Basketball Wiretap

Knicks Sign John Jenkins To Two-Year Deal

Feb 20, 2019 9:11 AM

The New York Knicks have agreed to sign John Jenkins to a two-year contract.

Jenkins was previously with the Washington Wizards this season, though he did participate in training camp with the Knicks.

Jenkins has averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 17.5 minutes over his first two games with the Knicks.

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Suns Sign Ray Spalding To 10-Day Contract

Feb 19, 2019 3:31 PM

The Phoenix Suns will sign Ray Spalding to a 10-day contract.

Spalding was previously on the Dallas Mavericks and was waived to create a roster spot due to the Kristaps Porzingis trade.

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Tags: Raymond Spalding, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Michael Beasley Agrees To Deal In China

Feb 19, 2019 10:09 AM

Michael Beasley has agreed to a deal with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Beasley will play for just two months as China's season is winding down.

Beasley was traded at the deadline by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Los Angeles Clippers and subsequently waived.

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Tags: Michael Beasley, Guangdong Dongguan, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

Feb 18, 2019 10:00 AM

The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver.

Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement.

"People have lost sight a little bit of the fact, again, blame the league or not, but two collective bargaining agreements ago in 2010 and ’11, we set out to shorten contracts because we wanted to more closely tie pay to performance, and we wanted to give teams a chance to rebuild faster, meaning players wouldn’t be locked into contractual situations for too long a period, and we also wanted to give players the flexibility to move on," said Silver. "So the result of that is the latest I’ve heard from our basketball operations group is that, I believe, 40 percent of our players are going to be free agents this summer.

"So it’s two sides of the coin. Some people could say, oh, my God, look at all that player movement. On the other hand, that player movement could be very positive for a lot of teams."

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Nuggets Sign Tim Connelly To Contract Extension

Feb 15, 2019 6:32 PM

The Denver Nuggets have signed Tim Connelly to a contract extension.

Connelly's deal would have expired at the end of the current season. Connelly and Josh Kroenke had been in talks in recent weeks.

Connelly joined the Nuggets as GM in 2013, after leaving the New Orleans Pelicans where he had been an assistant GM.

Connelly also worked previously for the Washington Wizards.

 

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Raptors Sought Trade For Nikola Mirotic Before Pivoting To Marc Gasol

Feb 15, 2019 5:44 PM

The Toronto Raptors were interested in trading for Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans at the trade deadline.

The Raptors and Pelicans worked together on a three-way trade that would have sent Delon Wright to the Orlando Magic.

The Pelicans instead traded Mirotic to the Milwaukee Bucks, which led the Raptors to pivot to their acquisition of Marc Gasol instead.

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Tags: Marc Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, Delon Wright, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Anthony Davis, Pelicans Will Reevaluate His Post-ASG Playing Time

Feb 15, 2019 5:41 PM

There is no plan in place for how the New Orleans Pelicans will handle the Anthony Davis situation after the All-Star break. both sides are reevaluating the best way to handle his playing time.

Davis requested a trade on January 28, but the Pelicans elected not to trade him at the deadline.

Davis then stated he wanted to return to the Pelicans' lineup and the NBA forced the team's hand in letting him play.

The Pelicans could try to sit Davis for the remainder of the season, which could get the National Basketball Players Association involved.

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Danny Ferry Named Interim General Manager Of Pelicans

Feb 15, 2019 4:03 PM

Danny Ferry has been named interim general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Pelicans parted ways with Dell Demps on Friday.

Ferry had been working with the Pelicans' organization as a consultant.

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Enes Kanter Agrees To Sign With Blazers

Feb 13, 2019 5:17 PM

Enes Kanter has agreed to sign with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Kanter signed a four-year, $70 million offer sheet with the Blazers in 2015 that the Oklahoma City Thunder subsequently matched.

Kanter agreed to a buyout with the New York Knicks last week.

The Los Angeles Lakers also pursued Kanter.

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Grizzlies Sign Bruno Caboclo To Multi-Year Deal

Feb 13, 2019 12:46 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Bruno Caboclo to a multi-year deal for the remainder of season and the 19-20 season.

Caboclo is coming off a second 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.

Caboclo has averaged averaged 6.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in nine games with the Grizzlies.

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Sources: Pelicans Wanted To Sit Anthony Davis For Remainder Of Season
The Pelicans opted to wait until the offseason to resolve their situation with Anthony Davis.

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Kristaps Porzingis Had Nets, Clippers, Heat, Raptors On Trade Wish List
Kristaps Porzingis didn't have the Mavericks on his wish list.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Knicks Also Pursued Marvin Bagley In Kristaps Porzingis Trade
The Kings were not interested in discussing a deal involving Marvin Bagley for Porzingis.

Marc Stein/New York Times

NBA Denies Report Of Threatening Pelicans With $100k Per Game Fine For Sitting Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis' agent, Rich Paul, lobbied officials from the league to clear him to play.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Thunder Sign Richard Solomon To 10-Day Contract
Richard Solomon was with the Thunder during the preseason.

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De'Aaron Fox Met With Vlade Divac After Sacramento's Deadline Activity
The Kings made a series of move that led to the exits of Iman Shumpert, Justin Jackson, Ben McLemore and Skal Labissiere.

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Elton Brand Apologizes To Magic Johnson For Ben Simmons Story
Elton Brand didn't mention that someone from the 76ers contacted Rob Pelinka first at the urging of one of Ben Simmons' brothers.

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Markieff Morris Cleared To Play, Receives Interest From Rockets, Lakers
Markieff Morris has been sidelined since Dec. 26 after being diagnosed with transient cervical neurapraxia.

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Kevin Durant's Thirty Five Ventures Moving Into New York Office
Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman refer to each other as "my best friend" and sometimes even "brother."

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Jeremy Lin Agrees To Buyout With Hawks, Will Sign With Raptors
Jeremy Lin was on an expiring contract.

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Ben Simmons Would Like To Receive Mentorship From Magic Johnson
Ben Simmons has often been compared to Magic Johnson due to his size and passing ability.

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Magic Johnson Believes Pelicans Didn't Negotiate Anthony Davis Trade In Good Faith
The Lakers pursued Anthony Davis aggressively before the deadline.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Pacers Sign Edmond Sumner To Two-Year Contract
Edmond Sumner was on a two-way contract with the Pacers.

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Cavaliers Sign Nik Stauskas For Remainder Of Season
The Cavaliers had an open roster spot following the deadline.

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Knicks Delete Image Of Kevin Durant In Pitch To Season Ticket Holders
Kevin Durant will be a free agent this offseason and the Knicks are expected to pursue him.

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Wolves Sign Isaiah Canaan To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Isaiah Canaan has appeared in five games with Minnesota this season, averaging 6.0 points and 3.6 assists in 16.8 minutes per game.

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Danny Ainge Compares Kyrie Irving Situation To Engagement With Marriage Expected On July 1
The Celtics expect Kyrie Irving to re-sign on July 1.

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76ers, Pelicans Reportedly Had Conversation On Ben Simmons For Anthony Davis
Both Anthony Davis and Ben Simmons are represented by Rich Paul.

Bill Simmons/The Ringer

Hornets Had Interest In Harrison Barnes
Charlotte was only offering its own first round pick if the Mavericks took on money they didn't want.

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Pistons To Sign Wayne Ellington, Waive Henry Ellenson
Henry Ellenson was the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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