Basketball Wiretap

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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Tags: Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

Shams Charania, James Edwards III/The Athletic

Tags: Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bucks Waive Jaylen Adams

Mar 4, 2021 8:22 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have waived Jaylen Adams.

Milwaukee had until Thursday to waive a Two-Way player before his contract becomes fully guaranteed. 

Adams appeared in seven games with the Bucks this season.

Eric Nehm/The Athletic

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Bucks To Sign Myles Powell To Two-Way Contract

Mar 3, 2021 4:45 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks will sign Myles Powell to a Two-Way contract.

Powell is averaging 17.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 28.1 minutes over 13 games this season in the G League. Powell is also shooting 44.6 percent on three-pointers.

Powell went undrafted out of Seton Hall in 2020.

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

Feb 28, 2021 7:31 PM

Victor Oladipo turned down a two-year, $45.2 million contract extension from the Houston Rockets, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The amount was the most that the Rockets could currently offer Oladipo. The 28-year-old is currently in the final year of his four-year deal.

Oladipo is reportedly looking for a long-term deal, which the Rockets cannot offer until this offseason.

The Heat and the Knicks are among teams who have shown an interest in Oladipo in the past. 

Wojnarowski adds that the Rockets have yet to engage in trade talks involving Oladipo. 

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Lakers Sign Damian Jones To 10-Day Contract

Feb 26, 2021 2:26 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Damian Jones to a 10-day contract.

Jones has played in 118 career games (49 starts) for Golden State, Atlanta and Phoenix, with averages of 4.3 points (.657 FG%) and 2.8 rebounds in 13.3 minutes. Last season with Atlanta, Jones notched 5.6 points (.680 FG%) and 3.7 rebounds. In 14 games for Phoenix this year, he tallied 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

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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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Lakers To Reportedly Pursue DeMarcus Cousins

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Rockets, DeMarcus Cousins To Part Ways In 'Coming Days'

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Pau Gasol Denies Reports He's Signed With Barcelona, Not Ready To Compete 'Just Yet'

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Rockets Sign Justin Patton To Two-Way Contract

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