Basketball Wiretap

Wolves, Pistons Discuss Ricky Rubio For Reggie Jackson Trade

Jan 20, 2017 9:30 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons have held trade talks centered around Ricky Rubio for Reggie Jackson.

No deal appears imminent but the two sides have engaged in talks this week.

The Wolves have openly been trying to trade Rubio for some time with Kris Dunn representing the future at point guard. Rubio has two seasons left on his deal valued at $29.2 million.

Minnesota is also willing to include Shabazz Muhammad in scenarios involving Rubio. Muhammad will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Jackson is in the second season of a five-year, $80 million deal.

Marc Stein, Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Ricky Rubio, Reggie Jackson, Shabazz Muhammad, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chasson Randle Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With 76ers

Jan 20, 2017 7:28 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract.

Randle has appeared in two games since being signed by the Sixers on January 9. He posted 10 points in 16 minutes in Monday’s win over the Bucks in Milwaukee.

Randle was most recently with the NBA D-League Westchester Knicks, where he appeared in 19 games and posted averages of 21 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes per game, while shooting 40% from three-point range.

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Tags: Chasson Randle, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Seerat Sohi

Jan 20, 2017 5:18 PM

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Tags: Klay Thompson, NBA, RealGM Radio

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76ers Claim Mo Williams Off Waivers

Jan 20, 2017 5:11 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Mo Williams off waivers.

Williams was traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the Denver Nuggets this week and subsequently waived.

Like the Nuggets, the 76ers had yet to reach the salary floor.

By claiming Williams, the 76ers have eliminated the Nuggets' $1.1 million salary floor related savings and have taken it for themselves.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Mo Williams, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Carmelo Anthony Will Consider Leaving If Knicks Prefer Trade

Jan 20, 2017 1:52 PM

Carmelo Anthony continues to want to remain with the New York Knicks but he said he would consider leaving if that's what the front office wants.

Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract, but he said he would be willing to listen to management if they told him they wanted to make a change.

“I think it will be more on the front office,” Anthony told Newsday this week. “I have the power, but still I would talk to them. We would be in communication if they feel like they want to go in a different direction, they want to start rebuilding for the future. If they tell me they want to scrap this whole thing, yeah, I have to consider it.”

The Knicks declined to comment.

Antony signed a five-year contract in 2014.

“There’s a part of me that also would feel like I’m being selfish to the guys that are on the team right now, in the midst of us losing to just try to figure a way to escape from everything. For me personally, it would be more of something I would really have to think about and consider. Put it all on the table and figure it out.”

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Tags: NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Teams Believe Hawks Will Revisit Paul Millsap Trade Talks

Jan 20, 2017 12:29 PM

Front office executives believe Paul Millsap has not been permanently removed from the trade market by the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks aggressively entertained trade offers for Millsap before publicly taking him off the market.

Millsap will be a free agent in 2017 and the Hawks are reticent to let him leave without compensation.

The Hawks have nearly traded Millsap multiple times since he signed a new deal in 2015.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Offer Nikola Vucevic, First Rounder To Heat For Goran Dragic

Jan 20, 2017 12:02 PM

The Orlando Magic attempted to engage the Miami Heat recently on a trade for Goran Dragic. Miami has been open to considering trade offers for Dragic as they rebuild.

Orlando offered Nikola Vucevic and a future first round pick for Dragic.

With Miami already having Hassan Whiteside signed long-term, they don't have a need for another center in Vucevic.

Dragic can become a free agent in 2019 though he's signed through 2020.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Goran Dragic, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Seeking 1st Round Pick For P.J. Tucker With Clippers Interested

Jan 20, 2017 11:54 AM

The Phoenix Suns are holding out for a first round pick in exchange for P.J. Tucker.

The Los Angeles Clippers have offered a future second round pick in exchange for Tucker. Doc Rivers is known to be an admirer of Tucker's game.

Tucker will be a free agent in 2017.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: P.J. Tucker, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets Hope To Trade Jusuf Nurkic By Deadline

Jan 20, 2017 11:50 AM

The Denver Nuggets are actively working on finding a trade to move Jusuf Nurkic before the deadline.

Nurkic will become eligible for a contract extension this summer and then become a restricted free agent in 2018.

The Nuggets have acknowledged that a pairing of Nikola Jokic and Nurkic cannot be successful.

Denver would like to give Nurkic a chance to be a starting center elsewhere while receiving a return on his value.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Jusuf Nurkic, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bulls Planning Pursuit Of Chris Bosh

Jan 20, 2017 11:40 AM

The Chicago Bulls are already working on pursuing Chris Bosh if he becomes a free agent.

The Miami Heat are not expected to waive Bosh until after March 1st to make sure he's not playoff-eligible for another team.

Bosh's playing career future remains uncertain due to his issues with blood clots. Bosh himself is unsure of what the future holds.

Bosh could reunite with Dwyane Wade if he joins the Bulls.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Chris Bosh, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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David West Out At Least Two Weeks With Fractured Left Thumb
David West is the primary backup for the Golden State Warriors at center behind Zaza Pachulia.

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Pau Gasol Out Indefinitely With Broken Left Hand
Pau Gasol collided with Kyle Anderson and walked off the court grimacing and flexing his left hand.

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Jimmy Butler's Future With Bulls Will Factor Into Dwyane Wade's 17-18 Decision
Dwyane Wade signed a two-year, $47 million deal with the Bulls with a player option for Year 2.

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LeBron, Giannis, Harden Headline 2017 NBA All-Star Starters
The NBA has announced their starters for the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans.

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NBA, NBPA Officially Ratify New Collective Bargaining Agreement
The new agreement will take effect on July 1, 2017 and run through the 2023-24 season.

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Kings Confirm Full Rupture Of Left Achilles Tendon For Rudy Gay
Rudy Gay underwent an MRI on Thursday to confirm the injury suffered on Wednesday.

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TNT To Air 'Players Only' Franchise For Five Nights Of Monday Games
TNT will debut a new NBA Monday franchise titled Players Only in which only former professional basketball players will fill all commentator roles.

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Kevin Durant: I Didn't Plan On Coming To Warriors For Just A Year
The Warriors will contend with the free agencies of both Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry this offseason.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Khris Middleton Could Return By All-Star Break
Khris Middleton is expected to be kept on a minutes restriction as he eases way his back from the injury.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Russell Westbrook Promises Revenge Upon Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia was handed a flagrant foul 1 for the play, following a review by the officials.

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Nets Sign Quincy Acy To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Quincy Acy has averaged 6.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in four games of his first 10-day with the Nets.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Dunc'd On: Who Has Made Some Money, OKC/GSW, Rudy Gay Injury
Which 2017 free agents have boosted their value? Plus Paul, Gay injuries, OKC/GSW.

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Rudy Gay Likely Suffers Torn Achilles Tendon
Rudy Gay had planned to decline his $14.3 million option with the Kings for the 17-18 season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kevin Durant Reflects On Time With Westbrook, Harden
Kevin Durant reflected back this week on how special the Thunder were earlier in his career playing beside fellow MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

Anthony Slater/San Jose Mercury News

Ben Simmons Could Debut Shortly After All-Star Break
Ben Simmons' current rehab will be centered on gradually increasing his conditioning and on-court workload.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Rajon Rondo 'Absolutely' Wants To Become Coach In Future
Rajon Rondo would like to play "six or seven more years" but he's already preparing for his career as a coach.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

NBA PER: Kawhi Leonard Moves Up From 10th To 4th
While Russell Westbrook continues to lead the NBA in PER, Kawhi Leonard has moved up from 10th at 26.5 to fourth at 28.2.

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John Wall Healthy Enough To Be 'The Player I Always Wanted To Be'
John Wall has played through pain and injuries but he also realized he needed surgeries on both knees this past offseason.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Carmelo Anthony Glad He Protected Himself With No-Trade Clause
Carmelo Anthony reiterated that he plans to remain in New York.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Mike D'Antoni: James Harden Is Perfect Superstar For How I Coach
Daryl Morey describes James Harden as "maybe the greatest off-the-dribble driver of all time."

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