Daily Five: Mavericks Lukewarm on Caron Butler and Zach Randolph Gives Free Tickets
Each day, we'll take a quick look at five of the most important stories going on in the NBA.
Pardeep Toor: "Although precious in the moment, the perceptions of contestants and winners change over time. An entire generation now remembers Dominique Wilkins as only a dunker as opposed to a ridiculously good basketball player. The names Gerald Green, Fred Jones and Isaiah Rider hold no particular meaning outside of the Wiki on past slam dunk winners."
FanHouse: "With the trade deadline approaching and him hardly playing, Bass has become the subject of numerous trade rumors, including one involving the Charlotte Bobcats, who are desperate for front-court help."
Erie Times-News: "Iowa Energy shooting guard Othyus Jeffers says there should be more D-League players in the NBA. To him, LeBron James is the reason why there are not more."
Grizzlies.com: "Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph is inviting the city of Memphis to help him celebrate being selected as a 2010 All-Star by giving away 500 tickets to the Grizzlies final game before the All-Star break on Monday, Feb. 8 in the Grand Lobby of FedExForum starting at 4:30 p.m."
Marc Stein: "It'd pain Mark Cuban to take Stevenson, a player who probably wouldn't crack the Mavs' rotation but would be a fool not to exercise his player option for more than $4 million next season. And the Mavs' decision-makers have mixed feelings about Butler, who didn't help matters by breaking a play with the game on the line in Washington's recent loss to Dallas."