July 2021 Basketball Wiretap

Draymond Green Endorsed Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody Picks Before Warriors Were On Clock

Jul 30, 2021 11:16 AM

Draymond Green has often taken an active role in the Golden State Warriors' draft preparations and offered Bob Myers early endorsements of the two players the team ultimately would select on Thursday. The Warriors selected Jonathan Kuminga at No. 7 and Moses Moody at No. 4.

“He texted me after the third or fourth pick and said, ‘Kuminga,'” Myers shared during his post-draft news conference. “And I said, ‘We’ll see if he’s there.'”

Green texted Myers from Tokyo again a few minutes later.

“At about the ninth pick he said ‘Moody,'” Myers said.

“And I said, ‘I don’t think he’s going to be there.'”

The Warriors now plan on adding more veterans via free agency.

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Grizzlies, Kings Were Close To Jonas Valanciunas Trade

Jul 30, 2021 8:20 AM

Before eventually agreeing to a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans ahead of the draft, the Memphis Grizzlies were in serious talks with the Sacramento Kings on a similar deal, according to Brian Windhorst on The Hoop Collective Podcast. 

The Grizzlies would have sent Jonas Valanciunas to the Kings for the No. 9 pick in the draft and Marvin Begley Jr.

Memphis instead traded up with the Pelicans at No. 10 while also taking back Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe. New Orleans acquired Valanciunas as part of the deal.

Sacramento used the No. 9 pick on Davion Mitchell. 

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Pacers Trade Aaron Holiday, No. 31 To Wizards For Isaiah Jackson

Jul 29, 2021 10:29 PM

The Indiana Pacers have traded Aaron Holiday and No. 31 to the Washington Wizards for the No. 22 draft pick used on Isaiah Jackson.

Holiday was a first round pick in 2018 out of UCLA and averaged 7.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 17.8 minutes per game last season for the Pacers. 

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Rockets Trade Two First Round Picks To Thunder To Select Alperen Sengun At No. 16

Jul 29, 2021 9:44 PM

The Houston Rockets traded two first round picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for No. 16 to select Alperen Sengun. 

The picks are a 2022 first rounder from the Detroit Pistons and a 2023 first rounder from the Washington Wizards. 

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Bucks Trade No. 31 To Pacers For Four Second Rounders

Jul 29, 2021 8:34 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have traded the No. 31 pick to the Indiana Pacers for No. 54, No. 60 and two future second round picks.

The Bucks acquired the first pick of the second round as part of the P.J. Tucker trade as they sent No. 24 to the Houston Rockets.

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2021 NBA Draft: Cade Cunningham To Pistons At No. 1, Jalen Green To Rockets At No. 2

Jul 29, 2021 8:19 PM

The Detroit Pistons selected Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick after a long period of deliberation. The Houston Rockets followed at No. 2 by picking Jalen Green while Evan Mobley rounded out the top-3 to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

First Round

1. Detroit Pistons: Cade Cunningham

2. Houston Rockets: Jalen Green

3. Cleveland Cavaliers: Evan Mobley

4. Toronto Raptors: Scottie Barnes

5. Orlando Magic: Jalen Suggs

6. Oklahoma City Thunder: Josh Giddey

7. Golden State Warriors: Jonathan Kuminga

8. Orlando Magic: Franz Wagner

9. Sacramento Kings: Davion Mitchell

10. Memphis Grizzlies: Ziaire Williams

11. Charlotte Hornets: James Bouknight

12. San Antonio Spurs: Joshua Primo

13. Indiana Pacers: Chris Duerte

14. Golden State Warriors: Moses Moody

15. Washington Wizards: Corey Kispert

16. Houston Rockets: Alperen Sengun

17. New Orleans Pelicans: Trey Murphy III

18. Oklahoma City Thunder: Tre Mann

19. Charlotte Hornets: Kai Jones

20. Atlanta Hawks: Jalen Johnson

21. Los Angeles Clippers: Keon Johnson

22. Indiana Pacers: Isaiah Jackson

23. Houston Rockets: Usman Garuba

24. Houston Rockets: Josh Christopher

25. New York Knicks: Quentin Grimes

26. Denver Nuggets: Bones Hyland

27. Brooklyn Nets: Cameron Thomas

28. Philadelphia 76ers: Jaden Springer

29. Brooklyn Nets: Day'Ron Sharpe

30. Memphis Grizzlies: Santi Aldama

Second Round

31. Washington Wizards: Isaiah Todd

32. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

33. Los Angeles Clippers: Jason Preston

34. New York Knicks: Rokas Jokubaitis

35. New Orleans Pelicans: Herbert Jones

36. New York Knicks: Miles McBride

37. Charlotte Hornets: JT Thor

38. Chicago Bulls: Ayo Dosunmu

39. Sacramento Kings: Neemias Queta

40. Utah Jazz: Jared Butler

41. San Antonio Spurs: Joe Wieskamp

42. Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Livers

43. Portland Trail Blazers: Greg Brown

44. Brooklyn Nets: Kessler Edwards

45. Boston Celtics: Juhann Begarin

46. Toronto Raptors: Dalano Banton

47. Toronto Raptors: David Johnson

48. Atlanta Hawks: Sharife Cooper

49. Brooklyn Nets: Marcus Zegarowski

50. Philadelphia 76ers: Filip Petrusev

51. New Orleans Pelicans: Brandon Boston

52. Detroit Pistons: Luka Garza

53. Philadelphia 76ers: Charles Bassey

54. Milwaukee Bucks: Sandro Mamukelashvili

55. Oklahoma City Thunder: Aaron Wiggins

56. Charlotte Hornets: Scottie Lewis

57. Detroit Pistons: Balsa Koprivica

58. New York Knicks: Jericho Sims

59. Brooklyn Nets: RaiQuan Gray

60. Milwaukee Bucks: Georgios Kalaitzakis

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Nets Trade Landry Shamet To Suns For No. 29, Jevon Carter

Jul 29, 2021 5:11 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns for Jevon Carter and the 29th pick.

The Nets acquired Shamet from the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason. 

Monty Williams previously coached Shamet during his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers. Shamet averaged 9.3 points on 38.7 percent shooting on three-pointers during his lone season with the Nets. 

Shamet is eligible for an extension this offseason or he will become a restricted free agent in 2022.

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Rockets 'Trending' Towards Jalen Green At No. 2, Evan Mobley To Cavaliers At No. 3

Jul 29, 2021 2:22 PM

The Houston Rockets are trending towards selecting Jalen Green at No. 2 with the Cleveland Cavaliers then selecting Evan Mobley at No. 3.

The Detroit Pistons have settled on Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick.

Cunningham, Green and Mobley have become the clear consensus top-3 during the draft process. 

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Cavaliers Would Only Trade Out Of No. 3 For 'Godfather' Offer

Jul 29, 2021 2:01 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have received significant interest from teams trading for the third overall pick and while the team is listening to offers, sources tell the Cleveland Plain Dealer that it would take a "Godfather" offer to move out of the slot.

Cade Cunningham is expected to go first to the Detroit Pistons, followed by Jalen Green to the Houston Rockets, which will make Mobley available to Cleveland. 

The Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City are motivated to move up to No. 3 from slots No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 respectively. 

The Cavaliers do have interest in adding a second pick in the top-10, though that would likely cost them Collin Sexton, Larry Nance Jr. or a 2022 first rounder. 

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Pistons Decide To Select Cade Cunningham First Overall

Jul 29, 2021 1:39 PM

The Detroit Pistons have decided to select Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick in Thursday's draft.

The Pistons also considered Jalen Green and Evan Mobley as well as various draft offers.

The Houston Rockets will select second followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 3.

Cunningham has widely been considered the best prospect in the draft though there isn't a definitive consensus with some believing the draft has three players who would be a No. 1 caliber pick in most years.

The Pistons met with Cunningham a final time on Wednesday to finalize their decision. While trade offers continue to be made, the Pistons intend to select Cunningham if they keep the pick for themselves. 

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Thunder Have Discussed Trading Up With All Five Teams Ahead Of Them

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76ers Acquire 53rd Pick From Pelicans For Cash

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Adidas Signs Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs To Endorsement Deals

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Jonathan Kuminga Signs Shoe Deal With Nike

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Cavaliers Considered Team In Top-3 Most Likely To Move Down

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Pistons Deciding On Cade Cunningham At No. 1 Could Be 'Imminent'

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Warriors Not Expected To Target Davion Mitchell At No. 7, Josh Giddey Gaining Momentum

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Draft Has 'Three No. 1 Caliber Players' In Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley

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Thunder Offer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, No. 6 To Pistons For No. 1

Jake Fischer/Bleacher Report

Grizzlies Interested In Moving Up From No. 10

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Pistons Not Fully Committed To Cade Cunningham, Still Considering Jalen Green, Evan Mobley

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Thunder Attempt To Trade Up In Draft

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Rockets 'Stonewalled' By Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs With Jalen Green Now Considered 'Lock' At No. 2

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'Extremely Surprising' If Pistons Don't Select Cade Cunningham At No. 1

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Raptors Make Pascal Siakam Available In Trade Talks

Jake Fischer/Bleacher Report

76ers Open To Trading Away 28th Overall Pick In Draft

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Teams Offering High Pick In 2021 Draft As Part Of Package To Blazers For CJ McCollum

Jason Quick/The Athletic

Only Five Teams Have Retained Their Own Second Round Pick In 2021 NBA Draft

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Kings Shop No. 9 For Players To Help Them Win Now

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Raptors, Magic Make Trade Offers To Cavaliers For No. 3

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