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Links: Washington Wizards to work out Kansas big man Thomas Robinson today

Something tells me he works out pretty good.
Something tells me he works out pretty good.

Kevin Durant beat LeBron James last night, and all is right with the world. Links:

  • Deron Snyder has more on the yesterday's workout, with a focus on Clark. [Washington Times]
  • Mike posted the athletic testing numbers for the draft's top prospects and reached one, overriding conclusion: "wow, Harrison Barnes."
  • Terrence Jones beat out Austin Rivers for the No. 10 spot on our Community Draft Board, so it makes sense that Rivers would claim the No. 11 spot.
  • We've gotten to Better Know several of the draft's top prospects, but here's a breakdown from pantlessyoda1 of UNLV wing Chace Stanback, a potential sleeper pick but likely undrafted free agent pickup.
  • Ben Standig profiles potential Wizards draft pick Bradley Beal and has more on Clark's workout with the Wiz.
  • There's plenty of local flavor in this NBA Draft. [CSN Washington]
  • David Thorpe on which teams to reap immediate rewards from the 2012 draft. [ESPN Insider]
  • Everyone knows the Hornets are taking Anthony Davis with the No. 1 pick, but could they be looking at Austin Rivers with their No. 10 selection? [Times-Picayune]
  • John Feinstein is usually a pretty reasonable man. But his suggestion that the Wiz should trade John Wall and draft Kendall Marshall is sheer, unbridled insanity. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Frank Hanrahan has a simple offseason prescription for Andray Blatche: Stop eating. [CSN Washington]
  • After sprinting out to a 13-point lead in the first half, the Heat faded down the stretch as Russell Westbrook came alive and Durant, as he so often does, took over in the fourth quarter to lead the Thunder to a 105-94 victory in Game 1. Meanwhile, the Heat's stars were comparatively MIA when it mattered most. Recaps: [SB Nation | Washington Post | Daily Dime | SI | Yahoo! Sports | AP]
  • If you missed Mike's "NBA Finals Keys to Success" for the Heat and Thunder, go read it now.
  • Sure, it's Thunder-Heat, but Andrew Sharp knows what this NBA Finals really boils down to: LeBron vs. Durant. [SB Nation]
  • ESPN's writers weigh in on that very matchup.
  • After Game 1, it's Durant 1, LeBron 0. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Here's a cool statistical breakdown of both LeBron and Durant in various "clutch" situations, with some results that may be surprising to those that ascribe to the "Durant is clutch, LeBron is not" narrative. [Heat Index]
  • LeBron has done a lot to shift the public's perception of him. He has just one think left to do: Win it all. [ESPN]
  • Dwyane Wade did not have the best Game 1, prompting some to wonder whether he is still playing hurt. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • The Heat's Big Three disappeared in the 4th quarter, while Durant and Westbrook flourished. [SI]
  • The Heat found out in Game 1 why, for the first time, they're the underdogs. [ESPN]
  • Steve Perrin notes that the Thunder's depth may have made the difference in Game One. [SB Nation]
  • Is it already time for the Heat to make some changes? [Heat Index]
  • Tom Ziller on why the perception of Russell Westbrook rests with the Thunder's success. [SB Nation]
  • Westbrook used a run-in with Shane Battier to get himself going in Game 1. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Ever notice how Kevin Durant seems to always score more points than you thought he did? [TrueHoop Blog]
  • Jon Bois is tired of hearing from spurned Sonics fans. [SB Nation]
  • There's a team that the Thunder remind Mike Wise of. Can you guess which one it is? [Washington Post]
  • This is an awesome chart showing where the Thunder and Heat hit most of their shots. [New York Times]
  • Alonzo Mourning honestly looks like he could strangle a kitten in this photo. [SB Nation]
  • There weren't many good things that came from the NBA lockout. The emergence of the Goodman League was one. [Washington Times]
  • Someone is gonna pay $22,322.22 to play H-O-R-S-E with Kobe Bryant. Frankly, I'm a little surprised someone didn't offer more. [Ball Don't Lie]
  • The Grizzlies have been sold to a pretty young billionaire. [SI]
  • Is sounds like the Bobcats, mercifully, have whittled their coaching search down to three candidates. [ESPN]
  • Danny Ferry appears to be a finalist for the Sixers' GM job. [SB Nation Philly]
  • As if you needed any other reason to skip a Lifetime movie, Ron Artest will play a detective in one. [Ball Don't Lie]