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Dirk Nowitzki lost himself in Australia after the Mavs went from 67 victories to first-round playoff losers. via StarTribune

Kiszla: K-Mart back in business

“We’re going to try to bring you our first championship”

No matter how big or rich the man, he always needs a mother. At age 29, Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin is finally listening to his. via Denver Post

Carter, Kidd Closing in on Major Milestones

Vince Carter could enter elite company Wednesday night at the IZOD Center. If he scores 30 points, Carter will have tallied 15,000 for his career. via NetsDaily Blog

5 questions for Carmelo Anthony

By Aaron J. Lopez, Rocky Mountain News October 29, 2007 Kids. They grow up so fast. via Rocky Mountain News

“ESPN Page 2 - The Sports Guy: The next NBA champs” on

“I would go out there and play, whether it’s being a little bit weak or whatever, hurting a little bit, I would still go out there and play.”

ESPN Page 2 - The Sports Guy: The next NBA champs Quote: Who’ll be NBA champs this season? I’m afraid there’s only one answer… Yeah… ESPN magazine’s Bill Simmons picks, you guessed it, the Spurs to win the … via

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“He’ll be all right. He’s tough. He said it wasn’t that serious. Hopefully it wasn’t that serious and we’ll get him back before the regular season.”

The Denver Post - K-Mart in waiting game Quote: “My gut feeling says even if he’s playing well, we’ll just pull him out and try to win the game with someone else. via

Bucks get lost in transition

“We all know that’s one of his strengths and so he may be in a position coming off (the bench) where we look to get him the ball.”

Michael Redd, left, holds back guard Mo Williams after he was ejected by referee Ed Malloy Tuesday. via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Pistons pile up points

“We could actually hear what their coaches were saying in the pregame warm-ups. The sound would travel up through the heating ducts.”

The sellout crowd of 11,733 that packed Van Andel Arena Wednesday might have been initially disappointed by all the missing big-name players — Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Allen Iverson, Carmelo … via Detroit News

Draft Prep: Western Conference scouting report

These are players that are in a situation to improve upon their numbers to the point where they’ll greatly out-produce their draft value. via CBS

Jones shows off scoring

“I just want to get in and get a few minutes and contribute to the team”

It doesn’t matter that Bobby Jones probably won’t have a defined role until the end of the Nuggets’ training camp. via Denver Post

Home a $2.2 million wreck, NBA star says

“Additionally, Order Homes is ready and willing to fulfill all of its contractual and legal obligations to the Iversons. The Iversons, however, have been unwilling to allow Order Homes to stand behind their work and instead have chosen to file suit.”

All NBA legend Allen Iverson wanted was a simple home for his family in Atlanta. via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sayson: Kobe and Earl: A tale of two woes

Friday, October 19, 2007 Sayson: Kobe and Earl: A tale of two woes By Homer Sayson Second Overtime CHICAGO - At 5-foot-5 and 133 pounds, Earl Boykins is a little shorter and a lot lighter than a standard … via Sun-Star Cebu

Krystkowiak tries power lift

“He explained to us what he meant. I think our guys came into camp in shape, but now we’ve got to get to another level.”

Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets run down the Bucks and Charlie Villanueva, showing Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak just how much his players need to work on conditioning. via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Linkage, Northwest Division

A quick trip around the Northwest Division. I’ll have an update from practice later today. via Tacoma News Tribune

Smith finds new life after accident

“It’s not like he can bring his friend back, or whatever the situation may be. But he can kind of use this basketball court and this game as a refuge.”

Nuggets mascot Rocky waits his turn with a reporter as Marcus Camby takes the spotlight during the team’s media day at Pepsi Center. via Denver Post