Some links worth your time:

–Benjamin Hochman's latest mailbag delves into various Nuggets topics like "What is George Karl's fascination with Linas Kleiza?" And Hochman tells us who may get his vote for MVP.

–ESPN's John Hollinger tackles the stronger and weaker teams come playoff time in regards to reserve minutes being reduced in his latest Per Diem.

–ESPN's David Thorpe discusses this season's rookies and their future promise.

–Dave over at Blazers Edge talks NBA Contraction. Al Jefferson coming to a team near you?

–If you haven't read Aaronstampler over on Pounding the Rock you need to. This Spurs writer has some great insight and wit with this 'Life Goes On' for the Spurs piece.

–See where the Nuggets rank on Yahoo! Sports' Ball Don't Lie's latest power rankings.