Basketball Wiretap

Cavaliers Interested In Luke Babbitt, Trevor Booker

Jul 21, 2018 6:39 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in Luke Babbitt and Trevor Booker in free agency.

No deal with either player is imminent. 

The Cavaliers also continue to negotiate with Rodney Hood, who is a restricted free agent.

Cleveland also has until Aug. 22nd to use a $5.8 million traded player exception from the Kyrie Irving trade.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Luke Babbitt, Trevor Booker, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hawks Waive Antonius Cleveland

Jul 21, 2018 6:13 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on guard Antonius Cleveland.

Cleveland saw action in four games with the Hawks last season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.4 minutes (.571 FG%, 3-3 3FGs, 2-2 FTs). He was signed to a multi-year contract on Mar. 14 after signing consecutive 10-day contracts on Feb. 22 and Mar. 4.

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Hawks Agree To Sign Alex Len To Two-Year, $8.5M Deal

Jul 21, 2018 6:04 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to sign Alex Len to a two-year, $8.5 million deal.

Len was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Len signed a one-year, $4.2 qualifying offer with the Suns last offseason.

In 69 games last season, Len averaged 8.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and nearly one block per game.

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Hornets Agree To Sign Isaiah Wilkins To Camp Deal

Jul 21, 2018 6:02 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to sign Isaiah Wilkins to a camp deal.

Wilkins went undrafted out of Virginia. Wilkins was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

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Clippers Re-Sign Montrezl Harrell To Two-Year, $12M Deal

Jul 21, 2018 2:31 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to re-sign Montrezl Harrell to a two-year, $12 million deal.

Harrell was acquired from the Houston Rockets in the Chris Paul trade.

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Nemanja Bjelica Agrees To Three-Year, $20.5M Deal With Kings

Jul 20, 2018 11:03 PM

Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Bjelica initially agreed to sign a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. Bjelica reconsidered the agreement because of family, professional and personal concerns.

“I spent a lot of time talking with Vlade (Divac) and as an icon in our country, he has a unique perspective on what it takes to put yourself in a successful NBA situation and what it takes as a player to perform in that situation,” Bjelica told Yahoo Sports. “The organization’s belief in and commitment to me overwhelmed me and my family. I am ready to do everything I can to help the Kings and be a part of the Sacramento community.”

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Grizzlies Sign Yuta Watanabe To Two-Way Contract

Jul 20, 2018 8:37 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed rookie forward Yuta Watanabe to a two-way contract.

Watanabe (6-9, 205) joined the Brooklyn Nets’ summer league team after going unselected in the 2018 NBA Draft and averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.60 blocks in 24.0 minutes in five games (two starts) during the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas.

A native of Kagawa, Japan, the 23-year-old came to the United States in 2013 and played four years collegiately (2014-18) at George Washington University, where he became the first Japanese-born student-athlete to earn an NCAA Division I men’s basketball scholarship.

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Raptors Sign Chris Boucher To Camp Deal

Jul 20, 2018 5:12 PM

The Toronto Raptors have signed Chris Boucher to a camp deal.

Boucher spent last season with the Golden State Warriors after signing a two-way contract with the club. He appeared in one game with the Warriors and averaged 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 22.2 minutes in 20 games for their NBA G League affiliate.

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Michael Beasley Agrees To Sign With Lakers On One-Year, $3.5M Deal

Jul 20, 2018 5:07 PM

Michael Beasley has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers on a one-year, $3.5 million deal.

The Lakers continue to value playmakers in free agency.

Beasley spent last season with the New York Knicks.

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Thunder Agree To Trade Dakari Johnson To Magic For Rodney Purvis

Jul 20, 2018 4:43 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Dakari Johnson to the Orlando Magic for Rodney Purvis.

The Thunder have been working to reduce their luxury tax bill.

Purvis is on a non-guaranteed minimum deal for next season.

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Yogi Ferrell Agrees To Two-Year $6.2M Deal With Kings
Yogi Ferrell backed out of a two-year, $5.3 million deal with the Mavericks earlier on Friday.

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Masai Ujiri Apologizes To DeMar DeRozan For 'Miscommunication'
Masai Ujiri said the opportunity to acquire Kawhi Leonard was too special to pass up.

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Suns Acquire Richaun Holmes From 76ers
Richaun Holmes is owed $1,600,520 in the final year of his four-year contract that was signed in 2015.

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Cavaliers Continue To Negotiate With Rodney Hood
Rodney Hood can take Cleveland's $3.4 million qualifying offer if he's unable to secure a long-term offer.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Nets Trade Darrell Arthur To Suns For Jared Dudley, 2021 2nd Rounder
Darrell Arthur will likely be bought out by the Suns as he's due $7.4 million for 18-19.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Lakers Waive Malik Newman
Malik Newman scored 3.2 points per game in 9.8 minutes.

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Nuggets Sign Monte Morris To Three-Year, $4.8M Deal
The first two seasons of Monte Morris' deal are guaranteed.

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Mavericks Agree To Four-Year Rookie Deal With Ray Spalding
Ray Spalding was the 56th overall pick pick in the 2018 NBA Draft out of Louisville.

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76ers Discuss Trading Jerryd Bayless To Cavaliers For Kyle Korver
Kyle Korver has two seasons remaining on his contract at more than $15 million.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Yogi Ferrell Backs Out Of Two-Year, $5.3M Deal With Mavericks
Yogi Ferrell will reenter free agency.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Hawks Trade Dennis Schroder, Mike Muscala To Thunder For Carmelo Anthony, 2022 FRP
Carmelo Anthony will be waived.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Hawks Waive Jaylen Morris
Jaylen Morris played in six games last season with the Hawks, averaging 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 16.4 minutes.

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Mavericks Agree To Two-Year $5.3M Deal With Yogi Ferrell
Yogi Ferrell will be the backup shooting guard for the Mavericks.

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Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks To Sign One-Year, $5M Deal
Dirk Nowitzki averaged 12 points and 5.7 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game in 77 contests last season.

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Marcus Smart Agrees To Four-Year, $52M Deal With Celtics
Marcus Smart was a restricted free agent.

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Rockets Expected To Sign Isaiah Hartenstein To NBA Deal
Isaiah Hartenstein played for the Rockets' Rio Grande Valley affiliate last season.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Nemanja Bjelica, Kings Discussing Two-Year, $13M Deal
Nemanja Bjelica will have $2 million guaranteed for the 19-20 season.

David Pick

Raptors Have Positive Initial Conversation With Kawhi Leonard
There was no indication from Kawhi Leonard of a holdout or even an unwillingness to play for the Raptors.

Bruce Arthur/Toronto Star

Karl-Anthony Towns On Minnesota: I Have A Lot Of Things That Have To Be Talked About
Karl-Anthony Towns hosted a basketball camp and was asked if Minnesota still feels like his second home.

Michael Ran/Star Tribune

Dwyane Wade Signs Lifetime Deal With Li-Ning, Still Deciding On Re-Signing With Heat
Dwyane Wade has been with Li-Ning since 2012.

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