Basketball Wiretap

Kings Had Better Offer For DeMarcus Cousins Fall Through
Vlade Divac also revealed he went to All-Star weekend in New Orleans with the intent of trading away Cousins.

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DeMarcus Cousins Officially Traded By Kings To Pelicans
"It was time for a change and I decided this was the best direction for the organization," said Vlade Divac.

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2017 All-Star Game Has Highest Rating Since 2013
The top five local market ratings for the All-Star Game were Oklahoma City (10.9), San Francisco (10.3), Cleveland (10.3), New Orleans (9.2) and Memphis (8.5).

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Kings To Waive Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with the Kings during the 2016 offseason.

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Pelicans Seeking Trade Of Terrence Jones
With the Pelicans possessing an excess of bigs, both sides would like a trade.

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Dunc'd On Pod: DeMarcus Cousins Trade With Tim Bontemps
A look at all angles of the DeMarcus Cousins trade with Tim Bontemps.

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Pelicans Nearly Dealt For Jahlil Okafor With Similar Offer As Cousins' Trade
The deal between the Pelicans and 76ers fell apart over pick protections.

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DeMarcus Cousins Traded By Kings To Pelicans
The Pelicans have agreed to acquire DeMarcus Cousins from the Kings.

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Kings Break Off DeMarcus Cousins Trade Talks With Lakers
The Kings were seeking Brandon Ingram as part of a trade with the Lakers for DeMarcus Cousins.

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Vlade Divac Delivers Two Best DeMarcus Cousins Trade Proposals To Ranadive
The Kings are seeking young talent, draft picks and expiring contracts in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins.

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Report: 50/50 Chance Of Kings Trading DeMarcus Cousins By Deadline
The Kings and Pelicans have discussed a trade involving DeMarcus Cousins during All-Star weekend.

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James Harden: Durant, Westbrook 'Have To Figure It Out Themselves'
James Harden has remained close with both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Scott Cacciola/New York Times

Pelicans Make Inquiries On DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George
New Orleans is making everyone on their available to pair Anthony Davis with another All-Star talent, including Buddy Hield.

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Kings Discussing DeMarcus Cousins Trade Scenarios
The Pelicans have been one of the teams who have discussed a DeMarcus Cousins' trade with the Kings.

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Teams Interested In Carmelo Anthony Expect Him To Remain With Knicks
Carmelo Anthony doesn't have a strong interest in changing teams during the middle of the season and hasn't been approached by the Knicks on any trade scenarios.

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Suns Continue To Shop Brandon Knight
With Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker in the Suns' backcourt, Brandon Knight is the odd man out.

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Wizards Could Deal First Rounder For Veteran Depth Piece
The Wizards have "shown an inclination" to trade a first round pick to acquire a veteran player that could even be a rental for their playoff push.

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Clippers, Thunder Interested In Wilson Chandler
Both the Clippers and Thunder have limited assets to offer though they'd like to be buyers at the deadline.

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Celtics, Bulls Engage In Jimmy Butler Trade Talks
The possibility of the Celtics trading for Jimmy Butler will loom over the trade deadline.

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Carmelo Anthony Planned On Using ASG Weekend To Discuss Future With Family
Carmelo Anthony views All-Star weekend as "therapy" and a "break" from the issues facing the Knicks.

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Kevin Durant Non-Committal On Taking Less Money To Give Warriors More Flexibility
Kevin Durant can sign a new deal starting at $36 million or the Warriors can sign him using their non-Bird rights at $31.8 million to give them more cap flexibility.

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NBA Expects To Revisit Age Limit Talks With Union In Near Future
Adam Silver talked about the possibility of the NBA and NBPA revisiting the current age limit for draft entry despite already completing a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Celtics Reluctant To Compromise Cap Space Unless Dealing For Jimmy Butler, Paul George
To date, there has not been any traction on any deals that would tempt Danny Ainge to trade away any of his top assets

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Chris Webber, Tracy McGrady Headline Hall Of Fame Finalists
Chris Webber played 15 seasons with five franchises and also headlined Michigan's Fab Five for two seasons.

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Blazers Were Close To Jahlil Okafor Trade Before Dealing For Jusuf Nurkic
Talks between the Blazers and 76ers were advanced enough for Philadelphia to pull Jahlil Okafor from their lineup.

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Jahlil Okafor Would Enjoy Playing With Anthony Davis
Jahlil Okafor was in New Orleans for the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday as his future with the 76ers remains uncertain amid trade rumors.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

LeBron James: I Don't Have A Rivalry With Stephen Curry
LeBron James even feels there's not a team rivalry between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

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Pacers Shopping 2017 First Round Pick Concerned About Window With Paul George

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Some Teams Attempted To Sneak In Extra Picks During Trade Calls In Past
Execs experienced rival teams attempt to sneak extra picks into deals during trade calls with the league office in the early 2000s.

Jake Fischer/Sports Illustrated

Luka Doncic Signs With Bill Duffy
Luka Doncic has signed with Bill Duffy and BDA Sports as his representation.

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