Basketball Wiretap

Thunder Sign Olivier Sarr To Two-Way Contract

Feb 13, 2023 4:02 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed forward/center Olivier Sarr to a Two-Way Contract.
Sarr (6-11, 240) has appeared in four games this season for the Thunder’s G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue, and averaged 11.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.50 blocks in 20.9 minutes per game. During the 2021-22 season, Sarr saw action in 22 games (two starts) for the Thunder and averaged 7.0 points on 57.4 percent shooting to go along with 4.2 rebounds in 19.1 minutes per game. 

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Tags: Olivier Sarr, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Mavs To Pursue Justin Holiday If Bought Out By Rockets

Feb 13, 2023 1:41 AM

The Dallas Mavericks will look to sign Justin Holiday should he get bought out by the Houston Rockets, sources told Marc Stein of Substack.

The Rockets have previously agreed to buyouts with John Wall and Danny Green.

The Mavs were reportedly looking to sign Terrence Ross, though Ross is now rumored to be joining the Suns after a buyout. 

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Tags: Justin Holiday, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor

Magic Waive Patrick Beverley

Feb 13, 2023 1:38 AM

The Orlando Magic officially waived Patrick Beverley on Sunday.

Beverley was acquired along with a second-round pick at the trade deadline for Mo Bamba. 

The Magic are currently negotiating a buyout with Terrence Ross and may waive R.J. Hampton

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Warriors Approve Four-Team Trade Before Sunday Deadline

Feb 12, 2023 6:36 PM

The Golden State Warriors approved the four-team trade that sees them acquire Gary Payton II ahead of Sunday's 9:30 PM ET deadline.

Golden State found a core muscle injury when completing Payton's physical. That put the trade in jeopardy of being finalized. The Warriors are reportedly working the NBA, as they believe the Portland Trail Blazers withheld key medical information during the process of completing the four-team trade.

Once pushed through, Golden State will acquire Payton and two second-round picks. The Atlanta Hawks will acquire Saddiq Bey, while the Detroit Pistons will acquire James Wiseman. The Portland Trail Blazers will acquire Kevin Knox and five second-round picks.

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Tags: Gary Payton II, Kevin Knox, Saddiq Bey, James Wiseman, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Spurs To Waive Stanley Johnson

Feb 12, 2023 5:27 PM

The San Antonio Spurs are waiving forward Stanley Johnson. Johnson was signed to a rest-of-season contract by San Antonio in mid-December.

In 30 appearances with the Spurs, Johnson averaged 5.8 points in 15.6 minutes per game. Johnson has also played with the Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Pelicans, Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers in his eight-year career.

Johnson is reportedly hoping to catch on with a contender. Several playoff contenders have open roster spots following post-trade deadline buyouts and waivers.

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Tags: Stanley Johnson, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Waiver

Magic May Waive RJ Hampton

Feb 12, 2023 3:23 PM

The Orlando Magic are considering a buyout or straight waiver for guard R.J. Hampton. Orlando has already agreed to buy out veterans Patrick Beverley and Terrence Ross.

The Magic declined Hampton's fourth-year rookie scale team option. That signaled that the guard's time with the team was likely growing short.

Orlando acquired Hampton in a 2021 trade deadline deal that sent Aaron Gordon to the Denver Nuggets. After playing over 20 minutes in his first year-plus with the Magic, Hampton's playing time has fallen off in his second full season in Orlando.

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Tags: R.J. Hampton, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Danny Green Near Agreement With Cavaliers

Feb 12, 2023 3:10 PM

Veteran wing Danny Green is nearing agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers for a rest of the season contract. Green is finalizing a buyout from the Houston Rockets to free him up to join Cleveland.

The Cavaliers had searched for a wing on the trade market. They Cavs will now add a veteran with championship experience in Green.

Green was traded to the Rockets from the Memphis Grizzlies at last week's trade deadline. That trade saw Luke Kennard head to the Grizzlies and Eric Gordon land with the LA Clippers.

Green also drew interest from the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns. The Suns are reportedly adding Terrence Ross in the coming days. Ross recently reached a buyout agreement with the Orlando Magic.

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Tags: Danny Green, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor

Warriors Working With NBA On Way To Complete Trade For Gary Payton II

Feb 12, 2023 2:44 PM

The Golden State Warriors are working with the NBA on a way to complete a four-team trade involving Gary Payton II.

The Warriors want to preserve their rights to pursue recourse on how the Portland Trail Blazers shared Payton's medical information. 

There is a 9:30 p.m. ET deadline on the Warriors to make a final decision on Payton's physical and the fate of the trade.

A Golden State physical revealed that Payton would be out for a significant part of the remaining season.

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Tags: Gary Payton II, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

Zion Williamson Aggravates Hamstring Injury, Out Multiple Weeks Post-ASG

Feb 12, 2023 2:42 PM

Zion Williamson aggravated his hamstring injury and will likely miss multiple weeks after the All-Star break.

Williamson had already been ruled out for the All-Star Game, but was expected to return soon after the break.

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Tags: Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Injury

Danny Green Agrees To Buyout With Rockets, Deal Expected With Cavs

Feb 12, 2023 12:47 PM

Danny Green and the Houston Rockets have agreed to a buyout.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are nearing an agreement with Green.

The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns also were interested in Green.

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Tags: Danny Green, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Terrence Ross To Sign With Suns Following Buyout

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Payton Pritchard Was Hoping For Trade From Celtics At Deadline

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Reggie Jackson Agrees To Buyout With Hornets, Plans To Sign With Nuggets

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Paul George, Marcus Morris Lobby For Clippers To Sign Russell Westbrook

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Rob Pelinka Describes Lakers' Deadline As 'Pre-Agency'

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James Harden: I Don't Look Like The Crazy One Leaving Nets When I Did

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Pacers Waive Serge Ibaka

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Raptors Sign Joe Wieskamp To Multi-Year Contract

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Mavs Considered Frontrunners To Sign Terrence Ross After Buyout With Magic

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Jerami Grant Represented By Klutch

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Bally Sports' Parent Company To Declare Bankruptcy

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Mitchell Robinson Out Through All-Star Break


Thunder Convert Eugene Omoruyi From Two-Way To Standard Contract

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Grizzlies Pursued Mikal Bridges, OG Anunoby At Deadline

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Gary Payton II Fails Physical, Four-Team Trade Between Warriors, Pistons, Hawks In Jeopardy

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Hollinger & Duncan: Trade Deadline Extravaganza Sneak Preview

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RealGM Radio: Ben Golliver On The Trade Deadline (Feb 2023)

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Danny Green Could Receive Interest From Celtics, Cavs If Bought Out

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Russell Westbrook Open To Playing For Jazz

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Bulls Could Be Frontrunner To Sign Russell Westbrook If Bought Out

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