January 2022 Basketball Wiretap

Heat Waive Marcus Garrett From Two-Way; Heat Plan To Sign Kyle Guy To Two-Way

Jan 16, 2022 12:58 PM

The Miami Heat have waived guard Marcus Garrett from his Two-Way contract. Garrett will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist.

Miami plans to replace Garrett with Kyle Guy on a Two-Way contract. Guy is completing a second 10-day hardship contract with the Heat.

In six games with Miami, Guy has averaged 8.2 points on 51.4% shooting from the field, including 45% from behind the arc. Guy previously played for the Sacramento Kings on a two-year, Two-Way contract.

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Mavericks To Waive Willie Cauley-Stein, Sign Marquese Chriss

Jan 15, 2022 5:14 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are planning to waive center Willie Cauley-Stein. This move will open the roster spot necessary for Dallas to keep Marquese Chriss.

Cauley-Stein is on an expiring deal of $4.1 million. Dallas will eat that amount in dead money on their cap, unless Cauley-Stein is claimed off waivers.

This season, Cauley-Stein has played in just 18 games. He hasn't appeared in a contest for Dallas since November 27. Since that point, Cauley-Stein has been out due to personal reasons.

The Mavericks have signed Chriss to three 10-day hardship contracts. Now that Dallas no longer has any players in the health and safety protocols, they risked losing Chriss upon completion of his third 10-day deal.

The Mavs will sign Chriss to a prorated two-year, veteran minimum contract. Chriss will make approximately $3 million over the two seasons.

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Tags: Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Jazz Waive Malik Fitts From Two-Way Contract

Jan 13, 2022 4:41 PM

The Utah Jazz have waived two-way forward Malik Fitts. 

Fitts (6-8, 230, St. Mary’s) appeared in seven games for Utah this season and averaged 0.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.0 minutes per contest. 

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Lakers Sign Sekou Doumbouya To Two-Way Contract, Waive Jay Huff

Jan 12, 2022 12:49 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Sekou Doumbouya to a Two-Way contract.

The Lakers have requested waivers on Jay Huff to create a roster spot.

Doumbouya has appeared in two games with the Lakers while on a 10-day contract.

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76ers To Sign Charlie Brown To Two-Way Deal, Release Aaron Henry

Jan 11, 2022 5:12 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to sign Charlie Brown to a Two-Way contract.

The 76ers will release Aaron Henry to create space.

Brown has appeared in two games with the 76ers while on a hardship deal.

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Pelicans Sign Gary Clark To Two-Way Contract; Waive Jared Harper

Jan 9, 2022 6:05 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Gary Clark to a Two-Way contract. Clark was recently waived by the Pelicans, after they had to get back into roster compliance. Clark was signed as a replacement while Didi Louzada was on the Suspended List.

Clark has appeared in eight contests for the Pelicans this season. He's averaged 3.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

To make room for Clark on a Two-Way deal, New Orleans waived Jared Harper. Harper played just 10.5 minutes over two games for the Pelicans.

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Cavaliers To Waive Tacko Fall From Two-Way Contract; Sign Brandon Goodwin

Jan 9, 2022 4:22 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers will waive center Tacko Fall from his Two-Way contract. The Cavs will then sign point guard Brandon Goodwin to replace Fall. Goodwin is currently on a 10-Day hardship contract with Cleveland that will end on Monday.

Fall appeared in 11 games and played 59 minutes for the Cavaliers this season. The 7-foot-6 center spent the first two seasons of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics on Two-Way deals.

Goodwin is a three-year veteran who has also played for the Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks. In three games with Cleveland, the point guard has averaged 7.3 points, 4.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per contest.

The Cavs have been looking for point guard depth behind Darius Garland after losing Collin Sexton and Ricky Rubio to season-ending knee injuries. Cleveland recently acquired Rajon Rondo to back up Garland.

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Nuggets To Sign Davon Reed To Two-Way Contract

Jan 9, 2022 2:50 PM

The Denver Nuggets will sign wing Davon Reed to a Two-Way contract. Reed has impressed Denver while on three successive 10-Day hardship contracts.

The Nuggets were facing potentially losing Reed after his most recent 10-Day deal expired. With players returning from the health and safety protocols, and a handful of hopeful injury returns, Denver would eventually be unable to keep Reed long-term without a standard or Two-Way deal.

In 12 games with the Nuggets, Reed has averaged 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per contest. Denver head coach Michael Malone has praised Reed's confidence and preparedness during his time with the team.

Petr Cornelie will be waived from his Two-Way deal to open the spot for Reed. Cornelie played 38 minutes over 13 games while with the Nuggets this season.

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19 Players Have Contracts Become Fully Guaranteed; Six Waived Before Guarantee Date

Jan 8, 2022 8:32 AM

NBA contracts become fully guaranteed on January 10. However, players must clear waivers prior to January 10, making January 7 the real date to watch. This season 19 players saw their deals become fully guaranteed, while six were waived in the days leading up to the January 7 deadline.

Players whose deals became fully guaranteed:

  • Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot - Atlanta Hawks
  • DeAndre Bembry - Brooklyn Nets
  • Alfonzo McKinnie - Chicago Bulls
  • Matt Thomas - Chicago Bulls
  • Ed Davis - Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Lamar Stevens - Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Dean Wade - Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Moses Brown - Dallas Mavericks
  • Damion Lee - Golden State Warriors
  • Gary Payton II - Golden State Warriors
  • Oshae Brissett - Indiana Pacers
  • Keifer Sykes - Indiana Pacers
  • Isaiah Hartenstein - LA Clippers
  • Avery Bradley - Los Angeles Lakers
  • Austin Reaves - Los Angeles Lakers
  • Wesley Matthews - Milwaukee Bucks
  • Jaylen Nowell - Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Paul Reed - Philadelphia 76ers
  • Dennis Smith Jr. - Portland Trail Blazers

Players waived in recent days before their deals became fully guaranteed:

  • Jabari Parker - Boston Celtics
  • Denzel Valentine - New York Knicks
  • Kelan Martin - Indiana Pacers
  • DeMarcus Cousins - Milwaukee Bucks
  • Gary Clark - New Orleans Pelicans
  • Miye Oni - Oklahoma City Thunder

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Pelicans Waive Gary Clark

Jan 7, 2022 6:03 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Gary Clark.

Clark, 6-6, 225, has appeared in eight games (one start) this season with New Orleans, averaging 3.6 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting .474 from deep in 11.9 minutes per contest.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 17 players, including two two-way players.

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Celtics To Waive Jabari Parker

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Magic Sign Admiral Schofield, Waive Mychal Mulder

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Pacers Waive Kelan Martin

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Bucks To Waive DeMarcus Cousins

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Suns Waive Two-Way Player Chandler Hutchison

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NBA Voids Ryan Arcidiacono's 10-Day Contract With Knicks

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Warriors To Sign Quinndary Weatherspoon To Two-Way Contract

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Grizzlies Sign Killian Tillie To Standard Contract; Sign Tyrell Terry To Two-Way Contract

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