Jun 18, 2012, 5:26 PM EST
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.
- NBA denies Kings’ protest 2
- Russell Westbrook returns to court tonight for Thunder vs. Knicks 7
- Kobe Bryant says Gary Payton, Kevin Garnett among best trash talkers he’s faced 9
- PBT’s Wednesday NBA Winners/Losers: Ettore Messina making history for Spurs 1
- LeBron James, Cavaliers have kind of game they need to replicate blowing out Wizards 5
- Gregg Popovich to miss game following ‘minor medical procedure’ 8
- PBT Extra: Anthony Davis’s MVP-level play, the Spurs and things to be thankful for 8
- Report: Knicks worried Carmelo Anthony’s back issue may be season-long concern 9