Jan 15, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) watches the action from the bench during the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Daily Links: Friday, January 17, 2014

Morning, NBA fans – and are you ready?

Tonight’s game between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will feature the return of Rajon Rondo to the NBA hardwood.  I’m the lucky dog who signed up to cover the game for Hardwood Houdini, and in retrospect, I look like a genius for picking this game – but in reality, it was pure luck.

Not that I’m complaining – it ought to be a good one, so I am pumped!

So pumped, I almost skipped today’s daily links and went right to the game preview.  But I couldn’t do that to you, so here they are: the links!

There were only three games last night in the NBA, but one was in London!  That’s a big deal, right?  Score and recaps.  [NBA.com]

Your Morning Shootaround – no, don’t thank me, thank you!  [NBA]

Ten drops of NBA goodness – that’s your Daily Dime.  [ESPN]  It opens with a look at Houston’s epic collapse last night – what the hell was that all about?!?

Photos of the jerseys for this year’s NBA All-Star Game have been leaked.  [Sporting News]   Can we just fire the person who thought sleeved jerseys was a idea?  Gah.

Here are some thoughts to takeaway from Commissioner Stern’s final press conference.  [Bleacher Report]

Inspiration often comes from unlikely sources.  Check out what is providing the Chicago Bulls with motivation these days.  [Yahoo! Sports]  Classic.

And your Boston Celtics link of the day: with Rajon Rondo preparing to return to NBA action tonight, here’s a list of six stars the Celtics should consider acquiring in order to complement their point guard.  [b/r]



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