Grizz searching for White Chocolate, Suns looking to keep Nash in the Valley, and Wade joshing about Phil. All this and more in today's Shootaround.
Posted by Matt Moore
The Grizzlies are in a rush to try and sign Jason Williams, because they really think he can help the team win. Because they're the Grizzlies.
Robert Sarver doesn't see the Suns making another trade before the deadline, and definitely doesn't see them trading Steve Nash. Which is a bummer because you'd love to see Nash on a contender rather than feeding Vince Carter in a first round exit at best.
Deron Williams will have an MRI on his wrist Friday, after hearing it "pop" Wednesday. The word you're looking for is "Yikes."
Dwyane Wade jokes that Phil Jackson just wants to coach the Heat and that's why he's talking up retirement.
Were the Cavs close to trading Anderson Varejao to the Thunder before his knee injury?
Well, you can't really blame the Cavs for looking at all options since they're on pace to make history in terms of a downturn year to year.
Charles Barkley says that the Knicks can never win with Mike D'Antoni's system, which is a popular sentiment. Anything that doesn't prioritize defense and rebounding is going to get shredded by traditional pundits. It would take an overload of talent for the Knicks to get to the promised land with that system, but considering how much matchups rule the NBA playoffs, it's probably a stretch to say they'll never win. It would take a rare set of circumstances, though.
Julian Wright has to keep shooting, apparently. File under "signs that your team is trouble if you're talking about this."
Tiago Splitter in a cowboy hat. Yee-haw.
Could Larry Ellison be targeting the Kings next? If so, you can kiss Sacramento goodbye.