A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball.
* Stephon Marbury wishes us a happy Chinese New Year.
* Kobe Bryant loses three mansions and $75 million in his divorce settlement. Something tells me he’ll be alright though.
* Zach Lowe examines the possibilities (or lack thereof) in Boston.
* Gee, Dirk really is struggling at the moment. Watch him make a meal of this drink.
* The New York Knicks are a bad dream.
* The T-Wolves are playing a dangerous game with Kevin Love.
* Check out this brilliant interview by Matt Steinmetz with Warriors coach Mark Jackson. If only more interviewers were this forthright.
* Chris Paul is putting down roots in LA. He’s reportedly agreed to buy Avril Lavigne’s $8.5 million Bel Air mansion.
* TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott examines the impact that heavy minutes play on a team’s title chances.