Earl Boykins has made stops in plenty of NBA cities over his career, logging minutes with nine different teams since making his debut in 1998. His most recent NBA stint came in Milwaukee, where he played in 57 games with the Bucks last season. Boykins is currently a free agent, but may find an NBA home soon. He told Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype he's in discussions with a couple teams and "hopefully something gets done." Here are a few more items out of the Central Division:
- Beno Udrih isn't sure whether he'll exercise his player option and stay with the Bucks next season, writes Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times. As frustrated as Udrih is with his reduced role in Milwaukee, I'd be surprised if he passed up a $7MM+ guarantee to hit the open market a year early. You can check out the complete list of players with options for 2012/13 here.
- Sam Smith of Bulls.com doesn't expect the Bulls to make a run at J.R. Smith. I had the same thought when I examined potential fits for Smith.
- Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer follows up his report on the Cavaliers' preference to hold on to Anderson Varejao with a discussion of the team's trade possibilities.