The Spurs are two wins away from the NBA Finals. The Mavs are courting Deron Williams in an attempt to get back into championship contention. The Rockets want to make a splash by going after a star player this summer. The Grizzlies have been a playoff team for two years in a row. The Hornets have the No. 1 and the No. 10 picks in the draft. The Southwest Division could be the league's toughest next season, particularly if the Hornets can re-sign Eric Gordon. Here's what's happening around the Southwest now.
- Matt Moore of CBSSports.com isn't high on the Warriors' prospects of trading for an impact player at small forward, but of the options, he thinks a deal with the Grizzlies for Rudy Gay is most likely.
- Hornets coach Monty Williams guided his team through a rough season after the Chris Paul trade and injuries to Eric Gordon and Chris Kaman, among others, but has emerged on top after New Orleans won the draft lottery this week, as John Reid of The Times-Picayune and Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel examine.
- The Dallas Morning News rounds up a host mock draft opinions on what the Mavericks will do with pick No. 17. Jared Sullinger and Kendall Marshall appear as top targets.