Basketball Wiretap

C.J. McCollum Agrees Upon Four-Year, $106M Max Extension With Blazers

Jul 25, 2016 1:18 PM

C.J. McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed upon a four-year, $106 million maximum contract extension.

The deal contains no options or trade kickers for McCollum.

The Blazers were not going to be a factor in the 2017 offseason with cap space.

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Tags: C.J. McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Beau Beech Signs Partially Guaranteed Deal With Nets

Jul 25, 2016 10:48 AM

Beau Beech will sign a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Beech went undrafted out of North Florida.

Beech averaged 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game for the Nets in Summer League.

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Tags: Beau Beech, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bobby Brown Signs Camp Deal With Rockets

Jul 24, 2016 10:52 AM

Bobby Brown has agreed upon a non-guaranteed camp deal with the Houston Rockets.

Brown last played in the NBA in 2010.

Last season, Brown played in China and Turkey.

Mike D'Antoni reportedly gave his blessing to adding Brown for training camp.

David Pick

Tags: Bobby Brown, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Troy Williams Signs Partially Guaranteed Deal With Grizzlies

Jul 24, 2016 10:50 AM

Troy Williams has signed a partially guaranteed camp deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Williams went undrafted out of Indiana.

Williams played for the Suns in Summer League, averaging 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 22.2 minutes per game.

David Pick

Tags: Troy Williams, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Demetrius Jackson, Celtics Agree Upon Guaranteed Deal For 16-17

Jul 23, 2016 11:53 AM

The Boston Celtics have agreed upon a guaranteed deal for the 16-17 season with Demetrius Jackson.

Jackson was the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Celtics.

Jackson averaged 5.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.6 minutes per game in Summer League for Boston.

R.J. Hunter, James Young, Ben Bentil and John Holland are expected to fight for Boston's final roster spot.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Tags: Demetrius Jackson, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Tyler Zeller, Celtics Agree Upon Two-Year, $16M Deal

Jul 23, 2016 11:37 AM

The Boston Celtics have agreed to re-sign Tyler Zeller on a two-year deal worth $16 million.

The second season of Zeller's deal is a team option for the Celtics.

Boston acquired Zeller during the 2014 offseason as the Cavaliers cleared cap space.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Tags: Tyler Zeller, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Gerald Green Agrees To One-Year Deal With Celtics

Jul 23, 2016 11:33 AM

Gerald Green has agreed to a guaranteed one-year deal with the Boston Celtics.

Green was the 18th overall pick by the Celtics in the 2005 NBA Draft.

Green played for eight different franchises and spent two years abroad in Russia before reestablishing himself with the Suns in 13-14. Green spent last season with the Heat.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Tags: Gerald Green, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dirk Nowitzki Re-Signs With Mavs On Two-Year, $50M Deal

Jul 22, 2016 2:45 PM

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have finalized his new contract worth $50 million over two seasons. The deal contains $30 million in guaranteed money and a team option for Year 2 if he decides to play in the 17-18 season.

Nowitzki had initially agreed upon a two-year, $40 million deal with the Mavericks.

Nowitzki was a free agent after coming off a three-year, $30 million deal in 2014 that contained a player option for 16-17.

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Tags: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Yogi Ferrell Agrees To Deal With Nets

Jul 22, 2016 12:20 PM

Yogi Ferrell has agreed to a free agent deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Ferrell went undrafted out of Indiana in this year's draft.

Ferrell averaged 8.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 16.9 minutes per game in Summer League for the Nets.

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Manu Ginobili Found 76ers' Pitch Appealing Due To Brett Brown, Size Of Offer

Jul 22, 2016 10:07 AM

Manu Ginobili said his contract talks with the Philadelphia 76ers were genuine and not a negotiating ploy to receive a richer offer from the San Antonio Spurs.

“It was not my main option. I never wanted to leave San Antonio,” Ginobili told The Vertical. “But I had to listen to all the options that are there.”

Philadelphia was offering a two-year contract offer that guaranteed in the first season (between $16 million and $17 million) more than five times what the Spurs initially offered for one year ($3 million).

“The fact that Philadelphia had a great coach and a person I appreciate so much as Brett Brown, made it more appealing in the case the Spurs didn’t happen,” Ginobili told The Vertical. “But the Spurs happened and they always had the priority.”

The Spurs improved their one-year offer to $14 million.

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Tags: Manu Ginobili, Philadelphia Sixers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cat Barber Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With 76ers
Cat Barber played in the Summer League for the Pelicans, averaging 6.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 11.6 minutes over four games.

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D.J. Stephens, Grizzlies Agree To Two-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal
D.J. Stephens played for the Grizzlies' Summer League team.

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Jarrod Uthoff Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Raptors
Jarrod Uthoff went undrafted out of Iowa.

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Celtics' Guerschon Yabusele Signs One-Year, $1.5M Deal With Shanghai
Guerschon Yabusele was the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Celtics.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Kyle Collinsworth Signs Two-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal With Mavs
Kyle Collinsworth played for Dallas in the Summer League.

Tony Jones/The Salt Lake Tribune

Jason Terry Won't Return To Rockets
Jason Terry spent two seasons with the Rockets, averaging 5.9 points and 1.4 assists in 17.5 minutes per game last season.

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Jeremy Lin Compares Signing With Nets To Investing In Startup
Jeremy Lin was raised in Palo Alto, which is located in the center of Silicon Valley.

Andy Vasquez/Bergen Record

Cheick Diallo Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Pelicans
Cheick Diallo was drafted by the Pelicans with the No. 33 overall pick in last month's draft.

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Alonzo Gee Close To One-Year Deal With Pelicans
Alonzo Gee averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game for the Pelicans last season.

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Ty Lawson Feels 'Overlooked In Free Agency'
Ty Lawson believes he is getting his game back this summer.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Rodrigue Beaubois Declines Invitation To Join Mavs For Camp
Rodrigue Beaubois would have had to compete for a roster spot with Jonathan Gibson.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Westbrook's Own Free Agency Wasn't Discussed During Durant Meeting
Kevin Durant insists Russell Westbrook wasn't a factor in his decision to leave the Thunder.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Kevin Durant Didn't Leave His Bed For Two Days After His Decision
Kevin Durant is currently preparing for the Olympics with his Team USA teammates.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Dion Waiters Met With Nets Before Becoming UFA
The Nets appear unwilling to change their stance on signing him since Dion Waiters became unrestricted.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kevin Durant Believes Lakers Were 'Couple Years Away' From Where He Wanted To Be
Kevin Durant explained his decision not to meet with the Lakers in free agency.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Maurice Harkless, Blazers Remain In Contract Stalemate
Maurice Harkless' agent, Happy Walters, says several teams have reached out to him with interest.

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Thunder Hope To Pair Blake Griffin With Russell Westbrook In 2017
Blake Griffin is a native of Oklahoma but he's spent his entire NBA career with the Clippers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Thunder Rescind Qualifying Offer To Dion Waiters
With several teams still owning cap space, it is unlikely Dion Waiters re-signs with the Thunder.

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Mike Miller, Nuggets Agree Upon Two-Year, $5M Deal
Mike Miller signed with the Nuggets last offseason after spending the 14-15 season with the Cavaliers.

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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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