February 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Grizzlies Sign Jarrod Uthoff To 10-Day Contract

Feb 27, 2020 9:15 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Jarrod Uthoff to a 10-day contract.

Uthoff has averaged 18.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.38 steals and 1.15 blocks in 34.9 minutes in the G League for the Memphis Hustle while shooting 49.0 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from three-point range and 79.0 percent from the free throw line.

The Grizzlies have also waived Dusty Hannahs. 

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Pacers Not Interested In Signing Lance Stephenson

Feb 27, 2020 11:55 AM

Fans of the Indiana Pacers have been pushing for the team to sign Lance Stephenson for what would be his third stint with the franchise.

There was a "We want Lance" chant at the end of Tuesday's win.

The Pacers have an opening on the wing following the season-ending injury to Jeremy Lamb.

Sources tell The Athletic the Pacers are not considering signing Stephenson. Stephenson is pushing for an NBA return after spending this season playing in China and would welcome signing with the Pacers. Stephenson lost his biggest advocate with the Pacers following the retirement of Larry Bird.

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Clippers Interested In Re-Signing Both Montrezl Harrell, Marcus Morris

Feb 26, 2020 9:12 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have key free agent decisions to make this offseason in Montrezl Harrell and Marcus Morris.

The Clippers are interested in re-signing both Harrell and Morris, according to league sources that spoke with The Athletic

The Clippers will likely operate as an over the cap team in the offseason and would have limited resources to replace Harrell and Morris in free agency.

At one point this season, Harrell was projected to earn as much as $20 million to $25 million per season but that number has likely decreased due to the dearth of teams with cap space.

The Clippers will have the non-Bird rights on Morris, which means they can pay him up to $18 million in Year 1 of his next contract based on his current $15 million salary. 

Jovan Buha/The Athletic

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Chasson Randle's Attempts To Sign 10-Day NBA Contract Blocked By Chinese Team

Feb 26, 2020 11:53 AM

Chasson Randle has twice tried to sign 10-day contracts with NBA teams, but he has been unable to obtain his FIBA letter of clearance from the Tianjin Gold Lions.

Chasson returned to the United States on January 26th after the Chinese Basketball Association suspended play due to the coronavirus outbreak.

"His payments are currently behind with no date provided of when he will receive salary owed," agent Darrell Comer told ESPN. "He has been offered opportunities to sign 10-day contracts with NBA teams, but Tianjin has denied his FIBA clearance despite the fact that the 10-day contracts will expire before all rumored dates if the China season will resume.

"Chasson is not only being prevented from making income, but also from furthering his career as a NBA player. We are speaking to bring awareness to this unfair issue for Chasson, but also for the other talented players who are back from China and may experience similar issues soon."

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

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Warriors Sign Mychal Mulder To 10-Day Contract

Feb 26, 2020 11:08 AM

The Golden State Warriors will sign Mychal Mulder to a 10-day contract.

Mulder is currently averaging 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 33.2 minutes per game for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the G League.

Mulder went undrafted out of Kentucky in 2017.

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Jeff Green Signs With Rockets For Remainder Of 19-20 Season

Feb 25, 2020 10:06 PM

Jeff Green will sign with the Houston Rockets for the remainder of the 19-20 season.

Green initially signed with the Rockets on a 10-day contract.

Both sides have liked the fit with Green averaging 9.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game since joining the Rockets. 

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Danilo Gallinari Wanted To Stay With Thunder Past Deadline, Interested In Re-Signing

Feb 25, 2020 8:44 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder held trade talks at the deadline with the Miami Heat on a deal involving Danilo Gallinari, but he ultimately remained with the franchise.

Gallinari is in his first season with the Thunder following his trade from the Los Angeles Clippers as part of the Paul George package.

Gallinari was asked to comment on remaining with the Thunder after those discussions at the deadline.

“I really wanted to stay to stay here. [It would be] tough to leave such a great atmosphere, great teammates, a group that is winning," said Gallinari. "I wanted to stay.”

Gallinari was also asked about the possibility of re-signing with the Thunder as a free agent this offseason.

“I hope so. It’s not the time now to talk with the team. But in the summer, it’s going to be interesting for me… Definitely, it could be a great option for me to stay here.”

Rachael Jamison/DailyThunder

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Jonathon Simmons Signs With Santa Cruz Warriors

Feb 24, 2020 10:22 PM

Jonathon Simmons has agreed to sign with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Simmons also received 10-day contract offers from two NBA teams.

Simmons is attempting to showcase the ability to immediately contribute in the NBA.

Simmons last played in the NBA last season with the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons signed a three-year, $20 million contract with the Orlando Magic in 2017.

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Lakers Evaluating Possibility Of Signing Dion Waiters

Feb 24, 2020 11:46 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers have some level of interest in signing Dion Waiters.

Waiters was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies after his trade from the Miami Heat.

"I don't know if Dion Waiters is an answer," said Brian Windhorst on The Hoop Collective podcast. "They're going to give Dion a look. They had a meeting with him last week. I expect they will have a workout with him in the short-term and see what kind of condition he's in. They're mulling it over and it's because they need some sort of perimeter player who can score a little bit."

Waiters was previously represented by Rob Pelinka and is now represented by Rich Paul.

"Dion doesn't just have to convince the Lakers. He has to convince LeBron (James)," said Windhorst. 

The Lakers also have been linked with J.R. Smith.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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DeMarcus Cousins, Lakers Have Mutual Interest In New Contract In Offseason

Feb 24, 2020 10:55 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers and DeMarcus Cousins have mutual interest in signing a new contract this coming offseason.

Cousins was waived by the Lakers over the weekend to create a roster spot for Markieff Morris.

Cousins has been rehabbing his torn ACL with the Lakers and will continue to do so.

Cousins, however, cannot travel with the Lakers or sit on their bench any longer.

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DeMarcus Cousins To Continue Rehabbing Torn ACL With Lakers

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Pistons Sign Donta Hall To 10-Day Contract

Marc Stein/New York Times

Joe Johnson Returning To BIG3 For 2020 Season

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Moe Harkless Won't Be Bought By Knicks

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Lakers To Waive DeMarcus Cousins

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Markieff Morris Plans To Sign With Lakers

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Markieff Morris, Pistons Agree To Buyout, Lakers Considered Frontrunner

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Hornets Sign Joe Chealey To 10-Day Contract

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Pistons Sign Derrick Walton Jr. To 10-Day Contract

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Dragan Bender To Sign 10-Day Contract With Warriors

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Rival Execs Expect Giannis Antetokounmpo To Re-Sign With Bucks

Tim Bontemps/ESPN

Andre Drummond Told Teammates Cavs' Situation Was Worse Than Pistons

Shams Charania, Jason Lloyd, Joe Vardon/The Athletic

Reggie Jackson Agrees To Buyout With Pistons, Plans To Sign With Clippers

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

DeMarre Carroll Agrees To Buyout With Spurs

Adrian Wojnarowski, Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Rockets To Sign DeMarre Carroll, Jeff Green

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Suns Sign Jonah Bolden To 10-Day Contract

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Lakers, Clippers Have Interest In Tyler Johnson

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

76ers Had Interest In Re-Signing Jimmy Butler On Max Extension

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Hawks Convert Brandon Goodwin To Standard NBA Contract

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Cavaliers Sign J.P. Macura, Malik Newman To 10-Day Contracts

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