Basketball Wiretap

Eric Bledsoe Met With Suns About Potential Trade Before Season

Oct 23, 2017 12:10 PM

Eric Bledsoe met with the Phoenix Suns about a potential trade before the start of the season.

Bledsoe was the subject of trade rumors over the offseason, particularly involving Kyrie Irving.

The Suns are in a full rebuild while Bledsoe doesn't match their timeline at the age of 27. Bledsoe is signed through the 18-19 season.

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Briante Weber Signs Two-Way Deal With Rockets

Oct 23, 2017 9:54 AM

Briante Weber has agreed upon a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets.

Weber will initially report to the Rockets' G-League affiliate but will have the opportunity to be called up.

The Rockets will be without Chris Paul for another 2-3 more weeks.

Weber's deal includes a team option for the 2018-19 season.

Weber has played briefly in the NBA with the Grizzlies, Heat, Warriors and Hornets.

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Tags: Briante Weber, Houston Rockets, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League Teams

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Suns Fire Earl Watson

Oct 22, 2017 6:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have fired Earl Watson after just three games to start the 17-18 season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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NBA PER: Giannis, Vucevic, Capela In Top-3

Oct 23, 2017 10:15 AM

After Week 1 of the 17-18 NBA regular season, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads all players in PER with a rate of 42.5. Antetokounmpo is averaging 38.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game with a True Shooting Percentage of .709. Antetokounmpo had a PER of 26.1 in 16-17, which ranked 10th in the league.

PER Rankings (Week 2)
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 42.5
2. Nikola Vucevic: 35.6
3. Clint Capela: 34.4
4. Blake Griffin: 33.1
5. Hassan Whiteside: 31.4
6. Anthony Davis: 30.9
7. Stephen Curry: 30.8
8. C.J. McCollum: 30.6
9. Damian Lillard: 30.4
10. LeBron James: 28.7
11. LaMarcus Aldridge: 28.0
12. Kristaps Porzingis: 27.7
13. Myles Turner: 27.5
14. James Harden: 27.4
15. Dejounte Murray: 26.5
16. DeMarcus Cousins: 25.6
17. Tobias Harris: 25.6
18. John Wall: 25.3
19. Nerlens Noel: 25.0
20. Marc Gasol: 24.9
21. Jonas Valanciunas: 24.8
22. James Johnson: 24.8
23. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 24.5
24. Enes Kanter: 24.3
25. Karl-Anthony Towns: 24.3

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NBA Net Rating: Clippers, Raptors, Blazers In Top-3

Oct 23, 2017 10:21 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers lead the NBA in net rating after the first week of the 17-18 regular season with a mark of +27.7, followed by the Toronto Raptors at 24.1 and Portland Trail Blazers at 21.5.

NBA Net Rating (Week 1)
1. Clippers: 27.7
2. Raptors: 24.1
3. Blazers: 21.5
4. Grizzlies: 11.4
5. Spurs: 9.5
6. Magic: 7.4
7. Rockets: 7.4
8. Jazz: 5.6
9. Pistons: 4.8
10. Nuggets: 3.8
11. Wizards: 3.4
12. Thunder: 3.4
13. Hornets: 2.9
14. Nets: 2.5
15. Cavaliers: 0.3
16. Celtics: -0.3
17. Warriors: -1.0
18. Wolves: -1.0
19. Heat: -1.5
20. Bucks: -2.8
21. Pacers: -4.2
22. Pelicans: -4.2
23. Kings: -6.2
24. Lakers: -6.4
25. Hawks: -7.8
26. Mavericks: -9.5
27. Knicks: -12.9
28. Bulls: -13.3
29. 76ers: -15.7
30. Suns: -28.7

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Milos Teodosic Out Indefinitely With Plantar Fascia Injury

Oct 22, 2017 6:45 PM

Milos Teodosic is out indefinitely after suffering a plantar fascia injury in his left foot.

Teodosic suffered the injury in the Los Angeles Clippers' win on Saturday over the Phoenix Suns.

Teodosic entered the season as the Clippers' starting point guard.

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Eric Bledsoe: I Don't Wanna Be Here

Oct 22, 2017 6:20 PM

Eric Bledsoe expressed his frustration with the start of the Phoenix Suns' season with a Tweet on Sunday.

"I Dont wanna be here," wrote Bledsoe.

The Tweet came minutes before news broke of the Suns firing Earl Watson.

Bledsoe has been mentioned in trade rumors for multiple seasons. Bledsoe is signed through the 18-19 season.

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dunc'd On: 30 In 60--Something Good About Every Team

Oct 23, 2017 3:42 AM

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We embark on our greatest challenge yet--saying only good things about every team. We start with the East, then the West in alphabetical order. We also hit on Earl Watson's firing (ok, not all positive). Also, the debut of Dunc'd On Intern Liam Doyle!

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

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Pelicans Sign Jameer Nelson, Waive Jordan Crawford

Oct 22, 2017 11:20 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans announced have signed Jameer Nelson. 

Nelson, 6-0, 190, most recently played for the Denver Nuggets. In 148 games (59 starts) from 2014-17, Nelson averaged 8.9 points, 4.7 assists and 2.5 rebounds. Last season, Nelson averaged 9.2 points, 5.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 27.3 minutes over 75 games for Denver. 

In a subsequent move, the Pelicans announced the team has waived guard Jordan Crawford. In two games for New Orleans this season, Crawford, 6-4, 195, has averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 18.5 minutes.

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Raptors Waive K.J. McDaniels

Oct 22, 2017 6:36 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have waived forward K.J. McDaniels.

McDaniels appeared in three preseason games, totaling six points, five rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes. 

McDaniels was inactive for the first two games of the regular season.

Toronto’s roster now stands at 16 players.

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Jonas Valanciunas Out Indefinitely With Sprained Left Ankle
Jonas Valanciunas landed on the foot of Dario Saric in the second quarter of Saturday night's game.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden Named NBA's Players Of The Week
Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 1.

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Bucks, Knicks, Nuggets Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe
Ryan McDonough has publicly confirmed that the Suns intend to trade Eric Bledsoe.

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Eric Bledsoe Sent Home By Suns Following Meeting
Eric Bledsoe will not play on Monday against the Kings.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Kyrie Irving Fined $25,000 For Foul Language To Fan
Kyrie Irving directed foul language towards a fan in Philadelphia.

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Milos Teodosic To Undergo MRI On Injured Foot
X-rays were negative for a break on the foot of Milos Teodosic.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Joel Embiid: The Process Will Never Reach 100 Percent
Joel Embiid believes the process will continue even if the 76ers someday win the title.

Clay Skipper/GQ

Stephen Curry Denies Throwing Mouthpiece At Referee
Stephen Curry was ejected late in the Warriors' 111-101 loss at the Grizzlies.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Bobby Portis Publicly Apologizes To Nikola Mirotic
Bobby Portis said he is not concerned about any legal action Mirotic might take.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

DeMarcus Cousins Fined $25,000 For Foul Language Towards Fan
The technical foul DeMarcus Cousins was assessed has been rescinded.

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Kristaps Porzingis Needs To See Changes With Knicks Before Committing Long-Term
If Kristaps Porzingis declines an extension offer in 2018, he would become a restricted free agent in 2019 and potentially an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Jameer Nelson Agrees To Sign With Pelicans
Jameer Nelson gives the Pelicans more depth at point guard.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Bucks Sign Joel Bolomboy To Two-Way Deal
Joel Bolomboy played 12 games with the Utah Jazz last season.

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Kawhi Leonard Spotted Walking Gingerly Up Stairs To Airplane
Kawhi Leonard underwent a rehab session just before the scheduled flight time.

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Chris Paul Had Issues With Culture Of Clippers
Chris Paul talked about the end of his tenure with the Clippers in a series with ESPN.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

DeAndre' Bembry Suffers Right Wrist Fracture
DeAndre' Bembry has suffered a right wrist fracture.

Michael Cunningham/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kings Hire Jenny Boucek As Assistant Player Development Coach
Jenny Boucek has worked as a coach in the WNBA since 1999.

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Jameer Nelson Clears Waivers
Jameer Nelson has cleared waivers and is now a free agent.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Alexis Ajinca Out 4-6 Weeks With Knee Patellar Tendonitis
Alexis Ajinca underwent successful bilateral knee injections.

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Myles Turner Out With Concussion, Sore Neck
Myles Turner will miss at least the next two games.

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