Basketball Wiretap

Wolves, Pistons Discuss Ricky Rubio For Reggie Jackson Trade

Jan 20, 2017 9:30 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons have held trade talks centered around Ricky Rubio for Reggie Jackson.

No deal appears imminent but the two sides have engaged in talks this week.

The Wolves have openly been trying to trade Rubio for some time with Kris Dunn representing the future at point guard. Rubio has two seasons left on his deal valued at $29.2 million.

Minnesota is also willing to include Shabazz Muhammad in scenarios involving Rubio. Muhammad will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Jackson is in the second season of a five-year, $80 million deal.

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Tags: Ricky Rubio, Reggie Jackson, Shabazz Muhammad, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chasson Randle Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With 76ers

Jan 20, 2017 7:28 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Chasson Randle to a second 10-day contract.

Randle has appeared in two games since being signed by the Sixers on January 9. He posted 10 points in 16 minutes in Monday’s win over the Bucks in Milwaukee.

Randle was most recently with the NBA D-League Westchester Knicks, where he appeared in 19 games and posted averages of 21 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes per game, while shooting 40% from three-point range.

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76ers Claim Mo Williams Off Waivers

Jan 20, 2017 5:11 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Mo Williams off waivers.

Williams was traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the Denver Nuggets this week and subsequently waived.

Like the Nuggets, the 76ers had yet to reach the salary floor.

By claiming Williams, the 76ers have eliminated the Nuggets' $1.1 million salary floor related savings and have taken it for themselves.

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Tags: Mo Williams, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Carmelo Anthony Will Consider Leaving If Knicks Prefer Trade

Jan 20, 2017 1:52 PM

Carmelo Anthony continues to want to remain with the New York Knicks but he said he would consider leaving if that's what the front office wants.

Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract, but he said he would be willing to listen to management if they told him they wanted to make a change.

“I think it will be more on the front office,” Anthony told Newsday this week. “I have the power, but still I would talk to them. We would be in communication if they feel like they want to go in a different direction, they want to start rebuilding for the future. If they tell me they want to scrap this whole thing, yeah, I have to consider it.”

The Knicks declined to comment.

Antony signed a five-year contract in 2014.

“There’s a part of me that also would feel like I’m being selfish to the guys that are on the team right now, in the midst of us losing to just try to figure a way to escape from everything. For me personally, it would be more of something I would really have to think about and consider. Put it all on the table and figure it out.”

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Teams Believe Hawks Will Revisit Paul Millsap Trade Talks

Jan 20, 2017 12:29 PM

Front office executives believe Paul Millsap has not been permanently removed from the trade market by the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks aggressively entertained trade offers for Millsap before publicly taking him off the market.

Millsap will be a free agent in 2017 and the Hawks are reticent to let him leave without compensation.

The Hawks have nearly traded Millsap multiple times since he signed a new deal in 2015.

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Tags: Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Offer Nikola Vucevic, First Rounder To Heat For Goran Dragic

Jan 20, 2017 12:02 PM

The Orlando Magic attempted to engage the Miami Heat recently on a trade for Goran Dragic. Miami has been open to considering trade offers for Dragic as they rebuild.

Orlando offered Nikola Vucevic and a future first round pick for Dragic.

With Miami already having Hassan Whiteside signed long-term, they don't have a need for another center in Vucevic.

Dragic can become a free agent in 2019 though he's signed through 2020.

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Suns Seeking 1st Round Pick For P.J. Tucker With Clippers Interested

Jan 20, 2017 11:54 AM

The Phoenix Suns are holding out for a first round pick in exchange for P.J. Tucker.

The Los Angeles Clippers have offered a future second round pick in exchange for Tucker. Doc Rivers is known to be an admirer of Tucker's game.

Tucker will be a free agent in 2017.

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Nuggets Hope To Trade Jusuf Nurkic By Deadline

Jan 20, 2017 11:50 AM

The Denver Nuggets are actively working on finding a trade to move Jusuf Nurkic before the deadline.

Nurkic will become eligible for a contract extension this summer and then become a restricted free agent in 2018.

The Nuggets have acknowledged that a pairing of Nikola Jokic and Nurkic cannot be successful.

Denver would like to give Nurkic a chance to be a starting center elsewhere while receiving a return on his value.

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Bulls Planning Pursuit Of Chris Bosh

Jan 20, 2017 11:40 AM

The Chicago Bulls are already working on pursuing Chris Bosh if he becomes a free agent.

The Miami Heat are not expected to waive Bosh until after March 1st to make sure he's not playoff-eligible for another team.

Bosh's playing career future remains uncertain due to his issues with blood clots. Bosh himself is unsure of what the future holds.

Bosh could reunite with Dwyane Wade if he joins the Bulls.

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Jimmy Butler's Future With Bulls Will Factor Into Dwyane Wade's 17-18 Decision

Jan 19, 2017 7:40 PM

Dwyane Wade will weigh the future of Jimmy Butler with the Chicago Bulls as he considers whether to remain with the franchise for the 17-18 season.

The Bulls have been debating whether to initiate a full-scale rebuild, which would involve trading away Butler.

"At the end of the year, you sit back and see what the team is, what direction they're going in," Wade told ESPN on Wednesday night. "I would be a liar to say that I want to play on a team with all 21-year-olds. You know what I mean? And be a part of the future building. I would be a fool to say that. But you also want to be in the best position for what you think is for you at that time, too.

"... One of the main reasons I'm here is Jimmy. He's the one who called me and got me to come here. So that's a big part of my decision and everything else, is what Jimmy's doing, what his future looks like and all that. And I've made it very clear. So I have no idea from that standpoint. You just have to wait and see and then see what works out."

Wade signed a two-year, $47 million deal with the Bulls with a player option for Year 2.

"You would think so," Wade said. "You don't know. You think about guys like, let's just go with Mike Dunleavy, who didn't want to go to Atlanta. I think he had 20 off the bench the other night. You don't know what situation is going to be right for you. In the moment, yeah, you have an idea of what you want to do. And this is the way you wanted it to go and then when it don't go that way, you got to respond. So I don't know.

"I've enjoyed my time here. It's been a learning experience, it's been challenging and it's been cool all in the same. I feel -- for my career, for me -- I needed this. I needed to see what the other side was like, too. ... But I'm definitely very open and honest that Jimmy is one of the reasons I'm here from a basketball standpoint and, as we sit here right now, he's here, I'm here, we're happy. You don't know what's to go from there."

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Tags: Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kevin Durant: I Didn't Plan On Coming To Warriors For Just A Year
The Warriors will contend with the free agencies of both Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry this offseason.

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Nets Sign Quincy Acy To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Quincy Acy has averaged 6.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in four games of his first 10-day with the Nets.

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Rudy Gay Likely Suffers Torn Achilles Tendon
Rudy Gay had planned to decline his $14.3 million option with the Kings for the 17-18 season.

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Carmelo Anthony Glad He Protected Himself With No-Trade Clause
Carmelo Anthony reiterated that he plans to remain in New York.

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Jeanie Buss Meets With Magic Johnson
While the exact nature of the meeting was not immediately clear, Jeanie Buss has been soliciting opinions on the direction of the franchise moving forward.

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76ers Expected To Consider Jrue Holiday In Free Agency
With Ben Simmons expected to be the 76ers' de facto point guard, Holiday would be a natural fit.

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Pelicans, Hawks Held Exploratory Dwight Howard Trade Talks
The level of interest from New Orleans is unclear and there was not unanimous support within the organization in trading for Dwight Howard.

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Pelicans Considered Pursuing Harrison Barnes In Free Agency
Harrison Barnes confirmed this week he would have considered the Pelicans had they pursued him.

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Hawks Trade Mo Williams To Nuggets
The move gets the Nuggets closer to the salary floor with Mo Williams' $2.2 million salary.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Some Within Knicks' Organization Believe Carmelo Anthony Should Be Traded
No specific trades were discussed during the meeting between Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony Informs Phil Jackson He Won't Waive No-Trade Clause
The most recent controversy has led some in the Carmelo Anthony camp wondering if Jackson is intentionally picking a public fight in hopes of agreeing to a trade.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Wolves Actively Looking For Ricky Rubio Trade
Minnesota has been searching for a "bridge" guard in return to start in the short-term but ultimately back up Kris Dunn.

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Kyle Lowry Trying Not To Worry About Free Agency Until Summer
Kyle Lowry figures to receive a much more lucrative contract in free agency this time than the four-year, $48 million deal he signed in 2014.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony Still Seeking Meeting With Phil Jackson
The meeting is expected to happen soon as Carmelo Anthony's future with the Knicks becomes increasingly uncertain.

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DeJuan Blair Signs With Texas Legends
DeJuan Blair previously played this season in China, averaging 24.1 points and 13.6 rebounds.

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Heat Sign Okaro White To 10-Day Contract
Okaro White has appeared in 23 games for Miami's NBA Development League affiliate this season averaging 18.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.09 steals and 33.0 minutes.

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Carmelo Anthony Feels He's Already Proven Loyalty To Knicks
Neither Phil Jackson nor general manager Steve Mills addressed the situation with Anthony on Monday.

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Mavericks Sign Pierre Jackson To 10-Day Contrat
Pierre Jackson was originally signed by Dallas on Dec. 27, before being waived by the team on Jan. 6 after appearing in four games with the club.

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Carmelo Anthony Would Like Direct Conversation If Knicks Want To Move Him
Carmelo Anthony said he hasn't reconsidered waiving his no-trade clause with the Knicks.

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Tom Gores Backs Stan Van Gundy Despite Slow Start For Pistons
The Pistons entered 16-17 with high expectations but they have a 19-24 record.

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