May 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Wizards Prefer To Trade Lewis, Blatche
The Wizards can save $10 million by buying out Rashard Lewis will preserving their amnesty clause for Andray Blatche.

Michael Lee/Washington Post

Beal Works To Improve Handle In Preparation For Draft
Bradley Beal is working to polish his ball-handling skills in preparation for the NBA draft.

Blazers Near Decision On GM Position
Trail Blazers president Larry Miller said Tuesday that the team is close to hiring a general manager.

Source: Lakers In Discussions To Promote Glenn Carraro To Assistant GM
The Lakers are in talks to promote Glenn Carraro to assistant general manager.

Valanciunas, Lietuvos Rytas Open Release Agreement Talks
Jonas Valanciunas held preliminary discussions about a release from his team in Lithuania, sources said.

Del Negro To Return As Head Coach Of Clippers
Vinny Del Negro guided the Clippers to the second round of the playoffs.

RealGM Staff Report

Blazers Enter Single Affiliation Agreement With D-League's Idaho Stampede
Portland will be Idahoís sole NBA affiliate and will have full control over the teamís basketball operations.

RealGM Staff Report

Warriors, Jazz Break Off Lottery Pick Trade Talks
The Warriors have a 72.66% chance of keeping the pick based on odds released by the NBA.

Marcus Thompson II/San Jose Mercury News

Mad Ants Name Duane Ticknor Head Coach
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants have named Duane Ticknor as their head coach for the 2012-13 season.

RealGM Staff Report

Magic Waive Von Wafer
Von Wafer appeared in 33 games with the Magic during the 11-12 season.

RealGM Staff Report

Tyler Ennis Hopes To Win Gold Medal For Canada
Tyler Ennis likes Canadaís chances of capturing gold at the FIBA Americaís U18 Championship.

Toronto Sun

Scout: Anthony Davis Once In A Generation Talent
Anthony Davis has been heralded as the best big man to come along in years.

Charlotte Observer

Blazers Set To Workout Tyler Zeller, Meyers Leonard
Tyler Zeller and Meyers Leonard are among six players set to workout for the Blazers on Tuesday.


Drummond Has Lost 22 Pounds Since End Of Season
Andre Drummond now weighs 268 pounds, allowing him to have excellent lateral quickness for a player his size.

Chad Ford/ESPN (via Twitter)

Allen Struggles With Shot, Trying To Find Balance
Ray Allen went 3-for-7 at the foul line and 1-for-7 from the floor.

Frank Dell'Apa/Boston Globe

Ibaka Expected To Return To Normal Minutes In Game 2
Serge Ibaka sat on the bench for the final 16:01 of Oklahoma City's 101-98 Game 1 loss to the Spurs.

John Rohde/Oklahoman

Warriors Host Draft Workout For Wroten, Taylor, Green, Nine Others
In attendance were Tony Wroten, Jeffrey Taylor, Draymond Green, Kevin Jones, Kris Joseph, Tu Holloway and Josh Owens, amongst others.

Marcus Thompson II/Mercury News

Josh Owens' Draft Stock Rising With Surprising Athleticism
Stanford power forward Josh Owens is hoping to be ascend draft boards as a sleeper similar to former teammate Landry Fields.

Marcus Thompson II

Rivers Calls Game 1 Technical Worst Of Career
Referee Ed Malloy called Doc Rivers' technical foul.

A. Sherrod Blakely/

BC Khimki Signs James Augustine, Paul Davis
James Augustine averaged 12.7 points and 8.3 rebounds for UCAM Murcia in Spain.

Heat Vary Defensive Looks Against Rondo
Rajon Rondo was held to 16 points and seven assists as the Heat made sure to have help defenders in the paint waiting for him.

George Richards/Miami Herald

Bosh Feeling Disconnected From Heat During Rehab
Chris Bosh remained in Miami when the Heat eliminated the Pacers from the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Game 6.

Tom Haberstroh/ESPN

Rondo: Heat Have To Hit The Deck Too
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade attacked the basket at will in the second half of Miami's 93-79 Game 1 victory over the Celtics.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

NBA Exec Questions Whether Drummond Can Mesh With Teammates
Andre Drummond has yet to demonstrate that he can excel within a team system.

David Aldridge/

Rivers Believes Heat May Be More Dangerous Minus Bosh
Doc Rivers believes the Heat may be more dangerous without Chris Bosh.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Tyler Zeller Draws Comparison To Spencer Hawes
Tyler Zellerís shooting and passing abilities remind one Western Conference scouting director of Spencer Hawes.

David Aldridge/

Bargnani Fully Recovered From Calf Injury
Andrea Bargnani missed 35 games this season due to recurring issues with his left leg.

Toronto Star

Sixers Plan To Extend Collins' Contract
Doug Collins' contract is guaranteed for one more season.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Bobcats To Meet With Quin Snyder
The Bobcats plan to meet with Quin Snyder as they continue their coaching search.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

LeBron Leads Heat In 'Activity' Points
Erik Spoelstra tracks Heat players with an "activity chart," which awards points for statistical categories such as fouls drawn and block outs on rebounding.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel