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The Daily Clipper - The-Summer-Of-George Edition

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That title has nothing to do with these clippings, but I've always wanted to write that! After a brief hiatus, I will proceed to give you what you need: Clippers and NBA news and notes (with some misc mixed in). It looks like it will already be a busy 2 days before the draft! Houston moves Budinger to Minn for the 18th pick. Minn gets another F with range and Houston gets stocks another pick to package for DHoward. Enjoy Nacion!

NBA Stuff:

Twitter / ESPNSteinLine: RT @Jonathan_Feigen: Rocke
RT @Jonathan_Feigen: Rockets have dealt Chase Budinger to Minn for 18th pick, source said Possible package for Dwight!? - Hattip to citizen teddygreen for putting this up on a fanshot this morn...

Deng Trade Unlikely Amid Rumors - RealGM Basketball Blog
Real GM

NY Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire - and most athletes - should give up Twitter - NY Daily News
When it comes to the media, James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan is known for running an uptight organization. Some would even dare suggest there is some paranoia involved, at least if you think having Knicks PR operatives shadowing reporters is strange.

College coaches rave about Mike Dunlap -- college basketball - ESPN
Andy Katz Blog on he sports the bowtie! any other nba coach ever done that?

Donnie Walsh, former NY Knicks president, takes job with Indiana Pacers - NY Daily News
Ex-Knicks president Donnie Walsh, ousted by Garden chairman Jim Dolan last June after he was offered a 40% pay cut, is returning to the Indiana Pacers.

Report: Houston can trade for Dwight Howard but he’s not staying | ProBasketballTalk
And we’re back to this stupid cycle again… Dwight Howard and his camp are trying to exert control over where he gets traded. It was reported the Houston Rockets were trying to take some big steps to land Howard — trading their two first round picks (No. 14 and No.

Spurs' Tony Parker could miss Olympics because of eye injury -

Source: Timberwolves set to offer contract to free agent Brandon Roy | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities – Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers)

Miami's title doesn't erase NE Ohio melodrama surrounding LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert: Bill Livingston |
LeBron James earned grudging applause Thursday night from many critics. The owner of his former team, Dan Gilbert, was not one of them.

Jason Gay: How to Cure the NBA's Flopping Epidemic -
Jason Gay thinks it's time to adopt a shaming enforcement policy. No suspensions, no fines—just an annual league-sanctioned Best of Flopping presentation called The Floppies.

Freakonomics " Playing the Nerd Card: A New Marketplace Podcast

Freakonomics " Michael Jordan, the Bobcats, and Running the Lottery Treadmill

On the road to a ring, where's a shortcut when you need it? Bud Shaw's Sunday Sports Spin |
Will Dan Gilbert look for an easier route than the long hard road to contention that lies ahead? Bud Shaw asks in his Sunday Spin column.

SBD: Hornets, Fox Sports agree to long-term TV deal - NBA - Sporting News

Miami’s Poised For A Historic Run | Hoops Addict

LeBron James Surprises Wedding Party: Heat Star Poses With Shaun And Jamie Kolnick (PHOTO)
It would be tough to upstage a bride as pretty as Jamie Kolnick, but the glowing Heat fan met her match Saturday in Miami's freshly crowned narrative-slayer, LeBron James.

Clippers Stuff:

Close shave for striker Robbie Keane at LA clippers | The Sun |Irish Sun|Irish Sun News
LOL...this clip got picked up by my rss feed due to the LA clippers title!

Twitter / WindhorstESPN: Mavs, Celtics playing in E
Mavs, Celtics playing in Europe in Oct. My Chinese friends tell me Clippers, Heat in talks to play in China as well.

Chris Paul says Chauncey Billups with L.A. Clippers is "top priority"
Chris Paul says Chauncey Billups with L.A. Clippers is "top priority" : Denver Post Nuggets writers Benjamin Hochman and Chris Dempsey cover the Denver Nuggets, offering the authoritative voice with news, analysis and information. Colorado


Source -- David Griffin pulls out of consideration in Los Angeles Clippers' GM search - ESPN Los Angeles
Citizen LJHann had this up in the fp...

The Best Sports Anthems of the Past 10 Years - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
7. Los Angeles Clippers: Tyga featuring Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Jordan, "Lob City (Remix)"