NBA WiretapDecember 2012 NBA Wiretap

Love Feeling Healthy For First Time In 12-13
Kevin Love broke two bones in his right hand before the start of season. He has also suffered from the flu, back pain and a poke in the eye.

Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune

Roy Suffers Setback In Return From Knee Surgery
Brandon Roy's new return date is uncertain.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Prokhorov Cuts Vacation Short To Address Nets' Coaching Situation
Mikhail Prokhorov analyzed the Nets' coaching situation.

Andy Vasquez/NorthJersey

Raptors Remain Likely To Trade Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani has been the subject of constant trade talk.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Source: Stoudemire To Come Off Bench For Knicks
Amar'e Stoudemire is close to returning from a left knee injury.

Ian Begley/ESPNNewYork

Frank Sees Knight, Drummond As Cornerstones Of Pistons
Lawrence Frank sees Brandon Knight and Andre Drummond as key to the future of the Pistons.

Mike Brudenell/Detroit Free Press

Sources: Celtics, Pistons Extremely Interested In Cousins
The Celtics and Pistons have made it clear to the Kings that they are highly interested in Cousins if and when he becomes available.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Sources: Kings' Owners Reluctant To Deal Cousins
Kings co-owners Gavin and Joe Maloof remain reluctant to trade DeMarcus Cousins, according to sources.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Collison Emerges Strongly From Benching
Collison could have sulked when the Mavericks benched him in favor of Fisher earlier, but he has used the step back to launch a resurgence.

Dwain Price/Star-Telegram

Jamison Baffled With Consecutive DNPs, Doubts Future With Lakers
Antawn Jamison hasn't played since Dec. 16 against the 76ers, which was the last game before Pau Gasol returned.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Pacers Reassign Plumlee To D-League
Miles Plumlee has averaged 14.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 31.0 minutes in five D-League games.

RealGM Staff Report

Hamilton Likely To Return Saturday
Hamilton is optimistic about returning to the Bulls' lineup on Saturday against the Wizards

Vaughn McClure/Chicago Tribune

Jeff Van Gundy Interested In Nets' Job, Could Be Concerned On Timing
Jeff Van Gundy turned down the Nets before Avery Johnson was hired in 2010.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Carmelo To Miss Second Straight Game With Knee Injury
Carmelo Anthony is recovering from a hyperextended left kneee.

Nate Taylor/New York Times

Varejao Will Miss At Least Two More Games With Bruised Knee
Anderson Varejao injured his right knee on Dec. 18.

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Howard Vows To Maintain Composure, Avoid Petty Fouls
Dwight Howard is three flagrant foul points away from an automatic one-game suspension.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Williams Takes Partial Responsibility For Johnson's Firing
Deron Williams and Avery Johnson had a strained relationship from the moment Williams arrived, according to sources.

Howard Beck/New York Times

Samuels Assigned To D-League's Charge
Samardo Samuels has appeared in 18 games for the Cavaliers this season, averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Ainge Gives Rivers Vote Of Confidence
Danny Ainge addressed the Celtics' struggles so far this season.

A. Sherrod Blakely/CSNNE

Wilson Chandler Eyeing Jan. 13 Return
Chandler participated in Nuggets shootaround on Friday and believes he is a little over two weeks away from a potential return.

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

Kelvin Sampson Emerges As Candidate For Nets
Kelvin Sampson has been praised for his ability to connect with star players.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Heat Don't Agree With Wade's Suspension
The Heat believe Wade did not deserve a one-game suspension for his shot to the groin of Sessions in the win over the Bobcats.

Ethan Skolnick/Palm Beach Post

Turkoglu Aims To Return Saturday
After missing all but one game this season, Turkoglu is hoping to return to the Magic on Saturday against the Raptors.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

LeBron On Pace To Join Bird, Kareem, Wilt For Record Month
Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players to average at least 26 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in a single month in the past 45 years.

Andre C. Fernandez/Miami Herald

Brandon Roy Could Return Saturday
Brandon Roy underwent surgery on his right knee five weeks ago.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Del Negro Seeks Continued Improvement As Clippers' Streak Hits 15
Vinny Del Negro lists rebounding, trust on defense, reducing turnovers and better three-point defense as areas the Clippers need to improve upon.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Ginobili Will Not Play For Argentina At 2013 FIBA Championship
Manu Ginobili will skip the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.


Lowry Fine With Coming Off Bench For Raptors
Kyle Lowry would accept a role as the Raptors' backup point guard if asked.

Doug Smith/Toronto Star

Felton Out 4-6 Weeks With Fractured Pinkie
Raymond Felton called his injury a freak accident.

Nate Taylor/New York Times

Nets Make Phil Jackson Top Target
Phil Jackson would entertain an offer from the Nets, according to a source.

Marc Stein, Chris Broussard/ESPN