It may not be Sherlock-caliber detective work, but Tony Parker tells Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News he noticed a hint that Boris Diaw could be leaning toward re-signing with the Spurs. Diaw, who had been living in Parker's guest house, left all his belongings there when he departed San Antonio for the summer, which Parker views as a good sign. Here are a few more Tuesday morning items from out of the Southwest Division:
- John DeShazier of the New Orleans Times-Picayune makes a case for why the Hornets should select Austin Rivers with the tenth pick in the draft.
- If he wants to quell the concerns of Grizzlies fans worried about the team's long-term future, owner-to-be Robert Pera should extend the franchise's lease in Memphis, says Geoff Calkins of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
- With the University of Memphis' Will Barton in town to work out for the Grizzlies, Jason Smith of the Memphis Commercial Appeal examines the rising stock of the former Tiger.
- Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News argues that the Mavericks need to be getting younger rather than older, and shouldn't bring in stop-gap veterans in free agency this summer.