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Morning links: Karl Malone is everywhere and wants to fight everybody; Kanter's agent talks about trade demands

Every now and then former Jazz great Karl Malone makes the media rounds, and he is at it again.

Hours after asking Kobe Bryant to “knuckle up,” Malone was on “Amerca’s Pregame” on Fox Sports 1, and he threw out another challenge.

You may remember when Malone teamed up with Diamond Dallas Page for a tag-team wrestling match against Dennis Rodman and Hulk Hogan, well, Malone may not be done with the ring.

On the show, he called out Brock Lesnar, the current WWE champion, and said he was just waiting for the WWE to call him. Sure, it was said with a laugh, but Malone probably would be up for it.

With a new Vine, Deseret News Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy made light of all the fighting words Malone has been throwing around.

And the Mailman wasn’t done there.

Slam Magazine had a Q-and-A with the longtime Jazzman, and Malone spoke on topics such as television appearances, analytics (spoiler: he doesn’t like them) and his new campaign to help people with high blood pressure.

And finally in an interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Malone mentioned he was saddened the Mavericks didn’t draft him.

“I must admit something. I really and truly was so disappointed that the Mavericks didn’t draft me,” Malone said. “It worked out great for me in Utah, so I’d like to come clean here and say something. I must admit that my first 10 years playing against the Mavericks I wanted to beat them really bad.”

Current Jazzman Enes Kanter’s agent Max Ergul appeared on 1280 The Zone Thursday to discuss his client's trade demands. Here is some of what he said.

“He and his family feel, and in some aspects I do, there was definitely a lack of investment in his development… He never understood how little he’s been used.”

“When (Kanter) has an opinion about his own freedom, and he’s verbal about, people shouldn’t be so surprised.”

"This is nothing new … every single day I hear something about ‘trade Kanter, not trade Kanter, what Jazz should do with Kanter, what Jazz shouldn’t do with Kanter."

“This is strictly basketball. He really likes the city, the state, he really wanted to be a part of the community. This is not about lifestyle; he is just envisioning himself in a different role… His relationship with his coaches is phenomenal, but there has been time that minutes have been a little inconsistent… and he doesn’t understand."

“This wasn’t planned, and it’s too late to think about it, because the cat is out of the bag. Those were his words and sometimes you have to let people take their own responsibility.”

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