-Off since Thursday, it's been a nice break for the Lakers, but they're jumping into the fire tomorrow for the first end of a back-to-back. As Lakers Blog's Mark Medina and various members of the team remind us, two games in 48 hours is hardly unexplored territory.
-To put things in metaphorical terms of a vehicular nature, it's all about the cars ahead of you, not the ones in the rear view mirror.
-Mike Trudell of BasketBlog at Lakers.com has some purple and gold "leader" stats for you.
-ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave McMenamin talks with Lamar Odom about Olympic success past and future.
-It's assumed Big Z will get a buyout from the Wizards and eventually rejoin the Cavs, but the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Brian Windhorst predicts a sweepstakes of sorts for the seven-footer's services. The wooing period may begin rather soon.
-George Karl is getting plenty of support from Nuggets fans as he wages his latest battle with cancer.
-It'll take more than a spectacularly bad season to dissuade Rudy Gay from considering a bid from New Jersey.
-In the latest "will he, won't he?" involving Carlos Boozer and the Jazz, C.B. says he will... theoretically.
-Ben Wallace is no fan of "Hack-a-Ben." Or even questions abut "Hack-a-Ben."
Butler, Shmutler. Haywood, Shmaywood. Here's the real key to Dallas' potential push. VON WAFER IS BACK, BABY!!!