Basketball Wiretap

Bucks, Knicks, Nuggets Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe

Oct 23, 2017 3:05 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are amongst the teams that have expressed interest in trading for Eric Bledsoe.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the New York Knicks also have interest.

Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports the Denver Nuggets have held discussions with the Suns and are building a package centered on Emmanuel Mudiay.

Ryan McDonough has publicly confirmed that the Suns intend to trade Bledsoe.

"We’re getting a lot of calls and I’ll return some of those calls when I’m done with you guys," McDonough said.

"This is a turning of the page. We're just trying to change the culture and building a foundation for long-term success."

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Eric Bledsoe Sent Home By Suns Following Meeting

Oct 23, 2017 1:21 PM

Eric Bledsoe met with the Phoenix Suns before their Monday morning shootaround and was sent home.

Bledsoe will not play on Monday against the Sacramento Kings.

Bledsoe reportedly met with the Suns before the start of the season about a potential trade.

There is an expectation around the NBA that Bledsoe will soon be traded.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Eric Bledsoe Met With Suns About Potential Trade Before Season

Oct 23, 2017 12:10 PM

Eric Bledsoe met with the Phoenix Suns about a potential trade before the start of the season.

Bledsoe was the subject of trade rumors over the offseason, particularly involving Kyrie Irving.

The Suns are in a full rebuild while Bledsoe doesn't match their timeline at the age of 27. Bledsoe is signed through the 18-19 season.

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Eric Bledsoe: I Don't Wanna Be Here

Oct 22, 2017 6:20 PM

Eric Bledsoe expressed his frustration with the start of the Phoenix Suns' season with a Tweet on Sunday.

"I Dont wanna be here," wrote Bledsoe.

The Tweet came minutes before news broke of the Suns firing Earl Watson.

Bledsoe has been mentioned in trade rumors for multiple seasons. Bledsoe is signed through the 18-19 season.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LaMarcus Aldridge Was Open To Trade From Spurs

Oct 19, 2017 7:36 PM

While the San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge agreed upon a three-year extension before the start of the season, both sides were interested in a trade during the offseason.

One scenario the Spurs discussed was trying to acquire Kyrie Irving in a deal for Aldridge.

"The Spurs did talk about trading LaMarcus last year," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "He was very open to being traded. They talked about deals around the draft and they talked about deals in the the summer, when they were trying to get Kyrie Irving."

Aldridge and Gregg Popovich cleared the air before the start of the season.

"Seems right now he's feeling comfortable, he's fitting well. He's more at home now, being himself," said Danny Green. "He's playing good basketball, he's in good shape right now."

"I think he's becoming happier as we go along," Green said.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN (via Jeff Garcia/NBC San Antonio)

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies To Trade Or Waive Wade Baldwin

Oct 16, 2017 11:34 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies will trade or waive Wade Baldwin before the regular season roster cutdown deadline.

Baldwin was the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The Grizzlies will keep Mario Chalmers and Andrew Harrison on their regular season roster.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Wade Baldwin IV, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kay Felder, Richard Jefferson Waived By Hawks

Oct 14, 2017 12:17 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Kay Felder and Richard Jefferson.

Atlanta acquired the pair of players in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers in which they also received the lesser of the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2019 second-round picks, and a protected 2020 Portland Trail Blazers’ second-rounder.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Kay Felder, Richard Jefferson, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Cavs Trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder To Hawks

Oct 13, 2017 7:04 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Richard Jefferson and Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks for the rights to Dimitrios Agravanis and Sergii Gladyr.

The deal will allow the Cavaliers to shed salary.

Atlanta is likely to release both Jefferson and Felder.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Didn't Shop DeAndre Jordan In Offseason

Oct 13, 2017 9:37 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers listened to trade offers for DeAndre Jordan this offseason, but they didn't shop him around the league.

Jordan can become a free agent in 2018 and he has discussed an extension with the Clippers. The Clippers could have reservations about letting Jordan become a free agent where he can earn $35 million in Year 1 of a new deal compared to $27 million on an extension.

If the Clippers struggle this season, they could look to trade Jordan.

Jordan signed an offer sheet with the Golden State Warriors in free agency in 2011 that was matched by the Clippers, and he also agreed to a deal in 2015 with the Dallas Mavericks before changing his mind to remain with the Clippers.

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Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Interested In Trading Jared Dudley, Tyson Chandler

Oct 9, 2017 9:46 AM

The Phoenix Suns have explored the possibility of trading Jared Dudley and Tyson Chandler.

Phoenix has also had interest in trading Eric Bledsoe as they rebuild around Devin Booker.

The Suns are below the salary floor and feel no sense of urgency to trade any of their veterans that don't match their anticipated timeline of contention. 

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Tags: Tyson Chandler, Jared Dudley, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bucks Trying To Unload John Henson, Mirza Teletovic
The Bucks are attempting to balance their cap sheet.

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Wolves Shopped Cole Aldrich In Trade Talks
The Wolves shopped Cole Aldrich and a second round in trade talks in search of veteran help.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

LaMarcus Aldridge Cleared Air With Gregg Popovich Before Camp
The Spurs attempted to trade LaMarcus Aldridge in the offseason.

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Iman Shumpert Clears Air With Tyronn Lue After Difficult Offseason
The Cavaliers involved Iman Shumpert in trade talks throughout the offseason.

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Cavaliers Could Part Ways With Richard Jefferson Due To Roster Crunch
The Cavaliers have 16 fully guaranteed contracts plus Kay Felder's partial guarantee following the signing of Dwyane Wade.

Jason Lloyd/The Athletic

Carmelo Anthony Expected To Join Paul George With Cavs On Draft Night
Carmelo Anthony believed he was on the verge of being traded to the Cavaliers on draft night.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Knicks Sought Tristan Thompson From Cavs For Carmelo Anthony
Cleveland never moved from their offer of Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Agent: Carmelo Anthony Believed Rockets' Trade Was Nearly Done In Early July
The Knicks nearly traded Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets, but they ultimately decided to not take on the contract of Ryan Anderson.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Marc Gasol Remains Happy With Grizzlies
Marc Gasol revealed he speaks regularly with majority owner Robert Pera.

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Clippers Trade DeAndre Liggins To Hawks
The move drops the Clippers $122,000 below the luxury tax.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN