The latest news and notes from around the NBA on Friday evening:
- Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that Bucks center Ekpe Udoh is finding ways to contribute outside of the stat sheet.
- Josh Howard is looking forward to helping the injury-plagued Timberwolves. (AP link via NBA.com)
- Al Iannazzone of Newsday.com writes that the Knicks' age has worked in their favor so far as they've begun the season 6-0.
- The Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell believes that Hakim Warrick, acquired this week from the Hornets for Matt Carroll, can help the Bobcats this season.
- Jodie Valade of the Plain Dealer writes that the Cavs' Tristan Thompson has been more active this season.