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

* Ben Simmons throws down a couple of jams on Instagram.

* ESPN’s Brian Windhorst with a terrific feature on the LeBron James/Dwyane Wade dynamic. It’s fascinating. Read it.

* Speaking of Dwyane Wade, Grantland with a very harsh but fair analysis of where he’s at now.

* Have a look at what Greg Oden did on his first possession in four years. Wow! I think people who call him a ‘bust’ are just so wrong. That term should be used for abject failures like Kwame Brown and Michael Olowokandi, not a guy like Oden who absolutely would have been dominant had his body held up. 

* Matt Bonner really likes New Balance shoes.

* Check out the new ESPN ad with Joakim Noah, Bill Simmons and Jeff Van Gundy.

* SB Nation/Fear the Sword thinks Matthew Dellavedova is a shoo-in to make the Cavs roster.

* Pounding The Rock make the case for Patty Mills to secure the backup PG job in San Antonio.

* The NBA will return to the 2-2-1-1-1 Finals format this season. About time.

* Andrew Bogut speaks on his passion for muscle cars.

* Check out the Spurs’ new military-inspired camouflage alternate uniforms. Interesting…


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