Hey everyone, I'm Jeff. Mike would like to make these "links" posts an everyday thing, so he asked for volunteers and I, like a fool, offered myself as tribute. Since I can't pop my Bullets Forever cherry without a terrible joke/pop culture reference, may the odds be ever in my favor.
And with that, today's links:
- In case you haven't heard, there's kind of a big game tonight between the two winningest programs in college basketball. John Feinstein breaks down Kentucky v. Kansas. [Washington Post]
- Continuously reminded of the family he's lost, Thomas Robinson would rather focus on his team's rematch with the Wildcats. [Washington Post]
- In another Feinstein column, Rick Pitino compares Anthony Davis to Bill Russell, he of 11 NBA titles. [Washington Post]
- Recaps from last night's loss to the Raptors. [ Us | SB Nation DC | Washington Post | Truth About It | Wiz of Awes | CSN Washington highlights | Toronto Star (gamer, blog) | Toronto Sun | National Post | Canadian Press | Raptors HQ | Raptors Republic | RaptorBlog | Popcorn Machine | Hoopdata box score]
- TSN's Jack Armstrong is pretty sure it hit the rim (also, Ben Uzoh dunks).
- Remember the Wizards' awesome 2011 draft class? Yea... [Washington Post]
- The Wizards are certainly defending better, but it hasn't translated into wins. [Washington Post]
- Adam Francis calls the Wizards a "cautionary" tale for Raptors fans wishing their team would Dump for Davis. [Raptors HQ]
- Looking at the plus/minus of the countless five-man lineups used by the Wizards this season, Kyle Weidie concludes the Wizards have taken a step forward "now that they've flushed most of the poison out of the system." [Truth About It]
- In addition to ridding us of McGee and Young, the trade has also led to the somewhat emergence of Kevin Seraphin. [Washington Examiner]
- Speaking of Seraphin, he's not very creative with his pet names. [D.C. Sports Bog]
- Hey, remember when Edwin Ubiles was on the Wizards? No? Well, familiar-face Cartier Martin has replaced him and figures to stick around longer than 10 days. [Washington Post]
- For those that missed it, here is Mike's attempt at April Fools-themed humor.