March 05, 2007

Chauncey Billups acknowledged he would consider Memphis as a free-agent destination in the offseason. -- Memphis Commercial-Appeal

The Cavaliers, who desperately need a vet tech at the point, couldn't find a way to satisfy the Mavs' demand for Anthony Johnson. Either that or GM Danny Ferry, steered by coach Mike Brown, had no interest. Keep in mind, Brown assisted Rick Carlisle with the Pacers when Johnson was there. -- New York Post

Allen Iverson has been in Denver just 2½ months. He already knows he'd like to re-sign in 2½ years. "I want to be here," the Nuggets guard said Sunday. -- Rocky Mountain News

One of the biggest broken legs in Texas has gotten an OK from a doctor. Yao Ming has been cleared to play Monday for the Rockets against the Cavaliers. -- Houston Chronicle

Jason Kapono has been less than himself since he won the three-point shooting contest during All-Star weekend. As long as he continues to dissect enough film, put in enough work after practice and regains enough confidence in his game, Kapono is sure to find his stroke. -- Miami Herald

Scottie Pippen said he was very interested in playing the rest of this season for the Mavericks. Unfortunately for Pippen, the Mavs don't have any interest. -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Phil Jackson finally talked with 41-year-old forward Scottie Pippen, who said last month he wanted to end a three-year retirement. If Lamar Odom and Luke Walton are out for extended periods, the Lakers might look harder at Pippen. -- Los Angeles Times

The short-term fates of Lakers Lamar Odom and Luke Walton will be determined in doctors' offices, with the team paying particular attention to a further analysis of the torn labrum in Odom's left shoulder. Odom will be out at least two to three weeks, coach Phil Jackson said, and probably longer, with surgery a remote possibility. -- Los Angeles Times

When Jason Hart becomes an unrestricted free agent, able to sign with any NBA team, he expects that team to be the Clippers. -- Orange County Register

Bulls forward Andres Nocioni hopes to shelve his crutches for good today, though he's a week away from shedding the protective boot on his injured right foot. The coaching staff still expects Nocioni to be out until the beginning of April at the earliest, which would give him eight games before the playoffs. -- Chicago Sun-Times

Anthony Parker continues to wear a walking boot protecting his sprained right ankle, but he is seeing progress. Parker said he is now able to jog in a straight line but has not yet tried any lateral movement and won't until the ankle feels a little more solid. -- Toronto Sun

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