April 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Lin Plays One-On-One, May Return Against Miami
Jeremy Lin played one-on-one on Saturday and may return for the Knicks’ first-round playoff series against Miami.

New York Post

Bynum Seeks Statement Win Over Nuggets
Andrew Bynum is looking to set the tone with a lopsided win over the Nuggets.


Colangelo Will Consider Expanding Team USA Roster Candidates
Jerry Colengelo will consider expanding the list of Team USA finalists in response to a flurry of injuries.


Austin Toros Win 2012 D-League Championship
Justin Dentmon scored a team-high 30 points to lead the Austin Toros to its first-ever NBA Development League Championship.

RealGM Staff Report

Shumpert Out 6-8 Months With Torn ACL, Meniscus
Iman Shumpert tore his left ACL and meniscus in the second half of New York's Game 1 loss.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Shumpert Injures Left Knee
Iman Shumpert twisted his left knee while dribbling up the court and had to be carried off by two teammates.

Howard Beck/New York Times

Rose Tears ACL, Done For Season
Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the 11-12 season after tearing his ACL in Game 1.

RealGM Staff Report

Rose Injures Left Knee, Will Undergo MRI
Derrick Rose needed to be helped off the court.

Scott Powers/ESPN

Michael Gbinije Commits To Syracuse
Michael Gbinije played one season at Duke while receiving limited playing time.

Mike Waters/The Post-Standard

Jamal Crawford To Opt-Out Of 12-13 Contract
Jamal Crawford will opt-out of his contract for 12-13 that would pay him $5.25 million.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Biyombo Wants To Remain At Center Position
Paul Silas believes Bismack Biyombo may be best suited for the power forward position in the long-term.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Skiles To Meet With Kohl; Receives Endorsement From Jennings, Dunleavy
The Bucks have posted a 146-166 record in four seasons under Scott Skiles.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Golden State To Retain Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson was described as a players' coach in his first season on the bench.

Marcus Thompson II/San Jose Mercury News

Warriors Eager To Gauge Effectiveness Of Curry, Thompson Backcourt
The Warriors are optimistic to see their new backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson play together next season.

Marcus Thompson II/San Jose Mercury News

Harden Ready For Game 1, Promises To Be Aggressive
James Harden practiced on Friday and said he is ready to play in Game 1 against Dallas.

Barry Tramel/Oklahoman

Ray Allen May Miss Game 1
Doc Rivers didn't sound optimistic about Ray Allen's availability or effectiveness if he plays.

Frank Dell'Apa/Boston Globe

Jazz See Correlation Between Bigs, Titles
The Jazz have great depth in the frontcourt with Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.

Jody Genessy/Deseret News

Utah Playoff Berth Doesn't Surprise O'Connor
Utah is in the playoffs one season after trading away their franchise player in Deron Williams and seemingly entering a rebuilding phase.

Jody Genessy/Deseret News

Terrence Williams Hopes To Re-Sign With Kings
Terrence Williams is hoping for a quick resolution to his impending free agency.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Kings Likely To Re-Sign Jason Thompson
The Kings will extend the qualifying offer to Jason Thompson to make him a restricted free agent.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Williams' Top Priority Will Be To Put Himself In Winning Situation
Deron Williams expressed his confidence in the Nets during his exit interview.

Colin Stephenson/Star-Ledger

Lopez Prefers To Remain With Nets
Brook Lopez's preference is to remain with the Nets as he enters restricted free agency.

Roderick Boone/Newsday

New Sacramento Arena Deal Now Dead
Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said a potential deal between the city and the Maloof family is dead.


Gerald Wallace Likely To Opt Out
Gerald Wallace will likely be seeking a long-term contract this offseason.

Roderick Boone/Newsday

Williams To Make Decisions Before Olympics
Deron Williams plans to make his free agent decision before the end of July.

Roderick Boone/Newsday

Michael Gbinije Drawing Interest From Six Schools
Duke transfer Michael Gbinije was a top-30 prospect in the class of 2011.


Larry Brown Cuts Starting Point Guard Jeremiah Samarrippas
Larry Brown trimmed his roster on Friday.

New York Daily News

Stern Favors Two-And-Done Draft Rule
David Stern would prefer that players be at least two years removed from high school before they can declare for the NBA draft.


Warriors, Cavs, Kings, Knicks, Mavericks Clippers, Lakers Win Tiebreakers
Seven ties among teams that finished the 2011-12 NBA regular season with identical records were broken through random drawings.

RealGM Staff Report

Wolves Plan To Be Aggressive In Offseason
Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are the two franchise 'cornerstones', but the remainder of the roster doesn't appear to be untouchable.

Jerry Zgoda/Minneapolis Star Tribune