Links on a quiet Tuesday ...
--- Former Huskies star Isaiah Thomas must like his new gig with the Boston Celtics so far. He was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week in his first week with this new team after being traded from the Phoenix Suns.
--- Shaq Thompson had another interesting draft diary for USA Today, writing that he was "shocked" by his 40-yard dash time of 4.64 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. He hopes to run faster than a 4.6 at UW's Pro Day on April 2.
Thompson also said he told NFL teams -- and they asked about it a bunch -- that he wants to play linebacker.
Never miss a local story.
"The question I kept hearing from teams in the interviews was, 'What would you rather play: running back or linebacker?' They wanted to make sure my heart was on defense and not on offense. I've just got to stand my ground really and keep telling everybody that I want to play defense, and especially the linebacker position."
---Getting to know Tosh Lupoi, from an Alabama perspective
--- Looks like Lincoln linebacker Jusstis Warren plans to graduate from high school and enroll at Washington in time for spring practices.