Basketball Wiretap

Spurs Waive Rasual Butler To Create Kevin Martin's Roster Spot

Mar 9, 2016 1:09 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have waived Rasual Butler to create a roster spot for Kevin Martin.

Martin agreed to sign with the Spurs shortly after he was waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Butler was averaging 2.7 points and 1.22 rebounds in 9.4 minutes over 46 games for the Spurs this season.

Butler turns 37 in May and has been in the NBA since 2002.

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Wizards Waive Gary Neal, Sign Marcus Thornton

Mar 9, 2016 12:22 PM

The Washington Wizards have waived Gary Neal to clear a roster spot for Marcus Thornton.

Neal has been dealing with a leg injury.

Thornton was waived by the Houston Rockets.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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76ers Claim Sonny Weems, Release Christian Wood

Mar 7, 2016 6:28 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed guard-forward Sonny Weems off of waivers.

Weems has appeared in 176 career games in four NBA seasons and has posted averages of seven points and two rebounds in 19 minutes per game. He was originally selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 39th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft after two seasons at the University of Arkansas.

Weems played overseas from 2011-2015, before returning the NBA this season with Phoenix where he appeared in 36 games and averaged three points in 12 minutes per game.

In a related move, the team has released Christian Wood.

RealGM Staff Report

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Chase Budinger Waived By Pacers

Mar 5, 2016 11:18 AM

The Indiana Pacers have requested waivers on Chase Budinger.

Acquired from Minnesota in a trade last July, Budinger played in 49 games (starting two), averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

RealGM Staff Report

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Wolves Agree To Buyout With Kevin Martin

Mar 2, 2016 12:12 AM

Kevin Martin has agreed upon a contract buyout agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves before the deadline to make him playoff-eligible.

Martin will be pursued by multiple teams with the San Antonio Spurs already considered a strong contender.

The Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets will also pursue Martin.

Martin and his agent had to negotiate a complicated settlement of the player option on Martin's contract that was scheduled to pay him $7.4 million next season.

Martin averaged 20 points per game as recently as last season.

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Tags: Kevin Martin, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Rockets Agree To Buyout With Ty Lawson

Mar 1, 2016 2:07 PM

Ty Lawson has nearly reached agreement with the Houston Rockets on a contract buyout.

The Rockets acquired Lawson last offseason and his contract for the 16-17 season is non-guaranteed.

Lawson has proven to be a bad fit with the Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

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Ty Lawson, Rockets Still Discussing Buyout

Mar 1, 2016 11:49 AM

Ty Lawson and the Houston Rockets are still discussing a possible buyout. No agreement is in place yet between the two sides who have a March 1st deadline.

The Rockets acquired Lawson last offseason and his contract for the 16-17 season is non-guaranteed.

Lawson has proven to be a bad fit with the Rockets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Ty Lawson, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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