UNDER CONTRACT: F Ryan Anderson, G Eric Gordon, F Al-Farouq Aminu, F Jason Smith, G Xavier Henry, G Greivis Vasquez, C Robin Lopez, F Hakim Warrick, G Roger Mason, G Brian Roberts DRAFT PICKS: F-C Anthony Davis, G Austin Rivers, F Darius Miller FREE AGENTS: F Lance Thomas MOVES: The Hornets are taking this rebuilding thing very seriously. Before they even began looking at next season’s roster, they created some flexibility for the 2013-14 squad by trading Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza – two starters


Tweet of the Day: Ryan Anderson


About to fly out to NOLA to start my first chapter as a Hornet! — Ryan Anderson (@ryananderson33) August 19, 2012 Anderson will be playing for a coach, Monty Williams, who has some serious job security after signing a new four-year contract. Hornets GM Dell Demps pulled off a steal in acquiring the 3-point shooting machine from Orlando for Gustavo Ayon. But it bears mentioning that although Anderson won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award last season, he really didn’t improve much


NBA Free Agency: Who Still Needs What?


With the opening of training camps in late September, there is now more offseason behind us rather than in front of us. With six weeks to go, many teams are looking to fill the final spot or two on their rosters. And as we pointed out last week, there is not much to choose from. Although there has been talk about some of these teams possibly adding another player, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Golden State, Indiana, the Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis, New York, Oklahoma City