Basketball Wiretap

Victor Wembanyama Named French League All-Star Game MVP

Dec 30, 2022 11:06 AM

Victor Wembanyama was named MVP of the French league's All-Star Game on Thursday.

Wembanyama scored 27 points to go with 12 rebounds and four assists as the All-Star France team won 136-128 against the All-Star World team.

Wembanyama is leading the French league with averages of 22.9 points and 9.6 rebounds. 


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G League Officials Insist Scoot Henderson Will Play Again This Season

Dec 27, 2022 5:55 PM

Scoot Henderson hasn't played in a game since November 18th after spending three weeks in concussion protocol following a nasal fracture. Henderson missed the G League Winter Showcase, which is one of the most widely attended events for NBA decision-makers.

Some executives indicated they would be surprised if Henderson plays in another game this season considering he's all but assured of being a top-3 pick.

But G League Ignite officials show down that thinking and insist he will play again soon.

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Knicks Penalized 2025 Second Round Pick For Jalen Brunson Tampering

Dec 21, 2022 3:16 PM

The New York Knicks have been penalized their 2025 second round pick due to the NBA's investigation into tampering surrounding the Jalen Brunson signing.

The league found that the Knicks engaged in free agency discussions involving Brunson prior to the date when such discussions were permitted.

The Knicks have a number of ties to Brunson including his father, Rick Brunson, as well as his agent, Sam Rose, being the son of Leon Rose.

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RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The 2023 NBA Draft (Dec 2022)

Dec 13, 2022 12:56 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic and the Game Theory podcast (@Sam_Vecenie) go in-depth on the 2023 NBA Draft class.

They discuss Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson but focus more on Vecenie’s next tier of prospects plus the players who could join them with a strong season and much more.

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NBA, NBPA Have Yet To Make Progress On Eliminating Age Limit For Draft

Dec 5, 2022 3:11 PM

The NBA and NBPA have yet to make progress on eliminating the age-limit rule as part of its next collective bargaining agreement.

The current rule states that players must be one year removed from high school graduation and turning 19 in the calendar year of the draft. 

There are significant hurdles that would need to be resolved in order to change the rule.

Adam Silver has gone on record preferring the rule be changed.

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NBA To Allow Teams To Scout High School Players At Key Events

Dec 5, 2022 3:09 PM

The NBA will begin to allow teams to attend several key high school events featuring many of the best non-draft eligible players in America.

The NBA is responding to a desire that team front offices have long had to gain greater access to evaluate elite prospects prior to entering college.

Shaedon Sharpe, Mitchell Robinson and Darius Bazley are three players who sat out their season before being draft-eligible. 

Scouts want to evaluate these types of players earlier in their careers.

The three events that have now been certified for scouts to attend are the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas in mid-December; the Spalding HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts in mid-January; and the Geico Nationals in Fort Myers, Florida in late March.

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