Here are a few happenings from the West Coast:
- Josh Childress is finding his way back into the Suns rotation, notes Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic.
- The Kings could be looking to replace longtime president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie, sources tell Tom Ziller of Sactown Royalty and SBNation.com.
- Former Warriors and current Kings coach Keith Smart "represented a continuation of the Don Nelson era," Golden State co-owner Joe Lacob said, and that's why he had to be replaced, reports J. Michael Falgoust of USA Today.
- Andris Biedrins is averaging a career-low 2.9 PPG, and he's unhappy with his role, writes Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times.
- Brian Kamenetzky of ESPN Los Angeles analyzes the potential implications of a Gilbert Arenas signing for the Lakers.