Andrew Bogut is back in the mix to win a second NBA championship.

The Australian big man signed with the Cavaliers on Thursday, ending a week in limbo after he was traded from the Mavericks to the 76ers and waived by Philadelphia days later.

Patrick: I like it. Like pay-per-view.

Barkley: No, no, no. Just get him in here. Only when I know I’mma die….’Cause I just want to get Skip Bayless in a room one time and beat him like a dog.

Patrick: So you’d kill him.

Barkley: Yes. Only if I knew I was gonna die. Not if I’m gonna live, cause I don’t wanna go to prison. ‘Cause like Mahorn say, ‘They would love you in prison.’

Whoa. Now, we all know Bayless doesn’t have the best bedside manner, but to kill him on national TV? Barkley also said this after he explained how he would knock out Shaquille O’Neal in a fight, so take it all with a grain of salt.

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Griffin, meanwhile, told ESPN’s Lisa Salters during the broadcast (per Cleveland.com) that Irving and Love were held out because they were nursing injuries. He also directly addressed the fan aspect.

We’re very sensitive to the fact that from a fan’s standpoint it hurts. But it’s the right thing for us, Griffin told Salters.

It cuts both ways, Griffin added. We’re protecting the Cavaliers fans that are watching us and have expectations that we’re going to compete at the highest level.

Game Mens Datone Jones Jersey But there’s no reason for some of these other twentysomething stars like Irving (24) to be sitting on their butts during nationally televised, prime-time games, especially when NBA TV ratings are down this season.