Basketball Wiretap

Victor Claver Agrees To Sign With Khimki Moscow

Feb 27, 2015 1:02 PM

Victor Claver has agreed to terms with Khimki Moscow.

Claver will replace Joffrey Lauvergne who recently joined the Denver Nuggets.

Claver was waived by the Nuggets following his trade to the Portland Trail Blazers.

E. Carchia/Sportando

Tags: Victor Claver, Khimki BC, Russian PBL, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International League, International Teams

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Ainge: Sullinger Hasn't Met His Conditioning Standards

Feb 26, 2015 7:04 PM

Danny Ainge revealed Thursday that Jared Sullinger did not meet any of the Boston Celtics' team-wide conditioning goals this season.

Sullinger is out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

“Well, Jared and I have talked a lot about (his conditioning) over the past year,” Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich." “It’s something we take great pride in with our players. Our players have really bought in to our program, and a lot of guys — I think every guy has met the goals that they have set in regards to strength and conditioning, and body fat, and weight, and all the different things our strength coaches do on a regular basis.

“Jared just hasn’t met his goals. He’s not up to the standards that he wants and is not up to the standards that we think are in his best interests for the long-term health of his career. He’s not up to par to the standards that we feel are necessary to be a consistent winning player and play with great conditioning.”

Zack Cox/NESN

Tags: Jared Sullinger, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

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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, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Michael Beasley Signs 10-Day Contract With Heat

Feb 26, 2015 12:55 PM

The Miami Heat have signed Michael Beasley to a 10-day contract.

Beasley was previously playing in China where he averaged 28.7 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists (26.3 PER).

Beasley was drafted by the Heat in 2010 and returned in 2013 after stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns.

Beasley gives the Heat depth at power forward with Chris Bosh out for the season.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Michael Beasley, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Andre Miller Interested In Re-Signing With Kings

Feb 26, 2015 10:42 AM

Andre Miller is interested in re-signing with the Sacramento Kings in the offseason.

Miller was traded to the Kings by the Washington Wizards at the deadline.

Miller turn 39 next month.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Andre Miller, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nate Robinson, Bulls Hold Exploratory Discussions

Feb 26, 2015 12:58 AM

The Chicago Bulls have held exploratory conversations with free agent guard Nate Robinson as a potential roster addition, league sources told RealGM.

Discussions have yet to advance, but the Bulls were made aware Tuesday night that Robinson has a strong desire to sign with the franchise. Robinson is a natural fit for the roster, familiar with its core players and coaching staff.

Chicago has entered planning mode, with some hope that Derrick Rose can still return this season from a torn meniscus in his right knee. Even if Rose misses a possible minimum of four weeks, there's belief the Bulls could hold firm on their current 14-man roster.

Robinson had the most complete and dynamic campaign of his 10-year NBA career as a reserve guard for the Bulls in 2012-13, averaging 13.1 points and 4.4 assists in all 82 regular season games. The 30-year-old had helped lead the Bulls to a Eastern Conference semifinal behind three 20-plus point performances in the 2013 postseason.

Robinson has spent the past two seasons with the Denver Nuggets. He was bought out of his contract after a trade to the Boston Celtics and became a free agent.

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Tags: Nate Robinson, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pistons Sign John Lucas III For Remainder Of Season

Feb 25, 2015 1:58 PM

The Detroit Pistons are signing John Lucas III to a deal for the remainder of the season.

Lucas has played on two 10-day contracts with the Pistons.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: John Lucas, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Were Planning On Pursuing Brandon Knight In Free Agency

Feb 25, 2015 1:33 PM

The Phoenix Suns were prepared to "go after (Brandon Knight) hard" in the offseason before trading for him at the deadline.

Knight will be a restricted free agent and their chances of re-signing him are significantly higher than if they were to pursue him in the open market.

The Suns traded the Los Angeles Lakers' future first round pick to acquire Knight.

The Suns believe Knight is a good complement at off guard to Eric Bledsoe.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Tags: Brandon Knight, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pistons Claim Shawne Williams Off Waivers

Feb 25, 2015 1:02 PM

The Detroit Pistons claimed Shawne Williams off waivers.

Williams was traded by the Miami Heat to the New Orleans Pelicans at the deadline.

Williams will provide depth and take Jonas Jerebko's spot in the rotation.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Tags: Shawne Williams, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kendrick Perkins' Decision Came Down To Cavs, Clippers

Feb 25, 2015 1:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins admitted his choice came down to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers.

Perkins played AAU basketball with LeBron James and he chose the Cavaliers in part due to his relationship with him.

Perkins also liked the makeup of the roster and could be a good fit, according to Kyrie Irving.

"I think the biggest thing is everybody on this team is selfless and how close we are as a group is unbelievable," said Irving. "It's easy to bring another brother especially when he chooses us and he wants to come here, he wants to be a part of a run that can happen."

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Kendrick Perkins, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rajon Rondo, Rick Carlisle Friction Had Been Building
Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle were arguing over play-calling responsibilities.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

76ers Claim Thomas Robinson On Waivers
Thomas Robinson was prepared to sign with the Nets if he cleared waivers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Gal Mekel Signs With Nizhny Novgorod, Has NBA Out In Offseason
Gal Mekel played four games this season with the Pelicans following 31 as a rookie with the Mavericks.

David Pick/Eurobasket

Jordan Hamilton To Sign 10-Day Contract With Clippers
The Clippers have been examining the buyout and D-League market for small forward depth.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

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Jazz To Sign Jack Cooley To 10-Day Contract
Jack Cooley was most recently with the Idaho Stampede of the D-League.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kings Hire Vance Walberg As Assistant Coach
Vance Walberg is best known as the creator of the dribble-drive offense.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Report: Celtics Reneged On Promise To Buy Out Tayshaun Prince
The Celtics instead traded Tayshaun Prince to the Pistons.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Bryce Cotton To Sign 10-Day Contract With Jazz
Bryce Cotton was playing in the D-League for the Austin Toros.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Thomas Robinson Agrees To Sign With Nets
Thomas Robinson has agreed to sign with the Nets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Source: Thunder Don't Make Decisions Based On Whether Durant, Westbrook Will Approve
The Thunder aggressively remade their supporting cast via trades this season, acquiring Dion Waiters, Enes Kanter, D.J. Augustin, Kyle Singler and Steve Novak.

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JaVale McGee Wants To Remain With 76ers
JaVale McGee also sees this as an opportunity to mentor rookie centers Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Carlos Boozer Won't Pursue Contract Buyout From Lakers
Carlos Boozer will finish out the season with the Lakers

Eric Pincus/Los Angeles Times

76ers Claim Ish Smith, Waive Malcolm Thomas
The 76ers have signed guard Ish Smith after claiming off his waivers.

RealGM Staff Report

Andrei Kirilenko To Sign With CSKA
Andrei Kirilenko and the 76ers agreed upon a buyout this weekend.

David Pick/Eurobasket

Larry Sanders Officially Bought Out By Bucks
Larry Sanders is not expected to play again this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kendrick Perkins To Sign With Cavaliers After Buyout
Kendrick Perkins has committed to join the Cavs.

Royce Young/ESPN

76ers Have Strong Interest In Emmanuel Mudiay
The 76ers have already taken a liking to Emmanuel Mudiay, according to Larry Brown.

Marc Narducci/Philadelphia Inquirer

Pistons Don't Expect To Buyout Tayshaun Prince
The Pistons sensed that Tayshaun Prince was not ecstatic about his trade to the team from the Celtics.

Vince Ellis/Detroit Free Press

Heat Tried To Acquire Goran Dragic In Past Seasons
Goran Dragic was traded from the Suns to the Heat on Thursday.

Shandel Richardson/Sun Sentinel