Wednesday And-1 links: Who are the NBA’s best floppers?
Here is our daily 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.
• Who are the NBA’s best floppers? These guys. But Chris Paul is really a guy who flies under the radar.
• If floppers aren’t your thing, how about a look at the best benches in the NBA?
• A fantastic tribute to the soon-to-be-retiring Brad Miller from Trey Kerby.
• Shaq was on Conan O’Brien last night, saying Shaq thing.
• Yao Ming was back in Houston Tuesday night, talking about life after basketball.
• Stephon Marbury’s team in China won the conference finals, which caused Marbury to break down in tears of joy.
• How desperate is the need for big men in the NBA? The Cavaliers just waived Ryan Hollins because they can’t use him but now playoff teams are jumping in to line up for his services.
• Why going small works for the Heat.
• The Spurs still plan on signing Patty Mills, but there are visa issues with the Australian holding up his arrival.
• Still no date for Kyle Lowry’s return to the Rockets.
• From Ken Berger at CBSSports.com: Minnesota is 18-13 (.581) with Rubio as its starting point guard this season and 5-11 (.313) when anyone else starts.
• Another great stat, this one from John Schuhmann at NBA.com: The Bulls are 8-1 in games in which their opponent has at least one day of rest and they do not.
• As expected, the 76ers have waived forward Andres Nocioni.
• Rashard Lewis has had a setback in rehab and nobody knows when he will be back on the court.
• A Q&A with Enes Kanter.
• A great example of what is wrong with the NCAA.
• Spurs guard Cory Joseph tis headed o the Austin Toros of the D-League.