Friday And-1 links: Wizards reach out to Ray Allen again. Why not?

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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 Washington Wizards checked in again to see if Ray Allen maybe changed his mind and would want to come play for then next to Paul Pierce, reports friend-of-this-blog J. Michael of CSNWashington.com. Honestly, this isn’t going to happen. Either Allen is going to hang them up or he’s going to play for Cleveland and go for a ring. It doesn’t hurt to ask if you’re the Wizards — and it really doesn’t hurt to leak it and say to the fan base “look how hard we’re trying” — but Allen is not going to a cold weather city where the team is not a strong title contender. Sorry.

• There have been rumors of a Minnesota/Chicago trade coming out of Minnesota, Kevin Martin for Mike Dunleavy Jr./Tony Snell. There’s not enough beer at Octoberfest to make the Bulls agree to that deal.

• Good on Kevin Love for being involved in the “It’s On Us” campaign to stop sexual assault, particularly on college campuses.

• Deron Williams says the Nets are flying under the radar this season. He knows they play in Brooklyn, right?

A man has been arrested in connection with the burglary of Paul George’s home while he was playing in a playoff game last season.

• A little off topic, but a great read from a former NFL wife on what their life is like and what the teams tell them. NBA wives tell similar “just don’t disrupt or distract the team” stories.

• A Q&A with Magic rookie Elfrid Payton.

• After watching Andrew Drummond on Team USA this summer Pistons teammate Jodie Meeks said he has the goal of making the national team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. We should all dream big.

• Jonas Jerebko wants to be the stretch for the Pistons need this upcoming season. We should all dream big. (To be fair he did shoot 41.9 percent from three when he got on the court last season and if he can evolve into that role Stan Van Gundy will play him.)

• The Spurs gave a make good (training camp) contract to power forward Josh Davis, who went undrafted out of San Diego State.

• Mehmet Okur will be a special consultant for the Utah Jazz this season.