Wandering the links on a lazy Friday afternoon. It’s that funny time of the year. There’s still some incredibly good basketball being played, but as a fan of a team that’s out of the hunt, I can’t help looking at the long hot summer ahead. Maybe we can throw a cyber barbeque slash strategy session about the 60th pick in the draft. I tried various search terms, trying to find an elusive holy grail, like a kid from some community college in Alaska. I found nothing, except an article from Andrew Sweat in Yahoo about second rounders from the past. Oh well. We could always revisit Chukwudiebere. I’m pretty sure he’s available.
Dave McMenamin from ESPN reports on Jim Buss’s disappointment in the Lakers’ season.
Brian Kamenetzky at the Land O’Lakers has the report card on Pau Gasol.
Dexter Fishmore at Silver Screen and Roll has the five best moments of the Lakers’ season.
Kurt Helin at ProBasketballTalk explores the idea of Phil Jackson returning to the NBA in a front office role.
Eric Pincus at Hoopsworld looks at the challenge facing the Lakers, as the financial noose tightens.
Mark Medina at the L.A. Times writes about the Anthony Davis wanting to shut down Kobe thing. This is starting to become an annual rite of passage for the kids in the draft.
Alex Dewey at Gothic Ginobili writes about Rajon Rondo and the margin of the moment. I know, it’s the Celtics, it’s Rondo, just read it – hilarity ensues.
This would be the place where the other side of the wraparound goes, but I’m drawing a blank. And two hours have passed since I sat down to the computer. And I’m hungry. And I want lunch. And a soda. See, if you just keep hitting keys, you wind up with a word count you can live with. I promise something better next week. Or not.
– Dave Murphy