Former Hawks forward Ivan Johnson is weighing offers from overseas clubs but his preference is to hook on with an NBA team. Today, we learned that he has given his American suitors two more weeks to come up with a suitable offer. If they can't come up with something good enough, the forward is reportedly fine with adding another stamp to his lengthy passport. Here's today's news out of the Southeast Division..
- The Hawks want to use the Rockets' rebuilding plan without ending up like the Mavericks, writes Sean Deveney of the Sporting News. “We’re well-positioned for many reasons,” Ferry said. “We have good players who will work hard and will be very competitive this year. We have salary-cap flexibility this year, with some space, but also space going forward. We have all our draft choices going forward as well. We have the opportunity to be competitive, but to continue to build on what we’re doing.”
- Guard Abdul Gaddy told Percy Allen of the Seattle Times that he has a training camp invite from the Bobcats. The Washington product, who went undrafted in June, was also on Charlotte's summer league squad. In his final year with the Huskies, Gaddy averaged 10.9 PPG, 4.6 APG, and 3.2 RPG.
- In today's mailbag, a reader asks Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel if the Heat should go get Antawn Jamison. Winderman feels that they already have a player who offers the same skillset in Rashard Lewis.