Tuesday And-1 links: John Wall is just chillin’
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 Mitt Romney “47 percent” speech that has become the talk of the campaign the past 24 hours was secretly taped at a fundraiser at 76ers co-owner Marc Leder’s home, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. This shouldn’t be a huge shock, look at the donation patterns and players tend to donate to Democratic candidates and causes, owners and front office types tend to be conservative in political leanings.
• A fantastic bit of blogging about how Chris Paul has been the defacto GM of the Clippers this summer. I can’t imagine what could possibly go wrong with that, it’s worked so well everywhere else players have a lot of personnel say.
• Another report Brandon Roy is feeling great. Once again I say good, and I’m rooting for him, but what matters is how he is doing in March.
• Anthony Tolliver has no plans to play in Greece, save to use that threat as leverage in NBA contract talks.
• Evan Turner does not want you to worry about him being on the job (if the job is working out).
• To counter all the talk about Miami’s concerns about Dexter Pittman’s conditioning comes this report from teammates that he is “as fit as he has ever been.” Take that for what it’s worth.
• The Pistons are going to have separate men’s and women’s fan clubs this year. Interesting.
• The Raptors have inked veteran center Jamaal Magloire to a non-guaranteed contract for training camp.
• Miami plans to invite Robert Dozier to training camp.
• Robbie Hummel underwent knee surgery on Tuesday and will be out of action for at least a month.
• Dallas signed young point guard Josh Akognon for training camp.