A few news and notes from around the NBA's Northwest Division:
- The Oregonian's Joe Freeman details the process Trail Blazers rookie center Meyers Leonard is going through to become a consistent NBA player. After struggling early on, Leonard has really picked it up since the All-Star break.
- Now that Mo Williams has returned from injury, the Jazz have a new, faster look to them that should help as they make a push towards the playoffs, writes The Salt Lake Tribune's Bill Oram.
- The Portland Tribune's Kerry Eggers has an interview with Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge.