May 2023 NBA Wiretap

Paolo Banchero, Scoot Henderson Headline 2023 Jordan Rising Stars

Jan 31, 2023 3:37 PM

The NBA announced today the 28 players who have earned spots to compete in the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars, which will take place on Friday, Feb. 17 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City as part of NBA All-Star 2023.

NBA Rookies
Paolo Banchero
Jalen Duren
AJ Griffin
Jaden Ivey
Walker Kessler
Bennedict Mathurin
Keegan Murray
Andrew Nembhard
Jabari Smith Jr.
Jeremy Sochan
Jalen Williams

NBA Sophomores
Jose Alvarado
Scottie Barnes
Josh Giddey
Jalen Green
Quentin Grimes
Bones Hyland
Evan Mobley
Trey Murphy III
Aleperen Sengun
Franz Wagner

NBA G League Players
Side Cissoko
Scoot Henderson
Mojave King
Kenneth Lofton Jr.
Mac McClung
Leonard Miller
Scotty Pippen Jr.

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Tags: NBA, NBA All-Star

Jordan Brand Had $5.1B In Revenue In 2022

Jan 31, 2023 10:08 AM

Nike's Jordan Brand brought in $5.1 billion during the fiscal year of 2022, which reportedly nets Michael Jordan $256.1 million.

Jordan earns five percent of Jordan Brand revenue under his deal with Nike.

Jordan earned $90 million in salary during his NBA career with much of those earnings coming in his final seasons.

Jordan Brand earned $19.4 billion in revenue over the last five fiscal years.

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Tags: Charlotte Hornets, NBA

Chris Silva, Mavericks Agree To 10-Day Contract

Jan 31, 2023 9:14 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to sign Chris Silva to a 10-day contract.

Silva has averaged 14.2 points and 7.6 rebounds for the College Park Skyhawks.

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Tags: Chris Silva, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jerami Grant To Wait On Signing Blazers Extension

Jan 31, 2023 8:26 AM

Jerami Grant acknowledged that the Portland Trail Blazers have offered him a contract extension. Grant also said he's in no rush to ink that deal, but said it has nothing to do with his happiness level in Portland.

“I’m kind of focused on the season at hand right now. Probably will wait until after the season and talk to (GM) Joe (Cronin)," Grant said. "Everything is good. I like it here. Really enjoying it. So, yeah…we will discuss it when it’s time.”

Reports came out that the Blazers offered Grant a four-year, $112.6 million extension. That's the max Portland can offer Grant as a veteran extension. If Grant doesn't extend by the June 30 deadline, he'll be an unrestricted free agent on July 1. At that point, Grant will be eligible to sign up to a five-year, $233.2 million deal with the Trail Blazers, or a four-year, $172.9 million deal with another team.

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Tags: Jerami Grant, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Nets Feel No Pressure To Move Quickly On Kyrie Irving Extension

Jan 31, 2023 8:11 AM

Kyrie Irving has made it known that he hopes to get an extension done with the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets would presumably like to keep Irving, but reportedly feel no pressure to get anything done in a swift manner.

There have been no significant extension discussions between Irving and Brooklyn. Both sides have until June 30 to agree to extend Irving's deal. If no agreement is reached, Irving will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

If Irving chose to leave the Nets in free agency, it's likely that would have to be via a sign-and-trade. Most of the teams in position to sign Irving outright in free agency aren't a fit at this time. That means getting to a non-cap space team would have to involve Brooklyn agreeing to a deal.

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Dunc'd On: Mock Trade Deadline 2023, Part 2 Sneak Peek

Jan 31, 2023 1:49 AM

In part 2 of 3, huge and unexpected deals continue to go down as contenders try to shore up their lineups, more former All-Stars are on the move, and Jae Crowder finally gets traded!

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Bones Hyland 'Likely' To Get Traded Before Deadline

Jan 31, 2023 12:53 AM

Bones Hyland is one of the players most likely to get traded before the upcoming deadline, sources told Marc Stein of Substack.

The Nuggets are looking for a defensive option with size in return for Hyland.

The Timberwolves have been linked with a move for Hyland, with Tim Connelly originally having drafted Hyland in 2021. 

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Tags: Bones Hyland, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Kings Monitoring Matisse Thybulle

Jan 31, 2023 12:49 AM

The Sacramento Kings are monitoring the potential availability of Matisse Thybulle, sources told Marc Stein of Substack.

The team is reportedly looking for a defensive-minded option at the wing position.

Stein also adds that the Kings are unlikely to buy out Richaun Holmes due to contract complications. 

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Tags: Matisse Thybulle, Richaun Holmes, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Hawks Willing To Keep John Collins Beyond Trade Deadline

Jan 31, 2023 12:45 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have told teams around the league that they are comfortable with keeping John Collins beyond the upcoming trade deadline, sources told Marc Stein of Substack.

Another source is adamant that the Hawks will continue to explore all trade possibilities up until the deadline. 

Collins, the frequent target of trade rumors, has been linked with the Pacers, Pelicans, and Jazz.


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Tags: John Collins, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

LeBron James Experiencing 'Really Significant Soreness' In Left Foot

Jan 31, 2023 12:42 AM

LeBron James continues to experience soreness in his left foot, according to Darvin Ham.

“He’s experiencing some really significant soreness.

"So it’s gonna be the idea to kind of ease off him a little bit, let his body calm down a little bit, specifically his foot," said Ham after James sat the Lakers game against the Nets on Monday.

James has been averaging 37.6 minutes over the last 13 games, mostly played without Anthony Davis. 

James will be re-evaluated on Tuesday morning before the Lakers play the Knicks later that night. 

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Tags: LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Injury

Joe Mazzulla To Coach Team Giannis At All-Star Game

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OG Anunoby Out At Least Four Games With Wrist Injury


Dunc'd On: Mock Trade Deadline 2023, Part 1

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Blazers Will Receive Trade Calls On Jerami Grant If He Doesn't Sign Extension

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Damian Lillard, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named NBA's Players Of The Week

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Suns Interested In OG Anunoby

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Raptors To Inform Teams Of Whether They Will Be Sellers Close To Deadline

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Mavs Open To Trading Dorian Finney-Smith As Part Of Package For Star

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Nick Nurse's Future With Raptors Uncertain As Contract Set To Expire After Next Season

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Jaylen Nowell Leaning Towards Leaving Minnesota In Free Agency

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Nuggets Discussing Bones Hyland Trades

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Pacers, Spurs, Raptors, Jazz Interested in Jalen McDaniels

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Suns Gave Bucks Permission To Meet With Jae Crowder

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OG Anunoby Remains Out Monday Due To Wrist Injury

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis Out Versus Nets On Monday

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Kawhi Leonard Has Told Clippers He'd Welcome Trade For A Point Guard

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Bulls Have Shown Interest In Jae Crowder

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Alex Caruso Nearly Untouchable In Trade Talks

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Lonzo Ball 'Nowhere Close' To Returning

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Myles Turner, Pacers Agree To Two-Year, $60M Renegotiation-And-Extension

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