June 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Nuggets Convert P.J. Dozier To Standard Multi-Year Contract

Jun 30, 2020 7:42 PM

The Denver Nuggets have converted the two-way contract of guard P.J. Dozier to a multi-year NBA contract.

Dozier, 6-6, 205, signed a two-way contract with the Nuggets on Oct. 18, 2019 and has appeared in 21 games this season, averaging 4.1 points, 1.4 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 11.1 minutes. Dozier posted a career-high 15 points in 21 minutes at Houston on Jan. 22, 2020.

In 18 games (16 starts), for the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League this season, Dozier held averages of 21.4 points, 7.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals while shooting 44% from the field in 36.9 minutes. He scored 20 or more points in 12 games, including posting a triple-double with 27 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists vs. Capital City Go-Go on Dec. 29th.

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Nuggets Sign Tyler Cook On Replacement Two-Way Contract

Jun 30, 2020 7:40 PM

The Denver Nuggets have signed Tyler Cook as a replacement Two-Way player.

ook, 6-8, 255, most recently appeared in 11 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season totaling 19 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes of action. He also played in 29 games (10 starts) for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League holding averages of 12.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 58.2% from the field in 21.3 minutes per game. 

Cook originally signed a Two-Way contract with the Nuggets on Aug. 13, 2019 after spending training camp in Denver.

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Cameron Payne Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Suns

Jun 30, 2020 7:21 PM

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a two-year Cameron Payne.

Payne last played in the NBA during the 18-19 season with the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Payne averaged 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 15 games in the G League this season.

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RealGM Radio: Ben Golliver On The NBA's Return To Play

Jun 30, 2020 6:20 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Ben Golliver of the Washington Post (@BenGolliver) discuss the NBA’s return to action.

The two discuss the current status of the bubble plan, which teams and players have the most to gain, the possible long-term ramifications and much more.

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NBA To Play National Anthem Before All Games

Jun 30, 2020 4:03 PM

The NBA will play the national anthem before all games beginning on July 30th.

Adam Silver was asked whether players will be allowed to kneel during the anthem. The NBA has a rule that players must stand for the anthem.

"I’m not comfortable with the word 'allow,'" said Silver. "I think that we’ll deal with that situation when it presents itself."

The Canadian national anthem will also be played before every game involving the Toronto Raptors. 


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Unidentified Player On Pacers Undecided On Participating In Bubble

Jun 30, 2020 3:01 PM

One member of the Indiana Pacers hasn't committed to joining the team in Orlando for the NBA's return-to-play plan.

Kevin Pritchard declined to disclose the identity of the player.

Victor Oladipo also recently told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that he wouldn't commit to the restart until after ramping up his activity to evaluate his repaired torn quad tendon.

"We're giving him all the information, we're updating him and then it's gotta be his decision because once you make the decision, you have to jump in both feet," Pritchard said. "You can't be straddling. You either have to be in or you have to be out. Again, no judgments on either way."

Malcolm Brogdon currently remains under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

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Nets To Give Jacque Vaughn Chance To Win Head Coaching Job

Jun 30, 2020 2:55 PM

The Brooklyn Nets intend to give Jacque Vaughn a shot at winning their head coaching job, sources tell The Athletic.

Vaughn replaced Kenny Atkinson as head coach on an interim basis in March.

Vaughn went 2-0 before the season was suspended. 

Mark Jackson, Tyronn Lue, Phil Handy and Jason Kidd have also been mentioned as possible candidates. 

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NBA Prepared To Stop Season If Cases Become Widespread Within Bubble

Jun 30, 2020 2:42 PM

Adam Silver revealed during a Time 100 talk on Tuesday that the NBA will stop the season if there is a surge of cases within the bubble.

"If cases are isolated, that's one thing," said Silver. "But if we had a lot of cases, we're going to stop."

Silver also said he won't be in the bubble during the entire remainder of the season.

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Nuggets Close Practice Facility Due To Two Positive COVID-19 Tests

Jun 30, 2020 12:45 PM

The Denver Nuggets closed their practice facility last Saturday after a round of positive COVID-19 tests.

Nikola Jokic tested positive in Serbia, but the Nuggets also had two members of their planned 35-person Orlando traveling party test positive. 

The Nuggets will reopen their facility based on the results of ongoing testing.

Michael Malone tested positive for COVID-19 during the NBA's shutdown.

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Pelicans Have Three Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Jun 30, 2020 12:43 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have had three players test positive for COVID-19.

Those players are in self isolation and are being tested daily. Those players may only return to the team after two days of negative tests.

David Griffin declined to comment on which players tested positive.

The three positive tests from the Pelicans are part of the 16 announced by the NBA last week.

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Kevin Durant Won't Travel With Nets To Orlando Bubble

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Markelle Fultz Says He's Thinking About Orlando Bubble 'Like It's Going To Be An AAU Tournament'

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John Wall Will Not Join Wizards In Orlando Due To Exposure Concerns

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DeAndre Jordan Tests Positive For COVID-19

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NBA To Paint 'Black Lives Matter' On Courts In Orlando

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Blazers To Sign Jaylen Adams As Replacement For Trevor Ariza

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Spencer Dinwiddie Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Emoni Bates Commits To Michigan State


Chris Bosh Reportedly Gave Bulls Verbal Agreement In 2010

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Bulls Were Skeptical Of Dwyane Wade's Interest During 2010 Free Agency

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Cavaliers Convert Dean Wade To Standard NBA Contract

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J.R. Smith, Lakers Agree To Deal

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Jordan Bell Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Cavaliers

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Anthony Edwards Signs With Klutch Sports

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation Files For Bankruptcy

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Justin Anderson To Sign With Nets

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Wilson Chandler Opts Out Of Orlando Restart

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Cavs, Andre Drummond Reportedly Show Mutual Interest In Long-Term Extension

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Rudy Gobert Says Taste Has Returned, But 'Smell Is Still Not 100%'

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