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Monday And-1 links: Kevin Love shut down for season

Apr 23, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

Kevin Love, Eduardo Najera AP

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.

Kevin Love will sit out the final two games of the regular season for the Timberwolves. Not really a shock there. He can rest up for a while because Team USA needs him to play big this summer.

Mark Cuban still hates the NBA players in the Olympics thing.

• Here is Dwyane Wade talking about his dislocated finger.

The case — in numbers — for LeBron James as MVP.

Hedo Turkoglu could be back for the playoffs. Not that it’s going to help the Magic much.

NBATV will produce its own playoff broadcasts this year, not just steal the feed of the visiting team. This is good, the homerism of local announcers really ramps up for the playoffs.

John Wall says he is going to work on his three-point shooting this summer. Since his is 3-for-41 from three this year, I think that seems a good idea.

• Here is a breakdown of how bad things are in Charlotte and how they got there.

• Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Kings co-owner and hardhead George Maloof met and spoke last week. There may be a little thaw there, but we are a long way from springtime.

Matt Carroll will pick up his $3.5 million player option for next year and return to Charlotte. No shock there.

Stephen Curry talks about his ankle and the reports the Warriors are tanking. (Golden State’s win on Sunday really hurt their chance of keeping their pick.)

• The battle for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game is on. It is expected to be in New York but both the Nets (new arena in Brooklyn) and Knicks (refurbished Madison Square Garden) want to host. Have fun figuring that one out, David Stern.

Part one of a video Ricky Rubio story, about his rise to fame.

• The Clippers recalled Travis Leslie from the D-League.

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