1) Negotiations between the NBA and the lawyers representing the players took place today in New York. Rumor has it that head of the former NBPA Derek Fisher will be in attendance. There is hope (albeit a small one) that there could be a handshake agreement this weekend and a 66-game season beginning on Christmas.
2) Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reveals what Magic fans are and are not thankful for concerning pro basketball this Thanksgiving.
3) Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com profiles Magic executive Pat Williams and his battle with multiple myeloma.
4) Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has a recap of Dwight Howard's appearance on Late Night with Jay Leno.
5) Today's look into the vault shows how Scott Skiles stole the show in Shaquille O'Neal's first matchup with Hakeem Olajuwon.