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And-1 Links: Paul George changes his number to 13. PG-13. Get it?

Aug 11, 2014, 10:18 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.

The rumors are true, when he comes back in 2015 Paul George will change his number to 13. Yes, PG-13. Personally not really loving it but there you are.

• If you read one thing today it should be James Herbert’s interview with Patrick Patterson at CBS’ Eye on Basketball. For example he was at the Drake OVO show where Drake tried to recruit Kevin Durant and got fined for it:

“Ha, that was funny. It was cool. I know Drake, the whole OVO crew, Toronto, Canada, they would love to have Kevin Durant there. It’d be a great piece to this culture that we’re trying to create in order to win and be successful. I’d love it if Kevin Durant came, I’m not going to say I wouldn’t. That’d be a great piece, that’d be a great player to have. I thought it was fun, it was entertaining, the fans loved it. Kevin probably loved it as well, I think I saw a tweet about him saying, “Shout out to Drake, I love the 6,” something like that. It was definitely entertaining. It was a smart move on Drake’s part.”

• Also a great read on Josh Howard‘s attempted return to the NBA.

• Your non-update update of the day on Ray Allen: He says not to trust sources, when he makes a decision he will make it public.

• Most traditional NBA centers put up better numbers when paired with a stretch four.

• Free agents Malcolm Lee and Chris Singleton worked out in Las Vegas on Monday for a number of teams, trying to get to a training camp, ideally with a team that has a roster spot or two open.

• David Stern was reportedly afraid to ask Bill Russell to Stern’s Hall of Fame induction.

• Stan Van Gundy likes the moves the Pistons made this summer (that he executed, so he better like them) to bring in more shooting and depth. And he says he expects these guys to play hard every possession.

“Yeah, for two reasons,” he said. “The people we added all play very hard and very competitively, but I also think that’s the value of depth and balance. Our guys are going to push each other. There will be competition for playing time.”

• Cleveland has signed undrafted center Alex Kirk to a partially guaranteed contract.

Lance Stephenson posted this on Instagram saying he thinks he can be a professional model. I’ll leave that call up to you.

• RIP Robin Williams.

• Renaldo Balkman is working to get back to the NBA, says he wants one more shot.

Khris Middleton milks a cow.

MarShon Brooks has decided to take the bigger payday overseas and has signed with Olimpia Milano for next season.

• Thunder prospect Tibor Pleiss has signed to play with FC Barcelona next season.

• Finally, if you enjoyed the Charles Barkley/James Harden Foot Locker commercial, here are the outtakes.

  1. mykulmitch - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    This would be pretty funny if he has the ability to play basketball right now…

  2. 00maltliquor - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Paul George in PG-13, coming to theaters Fall 2016.

  3. 00maltliquor - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Paul George is starting a LeBron-esque league-wide petition to stop players from wearing #24, in honor of Kobe Bryant.

    • antistratfordian - Aug 12, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      Does Kobe wear 24? I thought his number was 8.

  4. thekiller678 - Aug 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    I mean I get it.. PG-13 like the movie ratings.. Why is that cool though?

  5. ProBasketballPundit - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Apparently, Paul George will need adult supervision to see R-rated movies now. Apparently. Get it?

    youtube.com/watch?v=uBKS8soZ1Os

  6. rushledger - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    His injury video isn’t PG-13 that’s for damn sure.

  7. sumkat - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    the amount of distinct fractures in his leg?

  8. chiadam - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Stephenson looks like Chris Tucker.

    How you gonna get fired on your day off?? What was you doin, stealin boxes??

  9. elcaminobilly - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    The pacers need to draft or trade for somebody with the initials NC and give them 17.. “PG-13 to NC-17 for that dunk!”

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 12, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      Nick Collison

  10. smiddlefish - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    fml mum bought me a paul george jersey for my birthday 2 months ago

  11. chicagosports2014 - Aug 12, 2014 at 3:25 AM

    Lmmfao, now he MJ

  12. longtallsam - Aug 12, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Stephenson wants to be a model? All those nasty looking tattoos not real conducive to most modeling jobs. Or maybe he could model for a tattoo parlor.

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