Southwest Rumors: Lowry, Ayon, Duncan, Cuban

Earlier today, the Rockets signed Earl Boykins to a second 10-day contract, and saw Kyle Lowry return to practice in hopes of playing again this season. What else is going on in the Southwest Division? Let's check out a few links….

  • The Hornets are expected to retain Gustavo Ayon for 2012/13, reports USA Today's J. Michael Falgoust. Ayon will have two more seasons ($1.5MM) left on his three-year deal at season's end, but neither is guaranteed yet. You can find our full list of 2012/13 non-guaranteed contracts here.
  • Spurs veteran Tim Duncan doesn't have a contract for next year, guaranteed or otherwise, but he's not thinking about his future until after the season, as he tells Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News.
  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a number of ideas about how the NBA draft and eligibility rules should be changed, writes Tim MacMahon of Cuban would like to see players not become draft-eligible until three years after they've graduated high school, and would like to expand the draft from two rounds to four.
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2 thoughts on “Southwest Rumors: Lowry, Ayon, Duncan, Cuban

  1. BrickTops

    Duncan is not thinking about his future until the season is over, more like Duncan is not talking about his future until the season is over lol.

  2. dc21892

    Cuban has a point. More than two rounds would be beneficial. Also, something I would like to see that no one really has control over per say is more international talent being entered into the draft. We need more Gasols, Ginobolis and Parker’s in the game. These guys coming out of Europe and in Ginobolis case S. America have a completely different swagger and all around solid game. The NBA needs more players like this.


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