February 2021 Basketball Wiretap

Victor Oladipo Turns Down Two-Year, $45.2 Million Extension From Rockets

Feb 28, 2021 7:31 PM

Victor Oladipo turned down a two-year, $45.2 million contract extension from the Houston Rockets, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The amount was the most that the Rockets could currently offer Oladipo. The 28-year-old is currently in the final year of his four-year deal.

Oladipo is reportedly looking for a long-term deal, which the Rockets cannot offer until this offseason.

The Heat and the Knicks are among teams who have shown an interest in Oladipo in the past. 

Wojnarowski adds that the Rockets have yet to engage in trade talks involving Oladipo. 

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Lakers Sign Damian Jones To 10-Day Contract

Feb 26, 2021 2:26 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Damian Jones to a 10-day contract.

Jones has played in 118 career games (49 starts) for Golden State, Atlanta and Phoenix, with averages of 4.3 points (.657 FG%) and 2.8 rebounds in 13.3 minutes. Last season with Atlanta, Jones notched 5.6 points (.680 FG%) and 3.7 rebounds. In 14 games for Phoenix this year, he tallied 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

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Raptors Agree To Sign Donta Hall To 10-Day Deal

Feb 25, 2021 10:03 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to sign Donta Hall to a 10-day contract.

Hall was playing on the G League Ignite team.

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Kings Sign Norvel Pelle To 10-Day Contract

Feb 25, 2021 2:37 PM

The Sacramento Kings have signed center Norvel Pelle to 10-day contract.

Pelle appeared in three games for the Canton Charge in the NBA G League single site in Orlando, FL., and averaged 10.0 points (.700 FG%, .250 FT%), 10.7 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 24.3 minutes per game. In two seasons, the 6-10, 231-pound center has accrued averages of 2.3 points (.509 FG%, .500 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 9.6 minutes per game in 27 games for two teams; Brooklyn (2020-21) and Philadelphia (2019- 20).

Sacramento’s roster stands at 17 players.

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Zach LaVine's Extension Would Be $51M Less Than Waiting For 2022 Free Agency

Feb 25, 2021 10:09 AM

Zach LaVine will become eligible to sign an extension with the Chicago Bulls in the offseason, but it will be limited to a four-year, $104 million contract. If LaVine waits until free agency in 2022, he could sign a four-year, $155 million deal with a rival team.

The reality of LaVine's extension situation means the Bulls will almost certainly have to wait for him to become a free agent for his future to be settled, which could make them more strongly consider a trade than they would otherwise.

LaVine made his first All-Star Game this season.

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Cavaliers Waive Marques Bolden From Two-Way Contract

Feb 24, 2021 11:05 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Two-Way center Marques Bolden and signed guard Brodric Thomas to a Two-Way contract.

Bolden (6-10, 249) played in six games with the Cavaliers this season and was a member of Cleveland’s 2020 training camp roster. He has played in three games (all starts) this season with the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively owned and operated NBA G League affiliate, averaging 6.3 points on .583 shooting from the field, 6.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 17.0 minutes.

Thomas (6-5, 185) played in four games this season with the Houston Rockets after joining the team’s 2020 training camp roster and being converted to a Two-Way player for Houston on Dec. 19. He was waived by the Rockets on Feb. 12 and returned to their NBA G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on Feb. 14. Thomas has played in eight games (all starts) this season with the Vipers, averaging 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks in 33.3 minutes. He played 80 games (78 starts) collegiately at Truman State, averaging 18.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks in 31.8 minutes over three seasons, and went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft.

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Kings Waive Glenn Robinson III

Feb 24, 2021 10:00 PM

The Sacramento Kings will waive Glenn Robinson III.

Robinson signed a one-year deal with the Kings in the offseason. Robinson averaged 5.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 16.0 minutes over 23 games with the Kings this season.

Robinson split time between the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers last season.

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Pelicans Sign Sindarius Thornwell To 10-Day Contract

Feb 24, 2021 9:53 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Sindarius Thornwell to a 10-day contract.

Thornwell, 6-4, 215, has previously appeared in 11 games (one start) this season with New Orleans, averaging 1.4 points in 4.8 minutes per contest.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 16 players.

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Jazz Release Shaquille Harrison

Feb 24, 2021 3:37 PM

The Utah Jazz will release Shaquille Harrison.

Harrison signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Jazz in December shortly after training camp started for the team but was never able to establish himself in Quin Snyder's rotation.

The deal would have become fully guaranteed on Wednesday.

Harrison began his NBA career during the 2017-18 season with the Phoenix Suns and spent two seasons with the Chicago Bulls before signing with the Jazz.

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Cavaliers Sign Broderic Thomas To Two-Way Contract

Feb 24, 2021 2:57 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign Broderic Thomas to a Two-Way contract.

Thomas went undrafted in 2020 and then was on a Two-Way contract with the Houston Rockets before he was waived on Feb. 12th.

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Lakers Unlikely To Pursue DeMarcus Cousins, Identify Hassan Whiteside As Target

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Jrue Holiday Becomes Extension Eligible On Friday

Marc Stein/New York Times

Suns Waive Damian Jones

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Mike Conley Wants To Remain With Jazz Long-Term

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Pau Gasol Signs With Barcelona

Marc Stein/New York Times

Heat Granted $4.7M Disabled Player Exception For Meyers Leonard

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Pelicans Waive Sindarius Thornwell

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Rockets Release DeMarcus Cousins

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Lakers To Reportedly Pursue DeMarcus Cousins

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Rockets, DeMarcus Cousins To Part Ways In 'Coming Days'

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Pau Gasol Denies Reports He's Signed With Barcelona, Not Ready To Compete 'Just Yet'

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Rockets Sign Justin Patton To Two-Way Contract

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Rockets Guarantee DeMarcus Cousins' Contract For Remainder Of Season

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Norvel Pelle Agrees To Sign With Canton Charge

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Nets Sign Andre Roberson, Waive Norvel Pelle

Marc Stein/The New York Times

Nets Considered Signing Andre Roberson

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Ray Spalding Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Rockets

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Wizards Granted $4.16M Disabled Player Exception

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Knicks Believed To Still Have Interest In Victor Oladipo

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Noah Vonleh To Sign With Nets

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