Links on Fire: Release the Mutumbo!

Jeff Adrien makes the headlines this week, along with...Dikembe Mutumbo? - USA TODAY Sports

Hello, everyone. I'm Eric Buenning, This is my debut on this here Bobcats juggernaut. Who's excited about it? Hello? Anyone?

Bobcats Links

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist cleared to leave Houston hospital | CharlotteObserver.com
After sustaining a concussion Saturday night, Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist gets medical clearance to leave a Houston hospital and fly to Miami to join the team. That's great news considering he was motionless on the court only 36 hours ago.

The Week In Bobcats, Jan. 27-Feb. 2 « Queen City Hoops
Queen City Hoops recaps the previous week.

Charlotte Bobcats’ Jeff Adrien grabs his chance, runs with it | CharlotteObserver.com
Interesting read about Jeff Adrien making the most of his chances in Charlotte. There's also a pretty fascinating photo of Jimmy Butler's defense/dance moves as the featured image. There's also the possibility that Butler is urinating on Adrien. I don't know, I'll let you all decide.

NBA Links

Rudy Gay and the Raptors get a fresh start - SBNation.com
Interesting piece by James Herbert as he recounts Rudy Gay's debut with the Toronto Raptors over the weekend. There's also some pretty solid quotes from new teammates DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry in the piece. Good read.

Report: Clippers trying to pry Kevin Garnett from Celtics - CBSSports.com
Everyone loves a trade rumor. This is the latest one that we can all overreact about until it doesn't happen.

Bucks’ Larry Sanders Is a Sudden Sensation - NYTimes.com
Milwaukee Bucks big man LARRY SANDERS! is starting to get more and more national attention. This excites me, as I am also a Bucks blogger, so you'll have to forgive me for including this. Hopefully we can move on to an amicable relationship from here on out.

Fringe Events- Garrett Temple: The Journeyman’s Epoch | Hardwood Paroxysm
Really enjoyable piece by Brian Schroeder of Hardwood Paroxysm about the long and random journey of Garrett Temple. Brian's written the same type of article about Jeff Adrien. For some reason that matters. Anyways, take a look at it, it's good times.

VIDEO: Dikembe Mutombo is blocking everything for GEICO - CBSSports.com
Last but certainly not least, GEICO released a new "happier than" commercial, this one starring retired shot blocker Dikembe Mutumbo. That should be enough to get you to watch it. It's the best. Ever.

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