NBA WiretapAugust 2019 NBA Wiretap

Guerschon Yabusele Agrees To Sign With Nanjing Tongxi

Aug 16, 2019 11:24 AM

Guerschon Yabusele has agreed to sign with Nanjing Tongxi in the Chinese Basketball Association.

Yabusele was waived by the Boston Celtics this offseason.

Yabusele previously played in China for the Shanghai Sharks.

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Tags: Guerschon Yabusele, Nanjing Tongxi Monkey King, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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P.J. Tucker Withdraws From World Cup With Ankle Injury

Aug 16, 2019 8:58 PM

P.J. Tucker has withdrawn from USA Basketball's World Cup roster leaving the team with 14 players for 12 spots.

Tucker cited a minor left ankle injury.

"I twisted it in a game last Friday and again in practice [Thursday] and I know they're about to go to Australia," Tucker told Houston's KRIV-TV. "I didn't want to be hobbling and then come back [injured] in camp. It just made sense."

Tucker was the oldest player in camp at the age of 34.

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Tags: P.J. Tucker, Houston Rockets, United States, NBA, National, National World Championships, National Teams

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Jaylen Adams Signs Camp Deal With Bucks

Aug 16, 2019 8:20 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to sign Jaylen Adams to a training camp deal.

Adams went undrafted in 2018 out of St. Bonaventure. Adams will have a chance to make the Bucks' regular season roster.

Adams played for the Atlanta Hawks and Erie BayHawks last season.

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Tags: Jaylen Adams, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs To Retire Tony Parker's No. 9 Jersey

Aug 16, 2019 6:22 PM

The San Antonio Spurs will retire Tony Parker’s No. 9 jersey on Monday, Nov. 11.

Parker will become the 10th player in Spurs franchise history to have his number raised to the rafters, joining Bruce Bowen (12), Tim Duncan (21), Sean Elliott (32), George Gervin (44), Manu Ginobili (20), Avery Johnson (6), Johnny Moore (00), David Robinson (50) and James Silas (13).

In 17 seasons in San Antonio, Parker helped the Spurs capture four NBA championships and was named the 2007 NBA Finals MVP, becoming the first European Finals MVP in history.

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Tags: Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders with Arturo Galletti

Aug 16, 2019 4:44 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Cavs (8:05), Hornets (15:59), Knicks (23:59), Wizards (32:04), Hawks (38:35), Bulls (47:16), Pistons (52:40), Heat (57:29), Magic (1:03:01), Nets (1:07:59), Pacers (1:12:35), Raptors (1:18:55) Celtics (1:28:40), 76ers (1:35:23) and Bucks (1:49:18).

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, RealGM Radio

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David Levy Could Become Next CEO Of Nets

Aug 16, 2019 8:28 PM

David Levy has emerged as a serious candidate to become the next CEO of the Brooklyn Nets.

Brett Yormark is stepping down as CEO of the Nets with the incoming ownership of Joseph Tsai.

Levy had been president of Turner over the past six years and was most instrumental in their sports division.

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Tags: Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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De'Aaron Fox Withdraws From Team USA

Aug 17, 2019 1:50 PM

De'Aaron Fox has withdrawn from Team USA hours before their departure to Australia ahead of the start of the World Cup.

Fox was a strong candidate to make the roster after his impressive performances in practices and scrimmages. Fox played in just six minutes in Friday's exhibition game against Spain.

Derrick White will now likely make the final roster.

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Tags: De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings, United States, NBA, National, National World Championships, National Teams

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Draymond Green On DeMarcus Cousins' Injury: 'I'm Really At A Loss For Words'

Aug 16, 2019 2:05 AM

Players from around the league reacted to the news of DeMarcus Cousins tearing his ACL, with Draymond Green expressing the high hopes he had for Cousins coming into the season.

"One of my goals coming into this season was for DeMarcus to destroy everybody and come back and show how great of a player he is and get what I think he deserves. I'm really at a loss for words about it. It's one that really hurt me for sure," Green told Marc Spears of The Undefeated.

Steve Kerr also expressed his sadness over the injury, saying "I'm devastated for DeMarcus. It's been a couple of years of hell for DeMarcus. ... We are all crushed for him."

Wilson Chandler took to Twitter to discuss how players need to take recovering from a quad injury more seriously. Cousins tore his quad in game 2 of the Warriors' opening round playoff series against the Clippers. 

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Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Brett Yormark To Step Down As CEO Of Nets

Aug 15, 2019 10:34 PM

Brett Yormark will announce his resignation as CEO of BSE Global on Friday.

BSE Global is the outgoing parent company of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center.

Joe Tsai is finalizing a $3.5 billion purchase of both the Nets and Barclays Center.

Yormark has spent 14 years with the team in this his second tour of duty with the Nets where he also worked in the late 1990s. 

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Joe Tsai To Buy Nets, Barclays Center For $3.5 Billion In Total

Aug 15, 2019 10:31 PM

Joe Tsai will play approximately $3.5 billion for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center.

Tsai's deal with Mikhail Prokhorov could be announced as soon as Friday.

BSE Chief Executive Officer Brett Yormark will announce his resignation.

Tsai previously bought a 49% stake of the team at a $2.3 billion valuation.

In 2010, Prokhorov paid $223 million for an 80 percent stake of the Nets and a 45 percent share of the arena. Prokhorov consolidated ownership of both the Nets and the arena that valued the assets at $1.7 billion.

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Shabazz Muhammad Signs With Shenzhen
Shabazz Muhammad played last season with Shanxi Zhongyu, averaging 29 points and 11 rebounds per game.

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Patrick Patterson Agrees To One-Year, $2.3M Deal With Clippers
Patrick Patterson gives the Clippers depth in the frontcourt.

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DeMarcus Cousins Suffers Torn ACL In Left Knee
DeMarcus Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers.

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Terry Rozier Thought He'd Sign With Knicks Or Suns Before Michael Jordan Intervened
Terry Rozier entered free agency expecting to sign with the Knicks on a one-year deal.

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Stan Van Gundy To Leave ESPN To Become Game Analyst For TNT
Stan Van Gundy mostly appeared on studio shows while with ESPN.

Andrew Marchand/New York Post

Jerryd Bayless Agrees To Deal With Sichuan
Jerryd Bayless played in 34 games last season with the Wolves.

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Dunc'd On: Offseason Grades (Eastern Conference 2019)
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux dish out their offseason grades for each Eastern Conference team.

DeMarcus Cousins Suffers Possible Knee Injury
DeMarcus Cousins suffered the injury while working out in Las Vegas on Monday.

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LeBron James Unveils Outdoor Court At I Promise School
LeBron James was joined by his teammates from school to dedicate the new court.

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Draymond Green Says He Missed 'Being The Underdog'
Draymond Green said he found out about Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Nets along with everyone else.

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Team USA Loses 10-Minute Scrimmage To Select Team By 21
Team USA lost to the Select Team twice during 10-minute scrimmages on Wednesday.

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Jeremy Lin Receives Interest From Multiple Teams In China
Jeremy Lin remains a free agent and has received tepid interest from NBA teams.

Jia Lei/Sina Sports

Carmelo Anthony Working Out With Nets' Players In Los Angeles
It is unknown what level of interest the Nets might have in Carmelo Anthony.

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Tyronn Lue Likely To Become Top Assistant Coach For Clippers
Tyronn Lue nearly became head coach of the Lakers this offseason.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Jonas Jerebko Signs Two-Year Deal With Khimki
Jonas Jerebko spent last season with the Warriors.

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Wizards Hire Laron Profit, John Carideo As Pro Scouts
Laron Profit last served in the NBA in an assistant coach/player development role with the Magic from 2012-16.

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Wizards Hire Antawn Jamison As Director Of Pro Personnel
Antawn Jamison will work with Vice President of Pro Personnel Johnny Rogers on the Wizards' NBA and G League scouting.

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Kelly Olynyk To Miss FIBA World Cup With Knee Injury
Kelly Olynyk is expected to be recovered by the start of the season.

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Joseph Tsai To Buy Remainder Of Nets For $2.2 Billion In Total
Joseph Tsai already owns 49 percent of the team, which he bought for $1 billion last year.

Josh Kosman, Brian Lewis/New York Post

Lakers Sign Demetrius Jackson To Exhibit 10 Deal
Demetrius Jackson averaged 3.7 points and 6.5 minutes in six games for Philadelphia last season.

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