Links to the Present: April 9, 2012

April 9th, 2012 by Colin McGowan

“A driveway dream, personified. Hudson, a well-traveled D-League call-up went from NCAA record books — the owner of Division I’s only quadruple-double — to playing in front of a few hundred locals in stops like Fort Wayne, Sioux Falls, and Rio Grande. And now, with that opportunity once again presented, Hudson appears to be grabbing it firmly with both hands, one converted field goal at a time.” [Scott Sargent]

“If Cavaliers coach Byron Scott insists that Anderson Varejao must practice first before returning to the floor, he is quickly running out of time. The Cavaliers projected Varejao would return to practice from a fractured right wrist in the first two weeks of April, but today’s practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts is the only one this week and Scott didn’t sound as if Varejao was ready to return Sunday.” [Jason Lloyd]

“In a lockout-shortened season Jamison has started all 53 games. He is one of just three Cavs — Gee and Omri Casspi are the others — to appear in every contest. At a time when many are either injured or playing hurt Jamison continues to deliver. He has never been a big winner or considered a clutch performer as evidenced by his 2010 playoff flameout. But Jamison is averaging 17.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. His one-on-one defending notwithstanding, he hasn’t checked out on the season or the team.” [Tom Reed]