Links to the Present: December 8, 2011

December 8th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

“Antawn Jamison began his career during a lockout-shortened season and will perhaps end it with one. Although he insists he has a few years left in his legs and will continue playing after this year, no one knows where he will be. He is in the final year of a deal that will pay him $15 million, making his expiring contract appealing to teams looking to clear cap space. But Jamison begins his 14th year in the league believing he’ll end the season in the same place he is starting.” [Jason Lloyd]

“My body was in shock. For somebody who has never experienced even a back-to-back on the NBA schedule to all of a sudden have three games in three nights was unbelievable… I can remember lying down and not wanting to move by the end of the season.” [Antawn Jamison via Mary Schmitt Boyer on playing a condensed season as a rookie]

Craig Ehlo will not, as reported by many outlets earlier this week, be taking a position as a member of Byron Scott’s staff.

The Cavs are expected to invite three non-roster players to training camp over the next couple of days.

You know that move that Kevin Durant and Kobe use once or twice per game where they rip their arms through a defender’s outstretched hand, act like it’s part of their shooting motion, and get to the free throw line for a couple easy points? That’s probably going to be called a non-shooting foul this year.

For those who haven’t seen it already, here is the Cavaliers’ schedule.

And Chris Sheridan has some important details of the status of a slew of b-list issues in the new CBA.

Also CBA-related: the new CBA could allow for HGH testing, according to the New York Times.