Since taking over as head coach of the Lakers, Mike D'Antoni has had difficulty utilizing Pau Gasol. The primary reason is because he wants to stretch the floor for Dwight Howard, writes the Los Angeles Times' Eric Pincus.
- Also from Pincus, Antawn Jamison is beginning to look comfortable with his new team.
- The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Schmitt Boyer takes a look at Timberwolves rookie point guard Alexey Shved.
- Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi is playing pretty good basketball of late, and it's all the more impressive when you take into account what he's dealing with in his personal life, writes the New York Times' Hillel Kuttler.