Basketball Wiretap

Nets Sign Lance Thomas As Substitute Player

Jul 14, 2020 4:05 PM

Lance Thomas has agreed to a contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets have also aded Jamal Crawford, Michael Beasley and Donta Hall as they deal with multiple players withdraw due to COVID-19.

Thomas last played in the NBA during the 2019 preseason with the Nets, appearing in one game prior to being waived on Oct. 18.

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Bucks Have 'Zero' Concern About Potential Recruiting Of Giannis Antetokounmpo Within Bubble

Jul 14, 2020 10:46 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks aren't concerned about the possibility of players from rival teams trying to recruit Giannis Antetokounmpo during the NBA's restart within the bubble.

"Zero," said Jon Horst. We can only control what we can control. If it's considered tampering or recruiting or whatever it is, in our league people talk, people are connected, people have relationships. At the end of the day, I have full confidence in my personal relationship, our league's relationship, our coach's relationship, his teammate's relationship with Giannis in what we're doing and what we're about.

"I think that separated us and we're going to continue to be above that and not worry about that. We can only worry about what we can control, to be the best that we can, to have the best organization of support and success as possible, and that's really where our energy and our focus is. Also, just as a funny kind of side note, I think that technically violates the social distancing rules and I think everyone is getting tracked for that, so I think we'll be OK that way as well."

Antetokounmpo becomes eligible to sign a supermax contract extension this offseason and would otherwise become a free agent in 2021. 

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Nets Closing In On Deal With Lance Thomas

Jul 12, 2020 12:45 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are closing in on a deal with Lance Thomas, sources told Ian Begley of SNY.

The 32-year-old last played for the Knicks during the 2018-19 season.

The Nets have recently signed Michael Beasley, Jamal Crawford, and Donta Hall to fill in roster spots for the bubble. 

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Nets Agree To Sign Donta Hall For Remainder Of Season

Jul 9, 2020 5:17 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to sign Donta Hall for the remainder of the season.

The Nets are severely shorthanded for the NBA's restart and have signed a number of replacement players.

Hall averaged 15.5 points and 10.6 rebounds in the G League this season with the Grand Rapids Drive. Hall then received a call-up to the Detroit Pistons.

Hall went undrafted out of Alabama last year. 

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Michael Beasley Reportedly Close To Signing Deal With Nets

Jul 9, 2020 1:17 AM

Michael Beasley is "moving towards" signing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Nets signed Jamal Crawford earlier on Wednesday. 

Beasley would have to serve a five game suspension for violating the league's Anti-Drug policy last April, reported Bobby Marks of ESPN.

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Jamal Crawford Agrees To Sign With Nets

Jul 8, 2020 8:44 PM

Jamal Crawford has agreed to sign with the Brooklyn Nets.

Crawford hadn't played during the 19-20 season after spending 18-19 with the Phoenix Suns.

Crawford scored 51 points in his final game during the 18-19 season. 

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Pau Gasol To Sign One-Year Deal With Barcelona

Jul 8, 2020 11:41 AM

Pau Gasol and Barcelona are close to an agreement on a one-year deal that is expected to be finalized later in the summer.

Gasol plans to retire after the Tokyo Olympics. 

Gasol was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers in November as he continued to recover from surgery on his left foot.

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Nets Interested In Amir Johnson

Jul 7, 2020 8:41 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have interest in signing Amir Johnson.

The Nets are thin up front with DeAndre Jordan and Nicolas Claxton out for the NBA's restart. 

Johnson last played in the NBA in 18-19 with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Gerald Green Received Free Agent Interest, Will Wait To Sign For 20-21

Jul 6, 2020 6:04 PM

Gerald Green received interest from multiple teams for the NBA's restart but has elected not to play. Green is expecting a child in August.

The Houston Rockets traded Green to the Denver Nuggets in February and would be ineligible to sign him.

Green has recovered from his broken foot and will hit the free agent market in October.

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Pelicans Sign Sindarius Thornwell As Substitute Player

Jul 6, 2020 1:56 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free agent guard Sindarius Thornwell as a substitute player for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. 

Thornwell, 6-4, 215, most recently played for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League, appearing in 40 games (26 starts) while averaging 9.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 29.0 minutes per contest. Selected 48th overall out of the University of South Carolina by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2017 NBA Draft, Thornwell has appeared in 137 career regular season games with the Los Angeles Clippers, holding averages of 2.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 10.7 minutes.

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De'Aaron Fox, Kings Have Discussed Contract Extension

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Rockets To Sign Luc Mbah A Moute

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JR Smith Signs With Lakers

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

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Nuggets Sign Tyler Cook On Replacement Two-Way Contract

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Cameron Payne Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Suns

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Blazers To Sign Jaylen Adams As Replacement For Trevor Ariza

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

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Nuggets Expected To Sign Tyler Cook To Two-Way Contract

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Lance Thomas Drawing Interest From Several Teams

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Knicks Claim Theo Pinson, Waive Allonzo Trier

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Pistons Sign Justin Patton

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Thunder To Sign Devon Hall To Two-Way Contract

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Justin Anderson Receiving Interest From Multiple Teams

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Ryan Broekhoff Agrees To Sign With 76ers

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Knicks Claim Jared Harper, Waive Kadeem Allen

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Trey Burke, Mavericks Agree To Deal For Remainder Of Season

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