Basketball Wiretap

Lakers Agree To Acquire Russell Westbrook From Wizards For Kyle Kuzma, KCP, Montrezl Harrell

Jul 29, 2021 8:18 PM

The Washington Wizards have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook, a 2024 second-round pick and a 2028 second-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and No. 22.

Westbrook sought a trade from the Wizards this offseason.

The Lakers were previously in talks with the Sacramento Kings on a similar deal for Buddy Hield.

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2021 NBA Draft: Cade Cunningham To Pistons At No. 1, Jalen Green To Rockets At No. 2

Jul 29, 2021 8:19 PM

The Detroit Pistons selected Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick after a long period of deliberation. The Houston Rockets followed at No. 2 by picking Jalen Green while Evan Mobley rounded out the top-3 to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

First Round

1. Detroit Pistons: Cade Cunningham

2. Houston Rockets: Jalen Green

3. Cleveland Cavaliers: Evan Mobley

4. Toronto Raptors: Scottie Barnes

5. Orlando Magic: Jalen Suggs

6. Oklahoma City Thunder: Josh Giddey

7. Golden State Warriors: Jonathan Kuminga

8. Orlando Magic: Franz Wagner

9. Sacramento Kings: Davion Mitchell

10. Memphis Grizzlies: Ziaire Williams

11. Charlotte Hornets: James Bouknight

12. San Antonio Spurs: Joshua Primo

13. Indiana Pacers: Chris Duerte

14. Golden State Warriors: Moses Moody

15. Washington Wizards: Corey Kispert

16. Houston Rockets: Alperen Sengun

17. New Orleans Pelicans: Trey Murphy III

18. Oklahoma City Thunder: Tre Mann

19. Charlotte Hornets: Kai Jones

20. Atlanta Hawks: Jalen Johnson

21. Los Angeles Clippers: Keon Johnson

22. Indiana Pacers: Isaiah Jackson

23. Houston Rockets: Usman Garuba

24. Houston Rockets: Josh Christopher

25. New York Knicks: Quentin Grimes

26. Denver Nuggets: Bones Hyland

27. Brooklyn Nets: Cameron Thomas

28. Philadelphia 76ers: Jaden Springer

29. Brooklyn Nets: Day'Ron Sharpe

30. Memphis Grizzlies: Santi Aldama

Second Round

31. Washington Wizards: Isaiah Todd

32. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

33. Los Angeles Clippers: Jason Preston

34. New York Knicks: Rokas Jokubaitis

35. New Orleans Pelicans: Herbert Jones

36. New York Knicks: Miles McBride

37. Charlotte Hornets: JT Thor

38. Chicago Bulls: Ayo Dosunmu

39. Sacramento Kings: Neemias Queta

40. Utah Jazz: Jared Butler

41. San Antonio Spurs: Joe Wieskamp

42. Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Livers

43. Portland Trail Blazers: Greg Brown

44. Brooklyn Nets: Kessler Edwards

45. Boston Celtics: Juhann Begarin

46. Toronto Raptors: Dalano Banton

47. Toronto Raptors: David Johnson

48. Atlanta Hawks: Sharife Cooper

49. Brooklyn Nets: Marcus Zegarowski

50. Philadelphia 76ers: Filip Petrusev

51. New Orleans Pelicans: Brandon Boston

52. Detroit Pistons: Luka Garza

53. Philadelphia 76ers: Charles Bassey

54. Milwaukee Bucks: Sandro Mamukelashvili

55. Oklahoma City Thunder: Aaron Wiggins

56. Charlotte Hornets: Scottie Lewis

57. Detroit Pistons: Balsa Koprivica

58. New York Knicks: Jericho Sims

59. Brooklyn Nets: RaiQuan Gray

60. Milwaukee Bucks: Georgios Kalaitzakis

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Bulls, Celtics, Raptors, Pacers To Pursue Lonzo Ball

Jul 29, 2021 9:50 PM

Lonzo Ball will be a restricted free agent this offseason with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Ball will receive interest from the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers.

Ball is expected to command a salary in the $21 million to $22 million per year range.

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Tags: Lonzo Ball, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bradley Beal Has No Interest In Requesting Trade From Wizards

Jul 29, 2021 7:15 PM

Bradley Beal has no interest in requesting a trade from the Washington Wizards.

The Wizards are in the process of finalizing a trade of Russell Westbrook, sending him to the Los Angeles Lakers for Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the No. 22 pick.

Beal can sign a five-year, $235 million max contract with the Wizards next summer.

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Cavaliers Acquire Ricky Rubio From Wolves For Taurean Prince

Jul 29, 2021 6:00 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to acquire Ricky Rubio from the Minnesota Timberwolves for Taurean Prince, cash and a 2022 second round pick.

Rubio returned to the Wolves during the 2020 offseason.

The Cavaliers acquired Prince as part of the four-team James Harden trade.

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Tags: Ricky Rubio, Taurean Prince, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Joel Ayayi, Austin Reaves Agree To Two-Way Contracts With Lakers

Jul 30, 2021 12:54 AM

Joel Ayayi and Austin Reaves have agreed to Two-Way contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Ayayi averaged 12.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists during his redshirt junior season with Gonzaga. Ayayi shot 38.9 percent on three-pointers. 

Reaves transferred from Wichita State to Oklahoma in 2018. As a senior, Reaves averaged 18.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 34.6 minutes per game.

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Tags: Joel Ayayi, Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

Pacers Trade Aaron Holiday, No. 31 To Wizards For Isaiah Jackson

Jul 29, 2021 10:29 PM

The Indiana Pacers have traded Aaron Holiday and No. 31 to the Washington Wizards for the No. 22 draft pick used on Isaiah Jackson.

Holiday was a first round pick in 2018 out of UCLA and averaged 7.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 17.8 minutes per game last season for the Pacers. 

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Nets Trade Landry Shamet To Suns For No. 29, Jevon Carter

Jul 29, 2021 5:11 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns for Jevon Carter and the 29th pick.

The Nets acquired Shamet from the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason. 

Monty Williams previously coached Shamet during his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers. Shamet averaged 9.3 points on 38.7 percent shooting on three-pointers during his lone season with the Nets. 

Shamet is eligible for an extension this offseason or he will become a restricted free agent in 2022.

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Rockets Trade Two First Round Picks To Thunder To Select Alperen Sengun At No. 16

Jul 29, 2021 9:44 PM

The Houston Rockets traded two first round picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for No. 16 to select Alperen Sengun. 

The picks are a 2022 first rounder from the Detroit Pistons and a 2023 first rounder from the Washington Wizards. 

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Pistons Trade Mason Plumlee, No. 37 To Hornets For No. 57

Jul 29, 2021 7:18 PM

The Detroit Pistons is finalizing a trade to send Mason Plumlee and the No. 37 pick to the Charlotte Hornets for No. 57.

Detroit signed Plumlee to a three-year, $25 million deal during the 2020 offseason. 

The Hornets have been looking to add a center this offseason.

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Knicks Trade No. 19 To Hornets For Future First Round Pick

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Blazers To Sign Trendon Watford To Two-Way Deal

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Bucks Trade No. 31 To Pacers For Four Second Rounders

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Lakers, Wizards Close To Trade Of Russell Westbrook For Kuzma, Harrell, KCP, No. 22

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Montrezl Harrell Opts In For 21-22 With Lakers

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Warriors Reject 76ers' Offer Of Ben Simmons For Wiseman, Wiggins, Nos. 7, 14, Two Future Firsts

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Spurs Interested In Kyle Kuzma As Part Of DeMar DeRozan Sign-And-Trade With Lakers

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Rockets 'Trending' Towards Jalen Green At No. 2, Evan Mobley To Cavaliers At No. 3

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Pacers Discussing Trades Involving Myles Turner, T.J. Warren, No. 13

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Cavaliers Would Only Trade Out Of No. 3 For 'Godfather' Offer

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Pistons Decide To Select Cade Cunningham First Overall

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Thunder Have Discussed Trading Up With All Five Teams Ahead Of Them

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76ers Acquire 53rd Pick From Pelicans For Cash

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Magic Active In Terrence Ross Trade Discussions

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Buddy Hield To Lakers 'Now Has Real Traction'

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Adidas Signs Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs To Endorsement Deals

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'Growing Optimism' Nuggets Will Re-Sign Will Barton

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Hollinger & Duncan: Draft and Free Agency Outlook 2021

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Wizards Confirm Bradley Beal Hasn't Requested Trade

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Ben Simmons 'In Step' With Philadelphia's Attempts To Trade Him

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