Odds & Ends: Mayo, Martin, Noel, Bulls

Here's the latest from around the Association as we gear up for the start of free agency..

  • The Jazz, Bucks, Timberwolves, Clippers, Blazers, Bobcats, and Bulls are all likely suitors for Mavs guard O.J. Mayo, USA Today's Sam Amick tweets.  Mayo is expected to turn down his $4.2MM option this summer and it makes a lot of sense considering the number of teams with major cap space to burn.
  • Kevin Martin is expected to draw interest from the Bucks, Pelicans, Timberwolves, Mavericks, and Pistons, as well as the Thundertweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
  • Before Nerlens Noel fell to pick No. 6, the Pelicans were entertaining the idea of trading that selection to the Bobcats for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, as Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe notes amid his weekly roundup.
  • Drastic change isn't likely to blow through the Windy City for the Bulls this summer, writes Aggrey Sam of CSNChicago.com.  There's still a lot of moving pieces for the club, but the major shifting probably won't come until the summer of 2014 for the Bulls.
  • The Wizards face some tough decisions with free agency approaching, writes Michael Lee of the Washington Post.  Washington obviously won't be in play for any of the elite free agents this summer and they have their sights set on less-thrilling goals, like retaining small forward Martell Webster.
  • We hear similar news out of Portland, where Joe Freeman of The Oregonian cautions fans not to expect anything too crazy out of the Blazers.  Of course, there have been rumblings over LaMarcus Aldridge's discontent.
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