Updated: September 18, 2003, 11:04 AM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Milwaukee Bucks: The New York Daily News is reporting that the Milwaukee Bucks would rather pay off Anthony Mason's contract rather than let him in their locker room again to disrupt a franchise trying to rebuild with young players."Anthony is under contract with the Milwaukee Bucks," agent Don Cronson said. "And until something happens, he expects to be in training camp with them." Mason has two years and $10 million remaining on his contract. New York Knicks: The Knicks aren't sure if Antonio McDyess or Allan Houston will be healthy enough to open up training camp on the active roster and what they are sure of isn't that good, either. The team learned yesterday that power forward Othello Harrington injured his right knee and will most of the preseason and may even start the regular season on injured reserve. The New York Daily news is reporting that the injury will not require surgery. Golden State Warriors: Nick Van Exel may want to leave the Golden State Warriors but the feeling isn't mutual. "No, I don't see that," Warriors special assistant Chris Mullin said of trading the point guard in the San Jose Mercury News. "He fits too well for the things we want to do." Van Exel, involved in many trade rumors often involving the New York Knicks, is due to make $11 million this season.