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).
Anthony Morrow is going to wear a Drazen Petrovic Nets throwback jersey during the All-Star Three Point Contest next weekend in Orlando. Petrovic was a legendary player and the last Net in the three point contest. He was killed in a car accident at age 28. That is an incredibly cool idea.
Mark Cuban on the Nets moving to Brooklyn: “’I hope the stadium works, I hope they do a great job and I hope the team sucks.”
Allen Iverson has gotten a contract offer — from an indoor soccer team.
Fernando Valenzuela is one of the few people on the planet who could probably relate Jeremy Lin, and he talks about it.
J.R. Smith wants to take advantage of his “clean slate” in New York to rebuild his image.
Tracy McGrady is not happy with how he is being used in Atlanta. Yes, that is the Hawks biggest problem by far.
Raymond Felton isn’t happy with how he’s being used in Portland. My advice, shoot better than 36.6 percent on the year and he might like how he gets used better.
In Houston, Samuel Dalembert got benched for missing shootaround on Sunday — Patrick Patterson started and Delembert played off the bench. And not all that well.
Defensive specialist and Thunder starting two guard Thabo Sefolosha will miss about another month with a tendon injury in his foot.
J.J. Hickson isn’t having a lot of fun in Sacramento and misses Cleveland. So, there is at least one person who misses Cleveland.
Nets guard Jordan Farmar will be out likely through the All-Star break with a groin injury.
Good one from Chris Sheridan at Sheridanhoops: “Hasheem Thabeet was a DNP with a sore lower back, which is what can happen when you sit on the bench for extended periods of time, like a month.”
Hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” had its nerd characters try their hands at basketball last episode.
Danilo Gallinari is still limited to bike work and will still be early next month before he returns (which was the original time table).
Tony Parker is opening up a night club in San Antonio.
The Knicks had to waive Ronaldo Balkman to make room for J.R. Smith, the Nets might pick him up.
Cleveland did not give Ben Uzoh a second 10-day contract.