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Wednesday And-1 links: Mavericks officially sign Fab Melo for camp

Sep 11, 2013, 7:03 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 more than you love stumbling on a showing of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” on cable….

• As we told you would happen, the Mavericks made it official and signed Fab Melo to a training camp contract. Same with D.J. Kennedy and  Richard McConnell. The Mavericks have no open roster spots, so don’t bet on seeing any of them when the season starts, at least with Dallas.

• Speaking of training camp invites, the Pacers have signed Ron Howard and Darnell Jackson in that role.

Michael Beasley signed with the Heat for training camp. Mark Deeks gives you a good look at the reasons you should not expect much out of that signing.

• Stephen Jackson and Steve Francis got into a fight and had to be separated at a club. Follow this link to the video (I can’t run it, this is wildly NSFW), then skip ahead to the 25:30 mark or so to see all the fun.

• The Lakers made a mistake today, sending out a tweet meant to be a “never forget” 9/11 thought but instead the picture of Kobe Bryant — in the games after terrorist attacks when players wore a special patch on their uniform — came off as about them, not the day or thought. The Lakers pulled it and owned up to it.

• Personally, I thought the Suns tweet was worse (the gorilla mascot waving a flag), they wisely pulled theirs as well.

Who is the best shooter in NBA history from beyond 27 feet? Stephen Curry. Not that he should start taking them.

A good look from John Schuhmann at how the Nets can keep Kevin Garnett fresh this season.

• The Nuggets’ television broadcaster Chris Marlowe (who has a gold medal as an Olympic volleyball player, by the way) says JaVale McGee could play 35 minutes a night this season. One way or another, that will be good for all of us.

Kevin Durant in Paris.

• Finally, this Guinness wheelchair basketball ad is just brilliant.

  1. skinsfanwill - Sep 12, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    This dude is terrible no one even made a comment. What the hell is wrong with Cuban?

    • tk41 - Sep 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      1) There is nothing wrong with Cuban. He is a premiere NBA owner. The Mavs were an awful franchise for 18 of the 20 years before he got there. They’re coming off their WORST season in 13 years – where they went .500.
      2) Your name “skinsfanwill” leads me to believe you’re a Redskins fan & likely dislike Dallas sports due to their rivalry with the Cowboys. I’d like to remind you that All DC teams COMBINED have won 0 championships since Cuban took over the Mavs. (Baltimore is not DC).
      3) Melo was a first round pick a year ago & everyone knew he was a project. The C’s had to jettison him for roster spaces necessary to pull off the KG/Pierce salary dump & rules prohibit him from coming back to the C’s. Nobody put in a claim because it would require that team to pay his full rookie contract.
      4) Melo is on a NON-GUARANTEED camp contract. If they don’t like him, he goes to the D-League or hes gone. period.

      Just read the article & think if what you’re posting is adding anything to the discussion. If you want to make asinine comments, please keep them over on PFT.

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