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Happy Thursday, everyone. Here are today’s links.

ICYMI from Fear the Sword: Calibrating the Jeff Green experience, Isaiah Thomas says he might not have played through his injury last season if he could do it all over again, LeBron talked about being ejected and the Cavs’ winning streak, LeBron trying on defense leads to good things, get our latest collaboration with BreakingT

At The Step Back, Jeff Siegel looks at how NBA teams use players like Justise Winslow and Andre Roberson who aren’t good shooters. This is going to be an interesting thing to follow in the years to come as wings continue to become more and more important.

At Sports Illustrated, Rob Mahoney goes long on the Gasol brothers, who are both really, really fascinating characters.

At The Ringer, Bryan Curtis considers ESPN’s future after another round of layoffs and why layoffs might be the new normal. Also at The Ringer: Jonathan Tjarks on what Jayson Tatum’s success means for future drafts.

At The Athletic, Marcus Thompson writes about the Warriors’ school of shooting.

Lastly, at The Washington Post, Tim Bontemps writes about the Thunder after their loss to the Magic. I’m sure this won’t matter at all to Cavs fans dreaming of Paul George.