Basketball Wiretap

Report: Thunder Had Deal Close To Send Reggie Jackson To Nuggets

Jan 29, 2015 12:53 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder were close to trading Reggie Jackson to the Denver Nuggets, according to a source.

Jackson is reportedly expected to be moved before the trade deadline.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Reggie Jackson, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Raptors Won't Trade Terrence Ross

Jan 28, 2015 10:51 AM

The Toronto Raptors have struggled of late, which has led to Dwane Casey to move Terrence Ross to the bench with DeMar DeRozan sliding to small forward and Greivis Vasquez starting at shooting guard.

Ross is not on the trading block, however, according to league sources.

“Absolutely  not,” one rival executive told Sporting News. “They still have a lot of belief in him and there is not much you could do to get him from them.”

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Tags: Terrence Ross, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pistons Considering Trade For Norris Cole

Jan 27, 2015 7:20 PM

The Detroit Pistons are considering a trade with the Miami Heat for Norris Cole following the season-ending injury to Brandon Jennings.

There's nothing imminent at this point and talks have been described as "exploratory," sources said.

Jennings tore his Achilles last week.

Cole will be a free agent in the offseason. In 39 games this season, Cole is averaging 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 23 starts.


Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Norris Cole, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brook Lopez Prefers To Remain With Nets

Jan 26, 2015 1:33 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have pursued trade scenarios involving Brook Lopez, but his preference is to remain with the franchise.

Lopez has a player option for the 15-16 season.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the teams purusing a trade for Lopez.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets, Hornets Discuss Trade Involving Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson

Jan 26, 2015 12:24 AM

The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets have restarted trade discussions that involve Joe Johnson, according to sources.

The Hornets and Nets are discussing a larger package that would likely include Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams.

Charlotte owner Michael Jordan has been intrigued with the possibility of Johnson, who has struggled recently with tendinitis.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson, Marvin Williams, Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Shut Down Any Archie Goodwin Suitors, Keep Him At Core Of Future

Jan 21, 2015 8:42 PM

The Phoenix Suns have made clear to Archie Goodwin and around the NBA that the franchise has the second-year guard as a cornerstone of its future, shutting down interested suitors, league sources told RealGM.

Whenever contacted with interest from major- and minor- market teams, the Suns have shown no willingness to move Goodwin, promising that he’s a major part of their talent core.

“Archie doesn’t want out of Phoenix,” Goodwin’s agent, Charles Briscoe, told RealGM on Wednesday. “His words have been twisted in a recent article. We’re willing to wait for Archie’s opportunity. Any player in the NBA wants to play immediately, but we understand that Phoenix is in a playoff push. If we have to wait for next year, we’re OK with that. We know he will get his opportunity, and he’ll be ready.”

Phoenix acquired Goodwin with the 29th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, a talented 6-foot-5 player drafted onto a roster that already had backcourt depth, and the plan had always been to fully incorporate him into the rotation by his third season in the league.

At 20 years old, Goodwin came into training camp with an elevated workout regimen, improved basketball shape and a thirst to crack the Suns’ rotation. In 12 appearances this season, he has averaged 3.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 7.8 minutes a game.

Goodwin was sent to the Suns’ Development League affiliate, Bakersfield, before the Showcase and won the event’s MVP while scoring 70 points and grabbing 17 rebounds over three games. He has several more D-League appearances scheduled the remainder of the season to continue receiving repetitions and playing time in Phoenix’s system.

Goodwin entered the NBA after one season at Kentucky, where he averaged 14.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 33 games.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tags: Archie Goodwin, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Some Executives Would Prefer Earlier Trade Deadline

Jan 21, 2015 11:27 AM

There is a season that many league executives would prefer to move the trade deadline up in the NBA's calendar in order to give teams more time to integrate new players.

A later trade deadline gives teams ample opportunity to determine whether they are buyers or sellers.

The deadline also follows All-Star Weekend, which gives many executives the opportunity to conduct business in person.

Some executives have already pitched the idea of an earlier deadline in informal discussions with league officials.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA CBA

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Robert Covington Establishes Himself As Part Of 76ers' Long-Term Plan Amid Inquiries

Jan 20, 2015 6:19 PM

A few NBA teams have placed interest in Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington, but the 24-year-old sharpshooter has been made largely unavailable from trade inquiries as a core part of the franchise’s long-term plans, league sources told RealGM.

Since signing a contract with the 76ers on Nov. 15, Covington has arguably been the team’s most consistently productive player, with a skill set that’s able to translate throughout the league’s 30 teams.

Over 31 games and 19 starts this season, Covington is averaging 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 27.2 minutes per game. He is a 39.2 percent shooter from three-point range, making 2.2 over 5.5 attempts a game.

The 76ers will have strong odds to land Covington into the rookie-sophomore Rising Stars Challenge game at All-Star weekend, along with K.J. McDaniels, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams. Among second-year players, Covington ranks first in three-pointers per game, fifth in points behind Victor Oladipo, Carter-Williams, Shabazz Muhamad and Trey Burke and fifth in steals behind Noel (2013 Draft class, rookie), Oladipo, Shane Larkin and Carter-Williams.

As un undrafted forward out of Tennessee State in 2013, Covington landed with the Houston Rockets on a multi-year deal that summer. He was released in training camp this season, before turning into a valuable signing for Philadelphia.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tags: Robert Covington, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavaliers Attempting To Acquire Veteran Point Guard

Jan 19, 2015 11:59 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are attempting to acquire a veteran point guard to improve their depth behind Kyrie Irving.

With their current roster, the Cavaliers may be unable to sustain if Irving were to be injured.

The Cavaliers have recently acquired Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Seeking Trade Of Miles Plumlee

Jan 19, 2015 12:05 AM

The Phoenix Suns are actively seeking a trade of Miles Plumlee ahead of the Feb. 19 deadline.

The Suns are working in conjunction with Plumlee's agent, Mark Bartelstein, to try to find a new home for him.

Plumlee is averaging just 13.5 minutes per game this month, compared to 23.5 minutes per game in November. Plumlee has become expendable following the Suns' trade for Brandan Wright, as well as the emergence of Alex Len.

The Suns are seeking at least one future first round pick for Plumlee.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Miles Plumlee, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Interested In Signing Tayshaun Prince
The Celtics will attempt to trade Tayshaun Prince first, but he is on a $7.7 million expiring contract that will be hard to find matching salaries.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Nets Decide To Keep Brook Lopez For Now
The Nets backed away from the idea of simply moving Brook Lopez on a salary dump.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Thaddeus Young Drawing Interest From Nets
The Nets would look to flip Kendrick Perkins for Thaddeus Young.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nets, Thunder Progressing On Brook Lopez For Perkins, Lamb Trade
Three-team talks with the Hornets that would have sent Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn are dead.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Nets Put Lopez, Stephenson Talks On Hold
The Nets pulled back from three-team talks involving Brook Lopez and Lance Stephenson on Friday.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Thunder, Nets, Hornets Discuss Three-Team Brook Lopez, Stephenson Deal
Brook Lopez would go to the Thunder under the discussed trade, while Lance Stephenson would be dealt to the Nets.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Nets Accelerate Brook Lopez Trade Talks
The Nets are in talks with several teams regarding Brook Lopez with Lance Stephenson a viable option.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nate Robinson Bought Out, Clippers, Heat, Cavs, Wizards Interested
Nate Robinson will weigh offers from teams once he clears waivers, RealGM's Shams Charania reports.

Shams Charnaia/RealGM

Kings Willing To Trade Nik Stauskas For Frontcourt Player
Nik Stauskas has received limited playing opportunities behind Ben McLemore on the depth chart.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Clippers, Celtics, Suns Agree Upon Three-Team Trade
Austin Rivers has been dealt to the Clippers with Reggie Bullock going to the Suns and Shavlik Randolph being sent to the Celtics.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Austin Rivers' Trade To Be Finalized Thursday
A source tells RealGM's Shams Charania that Austin Rivers has been informed his trade to the Clippers will be finalized Thursday.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Suns Interested In Reggie Bullock
The Suns have been increasingly mentioned as a likely third-team participant to help the Clippers acquire Austin Rivers.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Heat Show Strong Interest In Trading For Brook Lopez
Brook Lopez has a player option for the 15-16 season and becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Clippers, Kings Discuss Jordan Farmar For Ramon Sessions Trade
Ramon Sessions has missed the last 10 games because of a low back strain.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Celtics To Acquire Two Expiring Contracts, 2nd Round Pick For Austin Rivers
The Celtics must wait to complete the Austin Rivers trade until they clear roster space for two expiring contracts.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Nate Robinson Traded To Celtics By Nuggets For Jameer Nelson
Nate Robinson has been with the Nuggets since the 2013 offseason.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Nuggets Shopping Wilson Chandler Hard
Wilson Chandler has a team option for the 2015-16 season left on his contract.

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Heat, Clippers, Hornets Calling Nuggets On Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets acquired Arron Afflalo last offseason from the Magic and is on an expiring contract.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Austin Rivers To Clippers Trade Could Take Few More Days
The Celtics are being patient in attempting to find the best possible deal to send Austin Rivers to the clippers

Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

Grizzlies Pursued Jeff Green Trade For At Least One Year
The Grizzlies thought they might acquire Jeff Green as part of last season's trade with the Celtics for Courtney Lee.

Marc Stein/ESPN