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Links: Jordan Crawford surprisingly effective on all but one type of shot


Today's links:

  • Wizards fans know that Jordan Crawford takes a lot of bad shots (and makes enough that he keeps shooting them, ugh). But Michael Lee has identified the shot that is by far and away Crawford's worst. [Wizards Insider]
  • Wondering which NBA teams might have the assets and willingness to complete a trade for Rashard Lewis's contract this offseason? Well, you can stop, because BNIE has done all the heavy lifting for you.
  • Yesterday our "Better Know A Free Agent" series focused on Sixers guard Lou Williams.
  • The #QUOTESANITY ensues. Eight seed "Willing To Die For This" made it to the second round by knocking off top seed "This Is Your Captain" and appears on its way to another upset over fifth seed "Complete Player." Meanwhile, fan-favorite "American Jan Vesely" is just toying with seven seed "Morris Almond Era."
  • After kicking off their player profiles with a look at JaVale McGee, TAI analyzes the player the Wiz got in return for Pierre. Teaser: They still (really) like the trade. [Truth About It]
  • Trevor Booker gets solid grades for his effort, grit and improved jump shot he showcased in 2011-2012. [Wiz of Awes]
  • Video of Chris Singleton's exit interview with the D.C. media. []
  • Last season started slowly but ended nicely for consummate veteran Maurice Evans. [CSN Washington]
  • Kevin Seraphin is just a different kind of cat. [SB Nation D.C.]
  • With Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both struggling through injury, the Grizzlies squeaked out a 90-88 win on the Clippers' home floor, forcing a Game 7 in Memphis. [SB Nation | SI | Daily Dime]
  • Paul and Griffin don't have much time to lick their wounds before Game 7, either. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Many have called out Griffin for flopping at an irregular rate these playoffs. Admitted Clippers-fan Steve Perrin thinks the criticism a bit unfair.
  • The lawyer for Nuggets center Chris "Birdman" Anderson, who is under investigation for alleged cybercrimes against children and has been excused from all team-related activities, says his client is the victim of extortion at the hands of a shunned female fan. [SB Nation | Washington Times]
  • LeBron James has reportedly won the MVP award. Moving on. [SB Nation | ESPN | Ball Don't Lie]
  • Stat geeks will agree that James deserved the MVP. And that it wasn't even close, according to this awesome graph. [Heat Index]
  • Could an MVP be looking to buy the Kings? [SB Nation]
  • Frank Vogel has fired the first salvo in what is sure to be a series of petty, overblown barbs tossed back and forth between the Heat and Pacers during their second-round series. [SB Nation | ESPN]
  • Why exactly is Vogel trying to anger the Heat? I'm not sure that's such a wise thing to do.
  • The 2012 Knicks had quite the season, one Andrew Sharp will remember fondly as chronicled by the immaculate front and back pages of the New York Post.
  • Here's Mike on why Kevin Garnett was kind of the NBA's Forgotten Man this past season.
  • Andre Iguodala might have earned some much-deserved good will in Philadelphia by knocking down two clutch free throws to seal the Sixers' series-clinching victory over the Bulls. [SB Nation Philly]
  • You owe to yourself to read this SI piece on Kobe Bryant, his parents and the game that binds them together.
  • Having the best regular season record and winning the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs is "all that matters," yo? Do'h! Carlos Boozer, what were you thinking?? [SB Nation]
  • James Harden has a majestic beard, as many have already noticed. He's still got some work to do before he can match Brian Wilson, though.