Odds & Ends: Howard, Jazz, Bell, Wallace, Heat

Sunday night linkage..

  • Andy Kamenetzky of ESPNLosAngeles.com breaks down Dwight Howard‘s full interview with colleague Ric Bucher.  In the interview, Howard says that he doesn’t plan on toning down his jovial behavior with the Lakers and while that has rubbed some the wrong way, Kamenetzky doesn’t think that will hurt his play.
  • Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune writes that Raja Bell‘s issues with the Jazz go back to two years ago when he was butting heads with Deron Williams and coach Jerry Sloan.  Bell’s buyout theoretically should be a simple one as he is owed $3.5MM for the final year of his deal.  The veteran has come close to accepting the buyout offer at several points but talks have now stalled.
  • In a piece for the Detroit Free Press, Dan Feldman runs down the five best landing spots for Ben Wallace.  The veteran-friendly Celtics and Spurs come in at No. 5 and 4, respectively, with the Clippers at No. 3 as they could use a forward in place of Kenyon Martin.  The Pistons are second to the Heat in Feldman’s eyes because Detroit won’t be a contender in 2012/13.
  • The Heat are bringing 6’6″ swingman Chamberlain Oguchi in for another workout, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel (via Twitter).  Oguchi starred for the Nigerian national team this summer and has previous experience in the D-League.

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