Bernucca: No extensions will be best thing for Bledsoe, Vasquez

Bledsoe

When the deadline for contract extensions came and went Thursday night, point guards Eric Bledsoe and Greivis Vasquez didn’t get paid. But don’t shed any tears for them. Because when the summer rolls around, they will get their money. And it might be GMs Ryan McDonough of Phoenix and Pete D’Alessandro of Sacramento who are crying. As reluctant as McDonough and D’Alessandro may have been to pony up for point guards with plenty to prove, they should have done so. Both GMs are

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Preseason Playoff Picture: Western Conference

gasol and nash

In a teleconference last week, we asked NBA analysts Chris Webber and Greg Anthony to pick a Western Conference team which missed the playoffs last season but will make the playoffs this season. “Dallas, mainly because of Dirk Nowitzki,” Webber said. “He’ll be back healthy. What he does, with spacing, getting guys involved … We take his game for granted.” “I would go with the Pelicans,” Anthony said. “I think that’s a team that could make sizeable leaps and surprise a lot

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NBA Rumors and News for October 14, 2013

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Monday, October 14 Daily Trivia: Golden State’s Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry each made more than 200 3-pointers last season. Who was the last pair of teammates to do that? Answer below. Carl Landry will miss 3-4 months Posted at 10:12 PM ET The Sacramento Kings announced Monday forward Carl Landry will miss 3-4 months with a torn hip flexor. Landry signed a four-year deal worth $26 million this offseason. Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday in Philadelphia. Landry was injured during a training camp

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SH Blog: Gasol Stands His Ground In LA; Attorney Claims Perkins Is Innocent; Beasley Punches Self In Head

Pau Gasol

Right now, all the Lakers have is Pau Gasol. There is hope that Kobe Bryant will return early this season, but at age 37 and coming off a torn Achilles, the Black Mamba returning as his former self is no certainty. So as Gasol enters the final year of his contract with the Lakers, that precarious question has been asked: will Gasol take less money to help the Lakers improve next year? 

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Bernucca: 10 Predictions for the 2013-14 Season

Kevin Durant

This is the time of year where everyone and their mothers offer up a series of fearless prognostications about the upcoming NBA season. Here’s what I can tell you about my skills at predicting the future. If I was really any good at it, I wouldn’t be wasting it on the NBA season. And neither would anyone else. I am not reading tea leaves, interpreting tarot cards, gazing into crystal balls, holding seances, poring over analytics or buying classified information on the

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SH Blog: LeBron wants to be the greatest of all time, Kobe says he and Howard were never going to work

NBA Media Day is in full swing for teams all around the league, which means plenty of status updates on players, coaching plans, headline-worthy quotes and more. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so we’ll get right to it:Danny Ainge realizes that the Celtics roster needs work, from Mark Murphy of Boston Herald: “The C’s are loaded at both forwards spots with Green, Brandon Bass, Gerald Wallace and (for now) Kris Humphries. Green’s versatility could actually find the scorer

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