Hopefully you all are enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon. I’m happy to provide you with this edition of Sunday Afternoon Links: Around the NBA. Some are directly Wolves-related and some are not, but please peruse them all.
– Over at Canis Hoopus, you’ll find a nice piece by Zachary Bennett that explores exactly how the Wolves expect to use #40 overall draft pick Glen Robinson III — namely, it involves lobs at the rim. His prowess in attacking the basket off the ball on cuts and around back-screens is well-documented.
– On the FanSided mother ship, enjoy a wonderful piece by Miles Wray that discusses why Shabazz Napier was not the best point guard in this year’s draft. (Sorry, LeBron.)
– Also over the weekend, the Memphis Grizzlies signed Zach Randolph to a two-year, $20 million extension that will begin after next season. Randolph opted in for the 2014-15 season at $16.5 million, and gave the Grizzlies a very good deal to stick around for another two seasons after he’s overpaid a bit in the coming months.
No new news on the Kevin Love front, other than some additional rumblings that a Love-to-Houston in a Chandler Parsons sign-and-trade is still a remote possibility. Parsons is absolutely, no question, a superior player to Klay Thompson. Is either player worth a max contract? Unequivocally, no. But Parsons on a near-max is certainly more palatable than the mess that would be a maxed-out Thompson.
We’ll see you all back here tomorrow for any pre-free agency news before the madness begins at 11:01 p.m. C.T. tomorrow evening.