Basketball Wiretap

Clippers Trade DeAndre Liggins To Hawks

Sep 25, 2017 10:03 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to trade DeAndre Liggins and cash to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Clippers created a $1.67 million trade exception with the move. They'll have one year to use the exception.

The Hawks will waive Liggins, who will be owed $26,000 on his 2017-18 contract.

The move also drops the Clippers $122,000 below the luxury tax.

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Tags: DeAndre Liggins, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pistons Shopped Andre Drummond Last Season

Sep 23, 2017 2:29 PM

The Detroit Pistons shopped Andre Drummond for a large portion of last season and found little interest from other teams.

Drummond signed a five-year, $130 million contract with the Pistons during the 2016 offseason in restricted free agency.

Drummond has plateaued in his development on offense and has regressed on defense.

The Piston hope Drummond plays with more energy in 17-18.

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Tags: Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Russell Westbrook, Paul George Played Big Roles Recruiting Carmelo Anthony

Sep 23, 2017 1:53 PM

Russell Westbrook and Paul George played significant roles in convincing Carmelo Anthony to waive his no-trade clause to join the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Both Westbrook and George are currently slated to become free agents in 2018.

Anthony has a player option for 2018 that he's expected to exercise.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Thunder

Sep 23, 2017 1:06 PM

The New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder are engaged in serious trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony.

The Thunder would send Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls' 2018 second round pick to the Knicks for Anthony.

Anthony will likely waive his no-trade clause with a trade call coming on Monday. Anthony will waive his $8.1 million trade kicker to make the trade work.

Anthony is signed for two more seasons at a total amount of $54 million.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Doug McDermott, Enes Kanter, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Carmelo Anthony Expands Trade List To Include Cavaliers, Thunder

Sep 22, 2017 9:09 PM

Carmelo Anthony has expanded his list of teams he'd accept a trade to include the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to Ian Begley, the Oklahoma City Thunder are also on Anthony's list.

Throughout the summer, Anthony was zeroed in exclusively on the Houston Rockets.

The Knicks and Rockets have been at a stalemate for several weeks as they've been unable to find a trade scenario to satisfy both teams. The Knicks insisted they were unable to complete a deal with the Rockets and needed more teams to work with.

Anthony has a full no-trade clause in his contract with the Knicks.

While the Rockets remain Anthony's preferred team, he's worked to accommodate the Knicks to find a trade before the start of the season.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Acquire Troy Daniels From Grizzlies

Sep 22, 2017 8:30 PM

The Phoenix Suns have acquired Troy Daniels and a heavily protected 2018 second round pick from the Memphis Grizzlies.

Daniels had two seasons and $6.8 million remaining on his contract. Memphis was searching to unload salary from their books.

The Grizzlies will send a top-55 protected second round pick in 2018 as part of the deal.

Daniels shot 38.9 percent from three-point range in 67 games last season.

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Carmelo Anthony Expected To Remain With Knicks At Start Of Camp

Sep 22, 2017 12:04 PM

The New York Knicks expect Carmelo Anthony to remain on their roster when training camp opens next week.

"Look, Carmelo's going to be back here," Perry said Friday at the team's training facility. "Carmelo has always been a professional. That's one thing I've always respected about him. I think he can set a good example for the young players. He's been a 10-time All-Star. If he's back here with the New York Knicks, we expect him to be the professional he's always exemplified throughout his career and move forward with him."

The Knicks have been unable to make progress on trade talks with the Houston Rockets centered on Anthony.

According to sources, both the Knicks and Anthony remain committed to finding a scenario where he ends up on another team.

"We've just been in constant contact with he and his representatives and I won't get into (the) weeds of the details of how far or how close we were to any type of deal," Perry said. "At the end of the day, what we set out and what we said (in July was), if there was something there that made sense both for him and the Knicks organization, then we would strongly consider it. Obviously, we sit here today and that did not happen as of yet."

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers To Again Explore Trade Market For Jahlil Okafor

Sep 20, 2017 9:18 PM

Brett Brown admitted the Philadelphia 76ers will explore the trade market for Jahlil Okafor.

While the 76ers traded away Nerlens Noel last season, Okafor remains behind Joel Embiid and possibly Richaun Holmes on their depth chart at center.

The 76ers have found the trade market for Okafor to be soft during their previous attempts to deal him.

Okafor was the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Tags: Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavs Not Currently Entertaining Idea Of Trading Kevin Love

Sep 14, 2017 12:20 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers do not currently have plans to trade Kevin Love, according to sources.

Love was nearly included in a three-team trade in June that would have secured Paul George from the Indiana Pacers.

Love's trade value has dipped dramatically since 2014.

Love will be relied upon to take a bigger role on offense for as long as Isaiah Thomas remains out with his hip injury.

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Tags: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Terry Rozier Was Confident Celtics Wouldn't Trade Him

Sep 10, 2017 10:09 AM

Terry Rozier has been the subject of trade interest during his time with the Boston Celtics, but Danny Ainge has so far resisted including him any deals.

Rozier was reportedly a sticking point in several rumored trades.

Rozier was asked if he was ever worried the Celtics would trade him this summer as they have reshaped their roster.

"Nah, Danny won't trade me," said Rozier with a laugh.

Rozier is entering his third season with the Celtics and saw an increased role in 16-17.

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Tags: Terry Rozier, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chris Paul Told Celtics, Warriors He Wouldn't Re-Sign During 2011 Trade Talks
The Celtics attempted to acquire Chris Paul by trading Rajon Rondo to the Pelicans.

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Grizzlies Still Consider Marc Gasol, Mike Conley 'Untouchable'
The Grizzlies will continue to build around Marc Gasol and Mike Conley over the long-term.

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Jimmy Butler 'Couldn't Be Happier' With Trade To Wolves
Jimmy Butler is reuniting with Tom Thibodeau after two seasons playing for Fred Hoiberg.

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Jabari Parker Was Briefly Discussed In Knicks-Rockets Trade Talks
The Bucks emerged as a potential third team in discussions centered on a trade of Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks to the Rockets.

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Bulls Acquire Quincy Pondexter, 2nd Round Pick From Pelicans
With Solomon Hill likely out for the season, the Pelicans need to find healthy wings.

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Report: Dan Gilbert Was In Charge Of Cavs' Negotiations On Kyrie Irving Trade
The Cavaliers hired Koby Altman as general manager but Dan Gilbert reportedly ran their negotiations on trading Kyrie Irving.

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Cavaliers, Celtics Reach Final Agreement On Kyrie Irving Trade
Kyrie Irving will be traded to the Celtics.

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Boston Had Concerns About Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward Meshing
The Celtics considered trading for Jimmy Butler before the start of free agency.

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GM: Kyrie Irving Would Have To Become Top-10 Player To Equal Boston's Trade Cost
Kyrie Irving's trade return was the most impressive of the 2017 offseason.

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Cavaliers Ready To Complete Trade With Celtics For Late FRP
The Cavaliers and Celtics began discussions on an amended trade on Tuesday.

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Celtics, Cavs Haven't Been In Contact On Amended Trade
Boston feels like they were transparent with Koby Altman when a trade agreement was reached about the timeline of when Isaiah Thomas can return.

Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

Cavs Seeking Addition Of Jaylen Brown Or Jayson Tatum To Trade
After the Cavaliers examined Isaiah Thomas, they began seeking an amended trade price for Kyrie Irving.

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