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Nuggets Recall Erick Green From D-League

Jan 25, 2015 10:25 PM

Erick Green has been recalled from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League by the Denver Nuggets.

Green played two games for the Mad Ants this season averaging 21 points and 3.0 assists per game.  

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D-Fenders Acquire Jamaal Franklin

Jan 21, 2015 4:53 PM

The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired guard Jamaal Franklin via a successful waiver claim.

In a related move, the D-Fenders have waived guard Naadir Tharpe.

Franklin was selected with the 41st overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2013 NBA Draft. In 21 games for the Grizzlies in 2013-14, Franklin tallied 1.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.7 minutes per game. The Moreno Valley, California native played 16 games for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in 2013-14, averaging 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 28.1 minutes per game. This season, Franklin played 26 games in China for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, averaging 28.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.9 steals in 33.8 minutes per game. On November 26, 2014, Franklin scored 53 points, connecting on 19-of-29 attempts in a 120-112 victory for the Lions.

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Cavaliers Assign Joe Harris To Canton

Jan 20, 2015 6:38 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard Joe Harris to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team.

Harris has played in 33 games (one start) for the Cavs this season, averaging 2.9 points in 11.5 minutes per game.

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Tyrus Thomas Signs 10-Day Contract With Grizzlies

Jan 20, 2015 5:38 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Tyrus Thomas to a 10-day contract.

Thomas returns to the NBA after a brief stint in the D-League.

Thomas hasn't played in the NBA since the 12-13 season with the then Charlotte Bobcats.

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Future D-League Showcase Could Be Played In Vegas

Jan 20, 2015 3:23 PM

The D-League is considering hosting next year's Showcase to Las Vegas.

It has been hosted in a D-League city as a marketing tool with Santa Cruz the host this past weekend.

“It’s one that we’re exploring,” D-League commissioner Malcolm Turner said. “It’s too early to say whether or not that is a strong possibility, but I think there are a lot of reasons why we would find it an attractive market to go to. Obviously that would work counter to … our teams hosting the Showcase. But Vegas is an interesting market for a lot of reasons.

“With NBA summer league in Vegas, we’ve had very good and strong experiences in Vegas. And certainly logistically and infrastructure wise, clearly that’s an easy box to check versus potentially some of the markets where we’re playing the D-League clearly there are some logistical hurdles. Las Vegas is set up to host big and significant events. That takes a lot of that (those hurdles) off the table.”

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Archie Goodwin Named D-League Showcase MVP

Jan 20, 2015 12:04 PM

Archie Goodwin was named MVP of the D-League Showcase.

2015 NBA D-League Showcase First Team:

Earl Barron, Bakersfield Jam

Vander Blue, Los Angeles D-Fenders

Lorenzo Brown, Grand Rapids Drive

Clint Capela*, Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Archie Goodwin*, Bakersfield Jam

2015 NBA D-League Showcase Second Team:

Bryce Cotton, Austin Spurs

Chris Johnson, Rio Grande Valley Vipers

James Michael McAdoo, Santa Cruz Warriors

Arinze Onuaku, Canton Charge

CJ Wilcox*, Fort Wayne Mad Ants

2015 NBA D-League Showcase Third Team:

Andre Dawkins, Sioux Falls Skyforce

Tim Frazier, Maine Red Claws

JaMychal Green, Austin Spurs

Quincy Miller, Reno Bighorns

Willie Reed, Grand Rapids Drive

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Tyrus Thomas In Talks With Grizzlies On 10-Day Contract

Jan 20, 2015 10:22 AM

Tyrus Thomas and the Memphis Grizzlies are engaged in serious discussions on a 10-day contract.

Thomas is attempting to return to the NBA after nearly a two-year absence.

Thomas is currently in the D-League with the Iowa Energy, averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds in 26.5 minutes over two games.

The Grizzlies recently had 10-day contract offers turned down by forward JaMychal Green and James Michael McAdoo, who signed with the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, respectively.

Thomas is making $9.3 million from the final year of his Bobcats contract and had a cyst removed from his spinal cord during surgery last March.

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Andre Emmett Named D-League Player Of The Week

Jan 19, 2015 7:56 PM

Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ forward Andre Emmett has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 12 – Sunday, Jan. 18. 

Emmett (6-5, 224, Texas Tech) led Fort Wayne to a 2-0 record last week and averaged 28.5 points on .550 shooting (22-of-40), to go along with 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.5 assists and 1.0 block. On Jan. 13, he compiled 33 points, five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals to lead the Mad Ants to a 153-131 victory over the Reno Bighorns. Fort Wayne, the defending D-League Champions, has won seven consecutive games and stand atop the Central Division with a 15-10 record.

For the season, Emmett is averaging 20.2 points on .525 shooting, to go along with 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 25 games.

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Celtics Considering Andre Dawkins For 10-Day Contract

Jan 19, 2015 4:18 PM

The Boston Celtics are considering signing Andre Dawkins to a 10-day contract.

Dawkins will meet with the Celtics this week after his strong performance in the D-League Showcase.

Dawkins is averaging 22.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists over 11 games for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

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Bryce Cotton Rejects Overtures Abroad To Continue Pursuit Of NBA

Jan 18, 2015 10:49 PM

In order to continue his pursuit to the NBA out of the Development League, Austin’s Bryce Cotton has rejected overtures from teams in Italy, Turkey and Belgrade and has remained persistent in staying the course, sources told RealGM.

Cotton – a 40-point, 11-rebound, three-assist performer in Austin’s comeback win during the D-League showcase on Saturday – is under consideration for several NBA teams for a potential call up. Nevertheless, the 22-year-old remains without a deal.

After going unselected in last June’s NBA Draft, Cotton joined the San Antonio Spurs on a free-agent deal and went to summer league and training camp with them. He was waived out of camp in October and then entered the D-League with the Spurs’ affiliate.

Cotton is averaging 21 points, five rebounds and five assists in 23 games for the season.

Cotton played his college basketball at Providence as a sharpshooting, tough-minded player at six-feet tall. He averaged 21.8 points as a senior.

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Bulls, Pistons, Wizards, Clippers Express Interest In Damion James
The Bulls, Pistons, Wizards and Clippers have expressed interest in Damion James, a league source told RealGM on Sunday.

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James Michael McAdoo Agrees To Sign 10-Day Contract With Warriors
James Michael McAdoo also considered a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.

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James Michael McAdoo Considering 10-Day Contract With Warriors, Grizzlies
James Michael McAdoo is also weighing interest from other clubs.

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Spurs To Sign JaMychal Green To 10-Day Contract, Cut Austin Daye
JaMychal Green was participating in the D-League Showcase with Austin.

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Quincy Miller Agrees To Sign With Kings
Quincy Miller has been playing on the Bighorns of the D-League and sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania he will sign with the Kings.

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Larry Drew II To Sign 10-Day Contract With 76ers
Larry Drew has played for the Sioux Falls SkyForce in the NBA D-League this season.

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Pistons Assign Spencer Dinwiddie, Gigi Datome To D-League
The Pistons have assigned Spencer Dinwiddie and Gigi Datome to the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA D-League.

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Clippers To Sign Dahntay Jones Instead Of Darius Miller To 10-Day Contract
Dahntay Jones, 34, had been playing in the D-League for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

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Jabari Brown Named D-League Player Of The Week
For the week, Jabari Brown averaged 32.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

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Glen Rice Jr. Signs With Rio Grande Valley In D-League
The Vipers have acquired guard/forward Glen Rice, Jr.

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Jazz To Sign Elliot Williams To 10-Day Contract
Elliot Williams has been in the D-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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JaMychal Green Named D-League Player Of The Month For December
For the month, JaMychal Green averaged 24.5 points on 56 percent (90-of-160) shooting to go with 11.3 rebounds.

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Tim Frazier Named D-League Player Of The Week
Tim Frazier led Maine to a 3-0 week and averaged 20.7 points on .629 shooting (22-for-35), to go along with 10.7 assists, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals.

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Rockets Reassign Nick Johnson To Rio Grande Valley
Nick Johnson has played 17 games for the Rockets this season.

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Bruno Caboclo Recalled By Raptors From D-League
Bruno Caboclo played just three games for the Mad Ants this season, where he averaged 4.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in his 13 minutes of action.

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Jazz Assign Toure' Murry To Stampede
Toure' Murry averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.3 steals in 31.5 minutes of play.

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Suns Recall Ennis, Goodwin, Warren From Jam
The Suns have recalled Tyler Ennis, Archie Goodwin and T.J. Warren from the Bakersfield Jam.

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Pistons Assign Spencer Dinwiddie To D-League
Spencer Dinwiddie has appeared in eight games for the Pistons this season averaging 3.0 points and 12.4 minutes per game.

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Hornets Recall Noah Vonleh From D-League
Noah Vonleh played two games for the Mad Ants this season averaging 7.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

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D-Fenders Acquire Jarvis Varnado From Energy
Jarvis Varnado appeared in 45 NBA D-League games for Sioux Falls and Iowa, making 44 starts and averaging 14.3 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in 31.1 minutes per game.

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