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Thursday And-1 links: What the Knicks can learn about USA ‘Melo

Jul 26, 2012, 11:42 PM EDT

USA v Argentina - Men's Exhibition Game Getty Images

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.

Great post from Beckley Mason at TrueHoop with some notes for the Knicks: You notice how Carmelo Anthony is killing it for Team USA? Also notice how Coach K is using him at the four? Coincidence?

• Looks like the retro jerseys next season are going back to the ’90s. The only thing that can make that better is Sugar Ray songs during timeouts. (And by better I mean more painful.)

• Brad Casper, the business-side president of the Phoenix Suns, has stepped down.

Antawn Jamison is excited about the concept of open shots in the Lakers offense. He thinks he hasn’t seen many of those in recent years.

Grant Hill explains why he chose the Clippers over that other team in L.A.

• The Lakers have officially re-signed Jordan Hill.

• The Celtics have not officially signed Jeff Green yet.

• The Hawks really want to keep Josh Smith (who asked for a trade last season). He’ll probably stay if Dwight wants to come home… but I wouldn’t bet on any of that.

• Lakers blog Forum Blue & Gold (a place I have a great fondness for) is ranking the 11 championship teams since the franchise moved to Los Angeles, from “worst” to best. Today it is No. 10. Let’s just say 1985 better be at the top of that list.

• And this is the latest of the Jordan brand RiseUp video series.

  1. londonaiooo - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    I have a generally low opinion of Melo as a superstar, I don’t think he does the little things that make guys like Kobe or Lebron great, nor does he play hard enough on D. But he has been amazing in the Olympic warm ups and destroyed Pau in the Spain game. I bet Knicks fans are regretting the Amare contract even more right now, as well as the fact that they haven’t put together a team more than a collection of big name players who are overpaid. Classic Knicks, looking forward to more of the same this year, without the feel good Lin factor.

  2. profootballwalk - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    The Olympics has shown us that Melo is a shooter, not a baller. Surround him with real basketball players, and he can be your scorer. Expect him to play a full court game, and you get the Knicks.

  3. knightrider1755 - Jul 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Melo should be a sixth man.

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