Basketball Wiretap

Knicks Discussing Immanuel Quickley, Evan Fournier, Derrick Rose, Cam Reddish In Trades

Dec 7, 2022 10:53 AM

The New York Knicks have been active on the trade market in the run up to the point on the calendar when players signed to offseason deals become eligible to be traded, sources tell Fred Katz of The Athletic.

Under Leon Rose, the Knicks have made early season trades for Derrick Rose and Cam Reddish.

The Knicks have discussed Immanuel Quickley, Evan Fournier, Rose and Reddish.

The Knicks have not shown any interest in attaching draft picks in order to trade Fournier. The Knicks owe Fournier $18 million this season and $18.9 million next season. 

New York has targeted a future first round pick in exchange for Quickley. Quickley is known to have admirers across the league. The market for Rose and Reddish is more tepid. 

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Tags: Immanuel Quickley, Derrick Rose, Cam Reddish, Evan Fournier, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bradley Beal Says Absence Of Contenders In Free Agency Led Him To Re-Sign With Wizards

Dec 5, 2022 11:49 AM

Bradley Beal revealed his decision to re-sign with the Washington Wizards was at least partially based on the lack of options available to him in free agency.

Beal re-signed with the Wizards on a five-year, $251 million deal with a full no trade clause. The teams with maximum cap space during the 2022 offseason were all rebuilding.

"On the business side of it, there were no teams in the market," said Beal on the Gilbert Arenas podcast. "Just free agency-wise. I'm just being frank. There was nowhere else for me to go. Where I can go win. There were teams that strategically wasn't what I wanted. Realistically, I won't say my hand was forced but this was the best option that was on the table."

Beal theoretically could have worked with the Wizards on a sign-and-trade deal to a contender.

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Tags: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers Have Internally Discussed Trade With Bulls For DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic

Dec 2, 2022 2:42 PM

During his podcast this week, Bill Simmons floated the concept of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls being logical trade partners this season. The Lakers are attempting to maximize the title window of LeBron James while the Bulls could reset their timeline.

The scenario floated by Simmons involved Russell Westbrook and two future first round picks to the Bulls for DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic. The Lakers had interest in DeRozan during the 2021 offseason before they pivoted to their trade for Westbrook.

"The trade I saw on Twitter was Russ and both picks, one with light protections I think for DeRozan and Vucevic," said Zach Lowe on his podcast. "I can tell you 100 percent for sure that the Lakers have had internal discussions about that very possibility, if it would ever come up. "Not that they would do that. Let me be clear."

DeRozan is signed through the 23-24 season, while Vucevic is on an expiring contract.

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Tags: DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Rockets Believed To Be Discussing Eric Gordon In Multi-Team Scenarios

Dec 2, 2022 2:37 PM

The Houston Rockets could participate in a multi-team trade at some point this season involving Eric Gordon. The Rockets have shopped Gordon, who is signed through 23-24, in trade scenarios for some time now.

An inevitable Jae Crowder trade with the Phoenix Suns is one area where the Rockets could participate in a three-team scenario. 

"Obviously, there were reports they were close to a [Jae Crowder] deal a couple weeks ago," said Zach Lowe on his podcast. "It didn't happen. Allegedly, it was a three-team deal. I've heard all sorts of different intel.

"One team I would keep an eye on in any Crowder trade, or any trade like that, butting in is the Rockets with Eric Gordon. Just keep an eye on it. I'm not saying he would be going to any specific place. I'm just saying keep an eye on it."

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Tags: Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers Exploring Trade Options Involving Kendrick Nunn, Patrick Beverley

Dec 2, 2022 1:32 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers are exploring three different trade options, sources told Jovan Buha of The Athletic.

The first option involves trading Russell Westbrook and picks for a star or multiple players.

The second option features trading a combination of Patrick Beverley, Kendrick Nunn, and picks for role players who upgrade the rotation.

The third option involves two separate trades, with Westbrook and a first-round pick in one deal, and Beverly and Nunn in a separate second deal.

The team is currently leaning towards the second and third options as they determine whether to make a smaller or bigger trade to address adding size and shooting.

The Lakers most recently waived Matt Ryan to open up a roster spot. 

Free agents who signed this offseason can be traded starting December 15. 

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Tags: Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley, Kendrick Nunn, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Nets Recently 'Touched Based' With Hawks Over John Collins

Dec 2, 2022 1:15 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have "touched base" with the Atlanta Hawks over a potential trade featuring John Collins, sources told Ian Begley of SNY.

"I'm not sure how far along those talks went, but they have certainly engaged recently," added Begley.

Collins was most recently diagnosed with a sprained ankle and will be out at least for the next two weeks. 

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Tags: John Collins, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Wizards Have Interest In Trading For Jae Crowder

Nov 30, 2022 1:27 PM

The Washington Wizards are in the middle of the play-in chase and could look to upgrade their roster before the deadline.

Like the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat, the Wizards have shown interest in Crowder. The Phoenix Suns have been attempting to find a workable trade of Crowder since the offseason.

"There's been some chatter about them looking at a guy like Jae Crowder," said Brian Windhorst on his podcast. "I'm pretty confident there's been some discussions between the Wizards and the Suns.

"We've been talking about Jae Crowder now for about two months. It's obvious it's a hard trade to pull off. The Wizards have a bunch of guys who make decent salaries on their roster they can use in a trade."

The Suns are looking for a power forward in return for Crowder, according to Windhorst. The Wizards have multiple young power forwards in Rui Hachimura and Deni Avdija. 

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Tags: Jae Crowder, Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers Players Believe They're Couple Pieces Away From Becoming Title Contenders

Nov 28, 2022 3:20 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers backed away this offseason from a proposed trade of Russell Westbrook and draft capital to the Indiana Pacers for Myles Turner and Budy Hield, sources tell Dave McMenamin.

The Lakers concluded that giving up both their 2027 and 2029 first round picks for Turner and Hield was too exorbitant of a price given it wouldn't automatically turn them into contenders.

The Lakers also believed that the trade would remain available to them by the Pacers further along in the season.

The Lakers also expect more teams to be open for business beginning December 15th when players who signed offseason contracts become eligible to be traded.

Sources say there is a belief by the leaders in the Lakers' locker room that they are only a couple of players away from turning the roster into a legitimate contender. 

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Luka Doncic: I Don't Think Dallas Should Worry About Me Leaving

Nov 25, 2022 9:37 AM

As a perennial MVP candidate, the ability of the Dallas Mavericks to surround Luka Doncic with a roster capable of winning a championship will continue to be one of the NBA's most pressing storylines.

Doncic signed a five-year supermax contract during the 2021 offseason that begins this season. Doncic has a player option after Year 4.

"I don't think they [should] worry about it," Doncic said on WFAA about Mavericks' fan worried about him potentially leaving the team. "I have five years left here so I don't think they should be worried about it."

Doncic also said his goal is to help the Mavericks win a title.

"That's everything," Doncic said. "Everybody wants to win the championship. I want to win the championship here. It's our goal. It's the same every season. It's a lot of work to do. There are so many great teams in the league. Anybody can beat you at this point. You have to be really ready."


Tags: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Suns Remain Interested In Bogdan Bogdanovic

Nov 23, 2022 11:40 PM

The Phoenix Suns are still interested in acquiring Bogdan Bogdanovic, sources told Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

Bogdanovic has yet to appear for the Hawks this season while he recovers from a knee injury.

The Suns were reportedly close to trading Jae Crowder at one point last week. 

It was also reported earlier in the day that the Suns are no longer interested in trading for John Collins

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Tags: Jae Crowder, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Clippers Interested In Trading For Switchable Center

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Pistons No Longer Considering Saddiq Bey Off Limits In Trade

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Suns Not Interested In Trading For John Collins

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Jazz Plan To Keep Lauri Markkanen, Jordan Clarkson

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Lakers Turned Down First Round Pick From Raptors For Talen Horton-Tucker

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Kings Not Looking To Trade Harrison Barnes

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Jazz Interested In Trading For John Collins

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Bucks Considered Most Likely Team To Trade For Jae Crowder

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Sixers Revisit Tobias Harris Trade Talks

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Knicks Willing To Discuss Trading Derrick Rose, Immanuel Quickley

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Suns Interested In Harrison Barnes, Kyle Kuzma, KJ Martin, John Collins

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Hawks Open Trade Talks On John Collins

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Suns May Be Close To Jae Crowder Trade

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Kevin Durant: Nobody Was On Same Vibe With Me, Jacque Vaughn Is

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Celtics Could Have Interest In Trading For Jakob Poeltl

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Clippers Reportedly Targeting Myles Turner

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Mavericks Not Interested In Ben Simmons

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Lakers Still Interested In Trading For Bojan Bogdanovic

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Suns See Max Strus As Integral Part Of Jae Crowder Trade To Heat

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Knicks Getting Trade Interest For Immanuel Quickley

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