Sam Young has signed with the Vaqueros de Bayamon team in Puerto Rico, per Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. The former Pacers wing is currently playing in Australia, and will play out his season there before joining the Puerto Rican league. Here are some notes from around the Eastern Conference:
- League executives believe the Celtics want to trade Jeff Green, according to Sam Smith of Bulls.com. Smith suggests Boston is “probably trying to persuade someone to take Gerald Wallace along with Green” at this point, but that he could be moved on his own eventually.
- The opinion around the league is that the Heat - after bringing in guard Toney Douglas and shipping out center Joel Anthony - are not done dealing, per NBA.com’s David Aldridge. League sources believe Miami is looking to add another wing before February’s trade deadline.
- Carmelo Anthony says he’s not losing hope that he can win a championship with the Knicks, per Al Iannazzone of Newsday. The star will opt out of his deal and become a free agent this summer, and there has been much speculation on whether he truly intends to re-sign with the Knicks at that point.