Mar 27, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott talks with guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Cavaliers 103-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

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With the Olympics now over, the focus of the basketball world is now on the NBA, which kicks off its season in a little less than two months. Here are some news bits and nuggets from around the association.

  • According to Coach Byron Scott, the only guaranteed starters for 2012-2013 Cavaliers are Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao. This makes the upcoming training camp an interesting time for Cavs fans.  (Via The News-Herald)
  • According to a video interview on hoopshype.com. Former NBA star Antoine Walker wants to coach some day. Walker, amongst other troubles, declared bankruptcy in 2010. The interview is a much watch.
  • Michael Jordan’s high school coach is in dire need of help, and Thomas Lake of SI.com openly ponders why MJ hasn’t helped his former mentor. It also notes that MJ may not have been truly cut in high school like he has claimed. This is a must read.
  • Manu Ginobili may be done playing for Argentina. The Spurs star has openly pondered if the London Olympics were his last go around. If he retires, Argentinians will lose the best player they’ve ever had. (Via Yahoo! Sports)
  • According to reports, the Houston Rockets have signed Carlos Delfino.  The 6’6 Delfino just finished playing for Argentina in the Olympics, and is coming a solid season in Milwaukee. No final word has yet been given the length or terms of the contract. (Via espn.com)
  • And lastly, Andrew Bynum may be headed to Germany for knee treatment. According to sources, the non-invasive treatment will be the same one that Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill, and Alex Rodriguez have all had. The treatment should take place in early September, giving him ample time to recovery.  The seven-year pro was recently traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Dwight Howard megadeal.  (Via espn.com)
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