New Jersey Nets forward Outlaw celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Raptors during triple overtime in their NBA game in London

Tuesday morning one liners

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Our morning look around the NBA with stories that are not their own post here at PBT.

Travis Outlaw had surgery on his hand this summer after a boxing injury (he hit a heavy bag and broke it). That was eight weeks ago and things are supposed to be healed, but the Nets doctors would like to take a look at it just to be sure. (It’s not like it can hurt his shooting percentage from last season.)

Doc Rivers is struggling with the same issue every NBA coach is right now — what is the right amount of practice during this truncated season?

Danny Ainge has reached out to try and bring “Big Baby” Glen Davis back to the Celtics.

Here’s some video of Matt Barnes saying Dwight Howard and Chris Paul told him they’d love to play for the Lakers.

Great look at the crossroads where the Clippers stand, by Zach Lowe at Sports Illustrated.

The lockout killed Ray Allen’s cameo on a national television show.

Thaddeus Young apparently had a “good conversation” with the Nuggets.

The Lakers are closing in on a deal with sharpshooter Jason Kapono. (That could not be finalized until Dec. 9.)

Wilson Chandler and J.R. Smith are looking for was to get out of their Chinese contracts. They signed there knowing the league was not going to give NBA outs, had to know this was the risk.

Tyson Chandler to the Kings? Sure, why not?

Here is a scout’s take on the North Carolina vs. Kentucky game from this weekend. Yes, everyone came away liking Michael Kidd-Gilchrist a little bit more.

Most everyone expects that Grant Hill will stay with Phoenix.

Nene is meeting with the Rockets Tuesday. And the Pacers.

Watch out Nene, Samuel Dalembert says he is likely to sign with the Rockets (and downplays chances he lands with the Heat).

Stephen Curry put on a little weight this offseason, David Lee lost a little for the Warriors.

The Celtics are having conversations with Marquis Daniels.

Don’t expect the Wizards to be making any big moves in free agency.

If (or when) the Clippers sign RFA DeAndre Jordan the Spurs and Pistons would like to talk to Los Angeles about Chris Kaman.

This summer we ran a lot of video at this site from Hoopmixtape.com and BallisLife.com. But video of NBA players at pro/ams is not where those Web sites are changing basketball.

Mark Price is the new shooting coach in Orlando.

Metta World Peace will have a new number this year.

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski makes a couple interesting points about the upcoming season.

Remembering Walt Hazzard.

All Chandler Parsons wants for Christmas is healthy knees

Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons poses for a picture on NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. Parsons signed with the Grizzlies in July. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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It almost fits the song: “All I wants for Christmas is healthy knees, healthy knees, healthy knees.”

Chandler Parsons took to Twitter to answer questions from fans, and there were a few good answers in there but my favorite was this one:

Parsons has played in just six games for the Grizzlies this season, missing the start of the season to recover from off-season knee surgery, then now he has missed the last eight games with a knee bone bruise. The banged up Grizzlies could really use his shot creation back in the lineup.

As for other good questions/answers there was this combo, with a little help from ESPN’s Zach Lowe:

And then there’s this for the haters.

Sit back and watch the top 10 dunks from the first five weeks of NBA season

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Who doesn’t love a good dunk compilation?

Well, somebody probably just said “bah, humbug” but is that the person you really want to hang out with?

The fine folks at NBA.com put together the Top 10 dunks of October and November, and when Rudy Gobert dunking over Kristaps Porzingis is all the way down at 10, you know it’s a good list. Put off starting your Christmas shopping, at least for another 2:44, and watch the video.

Want to watch Chance the Rapper throw dodgeballs at mascots? Here you go.

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Want to watch Chance the Rapper throw dodgeballs at mascots? Of course you do. How is that even a question?

Above you can see just that from Chicago Friday night (where Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and the Bulls knocked off the Cavaliers). Benny the Bull is on his side as well, while the Cubs’ mascot and others try and stay out of the way.

I’ll take this over another kids’ dribbling contest any day.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Manu Ginobili hustling saves lead to Spurs bucket (VIDEO)

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That’s about the most Spurs play ever.

During the third quarter of San Antonio’s win over Washington Friday night, LaMarcus Aldridge saved the ball from going out-of-bounds on the baseline, he threw it out high to Manu Ginobili, who had to leap and save it from going into the backcourt. Two hustle plays. From there the Spurs whipped the ball around the perimeter, and it ended up back to Aldridge on the baseline, where he nailed the 12-foot jumper.

Eventually, the Spurs would get a Kawhi Leonard jumper to give them the victory.