Links To The Present: December 21st, 2009

December 21st, 2009 by John Krolik

Windhorst on three power forwards who the Cavs could be targeting at the trade deadline: Anthony Randolph, Troy Murphy, and Antawn Jamison. My ultra-ultra quick thoughts:

-As an uber-upside guy who hasn’t done much at the NBA level, I really don’t see how Randolph getting traded from a rebuilding team to a contender makes any sense for either side, but Randolph is too intriguing to pass up and the Warriors have surprised me before.

-Murphy fits on paper, but he couldn’t make it work as a stretch four under Don Nelson, of all people, and he’s sporting a -16.5 on the Pacers. I’m really not a fan.

-Jamison would be a home run, so long as MB finds a way to work his rotations to make sure Varejao still gets plenty of time along Jamison when the other team doesn’t have a strong post-up center on the floor. But will the Wizards be willing to trade him, let alone to Cleveland?

-Jamario Moon on his season with the Globetrotters.

-The Daily Thunder’s Royce Young, writing for, puts together a list of the greatest¬†Oklahoma¬†City Sports YouTube videos ever. Before you look away, you’ve got Barry Sanders and Adrian Peterson in college on there, and Mike Gundy’s rant. A good way to waste 10-20 minutes.

By the way, I highly recommend the Lost Ogle in general. I had the following exchange on Saturday:

Friend: What are you reading?

Me: Oh, it’s like Gawker, but exclusively centered around Oklahoma City.

Friend: Krolik, there is something wrong with you.

-Leon Powe is getting closer to returning.

-I mentioned this in my recap Saturday, but it bears repeating: All five of the Bucks’ current starters were born in different continents.

-Ilyasova: Turkey

-Mbah a Moute: Cameroon

-Bogut: Australia

-Jennings: USA

-Delfino: Argentina

-For fans of Delonte, scary news about Kirk Snyder’s personal demons.

-Alright folks, see you after the game tonight.