Basketball Wiretap

Aaron Brooks, Pacers Agree Upon One-Year, $2.5M Deal
Aaron Brooks averaged 7.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 16.1 minutes per game in 15-16 for the Bulls.

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Raptors Sign Fred VanVleet To Multi-Year Deal
Fred VanVleet participated with the Raptors' entry in NBA Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas, averaging 6.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 16.0 minutes in five games.

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James Jones, Cavaliers Hold Contract Talks
James Jones wants to return to the Cavs but has options elsewhere, agent Joel Bell said.

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Russell Westbrook 'Controls His Destiny' One Year Before Free Agency
The Thunder haven't given up on the possibility of Russell Westbrook agreeing upon a renegotiated contract that includes an extension.

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LeBron James Still Hasn't Decided Type Of Contract He'll Sign With Cavs
Under league rules, LeBron James has several contract choices.

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Isaia Cordinier To Play For Antibes Instead Of Hawks For 16-17
Isaia Cordinier had wanted to come to the NBA immediately but he'll now likely join the Hawks for the 17-18 season.

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Miles Plumlee, Bucks Agree Upon Four-Year, $52M Deal
Miles Plumlee has been a restricted free agent this summer.

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Anderson Varejao Won't Accept Cavs' Championship Ring
Anderson Varejao is eligible to receive a championship ring from the Cavaliers since he began the season with the team.

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Wolves Unlikely To Trade Ricky Rubio
Speculation about the future of Ricky Rubio has been heightened since they drafted Kris Dunn with the fifth overall pick.

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Tyus Jones Named Summer League MVP
Jordan McRae, Bobby Portis, Ben Simmons, Alan Williams joined Tyus Jones on the All-NBA Summer League First Team.

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Thunder To Sign Alex Abrines to Three-Year, $17M Deal
Alex Abrines was an early second round pick by the Thunder in 2013.

Russell Westbrook Has Given Thunder No Indication He Would Like Trade
One source described Russell Westbrook as "ticked off" about Kevin Durant's decision to leave in free agency and is eager for the season to start as it will present a new challenge.

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Clippers Waive Branden Dawson
Branden Dawson appeared in six games with the Clippers in 2015-16, averaging 0.8 points and 0.7 rebounds in 4.8 minutes.

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Kevin Garnett Unsure If Knees Will Hold Up Playing In 16-17
Kevin Garnett is under contract for $8 million next season with the Timberwolves.

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Brandon Bass Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Clippers
Brandon Bass spent last season with the Lakers, averaging 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game.

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Zaza Pachulia Was Discussing Two-Year, $20M Deal With Wizards Before Taking Warriors' Offer
The Wizards were non-committal to the deal and Zaza Pachulia ended up on a one-year, $3 million deal with the Warriors.

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Wizards Not Interested In Trading Away Marcin Gortat
Marcin Gortat will be a free agent in 2019.

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Pat Riley Admits Regret Over Dwyane Wade's Departure
Dwyane Wade admitted that a "business" rift with Pat Riley played a big role in his decision to sign with the Bulls.


Former NBA Great Nate Thurmond Dies At 74
Nate Thurmond died on Saturday after a brief battle with leukemia.


Dunc'd On: Tim Duncan Retirement + Transaction Catch-Up Part 1
Catching up on every deal in the last week of free agency.

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LeBron James Hasn't Given Cavs Date Of When He'll Re-Sign
Even though J.R. Smith and the Cavaliers have yet to agree upon a new deal, LeBron James' delay is not at all related.

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Warriors Seeking NBA's Highest Fee For Jersey Sponsorship
The Warriors are seeking $15 million to $20 million per season for the rights to sponsor their jersey.

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Mavs Sign Nicolas Brussino
Nicolas Brussino spent the 2015-16 season with Penarol Mar del Plata, averaging 14.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game in 59 games.

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Jonathan Gibson Signs With Mavericks
In five games in the Summer League, Jonathan Gibson has averaged 18.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 28.0 minutes.

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Clippers Waive Devyn Marble
Devyn Marble was acquired in a trade from the Magic along with a 2020 second round pick in exchange for guard CJ Wilcox.

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Heat Sign Okaro White
Okaro White is averaging 8.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.00 steals for the Heat in Summer League.

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D-League Increases Salaries For 16-17 Season
D-League call ups made nearly $5 million in salary last season so the chance for a payoff is present.

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NBA Now Has 10 Teams With $100M+ Payroll
A few seasons ago, the 13-14 Brooklyn Nets had a $100 million payroll that shocked the NBA.

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Larry Nance Jr. Suffered Sprained Wrist, No Fracture
Larry Nance Jr.'s status moving forward is day to day.

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Cavs Trade Sasha Kaun To 76ers To Clear Room For Chris Andersen
Cleveland also gets a $1.33 million traded-player exception in the Sasha Kaun deal.

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