1.) I know there was a game last night, but this over at the Baller Ball analyzing how Dirk Nowitzki is majorly influential on... well you'll see. Can't be spoiling the surprise.
2.) Our friends over at Ridiculous Upside wonder whether Delonte West will ever play in the NBA again.
3.) Over at Real GM our own Jonathan Tjarks calls Wayne Ellington one of his veteran bargains of the off season.
4.) Carlisle calls out Samuel Dalembert on his conditioning. This is off to a good start, no?
5.) I went on a podcast with Knick's fan/blogger Taylor Armosino to talk politics and hoops. Skip to about the 30 minute mark if you only want the hoops (I recommend skipping to the 30 minute mark haha).
6.) Grantland's Zach Lowe tiers the NBA. He believes in Dallas on the offensive end, but wonders if they'll be able to defend anyone.