Odds & Ends: Durant, Brooks, Nuggets

With tax season approaching, Thunder star Kevin Durant is looking to get his house in order.  Durant is suing his former accountant for $600K over what he says were mistakes on his previous taxes, according to the Associated Press.  More from around the Association..

  • Aaron Brooks could have blocked the trade sending him from the Rockets to the Nuggets but he had a change of heart late in the game, tweets Mark Berman of FOX 26.  “I changed my mind after talking to [Denver exec] Jared Jeffries, the (Nuggets) GM and the coach,” said the guard.  Brooks also says that the need for him to play in the final year of his deal motivated him to say yes, tweets Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
  • Nuggets GM Tim Connelly offered a very rational take of today’s deal to acquire Jan Vesely from the Wizards.  “It’s not often you get a chance to get a 30-game look at the sixth pick in the draft from a couple years ago,” said the GM, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post (on Twitter).
  • Center Hamed Haddadi inked a deal in Iran after finishing his season in China, tweets Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.
  • Former Nets guard Tyshawn Taylor has signed in Puerto Rico, tweets Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv.  Taylor was traded to the Pelicans earlier this year but was promptly cut loose.
  • The Pelicans‘ inability to get back into the first-round of the 2014 draft at the deadline was disappointing, writes Jimmy Smith of the Times-Picayune.
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