Friday And-1 links: Kevin Love’s new look is… interesting

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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) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• Kevin Love has a porn-stache now. Apparently the effects of that concussion were more serious than we all realized.

• Love and Luke Ridnour both could be back for Minnesota for the last couple games of the season. Why push them? I don’t know but coach Rick Adelman said so.

• Tyson Chandler would like to win Defensive Player of the Year. He should, by the way.

• While we’re talking about the Knicks center, with Dwight Howard out for the Olympics, Chandler almost certainly gets that roster spot. There has some people talking about an Andrew Bynum call up, but with international ball need bigs who can shoot the midrange or longer. Look for a lot of Chandler then Bosh/Love at the five and LeBron/’Melo at the four.

• The Knicks are about to sign Dan Gadzuric and waive Bill Walker. Yup, that should solve all their problems. Gadzuric spent the season in the D-League not blowing anyone’s doors off.

• Here is the official guide to criticizing LeBron James in any situation.

George Maloof needs to shut the hell up.

• Chris Paul is playing through a sore thumb he got in the game against Denver Wednesday.

• If you’re wondering why Grant Hill was out for the Suns Thursday, he had fluid drained from his knee earlier in the week.

• Al Horford is frustrated he is not healing more quickly. I imagine Larry Drew is as well.

• Don’t be shocked if the Hornets use their amnesty clause on Emeka Okafor.