A quick look at the Pacific Division..
- Veteran big man Hedo Turkoglu sees a title opportunity with the Clippers, writes Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. “Well, if you look at it, they are a great team,” Turkoglu said. “They have a lot of great players. The way they approach the game, or their mind-set, especially after they bring in Doc [Rivers], they really wanted to win. I’ve always been playing good with great coaches and I know somehow I would get an opportunity with Doc and do what I can do in the best way.”
- Heat big man Chris Bosh feels for underappreciated Lakers center Pau Gasol, writes Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. Gasol has been mentioned frequently on the pages of Hoops Rumors and that figures to continue between now and the trade deadline if he isn’t moved before then.
- Warriors newcomers Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks are happy to be on board with a contender, writes Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group. This is the fourth time the 25-year-old Crawford has been traded, but he’s excited about his opportunity in Golden State.