There’s plenty going on tonight thanks to Lance Stephenson and Greg Monroe. But with over half the league in action, let’s take a look at what else is abuzz around the league:
- A source within the Pelicans‘ organization refutes this afternoon’s report that the team is willing to move some of its core pieces, reports Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. According to the source, New Orleans has received inquiries on Tyreke Evans but doesn’t want to move the sixth-year forward. Beck adds that the Pelicans, confident in their core with flexibility under the cap, aren’t in a rush to move anyone right now (Twitter links here).
- Korie Lucious, who has played in Poland and Hungary since going undrafted in 2013, has entered the D-League player pool making him eligible to be added to a roster, according to the D-League Digest (via Twitter).
- Given the Kings‘ decision to part ways with coach Michael Malone, it’s worth noting that putting an exciting product on the court is just as valuable to some owners as winning championships, writes Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.
- Miroslav Raduljica is expected to reach a buyout settlement with the Shandong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association and become available to NBA teams in the next few weeks, reports Shams Charania of RealGM. Charania adds that Raduljica has already received some interest from NBA teams, but he is unlikely to sign before the league’s January 10th deadline for contract guarantees. Raduljica apparently became expendable when Shandong recently added ex-NBAer Earl Clark.