January 2012 Basketball Wiretap

Stern Authorizes Contract Offer To Gordon
The NBA has allowed the Hornets to tender a four-year extension to Eric Gordon.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Robin Lopez Didn't Want To Discuss Extension With Suns
Robin Lopez will test the free agent market this summer.

Tyler Lockman/FOXSportsArizona.com

Batum, Blazers Still Working On Extension
The Blazers have until midnight Wednesday to sign Nicolas Batum to an extension.

Joe Freeman/Oregonian

Magic Decline 12-13 Option On Daniel Orton
Daniel Orton was eligible to earn $1,182,600 if the Magic had exercised their option for 12-13.

Orlando Sentinel

Love Extension Talks Remain Ongoing
A report from the Pioneer Press earlier on Tuesday indicated that Kevin Love had agreed to a four-year, $62 million extension.

Marc Stein/ESPN (via Twitter)

Grizzlies Exercise Third-Year Option On Quincy Pondexter
Quincy Pondexter has averaged 4.4 points and 2.1 rebounds on .469 shooting in 14.9 minutes in 16 games this season

RealGM Staff Report

Hornets Pick Up 12-13 Options On Henry, Vasquez
The New Orleans Hornets announced that they have picked up the option for the 2012-13 season for Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez.

RealGM Staff Report

Wizards Fire Flip Saunders, Name Randy Wittman Successor
The Wizards have a 2-15 start to the season, leading to the firing of Flip Saunders.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Beasley Expects To Become Restricted Free Agent
Michael Beasley is eligible for an extension.

Jerry Zgoda/Minneapolis Star Tribune

Robin Lopez, Suns Unlikely To Reach Agreement On Extension
Robin Lopez will likely become a restricted free agent this summer.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Bulls Make Offer To Oberto
The Bulls offered a one-year deal to Fabricio Oberto, according to a report.


Sources Differ On Minnesota's Offer To Love
The Star Tribune writes that even if a deal is reached, GM David Kahn "hasn't won any brownie points with (Kevin) Love in this negotiation."

Jerry Zgoda/Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stern Will Make Final Decision On Eric Gordon Extension Offer
Eric Gordon said he has been informed by Dell Demps that David Stern must decide whether to extend an offer.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Report: Magic Inquire About Howard For Stoudemire, Chandler Trade
A report from ESPN's Stephen A. Smith indicates the Magic have inquired about a trade of Dwight Howard to the Knicks for Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler.

Stephen A. Smith/ESPN

Mayo Becoming 'Mempho-Wave', Unlikely To Be Dealt
Amid trade rumors, O.J. Mayo has been rediscovered by Lionel Hollins and the Grizzlies.

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Ainge: Cap Space More Valuable With New CBA
Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen will be free agents after this season, clearing $31 million in cap space.

Boston Globe

Warriors Discussing Extension With Brandon Rush
Brandon Rush has been in contract-extension talks with the Warriors.

Rusty Simmons/San Francisco Chronicle

Pierce Ignoring Trade Talk, Banking On Internal Improvement
Paul Pierce is rumored to be at the center of Celtics trade discussions.

Boston Globe

Magic May Allow Howard To Leave In Free Agency
The Magic are considering allowing Dwight Howard to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Tim Povtak/FOXSportsFlorida.com

Adelman Wants Love's Contract Status Resolved
Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman weighed in on Kevin Loveís desire for a maximum contract extension.

Minnesota Star Tribune

Eric Gordon Open To Extension With Hornets
Eric Gordon is open to signing a long-term contract extension with the Hornets.


Batum's Agent To Submit Counter Proposal To Blazers
Nicolas Batum's agent is expected to give the Blazers their counterproposal in Monday's meeting.


Magic GM Says Nelson Is Struggling Because Of Howard Trade Demand
Magic general manager Otis Smith said the trade talk involving Dwight Howard is affecting Jameer Nelson.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Source: Williams' Future With Nets Completely Tied To Howard
Deron Williams is interested in playing for the Mavericks, Lakers or Knicks if he doesn't re-sign with the Nets.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Magic Haven't Ruled Out Pursuit Of Nash
The Magic have not ruled out making a run to trade for Steve Nash in the event the Suns decide to put him on the market.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

George Hill, Pacers Talk Extension
George Hill has quickly become a productive member of the Pacers and both sides have interest in signing an extension before the Jan. 25th deadline.

Sam Amick/SI.com

Pistons Call-Up Walker D. Russell Jr. From Fort Wayne
Walker D. Russell Jr. has been playing for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and will be making his first appearance on an NBA roste


Brook Lopez Unconcerned About Contract Extension, Unaware Of Deadline
Brook Lopez said he hasnít thought about his contract status.

Colin Stephenson/Star-Ledger

Love Prefers Staying With Wolves, Enjoys Twin Cities
The Wolves have until Jan. 25 to sign Kevin Love to an extension.

Kent Youngblood/Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lakers, Magic Haven't Recently Discussed Howard Trade
Kobe Bryant has had at least one in-depth phone conversation with Dwight Howard recently.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times