February 2020 Basketball Wiretap

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.”

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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.

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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

Feb 22, 2020 4:25 PM

DeMarcus Cousins plans on remaining with the Los Angeles Lakers to continue rehabbing his torn ACL.

Cousins will be waived by the Lakers to create a roster spot for Markieff Morris.

Cousins suffered his torn ACL in August.

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Pistons Sign Donta Hall To 10-Day Contract

Feb 22, 2020 3:34 PM

The Detroit Pistons will sign Donta Hall to a 10-day contract.

Hall is averaging 15.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for Grand Rapids in the G League.

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Joe Johnson Returning To BIG3 For 2020 Season

Feb 22, 2020 11:01 AM

Joe Johnson will return to the BIG3 for the 2020 season.

Johnson's Triplets won the championship last season and he subsequently received a training camp invite from the Detroit Pistons. 

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Moe Harkless Won't Be Bought By Knicks

Feb 21, 2020 7:23 PM

Moe Harkless will remain with the New York Knicks for the remainder of the season.

The Knicks acquired Harkless as part of the Marcus Morris deal and is on an expiring contract.

There had been interest in Harkless should he agree to a buyout with the Knicks.

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Lakers To Waive DeMarcus Cousins

Feb 21, 2020 7:22 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers will waive DeMarcus Cousins.

The Lakers are expected to sign Markieff Morris when he clears waivers.

Cousins has been rehabbing a torn ACL suffered last August. 

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Markieff Morris Plans To Sign With Lakers

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Markieff Morris, Pistons Agree To Buyout, Lakers Considered Frontrunner

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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

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Rival Execs Expect Giannis Antetokounmpo To Re-Sign With Bucks

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Andre Drummond Told Teammates Cavs' Situation Was Worse Than Pistons

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

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DeMarre Carroll Agrees To Buyout With Spurs

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Rockets To Sign DeMarre Carroll, Jeff Green

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Suns Sign Jonah Bolden To 10-Day Contract

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Lakers, Clippers Have Interest In Tyler Johnson

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

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Hawks Convert Brandon Goodwin To Standard NBA Contract

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

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Dion Waiters, Grizzlies Agree To Buyout

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Reggie Jackson Considering Buyout With Pistons As Clippers Loom

Marc Stein/New York Times

Darren Collison To Make Decision Next Week

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Marvin Williams Agrees To Buyout With Hornets, Plans To Sign With Bucks

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Warriors Sign Jeremy Pargo To 10-Day Contract

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