Pau Gasol will be coming off the bench permanently, tweets Orange County Register reporter Kevin Ding. Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni believes his team plays better when they're small, and a starting frontline of Gasol and Dwight Howard obviously isn't small.
- ESPN analyst Magic Johnson believes the Mavericks would be wise to strike a trade for Lakers center Dwight Howard before the trade deadline instead of targeting him in free agency this summer, according to the Dallas Morning News.
- Hornets forward Al-Farouq Aminu is having a breakout season with the Hornets writes Nola.com's John Reid.
- The Memphis Commercial Appeal rationalizes why the Grizzlies need to make several moves before the trade deadline.