New name, same drill. This is our morning look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT).
Washington Wizards fans booed Kris Humphries all night long Monday. Well done, Washingtonians. Way to side with the woman who became famous because of a sex tape. She has the high moral ground. (Humphries had 21 points, 16 rebounds by the way.)
Paul Pierce is likely out for Tuesday night’s Celtics game against Boston. That means more Sasha Pavlovic. Matched up on LeBron James.
Coach Rick Adelman will miss Tuesday’s Minnesota game to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law.
The Knicks are about to pick up former Harvard star Jeremy Lin, reports Marc Stein at ESPN. So, another Harvard guy gets a job in Manhattan. The Rockets had to cut Jeremy Lin to make way for Samuel Dalembert.
Richard Hamilton has 16 points on 8-of-18 shooting through two games with the Bulls. Chicago is still figuring out how to use him, but Ronnie Brewer seems to be outplaying him right now.
Look for the fine to come next — Milwaukee forward Drew Gooden was ejected from the Bucks’ game for a flagrant foul.
We told you in our recaps that the Mavs Sean Williams threw up all over the floor when he sat down on the bench Tuesday (summing up the whole game for Dallas). If that is the kind of thing you want to see video of, here you go.
Bobcats guard guard D.J. Augustin sprained his ankle and is listed as day-to-day.
Carmelo Anthony is doing better running the pick and roll than I expected. He’s been pretty good at it.
Mike Bibby will suit up for the Knicks next Tuesday. Don’t expect much out of that, Knicks fans.
Talking about Chris Paul’s go-to move.
Pau Gasol has a sprained shoulder and Josh McRoberts a sprained toe for the Lakers, but they are both playing through it.
The rookie combo in Minnesota was not bad Tuesday night. Ricky Rubio had six points and six assists while Derrick Williams had 13 points. Give them time.
Jeff Pendergraph could return to the Pacers next week (he tweaked his surgically repaired knee during training camp).