NBA WiretapMarch 2018 NBA Wiretap

Trae Young Declares For 2018 NBA Draft

Mar 20, 2018 9:32 AM

Trae Young will leave Oklahoma to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Young is projected to be selected in the top-10.

Young and his family, including his father Ray, will soon start meeting with prospective agents for representation. 

Young averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Trae Young, Oklahoma Sooners, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Kyrie Irving To Have 2nd Opinion On Left Knee

Mar 20, 2018 5:50 PM

Kyrie Irving will seek a second opinion on his injured left knee.

Irving will eventually need to undergo a minor surgery on his knee, but the hope has been that it would wait until the offseason.

Irving has dealt with soreness in the left knee and hasn't played since March 11th.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Injury

Mohamed Bamba Declares For 2018 NBA Draft

Mar 20, 2018 3:44 PM

Mohamed Bamba has announced he will leave Texas for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Bamba is expected to be a top-5 in the draft.

Bamba averaged 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Bamba also set a Texas season record for blocks with 111 in 30 games.

Associated Press

Tags: Mohamed Bamba, Texas Longhorns, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

Mavericks Expected To Sign Aaron Harrison To 10-Day Contract

Mar 20, 2018 6:02 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are expected to sign Aaron Harrison to a 10-day contract.

Harrison is averaging 18.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.9 minutes per game with the Reno Big Horns of the G League.

Harrison last played in the NBA in 16-17 with the Hornets.

Jameel Warney is near the ned of his 10-day contract with the Mavericks.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Aaron Harrison, Dallas Mavericks, Reno Bighorns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League Teams

Bucks Have Jeff Van Gundy, Kevin McHale On List Of Head Coach Candidates

Mar 20, 2018 3:49 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks fired Jason Kidd as head coach in January and elevated Joe Prunty to the job on an interim basis.

The Bucks are unlikely to retain Prunty unless they win a playoff series.

If the Bucks do move on from Prunty, the belief is they want to make a big splash with their head coaching hire.

Sources say Jeff van Gundy and Kevin McHale are already on Milwaukee's list of candidates. Monty Williams, David Fizdale have also been mentioned as likely candidates.

Rick Pitino could also even receive at least exploratory interest.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Pistons Interested In Chauncey Billups For Front Office Role

Mar 20, 2018 12:54 PM

The Detroit Pistons have reached out to Chauncey Billups about his potential interest in joining their front office to work alongside Arn Tellem.

The Pistons hired Stan van Gundy in a dual general manager and head coach role.

Tellem joined the Pistons in 2015 after a long career as one of the NBA's most powerful agents.

Billups was the Cavaliers' preferred candidate to run their front office last offseason but instead chose to remain with ESPN.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Likely To Stretch Joakim Noah After Sept. 1st

Mar 20, 2018 11:44 AM

Jeff Hornacek was asked on Monday about the status of Joakim Noah and when his situation may be resolved.

“I’m not sure,” Hornacek said. “In the summer, Scott [Perry, the general manager] and Steve [Mills, the team president] will be talking with him. I guess that’s how it will get resolved.” 

The Knicks attempted to trade Noah at the deadline after his confrontation during a January practice with Hornacek.

New York is most likely to stretch and waive Noah after September 1st to create additional 2019 cap space if they're unable to trade him in July. Noah is signed through 19-20 and stretching him at that point would spread that season's salary of $19.3 million over three years.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Tags: Joakim Noah, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Stephen Curry Targeting Friday Return From Ankle Injury

Mar 20, 2018 11:31 AM

Stephen Curry is targeting a return from his right ankle injury on Friday against the Hawks.

Curry will have his ankle re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Curry has missed the past six games.

Curry tweaked his ankle on March 8 at home while playing the San Antonio Spurs. It was his fourth ankle injury of the season.

The Warriors are 13-8 when Curry has been sidelined this season, compared to 40-10 when he's in the lineup.

Chris Haynes, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury

Bucks Sign Brandon Jennings To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 20, 2018 12:57 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks will sign Brandon Jennings to a second 10-day contract.

Jennings is averaging 6.0 points and 5.5 assists for the Bucks.

Jennings played for the Wisconsin Herd of the G League before joining the Bucks.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dunc'd On: 2020 Crystal Ball: Predicting Best/Worst Teams, All-NBA, MVP & More

Mar 20, 2018 12:08 AM

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Nate and Danny try to predict the future, again. We look back on how our predictions last year for 2019 have aged, then predict the best teams in 2020, the worst lottery teams, NBA Champion, Finals MVP, the All-NBA teams, and more.

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Gregg Popovich: It's Been A Frustrating Season
The Spurs have used 24 starting lineups this season as they have accrued 185 total games missed due to injury.

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Blake Griffin: Detroit's Ceiling Is Very High
Despite their struggles this season, Blake Griffin believes in the future of the Pistons.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Frank Jackson Out For Season After Foot Procedure
Frank Jackson underwent successful scar tissue removal, debridement and injection to his right foot.

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Jalen McDaniels Declares For NBA Draft
Jalen McDaniels averaged 10.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

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Kevin Love Returns From Broken Hand
Kevin Love missed the past 21 games.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

New Tax Law Could Disrupt Trades In Sports
The new law could mean owners pay more in capital gains taxes if they trade an asset for something more valuable.

Jim Tankersley/New York Times

LeBron James Spends Over $1M Per Year Caring For Body
The home facilities LeBron James has rival those of professional teams.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Joe Lacob: We'll Build Around Core Until We Decide Maybe We Shouldn't
Joe Lacob said he discusses contingency plans for endless best- and worst-case scenarios "every day" for the Warriors.

Mark Media/San Jose Mercury News

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook Named Players Of The Week
LeBron James led the Cavaliers to a 2-1 record after averaging a NBA-best 32.0 points on .569 shooting from the field, 13.3 rebounds, 9.7 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 blocks.

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Penny Hardaway Hired As Head Coach At University Of Memphis
Penny Hardaway retired from his playing career in 2008.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tyronn Lue Takes Medical Leave Of Absence
Larry Drew will serve as interim head coach while Tyronn Lue is out.

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NBA PER: Russell Westbrook Moves Up To No. 8
Russell Westbrook has moved to No. 8 in the NBA in PER after a slow start to the season.

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Nicolas Batum Out Several Games With Achilles Tendinitis
Nicolas Batum underwent an MRI on Sunday.

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Dunc'd On: 15 in 60 (Western Conference 3.19.18)
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux give updates on each team in the Western Conference.

Jimmy Butler Hopeful Of Returning From Knee Injury During Regular Season
Jimmy Butler spoke to reporters for the first time since suffering a meniscus injury on Feb. 23.


Stan Van Gundy Fined $15,000 For Criticism Of Refs
Stan van Gundy's comments came following a loss to the Blazers.

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Alvin Gentry Fined $15,000 By NBA For Comments Of Officiating
Alvin Gentry's comments came after Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Rodney Purvis has played in five games with Orlando, averaging 3.8 ppg. in 11.5 minpg.

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Blazers Sign Georgios Papagiannis For Remainder Of Season
The Blazers initially signed Georgios Papagiannis to a 10-day contract.

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Rudy Gobert Glad Jazz Didn't Try To Tank
Rudy Gobert doesn't believe tanking is a sound strategy.

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