Odds & Ends: Gordon, Blazers, Mavs, Beal, Draft

Yesterday we heard that Eric Gordon would test free agency despite the Hornets winning the Anthony Davis sweepstakes.  Gordon was back at it today, reiterating to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayne his intentions to listen to offers once he is a restricted free agent on July 1. 

Gordon did express some excitement about Davis, comparing his ability to catch lobs to his former teammate Blake Griffin.  Gordon added, "I will still be open with my free agency to hear other opportunities.  But like I said before, New Orleans has a very bright future to be a championship-caliber team soon."

With the Celtics up big in Boston, here are a few other notes from around the NBA:

  • Chris Haynes and Dwight Jaynes of CSNSW.com discuss the Blazers offseason via video, particularly the conundrum of the NBA Draft being before free agency.  The Blazers have two picks in the top 11, but there are rumblings that they could trade one of both of the lottery picks for a veteran point guard.
  • The Dallas Morning News rounded up the Mavericks' selections in various mock drafts, concluding that Dallas could target Jared Sullinger or Kendall Marshall at 17.  That would be pretty late for Sullinger, but sounds in the right ballpark for Marshall.
  • Jeff Barlis of ESPN.com's GatorNation takes a look at who will likely have an eye on Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal.  As we heard earlier today, the Wizards are considering Beal with the third pick.
  • RealGM posted their versatile NBA Draft Simulator, a tool that allows fans to explore draft scenarios and play general manager.

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3 thoughts on “Odds & Ends: Gordon, Blazers, Mavs, Beal, Draft

    • Al_Oliver

      Celtics should keep Rondo. He’s their best player and they can’t get anyone as good in this draft

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