A few notes from around the Eastern Conference.
- Despite struggling in his second season as a professional with the Pistons, then getting traded to the Bucks for Brandon Jennings, University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari still believes Brandon Knight can be a successful point guard in the NBA, writes the Detroit Free Press' Perry A. Farrell.
- Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce was extremely hurt after the Celtics traded him to Brooklyn, but that the move could give him a boost, writes Newsday's Roderick Boone.
- Pacers.com writer Scott Agness writes that former Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan believes he's in a great place with the Pacers next season. After spending a year out of the league, McMillan will be on Indiana's sideline in 2014 as an assistant coach.