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Extremely cold and windy out there today...Stay cool and safe citizens!!

Blake Griffin, Mo Williams work out, prepare for season - latimes.com
The Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin talked to the media on the pending NBA collective bargaining agreement and the meaning it has for players, especially a young emerging star such as himself.

Dwight Howard's intentions may become known Monday
Dwight Howard will be permitted to speak to Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith on Monday for the first time since June 30, and there could be some clarity on the question of whether Howard wants to be traded.

Free Agency Buzz 12.3.11: Howard eyes L.A.? - CBSSports.com
Eye on Basketball - Free Agency Buzz 12.3.11: Howard eyes L.A.?

NBA Trade Rumors 2011: LA Clippers May Pursue Caron Butler, Tayshaun Prince - SB Nation Los Angeles
News, analysis and opinion from the fan perspective.

The Bobcats Should Use Maggette -- Just Not Too Much - NYTimes.com
Corey Maggette is a valuable scorer, but for the sake of the team, Charlotte should play him judiciously.

Broadcast of Good Deed Becomes Casualty of N.B.A. Lockout - NYTimes.com
ABC’s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," wary of legal barriers, deleted scenes of Ray Allen’s visit to Springfield, Mass., to comfort a bereaved 8-year-old.

Twitter / @ESPNChrisPalmer: New Magic assistant Mark P ...

Clippers to meet with free agent Caron Butler - latimes.com
The Clippers and free-agent forward Caron Butler will have a face-to-face meeting Monday at the team's Playa Vista training facility. - Hattip to Citizen DocD for putting this in the Fanshots!

TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
NBA news, commentary, scores, stats, standings, audio and video highlights from ESPN.

NY Times : Derek Boogaard - A Boy Learns to Brawl
Not Clippers, not basketball but a great read by John Branch on a hockey enforcer, dead at 28. Part one of three.

Marc Spears: Kyrie Irving hopes to start for Cavs
Kyrie Irving played only 11 games at Duke, but says he's ready to take over the point guard job for Cleveland. - National Basketball Association news

Woj: Free-agent buzz: Heat lead chase for Battier. Clips waiting for DJ to bring back offer.
Wojnarowski has Shane Battier going to the Heat for the mini midlevel around 3.1 per year (1st year). Pat Riley and the players are courting him hard. Battier says he wants to play for a contender this year. Clips want DJ to bring back offer... and there are plenty of suitors. Kings are frontrunners to sign Chuck Haves.

Thunder not pursuing Battier yet? | Daily Thunder.com
Thunder not pursuing Battier yet?