The good news keeps coming for the Hornets in what's been a very successful offseason so far. Not only are they set to draft Anthony Davis on Thursday, but they've cleared out their two biggest contracts, and now, according to Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans Times Picayune, they're set to announce a new TV deal. Smith reports that the Hornets' new deal will be on a cable network called Fox Sports New Orleans, and will pay the team roughly $10MM annually for the next ten years. It could be announced as soon as today, says Smith.
Here are a few more Monday afternoon odds and ends from around the NBA:
- Randy Hill of FOXSportsArizona.com hears from NBA personnel executives that the Raptors could be a serious contender for Steve Nash. "I've been hearing that from people that would know," said one Western Conference exec. "They could be pretty decent right away with Nash. And they could have enough cap space to get something done there."
- The Magic's front office continues to undergo significant changes, as Adonal Foyle announced via Facebook today that he has been let go by the team.
- After parting ways with Dave Twardzik, new Magic GM Rob Hennigan has hired Pistons VP of basketball operations Scott Perry for Orlando's assistant GM job, tweets ESPN.com's Chris Broussard.
- Adam Morrison is among the attendees at a Grizzlies' private free agent camp today, according to Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
- Bucks GM John Hammond tells Sean Deveney of the Sporting News that he's not expecting the team to make a draft-week trade for the fifth straight year (Twitter link).
- Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld wonders if the Bulls could try to package Joakim Noah and Luol Deng in a trade for Dwight Howard.
- While Marco Belinelli won't rule out re-signing with the Hornets, he would like to play for a contender, says Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.