Basketball Wiretap

Phil Jackson Would Like Carmelo Anthony 'To Have Success Somewhere'
Phil Jackson continued his public campaign for Carmelo Anthony to accept a trade while speaking at the draft combine.

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Some Teams Now Ranking De'Aaron Fox Ahead Of Lonzo Ball
The majority of teams still prefer Markelle Fultz over Lonzo Ball for the No. 1 pick and Ball may end up dropping further than No. 2.

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Kristaps Porzingis Wants To Remain With Knicks
Kristaps Porzingis would wait to become a free agent if traded by the Knicks to a new team.

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Thunder Considering Stretch Provision For Kyle Singler
Oklahoma City would create $3.3 million in cap room for 17-18 and $3.6 million for 18-19.

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Markelle Fultz Interviewing With Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Kings, Knicks
Markelle Fultz is one of the only top projected picks to attend the pre-draft combine in Chicago.

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Knicks Targeting Frank Ntilikina, De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk
The Knicks have a long-term need at point guard with Derrick Rose entering free agency.

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Pat Riley Will Remain Based In Miami
Pat Riley clarified through a team spokesman that "he is not going anywhere for an extended period."

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

Lakers Part Ways With Scout Chaz Osborne
Chaz Osborne was known to be close with Jim Buss.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Mike D'Antoni Quit Knicks Following Carmelo Anthony's Ultimatum
Carmelo Anthony wanted to be traded by the Knicks in 2012 if they decided to keep Mike D'Antoni.

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Gordon Hayward Undecided About Opt Out
Gordon Hayward has enjoyed his time in Salt Lake City, joining the Jazz in 2010.


Kawhi Leonard Suffers Knee, Ankle Injuries In Spurs' OT Win
Kawhi Leonard sat out much of the fourth quarter and didn't play during OT in the team's win over the Rockets on Tuesday night.

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Exec: Some Owners Lurk On RealGM, Reddit To Gauge Fan Reaction On Pending Moves
The involvement of ownership on player personnel moves varies widely throughout the NBA.

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Masai Ujiri: Raptors Need A Culture Reset
While Masai Ujiri said changing all of the players isn't the answer, he feels they need to move the ball more on offense.


Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook Back On Speaking Terms
Kendrick Perkins added that Kevin Durant could eventually return to the Thunder.


Rudy Gay To Opt Out Of $14.2M Contract With Kings
Rudy Gay was having a productive season before he suffered a complete tear of his Achilles tendon in Jan. 18th.

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Kyle Lowry Confirms He'll Opt Out, Expects Stressful Decision
Kyle Lowry will prioritize his chances of competing for a title in free agency.

Doug Smith/Toronto Star

Troy Weaver Considered Candidate For Hawks' President Job
Mike Budenholzer has stepped down as president of basketball operations of the Hawks and the franchise is looking for his replacement as the ultimate decision maker.

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Masai Ujiri: We're Trying To Keep Up With The Big Boys
The Toronto Raptors will have another key offseason in 2017 with Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Patrick Patterson and PJ Tucker becoming free agents.

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Heat Won't Decide On Wayne Ellington's Guarantee Until July 7th
Wayne Ellington averaged 10.5 points while shooting 37.8 percent on three-pointers in 24.2 minutes per game in 16-17 for the Heat.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Heat Unlikely To Have Interest In Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony's cap hits would be $30.3 million next season and $27.9 million the following if hes traded before July 1.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Raptors' Four-Game Exit Could Increase Odds Of Kyle Lowry Departure
Kyle Lowry re-signed with the Raptors in free agency in 2014.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kristaps Porzingis Says He Was Hacked With Clippers' Tweet
A tweet was published from Kristaps Porzingis' account that read "LA Clippers" with three smiley-face emojis.

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Knicks Received Mulitple Trade Calls On Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis did not appear to meet with management at the end of the Knicks' regular season to show his frustration with the direction of the franchise.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Joe Dumars, David Griffin Expected To Be Candidates For Hawks' Job
The Hawks are searching for a new president of basketball operations.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lawrence Frank Supportive Of Clippers' Pursuit Of Carmelo Anthony
The Knicks would likely need to acquire J.J. Redick in a sign-and-trade in order for a Carmelo Anthony to the Clippers deal to be realistic.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Al Horford: 'Biggest Thing Was Danny Ainge' In Picking Celtics
Al Horford chose to sign with the Celtics over rival playoff teams such as the Wizards and Hawks.

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Wes Wilcox Remaining With Hawks As Special Advisor To Ownership
Wes Wilcox was promoted to general manager in June 2015.

RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Director Of Basketball Analytics Yuju Lee Leaves Franchise
The Lakers were previously known as one of the late adopters of advanced analytics within their front office.

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Damian Lillard Prepared To Forgo Title If He Can't Do It With Blazers
Damian Lillard cannot become a free agent until 2021.

RealGM Staff Report

Mike Budenholzer Relinquishes President Duties With Hawks
The Hawks will begin searching for a new head of basketball operations.

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