Basketball Wiretap

Raptors Waive K.J. McDaniels

Oct 22, 2017 6:36 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have waived forward K.J. McDaniels.

McDaniels appeared in three preseason games, totaling six points, five rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes. 

McDaniels was inactive for the first two games of the regular season.

Toronto’s roster now stands at 16 players.

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Kristaps Porzingis Needs To See Changes With Knicks Before Committing Long-Term

Oct 21, 2017 10:40 PM

Kristaps Porzingis will be eligible for a designated rookie scale maximum extension from the New York Knicks in less than nine months.

Porzingis was asked whether he would need to see changes from the Knicks before committing long-term.

"Yeah," replied Porzingis.

Porzingis then paused and smiled, realizing his position shouldn't be discussed publicly.

“Yeah. That’s it.”

If Porzingis declines an extension offer in 2018, he would become a restricted free agent in 2019 and potentially an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

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Jameer Nelson Agrees To Sign With Pelicans

Oct 21, 2017 4:37 PM

Jameer Nelson has agreed to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans. 

The Pelicans will waive Jordan Crawford to create a roster spot for Nelson. 

New Orleans is thin at point guard with Ramon Rondo out following sports hernia surgery. 

Denver waived Nelson to create space to sign Richard Jefferson. 

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Bucks Sign Joel Bolomboy To Two-Way Deal

Oct 20, 2017 6:01 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks will sign Joel Bolomboy to a two-way deal.

Bolomboy played 12 games with the Utah Jazz last season.

Bolomboy was waived by the Jazz at the end of the preseason.

Bolomboy was expected to the be the top pick in the G-League draft.

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Tags: Joel Bolomboy, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chris Paul Had Issues With Culture Of Clippers

Oct 20, 2017 5:36 PM

Chris Paul talked about the end of his tenure with the Los Angeles Clippers in a series with ESPN.

“Like, a lot of people see wins and losses and that stuff like that, but it’s the culture of our team,” Paul said.

Paul went on to say that he told his brother, CJ Paul, to tell the Clippers this:

“I was like, if you ain’t trying to contend with the Warriors, then what are doing? The Warriors haven’t lost in the playoffs. Like, if you’re not trying to contend with them, then what are you doing?”

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Chris Paul, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jameer Nelson Clears Waivers

Oct 20, 2017 5:11 PM

Jameer Nelson has cleared waivers and is now a free agent.

Nelson was released by the Denver Nuggets to create a roster spot for Richard Jefferson.

The Houston Rockets could have a need for a point guard with Chris Paul out with a knee injury.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Was Open To Trade From Spurs

Oct 19, 2017 7:36 PM

While the San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge agreed upon a three-year extension before the start of the season, both sides were interested in a trade during the offseason.

One scenario the Spurs discussed was trying to acquire Kyrie Irving in a deal for Aldridge.

"The Spurs did talk about trading LaMarcus last year," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "He was very open to being traded. They talked about deals around the draft and they talked about deals in the the summer, when they were trying to get Kyrie Irving."

Aldridge and Gregg Popovich cleared the air before the start of the season.

"Seems right now he's feeling comfortable, he's fitting well. He's more at home now, being himself," said Danny Green. "He's playing good basketball, he's in good shape right now."

"I think he's becoming happier as we go along," Green said.

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Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wade Baldwin Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Blazers

Oct 19, 2017 6:22 PM

Wade Baldwin has agreed upon a two-way contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Baldwin was released by the Memphis Grizzlies before the start of the season despite being in his second season as a first round pick in 2016.

The Blazers have a strong track record of developing guards.

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Nuggets Release Jameer Nelson

Oct 18, 2017 5:34 PM

The Denver Nuggets have released Jameer Nelson.

Nelson will become a free agent on Friday if he clears waivers.

The Nuggets released Nelson in order to create a roster spot for Richard Jefferson.

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Lakers Agree Upon Two-Way Deal With Vander Blue

Oct 18, 2017 2:06 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed upon a two-way contract with Vander Blue.

Blue was with the Lakers during camp and released before the start of the season.

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Cavaliers Finalizing Two-Way Deal With London Perrantes
London Perrantes was with the Spurs during training camp.

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Thunder Sign PJ Dozier To Two-Way Contract
PJ Dozier helped lead South Carolina to the Final Four.

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Gary Payton II Signs Two-Way Contract With Bucks
Gary Payton II appeared in four preseason games and averaged 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

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Warriors Agree Upon Two-Way Deal With Quinn Cook
Quinn Cook was released last week by the Hawks.

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Richard Jefferson Agrees Upon One-Year, $2.3M Deal With Nuggets
The Nuggets feel Richard Jefferson will give them depth at small forward and also be a strong veteran presence.

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Marcus Smart, Celtics Were Close On Extension
The Celtics and Marcus Smart were unable to agree upon a contract extension before Monday's deadline.

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Hawks Agree Upon Two-Year Deal With Isaiah Taylor
Isaiah Taylor was waived by the Rockets last week.

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Bulls Claims Kay Felder Off Waivers
Kay Felder was traded last week by the Cavaliers to the Hawks and subsequently waived.

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Bucks Claim DeAndre Liggins Off Waivers
DeAndre Liggins has been on the roster of the Cavaliers, Mavericks, Rockets, Clippers, Hawks, Heat and Bucks since April of 2017.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees Upon Three-Year, $72.3M Extension With Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge could have become a free agent in 2018.

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Gian Clavell Signs Two-Way Contract With Mavericks
Gian Clavell averaged 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18.7 minutes per game for the Mavericks in Summer League.

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Raptors Exercise 18-19 Options On Jakob Poeltl, Pascal Siakam, Delon Wright
The Raptors have guaranteed the contracts of three Rookie Scale Contract players.

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LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs In Serious Talks On Extension
LaMarcus Aldridge can sign an extension with three additional seasons.

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Nuggets Interested In Signing Richard Jefferson
Josh Kroenke enjoys a strong friendship with Richard Jefferson.

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Pistons Exercise 18-19 Options On Stanley Johnson, Henry Ellenson
Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson are now under contract for 18-19.

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Wolves Exercise 18-19 Options On Karl-Anthony Towns, Tyus Jones
Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones were members of the 2015 draft class.

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Bulls Likely To Re-Sign Zach LaVine In 2018
The Bulls are unlikely to extend Zach LaVine before Monday's deadline.

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Spurs Exercise 18-19 Option On Dejounte Murray
DeJounte Murray averaged 5.7 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 15.3 minutes during the playoffs.

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Pacers Waive Jarrod Uthoff
Jarrod Uthoff went undrafted in 2016 out of Iowa and played nine games last season with the Mavericks.

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Pistons Waive Beno Udrih
Beno Udrih did not appear in any games with the Pistons this preseason.

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