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In this weeks links we have a blockbuster trade that should turn all of you into Pistons fans and we have a fantastic post by Matt Moore from CBS that is a MUST read.
Behind the screen: Inside the defensive mind of Andre Iguodala |Matt Moore of CBS sits down with Andre Iguodala of the Nuggets. Iguodala is probably the best wing defender in the NBA and we get to listen to him talk about his defense. It's kind of awesome.
Grizzlies trade Rudy Gay to Raptors in three-team deal with Pistons | Via Yahoo Sports the famous trade news breaker, Woj, reports a huge blockbuster trade sending Rudy Gay from Memphis to Toronto and Jose Calderon to Detroit. This trade actually affects the Bobcats. With Rajon Rondo tearing his ACL the Celtics are very likely to fall out of playoff contention. Getting Calderon means the Pistons have the ability to make the playoffs.
Six Degrees of Rondo: The Long, Strange Journey of a Mid-to-Late First Rounder | Speaking of Rajon Rondo, have you heard of the history of his draft pick? This guy could have been on so many teams it will make your head spin. Sean Highkin of Hardwood Paroxysm explores the history of how Rondo reached Boston.
Hornets' name change leaves 'Bobcats' in limbo | Of course we're gonna have some Bobcats related stuff for you here at Rufus on Fire. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer looks at the Hornets name change and how that affects the Bobcats.
Sources: Greg Oden draws interest | Greg Oden to the Bobcats? The constantly injured former #1 overall pick Greg Oden is making a return to the NBA and according to Chris Broussard of ESPN the Bobcats are interested.
Bobcats coach grateful to Bulls | Mike Dunlap, coach of your own Bobcats, got interviewed once for a head coaching gig at the Chicago Bulls back in 2008, ff course he didn't get the job. An interesting read from K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune
Pick-and-Pop: The Washington Wizards, your new favorite League Pass team | John Wall has returned for the Wizards and don't look now but those rascals are at it again. According to Andrew Unterberger of The Basketball Jones they should be your favorite league pass team right now.
Tayshaun Prince fan, unaware of trade, waits for a Prince who will never arrive | Finally, a reminder from our own Ben Swanson that sports means a lot to many of us and as awesome as trades are they can really suck at times.