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Wednesday And-1 links: Who is the NBA’s coolest player?

Sep 12, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

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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 Apple fanatics love new, expensive toys.

The Basketball Jones asks: Who is the coolest player in the NBA? Apparently those Canadian bloggers are hipsters as they choose James Harden and his beard. I might have voted for Tony Allen, who listens to his pre-game music louder than anyone in the league. By far.

• It is finally official, the Nets have formally signed Andray Blatche. Our long national nightmare is over (well, unless you’re a Nets fan).

• Once you get past the Matt Barnes info from Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated, he goes on to say both Kenyon Martin and Derek Fisher could wait until mid-season and hope a good team comes calling with an offer for a veteran, because they don’t like what is out there now. And if that doesn’t work, they could retire.

• Here is a really interesting Q&A with Ron Shelton, they guy behind “White Men Can’t Jump.”

• Today’s “guys close to the team say watch for X to have a big year” note goes to Rodney Stuckey of the Pistons.

• Along those same lines, Pistons coach Lawrence Frank is praising the improvement since Summer League of rookie Khris Middleton.

• Forward Malcolm Thomas will be working out for the Knicks this week, trying to earn a roster spot.

• Terrence Williams is working out for the Pistons trying to get one of their roster spots.

• Blazers snakebit guard Elliot Williams will have ankle surgery on his torn Achilles, but it is not yet scheduled as they wait for the swelling to go down.

• The Wizards have rounded out their training camp roster, which includes bringing in Shavlik Randolph and Steven Gray for training camp.

• Will Conroy has inked a partially guaranteed contract and will be training camp fodder for the Timberwolves.

• Along those same lines, Ronald DuPree will be in Memphis’ training camp.

• Oklahoma City has inked DeAndre Liggins for training camp.

• Thursday Nets guard Tyshawn Taylor will be giving away back-to-school items to needy students in his hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Sep 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Ben Gordon.

  2. 00maltliquor - Sep 12, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Ron Artest.

  3. papichulo55 - Sep 12, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Tim Duncan

  4. pudgalvin - Sep 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Joaquim noah.

  5. money2long - Sep 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Lamar Odom: talks the coolest
    Carmelo Anthony: looks the coolest
    Lebron James: most popular
    Kobe Bryant: international rockstar

  6. 13fitzj - Sep 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Well judging by the fact that KD has ice in his veins, I’d say he’s the coolest

    badum tssssss

  7. scalfor3 - Sep 13, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    durant
    paul pierce
    kyrie irving
    harden
    rondo
    sleeper: royce white

    • franchiseplaya - Sep 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      id agree with rondo and irving. kyries Uncle drew commercials and challenging kobe to 1 on 1 this year were hilights of off court awesome.

  8. soflasfinest - Sep 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Chris.Bosh.

  9. aqzi - Sep 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Kobe

  10. dls612 - Sep 13, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Kobe, because of his maturity! I would have said d-wade but I’m not feeling his wardrobe! But he get some cool points for smashing Gabriel!

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