The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring a new home for the Jones

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: The TBJ crew came out with a big announcement today that they are moving to The Score to do their show full-time.  Coupled with this was the announcement that J.E. “Phil” Skeets will be leaving BDL and the venerable Trey Kerby will be taking his place. [Ball Don't Lie]

The Dali: Matt Moore reflects on this new landscape in the NBA universe, with this year’s rookie class consistently lighting it up, and the NBA blogosphere, with the recent TBJ/BDL news and the inception of ProBasketballTalk. [Hardwood Paroxysm]

The English: Shaq got into a thumb wrestling war with Glen Davis on Thursday that left him out for the season and possibly some of the playoffs. How will his injury change the playoff landscape? [NBA Fanhouse]

The Fu Manchu: Robin Lopez was inserted into the Suns’ starting line up about a month ago and since then has had a coming out party in all senses of the phrase (pause, not all senses). [Bright Side of the Sun]

The Handlebar: Brian Robb wonders if Rasheed Wallace is now the worst offensive-rebounding center in the NBA. [Celtics Hub]

The Horseshoe: Sebastian Pruiti uses screenshots from the Nuggets-Lakers game to teach us how to properly defend the post. [NBA Playbook]

The Imperial: According to Royce Young, it’s finally time for Thunder fans to not only talk about the playoffs, but potential match ups they’d like to see. [Daily Thunder]

The Lampshade: Neil Paine looks back at history and attempts to determine which was the most competitive playoff series ever. [Basketball-Reference Blog]

The Painter’s Brush: Pardeep Toor looks at the new wave of point guards, using Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo, and Derrick Rose as his primary case studies. [SLAM Online]

The Pyramidal: Scott Schroeder laments the fact that the Portland Trailblazers would pick up Travis Diener, who averaged 0.8 points and 1 assist in 4 games played this year, to be their fifteenth man over a D-League player. [Ridiculous Upside]

The Toothbrush: There was a lot of uncertainty around the time of the deal, but now Rey Moralde is sure that Dallas is happy with what they received in the Jason Kidd-Devin Harris swap. [The No-Look Pass]

The Walrus: Mike James was bought out by the Wizards today. Kyle Weidie reminisces about a time, not too long ago, when James sacrificed himself to the media, being the first Wizard to comment about Gilbert-gate. [Truth About It]

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