January 2023 NBA Wiretap

Jerami Grant Rejects Blazers' Four-Year, $112M Offer With Intent On Making More In Free Agency

Jan 27, 2023 5:24 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have offered Jerami Grant a four-year, $112 million extension, sources tell Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

Grant has not accepted the offer as the Blazers can sign offer a five-year contract worth more money when he becomes a free agent.

Grant can sign for up to $233 million over five years, though the upper range of that contract appears unrealistic.

Grant is interested in signing with the Blazers long-term.

Jake Fischer/Yahoo Sports

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

Knicks Offered Multiple First-Round Picks To Raptors For OG Anunoby

Jan 27, 2023 8:11 AM

In December, the New York Knicks reached out to the Toronto Raptors about forward OG Anunoby's availability. In those talks, New York reportedly offered multiple first-round picks to Toronto for Anunoby.

While nothing advanced beyond the initial discussions phase, that offer signaled the Knicks are looking to add to their roster. New York has been in a battle all season long to get up to the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. That would allow the Knicks to avoid the Play-In Tournament.

New York has all of their own first-round picks moving forward. They also have protected first-rounders coming their way from the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards. The Mavericks and Bucks picks both project to convey as soon as possible (this year for Dallas and in 2025 for Milwaukee), while the Pistons and Wizards picks have sliding protections on them through 2027 and 2026 respectively.

The Knicks can also easily put together matching salary for Anunoby in a trade. New York has expiring contracts and young players they can send to Toronto, along with draft picks.

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Tags: OG Anunoby, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Nuggets Gauging Trade Value Of Bones Hyland

Jan 27, 2023 5:43 PM

The Denver Nuggets have gauged the trade value of Bones Hyland, sources tell Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

Hyland has occasionally clashed with Michael Malone and that has been a factor in Denver's dialogue.

The Nuggets are also concerned about their ability to afford to pay both Hyland on his next contract as well as Bruce Brown.

The Nuggets have expressed an interest in a defensive-minded frontcourt player plus a first round pick for Hyland.

Tim Connelly drafted Hyland while with the Nuggets and continues to be a supporter in his current position with the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Jake Fischer/Yahoo Sports

Tags: Bones Hyland, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jazz Deem Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler, Ochai Agbaji Off-Limits In Trades

Jan 27, 2023 1:58 AM

The Utah Jazz have made Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler, and Ochai Agbaji untouchable in trades, sources told Marc Stein of Substack.

Stein reported last week that the team will make most of the roster available for trades. 

The Jazz are rumored to be exploring the trade market for Mike Conley, with the Clippers, Lakers, and Timberwolves interested in the point guard.

Jordan Clarkson also said earlier this month that he has not discussed a contract extension with the team

Marc Stein/Substack

Tags: Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler, Ochai Agbaji, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Magic Listening To Offers For Mo Bamba, Gary Harris, Terrence Ross, RJ Hampton

Jan 27, 2023 2:03 AM

The Orlando Magic have made Mo Bamba, Gary Harris, Terrence Ross, and RJ Hampton available in trade discussions, sources told Marc Stein of Substack.

Stein adds that Ross could be a buyout candidate should the Magic fail to find a trade.

The Magic have been increasingly linked with a deal for Fred VanVleet as they look for a point guard to develop alongside their young talent. 

Marc Stein/Substack

Tags: Mohamed Bamba, Terrence Ross, Gary Harris, R.J. Hampton, Fred VanVleet, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Danilo Gallinari Hopes To Play This Season

Jan 27, 2023 7:58 AM

Danilo Gallinari tore his left ACL in early-September while playing for Italy in a FIBA World Cup qualifier. It's expected that Gallinari will miss the entirety of his first season with the Boston Celtics. However, the veteran forward isn't giving up on playing this season.

“My mind-set is that I want to play, and that I’m going to play at the end of the season,” Gallinari said. “I want to play in the playoffs. So that’s the mind-set that helps me every day get better and motivates me even more.”

Returns from ACL tears generally take up to one year. Danny Green is going to return to the Memphis Grizzlies in about eight months, while Joe Ingles of the Milwaukee Bucks returned in about 11 months. As an older player, Gallinari could push to be back earlier, as he doesn't have a remaining 10-plus years of his career to protect.

In recent weeks, Gallinari has done his rehab around the Celtics, even traveling for road games. The possibility of getting on the court with them before the season ends is helping to keep him motivated during rehab.

“My mind-set is there is definitely a chance,” Gallinari said. “So, when I think about the season, it’s definitely not a lost season for me. So, we’ll see. That’s the mind-set that helps me and pushes me to get better every day. If it happens, it’s going to be great. If it doesn’t, I’m looking forward to next season.”

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Tags: Danilo Gallinari, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Injury

Kyrie Irving May Receive Limited Interest From Cap Space Teams In Free Agency

Jan 27, 2023 3:46 PM

The market for Kyrie Irving should he become a free agent this offseason is uncertain. Irving is interested in an extension with the Brooklyn Nets, according to his agent Shetellia Irving.

The Nets made an offer to Irving last offseason but were unable to agree to terms. Irving also sought out other offers via sign-and-trade, but nothing materialized. 

In Chris Haynes report last week, he indicated Irving "is expected to have ample interest from around the league."

ESPN's Brian Windhorst is skeptical of Irving's market.

"Chris implied that there would be a number of teams interested in him if he became an unrestricted free agent this summer," said Windhorst on his podcast. "That's where this conversation has I think a diversion. I'm not sure how many teams would be interested in him this summer...

"I also don't think there are going to be a ton of suitors who have cap space."

The Los Angeles Lakers were the team most strongly linked to Irving last offseason, but they recently made a trade for Rui Hachimura that signals they don't plan on creating the most cap space possible and may elect to stay over the cap.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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

Luka Doncic Day-To-Day With 'Mild Sprain' Of Ankle

Jan 27, 2023 3:26 PM

Luka Doncic is expected to be day-to-day after a "mild sprain" of his left ankle.

An X-ray was negative, and Jason Kidd said Doncic was in "good spirits" after the game.

"He looked good, he looked fine," Kidd said. "But we'll see how he feels as we go forward."

The Dallas Mavericks next play on Saturday at the Utah Jazz.

Adrian Wojnarowski, Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Tags: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

Dunc'd On: Bally Sports Bankruptcy; All-Star Starters; MIA, CHA, and ORL Trade Deadlines

Jan 27, 2023 2:13 AM

The latest news, including how the bankruptcy of 16 of the league’s local TV partners is both a risk and an opportunity.

We also discuss the All-Star starters and our disagreements, and then Miami’s challenges with their need to upgrade the 4 and their clogged books, Charlotte’s moving anything that isn’t tied down, and Orlando’s status as the most boring team at the deadline.

To get even more trade-deadline coverage – including our mock trade deadline – subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale:


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Warriors Assign Moses Moody, Patrick Baldwin Jr., Ryan Rollins To G League

Jan 27, 2023 2:10 AM

The Golden State Warriors assigned Moses Moody, Patrick Baldwin Jr., and Ryan Rollins to their G League Santa Cruz on Thursday.

Moody has appeared in 39 games this season, averaging 5.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game. 

Golden State Warriors

Tags: Patrick Baldwin, Jr., Moses Moody, Ryan Rollins, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction, D-League, D-League Transaction

Christian Wood To Miss More Time Than Expected, Will Be Re-Evaluated Next Week

Marc Stein/Substack

Fred VanVleet Expected To Sign With Klutch

Marc Stein/Substack

Bulls Could Trade Andre Drummond Before Deadline

Marc Stein/Substack

Bulls Reportedly Looking For Two First-Round Picks For Alex Caruso

Marc Stein/Substack

Luka Doncic Leaves Game With Left Ankle Injury, X-Rays Negative

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Heat Remain Interested In Jae Crowder But Talks With Suns Haven't Gained Traction

Anthony Chiang, Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo Headlines 2023 NBA All-Star Starters

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RealGM Radio: Keith Smith On The Trade Deadline (Jan 2023)

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Celtics Considered Unlikely To Trade For Jakob Poeltl

Jay King/The Athletic

Stephen Curry Ejected After Throwing Mouthpiece In Frustration Over Jordan Poole Shot

Kendra Andrews/ESPN

Jazz Shopping Mike Conley, With Lakers, Clippers, Wolves Interested

Eric Pincus/Bleacher Report

Heat, Suns, Mavericks, Clippers Interested In D'Angelo Russell

Eric Pincus/Bleacher Report

Fred VanVleet Drawing Interest From Several Teams, Including Magic

Eric Pincus/Bleacher Report

Hollinger & Duncan: Trade Deadline Draft

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Kyrie Irving Interested In Discussing Extension With Nets

Chris Haynes/Bleacher Report

Mat Ishbia Expected To Complete Acquisition Of Suns Before Trade Deadline

Baxter Holmes, Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Bobby Portis Out With MCL Sprain In Right Knee

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Bob Myers Seeking Salary Among Highest Paid Execs As Negotiations With Warriors Continue

Anthony Slater, Marcus Thompson II, Sam Amick/The Athletic

Brandon Ingram To Return On Wednesday

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Knicks Resistant To Trade Immanuel Quickley

Fred Katz/The Athletic