Forsberg's thoughts: Hey, it's a lockout, everyone needs a job now.
* CLAWS ADD SIXERS AFFILIATION: Sticking up north, the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League added the Philadelphia 76ers as an affiliated team, joining the Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats. "The Philadelphia 76ers are an excellent team with a great coaching staff and management,” said Red Claws president and general manager Jon Jennings. “The 76ers have shown a strong commitment to developing young talent and we are thrilled to add them as an NBA affiliate. Philadelphia has been a hotbed of great basketball for generations, and we look forward to continuing that tradition in Maine. The Red Claws have enjoyed tremendous relationships with the Charlotte Bobcats and Boston Celtics for two seasons, and we are looking forward to an equally beneficial relationship with the 76ers."
Forsberg's thoughts: What does it mean? Well, if there's an NBA season, there's a chance that Lavoy Allen and E'Twaun Moore -- second-round picks for the 76ers and Celtics, respectively -- could cross paths in Portland.
* GREEN WORKING OUT AT GEORGETOWN: Celtics forward Jeff Green is working out back at his old college stomping grounds as part of Georgetown's Kenner League. From the GeorgetwonPatch:
The Kenner League is a chance to reconnect with players from the past. Jeff Green, one of the stars of the Hoyas 2007 Final Four team, played with [Jabril] Trawick and the other freshman in town during the first two days. The Boston Celtics forward is one of several current NBA and professional players expected to show during the tournament, both on the court and watching from the sidelines.
Forsberg's thoughts: Hey, at least he's not bolting for Russia or Turkey.