Basketball Wiretap

Kings Interested In Ty Lawson

Feb 26, 2015 2:31 PM

George Karl would like the Sacramento Kings to try to trade for Ty Lawson.

The Denver Nuggets are rebuilding and could make Lawson available.

Karl previously coached Lawson with the Nuggets.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Tags: Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Report: 76ers Were Willing To Discuss Trade Of Joel Embiid For 2015 Pick

Feb 24, 2015 11:08 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers were trying to trade up for a top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and indicated a willingness to discuss Joel Embiid or any player on their team, an NBA source told Forbes.com's Mark Heisler.

While the souce is unnamed, Heisler has long covered Phil Jackson, and the New York Knicks will have one of the top selections in the draft. Heisler also has close connections to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Embiid was drafted third overall last June and has been out for the entire season following surgery on a broken bone in his right foot.

Mark Heisler/Forbes.com

Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Report: Celtics Reneged On Promise To Buy Out Tayshaun Prince

Feb 23, 2015 3:10 PM

The Boston Celtics reneged on a promise to agree upon a buyout with Tayshaun Prince, according to a source.

The Celtics instead traded Prince to the Detroit Pistons.

The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the teams interested in signing Prince if he became a free agent.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Tayshaun Prince, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Tried To Acquire Goran Dragic In Past Seasons

Feb 21, 2015 3:13 PM

Erik Spoelstra said the Miami Heat have tried to acquire Goran Dragic in past seasons.

Dragic was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Heat on Thursday.

Shandel Richardson/Sun Sentinel

Tags: Goran Dragic, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Durant: Reggie Jackson Got What He Wanted

Feb 20, 2015 2:04 PM

The final months of Reggie Jackson's tenure with the Oklahoma City Thunder were acrimonious.

Two hours after word of Jackson's trade to the Detroit Pistons broke, Jackson tweeted, "Crying tears of joy #godisgreat." 

"We felt like everybody wanted to be here except for one guy," said Kevin Durant.

Jackson wanted to have a starter's role and make starter's money, which was always going to be difficult if not impossible with Russell Westbrook ahead of him.

Jackson stopped attacking the basket with regularity, attempting 5.1 shots per 48 minutes in the restricted area this season compared to 6.1 last season. 

As Durant said Thursday, "He got what he wanted. You can't really --."

Durant paused for a second to think, but he'd already said how he felt

"He got what he wanted," he repeated.

Royce Young/ESPN

Tags: Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Windhorst: Wiggins Would Have Remained With Cavs If He'd Signed With Rich Paul

Feb 20, 2015 1:39 PM

Before Andrew Wiggins' freshman season at Kansas began, Rich Paul was considered the favorite to become his agent.

Paul also represents Canadians cush as Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph and Myck Kabongo.

Wiggins ultimately chose Bill Duffy with Roc Nation as the runner-up.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports Wiggins wouldn't have been traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers if he had signed with Paul's agency.

When the Cavaliers signed James, they believed they were going to keep Wiggins and trading for Kevin Love wouldn't have had to include the first overall pick of the draft. James left Wiggins out of the his return to Cleveland letter and he was soon included in trade talks.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Remain Hopeful Of Signing Goran Dragic Despite Trade To Heat

Feb 20, 2015 1:01 PM

While Goran Dragic was traded to the Miami Heat at the deadline, a person familiar with his thinking said he “loves the opportunity” to join the Los Angeles Lakers and sees them as a “perfect fit” when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Heat can offer Dragic a five-year deal, while the Lakers and other teams would only be able to offer him a four-year deal.

The Lakers still have a reasonable chance of keeping their own pick this June and they'll also have the Houston Rockets' selection.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Tags: Goran Dragic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Thomas Robinson Agrees To Buyout With Nuggets

Feb 19, 2015 9:29 PM

Thomas Robinson and the Denver Nuggets have agreed upon a buyout.

Robinson is in search of an expanded role.

The Nuggets acquired Robinson in their deadline trade of Arron Afflalo.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: Thomas Robinson, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Pelicans Trade For Ish Smith From Thunder

Feb 19, 2015 8:56 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have completed a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder, acquiring Ish Smith, the rights to Latavious Williams, cash considerations and draft considerations. In exchange, Oklahoma City has acquired draft considerations from New Orleans. 

Smith, 6-0, 175, appeared in 30 games this season with Oklahoma City, averaging 1.2 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists. Undrafted out of Wake Forest in 2010, Smith has appeared in 221 career games, also suiting up for Phoenix, Orlando, Houston, Milwaukee and Memphis, averaging 2.7 points, 1.9 assists and 1.4 rebounds.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Ish Smith, Latavious Williams, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics Acquire Isaiah Thomas From Suns

Feb 19, 2015 8:52 PM

The Boston Celtics traded for Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns for the 2016 first round pick the team had previously acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Thomas is on the first year of a four-year, $27 million deal.

The Celtics also had interest in Thomas last year when exploring a Rajon Rondo trade with the Sacramento Kings.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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James Michael McAdoo Signed By Warriors For Remainder Of Season
James Michael McAdoo has appeared in four games with Golden State this season, averaging 3.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.0 minutes.

RealGM Staff Report

Tayshaun Prince Traded To Pistons
Tayshaun Prince was drafted by the Pistons in 2002.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Pablo Prigioni Traded By Knicks To Rockets For Two 2nd Rounders
Pablo Prigioni gives the Rockets more depth at point guard.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Norris Cole Traded To Pelicans
Norris Cole has been traded to the Pelicans for John Salmons.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

K.J. McDaniels Traded By 76ers To Rockets
K.J. McDaniels has been traded by the 76ers for Isaiah Canaan and a second round pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Suns, Bucks, 76ers Agree Upon Knight, Carter-Williams Trade
Brandon Knight and Michael Carter-Williams were traded just before the deadline.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Heat Acquire Goran Dragic From Suns
The Heat were on Goran Dragic's list of preferred destinations.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Reggie Jackson Traded To Pistons, Enes Kanter To Thunder
Reggie Jackson has been dealt to the Pistons, while Enes Kanter goes to the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kevin Garnett Traded Back To Wolves For Thad Young
Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause to return to the Wolves.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Nets, Jazz, Pacers, Pistons Interested In Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson will be a restricted free agent in the offseason after he rejected a four-year, $48 million offer from the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Thunder Considering Trade For Enes Kanter
Enes Kanter will become a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nets, Thunder Close To Brook Lopez For Reggie Jackson Trade
The deal could also be expanded to send Jarrett Jack to the Wizards and Kevin Garnett to the Timberwolves.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Thunder Interested In Trading For Norris Cole
The Thunder have interest in trading for Norris Cole if Reggie Jackson is moved.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Andre Miller Traded By Wizards To Kings For Ramon Sessions
Andre Miller reunites with George Karl, who was hired by the Kings over the All-Star break.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

76ers Acquire JaVale McGee, 1st Round Pick From Nuggets
JaVale McGee signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Nuggets in 2012.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Blazers Acquire Arron Afflalo From Nuggets
The Nuggets will acquire Will Barton, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson, a lottery protected first rounder and a second rounder from the Blazers for Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Heat Offer Two First Round Picks To Suns For Goran Dragic
The Heat are the only team on Goran Dragic's list of preferred destinations that remain in the playoff picture.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Nets Interested In Brook Lopez For Reggie Jackson Trade With Thunder
The Nets need to believe they will be able to convince Reggie Jackson to re-sign in the offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Ty Lawson Won't Be Traded By Nuggets At Deadline
The Nuggets were never actually interested in any Ty Lawson for George Hill swap.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets Seek Multiple Picks For Both Wilson Chandler, Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets are seeking two first rounders for Wilson Chandler and a first and second round pick for Arron Afflalo.

Marc Stein/ESPN