2009–10 NBA season

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The 2009–10 NBA season was the 64th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA).wikipedia
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2009 NBA draft

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The 2009 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2009, and Blake Griffin was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.
However, he missed the entire 2009–10 season due to surgery on his broken left kneecap, which he injured during the pre-season.

Dallas Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks hosted the 59th Annual All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on February 14, 2010.
Since their inaugural 1980–81 season, the Mavericks have won three division titles (1987, 2007, 2010), two conference championships (2006, 2011), and one NBA championship (2011).

2010 NBA All-Star Game

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The Dallas Mavericks hosted the 59th Annual All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on February 14, 2010. The 2010 NBA All-Star Game was played at Cowboys Stadium, in Texas, on February 14, 2010, with the East winning in a closely contested game, 141–139, and the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade being named the MVP.
This game was the 59th edition of the NBA All-Star Game and was played during the 2009–10 NBA season.

Blake Griffin

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The 2009 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2009, and Blake Griffin was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.
During the final pre-season game of 2009, he broke his left kneecap, had surgery, and missed the entire 2009–10 season.

Jeff Bower (basketball)

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Bower held the Hornets head coaching position during most of the 2009–10 season, and the general manager position twice, in 2002–03 and from 2005 to 2010.

NBA salary cap

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* On July 7, 2009, the NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2009–10 season would be $57.70 million and would go into effect on July 8.
For the 2009–10 season, the luxury tax level was set at $69.92 million.

New Orleans Pelicans

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The Hornets started the 2009–10 season with a 3–6 record and fired head coach Byron Scott.

Indiana Pacers

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Cleveland's league-leading 61 wins was the lowest win total to lead the league since the Indiana Pacers won 61 games in 2003–04.
During the 2009–10 season, Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough (drafted in 2009) suffered a season-ending ear injury and without center Jeff Foster, the Pacers again fell into another season under .500 and missed the playoffs for 4 years in a row.

Kevin Durant

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During the NBA All-Star Weekend, Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks won the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest for the third time in his career; Kevin Durant, who also won the inaugural event, won this year's H.O.R.S.E Competition and Boston's Paul Pierce beat rookie Stephen Curry to win the Three-Point Shootout.
During the 2009–10 season, Durant was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game.

Stephen Curry

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During the NBA All-Star Weekend, Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks won the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest for the third time in his career; Kevin Durant, who also won the inaugural event, won this year's H.O.R.S.E Competition and Boston's Paul Pierce beat rookie Stephen Curry to win the Three-Point Shootout.
He appeared in 80 games (77 starts) during the 2009–10 season, averaging 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.90 steals in 36.2 minutes.

Allen Iverson

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Later in his career, Iverson played for the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and the Memphis Grizzlies, before ending his NBA career with the 76ers during the 2009–10 season.

Dwyane Wade

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The 2010 NBA All-Star Game was played at Cowboys Stadium, in Texas, on February 14, 2010, with the East winning in a closely contested game, 141–139, and the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade being named the MVP.
On November 1, in what was only his third game of the 2009–10 season, Wade recorded his 10,000th career point during a 95–87 win against the Chicago Bulls.

Dwight Howard

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In a miscellaneous note, Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic set a Guinness World Record for the longest basketball shot while sitting down, at 52 ft 6 in, during Jam Session.
In the 2009–10 season, the Magic got off to a strong start, winning 17 of their first 21 games and setting a franchise record.

Detroit Pistons

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The Pistons did surpass their win totals from the 2009–10 season to the 2014–15 season on March 9, 2016, when Detroit defeated the Dallas Mavericks 102–96.

Los Angeles Lakers

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The Lakers, who had added Ron Artest (now Metta World Peace ) in place of Trevor Ariza in their starting lineup, finished the 2009–10 season with the best record in the Western Conference for the third straight time.

Shaquille O'Neal

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After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009–10 season.

Mike Dunleavy Sr.

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He retained his position as general manager, with Kim Hughes, who had worked as Dunleavy's assistant for seven seasons, becoming interim head coach for the remainder of the 2009-10 season.

Philadelphia 76ers

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The anniversary uniforms proved so popular that they inspired the team to return to the old logo full-time and drop black and gold altogether for the 2009–10 season, with red away uniforms completing the ensemble.

LeBron James

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In February of the 2009–10 season, James was forced into a temporary point guard role following a series of injuries to players in the Cavaliers' backcourt.

Memphis Grizzlies

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With new acquisition Zach Randolph playing at an All-Star level, Marc Gasol's improvement, and a commitment to defense, the Grizzlies were in playoff contention for much of the 2009–10 season, before finishing 10th in the Western Conference with a win-loss record of 40–42.

NBA G League

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The opening night rosters also featured a record number of former D-League players with 63 players on 29 NBA teams.
Bobby Simmons, Aaron Brooks, and Pascal Siakam are the only former D-League players to win an NBA end-of-season award; all won the Most Improved Player Award with Simmons getting it with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2004–05, Brooks earning it with the Houston Rockets in 2009–10 and Siakam receiving it with the Toronto Raptors in the 2018-19 NBA season.

2009–10 New York Knicks season

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The 2009–10 New York Knicks season was the 64th season of the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Utah Jazz

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Boozer remained with the team heading into the 2009–10 season.

Gilbert Arenas

Arenas opened the 2009–10 season on a hopeful note, scoring 29 points as the Wizards beat the Dallas Mavericks 102–91 in their season opener.

Denver Nuggets

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The 2009–10 season saw Anthony average 28.2 points per game and Billups average a career-high 19.6 points per game.