Basketball Wiretap

Rajon Rondo 'Absolutely' Wants To Become Coach In Future
Rajon Rondo would like to play "six or seven more years" but he's already preparing for his career as a coach.

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NBA PER: Kawhi Leonard Moves Up From 10th To 4th
While Russell Westbrook continues to lead the NBA in PER, Kawhi Leonard has moved up from 10th at 26.5 to fourth at 28.2.

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John Wall Healthy Enough To Be 'The Player I Always Wanted To Be'
John Wall has played through pain and injuries but he also realized he needed surgeries on both knees this past offseason.

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Carmelo Anthony Glad He Protected Himself With No-Trade Clause
Carmelo Anthony reiterated that he plans to remain in New York.

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Mike D'Antoni: James Harden Is Perfect Superstar For How I Coach
Daryl Morey describes James Harden as "maybe the greatest off-the-dribble driver of all time."

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Jeanie Buss Meets With Magic Johnson
While the exact nature of the meeting was not immediately clear, Jeanie Buss has been soliciting opinions on the direction of the franchise moving forward.

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76ers Expected To Consider Jrue Holiday In Free Agency
With Ben Simmons expected to be the 76ers' de facto point guard, Holiday would be a natural fit.

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Pelicans, Hawks Held Exploratory Dwight Howard Trade Talks
The level of interest from New Orleans is unclear and there was not unanimous support within the organization in trading for Dwight Howard.

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Pelicans Considered Pursuing Harrison Barnes In Free Agency
Harrison Barnes confirmed this week he would have considered the Pelicans had they pursued him.

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Hawks Trade Mo Williams To Nuggets
The move gets the Nuggets closer to the salary floor with Mo Williams' $2.2 million salary.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Chris Paul Out 6-8 Weeks With Thumb Surgery
Chris Paul will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

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James Harden: I Was Shocked By Mike D'Antoni's Point Guard Idea
Mike D'Antoni saw a way to make James Harden even better.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Nike Not Planning On Producing Sleeved NBA Jerseys
Adidas introduced the concept in 2013 to mixed reviews.

Sara Germano/Wall Street Journal

Some Within Knicks' Organization Believe Carmelo Anthony Should Be Traded
No specific trades were discussed during the meeting between Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony.

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Carmelo Anthony Informs Phil Jackson He Won't Waive No-Trade Clause
The most recent controversy has led some in the Carmelo Anthony camp wondering if Jackson is intentionally picking a public fight in hopes of agreeing to a trade.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Wolves Actively Looking For Ricky Rubio Trade
Minnesota has been searching for a "bridge" guard in return to start in the short-term but ultimately back up Kris Dunn.

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Knicks Considering Starting Kristaps Porzingis At Center
Moving Kristaps Porzingis to center would send Joakim Noah to the second unit and move Carmelo Anthony to power forward.

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Kyle Lowry Trying Not To Worry About Free Agency Until Summer
Kyle Lowry figures to receive a much more lucrative contract in free agency this time than the four-year, $48 million deal he signed in 2014.

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Carmelo Anthony Still Seeking Meeting With Phil Jackson
The meeting is expected to happen soon as Carmelo Anthony's future with the Knicks becomes increasingly uncertain.

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DeJuan Blair Signs With Texas Legends
DeJuan Blair previously played this season in China, averaging 24.1 points and 13.6 rebounds.

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Heat Sign Okaro White To 10-Day Contract
Okaro White has appeared in 23 games for Miami's NBA Development League affiliate this season averaging 18.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.09 steals and 33.0 minutes.

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Pacers Assign Rakeem Christmas, Joe Young To D-League
Joe Young has appeared in 20 games, averaging 2.7 points in 5.4 minutes.

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NBA Efficiency Differential: Cavs Drop To 6th
The Cavaliers have an Efficiency Differential of +5.0 compared to +12.4 for the Warriors.

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Dunc'd On: CLE/GSW II, 4 Random Questions
Warriors/Cavs II, plus 4 random questions including where Joel Embiid's rookie season stacks up.

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Chris Paul Sprains Left Thumb, X-Rays Negative
The last time Chris Paul sprained his left thumb in season was during the first round of the 2014 playoffs.

Andrew Han/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony Feels He's Already Proven Loyalty To Knicks
Neither Phil Jackson nor general manager Steve Mills addressed the situation with Anthony on Monday.

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Draymond Green Assessed Flagrant Foul 1 For Collision With LeBron James
Draymond Green was called for a flagrant foul 1 after a hard collision with LeBron James.

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Lance Thomas Suffers Fractured Orbital Bone
Tests confirmed that Lance Thomas suffered the fractured bone in his face and the concussion symptoms.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Cavs Briefly Considered Sitting Big 3 For MLK Game Against Warriors
The Cavaliers have won four straight against the Warriors and sitting the trio would have meant they'd still have that winning streak essentially intact if they meet in The Finals in June.

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Cavs +8.9 Points Per 100 Against Warriors During Four-Game Streak
The Cavaliers have won four straight games against the Warriors, dating back to Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

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