Here is what’s going on around the league on Tuesday night:
- Fresh off his debut for Israel’s Hapoel Eilat, Dominic McGuire told Eurobasket’s David Pick that he will attempt to return to the NBA after playing a full season overseas. “I’m definitely tring to get back into the NBA. I’m not done with that. I came to Israel to see how (life and basketball) is overseas, but the goal is to get back to the league,” said McGuire, who spent last season between the D-League and Venezuela after six years in the NBA.
- Surya Fernandez of Fox Sports Florida lists Andray Blatche, Jordan Crawford, Emeka Okafor and Rashard Lewis as free agents the Heat could secure to bolster their bench. Miami has 11 fully guaranteed and four partially guaranteed contracts on their books thus far.
- It appears that Kevin Garnett will return for a second season with the Nets, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, confirming a report from Sunday that the 19-year veteran had already been working at the team’s practice facility. Brooklyn head coach Lionel Hollins also indicated that Garnett would start and play upwards of 15 minutes per game if healthy.
- Sean Deveney of Sporting News takes a statistical approach in identifying the most overpaid players in the NBA. The top five, according to Deveney’s criteria, are Kendrick Perkins ($9.6MM), Joe Johnson ($23.2MM), Amar’e Stoudemire ($23.4MM), Gerald Wallace ($10.1MM) and Josh Smith ($13.5MM).
Eddie Scarito contributed to this post.