PBT Friday morning one liners

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Here are some details on the latest effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento. They’re trying, but let’s understand this is a longshot. At best.

Steve Francis’ agent has pled guilty to tax evasion and a series of other crimes and is looking at a decade behind bars.

LeBron James has Kemba Walker’s back.

Another scouting report on Jimmer Fredette that came up with similar results to what scouts told us at PBT a while ago — if he’s just a shooter in the right system he’ll be okay, but don’t expect any defense.

A conversation with Rudy Fernandez.

Lamar Odom should be the Sixth Man of the Year. He qualifies because he has come off the bench more games than he started, even if he started more than 30 games.

Here’s another good case for Odom.

A tribute to Chicago’s bench mob.

Andrew Bynum is not apologetic for his hard foul that led to a two-game suspension.

Kendrick Perkins really likes Thabo Sefolosha and the wing defense he brings to Oklahoma City.

 

Robin Lopez and T.J. Warren exchange contact, heated words (video)

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Robin Lopez whacked T.J. Warren in the head while chasing an offensive rebound. Warren didn’t like that, so he ran to the opposite end of the court and shoved Lopez to the floor. A heated confrontation ensued, though it didn’t escalate beyond yelling.

Warren received a flagrant foul, and Lopez was hit with a technical in the Suns’ 113-105 win over the Bulls.

Lakers blow 5-on-1 fastbreak (video)

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Corey Brewer is better at finishing fastbreaks than leading them.

Nice defense by Emmanuel Mudiay, too.

But at least the Lakers won.

Did Reggie Jackson distract Jimmy Butler into missing game-tying free throw? (video)

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With the Timberwolves trailing the Pistons by three and 6.2 seconds left, Jimmy Butler drew a foul on a 3-pointer.

Butler made the first two free throws then, just before he got the ball for the third, Reggie Jackson interrupted to talk to Stanley Johnson, who was in rebounding position. Butler missed the free throw, and Detroit won 100-97 after an intentional foul.

Butler said Jackson didn’t affect him, but Butler’s side eye during the delay at least appeared to speak loudly.

Bulls’ Kris Dunn dunks on T.J. Warren after savvy/explosive halfcourt drive (video)

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Kris Dunn had a nice weekend – 39 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Hornets and lost to the Suns – punctuated by this dunk in Chicago’s 113-105 loss to the Suns last night.

T.J. Warren paid the price for Tyler Ulis overplaying a Robin Lopez screen Dunn cleverly never used.