This is the November 16, 2012 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
West, Pacers trounce Mavs, ex-coach CarlisleDavid West and George Hill each scored 15 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-83 on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetKareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook has been captured in bronze for future generations of basketball fans.Upvote Share TweetRockets first-round pick Royce White says on Twitter that properly treating his mental health condition is more important than his NBA career.Upvote Share Tweet
Howard ready to help banged-up Timberwolvesnba.com Updated Nov 16, 2012For the first time in his nine-year career, Josh Howard didn't have a team to play for when the season began. Questions about his health, and some lingering memories of issues off the court, kept teams away from the 32-year-old free agent.Upvote Share TweetInjured Philadelphia 76ers all-star center Andrew Bynum says he has suffered a "setback" in his return from a knee injury.Upvote Share Tweet
Rodney Stuckey wouldn’t mind coming off the bench, but his coach disagreesFor years, it has been commonly accepted that basketball players would prefer to start. It marks status, showing that the coach has entrusted that player with getting the team off to a good start as part of the team's ideal five-man unit. Earning that p…Upvote Share Tweet
FIBA announces World Cup plans, adjusts international scheduleLast summer, as the Olympics took over the basketball discussion, reports circulated that FIBA and the NBA were interested in minimizing the importance of that tournament and turning the World Championships into a World Cup similar to the global moneyma…Upvote Share TweetFew teams beat the Spurs at home. Not only did the Knicks win in San Antonio 104-100, they did it with an impressive fourth-quarter rally that moved them to 6-0, says Ben Golliver.Upvote Share Tweet
Rob Mahoney: Poor bench play undermining Lakers, other teams around the NBACNNSI.com Updated Nov 16, 2012Super teams are all the rage, but depth still matters a great deal, as even contenders must lean on their bench. Rob Mahoney examines the worst second units, starting with the Lakers.Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Brook Lopez On Video Games, Mikhail Prokhorov’s Game And Comic-ConThe man in the middle of the Nets’ first season in Brooklyn is Brook Lopez, who’s averaging 17.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and a career-high 2.3 blocks after signing a four-year contract worth more than $60 million. Just as the spotlight has greeted the NeUpvote Share Tweet
5 NBA Playoff Teams That Could Use Anderson VarejaoIt’s too early in the season to say for certain which teams will and won’t make the playoffs, but we can confidently say some teams are still a lock, or they’re going to at least be in the running as the season progresses. One team that’s almost cUpvote Share Tweet
How the Knicks Mirror the '10-11 Champion Mavsnytimes.com Updated Nov 16, 2012This 2012-13 Knicks recall the Mavericks team that won the N.B.A. title in 2011, and not just because Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler are on the roster.Upvote Share TweetIt probably isn't a smart assertion to ask you to pay attention, quickly, to the Milwaukee Bucks' division-leading start. It's true that the team has made its hay with a series of wins against lottery types in the East, plus two impressive wins over the…Upvote Share TweetAmidst the Celtics’ early season struggles, an unexpected bright spot is emerging from the end of the bench. Former Sixth Man of the Year Leandro Barbosa has made his presence felt despite a plethora of depth at the guard spot in Boston this season. WhiUpvote Share Tweet
A Video Exists Of Rasheed Wallace (Maybe) Fighting Some Dude In A White Plains Parking LotAnd we know this because we got an email about it from a tipster at 11:17 this morning: More »Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Nov 16, 2012Cavaliers rookie center Tyler Zeller has been cleared to play wearing a mask to protect a broken cheekbone.Upvote Share Tweet
Avery Johnson is pretty sick of Kevin Garnett knowing all of the NBA’s play callsWhen you enter the NBA in 1995, making your debut on a court featuring three eventual NBA coaches and future St. Anthony's sage Bobby Hurley, and still manage to keep a career as continual franchise player some 17 years later? When your professional car…Upvote Share Tweet
The Revenge Of Carmelo AnthonyLast night, the New York Knicks beat the Spurs in San Antonio, 104-100, to move to 6-0 on the season. It’s only the second time the Knicks have started a season 6-0 in their history, the other time being a 7-0 start to the 1993-94 season. Despite the wiUpvote Share TweetMavericks forward Shawn Marion returned Friday night against the Indiana Pacers after missing the previous five games due to a sprained MCL in his left knee.Upvote Share Tweet
adidas D Rose 3 “Brenda” EditionWhile the Bulls are grinding out wins without him, Derrick Rose is taking some big steps in his rehab. Earlier this week, Tom Thibodeau revealed that Rose has started cutting on his surgically repaired knee. Great news. Chicago could use Rose’s fourth qUpvote Share TweetNew Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps has agreed to a new multiyear contract extension to remain with the club and see through the roster overhaul that he and coach Monty Williams have conducted in tandem during the past two seasons.Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Parker Crossover Leaves Raymond Felton ConfusedIn fairness to Felton, it looks like he was anticipating the screen from Tim Duncan, and that he was trying to avoid it. Felton eventually figured out where Parker was going about an hour later, but the Knicks still won. They're now 6-and-fucking-0. Mor…Upvote Share TweetThe Chicago Bulls plan to build their new practice facility near the United Center on the city's West Side.Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron James leaves eager fan hanging after Heat hold off Nuggets (VIDEO)The box score lists three blocked shots for LeBron James during the Miami Heat's bounce-back 98-93 road win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, but his coldest rejection of the night came after the final buzzer. Behold: "Close that hand. Clo…Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Irvin Brought Out The PDA For Bills Running Back C.J. SpillerThe noisefest that is the Thursday Night Football post-game show on NFL Network usually proceeds like an unfunny version of TNT's Inside The NBA: full of wackiness, but lacking the charm or anything memorable. You can usually rely on Michael Irvin to do…Upvote Share Tweet
The Knicks Can’t Be Stopped Even When ‘Melo Is; LeBron Puts The Nuggets To SleepThe Knicks only had 3-of-12 shooting by Carmelo Anthony (nine points though he did get 12 boards) and were on the road in San Antonio and yet New York went into Texas and still won, 104-100 to stay undefeated against all odds. And by against all odds, w…Upvote Share TweetLeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, and the short-handed Miami Heat ended a decade-long drought in Denver with a 98-93 win over the Nuggets on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
CourtVision: The Slowtime Lakersgrantland.com Updated Nov 16, 2012Mike D'Antoni's best teams were in Phoenix during the mid '00s. Those great Suns teams were led by Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire, and their play wa...Upvote Share Tweet
The Jalen Rose Report: Jalen Rose and David Jacoby (Plus Video!)grantland.com Updated Nov 16, 2012Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk about the Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni, NBA players' mile-high gambling etiquette, and how athletes manipulate the...Upvote Share Tweet
Durant, Martin Power Thunder Past HornetsNov 16Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin both score 27 points against Hornets.
Pacers Trounce Mavericks, 103-83Nov 16Pacers beat Mavericks, former head coach.
Warriors Top Short-Handed WolvesNov 16Warriors win second straight.
Are The Knicks Better Off Without Lin?Nov 16"NBA Tonight" looks at the Knicks without Jeremy Lin.
NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' size too much as they knock off the previously und…Nov 16The New York Knicks lost their cool and lost their first game in Memphis to the powerful, red-hot Grizzlies, writes John Hollinger.
Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary BettmanNov 16Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.