- Rip Hamilton would likely be a Bull right now if took Cleveland's buyout in the Pistons-Cavs deal he sabotaged.
- Blake Griffin's the eighth rookie in NBA history to amass 50 double-doubles. The Blakedevil has 22 games to hit Shaq's 1992-93 record of 68. It's doable. What's uncontroversially doable is supplying amazing alley-oops like this without Baron Davis:
- The league is proposing four-year maximum contracts, three for free agents. This along with a hard cap. Despite not formally proposing a franchise tag, yeah, there'll be a lockout.
- Kendrick Perkins won't make his Thunder debut for two-to-three weeks. He's sidelined with an MCL sprain. Without Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic, maybe taking the division will get really tough for OKC. That said, with Perkins, they can still make the conference finals.
- Congrats to Kevin Love. His 11 points and 14 rebounds marked the longest double-double streak in the modern era of the NBA at 45.
Oh, yeah the Darkopuppies are 33 games under .500 and have lost seven straight, so let's all speculate Love's next team.
- The Cavs are 2-0 against the Knicks this year. 9-47 against everyone else.
- Did Jordan trade Gerald Wallace for Joel Przybilla's expiring contract with the intention of keeping him?
According to Przybilla, MJ told him he "wanted" him in Charlotte.
Either way, MJ told the media he's happy with the trade for the picks
Blazers got a stud. They won the deal. Bobcats probably did the best they could as the "had no leverage," as Matt Moore noted.