NBA WiretapJune 2018 NBA Wiretap

Doug McDermott Agrees Upon Three-Year, $22M Deal With Pacers

Jun 30, 2018 11:59 PM

The Indiana Pacers have agreed upon a three-year, $22 million deal with Doug McDermott.

The Dallas Mavericks rescinded their qualifying offer to McDermott to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Doug McDermott, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets Agree To Five-Year, $146.5M Deal

Jun 30, 2018 11:52 PM

Nikola Jokic has agreed to a five-year, $146.5 million deal with the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets declined their team option on Jokic to allow him to become a restricted free agent.

Jokic was widely expected to re-sign with the Nuggets.

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Tags: Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Rudy Gay Agrees Upon One-Year, $10M Deal With Spurs

Jun 30, 2018 11:49 PM

The San Antonio Spurs and Rudy Gay have agreed upon a one-year, $10 million deal.

Gay initially signed with the Spurs in the 2017 offseason.

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Tags: Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Paul George Agrees Upon Four-Year, $137M Deal With Thunder

Jun 30, 2018 11:46 PM

Paul George has committed to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder on a four-year, $137 million deal. George will have a player option in Year 4. 

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement allows George to extend after the second anniversary of the deal, so George can sign a five-year max in 2020 that essentially makes this deal a seven-year, $290 million contract based on future cap projections.

The Thunder acquired George from the Indiana Pacers last June 30th in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

The Los Angeles Lakers were linked with George for over a year, but he re-signed with the Thunder without even meeting with his hometown franchise.

"It lines him up with Russell Westbrook," said Adrian Wojnarowski.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Paul George Expected To Immediately Re-Sign With Thunder

Jun 30, 2018 11:43 PM

Paul George is expected to agree to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

George was connected to the Los Angeles Lakers for more than a year, but it appears as though he will commit to the Thunder without even taking a meeting with his hometown team.

The Thunder are holding a party at the house of Russell Westbrook on the eve of free agency opening.

"This is a friendship decision to stay in OKC as much as anything," one rival executive said about the friendship between George and Westbrook.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Paul George, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers Not Acting With Urgency Trading For Kawhi Leonard

Jun 30, 2018 11:16 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs are reportedly slow-playing their negotiations on a trade involving Kawhi Leonard.

"The Lakers have not acted with great urgency," said Adrian Wojnarowski.

LeBron James may have to commit to the Lakers without an assurance that they will sign or trade for another star.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Will Barton, Nuggets To Agree Upon Four-Year, $54M Deal

Jun 30, 2018 11:03 PM

Will Barton and the Denver Nuggets are expected to agree upon a four-year, $54 million deal at the start of free agency. The deal will contain a player option in Year 4.

Barton signed a three-year, $10.6 million deal with the Nuggets.

Barton averaged 15.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 33.1 minutes per game last season with the Nuggets.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Will Barton, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers Interested In DeMarcus Cousins On Short-Term Contract

Jun 30, 2018 10:48 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have interest in signing DeMarcus Cousins on a short-term contract, according to sources.

The Lakers are now expected to not be successful in signing Paul George with momentum for him to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Cousins is rehabbing a torn Achilles.

LeBron James is known to be a long-time admirer of Cousins.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavs, Warriors, Thunder, Wizards Pay Luxury Tax For 18-19

Jun 30, 2018 10:03 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards made luxury tax payments this season.

The Cavaliers paid the most at $50.7 million, followed by the Warriors at $32.3 million, the Thunder at $25.4 million and the Wizards at $7 million.

The Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks were surcharged for being below the minimum team salary.

Larry Coon/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA CBA

NBA Projects $109M Cap For 19-20, $116M For 20-21

Jun 30, 2018 9:50 PM

The NBA is projecting the 19-20 salary cap to hit $109 million.

The cap will rise to $116 million for 20-21.

The salary cap is set $101.9 million for the 18-19 season.

Zach Lowe/ESPN


Kevin Durant Agrees To One-Plus-One, $61.5M Contract With Warriors
Kevin Durant will have a player option in Year 2 of the deal.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Markelle Fultz Won't Play In Summer League
The 76ers are encouraged by the progress they've seen from Markelle Fultz and remain confident he'll be a major part of their future.

Kyle Neubeck/Philly Voice

NBA Sets 18-19 Salary Cap At $101.869M
The NBA has set the salary cap the 18-19 season at $101,869,000 with a tax line of $123,733,000.

RealGM Staff Report

Russell Westbrook Hosting Party In OKC With Paul George In Attendance
Invited guests were required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Royce Young/ESPN

Tyler Ulis Waived By Suns
Tyler Ulis averaged 7.8 points and 4.4 assists over two seasons with the Suns.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Cavaliers Plan On Keeping Kevin Love If LeBron James Leaves
Kevin Love is owed approximately $50 million over the next two seasons.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Lakers Waive Thomas Bryant
Thomas Bryant appeared in 15 games for the Lakers, averaging 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.6 minutes per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Wolves Waive Cole Aldrich
The Wolves would have had to guarantee Cole Aldrich's $6.9 million contract.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

LeBron James Arrives In Los Angeles On Eve Of Free Agency
LeBron James was previously vacationing in the Caribbean.

Arash Markazi/ESPN

Kevin Durant Likely To Take One-Plus-One Deal With Warriors Worth Less In 18-19
Kevin Durant maintains flexibility by taking a shorter contract, but it will have a smaller starting salary of $30 million instead of $35.4 million.

Anthony Slater/The Athletic

Warriors Insist They're Not Interested In Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard is expected to reach a buyout with the Nets.

Marc Stein/New York Times

LeBron James Won't Meet In-Person With Cavs At Start Of Free Agency
LeBron James' camp and the Cavaliers have been in regular dialogue since the season ended.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Hawks Waive Isaiah Taylor
Isaiah Taylor appeared in 67 games last season for the Hawks.

RealGM Staff Report

Wilson Chandler, Courtney Lee, Kent Bazemore Available In Trade Talks
The Nuggets, Knicks and Hawks are exploring trade scenarios involving their wings.

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Mavericks Decline $5M Team Option On Dirk Nowitzki
The Mavericks can use the cap-room exception of $4.4 million to re-sign Dirk Nowitzki.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Warriors Will Pursue DeAndre Jordan
DeAndre Jordan signed an offer sheet with the Warriors in 2011.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Steve Kerr, Warriors Close To Deal On Extension
Steve Kerr will become one of the highest paid coaches in the NBA.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

DeAndre Jordan Opts Out Of $24.1M Contract, Will Become Free Agent
DeAndre Jordan will negotiate directly with the Mavericks.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Joffrey Lauvergne Declines $1.6M Player Option With Spurs, Will Sign With Fenerbahce
Joffrey Lauvergne signed a two-year deal with the Spurs in 2017.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Lonzo Ball Diagnosed With Torn Meniscus In Left Knee
Lonzo Ball is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports