It's the feel-good story (so far) of the off-season. Julius Hodge, named for Dr. J, is trying to return to the NBA after being shot, undergoing emergency surgery and making his way to the Nets' training facility via Italy, Australia and New Mexico. Well, not everyone hopes he makes it. His Australian coach said Monday he's holding a roster space for Hodge, calling him "one of those once-in-a-decade players".
- Sixers keep door open for Hodge - Tom Zed - Adelaide Advertiser