December 2011 Basketball Wiretap

Hornets Waive Lance Thomas

Dec 31, 2011 1:52 PM

The New Orleans Hornets announced that they have requested waivers on forward Lance Thomas.

Thomas, a Duke University product, appeared in two regular season games, averaging 0.5 points. In two preseason games (both starts), he averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.

The Hornets roster now stands at 14.

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Grizzlies Waive Brian Skinner

Dec 29, 2011 6:43 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies waived Brian Skinner, Chris Wallace announced on Thursday.

Skinner (6-9, 255), who originally signed with Memphis on Dec. 10, appeared in one regular season game with the Grizzlies, logging four minutes on Dec. 26 at San Antonio.

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Knicks Claim Jeremy Lin

Dec 27, 2011 10:21 AM

The Knicks have claimed Jeremy Lin off waivers.

Lin was waived by the Rockets to make room to sign Samuel Dalembert.

Golden State waived Lin earlier in the offseason in order to sign DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet.

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Hornets Waive Jerome Dyson

Dec 25, 2011 12:10 PM

The Hornets announced today that they have requested waivers on guard Jerome Dyson.

Dyson, a University of Connecticut product, played in one preseason game with the Hornets, scoring five points in seven minutes of action.

The Hornets roster now stands at 15.

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Thunder Buyout Nate Robinson

Dec 24, 2011 6:42 PM

The Thunder bought out the contract of Nate Robinson on Saturday, according to his agent Aaron Goodwin, the day before the NBA 2011-12 season tips off.

Terms weren't disclosed but Robinson was scheduled to make $4.5 million for 2011-12. The Thunder needed to settle with him before the season to open his roster spot.

Robinson is expected to clear waivers and will be a free agent.

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Spurs Waive Frank Hassell, Luke Zeller

Dec 24, 2011 6:37 PM

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have waived forward Frank Hassell and center Luke Zeller.

Hassell appeared in two preseason games, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 10.0 minutes.

Zeller saw four minutes of action vs. Houston on Dec. 21 handing out two assists.

The roster now stands at 13.

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Heat Waive Eddie House

Dec 24, 2011 12:10 PM

The Heat have waived guard Eddie House.

The move was announced by the team Saturday and lowered Miami's roster to 15 players.

House played in 56 games last season and averaged 6.5 points on 39.9 percent shooting.

South Florida Sun Sentinel

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Wolves Cut Bonzi Wells

Dec 24, 2011 11:40 AM

The Timberwolves have waived veteran guard Bonzi Wells.

Wells has not appeared in an NBA game since 2008.

He spent the past two years playing in China and Puerto Rico and came to Wolves camp hoping to revive his career. Wells had a history with Wolves coach Rick Adelman, and Adelman brought him in to give his younger players some guidance during training camp.

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Robinson Near Buyout Agreement With Thunder

Dec 24, 2011 11:31 AM

Oklahoma City is close to completing a buyout of guard Nate Robinson's contract and the seven-year veteran is likely to become a free agent as soon as Saturday morning.

Robinson is on the books for $4.5 million in the final year of his contract, but he opted to stay in his native Seattle during training camp and the preseason rather than endure a second season on the Thunder bench.

Robinson's agent, Aaron Goodwin, and Thunder general manager Sam Presti had been working toward a mutual agreement in recent weeks and it appears a resolution is being finalized.

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Grizzlies Rescind Qualifying Offer To Hamed Haddadi

Dec 23, 2011 10:10 AM

Hamed Haddadi is still trying to obtain a work visa, and he's also looking for an NBA contract.

Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace confirmed Thursday that the team withdrew its $2 million qualifying offer from Haddadi, a 7-footer who hails from Iran.

The move makes Haddadi, 26, an unrestricted free agent. He can sign with any NBA team without the Griz having a right to match offers.

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Pietrus, Suns Reach Buy-Out Agreement
Mickael Pietrus will become a free agent after clearing waivers.

Paul Coro/Arizona Republic

Nets Waive Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds last season.

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Stephen Graham Waived By Nets
Stephen Graham averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 59 games last season.

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Knicks Claim Steve Novak Off Waivers
Steve Novak was waived this week by the Spurs.

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Earl Barron Waived By Blazers
Earl Barron appeared in two games with Portland in 2010-11.

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Spurs Officially Waive McDyess
San Antonio had hoped Antonio McDyess would reconsider his decision to retire.


Hornets Waive David Andersen
David Andersen has been waived by New Orleans.

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Bulls Waive Jannero Pargo
Jannero Pargo signed with the Bulls last season but did not appear in a game.

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Brandon Roy Clears Waivers, Expected To Remain Retired
Brandon Roy is technically a free agent, but he is expected to remain permanently retired.

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Kings Make Successful Bid On Travis Outlaw
The Kings have claimed Travis Outlaw off amnesty waivers.

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Baron Davis Clears Waivers
Baron Davis has cleared waivers and will become a free agent.

Alan Hahn/Newsday

Warriors Awarded Ish Smith Off Waivers
The Golden State Warriors have been awarded guard Ish Smith off waivers.

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Bulls Waive Keith Bogans
The Chicago Bulls announced that the team has waived guard Keith Bogans.

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Blazers Officially Amnesty Brandon Roy
The Portland Trail Blazers have requested waivers on guard Brandon Roy and designated him as the team's amnesty player.

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Travis Outlaw Amnestied By Nets
Travis Outlaw was signed by the Nets during the offseason of 2011.

Press Release

Blazers Use Amnesty On Brandon Roy
Portland had to use their amnesty waiver on Brandon Roy in order to sign Jamal Crawford to the mid-level exception.

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Cavaliers Amnesty Baron Davis
Baron Davis is currently dealing with a back issue, but is expected to sign with the Knicks if he clears amnesty waivers.

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Grizzlies Waive Ish Smith
Ish Smith averaged 2.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists on .374 shooting in 10.3 minutes in 43 total games.

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Suns Waive Dowdell
Zabian Dowdell scored five points per game (12.2 mpg) in 24 appearances last season.

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Clippers Make Successful Bid On Billups
Chauncey Billups had preferred to become a free agent, which would have allowed him to sign with either the Lakers or Heat.

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