Basketball Wiretap

Suns Waive Frank Kaminsky

Apr 7, 2022 5:10 PM

The Phoenix Suns have waived Frank Kaminsky.

Kaminsky has been limited to nine games this season due to a stress reaction in his left knee.

The Suns will enter the playoffs with homeport advantage throughout. 

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Nets Waive James Johnson, Convert Kessler Edwards From Two-Way To Standard Contract

Apr 7, 2022 2:26 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have waived James Johnson.

Johnson appeared in 62 games for the Nets this season, averaging 4.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 19.2 minutes.

Brooklyn is creating a roster spot to convert Kessler Edwards from a Two-Way to a standard contract in order to make him eligible for the playoffs.

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Cavaliers Waive RJ Nembhard

Apr 7, 2022 2:08 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guard RJ Nembhard.

Nembhard (6-5, 200) appeared in 13 games this season for the Cavaliers as well as 15 games (14 starts) with the Cleveland Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively-owned and operated NBA G League team. With the Charge, Nembhard averaged 24.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 37.5 minutes. Nembhard went undrafted in 2021 after playing four seasons at Texas Christian University where he averaged 9.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 26 minutes per game. 

Nembhard originally signed a two-way contract with the Cavaliers on Oct. 16, which was later converted to a standard NBA contract on March 31.

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Thunder Sign Melvin Frazier Jr. To Two-Way Contract, Waive Olivier Sarr

Apr 6, 2022 5:10 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Melvin Frazier Jr. to a Two-Way contract.

Frazier (6-6, 210) split the 2021-22 season between the G League Iowa Wolves and Oklahoma City Blue, appearing in 50 games (36 starts) and averaging 13.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.46 steals in 30.2 minutes per game.

Oklahoma City waived Olivier Sarr in a related move.

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Pacers Converting Terry Taylor, Duane Washington Jr To Standard Contracts

Apr 6, 2022 10:41 AM

The Indiana Pacers are converting both of their Two-Way players, Terry Taylor and Duane Washington Jr. to standard contracts. Indiana has an open roster spot with Justin Anderson's 10-day contract coming to an end, and the Pacers will reportedly waive Keifer Sykes to create the second roster spot.

Taylor has been one of the NBA's more unique players this year. As a 6'5'' wing, Taylor has shot 62.9% from the field this season. He's averaged 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds over 31 games with the Pacers, while rarely taking a shot outside of the paint.

Washington has also been a find for Indiana. With several players out due to injuries, Washington has become a key backup guard. He's averaged 9.6 points and hit 36.6% of his three-pointers in 46 games for the Pacers this season.

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Pistons Sign Braxton Key To Two-Way; Waive Chris Smith

Apr 3, 2022 9:11 PM

The Detroit Pistons continued some end-of-year roster shuffling, even after signing Carsen Edwards to a two-year deal. Detroit waived Chris Smith from his Two-Way contract and replaced him with Braxton Key. Key had recently completed a 10-day contract with the Pistons.

Smith did not appear in a game with Detroit during his rookie season. He spent the year rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered while in his senior year at UCLA. Smith then suffered a second ACL surgery during the rehab process, which would keep him out into next season, as well.

Key appeared in five games with Detroit while on his 10-day deal. In 20.4 minutes per game, Key averaged 6.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.

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