Odds & Ends: Wolves, Rockets, Balkman, Draft

The Timberwolves had been looking into obtaining an injury exception to sign a 16th player, but the team is unlikely to add anyone to the roster at this point, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. That includes Dominique Jones, whose camp has been reaching out to teams. David Kahn isn't interested in the ex-Maverick, says Wolfson (Twitter links). Here are a few more updates from around the Association:

  • The Rockets have "quietly been sending out signals" that they'd be willing to trade Omer Asik and/or Jeremy Lin this summer in a deal that would upgrade their roster, according to Sam Smith of Bulls.com.
  • Former Knick and Nugget Renaldo Balkman has been banned from the Philippines' professional basketball league following an altercation with a teammate, according to a Reuters report (via the New York Times). The 2006 first-round pick had been playing for the Petron Blaze Boosters.
  • Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com isn't buying the narrative that borderline draft prospects should enter this year's draft because the class is weak. According to Givony, while the 2013 draft looks weaker than normal at the top, it seems to have "great depth" outside of the top five (Twitter links).
  • Amare Stoudemire's contract, which continues to look worse, represents the "Original Sin" of the present Knicks' era, writes Howard Beck of the New York Times.
  • With Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard scheduled to face their old teams this week, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com revisits the blockbuster deals that sent the two stars to their current clubs.
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2 thoughts on “Odds & Ends: Wolves, Rockets, Balkman, Draft

  1. Ric V. Avelino

    The Rockets will go back to where it is and again will always almost there then trade then again and again it seems because of the continuous trading

  2. Cber Cop

    In the Art of War, you send spies to the enemy camp to spread lies and propoganda to dismoralise the enemy camp. Is there any logical basis to trade your key players so near to the playoffs just to gain a superstar and waste any half season to build up the camaderie and team/chemisty. If Rocket bosses are so stupid and readers here so gullible, i would believe pigs can fly. Sam , stop treating fans as 3rd grade kids. Go spin more creditable yarns.

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