July 2017 Basketball Wiretap

Terrence Jones Agrees Upon Two-Year, $2M Deal With Qingdao

Jul 31, 2017 5:57 PM

Terrence Jones has agreed upon a two-year, $2 million deal with Qingdao.

Jones spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks.

Jones had a PER of 16.1 last season.

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Tags: Terrence Jones, Qingdao, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

Cavs Would Trade Kyrie Irving To Suns For Eric Bledsoe, Josh Jackson, Miami's 2018 FRP

Jul 31, 2017 5:50 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns have interest in executing a Kyrie Irving trade.

Eric Bledsoe has been a consistent player included in discussions.

The Suns also own Miami's first-round pick, which is partially protected in 2018. The Cavaliers are also seeking the inclusion of Josh Jackson in a trade. Phoenix has ruled out the possibility of trading Devin Booker.

"If that deal (Bledsoe, Miami first rounder and Jackson) for Irving was there, it'd be done by now," a league source with knowledge of the Cavs' thinking said.

Jackson cannot be traded until after August 4th.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Kyrie Irving, Josh Jackson, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Pacers Waive Kevin Seraphin

Jul 31, 2017 5:26 PM

The Indiana Pacers have waived Kevin Seraphin.

Seraphin had a guarantee date coming up on his deal.

Seraphin averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game last season with the Pacers.

The Pacers signed Seraphin to a two-year, $3.6 million deal.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Kevin Seraphin, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Hawks Waive Diamond Stone

Jul 31, 2017 3:41 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on Diamond Stone.

Stone appeared in seven games last season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Stone was traded to the Hawks in the Jamal Crawford trade in early July.

Stone was a second round pick in 2016 out of Maryland.

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Tags: Diamond Stone, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Magic Waive Marcus Georges-Hunt

Jul 31, 2017 1:11 PM

The Orlando Magic have waived guard-forward Marcus Georges-Hunt.

Georges-Hunt was signed as a free agent by Orlando on April 3, 2017.

Georges-Hunt played in five games last season during his rookie campaign with the Magic, averaging 2.8 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 9.5 minpg. He also made his NBA debut on April 4 at Cleveland, recording one rebound in four minutes, and scored his first NBA points on April 6 vs. Brooklyn, finishing with career-highs of eight points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes. Prior to being signed by Orlando, Georges-Hunt played in 45 games (40 starts) with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League, averaging 15.8 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 4.5 apg. and 1.02 stlpg. in 36.4 minpg., while shooting .392 (74-of-189) from 3-point range and .888 (159-of-179) from the free throw line. He ranked sixth in the G League in minutes played and 20th in assists and was named a 2016-17 NBA G League All-Star.

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Tags: Marcus Georges-Hunt, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

R.J. Barrett Reclassifies For Class Of 2018

Jul 31, 2017 12:39 PM

R.J. Barrett has reclassified for the class of 2018. Barrett was previously the top-ranked player in the class of 2018.

"After playing this summer I felt good where I am from a basketball standpoint," Barrett told ESPN.

Barrett is accelerating his college search.

"The schools that are have been on me the hardest are Arizona, Duke, Oregon, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas, UCLA and Kansas," Barrett said.

Recently Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut, USC and Michigan State have begun showing interest in Barrett.

Barrett will be in the draft class of 2019 if he stays one year in college.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Tags: R.J. Barrett, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Charles Cooke Agrees Upon Two-Way Deal With Pelicans

Jul 31, 2017 11:48 AM

Charles Cooke has agreed upon a two-way deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Cooke averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists in Summer League.

Cooke went undrafted in 2017 out of Dayton.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Charles Cooke, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Rockets Waive Jarrod Uthoff

Jul 31, 2017 10:43 AM

The Houston Rockets have waived Jarrod Uthoff.

Uthoff's contract would have become guaranteed at $200,000 on Sunday.

Uthoff averaged 4.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12.8 minutes over nine games last season with the Mavericks.

Eric Pincus/Basketball Insiders

Tags: Jarrod Uthoff, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Knicks Never Even Offered Minimum Deal To Derrick Rose

Jul 31, 2017 10:36 AM

The New York Knicks never offered Derrick Rose even a contract at the veteran's minimum.

Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year, $2.1 million deal. Rose spent one season with the Knicks.

The Knicks drafted Frank Ntilikina in June as their point guard of the future.

“Did we miss something?,” Rose’s agent B.J. Armstrong asked The Post. “Is there something going [on] in New York we didn’t see? We all would agree they are on a different timeline than Derrick — a young team with great young talent there and trying to build something for the future. They’re not on the same timeline as players who are a little older and experienced.

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out Derrick’s best basketball is right now. The Knicks aren’t ready to compete at that level right now. It could be three, four years.”

Rose is coming off his fourth surgery after playing 64 games with the Knicks.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Derrick Rose, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dunc'd On: Western Conference Offseason Grades 2017

Jul 30, 2017 7:08 PM

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We grade each Western Conference team's offseason in alphabetical order from Dallas to Utah.

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Danilo Gallinari Suffers Broken Right Thumb
Danilo Gallinari will miss this summer's Eurobasket but is expected to be ready for training camp with the Clippers.

Sky Sports Italy

Heat, Josh Richardson Expected To Discuss Extension
Josh Richardson can be offered as much as $43 million over four seasons.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Kyrie Irving 'Tired Of Hearing About What LeBron Needs'
When Kyrie Irving signed his extension in 2014, he reportedly "didn't particularly care for (LeBron) James to return to Cleveland."

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Kings Hire Brandon Williams As Assistant GM
Brandon Williams was previously Vice President of Basketball Administration for the 76ers.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Jamaal Franklin Signs Two-Year, $4M Deal With Sichuan
Jamaal Franklin pursued an NBA return this offseason.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Vander Blue Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Lakers
Vander Blue was the 2017 MVP of the G-League.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Heat Deny Offering Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow To Cavs For Kyrie Irving
The Heat have rarely denied trade reports in the media.

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

Rockets Agree Upon Two-Way Deal With Demetrius Jackson
Demetrius Jackson averaged 8.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 25.8 minutes per game in Summer League.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Brandon Jennings Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.5M Deal With China Shanxi
Brandon Jennings split time last season with the Knicks and Wizards.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Knicks Sign Ramon Sessions To One-Year, $2.3M Deal
Ramon Sessions averaged 6.2 points and 2.6 assists for the Hornets last season.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Cavs' Paul George Trade Fell Apart On Pick Protections
The Pacers were willing to trade Paul George for Kyrie Irving straight-up, but the Cavaliers declined the offer several times.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Teams Receiving Positive Reports On Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving has had a history of late nights and partying but he hasn't missed practices or shown up for shootarounds nursing an apparent hangover.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Wolves, Knicks, Heat Make Offers For Kyrie Irving
The Cavaliers are seeking a package similar to what the Nuggets received for Carmelo Anthony in 2011.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Jabari Parker Making Progress Rehabbing Torn ACL
Jabari Parker initially tore his ACL in December of 2014 as a rookie and again in February of 2017.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

RealGM Radio: Eastern Conference Tiers With Adi Joseph
Host Danny Leroux and Adi Joseph of For The Win lay out their current tiers for the Eastern Conference.

RealGM Staff Report

Magic Sign Marreese Speights


LeBron James Not Inquiring About Potential Trade Targets For Cavs
LeBron James has been in touch with the Cavaliers but he hasn't been inquiring about any potential trade targets.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

P.J. Dozier Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Mavericks
P.J. Dozier went undrafted out of South Carolina.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Terrance Ferguson Agrees To Rookie Scale Deal With Thunder
Terrance Ferguson played last season in Australia.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

JaVale McGee Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors
JaVale McGee's deal will be for the veteran's minimum and puts the Warriors' roster at 15 guaranteed contracts.

Chris Haynes/ESPN