Odds & Ends: Blazers, Bulls, Hornets, Lakers

With the Bulls' 85-59 victory over the Magic this evening, Tom Thibodeau reached 100 victories and hit that mark in the least time of any coach in NBA history.  Here's more on Chicago and the rest of the league..

  • Blazers interim GM Chad Buchanan originally wanted the Nets 2012 first-round pick sans protection in the Gerald Wallace deal but compromised in the end for top-three protection, tweets Ben Golliver of BlazersEdge.com.
  • Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com spoke to a number of Bulls players and people around the team about the prospect of picking up a free agent.  The general feeling around the club is that while they would gladly welcome a new acquisition, they don't feel as though they need one to win.
  • David Aldridge of NBA.com takes a look back at the deadline deals that went down and also the ones that didn't.  Aldridge opines that the Hornets, Wolves, and Hawks all should have made moves rather than stand pat.
  • Most of the big names in this summer's free agent class are veterans on the downslope of their career, writes Sam Amico of FOXSportsOhio.com.
  • The Celtics, Suns, and Pacers will all be flush with cash this summer, writes Larry Coon for ESPN.com (Insider sub. req'd).  Teams with limited cap flexibility going forward include the Bulls, Heat, and Lakers.

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