December 2019 Basketball Wiretap

Bradley Beal Sits Out Second Straight Game With Leg Soreness

Dec 31, 2019 12:43 AM

Bradley Beal sat out the Washington Wizards' 123-105 win over the Miami Heat due to soreness in his right leg. 

It was the second straight game Beal missed.

Beal is expected to return to practice on Tuesday, according to the team. 

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Tags: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Injury

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Patrick Beverley Expected To Miss 'A Few Games' With Sprained Wrist

Dec 31, 2019 12:41 AM

Patrick Beverley is expected to miss several games after spraining his wrist against the Utah Jazz last Saturday.

X-rays revealed no break in Beverley's wrist. 

"We knew there was no break, but that doesn't mean he is going to be out or not," said Rivers following the game.

Beverley is averaging 8 points and 6 rebounds on the season.

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Tags: Patrick Beverley, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Marquese Chriss Fined $35K For Shoving Luka Doncic

Dec 31, 2019 12:36 AM

The NBA fined Marquese Chriss $35,000 for shoving Luka Doncic during the third quarter of a recent Dallas Mavericks' 141-121 win over the Golden State Warriors.

The league said that the fine was partly "based in part on the fact that Chriss has been disciplined on several prior occasions for physical altercations on the court."

Doncic appeared unconcerned by the shove, chalking it up to "just physical plays."

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Marquese Chriss, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Fines

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Tom Thibodeau Confirms He Still Wants To Coach In NBA

Dec 30, 2019 4:33 PM

Tom Thibodeau hasn't coached since his dismissal by the Minnesota Timberwolves approximately 11 months ago, but he still wants to return to the NBA in that capacity.

"Oh, yeah. I want to coach," said Thibodeau when asked if he's learned he wants to coach again. "I’ve always known that."

Thibodeau was also asked what he's been up to during his time away from the game.

"I’ve been doing a lot of different things. I’ve been really trying to take advantage of not having a schedule. I’ve done a fair bit of traveling, visiting New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando and Miami.

“I bought a beach house in coastal Connecticut and have been renovating it. I pretty much gutted the property, so it’s been really interesting. I’ve been involved – some would say overly involved – in every step of the process. I’ve also done some TV work for ESPN & NBA TV and been able to visit with some teams, coaches and executives. I’ve been able to do several of the things that I enjoy, like reading a good book and relaxing."

Frank Isola/The Athletic

Tags: NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jaylen Brown, Brandon Ingram Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Dec 30, 2019 4:27 PM

Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Ingram helped lead New Orleans to a 4-0 week while averaging 25.3 points on .493 shooting from the floor, including .542 from three-point range and a perfect 1.000 from the free throw line, as well as 7.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals.

Brown averaged a team-high 27.0 points on 62.2% shooting (57.9% 3-PT), 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steal over three games at Toronto and at home against Cleveland and Toronto. He was the only Eastern Conference competitor to produce at least 25.0 points on 60.0% shooting throughout the week.

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Tags: Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Award

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Dunc'd On: Weekend Recap; Malone's Coaching; News

Dec 30, 2019 3:51 PM

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A special commercial-less episode, we work for free to catch you up on the latest news such as the Dedmon trade request and the remainder of injury news around the league.  We also spend some time discussing Mike Malone’s performance as coach in the wake of his reported extension and also recap some of the action over the weekend. 

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

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Warriors Monitoring Karl-Anthony Towns

Dec 30, 2019 2:36 PM

The Golden State Warriors are monitoring the situation of Karl-Anthony Towns with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Towns is under contract until 23-24, but multiple executives at the G League Showcase relayed that he is unhappy. Towns signed his extension with the Wolves during the 2018 offseason.

The Wolves have had interest in pairing Towns with D'Angelo Russell as the two are known to be close friends.

Ethan Strauss/The Athletic

Tags: Karl-Anthony Towns, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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NBA PER: Giannis, Harden, Doncic Remain Over 30.0

Dec 30, 2019 11:23 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Luka Doncic continue to post a PER over 30.0 after the 10th week of the 19-20 NBA season.

NBA PER (Week 10)
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 33.7
2. James Harden: 32.1
3. Luka Doncic: 31.8
4. Karl-Anthony Towns: 28.8
5. Anthony Davis: 28.5
6. Joel Embiid: 26.5
7. Kyrie Irving: 26.2
8. LeBron James: 26.2
9. Kawhi Leonard: 25.4
10. Hassan Whiteside: 25.3
11. Damian Lillard: 24.7
12. Enes Kanter: 24.5
13. Christian Wood: 24.2
14. Mitchell Robinson: 24.2
15. Jimmy Butler: 23.8
16. Nikola Jokic: 23.8
17. Brandon Clarke: 23.4
18. Trae Young: 23.2
19. Andre Drummond: 23.2
20. Jarrett Allen: 23.0
21. Montrezl Harrell: 23.0
22. Nerlens Noel: 22.5
23. Derrick Rose: 22.4
24. Nikola Vucevic: 22.3
25. John Collins: 22.1

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Dewayne Dedmon Publicly Confirms He'd Prefer Trade From Kings

Dec 30, 2019 11:10 AM

Dewayne Dedmon publicly confirmed he would like to be traded from the Sacramento Kings.

Demon signed a three-year, $40 million contract with the Kings this past offseason, but he has fallen out of Luke Walton's rotation.

“I would like to be traded,” Dedmon told The Bee, speaking publicly about his trade request for the first time. “I haven’t been playing, so I would like to go somewhere where my talents are appreciated.”

Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported Dedmon's preference for a trade last.

Dedmon dismissed the notion his play contributed to falling out of the rotation.

“I’m not the only person struggling with my shot, so if that’s a factor then it’s kind of crazy,” Dedmon said. “If you’re not allowed to shoot through your slumps, I don’t know how you’re supposed to make shots.”

Jason Anderson/Sacramento Bee

Tags: Dewayne Dedmon, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Skal Labissiere Out For 5-Game Road Trip, MRI Results Return Inconclusive

Dec 29, 2019 11:33 PM

An MRI on Skal Labissiere's knee returned inconclusive, the Portland Trail Blazers announced. Labissiere, who suffered the injury against the Lakers, will have a second MRI later this week.

Labissiere will miss the team's upcoming 5-game road trip.

The Blazers recalled Moses Brown from the Texas Legends. 

Casey Holdahl/Portland Trail Blazers

Tags: Skal Labissiere, Moses Brown, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Injury

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James Harden To Miss Pelicans Game With Sprained Toe

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LeBron James Named The Associated Press Male Athlete Of The Decade

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Kyle Lowry Credits Raptors Mentality For Win Over Celtics: 'We've Got Pros'

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Doc Rivers 'Concerned A Little Bit' By Patrick Beverley Wrist Injury

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Warriors Open To Trading Alec Burks, Other Veteran Players

Monte Pool/NBC Sports Bay Area

Marvin Bagley To Miss 'Next Few Games' With Foot Sprain

Sacramento Kings

LeBron James To Play Against Blazers

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Dennis Schroder, Terry Rozier Each Fined $25K

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Bradley Beal To Miss Knicks Game, Day-To-Day With Soreness In Leg

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RealGM Radio: Jared Dubin On The Season So Far

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Marcus Smart Available After Missing 8 Games With Eye Infection

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Giannis Antetokounmpo To Miss 2nd Straight Game Due To Back Soreness

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LeBron James To Go Through Game-Day Routine, Remains Questionable Versus Blazers

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Dennis Smith Jr. Receiving Trade Interest From Several Teams

Shams Charania/The Athletic

No Dialogue Between Jrue Holiday, David Griffin Over Potential Trade

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Nuggets Open To Discussing Deals For Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Draymond Green Credits Defense For Warriors' 4-Game Win Streak

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Zach Randolph Announces Retirement From NBA

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De'Aaron Fox Day-To-Day With Back Spasms, Marvin Bagley To Be Re-Evaluated On Saturday

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Trae Young To Miss At Least 1 Game With Sprained Ankle

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