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NBA Daily Links: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Man, it’s hard to believe that the NBA season is already half-way done, isn’t it?  I remember joining Hardwood Houdini back in October, and being all jacked-up to cover the Boston Celtics and the NBA.  Now I look at the calendar and see that Boston has already played 46 games – that’s crazy!  I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait until after the All-Star break, when the final push to make the playoffs begins and things REALLY start heating up on the hardwood around the league.

All right – time for me to shut up and turn things over to today’s links!

Six games around the league last night – get caught up here.  [NBA.com]

And your Morning Shootaround – you’re welcome!  [NBA]

Drop in for your ten drops of NBA knowledge – get yer Daily Dime here! [ESPN]

The players complained, and the league listened, prompting the NBA to declare that players can opt of wearing sleeved jerseys if they really want to.  [Bleacher Report]  Keep playing nice, boys!

We all know that Julius Randle is the Kentucky Wildcat that scouts are paying the most interest to – but how is fellow UK player Willie Cauley-Stein shaping up as a prospect?  [Sports Illustrated]  Boston could use a big man, you know . . .

And speaking of Boston, here is your Celtics link of the day:  it would appear that Paul Pierce isn’t quite ready to give up on returning to the Celtics’ organization in some way . . . . [Masslive.com]

Enjoy the reads, and be sure to return for our coverage of tonight’s Celtics-Knicks match-up!

Tags: Boston Celtics

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