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Friday And-1 links (and the truth about height measurements)

Dec 30, 2011, 10:48 AM EST

Barea of Puerto Rico and NBA team Dallas Mavericks celebrates with his teammates after their win over Mexico during their men's final basketball game at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara Reuters

Welcome to our morning 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).

Who are the guys in the NBA not nearly as tall as listed? Well, if J.J. Barea is 6’0” then I am looking down on Dwight Howard.

Boston’s zone defense that slowed the Heat was put in because their man-to-man defense was so bad.

How Brendan Haywood helped Russell Westbrook get his groove back.

The New York Knicks still need an identity.

Agent Happy Walters had an interest in buying a piece of the 76ers when they were recently for sale.

Joel Przybilla is drawing interest from the Clippers, Heat, Mavs and Bucks.

Meet the new Wizards, same as the old Wizards.

I think Russell Westbrook is a far better fit in OKC than Rajon Rondo. But here is the argument from J.A.Adande of ESPN that Westbrook doesn’t fit either.

After hitting the game-winning shot Wednesday, the Heat’s Dwyane Wade looked at Cam Newton courtside and did his Superman celebration. Wade said it was out of respect.

Jameer Nelson is questionable for Friday’s game against Charlotte after leaving Thursday night with spasms in his neck.

The Hornets Eric Gordon will not play on Friday against the Suns.

The Grizzlies Mike Conley still has his ankle in a walking boot. He’s out a few games.

The Wizards Maurice Evans is going to get an MRI on his troublesome knee.

The Golden State Warriors as a defensive team?

The Bucks Larry Sanders creates some interesting art.

The Bucks have sent Darington Hobson to the D-League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants for some seasoning.

  1. edmazeing1 - Dec 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Then why did Wade give a disrespectful look after he did it?…i also like how LBJ was in the back ground doing it to for no reason!!!

    • Chris Fiorentino - Dec 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM

      Yeah, Superboy was in the background mimicking his big brother. Pathetic.

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