We're at a point during the year where news is increasingly difficult to come by, but that doesn't mean there's nothing happening. This week, Jordan's in court and the Hornets continue to shake up their front office.
Probably our most interesting story of the week, Michael Jordan (well, Jordan Brand, really) is heading to China's supreme court over a lawsuit he started in 2012. Qiaodan is a sports retailer in China that uses logos awfully similar to Jordan Brand's, and it has even used the number 23 in addition to Jordan's kids' Chinese names on its products and advertisements. This could get ugly, but should be an eventual win for Jordan.
Next up, the Charlotte Hornets are continuing to make major changes to their front office this offseason. According to Grantland, they just let go of three more scouts. It's hard to say what exactly prompted the change, but clearly something was amiss in the Hornets' scouting department. And this close to the NBA Draft? Hm.
A very wishful thought, Swarm And Sting ponders if the Hornets should try to trade for Derrick Rose this offseason. The Bulls are reportedly looking to shake things up in a major way. If Rose is available, should the Hornets go after him?
According to ESPN's Chad Ford, the Hornets could be interested in the New York Knicks' pick to help accelerate their rebuild. The Knicks won the fourth pick in the draft last week, and there have been rumblings that Phil Jackson would be happy to trade it if the right deal presented itself.
And finally, Hornets.com released a round-up of the mock drafts going around the web. They've decided that the Hornets will select Arizona's Stanley Johnson if they keep their pick, and five of the 12 mock drafts they drew from agree. What do you think?