December 2011 Basketball Wiretap

Pierce Close To Return From Heel Injury
Paul Pierce has missed the Celtics’ first three games with a bruised heel.

Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

D'Antoni: Davis Weeks Away From Making Knicks Debut
Baron Davis' back injury is expected to keep him out five more weeks.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tobias Harris Waiting For Medical Clearance After Dehydration Scare
Bucks rookie Tobias Harris is being monitored for his electrolyte levels.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Maurice Evans To Have MRI On Sore Right Knee
Maurice Evans has been unable to practice the past week due to soreness in his surgically repaired knee.

Michael Lee/Washington Post

Garnett Obtains Stake In Roma Football Club
Kevin Garnett is set to become a shareholder in the American-owned Roma football club.

Associated Press

Colangelo: 2012 Olympians Will Compare Favorably To Dream Team
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo has a roster capable of Olympic glory.

Chris Tomasson/

Michael Jordan Engaged To Model Yvette Prieto
Michael Jordan is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto.

Charlotte Observer

Bakersfield Jam Acquire Jeremy Hazell
The Bakersfield Jam have acquired Seton Hall standout Jeremy Hazell.

RealGM Staff Report

Bucks Assign Hobson To Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Darington Hobson appeared in both regular season games for the Bucks, averaging 3.0 points and 2.5 assists.

RealGM Staff Report

Grizzlies Waive Brian Skinner
The Memphis Grizzlies waived Brian Skinner after he appeared in just one game.

RealGM Staff Report

Khem Birch In No Hurry To Enter Draft, Hopes To Expand Skill Set
Pittsburgh's style of play did not match the ambitions of Khem Birch.

Scouts Question Fab Melo's Consistency
Syracuse’s Fab Melo is one of the top-rated centers projected in the 2012 draft.

Adam Zagoria/

Wade, James Now 2-For-13 On Potential Game-Winning Shots As Teammates
The Heat's struggles to close out games have been well documented.

Suns Sign Michael Redd
The Phoenix Suns have signed Michael Redd.

Press Release

Clippers Reportedly Interested In Przybilla
The Clippers have the mini mid-level exception of $2.5 million to offer free agents.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Lakers Making Concerted Effort To Free Kobe Off Ball
The Lakers are making an effort to create space for Kobe Bryant to operate offensively.

Joey Whelan/

Popovich Impressed By Kawhi Leonard's Basketball IQ
Spurs rookie Kawhi Leonard was the first player off the bench Wednesday night against the Clippers.

Tim Griffin/San Antonio Express-News

Casey, Raptors Want DeRozan To Set Tone Defensively
The Raptors need DeMar DeRozan to diversity his game.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Suns Struggling Offensively, Nash Blames Lack Of Familiarity
The Suns shot an anemic 32.5 percent in the opening half against the Sixers.

Carlisle: Defense Will Be Mavericks' Primary Focus
Rick Carlisle plans to emphasize defense during film sessions and practices.

Dwain Price/Fort Worth Star Telegram

Westbrook, Durant Have To Be Separated After Altercation
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant got into a second quarter altercation.

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Michael Redd Works Out For Suns
Michael Redd is a career 20-points-per-game scorer.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Howard Dodges Question About Nets
The Nets are believed to be Dwight Howard's preferred trade destination.

Colin Stephenson/Star-Ledger

St. John's Harkless Breaks Big East Record Held By Iverson, Murphy
Moe Harkless is one of only five major conference freshmen with a 30-10 game in the past five seasons.

Jeremy Lunblad/ESPN

D-Fenders Acquire Mardy Collins In Trade With Energy
The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired Mardy Collins and an 8th-round 2012 NBA Development League Draft pick from the Iowa Energy.

RealGM Staff Report

Cody Zeller Plans To Unveil Shooting Range
Cody Zeller already has a reliable jumper from 15-feet and it's conceivable that he will work his way beyond the arc.

Marlen Garcia/USA TODAY

Kidd-Gilchrist Compares Himself To Tebow
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has helped lead the Wildcats on and off the floor.

Heat Playing At Faster Pace, Averaging 9.3 More Possessions
The Heat finished among the ten slowest-paced teams in the NBA last season.

ESPN Stats & Info

Deron Williams Facing Extra Attention Without Post Presence
Deron Williams is struggling to find open lanes to the basket.

Fred Kerber/New York Post

Cho Developing Scouting Database For Bobcats
Bobcats general manager Rich Cho is creating a comprehensive scouting database as part of his duties for the team.

Kerry Eggers/Portland Tribune