Links to the Present: April 3, 2012

April 3rd, 2012 by Colin McGowan

Don’t rest your starters, Pop! Or at least play Tim Duncan. Maybe Tristan Thompson can learn something from checking one of the best big men to ever play the game.

Antawn Jamison has been struggling mightily since the trade deadline. I wonder, with Jamison failing to score with any efficiency, Irving on the bench with a bum shoulder, and Varejao rocking a blazer, if this isn’t the worst team in the league right now. My apologies to any Charlottans (I totally assume this is what Charlotte residents call themselves) because you’ve had to endure this level of basketball the entire season, but the Cavs are exceptionally not good right now.

Boobie Gibson underwent season-ending ankle surgery yesterday. He tweeted after the surgery was over that the doctor gave him great news afterward. He didn’t elaborate on what that news is, but one can assume the surgery went well.

And Kyrie Irving is the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. Even in a not-so-great month the gap between him and the best non-Rubio rookies is pretty wide.

UPDATE: Irving will play tonight against the Spurs.