Basketball Wiretap

Spencer Dinwiddie Agrees To Three-Year, $34M Extension With Nets

Dec 13, 2018 5:23 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $34 million contract extension with Spencer Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie recently became eligible for an extension.

Dinwiddie will have a player option for Year 3 of the deal.

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Tags: Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kawhi Leonard Focused On Basketball, Not Media

Dec 13, 2018 10:56 AM

Kawhi Leonard has remained focused on the Toronto Raptors and has continue to filter out external conversations about his 2019 free agency.

“I focus on what we’re doing,” Leonard said of his reaction to all the speculation. “I don’t buy into reading media, don’t have no social media, so just focus on what’s in front of me. At that time it’s either my family or playing basketball.”

Leonard is not bothered by what is said about him.

“Not at all. I don’t watch TV too much,” Leonard said.

Leonard was also asked what he thinks of the Raptors' organization.

“It’s been good so far,” Leonard said. “Like I said, we’ve been winning, everyone’s playing well. Can’t complain.”

Leonard was asked how the Raptors and Spurs differ as franchises.

“It’s still two goals and a basketball, just different teammates,” Leonard said.

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Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks To Sign Allonzo Trier To Two-Year Deal, Waive Ron Baker

Dec 13, 2018 10:06 AM

The New York Knicks have agreed to sign Allonzo Trier to a two-year deal.

Trier was on a two-way contract with the Knicks.

The Knicks are expected to waive Ron Baker to create a roster spot for Trier.

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Tags: Allonzo Trier, Ron Baker, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

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Rockets Emerge With Interest In Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Dec 12, 2018 2:34 PM

The Houston Rockets have emerged as a suitor for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in multi-team trade scenarios.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been pursuing Trevor Ariza to improve on the wing.

Caldwell-Pope signed a one-year, $12 million deal to re-sign with the Lakers.

Houston could use Brandon Knight and his $14.6 million for this season and $15.6 million in 19-20 in a trade.

No deal is imminent at this time.

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Tags: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pacers Interested In Trading Darren Collison Or Cory Joseph

Dec 12, 2018 9:11 AM

The Indiana Pacers are believed to have interest in trading one of their two veteran point guards.

Darren Collison and Cory Joseph roughly split minutes at point guard.

But the Pacers are high on rookie Aaron Holiday, who they would like to create more minutes for.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Cory Joseph, Aaron Holiday, Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pelicans, Pistons, Kings Identified As Active Buyers On Trade Market

Dec 12, 2018 9:08 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings are three of the most active buyers on the trade market.

The typical start of trade season is Dec. 15 when most players who signed deals in the offseason are eligible to be dealt.

The Pelicans are feeling pressure to build around Anthony Davis before he become eligible to sign a supermax extension this offseason.

Tom Gores wants the Pistons to return to the playoffs and they own their first round pick.

The Kings can offer the large expiring contracts of Zach Randolph and Iman Shumpert to upgrade their team.

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Tags: Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Anthony Davis Remains Focused On Winning With Pelicans

Dec 11, 2018 2:27 PM

Anthony Davis remains convinced that the New Orleans Pelicans can become playoff contenders.

"For sure," said Davis. "We had everybody healthy the first four games, and we went 4-0. Then Elfrid [Payton] goes down, I've been out a couple games, Niko [Mirotic] ... a lot of guys have been out.

"Every time we've had a full roster, we've been a tough team to beat. But we still have to find a way to win. Injuries are part of the game, you can't control them. That's why we have 12 guys on the roster.

"You just need five guys to play. As long as you have that, you have a chance to win."

Davis will become eligible for a supermax extension this summer and that will be a barometer for his future.

The Boston Celtics will be one of the teams interested in trading for Davis if he becomes available. Davis was asked if he heard the local fans cheering for him during Monday's game.

"I heard it tonight," Davis said. "But I'm just focused on this team. I'm trying to do whatever I can to help this team get wins with the roster we have. It's been a rocky season, so it's on me to try to figure it out.

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Tags: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LeBron James' 'Garden' Comment Referred To Venue, Not Playing For Knicks

Dec 11, 2018 9:07 AM

LeBron James never seriously considered signing with the New York Knicks this past summer.

That became a question when James made comments about Madison Square Garden after the last game between he and Dwyane Wade.

“It was either here or at the Garden, that’s it,” said James.

According to multiple sources, James meant that a final meeting with Wade was so special it had to played at a venue like Staples Center or Madison Square Garden.

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Tags: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings Looking To Improve Current Team On Trade Market

Dec 10, 2018 5:38 PM

The Sacramento Kings have been better than many expected and will be attempting to secure a playoff spot in a season in which they don't own their first round pick.

"Sacramento is not incentivized to lose," said Brian Windhorst. "If anything, Sacramento will be gunning to think they have a chance to make the playoffs. Sacramento is actually one of the teams I've heard is out there on the trade market looking to improve itself because they have no incentive to tank.

"I don't know what possibly the trade could be, but I've heard that is out there."

The Kings haven't reached the playoffs since 2006.

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

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Suns Finalizing Deal With Eric Moreland

Dec 10, 2018 5:19 PM

The Phoenix Suns are finalizing a contract with Eric Moreland.

Moreland gives the Suns extra depth in the frontcourt.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Tags: Eric Moreland, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bulls Contacted NBPA About Issues With Jim Boylen
Zach LaVine and Justin Holiday were the most vocal in expressing their issues with the practice.

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Nuggets Sign Nick Young, Waive Brandon Goodwin
Nick Young has remained unsigned after spending last season with the Warriors.

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Kemba Walker: I Don't Have Any Interest In Coming Back Home To NY Right Now
Kemba Walker has always been linked to the Knicks due to their need at point guard and his ties to the area.

Zach Braziller/New York Post

Lakers, Suns Discussing Trevor Ariza Trade
The Suns would like to acquire a playmaking guard and a draft asset.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Jason Terry To Remain Retired Unless Lakers, Warriors Or Mavs Have Interest
Jason Terry played for the Bucks last season.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Rockets, Pelicans Interested In Trading For J.R. Smith
With J.R. Smith's salary for 19-20 guaranteed for only $3.9 million next season, it has some level of value as a trade chip.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Bucks Acquire Jason Smith From Wizards As Part Of Three-Way Trade
The Cavaliers and Wizards will swap second round picks as part of the deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Bucks Acquire George Hill From Cavs For John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, Picks
The draft picks being traded to the Cavaliers from the Bucks are in 2021.

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Frank Ntilikina Misses Third Straight Game With DNP-CD
Ntilikina hasn't played a game since November 28th.

Dan Devine/The Ringer

Lakers Not Interested In Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony's camp reached out to the Lakers previously.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

LeBron James Wants Carmelo Anthony On Lakers
James believes Anthony can be a valuable contributor to a young Lakers team.

Joe Vardon/The Athletic

Rockets Sign Danuel House To Two-Way Deal
The Rockets recently waived Danuel House to create a roster spot for Gary Clark.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Rockets Sign Gary Clark To Three-Year Deal
Gary Clark was previously on a two-way contract.

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76ers Work Out Arron Afflalo, Brandon Rush, Sean Kilpatrick, Haywood Highsmith
The 76ers need more depth on the wing.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

LeBron James Suggested Cavs Trade Kyrie Irving For Damian Lillard
LeBron James' interest in Damian Lillard has led to speculation the Lakers could be interested in him.

Ric Bucher/Bleacher Report

Kevin Durant 'Would Love' To Own NBA Team In Seattle
Durant has previously discussed his desire for Seattle to get another NBA team.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

John Wall To Miss Game For 'Personal Reasons'
Wall is expecting the birth of his first child.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

Kevin Durant Talks About Issues Superstar Players Could Face Joining LeBron James
Kevin Durant himself will be a free agent next offseason and has been linked to the Lakers.

Ric Bucher/Bleacher Report

Randy Brown Steps Down As Assistant Coach Of Bulls
Jim Boylen had asked Randy Brown to take a lesser role on the staff.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Cavaliers Not Currently Interested In Trading Kevin Love Unless Huge Offer Comes
The Cavaliers signed Love to an extension in the offseason and have planned to keep him long-term.

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer