Basketball Wiretap

Shaun Livingston Announces Retirement From NBA At 34

Sep 13, 2019 12:37 PM

Shaun Livingston has announced his retirement at the age of 34.

Livingston was waived by the Golden State Warriors on July 10.

Livingston was the fourth overall pick in 2004 by the Los Angeles Clippers and was one of the NBA's most promising young point guards before suffering a devastating left leg injury.

Livingston worked his way back over several years and became a key part of the Warriors' run of three championships and five Finals appearances. 

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Blazers Sign Troy Caupain, London Perrantes To Exhibit 10 Deals

Sep 12, 2019 2:53 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Troy Caupain and London Perrantes to Exhibit 10 deals.

Caupain and Perrantes will be on Portland's roster for the preseason.

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Pistons Waive Michael Beasley

Sep 12, 2019 1:25 PM

The Detroit Pistons will waive Michael Beasley to create a roster spot for Joe Johnson.

Beasley spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Joe Johnson Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pistons

Sep 12, 2019 1:24 PM

Joe Johnson has agreed to sign a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons.

Johnson was out of the NBA last season and became MVP of the BIG3.

Johnson last played in the NBA in 2018 with the Houston Rockets.

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Bulls Agree To Sign Justin Simon To Exhibit 10 Deal

Sep 12, 2019 11:34 AM

The Chicago Bulls have agreed to sign Justin Simon to an Exhibit 10 contract.

Simon will play for the Bulls in preseason and then is expected to move to their G League roster.

Simon was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year last season with St. John's.

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Hornets Only Received Lottery-Protected Offers For Kemba Walker

Sep 12, 2019 11:21 AM

The Charlotte Hornets only offered Kemba Walker $160 million over five years, approximately $60 million less than his max after earning All-NBA honors.

Walker didn't demand the full supermax from the Hornets.

“We had great years with him, and we didn’t get into the playoffs,” Mitch Kupchak said. “What makes us think that next year (would) be different?”

“I’ve got to step back and look at where we’ve been and where we’re going. Chart out a course that gives us the best chance to build something that is sustainable for more than a year or two.”

Kupchak also defended the Hornets against criticism that they should have traded Walker rather than letting him leave in free agency as he signed with the Boston Celtics.

“Almost every offer revolved around draft picks. It was always lottery-protected.,” Kupchak said. “When you do something like that, you’re saying you’re going to draft a player in the teens, we don’t know how good he’s going to be, and it’s going to take three or four years (to realize value). We wanted to keep Kemba — under the right conditions.”

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Tags: Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rockets Turn Nene's Contract Into Potential $10M Trade Chip With Creative Bonuses

Sep 11, 2019 8:17 PM

The Houston Rockets signed Nene to a creative contract that will give the team flexibility using his contract on the trade market after January 15th.

Nene signed a two-year, $20 million deal, but the base compensation for 19-20 is $2.56 million with $7.44 million in likely bonuses, which brings his cap hit to $10 million this season. The full $10 million cap number can be used in a trade.

The bonuses in his contract are as follows:

1. $2.435 million for playing in at least 50 games with the Rockets winning 52 or more games.

2. $2.5 million for playing at least 25 games and the Rockets winning 52 or more games.

3. $2.5 million for playing at least 40 games and the Rockets winning 52 or more games.

Because Nene played in 42 games last season and the Rockets won 53 games, it is considered a likely bonus.

The $2.69 million in base compensation for the 20-21 season if Nene is not waived by February 15th.

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Tags: Maybyner Nene, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Exercise Fourth-Year Option On Bam Adebayo

Sep 11, 2019 3:53 PM

The Miami Heat have exercised their fourth-year team option on Bam Adebayo. 

Adebayo, who was selected in the first round (14th overall) by the Heat in the 2017 NBA Draft, was the only Miami player to appear in all 82 games (28 starts) last season and averaged 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 23.3 minutes while shooting a team-high 57.6 percent from the field. Among league leaders, he ranked 29th in total rebounds, tied for 31st in offensive rebounds, 32nd in defensive rebounds, 40th in rebounds per game and 40th in blocks.

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Knicks Sign Amir Hinton, Kenny Wooten, V.J. King, Lamar Peters To Camp Deals

Sep 11, 2019 11:36 AM

The New York Knicks have signed four undrafted rookies to contracts.

Amir Hinton, Kenny Wooten, V.J. King and Lamar Peters will be on the Knicks' training camp roster.

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Joe Johnson Working Out For Pistons

Sep 10, 2019 2:34 PM

Joe Johnson is working out for the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.

Johnson is receiving significant NBA interest after his impressive season in the BIG3.

Johnson last played in the NBA in 2018 with the Houston Rockets.

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Raptors Work Out Isaiah Taylor

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Juan Toscano-Anderson Signs Exhibit 10 Deal With Warriors

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Salah Mejri Signs One-Month Contract With Liaoning

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Kevin Durant Hoped To Return To Oklahoma City Before Receiving Poor Treatment Upon Leaving

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Kevin Durant: I Started To Realize I'm Just Different From Rest Of Warriors

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Grizzlies Refuse To Engage Andre Iguodala On Buyout

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Blazers Sign Moses Brown To Camp Deal

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Lakers Apply For $1.75M Disabled Player Exception For DeMarcus Cousins

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Kings Negotiating Contract Extension With Buddy Hield

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Knicks Void Two-Way Agreement Of Kris Wilkes Due To Health Issues

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Matt Mooney Signs Exhibit 10 Deal With Grizzlies

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Heat Sign Davon Reed

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Wolves Sign Lindell Wigginton

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Devon Hall Signs Two-Way Contract With Thunder

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Rockets Convert Camp Deals For Shamorie Ponds, William McDowell-White Into Two-Ways

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Ahmed Hill Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Hornets

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Joe Johnson Schedules Workouts With Pistons, Bucks, Nets

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Kobi Simmons Agrees To One-Year Deal With Hornets

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Eric Moreland Signs Camp Deal With Thunder

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Ben Moore In Advanced Talks With Galatasary

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