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).
Former Net Jayson Williams is now the “Moses of Rikers.”
Can you blame all the problems in your life on Minnesota GM David Kahn? Maybe.
The Orlando Magic play the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis Saturday. Sunday the New York Giants play the New England Patriots in Indy in Super Bowl XLVI (which you can watch streaming here on NBCSports.com, if I can throw in a plug). The Orlando Magic didn’t book their hotel long in advance due to the lockout. Now, basically every hotel room in the city is booked and the Magic are scrambling.
There’s a rumor (really some random talk) going around that Mitch Kupchak might leave as Lakers GM. I would say don’t put much stock into that.
NBA players are getting to the free throw line less often this season. League official Stu Jackson talked about if it about the officiating.
Paul Pierce sat more than he liked in the fourth quarter of the Celtics loss to the Cavaliers Sunday.
Also Celtics fans, don’t expect Keyon Dooling back anytime soon.
Kobe Bryant was impressed with Ricky Rubio.
Carlos Boozer’s son was at the Bulls/Heat game Sunday and was chanting “let’s go Heat.”
Paul Millsap hates your zone defenses.
Watching Delonte West get ready for a game is pretty funny.
Andris Biedrins is in coach Mark Jackson’s doghouse because of a lack of production. No way anyone saw that coming…
The Hornets were only about $5 million over four years away from reaching a deal with Eric Gordon.
Ryan Anderson says Dwight Howard is right to criticize his Magic teammates.
Don’t expect to see D.J. Augustin this week with the Bobcats, his toe injury is still keeping him out.
EuroBasket sensation Bo McCalebb says the NBA can wait.
Like he is in preperations for games and with his shot, Ray Allen is all about consistency and repetition when naming his kids.
The Warriors owners paid a premium for their franchise, but it’s already paying off.
The Celtics wouldn’t mind landing Chris Kaman, but it’s not likely.
The Rockets’ Courtney Lee was involved in a serious car accident, but was not hurt (nor was anyone else). Fortunately.
The Nets have brought Jordan Williams back up from the D-League.