Deutschland über Dallas, as fellow CMU grad Chris Kaman is heading to the Mavs. He got dumped on the Hornets as part of the Chris Paul trade and was biding time this last year. Kaman is about as German as I am (he's got German grandparents and I have German great-grandparents) but plays for the German national team with new teammate Dirk Nowitski.
Another big man is staying put for the moment; the big Dwight Howard-to-Brooklyn deal fell through. Houston and the Lakers are rumored to be the next landing spot for Superman 2.0; Kobe, Steve Nash and Howard doesn't seem quite fair.
Neither does having Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen coming off the bench for Miami. Lewis went from being the most overpayed player in the league to one of its better bargains at league minimum and Allen went from having to go mano-a-mano with Los Heat to being D-Wade's caddy. Guilding the lily, but I recall Detroit beating a Laker team that seemed similarly overstocked.
This is a sad story, doubly odd in that I have been in Caryville, TN on my way down I-75 over the years; to-and-from Florida in the early 00s and to-and-from central TN in the early 2010s. A handicapped 19-year-old was dumped there by her IL-based mom. Since she wasn't officially anyone's charge, there were no laws broken.
The mom dumped her in Tennessee in part for their Bible Belt Baptist caring. There are plenty of Baptists in Illinois, though. I recall an old Southern Baptist pastor who was in Midland that came from southern Illinois; you needed a chain saw to cut his drawl.
Another sad one out of Detroit brings to mind the old Mae West line "is that a gun or are you happy to see me?" It was a gun, and it went off when a gal hugged a off-duty cop at a party, killing the hugger.