Tuesday And-1 links: Conan has Guinness colored Nikes

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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). We’re trying out a bullet-point format to help the look and feel, tell us what you think of it.

• Conan O’Brien got a pair of Guinness colored Nikes. I’m not a sneakerhead, but I might buy a pair of those.

• Kevin Love leads the NBA in scoring in March, averaging 30.3 points per game.

• Brian Grant talks openly, honestly about his fight with Parkinson’s disease.

• Sports Illustrated follows the Dallas Mavericks around on a back-to-back to show the wear and tear of this season.

• Kevin Durant is about to sign with agent Rob Pelinka, reports Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal. Pelinka is the agent for Kobe Bryant and James Harden, among others. (Durant left Aaron Goodwin a while back.)

• There is no timetable on Richard Hamilton’s return to the Bulls. He can’t even lift his arm over his head yet.

• Watch Gerald Green almost hit his head on the backboard while making a block.

• On the other end of the spectrum, watch Markieff Morris make two of the worst passes you are going to see. Back-to-back.

• Nene says the future is bright with him in Washington.

• Nick Young talks about the Wizards and his transition to the Clippers.

• The Heat beat the Magic the other day in part by using Orlando’s own favorite play against them.

• Some good thoughts on the gray area of “clutch performance” and why that is so hard to define.

• Check out this Pau Gasol portrait. Interesting.

• Xavier Henry has been sent by the Hornets to the Iowa Energy of the D-League.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.

Sixers’ Wilbekin hits game-winning three vs. Cavs (VIDEO)

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LeBron James sat out the Cavs’ preseason game against the Sixers on Thursday night, but Cleveland still held the lead for all but the final 5.4 seconds. Then, Sixers rookie Scottie Wilbekin did this:

Wilbekin, who played college ball at Florida, has a chance to earn legitimate minutes for the Sixers this season as they try to find young talent on the cheap. This is a good start.