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PBT Monday Morning One Liners

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Joe and Gavin Maloof will be at a sold-out Power Balance Arena is Sacramento Monday as the fans make their pitch to keep the team in town. Don’t expect the Maloofs to speak — David Stern told them not to.

A Nuggets blogger throws a “come watch the game at a sports bar” night — and the team owner and GM show up.

If you didn’t read PBT over the weekend — and if not, what is wrong with you? — then you missed Matt Moore killing it around here, including a post about why the Bobcats did well at the trading deadline.

The Kings talking seriously about a move to Anaheim — to an 18-year-old building by the way — tells you everything you need to know about the need for greater revenue sharing in the NBA.

Kobe Bryant passed the great Elvin Hayes on the all-time NBA scoring list on Sunday.

Eric Gordon’s wrist is still really sore, he can’t even shoot a midrange jumper, so it could be a while.

Matt Barnes is almost back with the Lakers. He wants to go, the team is being more patient.

Leon Powe couldn’t get off the bench in Cleveland, but teams are lining up to give him another chance. Good teams.

The Nuggets and George Karl are close to an extension.

Jared Dudley is becoming a dunking machine in Phoenix. Lets put a car in front of that man.

Zaza Pachulia wants more run in Atlanta. Probably not going to happen.

Referee Referee Tommy Nunez went down with some kind of leg injury during the Spurs/Grizzlies game.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.

Sixers’ Wilbekin hits game-winning three vs. Cavs (VIDEO)

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LeBron James sat out the Cavs’ preseason game against the Sixers on Thursday night, but Cleveland still held the lead for all but the final 5.4 seconds. Then, Sixers rookie Scottie Wilbekin did this:

Wilbekin, who played college ball at Florida, has a chance to earn legitimate minutes for the Sixers this season as they try to find young talent on the cheap. This is a good start.