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Posted by By John Schuhmann on August 2, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. ET


Just when you thought it would be another slow news day, the NBA (that's us!) released the schedule for the 2006-07 season yesterday. And while you have already checked to see when the big boys are coming to your town, advice on what to watch when you're not at the local arena is pouring in.

Some dude from likes the rookies.
-- []'s Marc Stein finds a reason to watch almost every game on the schedule, while Marty Burns of keeps his list to just 10.
-- [,]

The Heat have a tough stretch in January and February, but honestly, aren't they built for the Playoffs?
-- [South Florida Sun-Sentinel]

Of course, Miami will get their rings and raise their banner on opening night, but no home opener will have more meaning than that of the Hornets, as the city of New Orleans continues to recover.
-- [New Orleans Times-Picayune]

Here in sweltering Jersey, the news is that the Nets are apparently more interesting than the Knicks these days.
-- [New York Times]

And the story in Phoenix (where I'm sure it's sweltering as well, but hey, it's a dry heat) is that the Suns are pretty popular too.
-- [Arizona Republic]

Just not as popular as the LeBrons.
-- [Akron Beacon Journal]

Those of us with League Pass have seen plenty of Bobcats games, but those unfortunate souls without it will get their first chance this year, as Charlotte makes its first national TV appearance (Dec. 14 on TNT).
-- [Charlotte Observer]


The Al Harrington sweepstakes may be opening back up. The free agent looks to be freeing himself from his agent.
-- [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

With the Drew Gooden talks at a stalemate, the Cavs are talking to Reggie Evans. Two less games against Evans would probably make Chris Kaman happy.
-- [Akron Beacon Journal]

There are a lot of reasons to go to Las Vegas, but John Paxson went this week just to buy dinner for his point guard. No word as yet on whether or not he will be expensing the bill.
-- [Chicago Tribune]

The Mavs have signed Devean George, completing their summer shopping early. All that's left is the wrapping.
-- [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]

Yao Ming says he's at 80 percent, which according to our calculations,
is 6'-0".
-- [Associated Press]

And just for clarification, K-Mart is still a Nugget.
-- [Rocky Mountain News]

Posted by By John Schuhmann on July 27, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. ET


So, Allen Iverson isn't being traded. Summer leagues are done. Team USA has returned home for a few days off before they get back to work. Training camps are still two months away.
-- [Camden Courier-Post,]

Free agency? Well, most of the interesting names have found a home and several others have seemingly reached impasses in their negotiations.

Then you have Keith Van Horn. You have to respect the man's patience. He is putting off any contract talks while he fishes in Alaska. Denver is a possibility for the former Net/Sixer/Knick/Buck/Mav, which would mean a reunion with Kenyon Martin ... unless the two are swapped in a sign-and-trade deal.
-- [Rocky Mountain News]

Speaking of patience, the Grizzlies are asking for a little from their fans while they give the kids a chance to develop.
-- [Memphis Commercial Appeal]

Zach Randolph and Jarrett Jack are working out in the ATL and Z-Bo is looking good.
-- []

Boston has been Pittsnogled ... unless he doesn't make the team.
-- [Boston Herald]

For the Pacers, trading for Darrell Armstrong was like adding an extra assistant coach. It reminds us a bit -- actually a lot -- of Armstrong's former coach.
-- [Indianapolis Star]

For Fred Jones, Indiana just wasn't his style.
-- [Toronto Sun]

So what else do we get when there's not much else to talk about? This for one.
-- []

And this for another.
-- [AP]

When is the King coming to your town?
(Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)
Dwyane Wade on his bronze medal from the 2004 Olympics:

"I don't know where it is. It's around somewhere. But that's not what we went there for. I have another chance to make things right."
-- [Las Vegas Review Journal]

2005-06 ARCHIVE
July 18 -- Will They Or Won't They?
July 14 -- Putting Pen to Paper
July 7 -- Fly Without Wings?
June 27 -- Feeling A Draft
May 9 -- A Tale of Two Styles
May 5 -- The Wait Continues
April 28 -- One for the Little Guy
April 19 -- Still Mostly Cloudy
April 14 -- You Can Do Magic
April 6 -- Work to be Done
Mar. 31 -- Will Suns Rise?
Mar. 24 -- Artest Fit For A King
Mar. 17 -- Almost Doesn't Count
Mar. 10 -- A Magical Game
Mar. 3 -- Revenge of the Herds
Feb. 13 -- The Heat is On
Feb. 10 -- Left Out in the Cold
Feb. 3 -- We're Going Streaking!
Jan. 27 -- Trade Winds Blow
Jan. 23 -- Points a Plenty
Jan. 20 -- Give the King a Break
Jan. 13 -- Who's the Man?
Dec. 1 -- Welcome Back, Larry
Nov. 17 -- League Pass Surfing
Nov. 10 -- Setting OWGs Straight
Nov. 4 -- Season Underway
Oct. 27 -- The Central Is Stacked
Oct. 19 -- All Dressed Up
Oct. 14 -- LeBron Out Of Hospital
2004-05 -- Archive
2003-04 -- Archive