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Wednesday And-1 links: Bulls interested in Tracy McGrady? Really?

Aug 1, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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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 like Eminem likes facebook.

• The Bulls are done adding to the roster… except maybe Tracy McGrady, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. McGrady wouldn’t really help the Bulls much but would be inexpensive and get some fans fired up. That seems to fit in with the rest of the Bulls’ summer.

• There’s a rumor out there (tied to the Dwight Howard trade rumors) that the new Brook Lopez contract has a 15 percent trade kicker. It doesn’t. First, the Nets deny it. Second, you can’t put a trade kicker on a max contract anyway. You cannot make more than the max.

• In case you didn’t notice, Tyson Chandler aggravated an old dislocated a finger injury during the USA’s victory over Tunisia. Probably banged it on the rim doing a dunk. He had ice on it on the bench, but it does not seem to be anything serious, he’ll play against Nigeria Thursday.

• Team USA has Wednesday off. No practices or meetings.

• Back in the day, Larry Brown cut Gregg Popovich. Twice.

• It was five years ago Tuesday that Kevin Garnett signed to be a Celtic.

• If you care about such things (and I’m not sure why you would), Kobe Bryant is reportedly in trouble again with his wife over some photos from Barcelona.

• The Grizzlies formally signed Jerryd Bayless to give them some depth at guard. It’s a two-year deal for $6 million.

Blazers GM Neil Olshey says his team has 80 percent of its starting five in place. Which implies they are still looking for a starting center.

• The Golden State Warriors owners are pushing ahead with plans for an arena in San Francisco, but it is going to be smaller and more intimate than their current home, the Oracle Arena.

Craig Smith has had some preliminary talks with the Indiana Pacers.

• Celtics fans, here is your chance to learn a little more about Fab Melo thanks to Jessica Camerato of

  1. lakerluver - Aug 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Five years ago KG should’ve signed with the LAKERS instead. Guarantee you he’d have more than one ring. I’m guessing at least 3.

  2. james2111 - Aug 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    I don’t think the Bulls are even trying this year.

    • lmoneyfresh - Aug 1, 2012 at 4:38 PM

      I’m curious, Exactly how have they taken such a huge dive from last year? They’re basically going to have the same starters (minus Rose) and a similar bench. The names on the bench don’t matter, Thibs will motivate them to play well. People really enjoy exaggerating the Bulls demise, very prematurely. Treading water is a much more appropriate phrase to use. They may not have improved, but stop drinking the kool-aid that they’re giving up this year.

  3. itsthemelman82 - Aug 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Every offseason T-Mac has been a free agent, he and the Bulls have flirted with each other while in his prime before he went to Houston & since he’s been less than the player he once was they still been flirting w/ each other. Just sign him already but as fan none of us should expect 20 pts a night

  4. conjecture101 - Aug 1, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Who are you to disrespect the legend T-Mac?

  5. yestrask - Aug 1, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    God, I can’t wait til next February so someone can make that commercial for Pau Gasol. Who, by the way, has one more ring than Garnett got in the last five years.

  6. spiffyfromchi - Aug 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    To me this means luol is going to have his surgery after the olympics, because even with the age t-mac won’t go anywhere if he was going to be 3rd string

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