Basketball Wiretap

Pacers Waive Jeremy Evans, Julyan Stone

Oct 23, 2016 8:51 PM

The Indiana Pacers have waived Jeremy Evans and Julyan Stone.

Evans appeared in two preseason games and did not score.

Stone played in five games, scoring one point while averaging two rebounds per game.

The Pacers’ roster now stands at 15.

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Cavs Waive John Holland

Oct 22, 2016 9:27 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guard John Holland.

Holland appeared in three preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 10.7 points and 1.3 steals in 18.8 minutes.

The Cavaliers roster now stands at 16.

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Jazz Waive Chris Johnson

Oct 22, 2016 9:25 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived Chris Johnson.

Following the move, Utah’s roster now stands at 15 players.

Johnson (6-6, 206, Dayton) appeared in all six preseason games for the Jazz, averaging 5.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.2 minutes. He appeared in 82 games (two starts) for Utah over the past two seasons, averaging 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per contest.

The 6-6 forward originally signed a 10-day contract with the Jazz during the 2014-15 season before signing a multi-year deal on March 26, 2015.

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Mavs Expected To Pursue DeMarcus Cousins In 2018

Oct 22, 2016 9:18 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are "expected to go hard after" DeMarcus Cousins during his 2018 free agency.

Cousins signed a four-year, $62 million contract extension in 2013 with the Sacramento Kings.

Cousins has been offered the opportunity to be traded by the Kings but he's continued to try to make the situation work.

The Mavericks recently signed Jaleel Cousins, who is DeMarcus' younger brother and he is expected to join the Texas Legends.

Dallas signed Harrison Barnes in the 2016 offseason one year after DeAndre Jordan ultimately decided to back out of his verbal agreement to re-sign with the Clippers.

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Nuggets Waive Robbie Hummel, Nat Wolters

Oct 22, 2016 8:57 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived Robbie Hummel and Nate Wolters.

Hummel, 6-8, 215, signed with Denver on Sept. 4, 2016 and appeared in seven preseason games for the Nuggets, averaging 2.4 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.2 minutes.

Wolters, 6-4, 190, signed with the Nuggets on Sept. 15, 2016 and appeared in four preseason games for Denver, averaging 3.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 11.7 minutes per game.

The Nuggets roster now stands at 15 players.

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Wolves Still Exploring Tyus Jones Trade Scenarios

Oct 22, 2016 8:20 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to be engaged in trade talks involving Tyus Jones.

The Wolves have received interest on Jones from the Philadelphia 76ers amongst other teams.

Jones grew up in the Minnesota area and was the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft but he's behind Ricky Rubio and Kris Dunn on their depth chart at point guard.

Jones was also named the 2016 Summer League MVP.

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Pelicans Waive Quinn Cook, Quincy Ford

Oct 22, 2016 8:16 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived guard Quinn Cook and guard/forward Quincy Ford.

Cook, 6-0, 174, appeared in three preseason games for New Orleans, averaging 8.3 points and 2.7 assists in 9.6 minutes per game. After a four-year career at Duke University, Cook spent the 2015-16 season with the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. The Washington, D.C. native was originally signed by the Pelicans on Sept. 24.

Ford, 6-8, 225, was originally signed by New Orleans on Oct. 17. After a four-year collegiate career at Northeastern University, the Florida native appeared in eight games for the Utah Jazz’s summer league team, averaging 5.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 16.

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Rodney McGruder Wins Final Miami Roster Spot, Beno Udrih Amongst Five Waived

Oct 22, 2016 8:12 PM

Rodney McGruder has beat out Briante Weber and Beno Udrih for the final spot on the regular season roster.

Weber and Udrih were waived along with Okaro White, Luis Montero and Vashil Fernandez. White Montero and Fernandez are expected to be assigned to Miami's D-League affiliate immediately if they're not claimed by another team.

Unless Udrih is claimed by another team by Monday at 5 p.m., the Heat will absorb a $980,000 cap hit, with Udrih to walk away with a guaranteed $1.6 million in salary. Udrih gave up $90,000 in salary last season when he was waived due to injury by the Heat, allowing the team to add Weber, Joe Johnson and Dorell Wright for the postseason roster.

According to Albert Nahmad, Udrih's $90,000 buyout last season wound up saving the Heat $1.8 million plus a year of tax avoided toward the repeater clock.

Weber received a $328,000 2016-17 guarantee from the Heat.

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Steve Blake Signs With Australia's Sydney Kings

Oct 22, 2016 3:55 PM

Steve Blake has signed with the Sydney Kings of Australia.

Blake played for the Detroit Pistons last season.

"Any time you have someone of that experience it means a lot," coach Andrew Gaze said. "He's played at the highest level for such a long period of time. He's played with some of the greatest players in the world.

"The role that we have for him is something that is going to be an adjustment for us and an adjustment for him, and hopefully it can all work out and be beneficial for both."

Jamie Marcuson/Sydney Morning Herald

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Warriors Pick Up 17-18 Option On Kevon Looney

Oct 22, 2016 3:53 PM

The Golden State Warriors have exercised the third-year option on the contract of Kevon Looney.

Looney's deal for 17-18 is worth $1.2 million.

Looney only appeared in five games during his rookie season as he recovered from two hip procedures. He was the final pick in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft out of UCLA.

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Sheldon McClellan, Danuel House Make Wizards' Regular Season Roster
Washington has waived Jarell Eddie, Johnny O'Bryant and Casper Ware.

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Celtics Sign Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly appeared in six games for the Hawks during the 2016 Preseason where he averaged 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 15.0 minutes per game.

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Magic Sign Ramon Galloway
Ramon Galloway spent last season playing in Italy.

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Knicks Waive Chasson Randle, Tokoto, Amundson, Cleanthony Early, Damien Inglis
The Knicks' roster now stands at 15 players.

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Pelicans Waive Shawn Dawson, Robert Sacre
New Orleans' roster now stands at 18.

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Bucks Preparing For Greg Monroe To Opt-In For 17-18
Greg Monroe is due $17.88 million for the 17-18 season, which he may not command on the open market even with the cap spike.

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Cavs Shopping Mo Williams In Hopes Of Roster Spot, Tax Savings
If the Cavs waive Mo Williams now to create a roster spot, Williams would receive his full salary and they would have to pay the full tax amount.

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Lakers Would Like To Keep Metta World Peace As Assistant Coach
Metta World Peace's mentorship to the Lakers' young players last season was a big reason why he received a camp invite this year.

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Cavs Receiving Trade Calls On Iman Shumpert
The Timberwolves are one of the teams that has expressed interest in Iman Shumpert.

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Hawks Waive Jarrett Jack
Jarrett Jack was signed by the Hawks on a veteran-minimum deal worth $980,431.

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Mavs Exercise 17-18 Option On Justin Anderson
The Mavericks considered it an easy decision as Justin Anderson will make $1.6 million next season.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Dismisses Rumors, Insists He's Happy With Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge responded to reports he is unhappy with the Spurs.

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Cavs Waive Markel Brown, Jonathan Holmes, Cory Jefferson
Markel Brown, Jonathan Holmes and Cory Jefferson each appeared in six preseason games.

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Warriors Likely To Keep JaVale McGee, Waive Cameron Jones, Phil Pressey, Elliot Williams
With these cuts, JaVale McGee will likely make the Warriors' regular season roster.

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Kevin Love Told GM He Wanted To Stay 'To Be A Champion' Ahead Of 2016 Trade Deadline
Kevin Love received a lot of blame for the Cavaliers seemingly underachieving during the middle of last season.

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Elton Brand To Retire After Preseason
Elton Brand announced his retirement in 2015 but was signed by the 76ers in January of 2016 to give the franchise a veteran presence.

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Rudy Gay Preparing To Remain With Kings For Entire 16-17 Season
Rudy Gay has been mentioned in multiple trade rumors less than a week before the start of the season.

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Bucks Exercise Fourth-Year Contract On Jabari Parker
Jabari Parker is averaging a team-best 16.8 points to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals in five preseason matchups in 2016.

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Reggie Williams Waived By Thunder
Reggie Williams last played in the NBA in 14-15 with the Spurs.

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76ers, Pelicans Express Interest In Trading For Tyus Jones
The Timberwolves are open to moving Tyus Jones.

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