Could Dwight Howard really end up in Charlotte, just up the road from where he began in Orlando — hired by none other than Michael Jordan? With penetration on the wings, solid D and a deep — if not star-filled roster — Charlotte could turn a Howard acquisition into a deep playoff run. But how many teams have once believed that. Still maybe Jordan is who Howard should have been working for all along?
— SB Nation is tracking Jordan’s pursuit of Howard.
–The Clippers aren’t trading Blake Griffin (and he’s really sorry) — ProBasketballTalk
—Brandon Jennings, who can light up the scoreboard, is now in Disney World. Going from Detroit to Orlando Jennings is playing for a contract with free agency looming after this season.
—Courtney Lee is definitely going to work for Michael Jordan, as Charlotte gives up PJ Hairston, Brian Roberts and picks
Sources: As part of Lee deal, Charlotte sending Brian Roberts, PJ Hairston and two 2nds to Memphis.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) פברואר 16, 2016
—Ricky Rubio will remain in Minnesota, hindering the team shooting percentage.
Minnesota has no ongoing trade talks for guard Ricky Rubio now, league sources tell @TheVertical. That may change in the summer, though.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 16, 2016
— The Cavaliers really really really want Kyle Korver, according to sources quoted at Sports Illustrated. Korver’s shooting off screens and on the move would fill a big hole the runners-up have currently. But Atlanta loves Korver.