Odds & Ends: Cousins, Rockets, Humphries

With one game still in progress from tonight's docket, let's take a look around the Association..

  • Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee notes that the Rockets have had interest in Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins in the past.  However, Houston may not want to take on the troubled center at the cost of breaking up what they already have in place.  James Harden & Co. are two games above .500 and riding a three game winning streak.
  • It would not surprise Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News (on Twitter) to see the Nets try and deal forward Kris Humphries and two-guard MarShon Brooks.  The early returns on tonight's poll concerning Hump's future in Brooklyn show that 85% of Hoops Rumors readers see the Nets shopping him prior to the deadline.  Humphries cannot be traded until January 15th.
  • Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle watched a Texas Legends game in order to check out Jared Cunningham and wound up coming away impressed by Chris Douglas-Roberts, who signed with the club earlier today, tweets Earl K. Sneed of NBA.com.  The arrival of CDR meant that Dallas had to let Derek Fisher go after his short stint with the club.
  • The Knicks may be "stuck" with Amare Stoudemire, but Tommy Beer of HoopsWorld doesn't necessarily see that as a bad thing.  The forward was reportedly offered around the league for next-to-nothing this summer but there were no takers due to his contract and injury woes.
  • With Fisher gone, now could be the time for Rodrigue Beaubois to steal the spotlight for the Mavericks, writes Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram.  The 6'0" guard has been mentioned as a trade candidate this season.
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