May 2024 Basketball Wiretap

Rockets Have Made Aggressive Offer To Nets For Mikal Bridges

Jan 31, 2024 2:28 PM

The Houston Rockets have expressed a tremendous amount of interest in trading for Mikal Bridges, sources tell The Athletic. The Rockets have made an offer of multiple first round picks to the Brooklyn Nets for Bridges in recent weeks.

The Nets have zero interest in trading Bridges, who is part of their core moving forward.

Ime Udoka is driving the Rockets' push to improve the roster to make the playoffs this season.

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Tags: Mikal Bridges, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Warriors Unlikely To Make Major Deal Ahead Of Trade Deadline

Jan 31, 2024 1:39 PM

The Golden State Warriors consider it unlikely they will make a major trade ahead of the deadline, sources tell Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

The Warriors remain motivated to win this season, but some believe their chances of competing for a title are remote considering their current level of play and spot in the standings outside the playoffs.

The Warriors' interest in Dejounte Murray is described as "tepid at best."

Golden State has a greater need and desire to upgrade on the wing or at center. Lauri Markkanen is a player who would fit that mold, but he is not believed to be truly available and there are rival teams who could probably beat their offer.

Andrew Wiggins is the most likely player on the Warriors to be moved as he's in Year 1 of a four-year, $109 million deal. They have discussed player-for-player offers and they wouldn't have to attach a draft pick to get off his salary. Wiggins has played better of late, especially alongside Jonathan Kuminga and Draymond Green.

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Reportedly 'Covet' Tari Eason

Jan 31, 2024 1:38 AM

The New York Knicks reportedly "covet" Tari Eason, according to David Vertsberger of SNY.

The Knicks have been rumored with several players ahead of the trade deadline, including Bruce Brown and Daniel Gafford

Eason has been out since January 1 with a leg injury. 

David Vertsberger/SNY

Tags: Tari Eason, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Malcolm Brogdon On Trade Rumors: 'I'm Happy In Portland'

Jan 31, 2024 12:58 AM

Malcolm Brogdon said he was happy and felt valued by the Portland Trail Blazers amid trade rumors.

“I’m happy here. I’m valued here. Valued in this leadership/lead-guard role. And I can’t complain with that. I’m happy in Portland," Brogdon told Jason Quick of The Athletic.

Brogdon has been linked with several teams, including the Knicks.

Brogdon, whose contract runs through next season, added that he hasn't talked to the team about any trades.

“We haven’t really talked about that. Of course, I’m sure they are looking at their options, but for me, it’s all about using every opportunity to play good basketball and help this team win," said Brogdon. 

Jason Quick/The Athletic

Tags: Malcolm Brogdon, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Warriors Open To Trading Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins

Jan 30, 2024 8:53 AM

The Golden State Warriors have slipped to 12th in the Western Conference standings. That has the Warriors considering their options ahead of the trade deadline.

Golden State is going to take calls on veterans Chris Paul and Andrew Wiggins. The Warriors could even consider trading Klay Thompson.

At this point, the only player the Warriors appear to consider untouchable is Stephen Curry. The team is also very high on Jonathan Kuminga and Brandin Podziemski, and would rather not trade either young player.

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Tags: Chris Paul, Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Gordon Hayward Unlikely To Seek Buyout With Hornets

Jan 29, 2024 3:25 PM

Gordon Hayward is not likely to seek a buyout if the Charlotte Hornets do not trade him by the deadline, sources tell Marc Stein.

Hayward is in Year 4 of a his four-year, $120 million contract and is earning $31.5 million this season. Hayward would give up his Bird Rights if he's bought out.

Hayward has been out since Dec. 26 by a left calf strain.

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Tags: Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Quin Snyder Lobbying For Hawks To Pull Dejounte Murray From Trade Market

Jan 29, 2024 3:19 PM

Quin Snyder has lobbied for the Atlanta Hawks to keep Dejounte Murray past the trade deadline, sources tell Marc Stein. 

Murray has been one of the highest profile trade candidates this season, but an obvious trade partner for the Hawks hasn't materialize.

Murray is on a good contract and has been playing better of late amid trade rumors. Murray and the Hawks signed a four-year, $114 million extension this past offseason. 

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Tags: Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jarrett Allen Not Available In Trade Talks

Jan 28, 2024 5:44 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have let rival teams know that center Jarrett Allen is not available in trade talks. Cleveland sees Allen as a core member of their team for the foreseeable future.

Allen is in the third year of the five-year, $100 million deal he signed with the Cavs in the summer of 2021. The 6-foot-11 center has averaged 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 blocks for Cleveland this season. Allen has keyed the Cavaliers second-ranked defense, especially so with Evan Mobley out of the lineup.

Cleveland has also told teams that Donovan Mitchell isn't available via trade. Mitchell has two years left on his contract following this season, with a player option in 2025-26. The star guard will be extension-eligible this coming offseason.

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Tags: Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Rockets Interested In Robert Williams

Jan 28, 2024 5:31 PM

The Houston Rockets have interested in Portland Trail Blazers big man Robert Williams III. Even though Williams is out for the season due to right knee surgery, teams have shown interest in trading for him.

Rockets coach Ime Udoka is fond of Williams from their time together with the Boston Celtics. Houston has been looking for frontcourt reinforcements around and behind breakout center Alperen Sengun.

Williams is expected to make a full recovery for next season. Williams is owed $11.6 million this year and has two years and $25.7 million left on his deal through 2025-26.

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Tags: Robert Williams, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Lakers Chances Of Landing Dejounte Murray 'Unrealistic'

Jan 28, 2024 4:59 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks have reportedly had little-to-no trade discussions involving Dejounte Murray in recent days. It's gone as far as being termed "unrealistic" that Murray lands in Los Angeles before the trade deadline.

Part of the reason for that is the Hawks have had no interest in taking on D'Angelo Russell. And from the Lakers side, Russell has played better since being reinserted into the starting lineup. That's lessened their desire to move the veteran guard in a deal.

Los Angeles had reportedly offered Russell, a 2029 first-round pick and a future first-round pick swap as the base of a package for Murray. But any deal was contingent on finding a third team to take Russell.

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Tags: Dejounte Murray, D'Angelo Russell, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Wizards Showing Interest In Quentin Grimes

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Knicks Have Interest In Daniel Gafford

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Pacers Tell Teams They're Not Trading T.J. McConnell

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Tyus Jones, Malcolm Brogdon, Bruce Brown Jr. Would Each Likely Cost First Round Pick To Acquire

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Kyle Lowry Could Join Sixers If Bought Out

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Suns, Pistons, Jazz Interested In Trading For Miles Bridges

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Wizards Have Mandate To Acquire More First-Round Picks

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Bulls Want Strong Return For Zach LaVine

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Hawks Won't Take D'Angelo Russell In Dejounte Murray Trade

Sam Amick/The Athletic

Raptors 'Open For Business' Ahead Of Trade Deadline

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Pistons Not Shopping Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks

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Bulls, Pistons Have Discussed Zach LaVine Trades

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Bulls Need Multiple First-Round Picks To Consider Trading Alex Caruso

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Bucks Could Trade Pat Connaughton, Cam Payne To Improve Perimeter Defense

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Suns Not Considering Trading Grayson Allen

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Grizzlies Granted $12.4M Disabled Player Exception

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Teams Have Interest in Gordon Hayward

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Wizards 'Very Reticent' To Consider Trading Kyle Kuzma

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Heat Acquire Terry Rozier From Hornets For Kyle Lowry, 2027 First Rounder

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Heat Exploring Kyle Lowry Trades

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