December 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Sources: James Anderson To Sign With Rockets

Dec 30, 2012 2:27 PM

James Anderson will sign with the Houston Rockets on Sunday, according to league sources.

Anderson, 23, played 10 games with the San Antonio Spurs this season and has spent all three years of his NBA career with the organization.

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Cavaliers Claim Livingston, Waive Sloan

Dec 25, 2012 10:43 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have claimed Shaun Livingston off waivers from the Washington Wizards and Donald Sloan.

The Cavaliers rosters now stands at 15.

Livingston, 27, has appeared in 17 games (four starts) for the Wizards, averaging 3.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 18.8 minutes per game.

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Celtics Sign Varnado

Dec 24, 2012 2:05 PM

The Boston Celtics have signed Jarvis Varnado.

Boston has been thin in the frontcourt.

Varnado was the 41st overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat, but never played a game with the franchise.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

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Source: Celtics Sign Jarvis Varnado From D-League

Dec 23, 2012 11:30 PM

The Boston Celtics will sign Jarvis Varnado of the NBA D-League's Sioux Falls on Monday, according to a league source.

The 6-foot-9 Varnado has averaged 14 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.4 blocks with Sioux Falls.

Doc Rivers admitted on Sunday that the Celtics would look to sign a big man given the loss of Chris Wilcox, who could miss one month with a sprained ligament in his left thumb.

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Tags: Jarvis Varnado, Boston Celtics, Sioux Falls Skyforce, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, D-League Teams

Wilcox Could Miss One Month

Dec 23, 2012 5:01 PM

Chris Wilcox could miss one month with a sprained ligament in his right thumb, according to Doc Rivers.

Wilcox had been a solid contributor for the Boston Celtics this season, but he suffered the injury in Tuesday's loss to the Chicago Bulls.

"Chris is out; he's out for a while," Rivers said. "I don't know how long (but) the first report I got was three to four weeks. He'll be out."

The Celtics could now look to sign a free agent big man, which Rivers admitted.

"You would think (we would sign someone)," Rivers said. "But obviously that's the one position where they don't grow on trees. We just have to be patient. Obviously we need another big (man) with Chris being out. I don't know if we're going to get another big on this (four-game) trip."

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Tags: Chris Wilcox, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Injury

Wizards To Sign Shelvin Mack

Dec 23, 2012 11:34 AM

The Washington Wizards will sign Shelvin Mack to a contract, according to sources.

The Wizards selected Mack with the 34th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft and waived him before the start of the current season.

Mack had been playing in the D-League.

The Wizards released Shaun Livington to create space to sign Mack.

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Wizards Release Livingston, Barron

Dec 23, 2012 1:02 AM

The Washington Wizards have waived Shaun Livingston and Earl Barron.

The Wizards will now look for backcourt help, according to the Washington Post.

Livingston averaged 3.8 points in 16 games for the Wizards while Barron averaged 2.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 11 contests.

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Sources: Lakers Passed On Delonte West To Prevent Further Complications

Dec 22, 2012 12:31 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers elected to pass on signing Delonte West due to concerns about how his presence would possibly further destabilize an already complicated situation, according to sources.

West was strongly considered during the Lakers' 1-6 start to December, but ultimately decided the safer option was to wait for Steve Nash to return.

Sources say the Lakers could still bring in another point guard.

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Mickael Gelabale Reaches Out To NBA Teams For Potential Return

Dec 21, 2012 3:45 PM

In an effort to return to the NBA, Mickael Gelabale has informed all 30 teams about his interest in signing with an organization between now and Jan. 30, agent Bill McCandless told RealGM on Friday afternoon.

Gelabale’s agency reached out to all teams through email, and it is confident that someone will seriously consider acquiring Gelabale in January.

“He’s better than [Chris] Douglas-Roberts or any D-Leaguer in my opinion,” McCandless said.

After his contract with Croatian club Cedevita ended late last week, Gelabale moved to Valencia of the ACB – where he holds an opt-out clause to leave to the NBA by Jan. 30.

Gelabale, whose offensive efficiency ranks second in the EuroLeague, scored 11 points in 22 minutes in his first game with Valencia against Real Madrid. At 6-foot-7, Gelabale also provides defensive versatility.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could pursue Gelabale, but they are not likely to sign a wing player until after Dec. 25, a league source said.

Gelabale, 29, spent two seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics after being selected in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft, averaging 4.5 points on 45 percent shooting in 109 games.

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Hornets Sign McGuire

Dec 16, 2012 5:23 PM

The New Orleans Hornets have signed forward Dominic McGuire. 

McGuire, a Fresno State University product, appeared in 15 regular season games (nine starts) with the Toronto Raptors this season before being waived on Nov. 30.

McGuire averaged 2.1 points, 3.2 rebounds in 15.3 minutes of play with the Raptors.

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Hornets Expected To Sign McGuire
Dominic McGuire will soon sign a contract with the Hornets.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Trade Conversations Expected To Increase With Arrival Of Dec. 15
The NBA trade season is officially underway now that the pool of available players has increased as it does every Dec. 15.

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Lakers Pause Pursuit Of Raja Bell
The Lakers have paused their pursuit of Raja Bell with the point guard position being their short-term priority.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Dwight Howard Already 'Knows' Where He'll Sign
Dwight Howard will be a free agent in July, but he says he has already made up his mind on which team he will play for.

T.J. Simers/Los Angeles Times

Bibby Works Out For Grizzlies
The Grizzlies are amongst four or five teams working out Mike Bibby.

Sam Amick/USA Today

West, Pargo Under Consideration By Lakers
The Lakers are searching for a veteran point guard as they continue to play without Steve Nash and Steve Blake.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Considering Addition Of Point Guard
Steve Nash and Steve Blake remain out, leaving Chris Duhon and Darius Morris to handle point guard duties.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Report: Wizards Rejected Trade For Harden
Wizards' owner Ted Leonsis was unwilling to commit to an $80 million max contract offer over five seasons to James Harden, according to sources.

Michael Lee/Washington Post

Dominic McGuire Gauging NBA Interest For Right Situation
Dominic McGuire is receiving interest from several NBA teams.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Eddie House Seeks Return To NBA
Eddie House is looking to get back into the NBA.

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

Celtics Considering Erick Dampier
The Celtics could take a look at Erick Dampier.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Kevin Martin Loves Being With Thunder, Expects Free Agency To Be Interesting
Despite the lack of negotiations, Kevin Martin made it clear that returning to the Thunder is a strong possibility.

Michael Scotto/RealGM

Bibby Working Out, Hoping To Play Again
Mike Bibby remains a free agent but he hasn't retired and has been working out in the Phoenix area.

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Celtics Considering Adding Player Though Nothing Imminent
The Celtics have an open roster spot and Danny Ainge said that another big man is a more pressing need than a backup point guard.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe