NBA WiretapNovember 2020 NBA Wiretap

Kings Decline To Match Bogdan Bogdanovic's Four-Year, $72M Deal With Hawks

Nov 24, 2020 8:58 PM

The Sacramento Kings have declined to match the four-year, $72 million offer sheet Bogdan Bogdanovic signed with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Kings perhaps signaled their intent to not retain Bogdanovic in restricted free agency when they discussed a sign-and-trade deal with the Milwaukee Bucks that eventually fell through last week.

The Kings signed Buddy Hield to a four-year, $94 million extension before the 19-20 season and they drafted Tyrese Haliburton last week, making the shooting guard position crowded for the team.

The Hawks were aggressive in free agency this offseason in hopes of returning to the playoffs in 2021, also signing Danio Gallinari, Rajon Rondo and Kris Dunn.

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Tags: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brandon Ingram, Pelicans Agree To Five-Year, $158M Contract

Nov 24, 2020 2:37 PM

Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Ingram was a restricted free agent this offseason and widely expected to re-sign with the Pelicans. Ingram declined a more modest extension offer from the Pelicans before the 19-20 season.

The Pelicans acquired Ingram from the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 offseason and emerged as an All-Star in 2020 in a bigger role. 

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Bam Adebayo, Heat To Sign Five-Year, $163 Extension

Nov 24, 2020 1:30 PM

The Miami Heat are in the process of signing Bam Adebayo to a full, five-year max contract extension worth $163 million coming off his rookie contract. Zach Lowe of ESPN reports the deal has escalator clauses that could increase the total to $195.6 million over five years.

Adebayo shares an agent with Giannis Antetokounmpo in Alex Saratsis. Antetokounmpo has widely been considered Miami's primary target in 2021 free agency.

By signing Adebayo to an extension, the Heat would likely need to acquire Antetokounmpo via a sign-and-trade. The Heat would have just $26.8 million in cap space after declining all team options while keeping the cap holds of Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn.

If Adebayo were to wait on an extension, the Heat would have his cap hold and additional cap space for 2021. 

Adebayo will join De'Aaron Fox, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum in signing max extensions from the 2017 draft class.

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Tags: Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wayne Ellington Agrees To One-Year, $2.6M Deal With Pistons

Nov 24, 2020 7:28 PM

Wayne Ellington has agreed to sign a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Detroit Pistons.

Ellington spent last season with the New York Knicks. Ellington finished the 18-19 season with the Pistons.

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Giannis 'More Impressed' By Heat Signing Adebayo To Extension Than Making Him Wait

Nov 24, 2020 5:05 PM

The Miami Heat will have approximately $13 million in less cap space by signing Bam Adebayo to a max extension. While it would complicate the cap machinations for the Heat, it could increase their odds of acquiring Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021.

"A source who knows Antetokounmpo well said he would be more impressed by the Heat giving Adebayo the extension now than asking Adebayo to wait a year for the purpose of making it easier for the Heat to acquire Antetokounmpo," writes the Miami Herald.

Antetokounmpo and Adebayo are friends and share the same agent in Alex Saratsis

Beyond Antetokounmpo, the 2021 free agency class will have Victor Oladipo, LeBron James, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and Jrue Holiday.

Miami also has interest in trading for Bradley Beal should he become available. 

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Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Ryan Broekhoff Agrees To Sign With 76ers

Nov 24, 2020 4:52 PM

Ryan Broekhoff has agreed to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Broekhoff spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks and was waived in February.

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Lakers Waive Jordan Bell

Nov 24, 2020 7:30 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on center Jordan Bell.

Bell played in 29 games for the Timberwolves and Grizzlies last season, notching 3.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 8.8 minutes. He has played in 154 career games (16 starts) for Golden State, Minnesota and Memphis, averaging 3.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 12.0 minutes per game.

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Bol Bol Agrees To Two-Year, $4.2M Deal With Nuggets

Nov 24, 2020 11:34 AM

Bol Bol has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Denver Nuggets.

Bol was on a Two-Way contract last season with the Nuggets.

Bol was the 44th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft after injuring his left foot early in his freshman season at Oregon.

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Nuggets Sign Greg Whittington To Two-Way Contract

Nov 24, 2020 4:59 PM

The Denver Nuggets have signed forward Greg Whittington to a Two-Way contract.

Whittington, 6-8, 212, spent the 2019-20 season playing in Istanbul, Turkey for Galatasaray of the Turkish BSL. He appeared in 25 games (10 starts), averaging 12.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.12 steals while shooting 56.6% from the field and 50.7% from three in 25.8 minutes per game.

The 27-year-old went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft and spent the 2015-16 season playing for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League. In two seasons for the Skyforce, Whittington appeared in 36 games (32 starts) averaging 13.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.81 steals while shooting 44.2% from the field in 34.3 minutes. Whittington has spent the previous four seasons playing overseas in multiple countries, including Australia (Sydney Kings, 2016-17), Japan (Levanga Hokkaido, 2017-18), Israel (Hapoel Gilboa Galil, 2018-19) and Turkey (Galatasaray, 2019-20).

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Cade Cunningham At No. 1 In First ESPN, The Athletic Mocks For 2021 NBA Draft

Nov 24, 2020 10:54 AM

Jonathan Givony has released his first mock draft for 2021 with Cade Cunningham at No. 1. Sam Vecenie of The Athletic also has Cunningham at No. 1 in his first mock, which was also released on Tuesday.

"The race for the No. 1 pick is still fairly open right now, though not quite to the extent that it was in 2020," writes Cunningham.

Cunningham is a big point guard at Oklahoma State with "ideal physical tools, outstanding feel for the game, pick-and-roll savvy and increasingly effective jump shot."

Vecenie writes that Cunningham's shooting has been inconsistent during his career, but "a source at Oklahoma State told me that he’s come to preseason workouts and been the team’s second-best shooter behind 3-point marksman Ferron Flavors."

The main competitors for No. 1 will be Jalen Green and B.J. Boston.

Green will spend the 20-21 season in the G League, while Boston is at Kentucky.

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Tags: Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State Cowboys, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Mock Drafts

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Frank Jackson Agrees To Sign With Thunder

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Jazz To Allow Up To 1,500 Fans For Home Games

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Rival Teams Expect Clippers To Trade Lou Williams

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Rockets Hire DeSagana Diop As Assistant Coach

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Kings Have Until Midnight To Match Bogdan Bogdanovic's Offer Sheet With Hawks

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Jared Harper Signs Two-Way Qualifying Offer With Knicks

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Knicks To Hire Darren Erman As Assistant Coach

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Steven Adams Signs Two-Year, $35M Extension With Pelicans

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Sindarius Thornwell Agrees To Deal With Pelicans

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Wenyen Gabriel Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

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Jordan Bone Agrees To Two-Way Contract With Magic

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Tacko Fall Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Celtics

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DeMarcus Cousins Agrees To One-Year Deal With Rockets

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Langston Galloway Agrees To Deal With Suns

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Matthew Dellavedova Agrees To One-Year Deal With Cavaliers

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Wizards Have No Plans To Trade John Wall

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Anthony Davis, Bam Adebayo Might Be Waiting On Giannis Decision Before Deciding Contract Type

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Alex Len Agrees To Deal With Raptors

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Celtics, Pacers Were Each Offering Gordon Hayward Four-Year, $100M+ Contracts

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Pope Francis Hosts NBA Players At Vatican To Discuss Social Justice Work

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