Basketball Wiretap

Rockets Were Russell Westbrook's 'Preferred Destination'

Jul 12, 2019 1:43 AM

Russell Westbrook was focused on joining the Houston Rockets with other destinations "lightly considered," according to Royce Young of ESPN.

The Thunder were also in trade negotiations with the Heat, although the Heat balked at the Thunder's asking price for Westbrook.

Sources told Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle that the Rockets felt that a trade for Westbrook seemed almost impossible on Tuesday.

James Harden reportedly played a key role in getting Westbrook to the Rockets.  

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Mavs Acquire Delon Wright, Grizzlies Receive Two Future Second Round Picks

Jul 7, 2019 5:21 PM

The Dallas Mavericks acquired Delon Wright from the Memphis Grizzlies in a sign-and-trade agreement. Wright signed a three-year, $29 million contract.

The Grizzlies receive two future second round picks for Wright.

The Grizzlies acquired Wright last season in a trade package that included Marc Gasol.


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Julian Washburn, Cash Considerations Complete Andre Iguodala Trade To Grizzlies

Jul 7, 2019 2:46 PM

The Golden State Warriors received Julian Washburn and $2 million, along with a first-round draft pick, from the Memphis Grizzlies to complete the Andre Iguodala trade.

Washburn is on a two-way deal.

The Warriors traded Iguodala to the Grizzlies last week to clear salary for D'Angelo Russell. 

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Clippers Agree To Acquire Paul George From Thunder

Jul 6, 2019 2:46 AM

Paul George is set to be traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Thunder will receive four unprotected first-round picks, one protected first-round pick, two pick swaps, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari in the deal.

The Clippers will pair George with Kawhi Leonard, who signed a four-year max contract. 

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Tags: Paul George, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Official Trade

Dwight Howard Traded To Grizzlies, Wizards Receive C.J. Miles

Jul 5, 2019 8:48 PM

The Washington Wizards traded Dwight Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies for C.J. Miles, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski.

The trade will save the Grizzlies $3.1 million in cap sapce.

The Grizzlies are expected to waive or trade Howard.

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