Basketball Wiretap

Lakers Asked Steve Nash To Delay Retirement Announcement In Hopes Of Trade

Mar 12, 2015 1:50 PM

Steve Nash was ready to call it a career, but the Los Angeles Lakers asked Nash not to announce anything in order to try to trade his contract, according to sources.

The Lakers hoped they could trade Nash's $9.7 million salary, not only an expiring contract but also a giant coupon for another club to take and immediately save real dollars via insurance.

Nash remains set to finish his NBA career.

Nash has helped tutor Jordan Clarkson and intends to remain part of the Lakers' organization as he will continue living in the area.

Kevin Ding/Bleacher Report

Tags: Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Sam Presti: Ludicrous To Assert Thunder Would Trade Kevin Durant

Mar 11, 2015 8:18 PM

Sam Presti was asked about the idea that the Oklahoma City Thunder would consider trading away Kevin Durant.

Durant will be a free agent in 2016.

"It's ludicrous to assert that we would trade Kevin," said Presti to Darnell Mayberry.

"There's no way to measure what he represents to our organization on and off the floor. He has helped build this organization from the ground up and personifies the Thunder: past, present and future. When he's done playing there will be streets named after him throughout the state and younger generations of Oklahomans will learn about the role Kevin has played in elevating this community in ways beyond basketball."

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Tags: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jazz Discussed David Lee Trade With Warriors At Deadline

Mar 6, 2015 11:07 AM

The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors reportedly had serious discussions at the deadline on a trade involving David Lee.

The Warriors are considering moving the final year of Lee's contract due to cap concerns and his reduced role following the emergence of Draymond Green.

The Warriors and Jazz agreed upon a cap saving trade in 2013 when Utah took on the contracts of Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush.

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Tags: David Lee, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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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