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Tuesday And-1 Links: Dwyane Wade to play vs. Pacers

Mar 25, 2014, 7:18 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.

Dwyane Wade is expected to play Wednesday night in the Heat/Pacers showdown, meaning Miami will be a full strength.

• NBC’s own Joe Posnanski wrote about Stephen Curry.

• Kansas two guard Wayne Selden says he plans to return to Kansas for his sophomore season. Smart move on his part, he’s a late first/early second round pick, if he comes out he could be without a guaranteed contract. (His teammates Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, both lock top five picks, should come out and develop faster in the NBA.

Manu Ginobili goes the extra step to meet some traveling fellow Argentinians.

• Great explanation of how the NCAA has messed with the hoops players trying to go pro.

• Go Beach! Long Beach State’s star point guard from their NCAA run of 2012 (and former Drew League MVP) Casper Ware is back from the Italian League and has gotten a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. Ware is a speedy, smart undersized point guard good in the open court, but he struggled defensively out of college. He spent two seasons playing well in Italy. As a Long Beach season ticket holder I hope this and maybe a Summer League stint can land him on an NBA roster.

Matt Bonner has a strained calf and will be out for two weeks. He’s not a regular part of the Spurs rotation so this is not much of a blow. Except to Bonner.

• A Q&A with Dallas’ Shane Larkin.

A number of suitors have stepped forward in the quest to find new Bucks owners and keep the team in Milwaukee.

James Harden illustrated.

  1. 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Did you see the cards that spell out “Beat the Heat” they’re handing out to the fans for tomorrow’s game? You all are so funny. Someone on #Heattwitter wondered what color confetti you’re going to drop from the ceiling if you win tomorrow?

    • savvybynature - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:57 PM

      A Heat fan making fun of other fans for being passionate?
      Sounds about right. This is the team whose fan base fled for the exits during the NBA Finals because their team was down 5 with 30 seconds left.

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Pacers are the Scotty to our Dirk Diggler

  3. cantonbound13 - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    They should rest him, the flopping could be bad for his knees .

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:09 PM

      Did you see Hibbert’s vs Bulls yesterday?

  4. henryd3rd - Mar 26, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Mrs. Wade; can Dwyane come out and play today?

  5. 25yearindyfan - Mar 26, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Have you seen Heat vs. NBA this month? Indy and Miami have both been average. You hardly have leverage to make the Hibbert comment.

  6. xfactor123 - Mar 26, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Will Wade’s return be a flop?

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