posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 02:07 PM
Mavericks won't break up Big Three
The Dallas Morning News's Eddie Sefko reports that Mavericks coach Don Nelson isn't interested in dealing Steve Nash, Michael Finley or Dirk Nowitzki.
Nelson said yesterday that "when you have three great players, you build around them. You don't get rid of them".
Unhappy Payton may not return
The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports that Lakers guard Gary Payton may be planning to "abandon ship". Payton is upset over his lack of
playing time and could decide to opt out of his contract in the offseason.
Blazers' Randolph wants max deal
What will it take to keep Zach Randolph in Portland? The Oregonian's Geoffrey C. Arnold reports that Randolph, who will be a restricted free agent
after next season, is interested in signing a maximum deal with the Blazers.
Will Warriors fire Musselman?
Warriors coach Eric Musselman's job may be in jeopardy now that Chris Mullin has become the team's executive vice president of basketball operations.
The San Francisco Chronicle's Jorge L. Ortiz reports that Mullin was evasive when he was asked about Musselman's status yesterday and that he failed
to give his coach a vote of confidence.
Raptors to interview Elmore
Former player Len Elmore has a chance to become the Raptors' next GM. Sources told the Toronto Star's Doug Smith that Elmore is one of five candidates
that the Raptors are set to interview.