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Monday And-1 Links: JaVale McGee should be back Tuesday

Feb 4, 2013, 5:13 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 you loved the Beyonce halftime show.

• Set your DVRs: JaVale McGee should return to the Nuggets rotation Tuesday. That’s bad news if your name is Timofey Mozgov, but good news if you’re looking for something to put in your next blooper reel.

Brandon Jennings has changed agents to sign with Jeff Shwartz. What’s that mean? Jennings is a restricted free agent next summer and the man wants to get paid. As Ken Berger points out at CBSSports.com, Shwartz’s pattern is to get players in bigger markets where they have more endorsement opportunities. Not ideal for the Bucks (although they can match any offer Jennings gets next summer.

• Would Kevin Garnett actually let the Celtics trade him?

• A Detroit columnist complaining about how many Kobe Bryant fans were at the Palace Sunday. It’s like that in almost every arena Kobe or LeBron James play in, truth be told.

Deron Williams‘ new $15.8 million New York penthouse is… well, you get what you pay for.

• Since talk of a potential move to Seattle started, the Kings have really struggled on the court.

Jeremy Lin tweaked his ankle in practice Monday and is now a game-time decision for Tuesday.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is out Monday with a concussion and may not play Wednesday either. He needs to be cleared by a league neurologist before he can get back on the court.

• It may be late for most of you, but if you read one bit of Rudy Gay trade analysis it should be this one from Tom Ziller at SBN. Fantastic stuff.

• In the wake of a lot of Super Bowl betting, not to mention a major match fixing scandal in the international soccer world, there’s a great story in the New Yorker asking if we as America need to reconsider our national ban on sports gambling. It’s not a simple debate.

• Some interesting statistical milestones to watch in the NBA as we head into the second half of the season.

  1. shanelsweet - Feb 4, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Thank you, Kurt. I look forward to these links all in one place.

  2. broncobeta - Feb 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    “…but good news if you’re looking for something to put in your next blooper reel.”

    He’s had a really good season for coming off the bench. He’s committed a lot less bonehead moves.

    • amlowlife - Feb 5, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      Same reaction I got when I read that. It wasn’t written by someone who actually follows the Nuggets but rather someone who is settling for the cliche.

      JM has had many more highlights than lowlights and his bloopers are getting less and less.

  3. kaartman - Feb 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    No link for the “Detroit columnist” complaining about the Kobe Fans?

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