Posted by Kevin Arnovitz
If you know of a good joint for hummus and falafel in the (916), forward the Yelp review to Kings rookie Omri Casspi, who's destined to run up a huge bill with DHL next season if he can't feed his fix.
Speaking of imports and exports, could Nate Robinson really fetch $10 million from Olympiakos?
Tom Ziller has posted an enthralling examination of how long it takes teams with fewer than 20 wins to work their way to .500.
Sam Cassell, now an assistant with the Wizards, is a beaut, isn't he? In an interview with David Brody, Cassell insists that he could beat Jonny Flynn in one-on-one ... if he were still 22.
The Magic have been anything but complacent this offseason. Kevin Pelton breaks down their talented, but crowded, frontcourt.
Bethlehem Shoals of Free Darko wonders if Allen Iverson's persona is truly authentic: "This may sound pedestrian, or simplistic, but at what point did we decide that Iverson (or Tupac) wasn't, to some degree, faking it, putting it on, selling us a bill of goods based around a very deliberate refusal to play by the rules?"
How is the economic downturn affecting athlete endorsements? Darren Rovell speaks with an industry insider who says that, more and more, sponsors are orchestrating one-off deals with athletes rather than the big up-front contracts that have traditionally been most common.
Dwight Jaynes broaches the touchy subject of Jerryd Bayless. If Bayless isn't a point guard, but too small to play the two ... then what are his future prospects in the league?
Dan Feldman of Piston Powered points out that "The Pistons haven't had a single unmovable contract under Joe Dumars." That is until Ben Gordon.
Rob Mahoney touches on an issue that was a topic of conversation in Las Vegas, namely that NBA teams are spending money this offseason, even if the 10-figure annual salaries are a thing of the past.