The latest news and notes from around the NBA on Thursday night:
- Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, a champion of NBA player rights in the 1970s, told the Orlando Sentinel that Dwight Howard should stop feeding trade rumors and focus on basketball.
- Sportando reports that Finnish guard Petteri Koponen is undecided as to whether to stay with Virtus Bologna or join the Mavericks, who own his draft rights. Koponen was drafted no. 30 overall in 2007 by Philadelphia and had his rights traded to Portland before being sent to Dallas in June 2011.
- Sportando also reports that Othello Hunter has reached an agreement to play in the Ukraine with Azovmash Mariupol. The 26-year-old power forward played in 23 games for the Hawks between 2008 and 2010.