Basketball Wiretap

Mike Conley Confirms Robert Pera Informed Him, Marc Gasol Of Trade Talks

Jan 23, 2019 4:40 PM

Mike Conley revealed that Robert Pera told him and Marc Gasol they will be mentioned in trade talks.

The Memphis Grizzlies are on the cusp of beginning a rebuild.

Pera "called me just to make me aware that they were going to go about doing this," Conley said.

Gasol declined to share details of his conversations. Asked if he was surprised by the reports, Gasol replied: "Uh. Irrelevant."

Conley also said there was no indication in his talk with Pera that a trade will happen by the league's deadline Feb. 7.

"It was just making us aware that our names would be thrown out there," Conley said. "Not that one of us or both of us are going to be gone by next Tuesday or by All-Star break. I feel just as good about being here as the next person. I'm not worried right now. A lot can happen in a few weeks. Right now, I'm just taking it in stride."

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Tags: Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hawks Willing To Discuss Taurean Prince Trade

Jan 23, 2019 12:44 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have discussed trades involving Taurean Prince.

Prince is in his third season and is averaging 14.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Atlanta has also engaged with teams on Kent Bazemore and Dewayne Dedmon.

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Knicks, Lakers, Magic Discussed Dennis Smith Jr. Trade With Mavs

Jan 23, 2019 12:41 PM

The Dallas Mavericks had trade talks with several teams last week on a Dennis Smith Jr. deal.

While the Orlando Magic have previously been mentioned as a team that discussed a Smith trade, talks were also held with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Smith has since returned to the Mavericks.

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Tags: Dennis Smith, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jazz Interested In Otto Porter

Jan 23, 2019 12:38 PM

The Utah Jazz have been a team interested in trading for Otto Porter.

The Washington Wizards could be more aggressive in shopping Porter if they fall out of playoff contention.

Porter has a player option in the 2020 offseason.

The Wizards, however, have made it abundantly clear they will not trade Bradley Beal.

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Trade Deadline Activity Currently Featuring Far More Buyers Than Sellers

Jan 23, 2019 12:34 PM

The Feb. 7th trade deadline features more teams looking to buy than sell with 25 teams remaining in playoff contention.

“It’s supply-and-demand,” one front-office official said. “You have most teams still trying to make the playoffs, and so few sellers.”

The Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are the only teams completely out of the playoff picture.

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Exec: Pau Gasol Doesn't Have Trade Value

Jan 23, 2019 10:11 AM

Pau Gasol has had his minutes reduced since returning from a foot injury by Jakob Poeltl.

Gasol is on a $16 million salary, which makes a trade for the San Antonio Spurs difficult.

“I just don’t see him having any trade value,” one league executive said.

Gasol only has $6.7 million of his $16 million salary for 19-20 guaranteed.

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Tags: Pau Gasol, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs Interested In Trading For Wing

Jan 23, 2019 10:07 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have attempted to acquire a wing player over the last few months.

The Spurs had interest in trading for Trevor Ariza but were unable to find a suitable trade with the Phoenix Suns.

Stanley Johnson could be a potential target for the Spurs. Assistant general manager Brian Wright was in the front office of the Detroit Pistons when he was drafted in 2015. Executives believe Wright remains a supporter of Johnson.

“Can (the Spurs) fix everything that’s wrong with him?” another NBA scout asked, pointing to Johnson’s shooting as a concern. “Maybe (the Spurs) are the culture for him to turn him around.”

Johnson will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Tags: Stanley Johnson, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies Trying To Trade Chandler Parsons

Jan 23, 2019 8:23 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies are attempting to trade Chandler Parsons, who will almost certainly remain away from the team for the remainder of the season.

Parsons returned to California to work out as he waits on a possible trade.

Parsons signed a four-year, $93 million contract in 2016 with the Grizzlies.

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Grizzlies Ready To Listen To Marc Gasol, Mike Conley Trade Offers

Jan 23, 2019 8:15 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to listen to trade offers for Marc Gasol and Mike Conley.

The Grizzlies could decide to keep one or both players if no deals meet the threshold of a desired return.

Memphis is prepared to reshape their roster around Jaren Jackson.

The Grizzlies will seek a combination of young talent, draft picks and cap relief.

The age and money owed to Gasol and Conley will make it difficult for the Grizzlies to get a substantial return.

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Tags: Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rockets, Bulls Finalize Carmelo Anthony Trade

Jan 22, 2019 6:40 PM

The Houston Rockets have traded Carmelo Anthony, the rights to Jon Diebler, and cash considerations to Chicago in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragićević.

Dragićević (6-9, 247) was the 53rd overall pick by Utah in the 2008 NBA Draft. His rights were acquired by Chicago in 2014. Dragićević has played professionally in several countries during his career, most recently in Spain this season.

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Grizzlies Quietly Evaluating Potential Marc Gasol Trade Scenarios
Marc Gasol is 33 and it is difficult to ascertain what type of return the Grizzlies could get for him.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Rockets Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Bulls
Chicago will waive Carmelo Anthony.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Wayne Ellington's Agent Has Discussed Trade With Heat
Miami is aware Wayne Ellington wants to play.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Rockets Still Looking To Trade Carmelo Anthony
The Rockets are expected to release James Nunnally to make roster room for Kenneth Faried.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Marc Gasol, Mike Conley Jr. Meet With Robert Pera
Several rival teams have monitored Marc Gasol's situation with interest in a trade.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Rick Carlisle Tries To Reach Out To Dennis Smith Jr.
Rick Carlisle would like Dennis Smith Jr. to return to the Mavs.

ESPN

Wizards Not Interested In Trading Otto Porter For Future Assets, Cap Relief
Otto Porter has two seasons remaining on his current deal.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Kings Interested In Trading For Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes has a player option for the 19-20 season worth $25.1 million.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Mavericks Haven't Given Up On Keeping Dennis Smith Jr.
The Mavericks have made Dennis Smith available in trade throughout the season.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Anthony Davis Hasn't Held Substantial Talks With Rich Paul On Future Plans
Anthony Davis remains focused on the current season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Mavericks Discussing Dennis Smith Jr. Trade With Suns, Magic
The Mavericks have escalated trade discussions centered on Dennis Smith Jr.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Blazers, Pelicans, Sixers Interested In Jeremy Lin
The Hawks are looking for a first-round pick in exchange for Lin.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

76ers Still Hope To Re-Sign Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler will be a free agent this offseason.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Wizards Apply For $8.6M Disabled Player Exception
The exception would come due to the loss of John Wall for the remainder of the season.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Knicks, Kings Discussing Enes Kanter For Zach Randolph Trade
Enes Kanter's minutes have recently been reduced as the Knicks focus on youth development.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Kevin Love 'Would Love' To Remain With Cavaliers
Kevin Love will become eligible for a trade on January 24th ahead of the Feb. 7th trade deadline.

Joe Vardon/The Athletic

Rockets Trade Michael Carter-Williams To Bulls
The Bulls will waive Michael Carter-Williams.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Anthony Davis Taking 'Wait And See' Approach To Supermax Decision
Legacy is something Anthony Davis has already defined for himself.

Joe Vardon/The Athletic

Chandler Parsons, Grizzlies Agree To Part Ways
Chandler Parsons will leave the Grizzlies while agent James Dunleavy will work with the team on a resolution.

Adrian Wojnarowski,Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Rockets 'Definitely' Plan On Being Buyers At Trade Deadline
After a slow start to the season, the Rockets are now fourth in the Western Conference.

Sam Amick/The Athletic