A look around the league as we await Game 3 of Spurs–Clippers..
- Nets General Manager Billy King says that center Brook Lopez's recovery is underway, but the big man is not yet up to running or jumping, tweets Andy Vasquez of the Star-Ledger. Lopez, 24, is a restricted free agent this summer.
- The Suns plan to match offers to restricted free agent Robin Lopez but will have someone different mentoring the center if he returns. After four seasons with the Suns, assistant coach Bill Cartwright's contract will not be renewed, writes Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic.
- Bulls forward Brian Scalabrine, who is set to hit free agency, told Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald that he plans to play in the NBA for as long as he can. The 34-year-old fan favorite would also like to explore coaching and color commentary after his playing career is through.
- The Nets' draft combine at their practice facility is jam-packed with team executives and coaches but many prospects declined their invitation and missed a great opportunity for exposure, says Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress (Twitter links).