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Wednesday’s And-1 links: It’s going to cost you to see Jeremy Lin

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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). You want to see Jeremy Lin play for the Knicks? It’s going to cost you. Larry Bird says he and Red Auerbach are about loyalty, [more]

New Orleans, Philadelphia trade some bench players

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We have a trade! Not the one everyone has been talking about and speculating on for the past few days. But a trade nonetheless. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news with a tweet. New Orleans has traded Darius Songalia and Craig Brackins to Philly for Willie Green and Jason Smith, league source tells Y! This [more]

Joe Alexander getting a second chance, courtesy the Hornets quest for forwards

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Guys under rookie contracts are gold in the NBA — they don’t cost much, and some contribute a lot. Guys on those contracts almost always get them picked up. Joe Alexander was not picked up. After two injury plagued, low production seasons — one in Milwaukee, one in Chicago — he got to test the [more]

Cole Aldrich is officially a Thunder

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New Orleans and Oklahoma City’s draft night trade that sent the draft rights to No. 11 pick Cole Aldrich to the Thunder has been approved by the league, according Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman. For a refresher: the Hornets received the draft rights to No. 21 pick Craig Brackins and No. 26 pick Quincy Pondexter [more]

NBA draft: Sam Presti refuses to let the Thunder fade to the background, moves up to grab Cole Aldrich

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Sam Presti doesn’t just wait by the phone. He had antennae implanted in his brain years ago, for convenient and instantaneous connections to each and every GM in the league. Every time the draft broadcast goes 5 minutes without mentioning the Thunder or showing Kevin Durant, he makes a brain call and a subsequent move. [more]