Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; A general view of big head mascots during the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade prior to the game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Daily Links: Thanksgiving Edition!

Happy Thanksgiving, Hardwood Houdini readers!

I sincerely hope that you have good food, good weather, and good times today.  Forget about the fact that the Boston Celtics are not playing the type of basketball that Celtics fans have come to expect from this franchise and be glad tha you’re alive and kickin’, instead!

There’s more to life than basketball, folks . . .

. . . but in case you feel differently, here is your dose of NBA-related links today!

 Thirteen games last night – make sense of the chaos here!  [NBA.com]

There is more to the upcoming draft than just Andrew Wiggins, folks!  Here’s a look at the versatile Marcus Smart, as well as updates on some of the other draft hopefuls. [Sports Illustrated]

I don’t like to dwell on this too much, but the terrible play of the Brooklyn Nets is fascinating.  Here’s a very detailed examination of the myriad problems this team has.  [SI.com]

The Los Angeles Lakers took a lot of heat for signing the broken-down Kobe Bryant to a two-year extension.  Kobe, of course, thinks it was a good move.  [Sporting News]  Can you even understand what the hell he is saying in that first Tweet?  English!

John Wall seems pretty confident. [Bleacher Report]  His recent play gives him lots of reason to be!  I loved watching him play for Kentucky; maybe Danny Ainge can . . . naw!

Last but not least: here’s your latest bit of news concerning Rajon Rondo’s injury and his timetable for returning to NBA action. [Masslive.com]

Happy turkey day, everyone!  And be careful if you go out shopping tonight or tomorrow!

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