Basketball Wiretap

Norris Cole Receive $700k Offer From Maccabi Tel Aviv

Aug 14, 2017 11:56 AM

Norris Cole has received an offer of $700,000 from Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Cole played 13 games last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Cole previously played for the New Orleans Pelicans in 15-16.

David Pick

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J.J. Hickson, Dominique Jones Sign With Jiangsu Tongxi

Aug 11, 2017 11:04 PM

J.J. Hickson and Dominque Jones  have agreed to sign with Jiangsu Tongxi in China.

Hickson played in China last season with Fujian, averaging 24.5 points, 13.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

Hickson last played in the NBA in 15-16 with the Washington Wizards.

David Pick

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David Blatt Continues To Seek NBA Return

Aug 9, 2017 2:16 PM

David Blatt continues to pursue a return to the NBA. Blatt was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers midway through his second season with the franchise. The Cavaliers went on to win the 2016 Finals.

“I have an end game and that end game is that I would really like to go back to the NBA,” Blatt told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

“There were no changes in the NBA this year from a coaching standpoint and my real goal is to try next year to get back into the league as a head coach. It may happen and it may not happen. But I wanted to leave that door open for myself if the opportunity arises.”

Blatt turned down a three-year offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv to remain with Darussafaka for another season.

“With my long and very good relationship with Maccabi, I just felt that it wouldn’t be right on my part to take over a program that really needs a long term commitment and overhaul and then after one year, if I decide to, take advantage of an option and leave for the NBA,” explained Blatt.

“I don’t think that is what the program needs. I didn’t feel good about that. I thought about it very seriously, but in my mind it was a decision to step away from what my end game goal was. The idea of coming back to Maccabi obviously interested me greatly, but ultimately I decided that I wasn’t willing to give up on that dream just yet. If it happens that will be justified and if it doesn’t happen at least I was honest with myself about going after it.”

Blatt was a finalist a year ago for openings with the Knicks, Rockets and Kings.

“Sometimes you can be right there and at the last moment you don’t get it and that’s life,” said Blatt. “That is the realistic and competitive environment of trying to get a job of that nature. There is no guarantee.”

Allon Sinai/Jerusalem Post

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Ty Lawson Agrees Upon $2.4M Deal With Shandong

Aug 9, 2017 10:31 AM

Ty Lawson has agreed to sign with the Shandong Golden Stars on a one-year deal worth $2.4 million net. Lawson's deal could hit $3 million with bonuses. 

Lawson spent last season with the Sacramento Kings.

Lawson bounced around during the 15-16 season, playing for the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers following his trade by the Denver Nuggets.

David Pick

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Terrence Jones Agrees Upon Two-Year, $2M Deal With Qingdao

Jul 31, 2017 5:57 PM

Terrence Jones has agreed upon a two-year, $2 million deal with Qingdao.

Jones spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks.

Jones had a PER of 16.1 last season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Terrence Jones, Qingdao, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Jamaal Franklin Signs Two-Year, $4M Deal With Sichuan

Jul 30, 2017 9:45 AM

Jamaal Franklin has agreed upon a two-year, $4 million deal with Sichuan in China.

Franklin pursued an NBA return this offseason. Franklin last played in the NBA in 14-15 with the Denver Nuggets.

Franklin averaged 33.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists in China last season.

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Tags: Jamaal Franklin, Sichuan Blue Whales, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Jarnell Stokes Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Zhejiang Chouzhou

Jul 26, 2017 4:21 PM

Jarnell Stokes has agreed upon a one-year deal with Zhejiang Chouzhou in China.

Stokes played two games last season with the Denver Nuggets.

Stokes averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25.1 minutes in Summer League.

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