Basketball Wiretap

Grizzlies Quietly Evaluating Potential Marc Gasol Trade Scenarios

Jan 22, 2019 6:23 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies would prefer not to trade Marc Gasol, but they have been quietly gauging potential interest in him via trade.

Gasol is 33 and it is difficult to ascertain what type of return the Grizzlies could get for him.

The Grizzlies are nine games under .500 and are almost certainly out of the playoff picture.

Gasol has a player option for the 19-20 season.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Luka Doncic Fined $10,000 For Kicking Ball Into Stands

Jan 22, 2019 6:28 PM

Luka Doncic has been fined $10,000 for kicking the game ball into the spectator stands.

The incident, for which Doncic was assessed his second technical foul and ejected, occurred with 3:00 remaining in the third quarter of the Mavericks’ 111-99 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 19 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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

Rockets, Bulls Finalize Carmelo Anthony Trade

Jan 22, 2019 6:40 PM

The Houston Rockets have traded Carmelo Anthony, the rights to Jon Diebler, and cash considerations to Chicago in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragićević.

Dragićević (6-9, 247) was the 53rd overall pick by Utah in the 2008 NBA Draft. His rights were acquired by Chicago in 2014. Dragićević has played professionally in several countries during his career, most recently in Spain this season.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jon Diebler, Tadija Dragicevic, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers Interested In Carmelo Anthony If Roster Spot Opens

Jan 22, 2019 1:28 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers remain interested in adding Carmelo Anthony if he was waived by the Chicago Bulls, although the Lakers will not waive one of their current players to open up a roster spot. 

The Bulls will not immediately waive Anthony as they search for a one-for-one trade before the deadline. They will waive Anthony if they cannot find a trade partner. 

The Lakers would then be a potential destination for Anthony if they open up a spot before or after the trade deadline. 

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

James Harden Joins Wilt Chamberlain With 20th Straight 30-Point Game

Jan 22, 2019 2:53 AM

James Harden finished with 37 points in the Houston Rockets' 121-93 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, his 20th straight game with at least 30 points.

Harden joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in NBA history to score 30 points in at least 20 straight games. 

"Wilt was doing some obviously unbelievable things and numbers that nobody will ever catch. Just to be in the same conversation as those guys is just credit to the work I put in. That's what you play this game for, to be listed with those guys, those top players," said Harden.

Harden has scored 200 points in his last 4 games. None of those points have come off assists. 

The last time Harden scored under 30 points was December 11th.

"I don't see any end in sight. I know there will be, but I don't see it happening," added Mike D'Antoni.

Tim Bontemps/ESPN

Tags: James Harden, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Rockets Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Bulls

Jan 21, 2019 5:34 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls.

The Rockets will save approximately $2.6 million towards the luxury tax with the move.

Anthony lasted only a few weeks with the Rockets before they parted ways.

Chicago will waive Anthony.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dunc'd On: All-Star Picks; Cousins' Return; News

Jan 22, 2019 7:25 AM

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Grizzlies Sign Bruno Caboclo To 10-Day Contract

Jan 22, 2019 2:25 AM

Bruno Caboclo has signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Caboclo averaged 16.4 points and 7.2 rebounds with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets' G League affiliate.

Caboclo adds depth after injuries to Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks. 

Adrian Wojnarowski

Tags: Bruno Caboclo, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Official Signing

Marcus Smart Fined $35,000 By NBA

Jan 21, 2019 6:10 PM

Marcus Smart has been fined $35,000 for aggressively pursuing an opponent in an attempt to escalate a physical altercation and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection.

The incident, which took place after Smart was assessed his second technical foul and was ejected, occurred with 7:35 remaining in the third quarter of the Celtics’ 113-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Jan. 19 at State Farm Arena.

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Rockets To Waive James Nunnally

Jan 21, 2019 5:11 PM

The Houston Rockets will waive James Nunnally to create a roster space for Kenneth Faried.

Nunnally was recently signed by the Rockets to a 10-day contract.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: James Nunnally, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Wizards Sign Gary Payton II To 10-Day Contract
Gary Payton II has spent this season in the G League, averaging 19.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 3.4 steals in 13 games.

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Kevin Durant: Lakers Were Figuring Out Identity Before LeBron James' Injury
The Warriors spoke positively about the Lakers after Monday's game.

Joe Vardon/The Athletic

D'Angelo Russell, James Harden Named NBA Players Of The Week
D'Angelo Russell averaged 28.0 points and 7.0 assists as the Nets went 3-0.

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Wayne Ellington's Agent Has Discussed Trade With Heat
Miami is aware Wayne Ellington wants to play.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Dunc'd On: 15 in 60 (Eastern Conference 01.21.19)
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux give updates on all the Eastern Conference teams.

Stephan Hicks Sign 10-Day Contract With Pacers
Hicks has been with the Pacers' G League affiliate since 2015.

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Lonzo Ball To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Ankle Sprain, Lakers Recall Alex Caruso
Ball suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain in the third quarter against the Rockets.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Rick Carlisle: Dennis Smith Jr. Will Rejoin Mavs On Tuesday
Smith has missed the previous five games amid trade rumors.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Lonzo Ball Scheduled For MRI On Sprained Ankle
Ball left the third quarter against the Rockets with a sprained ankle.

Jack Baer/Yahoo! Sports

Rockets Still Looking To Trade Carmelo Anthony
The Rockets are expected to release James Nunnally to make roster room for Kenneth Faried.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Markelle Fultz Rejoins 76ers, Continues Shoulder Therapy
Fultz, who hasn't played since November 21st, is pushing to return to the court this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Anthony Davis Out 1-2 Weeks With Sprained Index Finger
Anthony Davis had an X-ray after the game.


NBA Awards Mavs Disabled Player Exception Worth $1.85 Million
The Mavs have until March 11th to take advantage of the exception.

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Isaiah Thomas Aims To Make Nuggets Debut Before All-Star Break
Thomas, who signed a 1-year deal with the Nuggets, could return as early as February 11th.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Kenneth Faried Agrees To Buyout With Nets, Will Join Rockets
Faried will join the Rockets after he clears waivers on Monday.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Marc Gasol, Mike Conley Jr. Meet With Robert Pera
Several rival teams have monitored Marc Gasol's situation with interest in a trade.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Wendell Carter Jr. Out 8-12 Weeks With Thumb Surgery
Wendell Carter Jr. sustained a left thumb injury in the game at the Lakers on Jan. 15.

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Rick Carlisle Tries To Reach Out To Dennis Smith Jr.
Rick Carlisle would like Dennis Smith Jr. to return to the Mavs.


Carmelo Anthony Expected To Have New Team Around Trade Deadline
It remains uncertain whether Carmelo Anthony will be traded, or waived and subsequently signed.

Sam Amick, Joe Vardon/The Athletic

Wizards Not Interested In Trading Otto Porter For Future Assets, Cap Relief
Otto Porter has two seasons remaining on his current deal.

Zach Lowe/ESPN