Odds & Ends: Lottery, Deron Williams, Magic, Nash

The draft lottery is dominating NBA headlines today, but the team with the best shot at landing the first overall pick isn't losing any sleep over tonight's drama. Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports that he's not stressed about the lottery since the results are out of his hands, and adds that he still expects Charlotte to add a solid player even without the top pick.

As we count down the hours until the winner of the Anthony Davis sweepstakes is announced, let's round up a few odds and ends from around the NBA….

  • Replying to Adrian Wojnarowski's report this morning on whether or not he'll re-sign with the Nets, Deron Williams tweeted, "I would love to know who Adrian Wojnarowski source is bc he knows more about what I'm thinking then I do. maybe they can help me decide?" Alex Raskin of HoopsWorld also writes that D-Will has never told Nets management that Dwight Howard's presence is a necessity for him to re-sign.
  • ESPN.com's Chris Broussard (Insider link) poses a number of potential offseason trade scenarios, including one where Williams heads to the Lakers in a sign-and-trade deal with the Nets.
  • Magic CEO Alex Martins has "hit the road" to conduct general manager interviews, tweets SI.com's Sam Amick, adding that Jeff Bower is expected to be interviewed tomorrow. I find it a little odd that Orlando is reportedly close to naming a GM when it doesn't seem as if the team has even interviewed many candidates yet. I expect the Magic search to extend into next week at least.
  • Suns coach Alvin Gentry tells Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic that he feels good about the odds of Steve Nash re-signing in Phoenix.
  • In an Insider piece for ESPN.com, Chad Ford wonders if Andre Drummond could be the number two pick behind Davis next month.
  • According to Sportando, Petteri Koponen has agreed to a three-year deal with Khimki Moscow that includes an NBA out clause at the end of each season. Koponen's NBA rights are held by the Mavericks.


View Comments (0)