Basketball Wiretap

OJ Mayo To Continue Career In Egypt

Dec 7, 2022 9:38 AM

O.J. Mayo is set to continue his basketball career in Egypt. Mayo is reportedly joining Zamalek SC of the Egyptian Basketball Super League, according to reports out of Egypt.

The 35-year-old guard hasn't appeared in an NBA game since 2016 with the Milwaukee Bucks. Mayo was then suspended indefinitely for a drug violation. He was eligible for reinstatement prior to the 2018-19 season.

Since leaving the NBA, Mayo has played for teams in Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Japan, China and Russia. He was most recently with UNICS Kazan in Russia. In 26 games with UNICS last season, Mayo averaged 5.5 points in 13.7 minutes per game.

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Tags: O.J. Mayo, Zamalek SC, International, International Signing Rumor, International Teams

Greg Monroe Signs Deal With Shanxi In China

Dec 7, 2022 9:21 AM

Greg Monroe has signed a deal with the Shanxi Loongs in China. This deal will take Monroe through the remainder of the CBA season.

Monroe appeared in 14 games with four different NBA teams last season. Monroe was called up several times on COVID hardship callup deals with the Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards, before finishing the season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In his 10-year NBA career, Monroe has averaged 13 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He's also played for Bayern Munich in Germany and Khimki in Russia during his career.

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Tags: Greg Monroe, Shanxi Zhongyu, International, International Teams, International Official Signing

NBA Paid Just $138k To Acquire Streaming Rights To Victor Wembanyama Games

Nov 25, 2022 9:28 AM

The NBA paid just €133,000 ($138,000) to acquire the rights to stream all of Victor Wembanyama's games this season via NBATV worldwide with the exception of France.

“A sum that seems derisory compared to the budget of the NBA”, underlined Wembanyama’s club, Metropolitans 92, which asked according to the French newspaper Le Parisien. 

Wembanyama is widely expected to be the top overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft.

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Tags: Victor Wembanyama, Boulogne-Levallois, NBA, International, International Teams

Taiwanese Teams Looking To Sign Isaiah Thomas, Enes Freedom

Nov 15, 2022 1:14 AM

Taiwanese teams are reportedly looking to sign Isaiah Thomas and Enes Freedom, according to Marc Stein of Substack.

It was also reported over the weekend that a Taiwanese team is hoping to sign Carmelo Anthony.

The rumors come on the heels of Dwight Howard signing with the Taoyuan Leopards last week.  

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Tags: Isaiah Thomas, Enes Freedom, International, International Signing Rumor

Taiwanese Team Hopes To Sign Carmelo Anthony

Nov 13, 2022 7:23 PM

Dwight Howard recently signed with the Taoyuan Leopards in Taiwan's T1 League. Soon, a familiar face could join Howard in Taiwan.

The Tainan TSG GhostHawks are hoping to sign Carmelo Anthony to a contract for this season. GhostHawks head coach Liu Meng-chu said that the team's ownership had greenlit making an offer to Anthony.

The 19-year NBA veteran is a free agent after his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers expired last summer. Several teams have been rumored to have interest in signing Anthony, but nothing has come to fruition as of yet.

The T1 League is starting their second season of professional basketball in Taiwan. There are six teams spread throughout the country. The Leopards and GhostHawks finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively, in the league's first season in 2021-22.

Huang Chiao-wen and James Lo/Focus Taiwan

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, International, International Signing Rumor

Dwight Howard Signs With Taoyuan Leopards In Taiwan

Nov 8, 2022 1:14 AM

Dwight Howard signed with Taiwan's Taoyuan Leopards on Monday.

The 37-year-old played with the Lakers last season, averaging 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. 

The former first overall pick has played 18 seasons in the NBA, averaging 15.7 points and 11.8 rebounds throughout his career. 


Tags: Dwight Howard, International, International Official Signing