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Wednesday And-1 links: Who do you think is the MVP?

Jan 25, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

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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).

I said yesterday that right now LeBron James is my MVP choice, who would you pick? We’re taking votes here at NBCSports.com.

Baron Davis would like Knicks fans to stop booing the team. Good luck with that.

Ranking the rookies.

Jonny Flynn said all the Ricky Rubio hype in Minnesota hurt his stock in the NBA. Maybe what most hurt his stock was his play.

D.J. Augustin is going to be out the next three games for the Bobcats, he missed Tuesday night’s loss to the Knicks as well.

Vin Baker is suing his former financial adviser for that $86 million he lost.

How is DeMarcus Cousins progressing? Here’s a great breakdown from Kevin Pelton.

These Grizzlies are grinders. And winners.

Add J.J. Hickson to the list of guys not getting an extension to his rookie deal from his team.

Great story on the Phoenix Suns training staff — which keeps Steve Nash going, breathed new live into Shaq and is a draw for veteran players.

Pretty soon the Hornets may play at Louisiana Seafood Arena. Seriously. Nicknames start behind The Gumbo Bowl.

Win fans free food at the end of games, become a cult hero.

Metta World Peace is still signing autographs as Ron Artest. Why would I want that?

Pau Gasol wants the Lakers offense to be more like the Orlando offense. One big problem here — Orlando makes you pay when you collapse the defense on Dwight Howard as they are shooting 39.6 percent from three as a team. The Lakers are shooting a league worst 25.6 percent from three — you don’t pay a price for clogging the lane on them.

Great read on the Knicks offense.

Mehmet Okur talks about the differences between Salt Lake City and New York (Turkish restaurants galore) and playing in his native land.

  1. illogic87 - Jan 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Ricky Rubio – ROY
    Lebron James – MVP

  2. illcomm - Jan 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    MBPS is Howard or Kobe. Without those guys their teams would be sub .500. Lebron is good but I still think Josh fills the bigger whole and Wade is better when healty. MVP is about being clutch down the strectch in 4th quarter. Lebron doesn’t have that perfected yet.

    • dalostcause - Jan 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      Nor have you perfected it, the only Howard who deserves MVP consideration goes by the first name of Dwight.

    • blueintown - Jan 25, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      Who’s Josh?

      • comeonnowguys - Jan 25, 2012 at 10:36 PM

        McRoberts, of course.

  3. thenmoveback - Jan 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Lebron is MVP so far, numbers don’t lie

  4. chargerdillon - Jan 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    MVP = Derrick Rose
    Runner up = Dwight Howard

    Kobe has Pau and Bynum
    Lebron has Wade and Bosh

    Rose has a better record with less help. He does everything Lebron and Kobe do with less offensive help. BTW I hate Rose and anything Bulls-related. But he’s the MVP right now.

  5. mujdzic - Jan 25, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Rose

  6. comeonnowguys - Jan 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Rose… barely, but yes.

  7. bigdeal89 - Jan 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    It’s LeBron by far.. And if you don’t think so you are either High or a Hater…

  8. rj88888 - Jan 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Carlos Boozer MVP

    • comeonnowguys - Jan 25, 2012 at 10:35 PM

      Yeah, uh no.

  9. bossmangunny - Jan 25, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Dwight Howard-double team him(you almost have to)-open man gets an good look.
    On defense beating your man off the dribble means having to face him in the middle.This guy is a beast at both ends.

  10. bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Kobe

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