Basketball Wiretap

Lakers To Sign Shaq Harrison, Tristan Thompson; Waive Davon Reed

Apr 9, 2023 11:57 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers are doing some roster shuffling on the final day of the NBA regular season. The Lakers will sign Shaq Harrison and Tristan Thompson. To create the space to add the two players, Los Angeles will waive Davon Reed. The Lakers already had one roster spot open.

Harrison is coming off a five-game stint with the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 8.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.2 assists in 24 minutes per game with the Blazers.

Thompson has not played in the NBA this season. He split last season between the Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls. Thompson was previously teammates with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Reed was acquired by the Lakers at the trade deadline. That deal saw Los Angeles send Thomas Bryant to the Denver Nuggets.

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Grizzlies Waive Kennedy Chandler; Sign Kenneth Lofton Jr To Multi-Year Deal; Sign Jacob Gilyard To Two-Way

Apr 8, 2023 2:02 PM

With Steven Adams likely to miss the playoffs, the Memphis Grizzlies are making a series of moves to fortify their roster. The Grizzlies, as do all NBA teams, face a Sunday deadline for any roster shuffling to be completed.

Memphis is signing forward Kenneth Lofton Jr. to a multi-year standard contract. Lofton has appeared in 23 NBA games this season while on a two-way contract with the Grizzlies and Memphis Hustle of the G League. In 30 G League games, Lofton averaged 22.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals.

Adding the 6-foot-8 forward will give the Grizzlies some additional frontcourt depth for the playoffs. This also keeps Lofton in Memphis into next season, as opposed to him being a restricted free agent this summer.

To clear the roster space to sign Lofton, Memphis is waiving Kennedy Chandler. The 6-foot guard was signed to a four-year contract worth $7.1 million before this season. That deal included $1.7 million in guaranteed money for next season and $2 million in guaranteed salary for the 2024-25 season.

Memphis will round out their roster moves by signing Jacob Gilyard to fill their open two-way spot. in 49 games with the Memphis Hustle of the G League, Gilyard averaged 8.6 points, 8.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

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Pelicans Waive Dereon Seabron From Two-Way

Apr 6, 2023 8:45 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Two-Way guard Dereon Seabron.

Seabron, 6-7, 180, appeared in five games off the bench this season with New Orleans. Originally signed to a two-way contract on September 9, Seabron appeared in 28 games (25 starts) with the Pelicans’ G League affiliate, the Birmingham Squadron, averaging 17.8 points, 5.1 assists, and 4.8 rebounds in 33.3 minutes per contest.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 16 players, including one Two-Way player.

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Blazers To Sign Jeenathan Williams, Waive Ryan Arcidiacono

Apr 1, 2023 1:42 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have been eliminated from postseason contention. As such, Portland has shut down some of their veteran players. Now, the Blazers are pivoting to looking at younger players.

As part of that pivot, Portland is waiving veteran guard Ryan Arcidiacono. The Trail Blazers are signing guard Jeenathan Williams out of the G League on a two-way contract.

The 6-foot-5 Williams averaged 12.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the G League. Williams shot 52% from the field, including 43% on three-pointers.

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Pacers Waive Trevelin Queen

Mar 29, 2023 3:51 PM

The Indiana Pacers have waived guard Trevelin Queen.

Queen appeared in seven games with the Indiana Pacers, averaging 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10.0 minutes per game.

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