Odds & Ends: Silver, Nets, Hill, Draft

We’re 11 days into Adam Silver’s reign as NBA commissioner, and if no one’s noticed much of a difference from before, that’s by design, as Silver tells Brian Mahoney of The Associated Press.

“I’m not coming in with a five-point plan,” Silver said. “I’m not an outsider coming into the league. I’ve been part of this league for a long time and if there was something that I thought should’ve been done markedly different than the way it’s done now, I think David and I would have pushed each other to do it.”

Here’s more from Silver’s status-quo league:

  • A source puts the chances of the Nets making a trade between now and the deadline at less than 10%, tweets Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News (Twitter link). That echoes what we heard from Grantland’s Zach Lowe earlier today.
  • Grant Hill is still drawing NBA interest during his first year of retirement, but the 41-year-old tells Sean Deveney of The Sporting News that he’s definitely not making a comeback.
  • The top 10 prospects are unchanged on the latest Insider-only draft board from Chad Ford of ESPN.com, though Swiss power forward Clint Capela jumps to No. 20 from outside the top 30.
  • Wizards camp invitee Xavier Silas has signed with a team in Argentina, tweets Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. The deal includes an escape clause that will allow him to ink an NBA deal at any point this season.
  • Udonis Haslem has never played for an NBA team other than the Heat, and the 11th-year vet doesn’t intend for that to ever change, as he tells Bleacher Report’s Ethan Skolnick. Haslem has a $4.62MM player option for next season.
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4 thoughts on “Odds & Ends: Silver, Nets, Hill, Draft

  1. Z....

    UD’s jersey will be hanging in the rafters at some point

    • DaLukyBum

      im not a heat fan, but i respect haslem alot, he is the ultimate team player

      • Z....

        He really is. He has been the heart of this team for his 11 years, similarly to Alonzo Mourning…He took way less money twice to stay here, leaving $40 million on the table. I’m proud that he’ll have played his entire career with the Heat…He just shows that an undrafted player can definitely make it in the NBA if you work harder than everyone else


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