Here is our daily 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).
I said yesterday that right now LeBron James is my MVP choice, who would you pick? We’re taking votes here at NBCSports.com.
Baron Davis would like Knicks fans to stop booing the team. Good luck with that.
Jonny Flynn said all the Ricky Rubio hype in Minnesota hurt his stock in the NBA. Maybe what most hurt his stock was his play.
D.J. Augustin is going to be out the next three games for the Bobcats, he missed Tuesday night’s loss to the Knicks as well.
Vin Baker is suing his former financial adviser for that $86 million he lost.
How is DeMarcus Cousins progressing? Here’s a great breakdown from Kevin Pelton.
These Grizzlies are grinders. And winners.
Add J.J. Hickson to the list of guys not getting an extension to his rookie deal from his team.
Great story on the Phoenix Suns training staff — which keeps Steve Nash going, breathed new live into Shaq and is a draw for veteran players.
Pretty soon the Hornets may play at Louisiana Seafood Arena. Seriously. Nicknames start behind The Gumbo Bowl.
Win fans free food at the end of games, become a cult hero.
Metta World Peace is still signing autographs as Ron Artest. Why would I want that?
Pau Gasol wants the Lakers offense to be more like the Orlando offense. One big problem here — Orlando makes you pay when you collapse the defense on Dwight Howard as they are shooting 39.6 percent from three as a team. The Lakers are shooting a league worst 25.6 percent from three — you don’t pay a price for clogging the lane on them.
Great read on the Knicks offense.
Mehmet Okur talks about the differences between Salt Lake City and New York (Turkish restaurants galore) and playing in his native land.