Jan 8, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader preforms during a time out in the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 97-87. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Daily Links: Thursday, January 9, 2014

Good morning, NBA fans, Hardwood Houdini readers, and seekers of professional basketball knowledge in general!

I know last night’s game between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers was a late one, but I hoped you got a chance to stay up and watch most, if not all, of it.   I did – which is why I am so useless so far this morning! – and it was entertaining.  Win or lose this season, all I want is to see the Boston Celtics compete, and continue to honor the history of the franchise so that future teams know why the Boston Celtics are the greatest professional basketball team in the world.

Okay – sorry for the soap box!  On to the links!

Nine games went down last night, including some upsets and a buzzer-beater!  Get caught up.  Now.  [NBA.com]

Coffee?  Check.  Breakfast?  Yep.  Morning Shootaround?  Oh hell yes!  [NBA]

The Daily Dime puts the finishing touches on your breakdown of last night’s action.  [ESPN]

It’s no secret that San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can be a bit of a difficult man to interview.   So what the heck happened when Stan van Gundy brought the microphone to Pop during last night’s Spurs – Mavericks game?  [Yahoo! Sports]

This year’s All-Star Game is going to feature some fresh faces – let’s look into the crystal ball and try to predict who will earn their first trip to the big event in 2014.  [Bleacher Report]

Hard to believe it, but some teams still want the services of Andrew Bynum.  No – I’m serious!   Here are ten possible destinations for the big goof, I mean, guy.  [Sports Illustrated]

And finally: if you’re wondering how trading Courtney Lee for Jerryd Bayless affected the Celtics’ backcourt situation, well, here’s your answer!  [b/r]

Hope you enjoy!

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