January 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Hawks Express Interest In Clint Capela

Jan 31, 2020 4:15 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are among several teams expressing interest in trading for Clint Capela, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Hawks have been active on the trade market seeking a center. The Hawks have also explored trades for Andre Drummond, Dewayne Dedmon and Steven Adams.

The Houston Rockets previously shopped Capela during the 2019 offseason.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jrue Holiday Remains Committed To Pelicans Ahead Of Trade Deadline

Jan 31, 2020 4:12 PM

While Jrue Holiday has emerged as the player teams would like to acquire ahead of the trade deadline, he is likely to remain with the New Orleans Pelicans.

There had been speculation among teams that Holiday could eventually seek a trade from the Pelicans, but league sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic that he's made it clear he's happy in New Orleans and committed to the franchise. Holiday would like to take the rest of the season to see how the team performs.

The Pelicans have wanted to evaluate the roster throughout the entire season and the belief is David Griffin will stick to that plan.

The Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat are among the teams interested in Holiday with other teams expected to also emerge. The Pelicans are listening to trade calls on Holiday, but their asking price remains high on Holiday. 

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Kings Offered Lakers Nemanja Bjelica, Draft Pick For Kyle Kuzma

Jan 30, 2020 11:55 PM

The Sacramento Kings offered the Los Angeles Lakers a package of Nemanja Bjelica and a draft pick for Kyle Kuzma, league sources told Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

The Lakers countered by asking for Bogdan Bogdanovic, which the Kings refused.

The Ringer adds that the Kings have declined other offers for Bogdanovic.

Bogdanovic, a restricted free agent this summer, is averaging 14.6 points and 3.3 assists on the season.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Tags: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Clippers Reportedly Show Interest In Marcus Morris

Jan 30, 2020 11:32 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly interested in Marcus Morris, sources told Ian Begley of SNY.

SNY adds that one team recently in contact with the Knicks left with the impression that the Knicks and Morris are interested in signing a free agent deal this summer.

SNY previously reported that the Knicks were interested in keeping Morris for the long-term. 

Morris signed a 1-year, $15 million deal last offseason.

Ian Begley/SNY.tv

Tags: Marcus Morris, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

NBA Estimates 20-21 Salary Cap At $115M, Luxury Tax At $139M

Jan 30, 2020 4:17 PM

The NBA has officially informed teams they are now projecting the 20-21 salary cap at $115 million.

The previous projection was $116 million. The luxury tax is estimated at $139 million.

The NBA salary cap is currently at $109.1 million in the 19-20 season.

Many teams were preparing for the updated estimate to be closer to $113 million.

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Tags: NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA CBA

No Real Trade Market Right Now For Andre Drummond

Jan 29, 2020 9:28 PM

The Detroit Pistons continue to evaluate trade offers for Andre Drummond, but a deal has been slow to materialize. 

"The market has been really slow for Andre Drummond," Adrian Wojnarowski told Stephen A. Smith.

The Pistons expect Drummond to decline his player option for the 20-21 season. The Pistons would like a first round pick for Drummond, but also would like second round picks.

"This is a player right now who has been quiet. It may pick up between now and the trade deadline, but there is not a real market out there right now Drummond," added Wojnarowski.

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

Execs Believe Grizzlies Have Offer From Mavericks For Andre Iguodala As Fallback

Jan 29, 2020 3:24 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have continued to posture that they expect to receive a first round pick or Andre Iguodala before the trade deadline.

Some league executives suspect the Grizzlies have a fallback option from the Dallas Mavericks in the form of Courtney Lee and a 2020 second round pick from the Golden State Warriors.

Sources with the Mavericks have tried to refute that theory.

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Tags: Andre Iguodala, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Kings Open To Reconciling With Dewayne Dedmon

Jan 28, 2020 10:18 AM

The Sacramento Kings are open to reconciling with Dewayne Dedmon.

Dedmon fell out of the rotation with the Kings and he subsequently has sought a trade both privately and publicly. Dedmon was fined $50,000 for his comments.

“I would like to be traded,” Dedmon said. “I haven’t been playing, so I would like to go somewhere where my talents are appreciated.”

The Kings have been listening to trade offers for Dedmon, but are only prepared to execute a trade that makes sense for them.

Dedmon signed a three-year, $40 million contract in July with the Kings.

Jason Anderson/Sacramento Bee

Tags: Dewayne Dedmon, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Hassan Whiteside Has 50/50 Chance Of Being Traded By Blazers

Jan 28, 2020 9:00 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers are prepared to listen to trade offers for Hassan Whiteside leading to the deadline. Whiteside is on an expiring contract.

"I don’t believe (Neil) Olshey is robo-calling each team trying to unload Whiteside," writes Jason Quick of The Athletic. "But he will certainly entertain offers. I would put Whiteside’s chances of staying in Portland at 50/50 right now."

One reason why Whiteside may remain with the Blazers beyond the deadline is the lack of options available to them. Quick writes that logical fits like Otto Porter Jr. and Blake Griffin are injured, while Kevin Love and Thaddeus Young have undesirable contracts.

Jason Quick/The Athletic

Tags: Hassan Whiteside, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Mavericks Trade Isaiah Roby To Thunder For Justin Patton, Cash

Jan 24, 2020 6:20 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to trade Isaiah Roby to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Justin Patton and cash considerations.

Roby has yet to appear in an NBA game.

Patton appeared in five games with the Thunder.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

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Mavericks Acquire Willie Cauley-Stein From Warriors

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Rockets Make Future First Round Picks Available In Trade Talks

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Wolves Reject Trade Offer From Mavericks On Robert Covington

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Andre Drummond's Extension Demands Kept Hawks From Offering First Round Pick To Pistons

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

76ers, Mavericks Amongst Teams Interested In Trading For Danilo Gallinari

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Malik Monk Draws Interest From Members Of Knicks Front Office

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Gersson Rosas Says Karl-Anthony Towns Is 'As Untouchable As They Come'

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Pistons Granted $9.2M Disabled Player Exception

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Pelicans Reportedly Back Off Trade Talks With Goal To Make Playoffs

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Long Island Nets Acquire Justin Anderson From Raptors 905 For Henry Ellenson

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Lakers, 76ers Express Interest In Trading For Derrick Rose

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Kings Still Trying To Unload Dewayne Dedmon

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Bradley Beal: Wizards Need To Start Winning, Changing The Culture

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Heat Could Have Interest In Either LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Knicks Rule Out Trade For Andre Drummond Preferring Free Agency Pursuit

Marc Berman/New York Post

Robert Covington Trade Talks Pick Up With Rockets, Mavs, 76ers Interested

Jon Krawczynski, Shams Charania/The Athletic

Hawks Could Pivot To Trade Talks With Thunder On Steven Adams

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Hawks, Pistons End Andre Drummond Trade Talks

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Hawks Acquire Jeff Teague, Treveon Graham From Wolves For Allen Crabbe

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Hawks Expressed Interest In Trading For Jakob Poeltl

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