Basketball Wiretap

Tim Duncan Close To Return From Sore Right Knee
Tim Duncan has now missed seven straight games.

Tom Orsborn/San Antonio Express-News

Georgios Printezis Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 6
Georgios Printezis scored 30 points to go with nine rebounds and a 37 performance index rating.

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Jimmy Butler Has Left Knee Strain
The timeline for Jimmy Butler's return to play will be determined by further evaluation in Chicago and his response to treatment.

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Kevin Durant: Focus On Basketball, Haven't Thought About Free Agency
Kevin Durant was asked about his free agency ahead of Saturday's game against the Warriors.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Kings Strongly Considering Firing George Karl
George Karl has lost support in management and some parts of the locker room.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Blake Griffin Undergoes Additional Hand Surgery
Blake Griffin's recovery timeframe of four to six weeks remains in place and the procedure is not considered a setback.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Thunder Not Ruling Out Playing Kevin Durant At Center Against Warriors
The Thunder seem to prefer having Serge Ibaka defend guards over going small with Kevin Durant at center against the Warriors.

Erik Horne/Oklahoman

Erick Green Signs 2nd 10-Day Deal With Jazz
Erick Green signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 26 and has appeared in two games, averaging 2.0 points in 3.0 minutes.

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Clippers Have Received Blake Griffin Trade Offers From Multiple Teams
Blake Griffin is under contract through the 16-17 season.

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

Mike Conley Jr.: Everything Will Be On Table In Free Agency
Mike Conley Jr. will be one of the most highly sought after free agents this offseason, but he's widely been expected to re-sign with the Grizzlies.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Vince Carter Has No Plans To Retire
Vince Carter is currently in his 18th NBA season at the age of 39.

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Orlando Johnson To Sign 10-Day Deal With Suns
Orlando Johnson was most recently with the Austin Spurs of the D-League.

Shams Charania/The Vertical on Yahoo! Sports

Manu Ginobili Out At Least Four Weeks After Testicular Surgery
Manu Ginobili was injured in Wednesday's game when he took a knee to the groin from Ryan Anderson.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

Curry, Harden, Thompson Headline Three-Point Contest
The NBA has set its field for the 2016 Three-Point Contest, headlined by defending champion Stephen Curry.

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NBA Finally Ready To Make Rule Change On Hack-A-Player
Adam Silver has long been neutral to the strategy of intentionally fouling a player who is poor at free throws.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Bucks Interested In Trading Michael Carter-Williams, Greg Monroe
The Bucks are interested in making another major trade ahead of this year's deadline in an attempt to fix their issues.

Gery Woelfel/Racine Journal Times

January PER Of Top-12 Prospects For 2016 NBA Draft
We've gathered the month-by-month PER of the current top-12 prospects of the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Brandon Williams Promoted By 76ers To Chief Of Staff
Brandon Williams will report to Sam Hinkie and he will have broader oversight on matters that include player development, agent relations and recruiting.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

LaVine, Barton, Aaron Gordon, Drummond In 2016 Slam Dunk Contest
Zach LaVine will defend his title against Andre Drummond, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Chandler Parsons Looking Forward To Recruiting Dwight Howard
Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard have recently rekindled their friendship.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Rockets Still Planning All-Out Pursuit Of Kevin Durant
The Rockets can sign Kevin Durant to a max contract while also re-signing Dwight Howard.

Calvin Watkins, Marc Stein/ESPN

Rockets Not Interested In Trading Away Dwight Howard
Daryl Morey said the Rockets wouldn't be capable of making a playoff push without Dwight Howard.

Brian T. Smith/Houston Chronicle

Nuggets 'Building Around' Danilo Gallinari, 'Not Trading Him'
Danilo Gallinari is signed for $15.050 million next season and has a player option worth $16.1 million for 17-18.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Kevin Durant: Free Agency Reports Don't Distract Thunder
Kevin Durant said reports of his free agency are beyond his control.

Royce Young/ESPN

Raptors Interested In Trading For P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris
The Suns are likely to see a quality draft pick for P.J. Tucker.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Markieff Morris To Be 'Main Focus' Of Suns' Offense, Devin Booker Second Option
Markieff Morris has been the subject of trade rumors due to his displeasure with the Suns' organization but he's set to play a key role in Earl Watson's offense.

Dave King/Bright Side Of The Sun

Nets Granted Permission To Interview Gersson Rosas
Gersson Rosas has been with the Rockets for over 10 seasons.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

David Lee To Be Traded Or Bought Out By Celtics
David Lee is out of the Celtics' rotation and would like to have a role somewhere else.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Andrew Wiggins Won't Compete In Toronto Dunk Contest
Andrew Wiggins lost a dunk contest in high school, which is why he's skipped them so far in the NBA.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Celtics Interested In Trading For Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard can opt out of his deal this offseason.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

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