Basketball Wiretap

Tom Thibodeau Attempting To Treat 15-16 Like Sabbatical
For the first time since 1991, Tom Thibodeau is unemployed and he's a notorious workaholic.

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Raptors Exercise 16-17 Options On Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira
The contracts for Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira are now guaranteed through the 2016-17 season.

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Pistons Would Have $12.8M In Extra Space By Waiting On New Drummond Deal
Andre Drummond's cap hold of $8.2 million for the 2016 offseason may mean he doesn't get an extension with the Pistons before the Oct. 31st deadline.

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Kerr: Harrison Barnes' Versatility Is What NBA Is All About Now
Harrison Barnes is just 23 and can play multiple positions but he doesn't appear capable of being a primary scorer.

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Michael Qualls Signs Camp Deal With Thunder
Michael Qualls appeared in 100 games (56 starts) and averaged 11.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 23.8 minutes per game for Arkansas.

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John Henson, Bucks Close To Agreement On Extension
John Henson's future with the Bucks became unclear this offseason following the signing of Greg Monroe.

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Hawks Sign Arsalan Kazemi To Camp Deal
Arsalan Kazemi became the first Iranian national to be drafted by an NBA franchise when he was selected in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by Washington.

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Derrick Rose Looking Ahead To Free Agency In 2017
Derrick Rose believes his future will still be with the Bulls, but wants to keep the possibilities open.

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Kobe Bryant Expects To Remain With Lakers If He Extends Career
Kobe Bryant is entering his 20th season with the Lakers, which is also the final season of his current contract.

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Mike Miller Set To Sign One-Year Deal With Nuggets
Portland absorbed Mike Miller's $2.8 million expiring contract in July as part of the Brendan Haywood trade with Cleveland.

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Dirk Nowitzki Wants To Play At Least Two More Seasons
Dirk Nowitzki won't announce his retirement plans in advance.

Brad Townsend/Dallas Morning News

Lakers Hire James Worthy To Work With Big Men
James Worthy will also continue his role on Time Warner Cable SportsNet as an analyst for the network's Lakers coverage.

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Markieff Morris: I Want To Be Here With Suns
When asked about his discord with the front office, Markieff Morris said, "It's between us and we're going to deal with it."

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Bucks Hire Rod Thorn As Special Consultant
Rod Thorn has been a general manager three separate times in the past.

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John Wall Prepared To Help In Wizards' Pitch To Kevin Durant
If Kevin Durant seriously entertains leaving the Thunder, the Wizards are considered a frontrunner due to their young backcourt and because it is where he grew up.


Tristan Thompson Has Until Thursday To Sign Cavs' Qualifying Offer
Tristan Thompson must either agree to a new long-term contract, sign the qualifying offer or mutually agree with the Cavs to extend the qualifying offer deadline further.

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Rockets To Pick Up 16-17 Option On Clint Capela
Clint Capela was the 25th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Mike Miller Agrees To Buyout With Blazers
The Nuggets are expected to pursue Mike Miller once he clears waivers.

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Anthony Bennett Signs One-Year Deal With Raptors
Anthony Bennett has signed a one-year deal with the Raptors for the league minimum.

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76ers Waive Gerald Wallace
If Gerald Wallace clears waivers, he will become an unrestricted free agent.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Paul Pierce Likely To Retire If Clippers Win 2016 Title
After 15 seasons with the Celtics, Paul Pierce is now with his third team in as many seasons.

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Anthony Bennett To Sign With Raptors
Anthony Bennett is expected to sign with the Raptors for $947,276.

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Lakers, Suns Also Tried To Hire Steve Nash
Steve Nash joined the Warriors as a player development consultant.

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Jeremy Tyler Signs Camp Deal With Rockets
Jeremy Tyler played in China last season after spending the 13-14 season with the Knicks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jordan McRae Signs One-Year Tender With 76ers
Jordan McRae will go to training camp with the 76ers.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Nuggets Save $4.8M Waiving Kostas Papanickolau
Kostas Papanickolau was acquired from the Rockets in the Ty Lawson trade.

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Anthony Bennett Clears Waivers, Raptors Considered Frontrunners
Anthony Bennett's reps pushed for a buyout with Minnesota and tried to dissuade teams from claiming him on waivers.

Adrian Wojnarowski, Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Phil Jackson Expects Kobe Bryant To Play Beyond 2016
Phil Jackson believes Kobe Bryant will play beyond the current season even if it isn't with the Lakers.

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Markieff Morris Will Report To Suns' Camp
Markieff Morris remains unhappy with the Suns after the offseason trade of his brother, Marcus Morris, but he will report to training camp next week.

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Wolves Not Discussing Ricky Rubio Trade
There have been rumors this offseason of a possible trade involving Ricky Rubio.

Jon Krawczynski/AP

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