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Ra'Shad James Agrees To Sign With Cedevita Zagreb

Aug 28, 2016 1:39 PM

Ra'Shad James has agreed to sign with Cedevita Zagreb.

James played last season in the D-League for the Westchester Knicks, averaging 16.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 27.7 minutes per game.

James averaged 14.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 20.7 minutes over five Summer League games with the Bucks.

David Pick

Tags: Ra'Shad James, KK Zagreb, NBA, D-League, International, International Teams

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Abdel Nader Agrees To Deal With Red Claws

Aug 22, 2016 4:28 PM

Abdel Nader has committed to signing a contract in the D-League with the Maine Red Claws.

Nader received significant offers in Europe as well.

Nader played for the Celtics in Summer League after he was the 58th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Iowa State.

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Tags: Abdel Nader, Boston Celtics, Maine Red Claws, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Coby Karl Hired By D-Fenders As Head Coach

Aug 18, 2016 1:22 PM

Coby Karl has been hired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders as head coach.

Karl previously was an assistant coach of the Westchester Knicks.

Karl is the son of George Karl and played intermittently in the NBA.

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Tags: Los Angeles D-Fenders, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Reno Bighorns Holding Open Tryouts In Late August

Aug 15, 2016 9:33 PM

The Reno Bighorns will hold open tryouts in Reno on Saturday, Aug. 27 and in Sacramento on Sunday, Aug. 28.

Players will compete to earn an invitation to the Bighorns' training camp in early November.

Members of the Bighorns and Sacramento Kings' staff will be in attendance to evaluate players.

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Tags: Sacramento Kings, Reno Bighorns, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Raptors 905 Holding Open Tryout

Aug 15, 2016 1:38 PM

Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, announced Monday it will hold an open tryout for potential invitations to the team’s training camp in November. The tryout will be Saturday, September 10 starting at 9 a.m. at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport on the west side of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, 100 Devonshire Place.

Players interested in participating in the open tryout can register online at Raptors905.com.

Participants that register and submit payment before September 5, 2016 will have access to early bird pricing of $225 plus applicable taxes. After September 5, 2016 and on the day of the tryout, the full registration fee of $275 plus applicable taxes will be applied.

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Tags: Toronto Raptors, Raptors 905, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Baron Davis Still Pursuing NBA Comeback

Aug 15, 2016 10:54 AM

Baron Davis continues to pursue a comeback to the NBA.

“Nah, I’m trying to get back to the NBA,” Davis said when asked if he's preparing for one more season in the D-League. “The real thing.”

Davis hasn't played in the NBA for four seasons after suffering a torn ACL and MCL with the Knicks.

Davis played six games last season with the 76ers' D-League affiliate, averaging 12.8 points in 22 minutes per game. Davis has since been working out and playing in some Drew League games in hopes for a camp invite.

“It’s full circle. I came to The Drew with big dreams as a kid, and now I have a goal again,” Davis said. “I just feel like I have something left to give. When I don’t, I’ll hang it up and stay away for good. But right now there’s something there.”

Jesse Dougherty/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Baron Davis, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

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Trevor Cooney Agrees To Deal With Nets' D-League Team

Aug 15, 2016 10:31 AM

Trevor Cooney has agreed to a deal with the Long Island Nets of the D-League.

Long Island is the D-League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets.

Cooney went undrafted out of Syracuse after averaging 13.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 36.4 minutes per game as a senior.

Cooney didn't participate in Summer League.

David Pick

Tags: Trevor Cooney, Brooklyn Nets, Long Island Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Misc Rumor

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Rasheed Sulaimon Agrees To Camp Deal Hornets

Aug 8, 2016 10:22 AM

Rasheed Sulaimon has signed a camp deal with the Charlotte Hornets and will play in the D-League.

Sulaimon went undrafted out of Maryland.

David Pick

Tags: Rasheed Sulaimon, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

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Jerry Stackhouse Expected To Be Named Head Coach Of Raptors 905

Aug 1, 2016 8:06 PM

Jerry Stackhouse is expected to be named head coach of the Raptors 905 of the D-League.

Stackhouse was an assistant coach under Dwane Casey this past season with the Toronto Raptors. Jesse Mermuys left the 905 after one season at the helm to take an assistant coach position with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving a vacancy in Mississauga.

The Toronto Raptors used their expansion D-League team a lot last season as Anthony Bennett, Bruno Caboclo, Delon Wright, Lucas Nogueira and Normal Powell combined for 77 games played in Mississauga.

Stackhouse coached the Raptors' Summer League team this year.

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Tags: Toronto Raptors, Raptors 905, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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D-League Increases Salaries For 16-17 Season

Jul 15, 2016 8:15 PM

For the past couple seasons the salary structure in place for the D-League has consisted of tiers. There were three tiers of salaries: $13,000 (C), $19,000 (B) and $25,500 (A) and each team had a salary cap of $173,000 on top of that.

 

For the 16-17 D-League season, there will only be two tiers for salaries as the “C” has been eliminated. The new salary levels will be $19,500 (B-Level) and $26,000 (A-Level) and the salary cap will rise to $209,000.

Adam Silver and D-League commissioner Malcolm Turner have been working in conjunction to build the league to 30 teams and when that point comes, there is a belief that salaries could be tripled to remain competitive.

D-League call ups made nearly $5 million in salary last season so the chance for a payoff is present.

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Keith Appling Arrested For Bringing AK-47 To Strip Club
Keith Appling played for the Erie BayHawks in the D-League this past season.

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Stokes, Blue, Stepheson Headline 2016 D-League First Team
Jarnell Stokes is joined by Erick Green (Reno Bighorns), Vander Blue (Los Angeles D-Fenders), Alex Stepheson and Jeff Ayres.

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Axel Toupane Named D-League's Most Improved Player
Axel Toupane played in 32 games for Raptors 905 this season, averaging 14.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steals.

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Jarnell Stokes Named D-League MVP
Jarnell Stokes played in 28 games (all starts) for the Skyforce this season, averaging team highs of 20.6 points and 9.3 rebounds.

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Damon Jones Joins Cavs' Coaching Staff For Playoffs
Damon Jones is currently an assistant with the Canton Charge of the D-League.

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DeAndre Liggins Named D-League Defensive Player Of The Year
This is the second such honor for DeAndre Liggins, who also earned the award in 2013-14 with Sioux Falls.

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Suns Purchase Bakersfield Jam, Will Relocate Team To Arizona
The Bakersfield Jam has served as the Suns' single-affiliate NBA D-League team the past two seasons.

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Quinn Cook Named D-League Rookie Of The Year
Quinn Cook led the Charge to a 31-19 season by averaging team highs of 19.6 points and 5.4 assists to go with 3.9 rebounds in 43 games.

Briante Weber To Sign Three-Year Deal With Heat
For the D-League season, Briante Weber averaged 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

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Jarnell Stokes Named D-League Player Of The Month
Jarnell Stokes averaged 20.8 points on 65.5 percent shooting to go with 8.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals.

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Will Cumming Named D-League Player Of The Week
Will Cummings led Rio Grande Valley to a 3-0 week, averaging 22.7 points on 52.4 percent shooting to go with 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals.

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Idaho Stampede Relocating To Salt Lake City
The Salt Lake City Stars will play their home games at Salt Lake Community College.

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Montrezl Harrell Suspended Five Games For Shoving Referee
Montrezl Harrell was on a D-League assignment by the Rockets.

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D.J. Stephens Named D-League Player Of The Week
D.J. Stephens led Iowa to a 3-0 week, averaging 24.7 points on 61.4 percent shooting to go with 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals.

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76ers Sign Christian Wood To 10-Day Contract, Waive Sonny Weems
Christian Wood has appeared in 32 games with the Sevens this season, averaging a team-high nine rebounds to go with 17 points.

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Terrico White Named D-League Player Of The Week
Terrico White helped Bakersfield to a 2-1 week, averaging 29.7 points (tied for fourth) on 62.1 percent shooting to go with 7.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals.

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Boban Marjanovic, Jonathon Simmons Assigned To D-League
Boban Marjanovic will make his second appearance with Austin, where he is averaging 25.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 blocks in 26.5 minutes while shooting .793 from the floor in two games.

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Spurs Assign Jonathon Simmons To D-League Ahead Of Warriors' Rematch
Jonathon Simmons is averaging 5.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 14.0 minutes in 48 appearances this year with San Antonio.

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Tim Frazier To Sign 10-Day Contract With Pelicans
The Pelicans have been granted an injured player exception and plan on signing Tim Frazier to a 10-day deal.

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Henry Sims Expected To Sign 10-Day Contract With Nets
Henry Sims has been playing for Grand Rapids of the D-League.

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