Basketball Wiretap

DeMarre Carroll, Cory Joseph Spotted In Casino At 2:00 AM Before Game 5
DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph were out late before Game 5 but it didn't start until 8:30 PM EST.

Steve Simmons/Toronto Sun

Draymond Green: I Have No Doubt We'll Win Game 5
Draymond Green has blamed himself for the Warriors' struggles.

Marc J. Spears/The Vertical

Adam Silver: Referees Get Roughly 90 Percent Of Calls Right
The NBA has no choice but to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key end of game players were officiated correctly.


Frank Vogel Denies 'Begging' Larry Bird To Remain With Pacers
Frank Vogel said he and Larry Bird shared the same philosophy on how they wanted the Pacers to play.

Phil Friend/Indianapolis Star

Grizzlies Offer Head Coaching Job To David Fizdale
David Fizdale is currently an assistant coach with the Heat.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Nearly Half Of NBA Players Related To Elite Athlete
The NFL comes in at just 17.5 percent and 14.5 percent for MLB players.

Van Jensen, Alex Miller/Wall Street Journal

Russell Westbrook Recommended Thunder Take Out Enes Kanter
The Thunder took out Enes Kanter after receiving the suggestion from Russell Westbrook.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team
Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Avery Bradley and Chris Paul have been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team.

RealGM Staff Report

Isaiah Briscoe Returning To Kentucky, Marcus Lee Transferring
Isaiah Briscoe likely would have been a late second rounder or gone undrafted.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

NBA Won't Upgrade Draymond Green's Trip Of Kanter To Flagrant Foul
Draymond Green is one flagrant foul away from reaching the NBA's limit for a suspension to automatically kick in.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Joakim Noah Telling Teammates He's Leaving Bulls, Doesn't Trust Front Office
Joakim Noah allegedly said he "has no trust in the front office getting this in the right direction."

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

OKC's Own Death Lineup Has Net Rating Of +68.5 In West Finals
Billy Donovan only gave 46 minutes during the regular season to a five-man unit of Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant, Andre Roberson, Dion Waiters and Russell Westbrook.

Tom Ley/Deadspin

Stephen Curry 'Playing At 70 Percent, At Best'
Stephen Curry has struggled in Games 3 and 4, not showing any of the explosion he had during his MVP season before injuring his knee.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Dunc'd On: OKC/GSW Game 4, Mavericks Offseason
Oklahoma City puts Golden State on the brink of elimination after their 73-win season. Why was the Thunder small lineup so effective, what is wrong with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, and can the Warriors do anything differently to salvage the series.

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David Fizdale Progresses To 2nd Round Of Interviews With Grizzlies
David Fizdale has progressed to an interview with Robert Pera after his first interview with the Grizzlies.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Craig Sager To Receive Jimmy V Award At ESPYS
Craig Sager has continued to work as he battles a recurrence of the leukemia he has been battling for the last few years.


Stephen Curry Insists He's Not Injured
Stephen Curry struggled in Game 4, scoring just 19 points on 20 shooting possessions in the Warriors' loss to the Thunder.


James Borrego Gets 2nd Interview With Rockets
The Rockets had seemingly narrowed their search to Mike D'Antoni and Stephen Silas, but they're again widening it.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Russell Westbrook Was Offered Partial Academic Scholarship By Stanford
Russell Westbrook's favorite subject in school was math.

Royce Young/ESPN

Cost Of New Kings' Arena Jumps From $447M To $534.6M
The city's subsidy is capped at $255 million and the owners of the Kings have been taking care of most of the cost increases themselves.

Dale Kasler/Sacramento Bee

Kevin Durant: We're A Better Team Now
Kevin Durant returned from his multiple foot surgeries with a changed outlook.

Lee Jenkins/Sports Illustrated

DeMar DeRozan Worked Out With 1,000 Shots Until 1 AM On Eve Of Game 4
The session placed heavy emphasis on scoring assertively and promptly.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kevin Love Expects To Play In Game 5 After Stepping On Ref's Foot
Kevin Love injured the knee more than the ankle with the accident.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Dunc'd On: TOR/CLE Game 4, Draymond Non-Suspension, Knicks/Clippers Offseason
On the Raptors' win in Game 4 over the Cavs, the NBA deciding not to suspend Draymond Green and offseason cap previews on the Clippers and Knicks.

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LeBron James Pays Dahntay Jones' $80.17 Game 4 Fine
Dahntay Jones' fine is equal to 1/110 of his 2015-16 salary, which was only $8,800 because he was signed on the final day of the regular season.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Bradley Beal 'Looking For' Max Contract In Free Agency
Bradley Beal is a restricted free agent at the age of 22, which means he could sign a four-year deal with a rival team.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Draymond Green Not Suspended For Game 4
Draymond Green kicked Steven Adams in the groin area after being fouled going up for a shot attempt in Game 3.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Blazers Request Permission To Interview Stephen Silas
Stephen Silas is a candidate for the head coaching job of the Rockets as well as the top assistant job of the Warriors.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Warriors To Interview Blazers' Assistant Nate Tibbetts
Nate Tibbetts has been an assistant with the Blazers since 2013 under Terry Stotts.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Michele Roberts: NBA Has Dearth Of Coaches, GM Of Color
Michele Roberts was interviewed by The Undefeated and told a story of how she received an insulting job inquiry from a prominent lawyer.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated