The Clippers are reluctant to part with too many of their assets in any potential trade for Chris Paul.
Jerry Sloan, the NBA's longest-tenured coach, has decided to leave the Jazz effective immediately.
The Clippers will send Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman to the Hornets as part of the package.
|Adrian Wojnarowski||Dallasin 7||The Spurs still have one last, great stand in them, but Dallas is too deep now. Dirk has never had so many late-game shotmakers surrounding him.|
|Kenny Smith||Dallasin 6||The Mavericks have home-court advantage, and that's all they'll need.|
|Johnny Ludden||Dallasin 7||This figures to be another savage fight between the I-35 rivals. Not having George Hill at full speed -- or at all -- is a big loss for the Spurs. The Spurs do have this going for them: Josh Howard can't beat them.|
|Marc J. Spears||Dallasin 7||The Spurs are a No. 7 seed, but they're also capable of reaching the NBA Finals. Unfortunately for them, the Mavs are deeper. Dirk Nowitzki will have a big series.|