–Gilbert Arenas and his mentor Otis Smith have rarely had their professional lives intersect. When rumors of the Magic having interest in Arenas popped up this summer, Michael Lee of the Washington Post reports it was Arenas who called Smith asking for an answer and some guidance.
–Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld dispells the overpaid myth, specifically Rashard Lewis.
–Stan Van Gundy says bench points is one of the more underrated stats. I will have a little more on this topic sometime this week.
–Phil Jackson apologizes to Stan Van Gundy… sort of.
–Kealin Culbreath of Wizards Extreme writes attacking the glass will be key for the young Wizards team.
–Jason Williams said the act that got him ejected from Wednesday’s game was misconstrued.
–Life without LeBron is very different for the Cavaliers, writes Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel.
–Byron Scott put a lot of the blame for his team’s loss on the officials. Interesting.
–Andrew Melnick of Howard the Dunk previews tonight’s game.