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Friday Bullets

By Maurice Brooks

  • This is almost as bad as breaking up with a girlfriend/boyfriend via e-mail.

  • With the additions of Jerryd Bayless and Nicolas Batum and the improved play of last year's first-round pick Petteri Koponen, are the Blazers the league's deepest team?

  • Since its three best players are all under 21 -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook (19) and Jeff Green (21) -- what about Oklahoma City Children (get it OKC) for a nickname? And in case you forgot, GM Sam Presti is only 31.

  • Brandon Jennings is doing his NBA training in Europe next year. What happens if all of the top high school players in the country follow his lead?

  • You know how sometimes you enter a raffle because it's for a good cause even though the prizes aren't that great? That is not the case with the prizes being awarded in the raffle by The Yao Ming Foundation to provide relief for the earthquake victims in China.

  • Personally, I like to try my sneakers on before I buy them, but for those of you who shop online, you will soon be able to order Starburys.

  • The Magic think that Mickael Pietrus can play tight defense on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. I don't think so.