Basketball Wiretap

Blake Griffin Signs For $1.2M For Remainder Of Season With Nets

Mar 8, 2021 11:21 AM

Blake Griffin will earn $1.2 million for the remainder of the season with the Brooklyn Nets.

Griffin will also wear No. 2.

Griffin and the Nets agreed to a contract on Sunday after he cleared waivers. 

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Otto Porter, Bulls Could Agree To Buyout; Warriors Would Have Interest

Mar 8, 2021 11:03 AM

Otto Porter Jr. will be a free agent this offseason and he could be bought out by the Chicago Bulls.

Porter has only played in 45 games with the Bulls since they acquired him from the Washington Wizards in 2019 due to ongoing back issues.

The Golden State Warriors are one team with interest in Porter, sources tell Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

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Raptors, Magic, Rockets, Spurs, Suns Interested In Alize Johnson

Mar 8, 2021 10:56 AM

Alize Johnson of Raptors 905 is one of the most sought after free agents in the G League. Johnson is a versatile defender and is averaging 16.6 points and 4.2 assists on offense.

Sources tell The Ringer that the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns have expressed interest in Johnson.

Johnson was the 50th overall pick in 2018 by the Indiana Pacers. 

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Tags: Alize Johnson, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Raptors 905, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Lakers Prefer Andre Drummond Over DeMarcus Cousins

Mar 8, 2021 10:48 AM

While the Los Angeles Lakers have interest in both centers, their preference is for Andre Drummond over DeMarcus Cousins.

Drummond is sitting while the Cleveland Cavaliers attempt to trade him. Drummond is on a $28.8 million salary this season, which makes any trade difficult to consummate. 

The Houston Rockets waived Cousins last month and is expected to sign with a contender. 

The Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are considered the favorites to sign Drummond, though the latter just signed Blake Griffin to play center.

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Rockets Won't Pursue Strategy Of 'The Process'

Mar 6, 2021 3:26 PM

The Houston Rockets have not interest in pursuing their version of "The Process," according to a source.

"The Process" would entail the Rockets trading off veterans to collect assets and also improve their lottery chances.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have the right to switch draft picks with the Rockets unless the pick lands in the top-4. Unless selecting in the top four picks of the draft, the Rockets would get the worst from among Oklahoma City’s, Miami’s, and their own pick.

There is significant interest in P.J. Tucker, who would not seem to fit in long-term plans.

Victor Oladipo, who will be a free agent this offseason, is another player who could be dealt.

The Rockets in general believe that Eric Gordon and other players on long-term contracts are on good deals they would be willing to keep.

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Blake Griffin Gave Up $13.3M In Buyout With Pistons

Mar 6, 2021 8:47 AM

Blake Griffin gave up $13.3 million in his buyout with the Detroit Pistons in order to become a free agent.

Griffin will clear waivers on Sunday and will likely sign with the Brooklyn Nets.

Griffin will have the opportunity to make back that money depending on the type of contract he signs as a free agent during the 2021 offseason.

Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports reports that $4.3 million in cap space will be applied to Detroit's number for 20-21 and $8.7 million for 21-22.

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Knicks Discuss Signing Kyle O'Quinn

Mar 6, 2021 8:36 AM

The New York Knicks have had internal discussions on signing Kyle O'Quinn.

O'Quinn is a native of Queens and previously played for the Knicks.

O'Quinn signed with Fenerbahce in Turkey in January.

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Blake Griffin Expected To Sign With Nets

Mar 5, 2021 1:06 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are widely considered the leaders to sign Blake Griffin when he clears waivers, sources tell Shams Charania and James Edwards III of The Athletic.

"Rival teams with interest are expecting Griffin to choose Nets as a title favorite for chance to win a championship," writes Charania.

The Detroit Pistons and Griffin agreed to a buyout on Friday.

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Blake Griffin, Pistons Agree To Buyout; Lakers, Clippers, Nets, Heat, Warriors Express Interest

Mar 5, 2021 12:15 PM

The Detroit Pistons and Blake Griffin have agreed to a contract buyout.

Griffin will become a free agent and Marc Stein reports the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors have expressed interest in him when he clears waivers. Stein later added that the Boston Celtics have expressed interest and that the Nets are considered a "strong contender" due to Griffin's longstanding relationship with players there.

The Pistons traded for Griffin in 2018 months after he signed a max contract with the Clippers. With such a significant amount of money remaining on Griffin's deal this season and next, the Pistons were unable to find a workable trade.

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Blake Griffin, Pistons Expected To Agree To Buyout

Mar 4, 2021 10:59 AM

Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons are expected to eventually agree to a contract buyout, sources tell The Athletic.

Griffin was traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Pistons in January of 2018 and he was an All-NBA selection in 2019, but his play has slipped of late.

The Pistons are keeping Griffin out of their lineup while looking for a trade, which now appears to be heading to a buyout.

Griffin signed a five-year, $173 million deal with the Clippers in 2017.

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Bucks Waive Jaylen Adams

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Bucks To Sign Myles Powell To Two-Way Contract

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Victor Oladipo Turns Down Two-Year, $45.2 Million Extension From Rockets

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Lakers Sign Damian Jones To 10-Day Contract

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Raptors Agree To Sign Donta Hall To 10-Day Deal

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Kings Sign Norvel Pelle To 10-Day Contract

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Zach LaVine's Extension Would Be $51M Less Than Waiting For 2022 Free Agency

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Cavaliers Waive Marques Bolden From Two-Way Contract

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Kings Waive Glenn Robinson III

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Pelicans Sign Sindarius Thornwell To 10-Day Contract

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Jazz Release Shaquille Harrison

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Cavaliers Sign Broderic Thomas To Two-Way Contract

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Lakers Unlikely To Pursue DeMarcus Cousins, Identify Hassan Whiteside As Target

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Jrue Holiday Becomes Extension Eligible On Friday

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Suns Waive Damian Jones

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Mike Conley Wants To Remain With Jazz Long-Term

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Pau Gasol Signs With Barcelona

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Heat Granted $4.7M Disabled Player Exception For Meyers Leonard

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Pelicans Waive Sindarius Thornwell

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Rockets Release DeMarcus Cousins

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