Larry Owens missed the D-League playoffs to join the Wizards.

NBA players and owners are closely watching the NFL labor court case.

In a radio interview, Ted Leonsis said he is “thrilled” with Ernie Grunfeld and “very happy” with Flip Saunders (DC Sports Bog).

LeBron James’s mother was arrested at a Miami Beach hotel (The Early Lead).

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Rashad Mobley breaks down the loss to the Pacers by the numbers (Truth About It).

Greg Couch says the Bulls’ relentless approach defies typical contender mentality (SportingNews.com).

Ken Berger believes the Celtics are searching for an identity (CBSSports.com).

Dwight Howard’s 18th technical foul stemmed from a rare 10-second violation on a free throw attempt (ESPN.com).