A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball.

* A morose-looking Michael Jordan, a poker game and a wad of cash.

* Jimmer Fredette vs Isaiah Thomas in a rookie dance contest.

* Patty Mills on his decision to play in China.

* Deron Williams drops 50 points for Besiktas.

* J.R. Smith reaffirms his spot on my All-Head Case team by infuriating his Chinese club in the season opener. Big surprise.

* Shorter contracts – be careful what you wish for.

* The escort business is down 30% during the NBA lockout.

* Adam Morrison is making a comeback in Serbia. A lengthy piece but well worth a read.

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