Basketball Wiretap

Al Jefferson Signs In China

Jul 7, 2018 5:59 PM

Al Jefferson has signed a deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the CBA, according to Zhang Duo.

The Indiana Pacers waived Jefferson at the start of the 2018 offseason.



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Joffrey Lauvergne Declines $1.6M Player Option With Spurs, Will Sign With Fenerbahce

Jun 29, 2018 6:40 PM

Joffrey Lauvergne has declined his $1.6 million player option for the 18-19 season.

According to Ismail Senol of beIN Sports, Lauvergne will sign with Fenerbahce.

Lauvergne signed a two-year deal with the Spurs in 2017.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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David Blatt Hired By Olympiacos As Head Coach

Jun 27, 2018 11:27 AM

David Blatt has agreed to a two-year contract to become head coach of Olympiacos.

Blatt last coached Turkish club Darussafaka Istanbul.

Blatt was head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2014 until early 2016.

Stavros Barbarousis/EuroHoops

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Exec On Luka Doncic's Floor/Ceiling: Joe Ingles/6'8 Steve Nash

Jun 19, 2018 5:49 PM

A Western Conference official had an interesting perspective in trying to articulate his opinion on the floor and ceiling of Luka Doncic.

“At worst he’ll be as good as Joe Ingles,” said the executive. “And at best, Doncic might be a 6-foot-8 Steve Nash.”

Doncic has been one of the most divisive prospects in the draft with the good teams reportedly loving him and the bad teams hating him.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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