September 2021 Basketball Wiretap

Rockets Waive Matt Hurt From Two-Way Contract

Sep 25, 2021 10:32 AM

The Houston Rockets have waived Matt Hurt from his Two-Way contract. Hurt was signed to a Two-Way deal with Houston after going undrafted at the 2021 NBA Draft.

Hurt played two seasons at Duke. As a sophomore, he started all 24 of the Blue Devils games. The 6'9'' forward averaged 18.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He then declared as an Early Entry Candidate for the 2021 NBA Draft.

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Bucks Waive Mamadi Diakite, Sign Javin DeLaurier

Sep 25, 2021 9:38 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks waived forward Mamadi Diakite. Diakite's contract was partially guaranteed for $100,000. That amount will go on the Bucks cap sheet, unless Diakite is claimed off waivers.

Diakite started his rookie season with Milwaukee on a Two-Way contract. His deal was converted to a standard contract in late-April.

In 14 NBA appearances (one start), Diakite averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game. In the G League Bubble, Diakite averaged 18.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game for the Lakeland Magic. The Bucks did not field a G League team during the 2020-21 season.

The Bucks also signed Javin DeLaurier to a training camp contract. DeLaurier went undrafted out of Duke at the 2020 NBA Draft. He then attended training camp with the Charlotte Hornets before playing for the Greensboro Swarm in the G League Bubble. DeLaurier also spent part of the 2020-21 season playing professionally in Canada for the Niagara River Lions.

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Tags: Mamadi Diakite, Javin DeLaurier, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Official Signing, NBA Waiver

Rockets Waive Tyler Bey

Sep 18, 2021 8:55 PM

The Houston Rockets have waive forward Tyler Bey. This waiver was necessary to create the roster spot for Houston to re-sign Dante Exum. The Rockets signed Bey to a fully non-guaranteed training camp contract in late-August.

Bey spent his rookie season in 2020-21 with the Dallas Mavericks on a Two-Way contract. In 18 NBA games, Bey averaged 1.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 3.9 minutes. In 13 games in the G-League bubble, Bey averaged 15.1 points and 9.2 rebounds.

When he clears waivers, Bey will be an unrestricted free agent.

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Jazz Waive Jarrell Brantley

Sep 16, 2021 5:06 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived forward Jarrell Brantley.

Brantley (6-7, 238, Charleston) appeared in 37 games over two seasons with Utah, averaging 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per contest, also seeing action in four postseason games.

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Cavaliers Waive Tre Scott

Sep 15, 2021 10:07 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Tre Scott.

Scott was on a fully non-guaranteed camp deal with the Cavaliers. 

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Tags: Tre Scott, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Grizzlies Waive Marc Gasol

Sep 15, 2021 11:19 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Marc Gasol.

The Grizzlies traded for Gasol from the Los Angeles Lakers last week.

Gasol is expected to return to Spain to continue his playing career.

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Damyean Dotson Waived By Cavaliers

Sep 13, 2021 11:11 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Damyean Dotson.

Dotson signed a two-year, $4 million deal before the 20-21 season with Year 2 as a non-guarantee. 

Dotson averaged 6.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 19.7 minutes over 46 games last season with the Cavaliers. 

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Thunder Waive Josh Hall

Sep 13, 2021 8:34 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder has waived forward Josh Hall.

Hall appeared in 21 games (one start) with the Thunder last season and averaged 4.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.0 minutes per game.

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Lakers Trade Marc Gasol To Grizzlies, Will Be Waived

Sep 10, 2021 2:45 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade Marc Gasol, a 2024 second round pick and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies for the draft rights to Wang Zhelin.

The deal saves the Lakers $10 million in salary and luxury tax expenditures. 

Gasol and the Grizzlies will work on a buyout and release to allow him to remain in Spain. Gasol had a $2.7 million deal for the 21-22 season.

The Grizzlies will have to release a player in order to complete this trade and they already have a deal with the Boston Celtics queued up for September 15th.

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Tags: Marc Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Jahlil Okafor Waived By Nets

Sep 9, 2021 4:47 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have waived Jahlil Okafor.

Okafor (6’10”, 270) was acquired by the Nets in a trade with the Detroit Pistons on September 4. He’s seen action in 247 games (116 starts) in six seasons with Detroit (2020-21), New Orleans (2018-20), Brooklyn (2017-18) and Philadelphia (2015-17), posting averages of 10.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 19.5 minutes per game.

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Clippers Waive Yogi Ferrell

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Spurs Waive Chandler Hutchison

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Nets Waive Alize Johnson

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