NBA WiretapJuly 2017 NBA Wiretap

Derrick Rose, Cavs Holding Serious Talks On One-Year Deal

Jul 20, 2017 11:26 AM

Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in serious talks on a one-year deal. The Cavaliers can offer the veteran's minimum to Rose and they also have a portion of the taxpayer midlevel exception.

Rose's market in free agency has been more tepid than he expected. Rose has also met with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. 

As recently as January, Rose was telling friends he was expecting a five-year max contract from the New York Knicks.

Rose is coming off a five-year, $94 million contract extension signed in 2011 with the Chicago Bulls.

Rose is also meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers about a potential deal.

Brian Windhorst, Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Derrick Rose, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dakari Johnson, Thunder Agree Upon Two-Year Deal

Jul 20, 2017 8:11 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to sign Dakari Johnson to a guaranteed two-year deal.

Johnson was a second round pick in 2015 out of Kentucky.

Johnson averaged 18.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 27.5 minutes per game in the Summer League for the Thunder.

Johnson has played in the G-League over the past two seasons.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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Raptors To Play DeMar DeRozan More At Point Guard

Jul 20, 2017 9:51 PM

Dwane Casey plans on allowing DeMar DeRozan to spend more time at point guard during the 17-18 season.

“We got to have a better mentality of ball movement, man movement and spacing,” Casey said on Wednesday while on The Andrew Walker Show on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

“DeMar DeRozan, have him handle the ball a bit more as a point guard, a facilitator, a passer. Kyle Lowry moving the ball a bit more, spacing up. We don’t want to give our whole ‘what we’re going to try to do next year’ away, but again it comes down to passing the basketball and better spacing more so, than we know, one-on-one play.”

DeRozan played the role of facilitator while Lowry was out injured during the regular season.

“Everyone and their brother knows we want better ball movement,” said Casey.

Casey also wants the Raptors to rediscover their edge.

“We want to get that edge back, get that two-by-four I call it back on our shoulder, where you’re feeling hungry again,” said Casey. “I thought last year from a media standpoint, team standpoint, playing standpoint, coaching standpoint, front office standpoint, we got a little complacent. A little soft, so to speak. We’ve got to get that edge back to compete for a championship.”

Bryan Meler/Sportsnet

Tags: DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Shane Larkin, Celtics Agree Upon Deal

Jul 20, 2017 11:09 AM

The Boston Celtics have agreed upon a deal with Shane Larkin.

Larkin averaged 13.8 points, 5.4 assists, and 2.9 rebounds in 72 games last season in Europe. Larkin also had a PER of 17.4

Larkin is leaving $6.3 million on the table overseas in order to return to the NBA.

Larkin last played in the NBA during the 15-16 season with the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 22.4 minutes per game.

David Pick

Tags: Shane Larkin, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Udonis Haslem Agrees To One-Year Deal With Heat

Jul 20, 2017 3:04 PM

The Miami Heat have agreed to a deal with Udonis Haslem for the veteran's minimum for one season.

Haslem's deal will be fully guaranteed.

Haslem played in 16 games last season.

Haslem went unselected in the 2002 NBA draft out of Florida. He’s averaged 7.8 points and 6.9 rebounds for his career.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Andrew Wiggins, Wolves Holding Extension Talks

Jul 20, 2017 9:58 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Andrew Wiggins are negotiating a contract extension.

The max extension for Wiggins would be worth approximately $148 million over five seasons.

"We're working on it right now," said Tom Thibodeau.

The Wolves can have up to two five-year "designated" extensions as Karl-Anthony Towns will become eligible for an extension in 2018.

When Minnesota signed Kevin Love to an extension coming off his rookie deal, David Kahn saved the five-year extension for Ricky Rubio as teams could only have one designated extension under the previous CBA.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Derek Willis Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Pistons

Jul 20, 2017 3:08 PM

Derek Willis has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons.

Willis went undrafted out of Kentucky.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Derek Willis, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Troy Williams Agrees To Three-Year Deal with Rockets

Jul 20, 2017 3:07 PM

Troy Williams has agreed upon a three-year deal with the Houston Rockets.

Williams played six games for the Rockets last season after signing from the G-League.

Williams averaged 22 points in 26.8 minutes per game in the Summer League.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Troy Williams, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Matt Costello Signs Two-Way Contract With Spurs

Jul 20, 2017 9:50 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to sign Matt Costello to a two-way contract.

Costello averaged 8.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 23.2 minutes per game in Summer League. Costello also had a PER of 24.9.

Costello went undrafted in 2016 out of Michigan State.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Tags: Matt Costello, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Damien Wilkins Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pacers

Jul 20, 2017 9:43 AM

Damien Wilkins and the Indiana Pacers have agreed upon a one-year at the veteran's minimum.

Wilkins last played in the NBA during the 12-13 season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Wilkins played 48 games last season in the D-League with Greensboro, averaging 14.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

Wilkins has also played internationally in Puerto Rico and Venezuela. 

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Tags: Damien Wilkins, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Will Refund PSL Fees After 30 Years
The fee will essentially act as an interest-free, tax-free loan for three decades.

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Mavericks Waive Nicolas Brussino
Nicolas Brussino averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 54 games with Dallas as a rookie in 2016-17.

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Carmelo Anthony Won't Waive No-Trade For Blazers
Carmelo Anthony has been recruited by C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard.

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Ted Leonsis Predicts John Wall Will Sign Supermax With Wizards
John Wall has yet to agree upon a four-year, $170 million supermax extension with the Wizards.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

Celtics Sign Kadeem Allen To Two-Way Contract
Kadeem Allen was the 53rd overall pick in the 2017 draft.

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Nuggets Sign Torrey Craig To Two-Way Contract
Torrey Craig went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft and has spent the past three seasons starring in the Australian National Basketball League.

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Suns Extend Ryan McDonough, Hire James Jones As VP Of Basketball Ops
Ryan McDonough is entering his fifth season as the team's general manager.

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Clippers Expecting More Ball Movement Without Chris Paul
The Clippers ran their offense primarily through Chris Paul and they were routinely near the top of offensive efficiency.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Celtics Sign Semi Ojeleye
Semi Ojeleye averaged 18.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 34.1 minutes in 35 games in his lone season at SMU.

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Kyrie Irving: Cavs 'In a Peculiar Place' Right Now
Kyrie Irving can become a free agent in 2019.

Chris Chavez/Sports Illustrated

Ty Lawson Still Considering Options Following Shanxi Dragons Report
Ty Lawson announced on social media that he had reached an agreement in China with the Shanxi Dragons but he later denied it.

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Rich Paul Reached Out To Lakers On Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Rich Paul knew the Lakers had cap space they didn't want to compromise for 2018.

Tania Ganguli/Los Angeles Times

Mario Chalmers Agrees To One-Year Deal With Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers last played in the NBA in 15-16 with the Grizzlies.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Nerlens Noel's Camp 'Disappointed' By Negotiations With Mavericks
The Mavericks have yet to make a realistic contract offer to Nerlens Noel.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Raptors Sign Kennedy Meeks
Kennedy Meeks averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 15.5 minutes in four games in Summer League.

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Willie Reed Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.5M Deal With Clippers
Willie Reed went undrafted in 2011 out of Saint Louis and played several seasons in the G-League.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Malcolm Miller Undergoes Ankle Surgery
Malcolm Miller is expected to miss the next 12 weeks.

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Manu Ginobili, Spurs Finalizing Agreement On 17-18 Contract
Manu Ginobili and the Spurs are finalizing an agreement on a contract for the 17-18 season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Pelicans Plan On Starting Rajon Rondo At PG, Jrue Holiday At SG
The Pelicans are thin on the wing, which necessitates starting two traditional point guards.

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