NBA WiretapApril 2018 NBA Wiretap

Doris Burke Believes Ben Simmons Could Shoot Right-Handed Next Season

Apr 30, 2018 9:02 PM

Whether Ben Simmons should be shooting with his left-hand or his right-hand has been a topic of discussion since before he entered the NBA.

Doris Burke believes Simmons may switch from lefty to righty over the offseason.

“I think he might be shooting righty next season,” said Burke.

Noam Scheiber/New York Times

Tags: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Stephen Curry Expected To Play In Game 2

Apr 30, 2018 7:45 PM

The Golden State Warriors expect Stephen Curry to play in Game 2 against the Pelicans, which would be his first game since suffering a Grade 2 sprained MCL in his left knee in March.

Curry has missed 15 games.

The Warriors have always expected Curry to return at some point in the second round.

"If it were up to me, I would have played for about 20 minutes tonight," Curry told ESPN after the Warriors' victory on Saturday. "The plan is to return Tuesday, but ultimately it's up to the training staff. I feel good."

Chris Haynes/ESPN

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

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NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 29): Cavaliers/Pacers, Rockets/Jazz

Apr 30, 2018 7:30 PM

What happened in two snapshots in the NBA Playoffs on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

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Director Of Basketball Analytics Jason Rosenfeld Leaves Lakers

Apr 30, 2018 1:25 PM

Jason Rosenfeld has left the Los Angeles Lakers.

Rosenfeld was director of basketball analytics and joined the Lakers in October of 2017. Rosenfeld was previously with the Charlotte Hornets.

Rosenfeld will move to a role in Major League Baseball.

Eric Pincus/Basketball Insiders

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Fully Expects Bucks To Re-Sign Jabari Parker

Apr 30, 2018 12:21 PM

The restricted free agency of Jabari Parker will be one of the Bucks' most critical decisions this offseason. The Bucks must also hire a permanent head coach.

Parker's status with the Bucks has been uncertain as his playing time varied after coming back from his second torn ACL.

“Jabari ain’t going nowhere,” Antetokounmpo said with a smile. “He’s going to be here and he’s going to be ready for the next season.”

The fit of Parker with Antetokounmpo has been award at times, but Parker is unquestionably a gifted scorer.

Genaro C. Armas/Boston Globe

Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tyler Johnson Undergoes Successful Surgery On Left Thumb

Apr 30, 2018 12:01 PM

Tyler Johnson underwent successful surgery on Monday morning to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Anne Ouellette and Heat team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital. Johnson will be in a cast for six weeks and is expected to make a full recovery and be available for training camp.

Johnson appeared in 72 games (39 starts) with the Heat this season averaging 11.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 28.5 minutes. He set single-season career highs in three-point field goals made (119), starts and free throw percentage (.822).

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Tags: Tyler Johnson, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Wesley Matthews Exercises $18.6M Player Option With Mavericks

Apr 30, 2018 11:18 AM

Wesley Matthews has exercised his $18.6 million player option with the Dallas Mavericks for the 18-19 season.

Matthews was widely expected to exercise the option as he would have been unlikely to recoup that figure on the open market.

Matthews signed a four-year, $70 million deal with the Mavericks in 2015.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Wesley Matthews, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns No Longer Considering Jay Triano For Head Coaching Job

Apr 30, 2018 8:18 AM

Jay Triano is out of the running for the Phoenix Suns' head coaching position.

Triano served as interim head coach of the Suns after the dismissal of Earl Watson.

Ty Corbin has also been relieved of his duties as assistant coach.

Mike Budenholzer and David Fizdale are among the candidates the Suns have interviewed.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dunc'd On: All 4 Weekend Games: IND/CLE and MIL/BOS Game 7s, NOP/GSW and UTA/HOU Game 1s

Apr 29, 2018 10:19 PM

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We break down all 4 weekend Games: IND/CLE and MIL/BOS Game 7s, NOP/GSW and UTA/HOU Game 1s, and also preview the East Second Round and make predictions.

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NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 28): Celtics/Bucks, Warriors/Pelicans

Apr 29, 2018 11:15 AM

What happened in two snapshots in the NBA Playoffs on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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Hawks To Interview Jarron Collins
Travis Schlenk is familiar with Jarron Collins from his time with the Warriors.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Ricky Rubio Likely Out 10 Days With Left Hamstring Strain
There is some hope that Ricky Rubio could return sooner.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony Won't Consider Bench Role Next Season
Carmelo Anthony is owed $28 million on the final season of his contract.

Royce Young/ESPN

James Borrego To Interview With Knicks
James Borrego is familiar with Scott Perry from their time together with the Magic.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Juwan Howard Interviews For Knicks' Coaching Job
Juwan Howard has been an assistant coach with the Heat since he retired in 2013.

Zach Lowe, Ian Begley/ESPN

John Wall Wants Wizards To Make Roster Changes
John Wall had some strong comments about the team's chemistry and wanting players who want to be on the team.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Stephen Curry 'Very Likely' To Play In Game 2
Stephen Curry has not played since suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee on March 23.

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Report: Thunder Didn't Have Any Chemistry Issues
Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in particular made the biggest adjustments.

Royce Young/ESPN

LeBron James Not Thinking About Future Beyond Game 7
LeBron James is not entering Game 7 thinking it could be his final game with the Cavaliers.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Hawks Interview David Fizdale For Head Coaching Job
David Fizdale is also a candidate with the Knicks and Suns.

Marc Stein/New York Times

NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 27): Raptors/Wizards, Pacers/Cavs, Jazz/Thunder
On the Pacers forcing a Game 7 while the Raptors and Jazz advance to the next round.

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Paul George 'Would Love To Remain A Thunder But That's What This Summer Is For'
Paul George and the Thunder had an up-and-down first season together.

Royce Young/ESPN

Russell Westbrook Addresses Confrontation With Fans
Russell Westbrook believes the issue of fans saying "disrespectful" things needs to be addressed.

Royce Young/ESPN

Dunc'd On: All 4 Game 6s: UTA/OKC, WAS/TOR, IND/CLE, MIL/BOS, Plus News
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux recap all four Game 6s and some recent NBA news.

Fred VanVleet To Play In Game 6
Fred Van Vleet has been limited to just three minutes in the first round due to an injured shoulder.

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Rajon Rondo Interested In Becoming Head Coach, GM
Rajon Rondo is widely considered one of the game's most intelligent players.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Spurs 'Head Over Heels With' Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis is recovering from a torn ACL and will become eligible for an extension this offseason.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Otto Porter Out Indefinitely After Procedure On Left Leg
Otto Porter had an MRI and the results raised concerns of restricted blood flow in his injured area.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

RealGM Radio: Derek Bodner On The 76ers
Host Danny Leroux goes in-depth on the Philadelphia 76ers with Derek Bodner of The Athletic

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NBA Playoffs Snapshot (Apr. 26): Bucks/Celtics
On the Bucks' Game 6 win over the Celtics.

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