June 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Nets Considering Pursuit Of O.J. Mayo

Jun 30, 2012 11:59 PM

The Nets are considering a 'significant offer' for O.J. Mayo if they are unable to trade for Joe Johnson, according to sources.

Mayo is an unrestricted free agent after four seasons with the Grizzlies.

The Celtics, Pacers and Suns will also be in the mix for Mayo, according to Ken Berger..

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Tags: O.J. Mayo, Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Scola Trade Talks Between Rockets, Nets Fall Apart

Jun 30, 2012 11:12 PM

The Nets and Rockets held deep trade talks on Saturday centered around Luis Scola, according to sources.

But talks fell apart before a deal could be reached.

Houston has been working to trade Scola this offseason and selected several forwards in this week's draft.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Sources: Nets Losing Hope For Howard

Jun 30, 2012 11:02 PM

The Nets are losing hope that they can acquire Dwight Howard from the Magic, according to multiple sources.

Howard met with new Magic general manager Rob Hennigan on Friday, however, and requested a trade to the Nets.

Brooklyn is working to build a roster suitable to keeping Williams and that will likely mean they could not put together an attractive offer for Howard.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Nets, Hawks Discussing Joe Johnson Trade

Jun 30, 2012 10:58 PM

The Nets and Hawks are discussing a trade centered around Joe Johnson, according to sources.

Brooklyn would pair Johnson with a re-signed Deron Williams.

With no deal is close to completion, sources say the teams are discussing trade on multiple fronts.

Trading for Johnson would likely eliminate the Nets from their pursuit of Howard.

For Atlanta, trading Johnson would effectively be a salary dump of his $90 million over the next four years.

The Nets would have to piece together several contracts, including those of Jordan Farmar, who opted into the final $4.2 million year of his deal on Saturday, Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro and a sign-and-trade with one of the Nets' free agents to make the exchange of salaries work for Johnson’s contract.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Howard Requests Trade To Nets During Hennigan Meeting

Jun 30, 2012 10:53 PM

New Magic GM Rob Hennigan met with Dwight Howard on Friday in Los Angeles.

Sources say that Howard informed Hennigan he wants to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets.

Hennigan did not inform Howard of his intentions.

Chris Broussard/ESPN (via Twitter)

Tags: Dwight Howard, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Interested In Jordan Hill

Jun 30, 2012 8:26 PM

The Warriors are interested in signing Jordan Hill, according to sources.

Hill had a successful run during the end of the season after joining the Lakers.

Both the Lakers and Hill have expressed interest in working on a deal.

Marcus Thompson II/San Jose Mercury News

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Farmar Opts In For 12-13 With Nets

Jun 30, 2012 8:06 PM

Jordan Farmar has opted in for his $4.25 million contract in 12-13 with the Nets.

The Nets still retain approximately $44 million in cap room excluding cap holds.

Howard Beck/New York Times (via Twitter)

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Cavaliers Extend Qualifying Offers To Erden, Gee, Harangody

Jun 30, 2012 8:03 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have extended qualifying offers to center Semih Erden, guard/forward Alonzo Gee and forward Luke Harangody.

Cleveland owns the right to match any offer sheet they may sign with another team.

Erden, 25, averaged 3.5 points on .527 shooting and 2.6 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per game in 28 games (nine starts) during the 2011-12 season.

Gee, 25, averaged career highs in points (10.6), rebounds (5.1), assists (1.8) and steals (1.3) in 29.0 minutes per game in 63 games (31 starts) this season.

Harangody, 24, averaged 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game in 21 games (one start).

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Wolves Decline Qualifying Offers To Beasley, Randolph

Jun 30, 2012 7:41 PM

The Wolves have announced that Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph will not receive qualifying offers.

Beasley and Randolph were once considered two of the more talented players from the 2008 NBA Draft, but have failed to meet expectations while with Minnesota. 

Beasley was traded to the Wolves by the Heat in order to create additional cap space in 2010.

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Roy To Meet With Bulls, Pacers, Mavericks, Warriors, Wolves

Jun 30, 2012 7:36 PM

Brandon Roy has narrowed his list of free agent options to the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors, according to sources.

Roy expects to meet with those teams over the next few days in Seattle.

Each of the teams have a special intrigue for Roy.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brandon Roy, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Calderon Would Prefer To Sign With Lakers If Amnestied
Jose Calderon would have to clear waivers through the amnesty process before he is free to choose his next team.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Rashard Lewis Waived By Hornets
The buyout of Rashard Lewis is for $14 million, but the Hornets receive approximately $9 million in savings.

Marc Stein/ESPN (via Twitter)

Williams To Meet With Nets, Mavericks On Monday
A source with business ties to both Deron Williams and Jason Kidd said the two have already decided to play together with the Nets.

Ric Bucher/ESPN

Thunder, Brooks Working On Contract Of Four-Year Deal
The Thunder continue to work through contract language on a new four-year deal with Scott Brooks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Rockets Searching For Trade Of Luis Scola
Houston stockpiled big forwards, Royce White and Terrence Jones, in the draft as part of a plan to trade Luis Scola.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Jazz Exercise Option On Tinsley, Extend Qualifying Offer To Evans
Utah has exercised its option on Jamaal Tinsley for the 2012-13 season, and has tendered a qualifying offer to Jeremy Evans.

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Suns Unlikely To Offer Third-Year, Eight-Figure Annual Salary To Nash
Steve Nash earned $11.7 million last season, but the Phoenix offer is likely to be for less than that.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Suns To Pursue Eric Gordon
The Suns are expected to pursue Eric Gordon with their $23 million in cap space.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Dallas To Offer Two-Year Deal To Nash If Williams Stays With Nets
The Mavericks are prepared to offer Steve Nash a two-year deal if they are unable to secure Deron Williams, according to sources.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Raptors Expected To Offer $12M Annually To Nash
The Raptors are unlikely to be beat financially in their offer to Steve Nash.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nash Hasn't Established Favorite, Can Envision Leaving Suns
The Suns, Raptors, Mavericks, Knicks and Mavericks are the favorites to sign Steve Nash.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Garnett Agrees To Three-Year, $34M Deal With Celtics
Kevin Garnett and the Celtics have agreed upon a three-year, $34 million deal.

Boston Herald

Turiaf Declines To Pick Up Player Option With Heat
Ronny Turiaf signed with the Heat after being bought out by Denver in March.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN (via Twitter)

Thunder Intend To Blend Talents Of Perry Jones
Sam Presti was looking for a player who would mesh well with an already successful team.

NBA.com

Nowitzki Optimistic About Chance Of Landing Williams
Dirk Nowitzki has already reached out to Deron Williams about the possibility of joining the Mavericks.

Dallas Morning News

Lakers Extend Qualifying Offers To Ebanks, Morris
The Lakers have extended qualifying offers to forward Devin Ebanks and guard Darius Morris, making them both restricted free agents.

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Odom, Williams Four-Team Trade Completed
The Los Angeles Clippers acquired Lamar Odom from the Dallas Mavericks as part of a four-team trade also involving the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.

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Players Claimed From Waivers Will Retain Early Bird Rights
The rule will now be that players who are claimed from waivers will have the same "Early Bird" rights as if they had been traded, but will not have full "Bird" rights.

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Courtney Lee Receives Qualifying Offer From Rockets
The Rockets have extended the $4.3 million qualifying offer to Courtney Lee.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Mo Williams Agrees To Trade To Jazz
Mo Williams has decided to pick up his player option for the 12-13 season and accept a trade to the Jazz.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports