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Links: Washington Wizards draft pick Bradley Beal is ready to start his NBA career

Sunday links:

  • Mike breaks down Eric Gordon's displeasure with the Hornets' rush to clear cap space by trading reliable veterans and why John Wall's polar reaction to the trade for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza could help the Wizards avoid a similar headache a couple years from now. [BF]
  • Mike also filled in the folks over at Liberty Ballers about what to expect from Nick Young. In short: Great guy, maddening game. [LB]
  • As Wizards fans are feverishly waiting for Friday and the Vegas summer league kickoff, Ben Standig has the lowdown on ex-Wizards and local college players who will be starring in the Orlando summer league beginning tomorrow. [CSN Washington]
  • How much is JaVale McGee worth? [Denver Post]
  • Ever think you'd read about an NBA champion going "all in" for Rashard Lewis? Yeah, me neither. [@ChrisMannixSI]
  • Blake Griffin, James Harden and Andre Iguodala have claimed the final three spots on Team USA's Olympic roster. [SB Nation | Yahoo! Sports | CSN Washington]
  • Speaking of Griffin, good lord. [CBS Sports]
  • How will Kevin Durant fit alongside LeBron James and Kobe Bryant on the Olympic team? [ESPN]
  • Is Team USA better off now than it would have been with Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh? [SI]
  • Them's fightin' words, Serge Ibaka. [AP]
  • Former Hoya and PG County native Jeff Green has re-signed with the Celtics for reportedly four years and close to $40 million. Good story. [SB Nation | ProBasketballTalk]
  • Could Green's signing have come about in part due to Ray Allen's defection to to the Heat? [SB Nation]
  • If Linsanity was any indication, Jeremy Lin will be worth every penny of his four-year, $29 million contract with the Knicks. [Ball Don't Lie]
  • The Bucks are about to pay Ersan Ilyasova the big bucks. See what I did there. [HoopsHype]
  • Nicolas Batum has agreed to an offer sheet with the Timberwolves, and it's a doozy. [ESPN]
  • Kobe is liking where the Lakers stand with Steve Nash on board. [Yahoo! Sports]