Judging from the NBA's past, head coaches rarely win out when they battle superstar players. Going from this, it's assumed that Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy will not be working in Orlando next season. ESPN.com's John Hollinger takes a look at a few possible destinations for Van Gundy should he soon leave his current position (Insider piece). Ira Winderman from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says the chance of Van Gundy making a return to Miami are next to nothing.
- HoopsWorld.com's Derek Page assumes this summer's trade market could be full of high impact players like Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Shawn Marion, Pau Gasol, and Kevin Martin.
- The Bay Area News Group's Marcus Thompson recently tweeted a statement from Jazz GM Kevin O'Connor saying that his team absolutely would not tank games in order to keep the Warriors draft pick, which is top 7 protected.
- Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic with a nice piece about Sebastian Telfair, Michael Redd, and the unlikely success that the Suns are having with everyone in their backcourt not named Steve Nash.
- Steve Marsh wrote an enthralling piece on Grantland about Ricky Rubio, and how the Timberwolves are dealing with his season ending knee injury.
- Celtics guard Avery Bradley has been a defensive force lately, and teams are starting to game plan against him, writes CSNNE.com's A. Sherrod Blakely.