Welcome to our morning 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).
Lamar Odom thinks Kevin Love is the Bill Laimbeer for a new generation.
Dennis Rodman is going to coach a topless women’s basketball team in New York. I don’t even have a joke here.
Andre Miller and Ty Lawson are making a very nice backcourt tandem in Denver.
DeMarcus Cousins issued a statement saying he has never demanded a trade. Sacramento is a mess right now.
Great read about North Carolina high school legend JamesOn Curry trying to make it to the NBA.
The Rockets are about to send Marcus Morris to the D-League.
D.J. Mbenga, Hilton Armstrong, Solomon Jones and Dan Gadzuric were in working out for the Clippers, who want some depth at center. They chose Jones, who is expected to sign with the team soon.
An impressive list of the social media surrounding the entire NBA (players, writers, bloggers and more)
Amare Stoudemire may well be back with the Knicks Wednesday.
Break down the numbers and the NBA is color blind — ethnicity has no impact on winning.
Josh Smith is playing through swelling in the knee. He had 9 points on 12 shots against the Heat Monday.
Foster the people — Jeff Foster may make his Pacers return tonight.
Why Caron Butler is key for the Clippers this season.
Everyone loves Greg Stiemsma!
Looking back at the 2009 NBA draft — I still don’t get the Jonny Flynn pick.
Charlie Villanueva made his season debut for the Pistons on Monday. Hope you didn’t blink, you might have missed it. He played just 38 seconds.
Kirk Hinrich has surgery to remove a cyst from his shoulder and it will be another month before he will be back on the floor for the Hawks.
Kris Humphries is having an MRI on his knee and will not travel with the Nets to face the Celtics. He could be out for a little while.
Pape Sy is on his way back to France and will sign with Gravelines-Dunkerque.