Basketball Wiretap

John Wall, Rockets Expected To Talk Buyout; Clippers, Lakers, Heat Interested

Jun 26, 2022 3:42 PM

John Wall hasn't played in an NBA game since April 23, 2021. But that "streak" may be coming close to a conclusion.

Wall and the Houston Rockets are expected to again talk about a buyout. After he exercised his player option last week, Wall is owed $47.4 million for next season in the final year of his contract.

Last season, after Houston made it clear they had no interest in giving Wall minutes, there were buyout rumors. But with over $90 million owed to Wall over two seasons, talks didn't go very far. Now, after missing a second full season in the last three years, Wall is said to be open to the idea.

Should the Rockets be unable to find a trade partner, Wall is expected to give back some portion of that $47.4 million salary to gain his freedom. If that happens, the LA Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat would be interested in bringing in Wall.

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Tags: John Wall, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Hawks Could Pursue Deandre Ayton But Only For Less Than The Max

Jun 26, 2022 10:11 AM

The Atlanta Hawks are widely expected to undergo several roster changes this offseason. General Manager Travis Schlenk said after the playoffs ended that Atlanta should have been more aggressive and not run back mostly the same roster last year.

One player the Hawks could pursue is restricted free agent Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns. The catch is that Atlanta is only interested in Ayton if he comes on contract worth less than the max, per reporting from The Athletic. Ayton is expected to receive interest at his full max salary of over $30 million from at least a few teams.

Chris Kirschner/The Athletic

Tags: Deandre Ayton, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor

John Collins 'Done In Atlanta' As Hawks Look For Trade

Jun 26, 2022 10:03 AM

John Collins wasn't traded during the 2022 NBA Draft, as many expected. But don't expect Collins to remain with the Atlanta Hawks much longer, either.

The Hawks are continuing their effort to find a new home for Collins. It's widely expected that Collins will be traded this offseason. Atlanta is looking to clear salary and Collins and the Hawks appear ready for a breakup.

“He’s done in Atlanta,” a source close to Collins told The Athletic.

Collins averaged 16.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and a block per game for the Hawks last season. He shot 52.6% from the field, including 36.4% on three-pointers. Collins has four years and $102 million left on the five-year deal he signed with the Hawks in the summer of 2021.

Chris Kirschner/The Athletic

Tags: John Collins, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Josh Hart's $12.96M Contract Becomes Fully Guaranteed With Blazers

Jun 26, 2022 9:17 AM

Josh Hart's contract for 2022-23 with the Portland Trail Blazers became fully guaranteed when the wing wasn't waived on Saturday. Hart will be on Portland's books at $12,960,000 for the upcoming season.

Hart played some of the best basketball of his career after being traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Blazers at the trade deadline. In 13 games with Portland, Hart averaged 19.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.2 steals.

That built on the strong season Hart was having with the Pelicans. He shot over 50% from the field for the first time in an NBA season, a career-best 50.4%.

Hart is expected to be a key rotation player for the Trail Blazers, alongside Damian Lillard and newly acquired Jerami Grant. Portland will also attempt to re-sign free agents Anfernee Simons and Jusuf Nurkic this offseason.

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Tags: Josh Hart, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code: Use $1500 Risk-Free Bet This Summer

Jun 26, 2022 11:45 AM

Sports bettors have a big one coming up. Wimbledon, one of the world’s most highly acclaimed tennis tournaments, starts on Monday, June 27 and runs for two weeks. If you’re not a tennis enthusiast, turn your attention to MLB. If you sign up using Caesars Sportsbook promo code REALGM15 and you can make the most of the $1,500 risk-free bet welcome offer.


If you lose your first bet, Caesars Sportsbook refunds your entire stake. It’s just that kind of generous offer that has helped make Caesars one of the most respected sports betting apps in the industry.

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Not everyone receives the welcome offer, which depends on the result of your opening bet. If the opening bet loses, the online sportsbook refunds the amount you forked out on the initial wager, up to a $1,500 maximum.


To earn the maximum $1,500 redemption, your first bet – after staking $1500 or more – must lose.

Just make sure to apply Caesars Sportsbook promo code REALGM15 during the sign-up process.

Click the link on this page to sign up. You’re ready to make an initial deposit, called the qualifying wager, after you deposit $10 or more.

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Profit boosts are handed out as a percentage of the payout on winning bets. Make sure to check your bet slip and bonus drawer consistently, as that’s where applicable profit boosts are displayed.

As is the way with any ongoing promotion, you must have a Caesars Sportsbook account to partake. You can sign up on the website or via the sports betting app. Just make sure you apply Caesars Sportsbook promo code REALGM15.


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Refer-A-Friend promotions rarely come to mind when thinking about the top sportsbook promo codes and betting app promo codes.

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That site credit is deposited into your account within seven days. Make sure your friends deposit and wager at least $50. If they don’t, you won’t receive the $100 free-bet token. Unlike most betting sites, Caesars allows 10 referrals. You have 30 days to invest the free-bet tokens after receiving them.  

In other sports betting news, online wagering arrived in Ontario in April. To find more information about Ontario’s mobile sports betting and online casino bonuses, you can check our Ontario sports betting and Ontario online casino bonus codes reviews.


Gary Pearson

Tags: NBA, Gambling

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Jun 26, 2022 12:00 PM

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Getting a 100% first deposit match is far from par for the course for sportsbook promo codes, as most of them have first-bet insurance that requires you to incur a first bet loss in order to receive any free bets. The FanDuel promo code Colorado has no downside requirements, as it provides the 100% deposit match independent of a wager result.

The FanDuel promo code Colorado also has the benefit of being very easy to sign up for, as there are only a few simple steps to take to get the 100% deposit match.

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Do note that the deposit match does only apply to your initial wager, so be sure to get as close to the $250 cap as your wagering budget will allow, as the added value of this first deposit is a valuable asset.

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Once you have made the first deposit into your new FanDuel Colorado account, you will receive free bets in your account in the amount of your first deposit, up to $250.


FanDuel Colorado wants new customers to use these free bets, as it helps customers get acquainted with the FanDuel Colorado website and app, so it provides a 14-day window to wager with these free bets. Most sports betting apps provide a seven-day window to use free bets, so this time frame is generous.

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The FanDuel promo code differs from state to state. Check out FanDuel's site for your local details. 


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You will also find every manner of sports wager available at FanDuel Colorado, as you can partake of customizable parlays as well as having access to all kinds of prop and futures bets.

These wagering elements will give you plenty of betting options down the line and when they are combined with the 100% deposit match up to $250 in free bets, they make the FanDuel promo code Colorado an incredible way to kick off your summer sports betting.

For those a bit north of Colorado, online wagering arrived in Ontario in April. To find more information about Ontario’s mobile sports betting and online casino bonuses, you can check our Ontario sports betting and Ontario online casino bonus codes reviews.


KC Joyner

Tags: Denver Nuggets, NBA, Gambling

Thunder Will Pick Up $1.9M Team Option For Lu Dort

Jun 25, 2022 9:35 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti confirmed that the team would exercise their option to keep Lu Dort for the 2022-23 season. Dort will now be on the Thunder's books at $1,930,681 for the upcoming season.

OKC could have declined Dort's option and made him a restricted free agent in July. That would have allowed the Thunder to control the free agent process for Dort, as they could have matched any offer he got.

Now, Dort will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2023, barring him signing an extension. Oklahoma City won't have cap space this summer, as they are carrying a few big expiring deals and have over $27 million in dead money for Kemba Walker on their books.

In the summer of 2023, the Thunder are positioned to have over $40 million in cap space. That also may have factored in, as OKC may not have wanted to eat into that space with a new deal for Dort now.

Joe Mussatto/The Oklahoman

Tags: Luguentz Dort, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Thunder Likely To Re-Trade JaMychal Green

Jun 25, 2022 9:22 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have continued in asset-collection mode while in their rebuild. That includes recently trading for JaMychal Green while swapping the #30 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft for a first-round pick that is likely to be better down the line.

Now, the Thunder are likely to re-trade JaMychal Green, per GM Sam Presti.

Presti said that Oklahoma City values Green as a player. But Presti added that where the Thunder are in their rebuild, it makes sense for Green to be moved on to another team.

Green averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game off the bench for the Denver Nuggets last season. Denver traded Green and his expiring $8.2 million contract to Oklahoma City at the draft to lessen their luxury tax bill for next season.

Brandon Rahbar/Daily Thunder

Tags: JaMychal Green, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Celtics Assistant Will Hardy A Leading Candidate For Jazz Head Coach Opening

Jun 25, 2022 4:06 PM

The Utah Jazz have interviewed at least 15 candidates for their head coach opening. They now seem to be circling Boston Celtics assistant coach Will Hardy as the favorite for next Jazz coach.

Hardy joined Boston this past season after more than a decade with the San Antonio Spurs. He started in the Spurs video room before eventually being elevated to an assistant role under Gregg Popovich.

Utah is looking for a new coach after Quin Snyder stepped down following the season. Snyder had been the Jazz head coach for eight season from 2014 to 2022.

Andy Larsen/The Salt Lake Tribune

Tags: Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Rockets To Pick Up $1.8M Team Option for Jae'Sean Tate

Jun 25, 2022 3:48 PM

The Houston Rockets plan to pick up their team option for Jae'Sean Tate for the 2022-23 season. Tate will be on Houston's books for $1,782,621 for next season.

Tate has blossomed with the Rockets. He started in 77 of his 78 appearances in 2021-22, after starting in 58 of his 70 games in his rookie season.

Last year Tate averaged 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 26.4 minutes per game. He was also the Rockets best wing defender on most nights.

Houston will have the ability to make Tate a restricted free agent in the summer of 2023. This upcoming year will be the third and final season of the three-year deal Tate signed with the Rockets in 2020.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Jae'sean Tate, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Zach Collins Contract Fully Guaranteed at $7.35M With Spurs For Next Season

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