Monday, January 10, 2011

Hardwood Hype's As Yet Unnamed Links Collection - January 10, 2011

With progress being made toward a deal, the New York Post takes a look at the Denver Nuggets' inability to commit to an increasingly inevitable Carmelo Anthony trade, with a pretty funny headline.

More on matters of Melo: an excellent breakdown of the potential deal and the post-trade state of the Nuggets from Roundball Mining Co.; Piston Powered takes a look at the financial benefits of a trade; and in Jersey, Net Are Scorching offers some perspective, with a look at the Nets' track record with megadeals in recent years.

While I can't speak to the financial status of either the Palms casino or the Maloof family, having private equity firms buy up your debt with designs on parlaying it into an equity stake is generally not an encouraging development.

Speaking of private equity, and the Detroit Pistons, buyout mogul Tom Gores (founder & CEO of Platinum Equity) has emerged as the preferred candidate to buy the team, and has an exclusive 30-day window in which to cut a deal.

What do you do when one of 30 stakeholders in business is a notorious cheapskate and a racist slumlord? Well, nothing, obviously. A great appeal from ClipperBlog to David Stern, urging the Commish to take a stand against Donald Sterling.

A nice breakdown of Miami's 13th straight road win (from Hot Hot Hoops), and ESPN's Brian Windhorst (the biggest non-"Heatle" beneficiary of the summer of 2010) on LeBron's latest decision- to embrace the villain role.

And, from the side, a characteristically excellent collection of thoughts on Sunday night's OT thriller at the Rose Garden, from Blazersedge.

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune, an excellent profile on rebounder extraordinaire Kevin Love, including details on his development as a young player and his rebounding philosophy.

More from the New York Post: I'm ordinarily not a fan of Peter Vecsey, but this piece from last week exposes certain NBA teams' despicable treatment of longtime employees, while shining a deservedly favorable light on San Antonio's Gregg Popovich.

In light of the meniscus tear that (unofficially) will sideline Matt Barnes for ~8 weeks, Forum Blue & Gold examines the Lakers' options- all of them in-house- for filling the void.

For anyone who thought the Cleveland Cavaliers' season couldn't get any worse, check this out. With that said, in recent games the Cavs have begun fielding a younger and more athletic team, not an unwelcome site, according to Cavs: The Blog.

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