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).
Stat of the day, courtesy Tim Reynolds of the AP: Since the Knicks last won a playoff game, the Giants have won eight.
Ice Cube is ticked at David Stern. It was not a good day.
Former NBA player Oliver Miller got a year in jail for pistol whipping someone.
Kenyon Martin has joined the Clippers but will not suit up tonight in Orlando. And he thinks he can be a mentor to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
With Carl Landry out for up to a month, the Hornets have signed Lance Thomas to provide some depth at forward.
O.J. Mayo says there is no stigma among players about Boston.
Shane Battier is really struggling to strike a balance between when to shoot and when to pass.
The Hawks will be without Jason Collins for a couple weeks with a sprained left elbow. With Al Horford out, they are thin the five.
Jimmer Fredette has racked up a couple DNP-CDs in a row, which is frustrating the Cult of Jimmer but the guy is getting outplayed by much lower picks. He’s having trouble finding his game in the NBA.
Hornets center Jason Smith is day-to-day with a concussion.
The Pistons are looking to actually reduce the number of luxury boxes. The highest level of them at the Palace have been a tough sell so they may be converted into a restaurant, social media gathering sites, or a sports hall of fame (the decision on what has not been made).