The Nets are interested in acquiring Mayo for salary-cap reasons as they try to clear room to make a run at Orlando center Dwight Howard in the offseason. With that in mind, the Nets have offered fourth-year guard Anthony Morrow for Mayo. Morrow, a 6-5 shooting guard, will earn $4 million this year and is guaranteed for $4 million next season. Mayo is making $5.6 this season — the final year of his rookie contract. He has a $7.4 million qualifying offer for the 2012-13 campaign. The Griz have not discussed a contract extension with Mayo nor do they plan to before the Jan. 25 deadline. Memphis Commercial Appeal
Jazz suck from 3 and on the wings. CJ or trade exception should get it done and the Nets love Jazz players. CJ is Deron's buddy. Or go for Mayo!
Denver — Jazz forward Josh Howard (strained left quadriceps) won't dress for a game against the Nuggets on Sunday at the Pepsi Center.
Howard is a late scratch from Utah's lineup. He strained his quad Jan. 3 during a win over Milwaukee and had been playing with lingering pain.
The Jazz are expected to have 12 active players.
Jazz forward Derrick Favors (sprained right ankle) has been listed as doubtful for Utah's home game Tuesday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Favors said Sunday after a road win against Denver he plans to play versus Los Angeles.
Josh Howard (strained left quadriceps) is day-to-day and will be re-evaluated Tuesday. He said postgame Sunday he'll attempt to play against the Clippers. But Howard acknowledged his quad became very tight during pregame warmups and was kicked Saturday during a win versus New Jersey.