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An abridged (and much later) edition of links, all of them Wizards-related:
- BNIE examines Rashard Lewis's trade value post-lockout and the likelihood that the Wiz can find a trade partner with the pieces needed to balance out his massive contract.
- As we noted a couple days ago, John Wall and assistant coach Sam Cassell have been in L.A. to watch how Chris Paul runs the Clippers. According to Michael Lee, Cassell has also asked Wall to pay close attention to Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley. [Wizards Insider]
- In our fifth edition of "Better Know a Free Agent," Mike takes a look at Rockets guard Courtney Lee, The Fightin' Lee!
- And since we can never Better Know enough hoopsters, Bullets Forever has enlisted some of you to analyze prospects for the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft. First up, it's pantslessyoda1 with a look at Florida freshman guard Bradley Beal...The Fightin' Beal!
- Oh the #QUOTESANITY!! We've got three matchups currently underway, including a potential major upset. With 158 votes counted, No. 8 seed "Likes White Players" is currently thrashing top-seeded "Sense Of Entitlement," who I had going to the Final Four. C'mon voters, don't bust my bracket! Meanwhile, "Valentine's Shorties" is stomping "Three Cereal Meals" and No. 4 seed "Space Jam" is making easy work of fifth-seeded "God Has A Plan."
- Frank Hanrahan explains why the Wizards' future could depend on the health of Nene. [CSN Washington]
- Tom Ziller has the Wizards taking Kansas forward Thomas Robinson in his latest mock draft, but Ben Standig thinks Ernie Grunfeld will look to improve on the perimeter if he misses out on the No. 1 overall pick and the chance to draft Anthony Davis.
- Standig also has some updates on various draft prospects and ex-Wizards currently in the playoffs.
- Sixers owner Josh Harris, a Chevy Chase-native, is trying to return his franchise to postseason prominence. [Washington Post]
- The Bulls are one loss away from becoming just the fifth No. 1 seed to lose a series against the eighth seed in NBA history. [Washington Post]
- Craig Stouffer ranks the five series currently 3-1 by their likelihood of going to a sixth or seventh game. [Washington Examiner]