Fiddlin’ & Diddlin’ – Daily Links 8/22

Herald  Clippers’ Chris Paul undergoes thumb surgery
Globe  Celtics hire Jay Larranaga as assistant coach
Celtics Green  The Green Monster
Celtics 2012 Rookie Photo Shoot
Dionte Christmas Is a Guy You Have to Pull For
Celtics Life  A Silent But Deadly Offseason
The Most Random NBA Player Commercials

CLNS Radio  Celtics forward Chris Wilcox talks resigning with Boston, 2012-2013 season, and more!

Lex Nihil Novi  Molly Mcgrath Interviews Chris Wilcox (and gives hannah storm a run for her money)
Hey Chris, Let’s See this Version of you Next Season
Team Play, not Bird Superstardom, Hallmark of 1980-81 C’s
Celtic Nation SQ12#22 Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All
CelticsBlog  Sullinger & Melo Looking Lean & (Not So) Mean
What Should Doc Rivers Change Next Year?
The Boston Celtics Best. Trade. Ever. (Ice Capades Edition)
CSNNE  Reports: Terry wants Mavs jersey retired; Cuban considers it
ESPN  Does Miami have the easiest schedule?
Summer Forecast: Bench boost?

Eduardo Najera retiring from NBA to become head coach of D-League’s Texas Legends
2012 NBA Summer Forecast — Rookie of the Year
Red’s Army  Foot Locker’s commercials kick ass right now
ESPN has the Celtics 10 games behind Miami
Your Morning Dump… Where Stan Van Gundy napalms the Magic
Celtics.com  Photo Gallery: 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot
Larry Bird – Celtics Legend
Celtics Town  Areas of Improvement: Chris Wilcox’s rim protection
Green Street   Irish Coffee: Projecting Dionte Christmas on Celtics
Celtics Title Town  Rondo rookie season action
Celtics Morning Joe:Celtics X-Factor in 2013?
Hangtime Blogs  Rookies Get In Front Of The Camera
Taxing Situation Ahead For Thunder?
That’s A Wrap For the Rookies
Bleacher Report   Power Ranking the NBA’s Best Defensive Teams
10 Encouraging Signs for the Boston Celtics 2012-13 Season
Slam Online  The Best of the 2012 Rookie Photo Shoot
Jason Terry Hopes Mavericks Will Retire His Jersey
Contest: Win A Sprite Uncontainable Game Briefcase
Building A Champion
NY Daily News  Michael Jordan’s son Marcus leaving UCF basketball program but will remain at Orlando school 
Dimemag  One Legend Calls Rondo The Best PG In The NBA; LeBron Goes Home
Hardwood Houdini  Better Two Sport Athlete: Michael Jordan or Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge?
Opposing Views  Getting to Know Jim Tanner: Agent to Tim Duncan, Jeremy Lin, Ray Allen, John Henson and More
PaulPierce.net Even In the Dog Days of August, Paul’s Weeks Are Full
Pro Basketball Talk  Kidd: “There’s no question Rondo’s the best point guard”
5th Quarter Mag  Is Big Baby Ready to Lead the Magic?
Star Telegram  Terry credits Nelson and Johnson for point guard improvements
Jason Terry leaves for new chapter in NBA career
Bayou Buzz  New Orleans Hornets guard Austin Rivers recovering from ankle surgery
Orlando Sentinel  Schmitz’ Take: Magic have no chance…to top last season’s controversy
Busta Sports  Why Nate Robinson is a Perfect Fit for the Chicago Bulls
Inside Hoops   Nets owner takes jab at Knicks owner
Hoopsworld   Cavaliers Creating Their Own Thunder