Basketball Wiretap

Jazz To Sign Erick Green To 10-Day Contract
Erick Green has been playing for the Reno Bighorns of the D-League.

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Cavaliers Not Taking Trade Offers For Kevin Love
Kevin Love signed a five-year, $112 million deal the past summer and became eligible to be traded on Jan. 15.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tyronn Lue Has Been Mentored By Phil Jackson, Doc Rivers, Jerry West
Tyronn Lue was a journeyman NBA player with an ability to connect with his teammates and even players from opposing teams.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

David Blatt's Camp Believes Firing Was '1,000 Percent LeBron'
The Cavaliers hired David Blatt in 2014 before they realized how seriously James wanted to return.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Ray Allen Has Standing Offer To Return To Heat
Ray Allen hasn't played in the NBA in 19 months and was reportedly considering a return last season.

Ethan J. Skolnick/Miami Herald

Wolves Not Interested In David Blatt For Assistant Job
David Blatt initially expected to work with Andrew Wiggins with the Cavaliers.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Nets Considering Arturas Karnisovas, Gersson Rosas For GM Job
Arturas Karnisovas and Gersson Rosas fit the Nets' desire to have a more global scouting focus, something ownership believes was lacking under the previous regime.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Cavs Would Have Strongly Considered Tom Thibodeau If They Fired Blatt In Offseason
Tom Thibodeau was fired by the Bulls after their elimination by the Cavaliers in last season's playoffs and he remains available.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Cavaliers Hire Mike Longabardi As Assistant Coach
Mike Longabardi was in charge of the Suns' defense and will now join the Cavs.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy Criticize Use Of Unnamed Sources
Mark Jackson appeared to directly reference Adrian Wojnarowski, who wrote a piece this week about how Jackson was the preferred choice of LeBron James' camp.

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Avery Bradley Unhappy With Contract
Avery Bradley has changed agents from Mitchell Butler to Rob Pelinka.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Source: David Blatt Was Hired To Coach Young, Developmental Team
The Cavaliers had drafted Andrew Wiggins and David Blatt was expecting to try to improve a young team built around Kyrie Irving.

Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Sean Kilpatrick Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Nuggets
Sean Kilpatrick initially signed with the Nuggets on January 12 and has averaged 2.3 ppg in four games with Denver.

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LeBron James Suggests It May Have Been Good Time For Change
LeBron James denied having advance knowledge of the Cavaliers' decision to fire David Blatt and was adamant he had nothing to do with his dismissal.

Chris Hayes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cavs Resisted Long Push From LeBron's Camp To Hire Mark Jackson
Tyronn Lue remained the compromise choice for the Cavaliers and LeBron James' camp, who preferred Mark Jackson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Blatt Lost Respect Of Cavs By Trying To Win Favor With Big 3, Struggles With Playcalling
David Blatt was nearly fired on Dec. 26 following a 29-point loss to the Blazers, but a win over the Suns in their next game bought him more time.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

David Griffin: LeBron James Doesn't Run This Organization
David Griffin said the Cavaliers were "measuring more than wins and losses" in evaluating David Blatt.

Fox8 Cleveland

Some Cavs Speculated Team Meeting Was To Inform Them Of Kevin Love Trade
When a team meeting was called to inform the players David Blatt had been fired as head coach of the Cavaliers, the news came as a complete shock.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

LeBron James Not Consulted On Cavs' Decision To Fire David Blatt
LeBron James was informed of the decision after it had been made.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Cavaliers Fire David Blatt, Promote Tyronn Lue To Head Coach
The Cavaliers have fired David Blatt as head coach.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Clippers To Sign Jeff Ayres To 10-Day Contract
Jeff Ayres spent two seasons with the Spurs and has most recently been with the Stampede of the D-League.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Rockets Expect To Keep Ty Lawson Through Deadline
Ty Lawson's contract for the 16-17 season is non-guaranteed.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Josh Smith Traded By Clippers Back To Rockets
Josh Smith was signed by the Clippers in the offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rob Hennigan: A Lot Of Teams Like Our Players
Rob Hennigan was asked how the Magic will treat the trade deadline.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Pelicans Sign Bryce Dejean-Jones From Stampede To 10-Day
Bryce Dejean-Jones will help the Pelicans replace Eric Gordon.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Nuggets Trying To Trade J.J. Hickson Before Deadline
J.J. Hickson will be a free agent this offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Suns To Re-Sign Cory Jefferson On 10-Day Contract
Cory Jefferson started the season with the Suns.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tim Connelly Agrees To Multi-Year Extension With Nuggets
Tim Connelly and his staff have earned the confidence of Denver president Josh Kroenke as they work together on reshaping the franchise’s roster.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Grizzlies To Re-Sign Ryan Hollins, Let Elliot Williams Free After 10-Day
Ryan Hollins was waived by the Grizzlies on January 7th.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Suns Sign Lorenzo Brown To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Lorenzo Brown has appeared in three games with Phoenix, totaling 13 points and six assists in 34 minutes.

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