Thursday And-1 Links: Russell Westbrook was all over New York Fashion Week

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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 more than the kids on “How I Met Your Mother” want that story to end….

• Russell Westbrook was all over New York Fashion Week. The New York Times even wrote about it.

• Thaddeus Young has largely played the four for the 76ers, but they could start him at the three this season.

• One of the standard mantras around the league is that you can’t be good at offensive rebounding and transition defense. Statistics say that is not true, and if you want more tangible evidence check out the Indiana Pacers.

• Harlan Schreiber’s transaction breakdowns at Hoopsanalyst are always a very good read.

• Nice story about how Tyson Chandler’s daughter is inspired by Serena Williams.

• Dallas has invited former Cavaliers swingman D.J. Kennedy as well as Mickey McConnell to training camp.

• Washington hired Marc Eversley (formerly of Toronto) as Vice-President of Scouting.

• Remember earlier this summer former NBA player Craig Ehlo was charged in a domestic dispute where as part of it he burned some clothes. He has entered a guilty plea to a one count of Second Degree Reckless Burning.

• Let’s end with the top 10 plays of the Thunder from last season, just for fun.

Kevin Durant with huge dunk on visiting Fenerbahce Ulker

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Welcome to America, Fenerbahce Ulker.

The Turkish powerhouse was in America playing some exhibition games this preseason, and they got a first-hand reminder that Kevin Durant is back. KD had 13 points in the Thunder’s easy 111-81 win.

Not to be outdone, Russell Westbrook got in on the act.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.