Thursday night And-1 links: J.R. Smith is no longer a blond

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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.

• The Knicks Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith dyed his hair blond this summer. Mike Woodson told him to change it back.

• Speaking of the Knicks, point guards killed their defense last season. At Knickerblogger they look at how New York might deal with that.

• Could LeBron James really play in the NFL?

• Tony Parker had pulled out of workouts with the French national team due to thigh pain, but he is back now. He is expected to play in EuroBasket.

• When the news broke yesterday the Sixers ownership group was looking to buy the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, a few people were asking if the Sixers were in danger of being moved. In a word, no. Would you really move a team out of Philly to Newark?

Great look at new Memphis coach Dave Joerger, and old-school coaching junkie.

• The Kamanetzki brothers (who do great work) have a fantastic interview with Royce White.

• How one Cavs fan has come to accept the coming Kyrie Irving rumor frenzy. (He will sign his rookie extension and stay, the question is always the contract after that.)

• The Bobcats have reportedly offered Anthony Tolliver a one-year contract, likely at the league minimum. He’s waiting to see what other offers may come in.

• A former male dancer at Dallas Mavericks has been arrested in conjunction with a series of murders.

• Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin is out of the running for the 76ers head coaching job.

• Alexis Ajinca will return next season to French team SIG Strasbourg.

• Luke Harangody will play next season in Russia with UNICS Kazan.