In an earlier post, we passed along the latest on the Rockets' pursuit of Dwight Howard, courtesy of HoopsWorld's Steve Kyler. Kyler's NBA AM piece at HoopsWorld has a few other items of note though, including updates on Eric Gordon, Steve Nash, and the Thunder. Let's round up the highlights….
- According to Kyler, Gordon is "wavering on his interest" in a long-term contract with the Hornets, and may prefer to sign with the Pacers. Because Gordon is a restricted free agent, the Hornets can match any offer sheet he signs, and it sounded last week like they were prepared to do just that. But Kyler hears from sources that New Orleans isn't eager to commit big, long-term money to a player that doesn't want to be there.
- Kyler hears from sources that the Raptors are gaining confidence that they have a real chance to sign Steve Nash, so much so that Toronto's interest in Kyle Lowry may be dwindling.
- While a report yesterday suggested the Thunder had some interest in moving up into the top five of the draft, Kyler says that ship has probably sailed, and that a significant trade is very unlikely.
- It seems the Grizzlies are more open to trading Zach Randolph than Rudy Gay, says Kyler. Peter Vecsey of the New York Post first tweeted last night that the Grizz had talked to the Lakers about a deal involving Randolph and Pau Gasol.