There is "growing sentiment" that unrestricted free agent J.J. Redick will sign with another team, according to the Racine Journal-Times.
The Bucks traded away Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb for half a season of Redick, and it's looking more and more likely that the half season will constitute his Bucks career. Redick never really fit the way the Bucks hoped he would, and it was another foolish move from Milwaukee's front office in an attempt to keep the team relevant. Milwaukee has some major work to do in the offseason with Redick an unrestricted free agent, Brandon Jennings a restricted free agent and could also face a decision on Monta Ellis, who has yet to decide on his $11 million player option.
Kirk Hinrich (calf) is not expected to need surgery.
Hinrich should be able to make a full recovery without surgery, and while that's good news, Hinrich remains an injury risk going into next season. He dealt with a myriad of injuries this season, but he should be able to keep his body in better shape playing a backup role behind Derrick Rose next season. Hinrich was never expected to play the role he wound up playing this year.
Kentucky C Nerlens Noel (knee) weighed in at just 206 pounds at the NBA's Combine Thursday.
Noel was 6-foot-11 1/2 in his shoes, a full inch taller than last year's No. 1 pick, Anthony Davis. The difference is that "The Brow" was 222 pounds -- and that was still way too thin to handle what goes on in the NBA's paint. Noel might have the most upside in the draft, but he's coming off an ACL tear, is extremely primitive offensively and badly needs to gain weight.
Michigan PG Trey Burke officially measured in at 6-foot 1 1/4 with shoes on at the NBA's Combine Thursday.
Burke was 5-foot-11 3/4 without shoes. It's not an ideal measurement, but it's a little bigger than what we expected after he was listed at 6-foot-1 at Michigan. Most college teams bump up their player's heights by an inch or two. Now a legit 6-footer, Burke is an excellent bet to go in the top-5 of June's draft. He's coming off a National Player of the Year campaign and carried Michigan on his back to the Championship Game.
Kevin Garnett is considering retirement, but there has been no decision made on his playing future.
Garnett, who turns 37 on Sunday, previously said that his decision to continue to play would be made on a year-to-year basis. It's likely that his playing future is tied to Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce, but we already know that Rivers is returning. Pierce's future is much less certain, and it's not clear if Garnett would return if Pierce moves on. "I don't think I have the answers that Kevin will want," Danny Ainge said. "I'm not ready to answer everything that he will want to know."
A source told the Boston Globe that Paul Pierce "is already beginning to prepare for relocation from Boston."
This is the second report this week that Pierce does not expect to return to the Celtics. The team can buy him out for $5 million prior to June 30, or the club can pick up a $15.3 million option for the final year of his deal. The Celtics could also attempt to trade him, but GM Danny Ainge has voiced support for Pierce since the Celtics were eliminated from the postseason. "I thought Paul had a terrific year," Ainge said. It's too early to tell what Pierce's future holds, and the decision is entirely out of Pierce's control. It would be strange to see him in a different uniform.
The Hawks have interviewed both Stan Van Gundy and Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer for their head coaching position.
Although Larry Drew's contract doesn't expire until June 30, there is no indication that the Hawks plan to retain him and both sides have started pursuing other options. It would be a major shock to see Drew back in Atlanta despite the job he did with the Hawks this season because GM Danny Ferry wants to install his own regime after taking over last season. Nate McMillan is the other known candidate to have interviewed already, but the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that there are "others" who have yet to be officially interviewed. Yahoo! Sports previously reported the Hawks will pursue Van Gundy with an eye on landing Dwight Howard.