Josh Howard's 2012/13 campaign with the Timberwolves lasted just eleven games before he tore his ACL and now he's looking to figure things out for the upcoming season. The forward, who was once a prominent member of the Mavs, has had good workouts with the Spurs and Rockets, but hasn't gotten a training camp invite yet. Here's today's look at the Northwest Division..
- Agent Steve Kauffman said he hasn't begun negotiating an extension for client Tyrone Corbin with the Jazz and tells Bill Oram of The Salt Lake Tribune that he doesn't expect such a deal to get done. Instead, Kauffman would rather Corbin receive a new, long-term contract with the team next summer.
- Brian Shaw is obviously happy to have his head coaching opportunity, but life has gotten quite busy since he joined the Nuggets, writes Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post. "It's been crazy," Shaw said. "It's been unusual. I wouldn't have imagined all of the stuff that doesn't really have to do with basketball that I've had to do. I knew administratively it would be a little different than what I was accustomed to, with the obligations."
- While Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson are several years past their primes, the Jazz are hopeful they can bounce back to their old form and provide veteran savvy, writes Jody Gennesy of the Deseret News. Utah is also optimistic that Brandon Rush can be a "3 and D" player who can help stretch defenses with his outside shooting and guard opposing two-guards vigorously.