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Tuesday And-1 Links: Three years out, Lorenzen Wright’s murder unsolved

Jul 23, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

Lorenzen Wright 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 more than Americans love baby English monarchs… well maybe not that much.

• Three years later, the murder of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has still not been solved.

• Here is a Q&A with future No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins.

• If you missed this, Pat Riley thought the Heat should have gotten a luxury tax break with the big three. He was serious.

• A fantastic Q&A with Jerry West.

• Hey Sixers fans, check out what a Kentucky fanatic thinks about Nerlens Noel.

The Raptors are planning to play Quincy Acy to the three. Also, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan is working on his three point shot this summer (which is good as Rudy Gay takes over the slasher role on that team).

• Rip Hamilton is considering his free agent options.

• In picking up Toney Douglas as a backup, the Warriors made Stephen Curry’s life easier.

• Tom Thibodeau liked Marquis Teague‘s performance at Summer League. As he should have, it was pretty good.

• Speaking of Thibs, here is a good Q&A with him about the Bulls plans for next season.

Danny Ainge’s son can play ball, and is getting noticed on the recruiting trail.

• Despite some earlier reports, the Nets are not going to buyout Bojan Bogdanovic’s contract with his European team.

• The Rockets reached a make-good deal with B.J. Young (he does not have an assured roster spot).

• There is a 22-minute video on the web of Jerry Stackhouse fishing with Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio (who also owns some amazing restaurants, although his palate seems to run toward rich flavors based on my meal there). The guys at The Basketball Jones have the video and a running diary for you.

• Finally, here is LeBron James sort of getting dunked on by a teenager from the Philippines. But not really. This was part of Kobe Bryant and Nike’s annual trip through Asia to promote the brand.

  1. money2long - Jul 23, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    lebron didnt confiscate it neither cuz it’s kobe’s promotional trip

  2. money2long - Jul 23, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    here’s a tidbit i found in that kentucky fanatic piece in regards to nerlens noel that i felt sticks out :

    To quote one of the guys who’s covered Noel for a year now: “He was a bit of a loner, but not in a bad way. He liked to do his own thing. He would just show up unannounced at the Children’s Hospital and just hang with the patients. He’s very smart. Don’t let the soft voice, quiet demeanor and stoic expressions fool you. He’s got quite the personality.”

    So no offense to a few agents who may have met with him, or tried to meet with him, but I’ll take those rumblings — which have yet to be proven — with a small grain of salt.

  3. jetfan4life45 - Jul 23, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Where was Hernandez on the night of Lorenzen Wright’s murder?? RIP.

  4. onlyavoice - Jul 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Rip Can Retire & Do Everyone a Favor.
    He’s Probably Begging Dumars To Take Him Back,
    If He Does Than Joe Should Be Fired.

    • ibleedaquaorange - Jul 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      Great haiku.

  5. jpizzle227 - Jul 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Have they looked into Aaron Hernandez killing Wright?

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