On this week in 1949, the Basketball Association of America (BAA) merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) to form the NBA. The BAA included the Boston Celtics, Minneapolis Lakers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Warriors (later Golden State Warriors), and the Rochester Royals (later Sacramento Kings). The NBL, meanwhile, featured the Syracuse Nationals (later Philadelphia 76ers) and the Tri-Cities Blackhawks (later Atlanta Hawks).
If you have a great blog piece that you think we should feature in Hoops Links, then send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..
- The Basketball Post believes that the Cavs are getting close to playoff contention.
- The Painted Area runs down the 2012 Olympic field.
- Buckets Over Broadway isn't sure what to make of Carmelo Anthony's brilliant game.
- NJNets101 will be looking to draft MarShon Brooks this fall in fantasy.
- Celtics Blog talks Jeff Green and more in this week's mailbag.
- Hot Hot Hoops reviews the 2012 Heat NBA Champions DVD.
- Hardwood Paroxysm introduces us to Nando De Colo.
- Out of Bounds writes why you should be extremely jealous of the Hornets fanbase.
- Bucksketball has ten reasons to like Tobias Harris.
- Bleacher Report: Los Angeles looks at how Chris Paul could wind up in New York next year.
- 82Games.com looks at draft performance by year.
- The NBA Geek lists the ten worst signings of the offseason.
- Canis Hoopus examines the Brandon Roy saga.
- Celtics Green likes Kevin Garnett over Chris Bosh.
- Saving The Skyhook reminisces about the 2011 Mavericks.
- NBA 24 7 365 remembers one of Allen Iverson's finest moments.
- Fear The Sword has noticed Samardo Samules' new look.
- Blazer's Edge has the goods on Trail Blazers in the Olympics.
- Nets Are Scorching looks at how basketball might fit in Brooklyn.
- At The Hive is in favor of Roger Mason Jr. joining the Hornets.
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