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Thursday And-1 links: Derrick Rose Don’t Dance

Mar 8, 2012, 11:44 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).

This is why the Internet is brilliant — the Derrick Rose Don’t Dance tumblr.

Among the things that will factor into Dwight Howard’s decision making process this summer (when it appears he will be a free agent): Money. Bet you didn’t see that coming.

Ersan Ilyasova dropped 32 on the Bulls defense Wednesday night, has played well of late, and that leaves the Bucks with a choice: Trade him at the deadline or end up having to spend a pretty penny to keep him as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Some thoughts about who the Bulls might make a run at if they decide to trade for a two guard. None of the guys they can get are as good as a healthy Rip Hamilton.

Evan Turner, coming off the best game of his NBA career, wants you to know that the Backstreet Boys were WAY better than N’Sync.

Stephen Jackson keeps coming up on the Bulls radar. Not sure if they should trade for him as a player, but maybe as a rapper

We keep talking about how dangerous Miami is when you give them easy baskets in transition. Which is true. But the Heat also are statistically the best half court offense in the NBA.

No return date is set, but Thabo Sefolosha is running at three-quarter speed and is shooting jump shots following his foot surgery.

Bulls backup guard C.J. Watson’s foot is still hurting him. A lot.

Here’s a Q&A with Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley.

Shaun Livingston is adjusting to coming off the bench in Milwaukee.

The Clippers brought in Bobby Simmons on a 10-day contract, but it looks like they may keep him.

DeMarcus Cousins sat out Wednesday night with food poisoning. Look, if you are going to order the fugu make sure you go to a really good sushi restaurant next time.

The Lakers have guard Darius Morris to their team in the D-League.

Leon Powe has signed to play in Puerto Rico.

  1. Justin - Mar 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Here is a good one for TWolves fans. A side by side of KG and Marbury and Kevin Love and Rubio on Slam magazine. http://wp.me/p1zWAl-RO

  2. savvybynature - Mar 8, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    And Thibs don’t rock ‘n’ roll

  3. kappn - Mar 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    That stat in that espn paper on the “Rose Don’t Dance” tumblr as of last night is incorrect. He and Kyrie have the same amount of game winners.

  4. glink123 - Mar 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Sorry, but there’s no such thing as a healthy Rip Hamilton. It’s just a myth, like Santa Claus. There used to be a player who played for the Detroit Pistons nearly a decade ago who resembled a healthy Rip Hamilton, but several years of PEDs by that team (Ben Wallace has shrunk to half his old size, Chauncy Billups has hamstrings made of tissue paper, etc) have clearly taken its toll.

  5. sellahh - Mar 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    “Some thoughts about who the Bulls might make a run at if they decide to trade for a two guard. None of the guys they can get are as good as a healthy Rip Hamilton.”
    I’m taking Ellis, Mayo or RayRay over Rip anyday. Healthy Rip. And he’s hurt all the time.

  6. glink123 - Mar 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Rip missed yet another game tonight. Imagine that. He’s now missed 27 games due to a groin pull and a bruised shoulder. Meanwhile, Kobe leads the league in scoring despite playing with basically one arm the entire season, and with a broken face the past week.

  7. gmsingh - Mar 9, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    Can we go back to the original title: Rose Don’t Dance, LeBron Can’t Close?

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