Basketball Wiretap

Knicks Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Thunder

Sep 23, 2017 1:06 PM

The New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder are engaged in serious trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony.

The Thunder would send Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls' 2018 second round pick to the Knicks for Anthony.

Anthony will likely waive his no-trade clause with a trade call coming on Monday. Anthony will waive his $8.1 million trade kicker to make the trade work.

Anthony is signed for two more seasons at a total amount of $54 million.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Doug McDermott, Enes Kanter, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Russell Westbrook, Paul George Played Big Roles Recruiting Carmelo Anthony

Sep 23, 2017 1:53 PM

Russell Westbrook and Paul George played significant roles in convincing Carmelo Anthony to waive his no-trade clause to join the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Both Westbrook and George are currently slated to become free agents in 2018.

Anthony has a player option for 2018 that he's expected to exercise.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Andrew Wiggins Not Rushing To Sign Five-Year, $148M Extension With Wolves

Sep 23, 2017 2:26 PM

Andrew Wiggins continues to wait to finalize a five-year, $148 million contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

"We've got until a day before the regular season," Wiggins said Friday. "So there's not really no rush or anything. I feel really good about it."

While some around the league have debated whether Wiggins is worth that level of investment, the Wolves have confidence in him.

"We all tend to measure him against a player who has been in the league seven or eight years and tend to forget the steps those players had to take to get where they are," Tom Thibodeau said. "He has to continue to work. Obviously, there is a lot of room for improvement. Same thing with Karl. The sky is the limit for them."

The process has been complicated by Wiggins' decision to part ways with Bill Duffy in August. Duffy is taking steps to ensure he receives a commission on the deal.

"Me and Bill, we were good. Nothing against him at all," Wiggins said. "It was more from a business point of view from my end. They did nothing but good by my side. I've got nothing but positive words for them. I'm just taking it day by day."

Wiggins is currently operating without an agent.

Associated Press

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Pistons Shopped Andre Drummond Last Season

Sep 23, 2017 2:29 PM

The Detroit Pistons shopped Andre Drummond for a large portion of last season and found little interest from other teams.

Drummond signed a five-year, $130 million contract with the Pistons during the 2016 offseason in restricted free agency.

Drummond has plateaued in his development on offense and has regressed on defense.

The Piston hope Drummond plays with more energy in 17-18.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Tags: Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks To Waive Chasson Randle

Sep 23, 2017 2:32 PM

The New York Knicks plan to waive Chasson Randle to create roster space for the Carmelo Anthony trade.

The Knicks were at their roster limit after dealing Anthony for Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Chasson Randle, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Donald Trump Declines White House Invitation To Warriors

Sep 23, 2017 2:01 PM

Donald Trump announced in a Tweet that the Golden State Warriors are not welcome at the White House.

"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!" wrote Trump on Twitter.

The NBA had been in communication with the White House and believed an invitation would be extended to the Warriors if they decided to attend as a group.

Steve Kerr told ESPN that the team was planning to meet to discuss a potential visit.

Stephen Curry said he would vote no if the team were invited to the White House. Kevin Durant previously told ESPN that he would not go.


Tags: Golden State Warriors, NBA

Carmelo Anthony Expands Trade List To Include Cavaliers, Thunder

Sep 22, 2017 9:09 PM

Carmelo Anthony has expanded his list of teams he'd accept a trade to include the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to Ian Begley, the Oklahoma City Thunder are also on Anthony's list.

Throughout the summer, Anthony was zeroed in exclusively on the Houston Rockets.

The Knicks and Rockets have been at a stalemate for several weeks as they've been unable to find a trade scenario to satisfy both teams. The Knicks insisted they were unable to complete a deal with the Rockets and needed more teams to work with.

Anthony has a full no-trade clause in his contract with the Knicks.

While the Rockets remain Anthony's preferred team, he's worked to accommodate the Knicks to find a trade before the start of the season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Suns Acquire Troy Daniels From Grizzlies

Sep 22, 2017 8:30 PM

The Phoenix Suns have acquired Troy Daniels and a heavily protected 2018 second round pick from the Memphis Grizzlies.

Daniels had two seasons and $6.8 million remaining on his contract. Memphis was searching to unload salary from their books.

The Grizzlies will send a top-55 protected second round pick in 2018 as part of the deal.

Daniels shot 38.9 percent from three-point range in 67 games last season.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Troy Daniels, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bucks Waive JeQuan Lewis

Sep 22, 2017 5:26 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on guard JeQuan Lewis.

The undrafted rookie from Virginia Commonwealth University originally signed a contract on July 6.

In four games during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Lewis averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 assists per contest.

RealGM Staff REport

Tags: JeQuan Lewis, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Alan Williams Suffers Partially Torn Meniscus

Sep 22, 2017 8:36 PM

The Phoenix Suns fear Alan Williams suffered a partially torn meniscus.

An MRI will confirm the extent of the injury on Saturday.

Williams suffered the injury when landing on the foot of a teammate during a workout.

Williams signed a three-year, $17 million deal with the Suns in the offseason.

Chris Haynes, Marc J. Spears/ESPN

Tags: Alan Williams, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Injury

Gerald Green Agrees Upon Camp Deal With Bucks
Gerald Green will have an opportunity to compete for a regular season roster spot.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Thunder Remain Hopeful Of Russell Westbrook Signing Extension
The Thunder have had the offer on the table to Russell Westbrook throughout the entire offseason.

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Rockets Hire Sachin Gupta As Special Advisor
Sachin Gupta spent six seasons with the Rockets before joining Sam Hinkie with the 76ers.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Carmelo Anthony Expected To Remain With Knicks At Start Of Camp
Both the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony remain committed to finding a scenario where he ends up on another team.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Anthony Bennett Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Suns
The Suns view Anthony Bennett as a player who can compete during training camp and develop with their G-League affiliate.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Rockets To Sign Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson has played briefly in the NBA with the Grizzlies, 76ers, Jazz and Bucks.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Bucks Waive Bronson Koenig
Bronson Koenig originally signed a Two-Way contract with the Bucks on July 6.

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Jarrod Uthoff Agrees To Deal With Pacers
Jarrod Uthoff passed on EuroLeague offers as well as offers from three other NBA teams.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Wolves Sign Aaron Brooks
Aaron Brooks appeared in 65 games last season with Indiana averaging 5.0 points and 1.9 assists in 13.8 minutes.

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Kings Hire Galen Duncan To Serve As Life Coach To Players
Galen Duncan spent the last 10 years as senior director of player development with the Lions.

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Lakers Sell Jersey Sponsorship To Wish For $12M-$14M Per Season
The Lakers have agreed upon a jersey sponsorship deal with Wish, an e-commerce company based in San Francisco.

John Lombardo, Terry Lefton/Sports Business Journal

Andrew Wiggins, Wolves Nearing Five-Year, $148M Max Contract
Andrew Wiggins and the Wolves have seemingly been on the verge of an extension for several weeks.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Hawks Sign Jeremy Evans, Jordan Mathews
Jeremy Evans played last year for Khimki in Russia.

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Heat Agree Upon Jersey Sponsorship With Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software is listed as the "Official HR/Payroll Provider of the Miami Heat."

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

NBA Pursuing Lottery Reform Due To Fan Feedback On Tanking
Adam Silver believes draft lottery reform and new rules on resting players is critical for the perception of the NBA.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Bucks Sign Kendall Marshall To Camp Deal
Kendall Marshall appeared in 21 games last season in the G League and averaged 15.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists in 36.2 minutes.

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Bulls Willing To Work With Dwyane Wade On Buyout
The Bulls have been engaged with Dwyane Wade's representatives on a buyout.

Mully And Hanley (via Cody Westerlund/670 The Score)

Dunc'd On: Big News Catch-Up w/ Danny Leroux, MIL Season Outlook w/ Frank Madden
Danny Leroux joins Nate Duncan to catch up on all the latest news around the NBA. Then Frank Madden joins Nate to discuss the season outlook for the Bucks.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

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76ers To Again Explore Trade Market For Jahlil Okafor
The 76ers have found the trade market for Jahlil Okafor to be soft during their previous attempts to deal him.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News