The Late-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring Trade Deadline Madness

The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache takes you on a trip around the League every weekday, bringing you the best posts from around the NBA blogosphere. Unfamiliar with the below ‘stache styles? The American Mustache Institute will school you on that subject.

The Chevron: David Thorpe, who has a close personal connection with Kevin Martin, discusses what the trade that sent the guard from Sacramento to Houston will mean for the teams involved. [TrueHoop]

The Dali: Matt Moore goes ballistic about Daryl Morey’s ability to run the basketball world. [Hardwood Paroxysm]

The English: Tom Martin examines how Kevin Martin will fit in with the Rockets. Primary assessment: The Rockets are taking a gamble, but one that will hopefully pay off. [The Dream Shake]

The Fu Manchu: Rahat Huq, Mike Kuralyo, and Zach Harper gather around the digital roundtable to share their thoughts about all aspects of the Rockets/Kings/Knicks three-way deal. [Red 94, Cowbell Kingdom, Knickerblogger] (Note: All three links have the same content, you pick whichever site you wish to patronize.)

The Handlebar: While the Rockets seem to be the big winners of the trade, Tom Ziller is more than optimistic about what Carl Landry will contribute to the Kings. [Sactown Royalty]

The Horseshoe: In some ways, the trade sending Antawn Jamison to Cleveland is even worse than the much maligned one that landed Pau Gasol in Los Angeles. [Red's Army]

The Imperial: Brook Lopez is getting his fair share of touches, just not one’s that he necessarily can use. [Nets Are Scorching]

The Lampshade: Ben Golliver uses shake charts to measure the inconsistency of scoring outputs on the Blazers and around the league. [Blazersedge]

The Painter’s Brush: I didn’t think it was possible, but Darius actually wishes Luke Walton were around to help the Lakers. [Forum Blue and Gold]

The Pyramidal: A bunch of community college kids think they can put on a better dunk contest than the NBA did. And they succeed. [It's Just Sports]

The Toothbrush: DJ Fuzzylogic laments the effect that his increasing age has had on his ability to play basketball. [Golden State of Mind]

The Walrus: Modeling it after “The Giving Tree,” John Krolik pens a poem that expresses how much Zydrunas Ilgauskas has donated to the Cavs called “The Giving Z.” [Cavs: The Blog]

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