The Rockets have arguably been the Southwest team in the news most often this month, as they've pursued restricted free agents and continued to try to land a superstar like Dwight Howard via trade. For now though, Daryl Morey and the Rockets are playing the waiting game, as they wait to see whether the Knicks will match their offer sheet for Jeremy Lin. In the meantime, here are a few updates on Houston's division rivals….
- Unrestricted free agent James Anderson would like to return to the Spurs but understands that might not be possible, tweets Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
- Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal would be "shocked" if Jeremy Pargo is still on the Grizzlies' roster when camp opens. According to Tillery, agent Mark Bartelstein and GM Chris Wallace haven't talked about a buyout for Pargo, but are discussing their options (Twitter links).
- Hornets GM Dell Demps tells Alex Raskin of HoopsWorld that he believes Eric Gordon will be 100% "on board" in New Orleans next season, despite Gordon preferring to sign with the Suns.
- Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas.com examines whether C.J. Miles could still be a possibility for the Mavericks, concluding that Miles may not be the best fit for a team in need of a marksman.