The Dream Links - June 3rd, 2009

Via ESPN.com

Today's ESPN Insider-free links delve into NBA predraft workouts, former Rockets Rafer Alston and Kirk Snyder, and how awkward it must be for Jeff Van Gundy to analyze his brother on television.  Post any missed links in the comments section.

Draft Stuff

Morey, Sikma attend predraft workouts in Minneapolis - BostonHerald.com

"...Houston General Manager Daryl Morey and Rockets’ assistant coach Jack Sikma...attended Monday’s workouts. Ohio State’s B.J. Mullens, UCLA’s Darren Collison, Gonzaga’s Austin Daye were among the 12 players who worked out Monday." 

Group Draft Workout Update -- DraftExpress
A group workout is scheduled for today. No word yet if the Rockets are attending, but I would think so.

List of predraft workouts held by the Rockets -- DraftExpress
Many of you may have already seen this, but I felt like posting it in order to update everyone.

DraftExpress: Pre Draft Measurements and Combine Results
Uh, Damion James is fast.

Dionte Christmas on Life As a Sleeper -- NBA FanHouse
FanHouse's Matt Steinmetz attended the big NBA draft work-out in Oakland, Calif., on Monday and Tuesday. Temple's Dionte Christmas was one of the prospects.  Some people think Christmas could be on the Rockets' radar.

Rockets Related

Former Rocket Kirk Snyder's life is spiraling out of control
"Kirk Snyder was in the news a few weeks ago, having been accused of breaking into a home and assaulting a man. He has been indicted on two felonies, and has since received another assault charge for allegedly attacking an inmate at the county jail. Believe it or not, it gets worse."

Jeff Van Gundy Elaborates On Calling Brother's Finals Games

Obviously I was a little bit leery of doing the games, and I remember speaking to Mike [Breen] and Mark [Jackson] about it, and I said maybe I shouldn't do the games because I'm not sure I could be critical of Stan. And Mark said, "Well that's no different, you're never critical of any coaches."

Chris Ballard on how similar Rafer Alston's play has been to another former Rockets point guard - SI.com
Matt Maloney gets some love.

Houston Rockets announce summer skills camps - abc13.com
Have you got a kid who likes basketball? Here's a chance for him to get better.

General NBA

President Obama predicts Lakers in six - Ball Don't Lie
Well, I guess that's it then. L.A. is going to win, because the president said so.

In the N.B.A., ‘Flagrant’ Is a Matter of Interpretation - NYTimes.com
A nagging question is dominating the N.B.A. playoffs. The question: When is a flagrant foul not a flagrant foul? The answer: When it is changed the next day.

Toothpicks Do Not Add up to Salvation - FreeDarko
Mike Breen best not read this.

Why Everyone Doesn't Hate Lamar Odom - The Baseline
Bethlehem Shoals's take on Lamar Odom.

Lopsided Trades - Blazer's Edge
Interesting and thorough information about lopsided trades from Ben.

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