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Heat Assign Jarnell Stokes To D-League

Nov 24, 2015 5:12 PM

The Miami Heat have assigned forward/center Jarnell Stokes to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Stokes has appeared in two NBA games this season totaling two rebounds in four minutes of action. He was acquired by the Heat, along with Beno Udrih, from Memphis in exchange for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis earlier this season on November 10. Last season, Stokes appeared in 23 NBA Development League games (14 starts) with the Iowa Energy and averaged 15.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 32.0 minutes while shooting 61.7 percent from the field.

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Raptors Assign Delon Wright To D-League

Nov 24, 2015 1:42 PM

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have assigned guard Delon Wright to Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Raptors. Wright is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday when Raptors 905 hosts the Idaho Stampede at Hershey Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Wright has appeared in four games with the Raptors this season, totaling four rebounds in 10 minutes of action. Wright was selected 20th overall by Toronto in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Wright will continue to be included on the Raptors’ roster and will remain on the team’s inactive list.

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DaJuan Summers Named D-League Player Of The Week

Nov 23, 2015 4:39 PM

DaJuan Summers of the Westchester Knicks today was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Thursday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 22.

Summers (6-8, 240, Georgetown) averaged 25.3 points on 54.4 shooting (31-for-57), 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals to lead Westchester to a 4-0 start to the season. On Nov. 14, he tallied 30 points on 13-of-24 shooting, to go along with 11 rebounds and two assists in an 83-79 victory over the Erie BayHawks. He posted another double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, in a 107-94 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Nov. 20.

Other top performers considered include Austin’s Bryce Cotton, Bakersfield’s C.J. Wilcox, Delaware’s Sean Kilpatrick, Erie’s Melvin Ejim, Fort Wayne’s Rakeem Christmas, Idaho’s Brandon Fields, Iowa’s Cartier Martin, Los Angeles’ Manny Harris, Maine’s Jordan Mickey, Raptors 905’s Scott Suggs, Rio Grande Valley’s Raphiael Putney, Santa Cruz’s Elliot Williams and Sioux Falls’ Gregg Whittington.

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Celtics Recall Terry Rozier, James Young From D-League

Nov 21, 2015 6:47 PM

The Boston Celtics have recalled guard Terry Rozier and guard/forward James Young from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

Terry Rozier tallied 16 points on 5-10 (.500) shooting from the field, three rebounds and a game-high eight assists in 31 minutes in the Red Claws’ 112-93 victory over the Raptors 905 on November 20. Rozier has played in three matchups for Maine this season and is averaging 23.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.0 steal in 33.8 minutes per game.

Also in the win over the Raptors 905, James Young recorded a double-double with a game-high 26 points, a game-high 15 rebounds, four assists and two steals in 31 minutes. Young is averaging 20.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.7 minutes per game over four contests with Maine this season.

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Mavericks Assign Justin Anderson, Salah Mejri To D-League

Nov 21, 2015 6:31 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have assigned guard Justin Anderson and center Salah Mejri to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.

Anderson (6-6, 228) is averaging 3.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 7.4 minutes in 10 games (one start) for Dallas this season. The rookie guard scored a career-high 11 points (4-4 FGs, 1-1 3FGs, 2-2 FTs) in 15 minutes at New Orleans on Nov. 10.

The Mavericks selected Anderson with the 21st overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.

Mejri (7-2, 235) has seen action in five games for the Mavericks this year and is averaging 1.0 rebound in 3.9 minutes per game.

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Cavs Assign Joe Harris To Canton

Nov 20, 2015 2:03 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard Joe Harris to the Canton Charge.

Harris has appeared in two games for the Charge this season, averaging 26.0 points on .487 shooting, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 38.5 minutes per game.

Harris has played in four games for the Cavs this season.

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Josh Howard Joining D-League In Hopes Of NBA Return

Nov 19, 2015 10:59 AM

Josh Howard plans on joining the D-League in hopes of making a return to the NBA at the age of 35.

Howard last played in the NBA in 2012 with the Minnesota Timberwolves before he tore his ACL.

Howard signed with the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 preseason but was quickly waived.

During the 2014 Summer League, Howard played for the New Orleans Pelicans.

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D-Fenders Acquire Justin Harper

Nov 17, 2015 1:03 PM

The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired forward Justin Harper.

In a related move, the team has waived center Kentrell Gransberry.

Harper, a 6’10” forward from Richmond, spent training camp with the Brooklyn Nets and appeared in six preseason games, with averages of 9.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 19.1 minutes. Harper was drafted in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and was immediately traded to the Orlando Magic for a future 2nd round pick. Harper played in 22 games for the Magic during the 2011-12 season. In November of 2012, Harper signed with the Idaho Stampede of the NBADL and appeared in 48 games, with averages of 11.7 points, and 6.5 rebounds per game. Harper has also played professionally in France, Israel and Italy since graduating from the University of Richmond in 2011.

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Raptors Assign Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira To D-League

Nov 14, 2015 7:06 PM

The Toronto Raptors have assigned forward Bruno Caboclo and center Lucas Nogueira to Raptors 905, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Raptors. Both players are expected to be in uniform Saturday for the first game in Raptors 905 history when the club visits the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Caboclo made his NBA season debut Wednesday at Philadelphia going scoreless in one minute. He appeared in eight games with the Raptors last season totaling 10 points, two rebounds and 23 minutes. He saw action in seven NBA D-League contests in 2014-15 with Fort Wayne, averaging 3.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 8.9 minutes. 

Nogueira has appeared in two games this season with the Raptors, recording three points, one block and one steal in five minutes. In six games with Toronto last season, he totaled six points, 11 rebounds and 23 minutes. He also played in four NBA D-League games in 2014-15 with Fort Wayne, averaging 8.2 points, 10.0 rebounds and 20.1 minutes. 

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Thunder Assign Josh Huestis To D-League

Nov 14, 2015 7:04 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forward Josh Huestis to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League.

Huestis spent last season with the Blue where he appeared in 44 games (43 starts) and averaged 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.57 blocks (13th in NBADL) in 33.1 minutes per game.

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Joe Harris Assigned By Cavaliers To Canton
Joe Harris has played in four games for the Cavs this season.

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Hawks Assign Lamar Patterson To Austin
Lamar Patterson has appeared in seven games for Atlanta this season.

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Celtics Assign Terry Rozier To D-League
Terry Rozier is averaging 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game over five contests with the team this year.

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Jonathon Simmons Recalled From D-League By Spurs
Jonathon Simmons has yet to appear in a game this season for San Antonio or Austin.

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D-League Could Reach 30 Teams Within Next Five Years
There are currently 19 D-League teams and that number will increase to 22 for 16-17 with the Hornets, Nets and Bulls adding teams.

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Bulls To Own D-League Team In Chicago Suburbs
The Bulls' D-League teams will play its home games at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

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K.J. McDaniels Assigned By Rockets To D-League
K.J. McDaniels has played in three games this season for the Rockets.

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Jimmer Fredette Signs With Pelicans
Jimmer Fredette spent last season with the Pelicans and was cut in the preseason by the Spurs.

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Wolves Have No D-League Plans Yet For Tyus Jones
Tyus Jones is currently the Wolves' fourth point guard.

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Long Island Nets To Become Brooklyn's D-League Team
The Nets become the record 12th NBA team to fully own and operate its NBA D-League affiliate, while the NBA D-League expands to a record 21 teams for the 2016-17 season.

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Jimmer Fredette Turned Down European Offers For Shot With D-League's Knicks
Jimmer Fredette has joined Westchester of D-League and hopes to become the Knicks' 15th man later this season.

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76ers Trade Rights To J.P. Tokoto To Thunder, Will Join D-League's Blue
J.P. Tokoto didn't make the 76ers' regular season roster.

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Jeff Ayres, Fredette, Perry Jones Picked In Top-3 Of D-League Draft
Jeff Ayres was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 D-League Draft by the Idaho Stampede.

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Raptors 905 Acquire Sim Bhullar From Reno For Ricky Ledo
Sim Bhullar was born and raised in Toronto.

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Magic Waive Keith Appling, Jordan Sibert
After clearing waivers, Keith Appling and Jordan Sibert will join the Magic's D-League team, the Erie Bayhawks.

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Raptors 905 Hire Tim Lewis, Nathaniel Mitchell, David Gale As Assistant Coaches
Jesse Mermuys has finalized his coaching staff with the Raptors 905.

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Pacers Acquire Fort Wayne May Ants Of D-League
The Mad Ants become the 10th D-League team to be wholly owned by an NBA franchise.

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Santa Cruz To Host D-League Showcase From Jan. 6-10
The 19-game Showcase will run over five days, from Jan. 6-10, 2016, and feature the league’s 19 teams playing two regular-season games apiece.

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Peja Stojakovic Hired By Kings For Front Office Position
Peja Stojakovic also will be the general manager of the Reno Bighorns, the Kings' NBA Development League affiliate.

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Chris Jent Named Head Coach Of Baskersfield Jam
Chris Jent joins the Jam organization after spending the 2013-14 season and the beginning of the 2014-15 season as Michael Malone’s lead assistant with the.

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