Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hardwood Hype's As Yet Unnamed Links Collection - January 6, 2011

The gamut of emotions in Northeast Ohio - the Cleveland Cavaliers give golden-throated web sensation Ted Williams and new lease on life, before kicking their fans in the groin with yet another uninspired performance. A nice breakdown from Cavs: The Blog.  

Predictably, the Memphis Grizzlies have banned gaming on the team plane following the recent in-flight scuffle between Tony Allen and O.J Mayo. Regardless of the embarrassment, Zach Lowe rightly argues that the incident alone should not trigger Mayo exit.

Wanna get to know Blazers' two-guard and free agent bargain (yeah, bargain!) Wesley Matthews? Check out this outstanding profile on the second-year man, from The Columbian. 

More from Zach Lowe on The Point Forward: A great look at the Detroit Pistons' willing (or lack thereof) to re-sign Rodney Stuckey before the summer of 2011. 

Remember the "freshman fifteen?" It's not limited to dorms and frat houses, as reigning Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans can attest to.

Good news from Mavs' practice: though he's not yet ready to return to action, Roddie Beaubois is taking part in shooting contests, and faring pretty well.

An excellent breakdown of the final two minutes of the Spurs' 105-103 loss in Boston, from 48 Minutes of Hell.

A one-player-per-team slam dunk tournament? It happened in 1976-77! A slam dunk contest history  lesson, from Truth About It, with some awesome video clips.

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