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).
Gilbert Arenas is going to conduct an open workout in Los Angeles this week so teams can come and decide for themselves if he’s got anything left.
Best video/GIF of the day: Watch JaVale McGee get back on defense. Even when the Wizards still have the ball.
Jamal Crawford says he is going to opt out of his contract at the end of this year and test the free agent market again. Sorry Portland.
The Clippers have promised Mo Williams that they will not make any proactive calls to trade him. Now, if you were to call them….
Baron Davis told the New York media his setback was tied to an elbow infection, which also triggered more back pain. He now says his elbow is fine now. New York, welcome to the world of Baron Davis.
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak talks trades (vaguely), the cut down day and all things Lakers.
Somebody wrecked LaMarcus Aldridge’s Ferrari. That’s just wrong.
The NBA has a big press conference in Houston tomorrow, where they will announce that city will host the 2013 All-Star Game (as had been rumored during lockout). No offense to Houston, but I was hoping for Brooklyn.
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov says he will sell the Nets if he wins his bid to become Russia’s president.
GQ and the essentials of James Harden’s wardrobe.
The mayor of Seattle has confirmed that the city is in talks to build a new arena there.
Wizards owner Ted Leonsis wants his team to get respect for the officials. That is still not why the Wizards are losing. Go back to the JaVale McGee GIF above.
Kendrick Perkins says he is trying to break out of his offensive slump. No, I have no idea how you know he’s in one.
Larry Bird thinks LeBron James is not far behind Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan on the all-time list.
Paul Pierce from the East and Tony Parker from the West are your NBA players of the week. And there was much rejoicing.
The Spurs have waived Malcolm Thomas.
Watch bmx rider Chad Kerley get punked by Kobe Bryant.