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Wednesday morning one liners: Golden State eyeing Odom?

Apr 11, 2012, 11:57 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) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• Could the Golden State Warriors be eyeing Lamar Odom when he eventually gets bought out and becomes a free agent this summer? He’s on their radar, according to a report. Smart money for me is still one of the Los Angeles teams or the Heat, but nothing would surprise me.

• One more time, because I keep getting emails/tweets asking about this: No team can sign Odom right now. First, Dallas did not release him, they just made him sort of a permanent inactive. Also, it is past the deadline when teams can add a player and use him in the playoffs — rosters are set. He may get traded and he will get bought out and become a free agent this summer, but nothing his happening right now.

• If each member of the San Antonio Spurs were a super villain, which super villain would they be?

Ricky Rubio says his knee may not be ready for the start of training camp next fall.

• Taking a close look at the Celtics killer starting lineup.

• Chris Hansen, the guy looking to bring a team to Seattle, has purchased the rest of the land where he would like to build an arena. He still needs to work out a deal where the city pitches in money, then he needs to get a team. But baby steps are still steps.

Kyle Korver was so hot Tuesday night he was making plays sitting down.

• If you read one thing today, may it Sports Illustrated’s profile of JaVale McGee. It will give you a better picture of the man. Not that you will understand him when you are done.

What makes Kawhi Leonard so good?

Al Harrington is going to try and play through his knee injury, just with a reduced role for the Nuggets.

Rajon Rondo walked away from Team USA, and he does not want to ever go back and play in the Olympics. Ever.

Ben Gordon is frustrated with the Pistons. He should be.

Brooklyn is a reality for the Nets.

• Taking a closer look at the Nets trade for Gerald Wallace and the protected pick sent to Portland. I still just do not get that move.

• Saints owner Tom Benson was talking Hornets with NBA Commissioner David Stern.

• The Portsmouth Invitational college showcase still matters because guys go from there to the NBA (Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin, just to name a couple). I want to go to this one year just because I love Portsmouth.

• Please help out one basketball blog’s battle against Parkinson’s disease if you can.

  1. storebrandcookies - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    No! Lamar would rather be laying half-naked on his bed feeding strawberries to his wife, surrounded by 10 cameramen than play for the Warriors.

  2. cup0pizza - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Lamar will still cry and cash checks for being a malcontent and give substantially subpar effort. Golden State best be staying away from this chump.

  3. tibbs7 - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    In Dallas we watched a guy not try for 8 million dollars. What a team killer. Leave it to Golden State to be interested.

  4. exhibits5 - Apr 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    ODEM was the best 6th man in the asocation last years! !!!!!!!!!!!

  5. cowboychris5xchamps - Apr 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    At least he’d be a short plane ride away from his boyfriend Kobe whom he seemed to miss so much! F*”#!n slouch!!!

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