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PBT Monday morning one liners

Mar 28, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

Dwight Howard AP

Dwight Howard caved — he had his beard trimmed. He was the first Magic player to do so since they decided to grow playoff beards as a team. Fortunately for all of us, Stan Van Gundy is not playing along.

If — really, when at this point — the Kings move to Anaheim, the Lakers recently-signed $3 billion, 20-year television deal will be worth about 10 percent less. And you wondered why they oppose the move.

Could the Knicks play of late have them thinking twice about bringing Chauncey Billups back next season (he can be bought out for less than $4 million).

Gilbert Arenas, stop complaining about wanting playing time. If you want it go earn it. You’ll get more time with Jameer Nelson out.

As if Celtics fans didn’t have enough to worry about, Rajon Rondo sat out with an injured pinky finger Sunday and is questionable for Monday. It’s been bothering him for a couple of weeks and he aggravated it in practice Saturday.

The Rockets have made a nice playoff push, but the Grizzlies keep wining and that may keep the Rockets on the outside looking in.

Samuel Dalembert played in Philly, the Kings fans booing (or the reaction of fans upon his return to Philly) has not really phased him.

Omar Samhan talks Arvydas Sabonis.

There are a lot of Europeans atop the NBA draft board this year. Why? Because in a weak draft they can go higher, but they can still play in Europe during a lockout. So many are making the jump this year.

The Nets are becoming serious about keeping Kris Humphries around.

Elton Brand’s hands are banged up.

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