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Monday And-1 Links: Watching Cody Zeller go to work


Here is our regular 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) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• Here is what Cody Zeller was doing right at Summer League.

• You hear a lot of people say “the Thunder should have kept James Harden and let Kendrick Perkins and/or Serge Ibaka go.” It’s just not that simple.

• Remember we told you former NBA player Craig Ehlo had been arrested on a domestic violence charges that included “felony burning” charges. He’s out of jail now but the details of his arrest are a little strange.

• Do you “sleep text?”

• While Ivan Johnson is drawing interest from the Knicks (which means a minimum deal) his agent is also looking at overseas options.

• Mike James remains in negotiations with the Mavericks.

• Nate McMillan is excited to get going as part of the Pacers staff.

• Here is Hawks GM Danny Ferry singing the praises of DeMarre Carroll (not literally).

• Former Florida State star Michael Snaer has gotten an invite to the Brooklyn Nets camp. (That’s as far as he goes with that team this year, but it’s a good opportunity.)

• Darius Johnson-Odom is drawing interest from  Italian team Montepaschi Siena. He is a free agent right now.

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.