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Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

On why he changed his number to #0, new Pels center DeMarcus Cousins told The Undefeated via text: "New life..." Cousins wore #15 with the Kings.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose was reminded on Tuesday that he's talked about how much he loves playing in NY: "It doesn't matter if you're on the trading block," Rose said. "I love it (here). But it's not up to me. It's up to the front office. I don't have a problem with the coaching staff. I don't have a problem with my teammates."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose on the possibility of being traded: "You never know what's going to happen. You've got to be a professional about it. Whatever it is, I'll be prepared."

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

There's been questions around the league of who to call with the Lakers in advance of Thursday's trade deadline. It's unequivocally Magic

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't anticipate Manu Ginobili missing an extended amount of time with that ankle injury. In fact I'm hearing he'll be ready when the Spurs get back into the mix.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly acquired Rockets guard Lou Williams will be paid $7 million this season and $7 million next year as part of a three-year $21 million deal he signed in July 2015. Corey Brewer, who also signed a three-year contract in July 2015, will earn $7.6 million each of the next two seasons with the Lakers. Brewer signed a three-year contract worth $23.4 million.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Houston Rockets traded veteran forward Corey Brewer and their 2017 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for veteran guard Lou Williams on Tuesday night according to multiple sources. Williams brings additional scoring to the Rockets bench, something GM Daryl Morey said he was hoping to accomplish by the trade deadline, which is Thursday. Williams, combined with reserve guard Eric Gordon, have scored 1,835 points.

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Footnote that probably won't be important: no protections on the Rockets pick heading to Lakers, source says.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah is out for Thursday's game against the Cavs. Jeff Hornacek said Noah tweaked a hamstring injury during a practice prior to the All-Star break. Willy Hernangomez will start in his place against Cleveland.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Washington has shown interest in Minnesota's Shabazz Muhammad, according to league sources, as the Wiz continue to search for bench upgrades

ESPN Stats and Information  

Lou Williams has 21 games with at least 25 points off the bench over the last 3 seasons, nine more than Ryan Anderson, who ranks 2nd with 12.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Newest Rockets guard Lou Williams has made 122 3-pointers this season, 17th in the NBA. The Rockets now have 5 players ranked in the top 20 of 3-pointers made.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks' Derrick Rose says he's heard about reports of Minnesota's interest in him but he's not distracted by the possibility of being traded. Says he's going "with the flow" at this point.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are getting back to the basics as they prepare for the second half: