March 11, 2007

Considering their own in-house issues, one has to wonder if the Clippers would consider a Corey Maggette for Ron Artest swap. More likely is a move by the other Los Angeles team, with Lakers coach Phil Jackson perhaps convinced he can yet again muster his Svengali-like charms. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Once their playoff run concludes sometime this spring, the Bulls will resume their pursuit of a big man capable of scoring in the low post. The top targets figure to be Minnesota's Kevin Garnett or Memphis' Pau Gasol, but there's another 7-footer the Bulls should seriously consider: Darko Milicic of the Orlando Magic. -- Chicago Sun-Times

The more Orlando loses, the more you hear that Brian Hill won't survive if the Magic doesn't make the playoffs. -- New York Daily News

More than one person around the league has speculated in the last couple of weeks that Kings president Geoff Petrie could be targeted by the Trail Blazers, who need a new man in charge after team president Steve Patterson resigned last month. -- Philadelphia Inquirer

Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, the league's lowest-paid head coach ($1.3 million), has reason to be concerned. His own future has been up in the air since Bryan Colangelo's arrival from Phoenix, where Suns assistant Marc Iavaroni was viewed as the Raptors' coach-in-waiting last year. -- Philadelphia Inquirer

Bulls forward P.J. Brown isn't sure whether he's willing to come back next year for a 15th NBA season. But if he does there may be a stipulation involved. "If I was to come back, I'd probably have to have a no-trade clause," Brown said. -- Daily Herald

Pacers starting point guard Jamaal Tinsley was suspended for Saturday's game against the 76ers for conduct detrimental to the team. Coach Rick Carlisle declined to elaborate on the suspension, but people with knowledge of the situation said Tinsley was suspended for excessive tardiness to practice. -- Indianapolis Star

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