Jun 18, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT
Here is our regular 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.
• A judge has thrown out Cuttino Mobley’s lawsuit claiming the New York Knicks forced him to retire after they discovered a life-threatening heart condition.
• A fantastic interview with Christian Laettner, including about his Dream Team experience.
• Likely top-3 pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tweaked his back during his workout for the Bobcats Monday, but it is not considered serious enough to cause him to miss future workouts for other teams.
• UConn center and draft enigma Andre Drummond said he has dropped 22 pounds since the end of his college years as he prepped for the NBA Draft. You can take that one of two ways: Either he is serious about the draft and getting himself together, or you can ask why wasn’t he motivated in college and what happens when he gets a good payday?
• The Celtics have reached kind of a hybrid agreement to have the Maine Red Claws as their affiliate. By the way, Maine Red Claws is easily my favorite D-League team name.
• Czech guard Tomas Satoransky — who impressed our own Brett Pollakoff at adidas EuroCamp — will remain in the 2012 NBA Draft.
• Disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy won his lawsuit against the publisher of his book.
- USA celebrates gold medal with lots of dancing (except Derrick Rose) 8
- Too much World Cup MVP Kyrie Irving for Serbia to handle as USA wins gold easily 129-92 18
- FIBA World Cup USA vs. Serbia preview: Serbia no pushover but Americans should grab gold 4
- France beats Lithuania to win World Cup bronze 6
- Carmelo Anthony says nobody would want to play for Hawks 20
- Rudy Gay upset over ‘dirty play’ that caused him to suffer a fractured jaw in Team USA’s win over Lithuania 17
- Serbia holds off furious French comeback, wins to advance to gold medal game vs. USA 4
- Hawks GM Danny Ferry releases statement on his leave of absence, apologizes again 6