Basketball Wiretap

Warriors Converting Usman Garuba To Standard Contract

Apr 13, 2024 12:50 PM

The Golden State Warriors are converting Usman Garuba to a standard contract. Garuba had played with the Warriors on a two-way contract this season. Garuba will be eligible to play in the postseason after being converted.

The 6-foot-8 big man only appeared in five NBA games this season. In 35 G League games with the Santa Cruz Warriors, Garuba averaged 12.5 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.

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Sixers Signing Ricky Council IV To Four-Year, $7.4M Deal

Apr 13, 2024 12:43 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers are filling their final open roster with an internal promotion. The Sixers are signing guard Ricky Council to a four-year, $7.4 million contract. Council has been with Philadelphia on a two-way contract. Council will be eligible to play in the postseason for the Sixers.

Council signed a two-way deal with the 76ers after going undrafted out of Arkansas at the 2023 NBA Draft. He's appeared in 31 NBA games this season and averaged 5.5 points on 48.2% shooting.

In 27 G League games this season, the 6-foot-6 wing averaged 23.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and a steal per game. In two G League playoff games for the Delaware Blue Coats, Council averaged 29.5 points.

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Clippers Signing Kai Jones; Waiving Josh Primo

Apr 13, 2024 12:06 PM

The LA Clippers are doing some roster shuffling ahead of the end of the regular season. LA is signing big man Kai Jones to a multi-year deal. To create the roster spot for Jones, the Clippers will waive Josh Primo. Jones will be eligible to play in the 2024 NBA Playoffs for LA.

Jones was waived ahead of the start of the season by the Charlotte Hornets. The 6-foot-11 forward/center signed a 10-day deal with the Philadelphia 76ers in March, but did not appear in an NBA game. Jones did appear in two G League games, and averaged 11 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals and a block per game.

Primo appeared in two NBA games for the Clippers this season. He also played in 35 G League games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in late March.

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Tags: Kai Jones, Joshua Primo, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Waiver

Sixers Will Make Paul George 'Top Target' In Offseason

Apr 12, 2024 2:59 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to make Paul George their "top target" during the 2024 offseason if he declines his $48.8 million option with the Los Angeles Clippers.

George was widely expected to sign a contract extension with the Clippers following the three-year, $152.4 million deal signed by Kawhi Leonard in January. 

The Sixers only have Joel Embiid and Paul Reed under contract next season, while Tyrese Maxey will be a restricted free agent with a small cap hold. The Sixers could create close to $65 million in cap space, which would be more than enough to sign George to his max.

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Jaylen Nowell, Pistons Sign Deal For Remainder Of Season

Apr 12, 2024 2:26 PM

The Detroit Pistons have agreed to sign Jaylen Nowell for the remainder of the season using an injury hardship exception.

Nowell has appeared in three games with the Pistons, averaging 8.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 16.5 minutes over three games.

The Pistons play in their final game of the season on Sunday.

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Jrue Holiday, Celtics Agree To Four-Year, $135M Extension

Apr 10, 2024 8:55 PM

Jrue Holiday and the Boston Celtics have agreed to a four-year, $135 million extension.

Holiday is declining his $37.3 million player option for 24-25 to sign a long-term deal that will take him through the 27-28 season. Holiday's extension saves the Celtics several million dollars on the cap next year

Holiday was acquired by the Celtics before the start of training camp after the Milwaukee Bucks traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of the Damian Lillard deal.

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Grizzlies Sign Zavier Simpson, Jack White To 10-Day Contracts

Apr 9, 2024 10:56 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Zavier Simpson to a second 10-day contract and wing Jack White to a 10-day contract. 

Simpson (6-0, 190) has appeared in three games as a reserve for the Grizzlies and has averaged 5.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals in 24.0 minutes after signing his first 10-day contract on March 30 as a Call-Up from the NBA G League’s Motor City Cruise. 

White (6-7, 225) appeared in 29 games (23 starts) for the South Bay Lakers during the showcase and regular season and averaged 9.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists in 26.2 minutes.

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Celtics Convert Neemias Queta To Standard NBA Contract

Apr 8, 2024 9:28 PM

The Boston Celtics have signed center Neemias Queta to a standard NBA contract.

Queta has appeared in 26 games with the Celtics since signing a two-way contract with the franchise on September 17, 2023. The 7-0 center is recording career-highs in his first season with Boston, averaging 4.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks in 11.4 minutes per game.

Queta scored a career-high 14 points on 4-of-7 made field goals and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in the Celtics’ 145-108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 23. Queta has recorded both of his career double-doubles this season, including his 10-point, 10-rebound performance against the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 19.

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Isaiah Thomas, Suns Sign Contract For Remainder Of Season

Apr 8, 2024 9:21 PM

The Phoenix Suns will sign Isaiah Thomas to a contract for the remainder of the season.

Thomas recently completed two 10-day contracts with the Suns.

Thomas most recently played 22 games during the 21-22 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets.

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D'Angelo Russell Likely To Decline Player Option With Lakers, Become Free Agent

Apr 8, 2024 11:27 AM

D'Angelo Russell will likely be a free agent for the second time in two years as he is having a highly productive season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Russell re-signed with the Lakers on a two-year, $37 million deal with Year 2 being a player option. As part of two-year deal, Russell gave up his ability to waive a trade. The Lakers shopped Russell, but they were unable to find a trade partner before the deadline. 

"I think almost certainly he will not pick up the option," said Brian Windhorst on his podcast. "You work your whole life to be coming off a great season and being unrestricted."

Russell is averaging 18.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists while shooting 41.9 percent on three-pointers in 73 games this season.

The Lakers will retain Russell's Bird rights in the offseason.

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LeBron James Expected To Opt Out, Seek No-Trade Clause In Next Contract With Lakers

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Donovan Mitchell 'All But Certain' To Decline $37.1M Player Option For 2025-26 Season

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Jared Butler, Wizards Agree To Three-Year, Standard NBA Deal

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NBA Projects 24-25 Salary Cap At $141M

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Wolves Convert Luka Garza From Two-Way To Standard NBA Deal

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Javonte Green, Bulls Agree To Deal For Remainder Of Season

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Malik Williams, Raptors Agree To 10-Day Contract

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Jaylen Nowell, Pistons Agree To 10-Day Deal

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Chimezie Metu, Pistons Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Zavier Simpson, Grizzlies Signing 10-Day Contract

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Grizzlies Signing Maozinha Pereira To Second 10-Day Contract

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Marcus Morris Sr., Cavaliers Sign Contract For Remainder Of Season

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Dan Gilbert: We Think Donovan Mitchell Will Extend Contract With Cavaliers

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Timberwolves Signing TJ Warren For Remainder Of Season

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Mamadi Diakite Signs With Knicks For Remainder Of Season

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DaQuan Jeffries Signs With Knicks For Remainder Of Season

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Kobi Simmons, Raptors Agree To 10-Day Deal

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Javonte Green, Bulls Agree To 10-Day Contract

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Sixers 'Loom As Eager' To Sign Paul George If He Becomes Free Agent

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Chimezie Metu, Pistons Agree To 10-Day Contract

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