March 2023 NBA Wiretap

Larry Nance Jr. To Be Re-Evaluated In Two Weeks, Jose Alvarado Out At Least Three Weeks

Feb 28, 2023 11:34 PM

Larry Nance Jr. will be re-evaluated in two weeks after suffering a low ankle sprain against the New York Knicks on Saturday.

Jose Alvarado, who was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right tibia, will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Jonas Valanciunas and Josh Richardson are listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

The team also announced that Zion Williamson continues to make progress on his hamstring strain

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Zion Williamson Making Progress On Hamstring Strain

Feb 28, 2023 11:28 PM

Zion Williamson is making progress on his right hamstring strain, according to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Williamson, who has missed nearly the past two months, is scheduled to undergo medical imaging next week.

The Pelicans have gone 7-18 without Williamson in the lineup. 

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Kevin Durant To Make Suns Debut On Wednesday Versus Hornets

Feb 28, 2023 11:25 PM

Kevin Durant is set to make his Phoenix Suns debut on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets.

Durant, who has been out with an MCL sprain since January 8, completed several practices over the past two weeks since getting traded to the Suns.

"I know it ain't gonna be that smooth. It's gonna take me some time to get used to everything early on, but as far as just having fun and just getting lost in the game, I'm looking forward to doing that again," said Durant.

Durant will be on a minutes restriction upon his return.



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WBD: We Love The Business We Have With NBA, Look Forward To Very Bright Future

Feb 28, 2023 4:20 PM

Warner Bros. Discovery is expected to remain aggressive in keeping its partnership with the NBA on TNT as part of the next national television deal.

WBD Sports Chair and CEO Luis Silberwasser spoke with John Ourand of Sports Business Journal over All-Star Game weekend.

“We love our relationship with the NBA,” he said. “We love the business that we have with them, and we look forward to a very bright future.”

WBD CEO David Zaslav said late late year that Turner did not "have to have the NBA."

Silberwasser said that league officials leading the negotiations already know how much WBD wants to keep those rights when they come up after the 2024-25 season.

Silberwasser: “I understand the noise out there. But I do hope that people see our commitment to the rights that we have and our commitment to making those rights better than they've ever been. If we were not interested in a long-term relationship with the NBA, we wouldn't be doing the things that we're doing. When we speak to our league partners, they know it.”


Lester Quinones Named G League Player Of The Week

Feb 28, 2023 3:52 PM

Lester Quinones was named the NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 26.

Quinones averaged 31.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in four games for Santa Cruz (3-1).

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Raptors Waive Juancho Hernangomez

Feb 28, 2023 3:50 PM

The Toronto Raptors have waived Juancho Hernangomez.

Hernangomez appeared in 42 games with the Raptors this season, averaging 2.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.6 minutes. 

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Goran Dragic Waived By Bulls

Feb 28, 2023 3:48 PM

The Chicago Bulls have released Goran Dragic, which will make him playoff eligible.

Dragic appeared in 51 games with the Bulls, averaging 6.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 15.4 minutes.

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Will Barton Agrees To Sign With Raptors

Feb 28, 2023 3:46 PM

Will Barton has agreed to sign with the Toronto Raptors.

Barton recently agreed to a buyout with the Washington Wizards. Barton has appeared in 29 career playoff games in his career.

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LeBron James To Have Right Foot Reevaluated In Two Weeks

Feb 28, 2023 12:03 PM

LeBrno James will have his right foot reassessed in two weeks to determine how much progress he's made in hopes of returning this season.

James is will likely be out more than two weeks as the timeline on his return is expected to extend beyond that checkpoint.

The determination on when James returns could be impacted by where the Los Angeles Lakers are in the standings.

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Wolves Continue To Believe In Karl-Anthony Towns, Have No Plans To Trade Him

Feb 28, 2023 10:53 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves made a bold move in trading for Rudy Gobert and the follow-up to it if it continues to be a disappointment could be a trade of Karl-Anthony Towns to try to repair the situation. Towns has been out since November with a calf injury and the franchise has tiled even more heavily toward Anthony Edwards in his absence. 

"It has felt like the inevitable end game where at the very least it is something that is talked about between teams," said Zach Lowe on his podcast of potential chatter around the Wolves trading Towns.

"Teams are already talking about it," Jon Krawczynski replied. "There's no doubt that other teams are eyeing this situation and looking to see if KAT will become available.

"I can tell you from everyone that I've talked to within the organization, they very much believe in KAT. They believe that once he comes back and they have some time to build around ANT and Gobert and KAT, they very much believe that can still work. Chris Finch believes it. Tim Connelly believes it. They don't have any plans to trade him.

"But if the bottom falls out of this thing and they go forward that way, there are going to be teams knocking on the door. I do think that overall, especially locally here, there's a lack of appreciation among fans for what Karl-Anthony Towns is as a player."

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Quin Snyder Hired Octagon As Agent Shortly Before Deal With Hawks

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Knicks To Sign Duane Washington Jr To Two-Way Contract

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Damian Lillard On Staying With Blazers: I'm Willing To Die On That Hill

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Coaches Likely To Keep Challenge If Successful Next Season

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Ben Simmons Ruled Out For Tuesday With Knee Soreness


Nerlens Noel Bought Out By Pistons

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MRI On Draymond Green's Knee Comes Back Clean, Questionable For Tuesday


LaMelo Ball Suffers Right Ankle Fracture

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LeBron James Likely Out Multiple Weeks With Foot Injury

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Lindy Waters, Thunder Agree To Two-Year, $3.8M Deal

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Dunc'd On: 9 in 107 (Western Conference 2.27.23)

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New CBA Could Make Lower Luxury Tax Tier Less Punitive

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Willie Cauley-Stein, Rockets Agree To 10-Day Deal

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NBA, NBPA Discussing Loosening Limits On Contract Extensions

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NBA, NBPA Make Significant Progress On CBA Negotiations

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Damian Lillard Scores Career-Best 71 Points


Marc Lasry To Sell His Stake In Bucks To Haslam Sports Group At $3.5 Billion Valuation

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Thunder Waive Eugene Omoruyi

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Draymond Green Misses Second Straight Game With Knee Injury, Could Undergo MRI

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Jason Kidd After Mavs Blow 27-Point Lead: We've Got To Grow Up If We Want To Win Championship

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