NBA: Bob Finnan's three points and rumor mill
Published: Saturday, May 19, 2012
-- There was some talk about Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon getting a max offer this summer, possibly from Indiana. That might be far-fetched because he's had issues with his knees for two consecutive years. Don't rule out a possible sign-and-trade, however, with Gordon going to the Pacers and forward Danny Granger going to New Orleans. Both teams are under the cap this summer. In that scenario, the Pacers could move Paul George to small forward, which might be his natural position.
-- The Dallas Mavericks signed Coach Rick Carlisle to a four-year extension. They are expected to come after Nets point guard Deron Williams in free agency. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the most the Mavs can offer Williams is a four-year, $81 million contract. The Nets can offer him a five-year, $109 million deal.
-- Lakers center Andrew Bynum has lost $460,000 in fines and salary from suspensions this season, according to the Los Angeles Times. His recent infraction was being fined $15,000 by the NBA for blowing off an interview session.