The latest news and notes from around the NBA on Tuesday night:
- Sam Amico of FoxSportsOhio.com says the Cavs can expect an improved Samardo Samuels this season.
- Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express News reports that the Spurs are impressed with DeJuan Blair's training camp.
- Sean Deveney of the Sporting News previews the Mavericks' season and says that their roster is constructed with future free-agent moves in mind.
- Steve Reed of the Associated Press writes (link via the Detroit Free Press) that the Bobcats are expecting Ben Gordon, acquired from the Pistons this summer, to finish games for them this season.
- Alex Raskin of HoopsWorld.com has a list of training-camp invitees with a shot at making NBA rosters this season.