Atlanta forward Josh Smith took some heat when he said he deserves to get a max contract a while back. Smith clarified his remarks during an interview with Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.
Pacers president Larry Bird believes guard Rodney Stuckey wil return next season.
Pistons may waive forward Caron Butler before his $4.5 million salary for 2015-16 becomes fully guaranteed on July 1.
Forward Luc Mbah a Moute is a leader in the Sixers' young locker room and he's a mentor to center Joel Embiid, a fellow citizen of Cameroon.
Hornets ranked 29th in FG percentage and 30th in 3-point percentage this season.
Pacers backup big man Luis Scola is a free agent and he is not sure if he's going to re-sign with the Pacers.
Blazers SG Arron Afflalo has been sidelined since April 11 due to a right shoulder strain.
Portland's starting PF LaMarcus Aldridge is a free agent come July 1 and he can leave if he wants to part ways with the Blazers.
Forward Danny Granger likes working with the Suns training staff and he is building a home in the Phoenix area.
Surprisingly, Rockets coach Kevin McHale used rookie big man Clint Capela as the first player off the bench in Game 1 against Dallas.
Nets forward Mirza Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities.
Pistons forward Cartier Martin owns a player option for 2015-16 and he should exercise it after a terrible 2014-15 season.
Hawks C Al Horford is not sure how the injury is going to affect him moving forward.
Pelicans PG Tyreke Evans will likely play in Game 2 against Golden State, but could be out due to a bruised knee.
Tom Carpenter checks in on Boston Celtics small forward Luigi Datome's hopes for the summer, when he will become an unrestricted free agent.
There reportedly will be a huge jump in the NBA's salary cap soon. Tom Carpenter checks in on how that might affect small-market teams.