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nydailynews.com Feb 21, 2013MSG Network’s cameras lingered on Mike Woodson standing courtside Wednesday night in Indiana, exposing facial expressions normally not associated with a fearless leader. This was the face of a coach with intense media scrutiny in his future.Upvote Share TweetThe Phoenix Suns have traded point guard Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors for center Hamed Haddadi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.Upvote Share TweetThe Oklahoma City Thunder made a move to shore up their bench by acquiring Ronnie Brewer from the New York Knicks for a 2014 second-round pick and cash considerations, Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald confirmed Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Ladies, J.R. Smith's Twitter Come-On Will Have You Sopping Wetdeadspin.com Feb 21, 2013Last month, as the Knicks were in Philadelphia to play the Sixers, J.R. Smith was up to his old tricks. J.R.'s got something of a history with Twitter, and women, (and asses), so it's not like the young lady who chatted him up via direct message couldn'…Upvote Share Tweet
Boston Celtics acquire Jordan Crawford from Washington Wizards for Leandro Barbosa and Jason CollinsThe Boston Celtics acquired third-year guard Jordan Crawford from the Washington Wizards for Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins on Thursday, sources have confirmed to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: School’s Outnytimes.com Feb 21, 2013When school's out, the N.B.A. makes for a nice father and son getaway. And for the Massaads, Barclays Center was on the agenda this year.Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried “Was Silently A Rodman Fan” As A KidMany are already calling last weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest one of the most overhyped in years. Can we place any of the blame with Kenneth Faried? Probably not. He was quietly solid, and had a couple of dunks (speaking of the Statue of Liberty, off-the-glUpvote Share TweetThe Oklahoma City Thunder are content to have Reggie Jackson be their backup point guard going forward, if today’s moves before the NBA trade deadline are an indication. The Thunder traded Eric Maynor to Portland. In return for Maynor, the Blazers sentUpvote Share Tweet
Kid goes behind back for mini-rim dunk, reveals Terrence Ross jersey at Raptors game (VIDEO)Considering Terrence Ross won the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend by jumping over a child, it seems only fitting that a child should offer us a very cool remix of perhaps the Toronto Raptors rookie's most picturesque competition dunk. …Upvote Share Tweet
James Harden’s 46 vs. Kyrie Irving’s 35: Who ya got? (VIDEOS)The NBA's 11-game Wednesday night slate was headlined by the first meeting of the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics following the death of longtime Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, but it was highlighted by a pair of sensational performances by ascendin…Upvote Share Tweet
Carlesimo: D-Will not going to be 100 percentESPN.com Feb 21, 2013Brooklyn Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo admits Deron Williams won't be 100 percent this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Jrue Holiday On How He Became One Of The Season’s Biggest Breakout PlayersPhiladelphia hasn’t had a year to remember. They are struggling to score, struggling to stay afloat, and Andrew Bynum hasn’t even suited up for the team yet. The 76ers are sitting at 22-30, 3.5 games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. TheyUpvote Share Tweet
Spend A Minute Listening To This Maniac Lakers Fan Scream At Kevin Garnettdeadspin.com Feb 21, 2013"Kevin, Kevin, Kevin!" he shouts. He finds that he enjoys shouting the word, so he does it again, "KevinKevinKevinKevin!" He slows it down, just to see what that might sound like, "Kevin!-Kevin!-KEVVINNNN!" Yes, that was nice. He stops. Perhaps he hasUpvote Share Tweet
The X-Factor That Will Decide Carmelo & New York’s SeasonWith the regular season in its last few months, the cream of the league has risen to the top, and that means it’s time for prognosticators to start talking playoff seeds and possible matchups. One team once believed to be in the pretender category - tUpvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin didn’t ‘want to play’ following Houston’s latest trade, as Kevin McHale talks up his new player ‘Cap Room”Though the Houston Rockets clearly won Wednesday’s Thomas Robinson/Patrick Patterson deal — acquiring a young forward whose work on a rookie contract will last longer than Patterson’s will, gaining more cap space along the way — it’s easy to forUpvote Share TweetBefore the Los Angeles Lakers took on their longtime rivals, the Boston Celtics, on Wednesday night, the team celebrated the life and legacy of late owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday at age 80 as a result of kidney failure after being hospitalized. …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013Deadline day has finally arrived. Where will the Hawks ship Josh Smith? Will Boston opt to stand pat? Find all the latest news, rumors and analysis here as we live blog the trade deadline.Upvote Share TweetWhen Houston traded for James Harden, they were hoping, maybe even believing that they were getting a star. But we’re not sure anyone thought they were getting this. In Houston’s wild 122-119 comeback win over the Thunder, Harden not only had a definiUpvote Share Tweet
Atlanta ready to move Smith; more trade chatterCNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013The latest trade chatter leading into Thursday afternoon's deadline...Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Feb 21, 2013Deron Williams scored 23 points and Nets escaped with a 97-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after Monta Ellis missed on a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Trade Deadline Winners, LosersFeb 21Flip Saunders, Chris Broussard and Tom Penn break down the winners and losers at the NBA trade deadline.
Hypothetical NBA TradesFeb 21Bill Simmons fires up the NBA Trade Machine for some deadline deals.
No Big Trades For CelticsFeb 21Chris Broussard and Flip Saunders discuss why the Celtics didn't trade any of their big-name players.
Knicks MovesFeb 21ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley breaks down the Knicks addition of Kenyon Martin after sending Ronnie Brewer to the Thunder for second-round draft pick.
O'Neal won't seek buyout, to remain with SunsFeb 21After the passing of the NBA trade deadline Thursday and a post-deadline meeting with team officials, Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal told ESPN that he is staying with the Suns as opposed to seeking a buyout of his contract
Hawks don't trade Smith, pull off minor dealFeb 21The Atlanta Hawks investigated offers for Josh Smith for several weeks but ultimately decided not to make a deal.
Eric Maynor traded from Oklahoma City Thunder to Portland Trail BlazersFeb 21The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded backup point guard Eric Maynor to the Portland Trail Blazers, sources told ESPN.com. The Thunder will receive a $2.2 million trade exception in return for Maynor.
Orlando Magic trade J.J. Redick to Milwaukee Bucks, according to sourcesFeb 21The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic have agreed to a trade that will send J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to the Bucks in return for Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb, league sources told ESPN.com.