NBA WiretapOctober 2019 NBA Wiretap

Kings Exercise 2020-21 Options On Marvin Bagley, De’Aaron Fox

Oct 31, 2019 11:11 PM

The Sacramento Kings exercised their 2020-21 options on Marvin Bagley and De’Aaron Fox.

The Kings passed up options on Harry Giles and Caleb Swanigan.

Bagley has played in just one game this season. 

Fox is averaging 16.2 points and 6.8 assists. 

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Kendrick Nunn Scores Third Most Points To Start NBA Career In Past 25 Years

Oct 31, 2019 11:04 PM

Kendrick Nunn has scored the third most points to start an NBA career in the past 25 years.

The 24-year-old Nunn, who scored 28 points against the Hawks on Thursday, has scored 112 points over his first five games in the league.

Only Jerry Stackhouse and Kevin Durant have scored more points than Nunn to start their career. 

Nunn, who went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, signed a 3-year, $3.1 million deal with the Heat over the summer. 

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Kyle Kuzma Set To Make Season Debut On Friday, Will Be Limited To 'Around 20 Minutes'

Oct 31, 2019 10:59 PM

Kyle Kuzma is set to make his season debut for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday against the Dallas Mavericks.

Kuzma, who is recovering from an ankle injury suffered during Team USA training camp, practiced with the team on Thursday.

Frank Vogel said that Kuzma will have a minutes restriction on Friday.

"[The training staff is] saying around 20 minutes. So there'll be a little bit of a restriction there," said Vogel. 

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Tags: Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns Suspended 2 Games Each For Altercation

Oct 31, 2019 10:53 PM

Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns were each suspended two games for their role in an altercation during the Philadelphia 76ers' 117-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Towns and Embiid were both ejected from the game.

Ben Simmons was not suspended as he was deemed to be a "peacemaker" who was breaking up the fight. The Wolves have disputed that claim

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Tags: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Suspension

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RealGM Radio: Jared Dubin On The Season And Extensions

Oct 31, 2019 5:58 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) about the NBA season so far and the batch of extensions signed last week.

They discuss Stephen Curry’s broken hand, how the rookie scale extensions shifted the 2020 offseason, early takeaways from the season so far and much more.

 

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Dunc'd On: Curry’s Broken Hand, Mailbag on Early Season Trends; NCAA Caves On Player Likenesses

Oct 31, 2019 4:48 PM

Listen to "Curry’s Broken Hand, Mailbag on Early Season Trends; NCAA Caves On Player Likenesses" on Spreaker.

 

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Packed episode. First, we discuss Steph Curry’s broken hand and why that’s probably a good thing for nearly everyone in the organization. Then a really fun mailbag on the early season. Why did nobody see Kendrick Nunn coming? How sustainable is the Suns’ start? Will the Pacers trade Sabonis? What grade would we give Vlade Divac? Can Pascal Siakam maintain his start? Plus quick hitters on New Orleans D, Jayson Tatum’s D, determining whether hot starts will continue, and more?

Then we catch up on news around the league and close with a discussion of the NCAA decision to allow players to profit off their name and likeness.

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

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Myles Turner Week-To-Week With Sprained Right Ankle

Oct 31, 2019 3:07 PM

Myles Turner has a sprained right ankle and is listed as week-to-week.

The injury was sustained in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Brooklyn.

The Pacers signed Domantas Sabonis to an extension, which gives them depth in the frontcourt. 

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Kevin Durant Details Numerous Factors For Leaving Warriors

Oct 31, 2019 11:54 AM

During an extensive interview on ESPN's First Take, Kevin Durant gave a detailed explanation of why he decided to leave the Golden State Warriors.

"I just felt like I needed a switch," said Durant. "I felt like a lot of stuff in Golden State had reared its head. It was just going to be the end no matter what, especially for that group. Shaun Livingston was retiring. Andre Iguodala was getting older. Our contracts were going to stifle the team and put us in a hole to get other players. It was just time to kind of separate."

Durant also spoke about how his confrontation with Draymond Green made his pending free agency a larger story than he thought it needed to be throughout the season.

Durant refuted the notion that he joined the Brooklyn Nets to try to win in a situation that is more difficult than the one he joined with the Warriors in 2016.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kevin Durant Cites Confrontation With Draymond Green As Factor In Leaving Warriors

Oct 31, 2019 11:50 AM

Kevin Durant admitted the way Draymond Green confronted him early in the 18-19 season during and after a game at the Los Angeles Clippers impacted his free agency decision.

Stephen A. Smith asked him about that situation during an appearance on ESPN's First Take

"I wish that wouldn't have happened," replied Durant. "I feel like that was a situation that could have definitely been avoided. It really came out of nowhere. For us, everybody was just looking for something to tear us down with and I think they used that. It just brought in the firestorm with free agency. Every day was about my free agency. Everyday was about my disposition as a player. What I looked like on the bench. What I looked like during the game. It opened up a lot of nonsense I think could have been avoided.

"Me and Draymond talked about it."

Smith then asked Durant about Green admitting he refused to apologize until he saw his former teammate hurt.

"Draymond knew he was out of line. As men, we talked about it. Everybody around tried to get us to mend it fast because the season (was going on). He had his process on how he wanted to handle things and I respected that and I have my process and we eventually handled it."

Smith then asked for a definitive answer from Durant on whether that confrontation influenced his decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets.

"A little bit, yeah, for sure," said Durant. "Your teammate talk to you that way, you think about it a bit."

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Joe Lacob: I'm Very Optimistic About Warriors' Future

Oct 31, 2019 11:34 AM

The Golden State Warriors will be without Stephen Curry for several weeks with a broken hand, joining Klay Thompson on the sidelines and leaving Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell to try to scavenge wins that were already tough to come by.

“I’m just telling you that the bottom line is I’m not negative and I’m not going to get negative,” Joe Lacob told The Athletic outside the Warriors locker room late Wednesday. “I’m an optimist and we’re building something. You’re always looking short term and you’re looking intermediate term and you’re looking long term.

“And I think we’ve got a lot of good young players in place. Potentially, there’s a silver lining in all of this, who knows? And I’m very optimistic about our future. Very optimistic about our future. I think we’re going to be there at some point. Can’t say when. We’ve obviously got a lot of injuries now, but we’re going to be there.”

The Warriors will retain their first round pick if it remains in the top-20.

Lacob isn't ready to concede the 19-20 season for the Warriors.

“I don’t look at it that way,” Lacob said. “I look at it (as) we have a job to do, Bob (Myers) does, all of us, to build something for the long term. And sometimes you can’t just think what’s in front of you the next week. You have to think about the next months and even year or two. Have to.

“That’s what we have done. I think that we’re going to be good over the long run.”

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Wolves Dispute Ruling Ben Simmons Acted As 'Peacemaker'

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Joel Embiid On Fight With Karl-Anthony Towns: 'I Like To Get In People's Minds'

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Celtics Pick Up Third-Year Option On Robert Williams

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Steph Curry Suffers Broken Left Hand, Will Be Re-Evaluated After MRI, CT Scan

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Kyrie Irving: It's Okay To Have Mood Swings, My Teammates Know Who I Am

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Cavaliers Exercise 20-21 Option On Collin Sexton

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Kawhi Leonard To Sit Out Wednesday Game Versus Jazz, Will Play Thursday Against Spurs

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Trae Young Out Until At Least Monday With Ankle Sprain

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Lakers Assign Kyle Kuzma To G League For Rehab Assignment

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Raptors Will Be 'One Of The Chief Pursuers' For Giannis Antetkounmpo In 2021

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Steven Adams, Clint Capela Could Emerge As Trade Targets

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Enes Kanter Out For Bucks Game, Romeo Langford Could Make Season Debut

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Kenny Atkinson Shoots Down Kyrie Irving Rumors About Mood: 'I Give Kyrie An A-Plus'

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Trae Young Could Be Out Two Weeks With Injured Ankle

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Clippers Exercise 20-21 Contracts Of Landry Shamet, Jerome Robinson

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Wolves Still Want To Upgrade Point Guard Position Via Trade

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Woj: Nobody Believes Anthony Davis Will Leave Lakers

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Teams Weren't Trying To Trade Up For Trae Young In 2018 Draft

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Chris Paul Had Interest In Trade To Bucks

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