A study finds (Insider) (and an earlier version, here) that weak teams that have a strong preseason, historically, do go on to have good seasons the vast majority of the time. That's good news for Indiana, Memphis, Orlando, and Atlanta.
Randy Foye is out indefinitely. Also, did you know that some people have their internal organs switched around so that stuff that is usually on the left is on the right, and vice-versa? That means, for instance, that your heart would be on the left, instead of the traditional right. Word is Randy Foye is one of those people, as is Donny Osmond.
Phil Jackson says Halloween has "jumped the shark," and he's celebrating All Saint's Day instead. Kobe Bryant says he'll be dressing up as Voldemort.
And you thought you liked Corey Brewer. (Kind of PG-13.)
Seattle vs. Portland on and off the court.
Former NBA player Nick Weatherspoon is in trouble, as Talia Bargil reports on the website of the National Basketball Retired Players Association: "'I can only walk 15 feet at a time. My right side is paralyzed. Due to my spinal situation, it causes problems with my knees and hips. If you can imagine, everything just continues to decay.' When the disease was first diagnosed, Weatherspoon says doctors deemed his spine so far deteriorated, it was inoperable. In the meantime, the NBA's disability policy had just changed, excluding his condition, which, he says, threw him into a tailspin."
The blog Golden State of Mind is setting some kind of record with 881 readers signed up to attend tonight's game together.
Brian Berger of Sports Business Radio is the first person I have seen saying that the Milwaukee Bucks could be in play: "Owner Herb Kohl almost sold the team to a group led by Michael Jordan in 2003 and he's still quietly looking to sell his franchise. Milwaukee is very attractive for two reasons: 1.) They have a very reasonable team payroll, which allows a new owner flexibility for the future. 2.) They have a short term arena lease and could become portable for a new owner to move them to another market. The team plays in one of the NBA's smallest markets and its arena, the Bradley Center, is an archaic facility run by the city. I am a firm believer that the main reason Kohl wanted Yi Jianlian so badly in this past June's draft is to make his team more valuable to a potential buyer. Everyone wants in to China right now and Jianlian helps open that door. Nobody talks about a Milwaukee sale, but watch this situation carefully."
The man enjoyed courtside seats for Raptor games. And then he found out that the team was adding another row in front of his seats. And now he's suing.
A minor victory for the City of Seattle in their legal case against the Sonics.
There are a lot of NBA previews out there. But this one has more Kyrylo Fesenko than most.
The Nets have apparently maneuvered their way under the luxury tax, and will have roster spots open.
A taxpayers's group assesses stadium subsidies, is not enthusiastic.
Lang Whitaker of SLAM is now also writing for the Atlanta Hawks' website.
Ben Gordon lets us know whom he thinks is the best player on the Bulls.
Jelani McCoy -- one of those players who could have been.
The democratic primary as a game of "21." In this analogy, Hillary Clinton is nailing jumpers. John Edwards is playing tough D. And Barack Obama is hanging back looking for that rebound.