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.
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.