Basketball Wiretap

2015 All-Star Reserves

Jan 29, 2015 5:59 PM

The 2015 All-Star reserves are being leaked ahead of Thursday night's official announcement.

The reporter who broke the leak is listed in parethesis.

Kevin Durant (Amick)
Klay Thompson (Stein)
James Harden (Wojnarowski)
LaMarcus Aldridge (Stein)
Russell Westbrook (Wojnarowski)
Chris Paul (Stein)
Tim Duncan (TNT)

Paul Millsap (Charania)
Jimmy Butler (Stein)
Al Horford (Wojnarowski)
Jeff Teague (Windhorst)
Kyrie Irving (McMenamin)
Chris Bosh (Stein)
Dwyane Wade (TNT)

DeMarcus Cousins, Damian Lillard, Kyle Korver and Kevin Love are among the notable omissions.

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DeMarcus Cousins Named To West All-Star Team As Injury Replacement For Kobe

Jan 30, 2015 1:17 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has been named on the NBA's Western Conference All-Star team, the league announced Friday.

Cousins will replace Kobe Bryant.

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Magic Could Soon Fire Jacque Vaughn

Jan 30, 2015 6:51 AM

The Orlando Magic are close to firing Jacque Vaughn as head coach.

“It isn’t a matter of ‘if,’ anymore, but ‘when,'” a source close to the decision-making process told Yahoo Sports about Vaughn’s fading job security.


The Magic have lost 13 of 15 games.

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reported that the Magic “haven’t ruled out making an in-season coaching change.”

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Dwyane Wade Out Indefinitely With Hamstring Injury

Jan 29, 2015 2:03 PM

Dwyane Wade is out indefinitely with an injured hamstring.

“You can’t put a time on it,” Wade said. “You can’t look at the hamstring and say you’re going to be out this amount of games. Like many muscle strains, you’ve got to go day-by-day.”

This is the third leg injury of the season for Wade. 
Wade has missed 10 of the 45 games played by the Miami Heat this season.

Joseph Goodman/Miami Herald

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Tim Duncan Sues Financial Advisor For Causing Substantial Loss

Jan 30, 2015 4:15 PM

Tim Duncan said he has sued his investment advisor in Texas state court, claiming he was pushed into investments despite conflicts of interest that ultimately caused him “substantial loss.”

Duncan claimed Charlie Banks, an Atlanta-based financial adviser, hid his own interest in investment opportunities that he recommended to Duncan, according to a copy of the complaint filed in San Antonio.

“Over the course of 17 years, I invested in a series of opportunities presented by Charles Banks, on his assurance that we were working together for my family’s long-term financial security,” Duncan said in a statement. “Banks exploited my good intentions and our relationship for his personal gain and my substantial loss. I’m saddened that my name will join the list of athletes to fall victim to this sort of misconduct.”

Duncan accused Banks of defrauding him through a $7.5 million loan to Gameday, a company Banks controlled.

Duncan was named to the NBA All-Star team on Thursday.

Scott Soshnick/Bloomberg

Tags: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mo Williams Available In Trade Talks

Jan 30, 2015 1:13 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves are making Mo Williams available in trade talks.

Williams signed with the Wolves in the offseason and the club is looking for draft pick compensation.

Williams scored 52 points on Jan. 13.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Mo Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lou Amundson Agrees To Sign With Knicks For Remainder Of Season

Jan 29, 2015 11:14 AM

The New York Knicks have reached agreement with Lou Amundson on a deal for the remainder of the season, a league source told RealGM.

Amundson has been on two 10-day contracts with the Knicks.

The Knicks acquired Amundson in a trade earlier this month with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder before he was waived.

Amundson has averaged 4.7 points and 6.5 rebounds in 23.2 minutes over six games with the Knicks, supplying Derek Fisher's lineup with energy and a mindset formed by several postseason runs over his NBA career.

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RealGM Radio: Shams Charania On Showcase, Klay, Bucks

Jan 29, 2015 1:51 PM

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with RealGM's Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) about covering the D-League Showcase, his first experience at Oracle Arena, Klay Thompson's All-Star case and the surprising success of Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.

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Quincy Miller Signs Second 10-Day Contract With Kings

Jan 30, 2015 12:37 PM

The Sacramento Kings have signed Quincy Miller to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Friday.

Miller will be eligible to play in Friday's contest against the Cavaliers.

Miller signed his first 10-day contract on January 17 after averaging a NBA D-League-leading 26.3 points (.522 FG%, .356 3pt%, .895 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals and league-best 3.7 blocks in 14 games for the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento’s NBA D-League affiliate. Upon joining the Kings, Miller saw action in two contests, totaling 14 points (3-11 FG, 1-4 3pt, 7-9 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 40 minutes off the bench.

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NBA Reaches Five-Year, $500M Deal To Televise Games In China

Jan 29, 2015 8:37 PM

The NBA has agreed upon a five-year deal with Tencent Holdings of China to televise games and other programming.

The deal will be worth between $500 million and $700 million.

Richard Sandomir/New York Times


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Knicks Assign Cleanthony Early To Westchester
The Knicks have assigned Cleanthony Early to Westchester of the NBA D-League.

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Dwight Howard Could Miss Extended Period With Knee Issue
Dwight Howard is suffering from swelling due to the accumulation of fluid in the knee.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rasheed Sulaimon Dismissed From Duke's Basketball Program
Rasheed Sulaimon appeared in all 20 games this season and averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

C.L. Brown/ESPN

New NBA Rule Forbids Teams From Having More Than 25 Individual Owners
The NBA has passed a new rule mandating that teams have 25 or fewer individual owners and that every owner must hold at least one percent of the team.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Knicks To Sign Lance Thomas For Remainder Of Season
Lance Thomas has averaged 11.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 25.8 minutes per game in six appearances with the Knicks.

Ian Begley/ESPN

James Michael McAdoo Returning To D-League
James Michael McAdoo has averaged 4.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 6.5 minutes over three games with the Warriors.

Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Kenyon Martin, Bucks Sign Contract For Remainder Of Season
Kenyon Martin has appeared in eight games for the Bucks this season and averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game.

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Kevin Durant Willing To Consider Knicks In 2016
Kevin Durant would be willing to consider the Knicks because of his relationship with Carmelo Anthony.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Marc Gasol Prioritizes Winning Championship For Free Agency Decision
Pau Gasol offered little reason to believe the Lakers will be on Marc Gasol's wish list.

Kevin Ding/Bleacher Report

Warriors Assign Festus Ezeli To D-League, Recall Ognjen Kuzmic
Festus Ezeli has missed Golden State’s last 16 games (since December 25) due to a left ankle sprain.

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Report: Thunder Had Deal Close To Send Reggie Jackson To Nuggets
Reggie Jackson is reportedly expected to be moved before the trade deadline.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Simmons, Rabb Headline McDonald's All-America Teams
The 2015 McDonald's All-Americans have been announced.

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Giannis, Wiggins Headline Rising Stars Challenge Rosters
The NBA has announced the rosters for the 2015 Rising Stars Challenge.

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Tyler Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Heat
The Heat have called up Tyler Johnson on a 10-day contract, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Chris Johnson Signs 10-Day Contract With Jazz
Chris Johnson appeared in 14 games (all starts) for the Vipers this season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.3 minutes per contest.

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Spurs Sign Reggie Williams To 10-Day Contract
Reggie Williams has appeared in 13 games this season for the Blue of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.08 steals in 31.9 minutes.

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Wizards Show Interest In Will Bynum
The Wizards have expressed interest on Will Bynum in the Chinese Basketball Association, league sources told RealGM.

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Shayne Whittington Assigned To D-League By Pacers
Shayne Whittington has played in 13 games for the Pacers this season with averages of 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.

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D-League Teammates Jarnell Stokes, Kalin Lucas Ejected For Fighting With Each Other
While the cause of the fight is unknown, punches were thrown after they started pushing each other.


Raptors Won't Trade Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross is not currently starting for the Raptors.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News