News: Thunder center Nenad Krstic was in the middle of an on-court brawl between Serbia and Greece last week, ending the skirmish by hurling a chair. Krstic was held overnight by police investigating the fight.
View: Watching video of the brawl reminded me of early May when Krstic said all the right things in his exit interview with reporters but sounded as though he didn't want any part of this summer's games. Krstic said he wanted to play but talked about the pressure his country puts on him and his obligation to compete because of his captaincy. He also expressed a desire to rest, citing a long NBA season and the need to rest his body. If Krstic could do it over again, you can bet he would follow his head and not his heart.
News: Carmelo Anthony reportedly wants out of Denver and is hoping for a trade, with New York and Orlando being his top two preferences as potential destinations.
View: While a move would make the Western Conference less competitive and help out the Thunder's chase for a championship, I doubt we see Anthony being granted a divorce from Denver. Nuggets coach George Karl said it best when he told reporters much of the talk in the summer rarely comes true, just look at Chris Paul's situation in New Orleans. And just like the Hornets, the Nuggets have no reason to rush to trade Anthony. A lot can happen between now and February.
News: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is considered to be one of three players on the bubble for Team USA's final 12-man roster.
View: The U.S. is loaded with point guards, but Westbrook brings energy, intensity, hustle, rebounding and dribble penetration that other bubble members Stephen Curry and Eric Gordon cannot match. Westbrook's skills should secure him a spot on the team. Gordon is the least versatile of the three, and since somebody has to go it should be the player who brings the least.