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Monday And-1 links: Free agency odds/ends edition

Jul 2, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

Andrei Kirilenko

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. Today, lots of free agency stuff.

• Michael Jordan’s son Marcus, who plays college ball for Central Florida, was arrested in Oklahoma City recently. And sounded like quite gentleman in doing so.

• Andrei Kirilenko and Nenad Krstic are not returning to CSKA Moscow, the team president confirmed. Both likely NBA bound. There have been rumors Kirilenko had a handshake deal with the Nets, but a few teams may be interested in both guys services.

• Look for the Pistons to be quiet through free agency.

• The buzz is the Warriors are the leading candidates to land J.J. Hickson, but other teams are trying to nose their way into the conversation.

• The Magic are trying to figure out how to keep J.J. Hickson.

• Minnesota is making a run at just about everyone.

• If you want to read Bulls GM Gar Forman and coach Tom Thibodeau dance around the Omer Asik question — whether they should match the Rockets three-year, $25 million offerhere you go.

Amare Stoudemire is going to work out with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer, focusing on his post game.

• Pat Riley talks about the weight that the national hatred of the Miami Heat placed on the team.

• In case you missed it, the Bobcats have new uniforms for next season.

• Last week Senior Vice President of Referee Operations, Major General Ronald L. Johnson, stepped down. He was behind some of the tranparency measures in the last few years.

• The Dallas Mavericks will play a preseason game against Barcelona Regal  Oct. 9 at the Palau Sant Jordi as part of the Mavs preseason jaunt to Europe. Got to figure out how to get NBC to send me to that game.

Here is GQ’s Q&A with Anthony Davis.

• The lawsuit filed against the Lakers and others after a toddler fell from a luxury suite to his death inside Staples Center has been dismissed.

  1. tgifinley88 - Jul 2, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    “The Magic are trying to figure out how to keep JJ Hickson.” Ummm………

  2. soundsofsuccess7 - Jul 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Josh Smith & Devin Harris to the Lakers for Pau Gasol and whatever else crap they want, they obviously like to acquire random mediocre players

    • briangetsit - Jul 3, 2012 at 2:04 AM

      Atlanta is dumping salary… I will bet you a deal with LA includes Bynum, not Gasol as everyone keeps pushing.

  3. kuhnyoudigit - Jul 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Can us Bucks fans get some kind of attention, just for pity’s sake? It can even be bad news, I don’t care. Let us pretend we’re relevant for a few glorious seconds.

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