And-Ones: Cap, Jackson, Rockets, Jazz

The NBA has informed teams that next season’s salary cap will increase by close to $5MM, sources tell Marc Stein of Stein references this piece by Larry Coon, which breaks down the changes. The news comes much to the delight of teams around the league, especially the Bulls and Rockets, who are expected to make a run at Carmelo Anthony. Let’s round up more from around the Association:

  • Phil Jackson promised change would be coming to the Knicks’ roster this offseason, reports Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. Jackson didn’t address the job status of coach Mike Woodsonbut one player tells Isola that Jackson said the team should be “grateful” for the work Woodson has put in for them over the past two seasons.
  • The Rockets have assigned Robert Covington and Isaiah Canaan to their D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, for tonight’s playoff game, tweets Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
  • Four veterans might be on their way out of Utah, writes Mike Sorensen of the Deseret NewsRichard Jefferson, Marvin Williams, Brandon Rush and John Lucas are four Jazz players without guaranteed deals in 2014/15 who will more than likely find themselves in a new uniform next year, suggests Sorensen.
  • Turkish basketball coach Zeljko Obradovic has drawn interest from three NBA teams whose offseasons have already begun. Djordje Matic initially tweeted the news, and a source verified the report to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.

Cray Allred contributed to this post.

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