Basketball Wiretap

Jamal Crawford Confident Of Returning This Season
Jamal Crawford has been out for more than three weeks with what he describes as "the weirdest" injury of his NBA career.

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

Jack Cooley Signs Multi-Year Contract With Jazz
Jack Cooley has appeared in six Jazz games.

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Amar'e Stoudemire Expects To Play Several More Seasons
Amar'e Stoudemire has averaged 9.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game with the Mavericks.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Dean Smith Left $200 To Every Player He Coached For 'Dinner Out'
Dean Smith passed away on Feb. 7 at the age of 85.

Jim Dempsey

Heat, Hornets, Cavs Lead In 14-15 Trade Score; Bucks, Mavs Rank Last
J.R. Smith had a -4.3 BPM with the Knicks and +3.4 with the Cavaliers for a difference of +7.7.

Nathan Walker/Nylon Calculus

Dwight Howard Returns With 4 Points, 7 Rebounds In 16 Minutes
Dwight Howard played just over 16 minutes after two months of rehab on his knee.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Westbrook Confused Why Media Asking About Defense After Giving Up 1.369 PPP
The Thunder have given up more than 115 points per 100 possessions in four of their past five games.

Royce Young/ESPN

LSU's Jarell Martin To Declare For NBA Draft
Jarell Martin led LSU in scoring with 16.9 points per game while shooting 50.9 percent from the field and ranked second to Jordan Mickey with 9.2 rebounds per game.

Sheldon Mickles/The Advocate

Michael Frazier Leaving Florida For NBA Draft
Michael Frazier is leaving Florida for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Darren Heitner/Forbes

RealGM Radio: Derek Bodner On The 76ers, NBA Draft
Daniel Leroux talks with Derek Bodner of DraftExpress and Liberty Ballers about the NBA Draft prospects in the NCAA Tournament and the process for the 76ers.

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Report: LeBron 'Frustrated' By Kevin Love Not 'Getting With The Program'
LeBron James pushed for the Cavaliers to trade for Kevin Love last offseason.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Adidas Thought Big Men Would Be More Marketable Than Michael Jordan
Adidas took the same strategy as the Rockets and Blazers in preferring big men over Michael Jordan.

Ellen Emmerentze Jervell, Sara Germano/Wall Street Journal

Alexey Shved Sidelined 2-3 Weeks With Incomplete Fractured Rib
Alexey Shved will be reevaluated in approximately 2-3 weeks.

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Patrick Beverley Has Torn Ligament In Wrist
Patrick Beverley will wait 7-10 days before deciding his next steps.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Current NBA, International Alumni From Sweet 16 Schools
Kentucky and Duke have 18 former players in the NBA apiece, while UCLA has the most total professionals with 34.

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LeBron: I Admire How Calipari Takes High Egos, Turns Them Into Team
LeBron James and John Calipari have grown increasingly close over the years after they were introduced by a "family friend" believed to be William Wesley.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Austin Daye Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Hawks
Austin Daye was previously on a 10-day deal.

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Derrick Rose Close To Clearance For Contact, Confident Of Return This Season
Derrick Rose is doing everything with the Bulls except taking contact.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Dwight Howard Returning On Wednesday With Minutes Restriction
Dwight Howard will be on a minutes restriction and play approximately 16 minutes.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Joel Embiid's Needle Going In Right Direction, Will Play Summer League
Joel Embiid had reportedly gained weight earlier in the season, but he's looking fit, toned and explosive.

Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Exec: John Calipari Driven Nuts By NBA Failure, Wants Another Chance
John Calipari did not succeed in his stint in the NBA with the Nets.

Steve Popper/Bergen Record

Omri Casspi Encouraged By George Karl, Wants To Re-Sign With Kings
Omri Casspi is represented by Dan Fegan, who is also agent for DeMarcus Cousins.

Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Hassan Whiteside Day-To-Day After Receiving 10 Stitches On Hand
Hassan Whiteside's injury occurred when he was trying to block a dunk attempt by Miles Plumlee.

Shandel Richardson/Sun-Sentinel

Will Barton Interested In Returning To Nuggets
The Nuggets can extend a qualifying offer to Will Barton after the season at what would be $1.1 million.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Patrick Beverley Could Be Out For Season With Wrist Injury
Patrick Beverley could have a season-ending wrist injury.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Arizona State Fires Herb Sendek, Offers Job To Jeff Capel
Jeff Capel is a former head coach at VCU and Oklahoma currently serving as an assistant coach at Duke.

Myron Medcalf/ESPN

Jazz Purchase Idaho Stampede
The Jazz is the eighth NBA team to own an NBA D-League franchise.

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Marc Gasol Hasn't Begun Considering Free Agency
Marc Gasol will be one of the most highly coveted free agents in the offseason and will receive interest from the Knicks.

Mitch Abramson/New York Daily News

Dwight Howard To Return On Wednesday After Being Out Two Months
Dwight Howard hasn't played since Jan. 23.

Jenny Dial Creech/Houston Chronicle

Blake Griffin's Battery Case Dismissed
A man filed a complaint that Blake Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cell phone in Las Vegas last October.

AP