* The very unpopular and very talented Dwight Howard is pretty much on the block, according to multiple reports. Can’t hear NBA fans clamoring for their teams to acquire him.
* Everybody is calling the Clippers about Blake Griffin, but expect no moves there.
* ESPN’s Chris Broussard says the Warriors are optimistic about landing Kevin Durant in free agency. If ain’t broke…
* You may have heard about the movie on the female reporter who killed herself on live TV 40 years ago. Turns out TNT’s Craig Sager was one of her co-workers.
* The Cavaliers would be interested in Joe Johnson come buyout season. I’m sure JJ would appreciate a move to Cleveland, or any other NBA team outside his.
* Raptors head coach Dwane Casey grew up in segregation and talks about it in this podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski.
* Charles Barkley is at his best when taking cheap shots at people. He has the ability to be mean and hilarious at the same time.
* Inevitable: Ads on jerseys are coming.
* There has not been that many rookies selected to the All-Star Game. Blake Griffin was the last one.
* Fascinating: Kawhi Leonard’s game-winning basket from up close.
* Derek Fisher on vacation with Matt Barnes’ ex wife Gloria Govan.
* Ryan Anderson talks about Ingrid Williams and how helpful she was during the toughest time of his life. She and husband Monty were there for him when his girlfriend committed suicide.