The Nets are pulling out all the stops tonight with Dwight Howard in town — a pyrotechnic display is among the events lined up for the evening. Howard himself doesn't appear eager to answer questions about playing in New Jersey though, having ducked past reporters this morning without comment, as Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News writes. While Howard and the Magic get ready to face a Nets team missing Kris Humphries, let's check out a few links from around the Atlantic Division….
- Paul Flannery of WEEI.com examines what the Celtics' future will look like if the team doesn't make a move before the trade deadline.
- A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com lists a few potential trade targets for the Celtics, in slideshow form.
- Don't expect both Ed Davis and Amir Johnson to be Raptors next season, says Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun, who thinks the team will trade one of the two.
- Though signing J.R. Smith is its only significant recent roster move, the Knicks have the feeling of a team that has been totally overhauled. Marc Berman of the New York Post says the club will need some time to make all its pieces fit.