As August comes to a close, let's round up a few Friday afternoon odds and ends from around the NBA:
- Even after moving Dwight Howard and Jason Richardson, the Magic remain "open for business" on potential trades, writes Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.
- New Hornet Ryan Anderson spoke to Yannis Koutroupis of HoopsWorld about his new team and his expectations in New Orleans.
- After signing Martell Webster, the Wizards are "in all likelihood" done making moves this summer, GM Ernie Grunfeld tells Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
- Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com wonders whether Dirk Nowitzki might really retire two years from now.
- Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com explores Vince Carter's role with the Mavericks for the coming season.
- Pete Carril, the creator of the Princeton offense, talked to SI.com's Sam Amick about how the offense might work for the Lakers this year.
- The Cavaliers are "comfortably in stage two of their rebuild," NBA.com's John Schuhmann writes in his preview of the team's 2012/13 season.