A few notes from around the NBA's Atlantic Division.
- According to a tweet from Hoopsworld.com's Bill Ingram, a rumor has bubbled to the surface that the Rockets are interested in trading for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, but Dwight Howard has no interest in playing with the four-time All-Star.
- The Raptors have officially announced they will be making Nick Nurse an assistant head coach on Dwane Casey's staff, according to the Toronto Sun's Ryan Wolstat. Nurse will run the team's offense.
- The Celtics are in talks to sign Brazilian big man Vitor Faverani, according to TuBasket.com. The Boston Herald's Mark Murphy reported Boston's interest this morning, but made it clear an expensive buyout with Faverani's team in Brazil could sour things.