June 2017 Basketball Wiretap

Stephen Curry Likely To Agree Upon $201M Deal With Warriors When Free Agency Opens

Jun 30, 2017 11:31 PM

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are likely to agree upon a five-year, $201 million supermax deal shortly after midnight on July 1st.

Curry is coming off a four-year, $44 million deal he signed with the Warriors in 2012.

Curry won two MVPs while on a contract significantly below the max that he signed when there were concerns about his ankle.

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Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Rockets Agree To Three-Year, $10.9M Deal With Nene

Jun 30, 2017 11:26 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed upon a three-year, $10.9 million deal with Nene.

Nene had an excellent with the Rockets after signing a one-year, $2.9 million deal in 2016.

The deal was initially reported as a four-year deal but Nene is not eligible for that due to the over-38 rule.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Maybyner Nene, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Thunder Trade For Paul George From Pacers

Jun 30, 2017 9:43 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded for Paul George from the Indiana Pacers for a package including Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

The Pacers have been attempting to trade George after he informed management he intended to leave the franchise in 2018 to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers, Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers were amongst the teams attempting to trade for George.

According to Jeff Goodman, the Celtics' offer on draft night for George was three first round picks (not Brooklyn's or the Lakers/Kings pick) and two starters (including Jae Crowder).

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Blake Griffin To Agree Upon Five-Year, $173M Contract With Clippers

Jun 30, 2017 9:28 PM

Blake Griffin has agreed upon a five-year, $173 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Griffin canceled meetings with the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets.

Griffin did not receive a no-trade clause as part of the deal.

Griffin met with Steve Ballmer, Doc Rivers, Jerry West and several of his teammates on Friday at Staples Center.

At the end of the two-hour meeting, Griffin rose and said "I want my legacy to be a Clipper."

The Clippers prevented Griffin from being tempted by a rival team.

"We've had some great meetings with them and love the direction of the organization," a source close to Griffin told ESPN's Royce Young. "Feel that the best chance to win is definitely with LAC."

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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Blake Griffin Cancels Meetings With Suns, Nuggets As Clippers Improve Position

Jun 30, 2017 9:24 PM

Blake Griffin has canceled his meetings with the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets in free agency.

Unless there is a wildcard team that enters the picture, there is a sense that Griffin will re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: Blake Griffin, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Not Interested In Ryan Anderson For Carmelo Anthony Trade With Rockets

Jun 30, 2017 9:15 PM

The Houston Rockets approached the New York Knicks about a trade of Ryan Anderson for Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony has a no-trade clause but the presence of Chris Paul with the Rockets could compel him to waive it for that opportunity.

Teams were recently seeking two first round picks from the Rockets in exchange for Anderson, who is on one of the NBA's least attractive contracts.

Anthony has interest in a buyout from the Knicks though they have shown no interest in entertaining discussions.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Ryan Anderson, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Wolves Could Quickly Agree To Deal With Jeff Teague

Jun 30, 2017 8:03 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves will pursue Jeff Teague in free agency and at least one rival team believes he's already committed to signing.

According to sources, the New York Knicks are no longer pursuing Teague in free agency as they're convinced he's already committed to the Wolves.

The Wolves traded away Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz and the widely reported expectation is they have a commitment from a free agent point guard.

The Indiana Pacers traded for Teague last June while giving up fellow expiring contract George Hill.

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John Wall Will Delay Decision On Wizards' DVPE Offer

Jun 30, 2017 7:28 PM

The Washington Wizards will offer John Wall a Designated Veteran Player Extension that would begin in 2019 and add four years on his deal.

Wall's extension over four years could be worth $168 million. 

Wall will wait to agree upon the extension until he sees what the Wizards do in free agency.

“I just want to kind of see what they do throughout free agency, talk to my family, talk to my agency and my managers and see what we want to do,” Wall told The Washington Post after walking the red carpet Monday night. “It’s definitely a place I want to be … I’ve just got to make sure things are going in the right direction, and make sure we are building the team in the way we want to be, and don’t get locked up in a situation where you might not feel comfortable.

“But I love being in Washington, I love playing there, and there’s not another city I’d really want to play for.”

The Wizards are one of only three teams in the NBA that has never paid the tax.

Washington has a key decision to make this offseason on Otto Porter Jr.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

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Steve Mills Attempting To Become Knicks' President

Jun 30, 2017 7:17 PM

Steve Mills is trying to convince James Dolan to promote him to president of basketball operations of the New York Knicks.

With the exception of a four-year hiatus, Mills has worked for Madison Square Garden in a variety of roles since 1999.

Mills is part of Dolan's inner circle and he'd like the Knicks to hire a GM to work under him.

David Griffin has received interest from the Knicks and if he's hired, Mills would likely be elevated to president. Mills would be tasked with the business, budget and politics of the team while leaving Griffin to construct the Knicks' roster.

“A buffer between Dolan and the GM,” a source described the arrangement.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

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Andre Iguodala To Meet With Spurs, Kings To Open Free Agency

Jun 30, 2017 7:01 PM

Andre Iguodala will meet with the San Antonio Spurs when free agency opens.

Iguodala's future with the Golden State Warriors is uncertain and he'll entertain offers from other teams. The Warriors have concerns about the luxury tax in signing Iguodala to a long-term deal.

Iguodala will also receive interest from the Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets and others.

Iguodala joined the Warriors in 2013 on a sign-and-trade deal worth $48 million over four seasons.

The Warriors and Iguodala so far have no plans to meet.

Ramona Shelburne reports Iguodala will also meet with the Sacramento Kings on the opening night of free agency. Iguodala also considered signing with the Kings in 2013.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

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Amir Johnson Expected To Receive Interest From Bulls, Raptors, Nets
Amir Johnson is coming off a two-year contract with the Celtics.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Thunder Interested In Michael Carter-Williams
The Bulls declined to tender a qualifying offer to Michael Carter-Williams in free agency.

Royce Young/ESPN

Hawks Request Waivers On Mike Dunleavy
Mike Dunleavy played in 30 games with the Hawks, averaging 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 15.8 minutes.

RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Unlikely To Re-Sign Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose's season ended with another torn meniscus and that followed inconsistent play.

Ian Begley/New York Daily News

76ers Waive Gerald Henderson
The 76ers have waived Gerald Henderson.

RealGM Staff Report

Jazz Acquire Ricky Rubio From Wolves For 1st Round Pick
With George Hill's future with the Jazz uncertain, trading for Ricky Rubio would give Utah protection against losing him.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Klay Thompson Signs 10-Year, $80M Extension With Anta
Klay Thompson was attracted to Anta for the opportunity to have his own signature shoe.

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Cedi Osman Expected To Join Cavaliers For 17-18
Cedi Osman was the first pick of the second round in 2015.

David Pick

Warriors Could Have Interest In Dewayne Dedmon
The Warriors will have interest in Dewayne Dedmon if they are unable to re-sign Andre Iguodala.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Knicks Waive Maurice Ndour
Maurice Ndour averaged 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game for the Knicks during the 16-17 season.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

76ers To Sign Furkan Korkmaz For 17-18 Season
Furkan Korkmaz averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 20.2 minutes during the 16-17 season overseas.

Jake Pavorsky/Liberty Ballers

Jrue Holiday Expected To Sign Five-Year Deal With Pelicans
New Orleans lacks the cap space to replace Jrue Holiday as they enter a pivotal season with DeMarcus Cousins a year out from free agency.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Rockets Interested In Signing Zhou Qi To Long-Term Deal
The Rockets would like to sign Zhou Qi to a long-term deal by using a portion of the mid-level exception.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Adam Silver Suggested Bucks Consider Hiring Danny Ferry
Danny Ferry is currently a consultant for the Pelicans and was open to discussing the job but never formally interviewed.

Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Jon Horst Didn't Know He Was Candidate For Bucks' GM Job
While the entire NBA was surprised Jon Horst was elevated by the Bucks to general manager, even Horst was surprised by the move.

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Jazz Re-Signing George Hill Likely To Play Big Role In Hayward's Decision
The Jazz traded for George Hill at last year's draft.

Jody Genessy/Deseret News

Fourth Mystery Team Could Schedule Last Minute Meeting With Gordon Hayward
The Jazz, Celtics and Heat are the three teams with meetings scheduled with Gordon Hayward in free agency.

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Celtics Have Yet To Offer Brown, Tatum, Or Either Brooklyn, LAL/SAC FRP To Pacers
Boston is reluctant to trade for Paul George knowing he could be a one-year rental.

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Strong Pursuit Of Otto Porter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Expected By Nets
Otto Porter and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are the two best young wings on the restricted market.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Wizards Interested In Otto Porter For Paul George Sign-And-Trade
Otto Porter would have to agree to the deal in restricted free agency.

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