The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring the ins and outs of the Wizards/Mavs trade

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: Kyle Weidie interviews Rob Mahoney to try to get a sense of what Josh Howard will bring to the table for the Wizards. [Truth About It]

The Dali: Rob Mahoney discusses how the Mavericks will try to integrate Butler, Haywood, and Stevenson into their system. [The Two Man Game]

The English: The second major trade of the season involved Marcus Camby going to the Blazers for Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw. Henry Abbott and Kevin Arnovitz team up to talk about what it means for each team. [TrueHoop]

The Fu Manchu: DJ Foster breaks down the pros and cons of the trade for the Clippers. Verdict: Clippers gain money and the ability to develop their players, lose a father figure for many of their players. [ClipperBlog]

The Handlebar: The next deal on the horizon is rumored to be a blockbuster between the Knicks and the Rockets involving T-Mac going to New York for Jared Jeffries, Jordan Hill, and a slew of draft picks. Joe Treutlein breaks down what this trade would mean for the Knicks’ cap situation going into the 2010 off season. [Hoopdata]

The Horseshoe: Verified genius Daryl Morey has a huge upper hand in negotiations with Knicks GM Donnie Walsh because of the expectations of the NY faithful. Here’s a video of what that backroom might look like. [Clutchfans via The Dream Shake]

The Imperial: Sebastian Pruiti uses the Three Point Contest to break down the fundamentals of shooting. [NBA Playbook]

The Lampshade: Tom Ziller examines how Jason Thompson has seemingly hit a wall midway through his sophomore season, but explains that he’s not worried about the young forward. [Sactown Royalty]

The Painter’s Brush: Zach Harper starts off claiming that he doesn’t care about All-Star snubs or selections, and then fires off 1500 words about how Monta Ellis is a one-of-a-kind player who both embodies the spirit of All-Star basketball, and at the same time hurts his team by doing so. [Hardwoord Paroxysm]

The Pyramidal: Mike Gansey enlightens us to the D-League Western Conference celebrity look-alikes. [Ridiculous Upside]

The Toothbrush: Megan Wilson wonders whether Chris Anderson and Andrei Kirilenko were being weighed down by their addiction to hair products, as both have seen their numbers surge since switching to more natural looks. [She.Got.Game]

The Walrus: David Stern was not optimistic about the future of CBA negotiations for the NBA. Clay Kellem give a primer on those talks and tells us what we can expect for things to come. [SLAM Online]

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