In his exit interview with the Knicks, J.R. Smith was told by his coach that the number one thing he needed to work on was his mid-range game. According to Newsday's Al Iannazzone, the guard still doesn't know if that improved part of his offensive attack will take place in New York.
- The Hornets will entertain offers for the 10th pick, as long as the trade partner is willing to take back either Trevor Ariza or Emeka Okafor's contract, tweets NBA.com's Shaun Powell.
- The Bobcats may be targeting veteran free agents like Antawn Jamison and Grant Hill this offseason, according to FoxSportsOhio.com's Sam Amico. In his story, Amico also writes that the Cavaliers may go after guard Michael Redd, who spent last season with the Suns but enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent.
- The Oregonian's Jason Quick writes that the Trail Blazers would be wise to open up their coaching search, instead of giving the job to interim head coach Kaleb Canales. Canales went 8-15 this season after replacing Nate McMillan, who was fired.
- Courtesy of CSNNW.com, here's a clip of new Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey talking about how he plans to rebuild the team's roster.
- Deron Williams speaks to the Los Angeles Times about what it would take for him to join the Lakers next season.
- Hornets center Gustavo Ayon will have his option picked up by the team, according to his agent, Emilio Duran, who spoke to Hoopshype.com.
- According to CBSSports.com's Ken Berger, former Nets and Nuggets executive Kiki Vandeweghe could replace Neil Olshey as the Clippers general manager.
- Mercurynews.com's Tim Kawakami gives a few possible scenarios where the Warriors could get either Pau Gasol or Chris Bosh.